Revit

(211)
4.4 out of 5 stars

Revit® building design software is specifically built for Building Information Modeling (BIM), empowering design and construction professionals to bring ideas from concept to construction with a coordinated and consistent model-based approach.

Work for Revit?

Learning about Revit?

We can help you find the solution that fits you best.

Find the Right Product

Revit Reviews

Write a Review
Filter Reviews
Filter Reviews
  • Ratings
  • Company Size
  • User Role
  • User Industry
Ratings
Company Size
User Role
User Industry
Showing 211 Revit reviews
LinkedIn Connections
Revit review by <span>Christopher C.</span>
Christopher C.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Invitation from G2 Crowd
Reviewed On

Complex, Challenging, and Extremely Functional

What do you like best?

I like the 3D of Revit so much more than AutoCad and the coordination with others trades, i.e. architecture & structural. The complexity makes me feel like I am actually building something, instead of just putting lines into drawings, representing fixtures, pipes, etc.

What do you dislike?

I dislike how the flow is not quite as easy as AutoCad, and how the commands can differ so much. It's difficult to become accustomed with the difference between views and viewports in AutoCad. Not having layers in Revit, unlike AutoCad, make it challenging.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Be patient and watch many tutorials, until you get the feel of it.

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

I have been working on routing pipes through existing buildings and/or around other equipment. I have realized the value in the 3D element of Revit, compared to 2D AutoCad and how much more powerful Revit is. The automation in Revit that links everything together and makes all the sheets smart is very valuable.

Sign in to G2 Crowd to see what your connections have to say about Revit
Headshots
Revit review by <span>Nate R.</span>
Nate R.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Invitation from G2 Crowd
Reviewed On

Efficiency at the Expence of Some Creativity

What do you like best?

Incredibly efficient program. From project conception to construction documents, Revit streamlines the process of architectural design. Many features save days if not weeks of time in producing documents for construction.

What do you dislike?

At times Revit can be overly formulaic. This shackles creativity to some degree. The interface can at times be anything but intuitive, which leads to a long and arduous learning curve.

Updates seem to be going in the wrong direction. Rather than fixing issues with interface and usability, Revit is focusing on parametric modeling in an attempt to overtake other modeling programs with different focuses. This seems to be a waste of resources from my perspective. Revit should focus on what it is good at, producing construction documents and rational buildings.

Recommendations to others considering the product

At the moment, Revit is the best product out there for comprehensive architectural design, consultant collaboration, and drawing production.

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

In the architectural profession, the ability to comprehensively model a building and formulate construction documents within the same program is immensely useful. In most cases, Revit has revolutionized the speed our profession operates.

What Building Design and Building Information Modeling (BIM) solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
Revit review by <span>Josh F.</span>
Josh F.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Invitation from G2 Crowd
Reviewed On

A great drafting/modeling program for a variety of Level Of Detail needs.

What do you like best?

I find working in a 3D space to be extremely helpful in understanding what I'm drawing and how it's supposed to be laid out. Not to mention it's uses in navigating a tight space or when coordinating with other disciplines on a project. I also very much like how smart the component systems can be. For instance, if I need to move a particular pipe, duct, etc. then the pieces connected to them will automatically move with them, no more having to use a Stretch command to force everything to move together.

What do you dislike?

There are still some limitations to the software. There's still no support for importing PDFs like there is in AutoCAD. Creating custom equipment can be frustrating as the line drawing system is very limited, and doesn't always allow adjustments the way you want it to. Shared Parameters for family models can be confusing and frustrating as well when an adjustment is needed. Drawing sloped piping can be particularly tedious and difficult, ductwork even more so, as Revit clearly favors straight lines and can end up overriding any sloped systems to be straight just by making small adjustments somewhere else. Finally, there's no backwards compatibility. You can save a model to a newer version of Revit, but there is no saving to a previous version, so you have to be very careful with that.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Revit can be very useful and add a lot to what you can deliver in your project. But it can take some time to learn, and the cost of that to your company and your customers may not be what you need if you're not going to be using it consistently for projects. Also, be sure that if you are working with other disciplines in coordination, there won't be different versions used. Newer versions of Revit models can not be saved back to older versions like AutoCAD can do.

