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Revit Alternatives & Competitors

(652)4.5 out of 5

Looking for alternatives to Revit? Tons of people want Building Design and Building Information Modeling (BIM) Software to help with textures, shading, and lighting. What's difficult is finding out whether or not the software you choose is right for you. We have compiled a list of Building Design and Building Information Modeling (BIM) Software that reviewers voted best overall compared to Revit. Based on reviewer data you can see how Revit stacks up to the competition, check reviews from current & previous users, and find the best fit for your business. SketchUp, Archicad, MicroStation, and Blender are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Revit.

Top Alternatives to Revit

  • SketchUp
  • Archicad
  • MicroStation
  • Blender
  • Vectorworks Architect

Top 20 Alternatives & Competitors to Revit

    #1
    #1
  1. SketchUp

    (465)4.4 out of 5

    SketchUp is friendly and forgiving 3D modeling software

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  2. SketchUp is friendly and forgiving 3D modeling software

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    Tayler K.
    TK
    -SketchUp is the simplest drawing and modeling tool with easy straight forward and clear interface and it has online training documents. -High capabilities on file exchanging with other compatible...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Revit, SketchUp is:

    Easier to set up
    More usable
    Easier to admin
    #2
    #2
  3. Archicad

    (102)4.5 out of 5
    Optimized for quick response

    GRAPHISOFT ignited the Building Information Modeling revolution in 1984 with the release of Archicad, the industry-first BIM software for architects and designers. Developed by architects, for architects, Archicad offers an award-winning design suite with 2D and 3D drafting, visualization and other BIM functions from the planning phase through construction to facilities management.

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  4. GRAPHISOFT ignited the Building Information Modeling revolution in 1984 with the release of Archicad, the industry-first BIM software for architects and designers. Developed by architects, for architects, Archicad offers an award-winning design suite with 2D and 3D drafting, visualization and other BIM functions from the planning phase through construction to facilities management.

    Categories in common with Revit:

    PL
    First, Archicad is fast. I currently use Revit in an large professional office and use AC for my side projects on a Mac. The standard navigation, especially in 3D, like other's have mentioned, is a...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Revit, Archicad is:

    Slower to reach roi
    Easier to set up
    Easier to admin
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    #3
    #3
  5. MicroStation

    (234)4.0 out of 5

    MicroStation is a modeling environment explicitly for the architecture, engineering, construction, and operation of all infrastructure types including utility systems, roads and rail, bridges, buildings, communications networks, water and wastewater networks, process plants, mining, and more. MicroStation can be used either as a software application or as a technology platform.

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  6. MicroStation is a modeling environment explicitly for the architecture, engineering, construction, and operation of all infrastructure types including utility systems, roads and rail, bridges, buildings, communications networks, water and wastewater networks, process plants, mining, and more. MicroStation can be used either as a software application or as a technology platform.

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    Jason C.
    JC
    Efficient & effective. I can generate complex forms I need in 3D in only a fraction of the time it takes with AutoCAD.

    Reviewers say compared to Revit, MicroStation is:

    Slower to reach roi
    More usable
    #4
    #4
  7. Blender

    (162)4.5 out of 5

    Blender is an open source 3D creation suite that supports the 3D pipeline, modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing, and motion tracking, video editing, and game creation.

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  8. Blender is an open source 3D creation suite that supports the 3D pipeline, modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing, and motion tracking, video editing, and game creation.

    Categories in common with Revit:

    UA
    I like the automatic learning index managing with blender software, because its open source configuration allows to set up data download demonstration activations, 3D dimensional graphics...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Revit, Blender is:

    Easier to set up
    Easier to do business with
    Better at support
    #5
    #5
  9. Vectorworks Architect

    (110)4.3 out of 5

    Vectorworks, Inc. is a global design and BIM software developer serving over 650,000 professionals in the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries. Since 1985, we’ve been committed to helping designers capture inspiration, nurture innovation, communicate effectively and bring their visions to life. With our cross-platform software, designers can build data-rich, visual models without sacrificing the design process, while collaborating efficiently throughout the project life-cycle. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, Vectorworks is a part of the Nemetschek Group. Learn how we empower designers to create experiences that transform the world

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  10. Vectorworks, Inc. is a global design and BIM software developer serving over 650,000 professionals in the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries. Since 1985, we’ve been committed to helping designers capture inspiration, nurture innovation, communicate effectively and bring their visions to life. With our cross-platform software, designers can build data-rich, visual models without sacrificing the design process, while collaborating efficiently throughout the project life-cycle. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, Vectorworks is a part of the Nemetschek Group. Learn how we empower designers to create experiences that transform the world

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    Emily K.
    EK
    I like how architectural objects are ready to use, unlike revit, vectorworks gives more design freedom and less constraints. Also the rendering built-in works great! Other programs or plug-ins are...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Revit, Vectorworks Architect is:

    Easier to set up
    Easier to do business with
    Easier to admin
    #6
    #6
  11. DataCAD

    (64)4.8 out of 5

    DataCAD is a professional-level CADD program for architectural design, presentation, and construction document creation.

