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Experience intuitive Building Information Modeling (BIM) with Revit LT™ software. Produce high-quality 3D architectural designs and documentation using BIM software that uses a coordinated, model-based environment.

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Autodesk
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Autodesk software has helped designers, engineers, visual artists, students and makers imagine, design and create a better world. Advances in accessible 3D design and fabrication technology are disrupting the design, engineering and entertainment professions as we know them.
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1982
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"This is what they promised me"

What do you like best?

Revit LT and Revit finally do what I was promised that CAD would do when I entered the profession 35 years ago. Automated schedules, instant 3d modelling, true visualization of the end product.

What do you dislike?

Revit LT omits the MEP functions, which, as a sole practitioner, frequently need to be able to draw for myself. Some of the online documentation is difficult to understand

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Watch for Promo Pricing.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Quick results for multiple presentation type views of the project. I was able to generate plans, sections, and interior perspectives for a design change in just a couple of hours, where creating all those different views in standard CAD would have taken at least a full day, if not more.

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"REVIT LT it works!"

What do you like best?

It has everything you would need to create construction documents and design. It has all the fancy bells and whistles full Revit has and only differs slightly in that it does not do work sharing or creates in place models. There is a way to get around creating in places models and that's by creating a wall model which you can shape in any form you would like as well as create a family which contains all you would need to create an in-place model with just the added step of importing the family. It is all you need and all you want if you are a medium to a small firm that does not need to work on anything else besides Architecture and light structural and MEP. If you're doing MEP then yes you will need FULL REVIT or structural analysis or using Dynamo, if you are switching over as a newbie from AutoCAD then this will help you feel not as overwhelmed when learning BIM modeling.

What do you dislike?

There really isn't much to dislike. However, for the sake of constructive criticism I will make an effort to think of what I believe could be done different or better. Revit for a long time used the control tab to toggle to the previous open window which in the updated version has opted to create menu tabs to move from drawing to drawing. This is helpful yet when you would like to return to the previous sheet, say after copying a detail or note or anything for that matter and you control tab it brings you back right to the first sheet opened. Which means you have to control tab and control tab until you finally reach your sheet. No one realistically does this, I imagine most surrender and just select the menu tab yet this little extra step does create a sort of a nuisance when working at a great rhythm. If Revit could keep both it would be a better drafting experience.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It will do all you need if you are doing simple tenant improvements, moderate new construction projects that don't require intensive MEP or structural design. If you are doing design perhaps a push pull design product would best suit your needs however your model will not be intelligent such as the one Revit can produce. Transitioning from design to construction documents is fairly easy. I recommend

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Creating Construction Documents on traditional AutoCAD seemed to be a labor-intensive task since each view elevation, floorplan, and section would have to be drawing and edited individually even for a small change such as a door that is being placed where a previous window existed. BIM does solve a lot of the work that makes traditional drafting an arduous task. Revit LT allows you to use BIM at a low cost. When choosing the subscription version you also get to render using the Autodesk Cloud with an included 25 credits to use however you may please. It's a great deal if you ask me.

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"Review of Revit"

What do you like best?

I like that the software allows me to simultaneously create the floor plan while I build the model three-dimensionally. As a designer, this makes the process of designing a space quicker since I can create floor plan drawings and a three-dimensional model of the space at the same time. Also, I like the program's organization of different drawings located along the left side.

What do you dislike?

I believe that the rendering quality can be approved. Other programs, such as V-ray, typically create renderings that are a lot more realistic due to its accurate portrayal of artificial and natural light in the space and how light interacts with objects. It requires a lot of time and tweaking in order to create a convincing rendering. Also, the software requires a lot of working memory, depending on the size of the file, which often causes my computer to shut down.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would suggest that others make sure that their computers can accommodate the amount of memory needed when using Revit LT. I bought a new computer that would have been able to work along with Revit LT's memory usage, but within two years, my computer completely crashed due to the overload of memory usage. I needed to upgrade to a better processor so that it would work correctly. I wish I knew earlier what to purchase in order to be able to use Revit LT.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Revit LT has more cost-effective, streamlined BIM software than Revit. Yet, it is a bit more restricted in features. I currently create floor plans and models of existing spaces in the software and then design these spaces with 3D modeling. I create working drawings on this software in order to carry out the desired design with in the space.

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"Can't Imagine Working Without It"

What do you like best?

Revit's best quality is it's ability to represent information, and it's use of existing in 3d. Drawing something in plan and knowing it will exist in elevation and section, etc, is great and helps with understanding projects in a 3d realm. It's also incredible because multiple people can be working on the same file at once, which makes it the most integral tool to use in architecture.

What do you dislike?