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

With Revit our drawings are being created faster, and more accurately. Though there is a learning curve to Revit, its smart systems can make drawing and refining plans easier. And as the industry moves to more 3D modeling and multi-discipline coordination to save on field work hours and materials, we're staying competitive.

Revit review by <span>Jenny M.</span>
Jenny M.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Invitation from G2 Crowd
Reviewed On

globally recognized design tool

What do you like best?

What I like best is that more than one person can be working on the file at a time. This allows architects to be coordinating with engineers and consultants simultaneously. It also allows different portions of a project to be worked on at the same time by a design team.

What do you dislike?

The default settings of the Revit are a bit lacking. Every time you open your drawing you have to reset tools which is a time waste. Some tools are intuitive but others need much more instruction. The best way to learn revit is to use it and use it often.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Go through tutorials because it has so many functions that one is probably not even aware of. Spend a lot of time exploring all the tools. It is such a powerful bit of software but majority of users only use and master a small percentage of it's capability.

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

In architecture, everyone in our firm uses it along with all of our consultants in different fields of design. We can coordinate our drawings seamlessly. It's so important to be able to see engineers drawings in comparison to the architectural drawings. Coordinate and resolve conflicts of information/design.

Revit review by <span>Abhishek D.</span>
Abhishek D.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Invitation from G2 Crowd
Reviewed On

Revit makes construction easy!

What do you like best?

Love how all the disciplines can coordinate. It allows you to look at what other disciplines are doing with their design and pick up the critical items which needs to be attributed for your own design.

What do you dislike?

Difficult to develop plugins to automate. Dynamo is still new and isn't very user friendly to let you build plugins or write script to automate tasks in revit.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely use Revit. BIM is the way forward. Reduced the liability from the contractor.

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

Revit has a big role in the construction industry. As an electrical engineer, it allows me to design, draft and coordinate everything in one location. Setting up the electrical settings in the model is easy. All the calculations can be automated and additional plugins allow to extract data for further analysis.

Makes life easier by helping in identifying potential clashes and fixes it easily. Revit is definitely way forward in the industry.

Revit review by <span>Emily H.</span>
Emily H.
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Invitation from G2 Crowd
Reviewed On

Industry Wide Standard for Architecture

What do you like best?

Revit is fully integrated - it is easy to get all trades involved in the project. Our firm has architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design in house and it is super productive to have the model opened by everyone at the same time working on different aspects. Coordination time is cut in half with model sharing with engineers and consultants. Using other autodesk softwares (like navisworks) is incredibly helpful, as teams can quickly share models and run clash detection with all trades.

What do you dislike?

Revit is a little dense sometimes with what it wants. Buildings need to be pretty figured out before modeling them in revit makes sense. Sometimes there are too many parameters required.. I wish it was more fluid for the design process. Another dislike for revit is how hard it is to model fluid forms. It's not like AutoCAD or sketching where one can draw a wavy line and make it work. Revit has to fully understand ever piece of geometry and sometimes that gets complicated when it hasn't fully been figured out yet. It's important to know what the weaknesses are of the software and when to go to sketching or quick massing model making to show certain concepts/designs.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Using revit takes a lot of up front coordination - templates, family creation (windows, doors, project standards), but it is exceptionally rewarding to have everything held together with revit. Revit makes the most sense for firms who require coordination between multiple trades as it can handle importing other models from different sources (sketchup, CAD, revit, etc).

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

We are using revit from predesign through construction administration to get architecture projects understood, coordinated, detailed in house. We also use revit as a diving board to export models for visualization softwares as well as for energy modeling.

Kate avatar
Kate from G2 Crowd

Learning about Revit?

I can help.
* We monitor all Revit reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. Validated reviews require the user to submit a screenshot of the product containing their user ID, in order to verify a user is an actual user of the product.