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  12. DataCAD is a professional-level CADD program for architectural design, presentation, and construction document creation.

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    Debra Rucker C.
    DC
    Originally developed by architects, it's been a cost-effective solution for my 2D CAD design for almost 30 years! You upgrade when you want to. Being a small company, the customer support (although...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Revit, DataCAD is:

    More usable
    Easier to set up
    Better at support
    #7
    #7
  13. ALLPLAN

    (23)4.4 out of 5

    Allplan Architecture is object-oriented 3D design software. Allplan Architecture supports architects and designers from presentation of the initial draft to the production of working drawings and detailed design layouts, as well as construction cost planning.

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  14. Allplan Architecture is object-oriented 3D design software. Allplan Architecture supports architects and designers from presentation of the initial draft to the production of working drawings and detailed design layouts, as well as construction cost planning.

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    Mózer T.
    MT
    I like the structure of the program, and the freedom to open different drawings (editable and non-editable) at the same time. The drawings can be used as reference or as primary file. The platform...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Revit, ALLPLAN is:

    More usable
    Better at support
    #8
    #8
  15. Lumion

    (54)4.5 out of 5

    Lumion is a software that creates videos, images and 360 panoramas for architect.

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  16. Lumion is a software that creates videos, images and 360 panoramas for architect.

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    MB
    Lumion helps create semi-realistic renderings with less time than other methods.

    Reviewers say compared to Revit, Lumion is:

    Easier to set up
    More usable
    Better at support
    #9
    #9
  17. Vectorworks Designer

    (73)4.4 out of 5

    Vectorworks, Inc. is a global design and BIM software developer serving over 650,000 professionals in the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries. Since 1985, we’ve been committed to helping designers capture inspiration, nurture innovation, communicate effectively and bring their visions to life. With our cross-platform software, designers can build data-rich, visual models without sacrificing the design process, while collaborating efficiently throughout the project life-cycle. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, Vectorworks is a part of the Nemetschek Group. Learn how we empower designers to create experiences that transform the world

    Categories in common with Revit:
  18. Vectorworks, Inc. is a global design and BIM software developer serving over 650,000 professionals in the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries. Since 1985, we’ve been committed to helping designers capture inspiration, nurture innovation, communicate effectively and bring their visions to life. With our cross-platform software, designers can build data-rich, visual models without sacrificing the design process, while collaborating efficiently throughout the project life-cycle. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, Vectorworks is a part of the Nemetschek Group. Learn how we empower designers to create experiences that transform the world

    Categories in common with Revit:

    SC
    The capacity to integrate design features between architecture, landscape architecture. mechanical engineering and urban design, not to forget the rendering capabilities of rendtrworks. The...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Revit, Vectorworks Designer is:

    Easier to set up
    More usable
    Better at support
    #10
    #10
  19. Cinema 4D

    (116)4.6 out of 5

    Cinema 4D Studio is the very best that MAXON has to offer for professional 3D artists. If you want to create advanced 3D graphics but need a helping hand to ensure you create jaw-dropping graphics quickly and easily, then this is the choice for you.

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  20. Cinema 4D Studio is the very best that MAXON has to offer for professional 3D artists. If you want to create advanced 3D graphics but need a helping hand to ensure you create jaw-dropping graphics quickly and easily, then this is the choice for you.

    Categories in common with Revit:

    UA
    I think the interface is very user friendly and you can achieve good results easily. It's pretty good to model preliminary sketchs but also good to render final images. So, you have a good work...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Revit, Cinema 4D is:

    Easier to set up
    More usable
    Easier to admin
    #11
    #11
  21. Tekla Structures

    (31)4.6 out of 5

    Tekla Structures is the most constructible structural software for BIM. With it, you can create, combine, manage and share accurate multi-material 3D models full of construction information.

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  22. Tekla Structures is the most constructible structural software for BIM. With it, you can create, combine, manage and share accurate multi-material 3D models full of construction information.

    Categories in common with Revit:

    DD
    EVERYTHING. I have used SDS/2 and Revit Structural and neither compare to Tekla. The modeling is smooth and easy. There is a large community "warehouse" where you can go get items that have been...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Revit, Tekla Structures is:

    Easier to do business with
    More usable
    Easier to admin
    #12
    #12
  23. Vectorworks Landmark

    (13)4.5 out of 5

    Vectorworks, Inc. is a global design and BIM software developer serving over 650,000 professionals in the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries. Since 1985, we’ve been committed to helping designers capture inspiration, nurture innovation, communicate effectively and bring their visions to life. With our cross-platform software, designers can build data-rich, visual models without sacrificing the design process, while collaborating efficiently throughout the project life-cycle. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, Vectorworks is a part of the Nemetschek Group. Learn how we empower designers to create experiences that transform the world

    Categories in common with Revit:
  24. Vectorworks, Inc. is a global design and BIM software developer serving over 650,000 professionals in the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries. Since 1985, we’ve been committed to helping designers capture inspiration, nurture innovation, communicate effectively and bring their visions to life. With our cross-platform software, designers can build data-rich, visual models without sacrificing the design process, while collaborating efficiently throughout the project life-cycle. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, Vectorworks is a part of the Nemetschek Group. Learn how we empower designers to create experiences that transform the world

    Categories in common with Revit:

    UA
    Intuitive, video training, support, constant growth

    Reviewers say compared to Revit, Vectorworks Landmark is:

    Better at support
    More usable
    Better at meeting requirements
    #13
    #13
  25. OpenBuildings Designer

    (2)4.0 out of 5

    OpenBuildings Designer is a single building information modeling (BIM) software application for multi-discipline teams.