Revit is not a design tool, and to be fair it is never advertised as one. It can be frustrating when it is tried to be used as such. There are also minor irritations with the program in general - specifically with groups and such, but they are things that can be worked around. There is also no backwards compatibility (but this is true of most Autodesk products).

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Takes some getting used to, but worth it. You'll find new things about revit everyday, and it can be very frustrating, but worth it as it cuts down a lot of time.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are creating buildings with Revit. It is great to be able to send out revit files to consultants (building engineers, contractors, etc) and know that everyone is seeing the same information. Benefits include

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"It's the go-to architectural drafting software for Millennials"

What do you like best?

Two key command shortcuts, white background, easy to work with multiple perspectives using tiles screens.

What do you dislike?

Cannot access structural or MEP tools or functionality within the architectural Revit Lite platform, cannot create in-place custom families.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It's the cheapest option and is offered as a monthly subscription, I recommend it for customers looking into a pilot project.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It blends the early schematic design approach of Sketchup with the CD level documentation on AutoCAD, and I can edit one model to update all views.

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"Revit in the Engineering field (design specialist)"

What do you like best?

Revit platform and interface is very unique. Once mastered the productivity on this software is unmatched by any other relevant software. Revit interface is easy to manage and easy on the eye. BIM in revit is also useful when dealing with structural design.

What do you dislike?

Revit could use a better text placement function as sometimes it turns out to be a little bit finicky to get the text how you want it to look. Allowing more freedom with hotkeys and programmable hotkeys would be a bonus.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Once mastered, can be a much more productive software than AutoCAD. Simply no other software can match up to Revit's 3D modeling.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Currently staging traffic compartments of a proposed LRT system by municipality. 3D and 2D modeling is used. 3D modeling is very smooth compared to AutoCAD and easier to manage.

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"Design"

What do you like best?

Easier to use and nice for smaller projects and companies.

What do you dislike?

Nothing - great software! Just too expensive a large files

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Revit LT is great for companies whoa re smaller and want to use BIM for the right purposes. It is not exactly like Revit, which is a much more of a complex software - but easier for smaller projects and companies. And easy to view documents faster as well!

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It helps with smaller business tackle their solutions

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"Why we use Revit LT"

What do you like best?

The price is unbeatable. You cannot get these essential tools for the same price with another program.

What do you dislike?

No complaints. Although Revit has some hurdles to get past, the price for this product makes it a no-brainer.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As a new business, Revit LT enables our firm to utilize an essential software without paying for features we don't need.

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"Mechanical design Engineer in MEP"

What do you like best?

Easy for coordinating with all services and big time saving soft ware for Design

What do you dislike?

Need high configuration system to work , need good internet connection to download and install the software.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Good design software available in market for Architecture & MEP Design

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Time saving soft ware, useful for coordinating services

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"Powerful program, yet can be difficult to learn & master. "

What do you like best?

Integration between 3D design and 2D production. Nice looking visual production & line weights.

What do you dislike?

Not a very intuitive program. Even simple tasks can turn into roadblocks that may take a long time to resolve.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Definitely requires some formal training. Is helpful to have other staff available to help beginners with the program.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The program has many benefits the BIM offers, including being able to coordinate doors with schedules, etc.

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"quality revit product"

What do you like best?

runs smoother in latest versions; many new functions added for 2016 greatly ease daily usage

What do you dislike?

I will always hate the Revit symbol menus until they make them easier to figure out wth they are for. I don't want to memorize 5,000 symbols and go through a maze of menus (that change ffs) just for the one and only tool that will do what is needed.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

good product that has improved greatly in last few years; Revit will require rethinking all process flows for training / document creation / staffing

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

team collaboration, very rapid 3d export at any given time for collaboration or client reference; full coordinated cds are far easier in revit than other products

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"Revit User of 5 Years Moderately Likes Revit LT"

What do you like best?

Most of Revit LT functions exactly the same as basic Revit. I like this because I learned to use Revit before I started using Revit LT at my current job. So far, the only part I miss is related to 3D rendering which I will describe in 'dislikes'.

What do you dislike?

For the most part, Revit LT functions the same as basic Revit. However, I do miss some of the features in Revit LT, like the in-program render abilities or the lack of decals as a function. As a design professional my clients want to see there logo's on signage or in renderings and without decals I have to Photoshop them in later.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The program perfectly suites our office and allows me to 3D model, export drawing sets for our project partners using AutoCAD and gives us the option to send RVT files to those partners using basic Revit. As an associate, it works great for me and the other designers using it in the office.

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"Almost Everything you could ask for"

What do you like best?

It has most of the capabilities of the full version of revit for WAY cheaper. Great for use in small offices where there are only 1-2 people per project and not typically having work overlap. The cloud rendering option is great and saves a lot of time.

