Revit Architecture and Structural
- February 16, 2021
- Posted by: Arya Haria
- Category: Design
We spoke in the last part about how Revit was a must-know to get into the world of construction, and how it has such a vast userbase. The last part highlighted Revit MEP which handled the engineering side of things, this time let’s take a look at Revit Architectural and Structural. Revit MEP handles the Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing aspects of the build, but there lots more! To manage the Civil and Architectural areas of the build, Revit Architectural and Structural comes into the picture.
Autodesk Revit Architecture is an important cornerstone of Autodesk’s global BIM software strategy to the point that it is now becoming a “must-have” CAD software technology for architectural practices, and is fast replacing traditional AutoCAD workflows. Revit Structure is Autodesk’s BIM software solution for structural engineering companies and structural engineers, that provides a feature-rich toolset helping to drive efficient design processes in a BIM (Building Information Modelling) environment, or when working with other construction disciplines using Autodesk CAD software such as Autodesk Revit Architecture and Autodesk Revit MEP.
BIM (Building Information Modelling) has gained a lot of popularity in the last few years and has now become a prerequisite while requesting a tender. While Revit is commonly associated with BIM, it’s not the same thing. BIM is a process, while Revit is a tool that assists with that process.
Benefits of using Revit Architectural and Structural
1.Get to see your Design as a 3D Model – Seeing your design as a 3D Model makes it really easy to visualize what the actual model will look like. The software is designed such that you can edit your design super fast and introduce new structures very easily without taking the pain of designing a new one every time.
2. Huge Library of Parametric Building Gizmos – Revit’s libraries are called families, and there are many of them. They contain all the information necessary to simulate real-world construction elements in the simulation. Need a chair? There’s a family for that. Need concrete paving? There’s a library for that. How about load-bearing walls made of different materials? There’s a family for that too. With Revit, there is no need to re-invent the wheel since you have it all at your fingertips.
3. Improves Teamwork – In a project, there are many different teams involved working on different aspects of the project. Hence Revit does the job of keeping everyone on the same page. Since everything can be edited and shown on the same file, all the teams and coordinate better and the work goes on very smoothly. This is not possible with AutoCAD.
4. Greater Accuracy – Due to Revit being a 3D software, there’s greater accuracy in the documentation and design of structures. In 2D software, users can often overwrite a structure’s dimensions, leading to errors in the final documentation and construction. The 3D software won’t let users overwrite the numbers, as the 3D models will prevent incorrect numbers and dimensions that would lead to an unstable structure.
In conclusion, Revit Architectural and Structural is an essential skill that anyone in the construction industry can and should learn. Check out our course on Revit Architectural and Structural here. Get Assured Internships and Job Assistance. Enroll Now!
Still at student, Arya is going to studying Mechanical Engineering at The University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. He aspires to be an entrepreneur in the future, and is an intern right now at Text and Clicks. He is very enthusiastic and hard working, and loves adventure.