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  26. OpenBuildings Designer is a single building information modeling (BIM) software application for multi-discipline teams.

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    UC
    This Application is very Use full for large scale Project.
    #14
    #14
  27. Corona Renderer

    (12)4.7 out of 5

    Corona Renderer is an integrated solution for selected 3D applications. It's both biased and unbiased renderer that's capable of outputting photorealistic visuals.

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  28. Corona Renderer is an integrated solution for selected 3D applications. It's both biased and unbiased renderer that's capable of outputting photorealistic visuals.

    Categories in common with Revit:

    UW
    It's totally free and you can have a try for 45 days with unlimited sources, you can even do commercial projects running the demo and the brand allows it. It is top quality and a great option in...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Revit, Corona Renderer is:

    More usable
    Better at support
    #15
    #15
  29. SolidWorks Electrical 3D

    (20)4.5 out of 5

    SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D enables you to place electrical components and use SOLIDWORKS routing technology to automatically interconnect electrical design elements within a 3D model. 2D schematics and 3D models are synchronized bi-directionally in real time so any changes are automatically updated

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  30. SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D enables you to place electrical components and use SOLIDWORKS routing technology to automatically interconnect electrical design elements within a 3D model. 2D schematics and 3D models are synchronized bi-directionally in real time so any changes are automatically updated

    Categories in common with Revit:

    Roger C.
    RC
    A good 3D design platform, has a comfortable representation, the use tools are complex and efficient, because it has a unique technology. I have always been characterized by using the entire line...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Revit, SolidWorks Electrical 3D is:

    More usable
    Better at support
    Better at meeting requirements
    #16
    #16
  31. V-Ray

    (62)4.4 out of 5

    Chaos Group provides state of the art rendering solutions for architectural, VFX, film, media and entertainment, automotive design, and other industries.

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  32. Chaos Group provides state of the art rendering solutions for architectural, VFX, film, media and entertainment, automotive design, and other industries.

    Categories in common with Revit:

    UA
    Realistic interior views in architecture

    Reviewers say compared to Revit, V-Ray is:

    Easier to set up
    Easier to admin
    Better at meeting requirements
    #17
    #17
  33. Matterport

    (20)3.7 out of 5

    Matterport's 3D media platform lets you create, navigate, modify & share interactive 3D & virtual reality spaces for multiple industries incl real estate, travel, AEC.

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  34. Matterport's 3D media platform lets you create, navigate, modify & share interactive 3D & virtual reality spaces for multiple industries incl real estate, travel, AEC.

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    NA
    Great seamless system & visual product. Matterport interface is easy to use and provides a good user experience. Great options to tag virtual spaces and functionality to drop in media links.

    Reviewers say compared to Revit, Matterport is:

    Slower to reach roi
    Easier to set up
    Easier to admin
    #18
    #18
  35. The Wild

    (33)4.7 out of 5
    Optimized for quick response

    The Wild is a collaboration platform for designers to create and share immersive experiences. The Wild enables design teams to experience their work together from anywhere, in real-time, on any virtual or augmented reality device.

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  36. The Wild is a collaboration platform for designers to create and share immersive experiences. The Wild enables design teams to experience their work together from anywhere, in real-time, on any virtual or augmented reality device.

    Categories in common with Revit:

    AC
    It's really easy to use, you don't need to ve a developer or a 3D expert to interact with the platform.

    Reviewers say compared to Revit, The Wild is:

    Better at support
    Easier to do business with
    Easier to set up
    #19
    #19
  37. Modo

    (55)4.5 out of 5

    MODO is your starting point for creative exploration.

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  38. MODO is your starting point for creative exploration.

    Categories in common with Revit:

    Jack W.
    JW
    For architecture, Modo offers the ability to model more freely than typical CAD tools like Rhino, Sketchup, and Revit. The ability to visualize the design quickly and export physics based...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Revit, Modo is:

    Easier to set up
    Better at support
    More usable
    #20
    #20
  39. Edificius

    (2)5.0 out of 5

    Edificius allows great freedom with custom Working Drawing layouts and import/export in standard formats such as DXF/DWG for your CAD drawings, OBJ and 3DS for your 3D models, BMP and JPG for your renders.

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  40. Edificius allows great freedom with custom Working Drawing layouts and import/export in standard formats such as DXF/DWG for your CAD drawings, OBJ and 3DS for your 3D models, BMP and JPG for your renders.

    Categories in common with Revit:

    Libor .
    L
    Very clear program interface and editing in RTBIM window