What do you dislike?

The biggest issue I have had is with the lack of ability to model in place. For certain roof extrusion shapes or massing, LT does not allow massing in place. You have to create a new component and import into your project. Can be kind of a pain when needing specific dimensions or the ability to change as the project evolves. Also the lack of ability to run the interference check between trades can become an issue when importing numerous trades' models.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If doing a lot of modeling in place, this may not be the right product, but for most standard construction, its a great product.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The ability to use this software and still have the ability to create a whole project in 3D and still integrate the models of consultants has been great. The ability to see something in 3D with one view instead of 4 or 5 2D drawings pays for itself. The drawbacks of getting LT over the full version can be overlooked for the price.

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"Great, affordable BIM solution for a one-person operation"

What do you like best?

The selling point of Revit LT is the value. This program makes the industry-leading BIM software attainable for small or one-person design firms who otherwise couldn't afford Revit.

It's an intuitive program to learn, where you accurately model a building's structure, and produce fast renderings and construction documents.

What do you dislike?

The downside of Revit LT is that it lacks some of the features of the full Revit program - although that's the point, because they are offering a much cheaper alternative. Revit LT lacks collaboration, so only one person can work on a file at the same time. It also lacks the MEP systems tools, and some of the higher-level structural tools, so it is primarily for architects and owners.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Use the comparison matrix to determine which version of the program is best for your needs:

http://www.autodesk.com/products/revit-lt/compare/compare-revit-products

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Coordination before construction is a big selling feature of Revit LT. Also this program helps convey and sell your design to your clients, who otherwise might have a difficult time visualizing their building.

The documentation tools save time compared to a 2D or CAD-based program.

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"Good but conplex"

What do you like best?

I like the ability to solve problems in 3D that otherwise you wouldn’t have been able to see in 2D drawings.

What do you dislike?

I dislike how many things require a “workaround” instead a straight forward method of drawing or modeling something.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

There are always challenges in architecture and space design that sometimes we can just get a better idea of with a “real” view or walkthrough to improve the design.

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"Revit Review"

What do you like best?

Easy to use. Saves time. Rocks my socks. Being able to cusotmize partitions, wall assemblies is huge. gridlines save my lift all the time-same for floor elevations.

What do you dislike?

It CAN be hard to get used to, and people are hesitant to change because of that. Otherwise-NOTHING. It rocks

Recommendations to others considering the product:

suck it up and get on board already

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Simplifying proicesses-cutting drafting time down by at lleast 50%

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"Great for architect designs"

What do you like best?

I like its ease and clarity of use where anyone who opens it can easily navigate through it and perform some functions even without prior training.

What do you dislike?

Being a previous Autocad user, I dislike it's lack of flexibility in certain functions, not allowing you to easily adjust or make changes.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is very helpful and easy to use in design applications.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I work at an architecture office and we are realizing that Revit is a wonderful product to use as architects.

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"Revit LT is pretty limited compared to Revit, you would be better off with Vasari"

What do you like best?

Revit LT has a number of Simple Revit functionalities. It can help you get your feet wet with BIM and get a better understanding of what efficiencies you will gain by moving to a BIM platform.

What do you dislike?

It is missing all power features that make Revit worth implementing.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are considering Revit but don't want to make the substantial investment, Revit LT is not ideal, I would start with Vasari and graduate the Revit when ready.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

BIM model coordination

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"Revit Review"

What do you like best?

it is a great tools for 3D modeling and integrating information into it.

What do you dislike?

It is very heavy for big projects and needs a powerful computer.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Building information modeling for model validation, quantity take off, etc.

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"Simplified Revit"

What do you like best?

Runs faster than normal Revit, has architectural modeling and rendering capabilities.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes I'll run into issues where I need capabilities of normal Revit.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Affordable choice compared to the full Revit version, but lacking in capabilities.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Revit modeling at a more affordable price.

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"Great for independent contractors."

What do you like best?

Almost all of the same features as Revit but only a fraction of the cost!

What do you dislike?

Templates do not come preloaded. Cannot back save for older versions or open files created with newer versions.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

3d modeling for clients

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"3D modeling made easy with Revit LT"

What do you like best?

It is fast, efficient and creates smooth 3D models from my 2D drawings

What do you dislike?

It is not very efficient in saving projects

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Jr. Architect

Revit LT Features

  • Drawing Tools
  • Editing Tools
  • Text Editing Tools
  • 3D/solid modeling Tools
  • Rendering Tools
  • Visualizing

Revit LT User Ratings

7.6
Ease of Use
Average: 8.2*
7.4
Quality of Support
Average: 8.2*
8.3
Ease of Setup
Average: 8.4*
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