20 Years Of Revit – How It All Started

It has been precisely two decades since Revit started. It is amazing when you think about all that time. It seems only yesterday when we were defining our first walls in Revit. To have perspective, today we are going to look back in time towards 20 years of Revit evolution with companies – how it all started.

People who started it

Surprisingly enough, Revit started in the hand of younger, smaller businesses rather than big corporates.

A few small, new businesses back then chose to adopt to the new, and then-cheaper Revit. Needless to say, this raised many eyebrows back then, from the traditional big firms. But we showed them, didn’t we? They thought these smaller companies are taking a big risk, trusting their future to the this new ‘uppity’ application.

But time proved them so wrong

It took Revit only a year or two gain some traction, but once it had some momentum, they didn’t have to pause. Revit was, at that time, an unbelievably efficient new toy to build up your design, and get your data. Consultants wearing socks and sandals walked into construction company offices and proposed the idea.

The modern young architectural firms back then had a very laid-back attitude combined with a fine attention to details. The Revit Support and Training personnel who visited them were amazed by the friendly yet highly productive atmosphere. Okay, maybe some of them were not wearing socks.

The existing system

Most of those AEC companies were starting to just expand back then, 20 years ago. The common trend, at that time, were the well-known AutoCAD, Vectorworks and ArchiCAD. Most haven’t even heard of Revit – until the consultants lifted the lid.

To be honest, as far back as 2020, the majority of the AEC consortium weren’t even using 2D CAD. They were still on paper – hand-drafting was the trusted and traditional way to do stuff. Computers existed to serve as big calculators good for crunching numbers only, as far as the traditionalists were concerned. It is not like they were inefficient or worked with handicaps – they created beautiful, elegant models on paper with paste-its peppered all around them with micro-details. It was whole different era.

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Computer 3d Graphics Software Sales Market Projections 2021

Global 3D computer graphics software sales market adds a complete analysis about industry size, revenue forecast, regional spectrum of the business vertical and also elaborates about the major hurdles, challenges, and the latest growth ratio.

The 3D computer software sales market also provides information on the growth strategies and also gives an overview of the competitive landscape of the market. It also offers the valuation of the 3D computer graphics software sales industry in the period of 2020 to 2027 with the projections about the key regions and segments.

The report analyses the market trends and radical features which affect the growth of the market during the specific time frame. The report also gives an analysis of the factors which is able to limit the growth of the industry and the responsible factors. The report gives an overview of the business vertical. The report also made us aware by mentioning the challenges which the industry had to face due to the pandemic.

Competitive Landscape

3D computer graphics software sales market provides an analysis about the competitive landscape and adds a special focus on production and manufacturing value, pricing, product portfolio, gross profit margin, market position, and the financial standing. According to the report most of the companies use autodesk, blender, SketchUp, ZBrush, Maxon, FreeCAD, SpaceClaim, and 3D slash.

The product landscape of the 3D computer graphics software sales market includes Mac OS, windows and others. Application Spectrum of the 3D Computer Graphics Software Sales Market Includes Personal Office, and Commercial.

Regional Landscape

The regional landscape of the 3D Computer Graphics Software Sales market has separated into many geographical regions like North and South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East and Africa. It also provides detail information about the market share, sales channels, revenue generation, growth rate, production rate, consumption rate, market value, and many more. This report also gives a country wide analysis of the 3D Computer Graphics Software Sales market.

Regional Analysis of the 3D Computer Graphics Software Sales Market includes an assessment of the key regions:

1. North America (U.S., Canada)
2. Europe (U.K., Italy, Germany, France, Rest of EU)
3. Asia Pacific (India, Japan, China, South Korea, Australia, Rest of APAC)
4. Latin America (Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
5. Middle East & Africa (Saudi Arabia, U.A.E., South Africa, Rest of MEA)

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Dynamo Software For Revit Users

There is many software out there. Users can use any of these tools to get the best result from it. Among all these programs there is one specific program named Dynamo. It is a plug-in for Autodesk Revit. This software is an open-source visual programming language for Revit. Designers and construction professionals wrote this software. This program allows the users for typing lines of code while users also can create an algorithm that contain nodes. Readers can take an online course to learn this software

Visual Programming

By using this type of program users are able to establish visual, systemic and geometric relationship between various parts of a drawing. The whole process is the key of the designing process.

The whole workflow influences the relationship from the beginning stage to final design. This type of program allows the users for establishing a workflow through formalizing algorithm.

What can users do?

Users are able to work with enhanced BIM capabilities in Revit. Users can utilize the Dynamo and Revit to make models and analyze complex geometries automatic repetitive processes, to minimize human error, and also export data to excel files. Though the other types of file do not support by Revit. Users can make more efficient design process with the help of intuitive interface pre-made scripting libraries.

The user interface of Dynamo

This software is made of five different sections. The largest section is the workspace. In this workspace programs are processed. The five sections are:

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Autodesk Revit Time Saving Shortcuts

To prevent double clicks

Accidental clicks or unwanted double clicks can ruin the whole work or project in a second. So, to prevent that users have to go to the User Interface Tab in the option menu, then they have to customize the double click option for families. There is different type of options remain in that tab.

1. ‘Edit type’ option.
2. ‘Do nothing’ option.
3. ‘Edit family’ option.

Try to avoid free staff

Users may use various types of add in elements in BIM drawing to work smoothly but if users use this kind of free staff too much and don’t know the source, their working ability then it may be a wrong step. This staff can run the whole project and users have to spend many hours reworking it.

RevitWorks is very trustworthy resource that help the users to save time and work seamlessly. Users get a huge variety of families and libraries in the option. One good advantage of it is that it does not promote any type of particular product. RevitWork is designed particularly to help the users. This is ready to use product. Products of RevitWork are perfect for different kind of requirements and the products are ready to use anytime.


1. The products of RevitWork are set up to be re-purposed
2. The families and libraries product are logical and easy to use for the users.
3. By using this user also can save time and increase the efficiency also.
4. It gets huge amounts of positive reviews from the architects, engineers, and BIM managers.
5. RevitWork also has a free preview version.

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Top 10 Revit Best Practices

Revit is a 3D modeling tool at the core, but it is so much more. It is a BIM (Building Information Modeling) software that the users can use for VDC (virtual design and construction) and collaborate at every level. Ravit has gained a lot of popularity with time, but to truly master Revit as a pro should, here are the top 10 Revit best practices.

1 – Internal Notes

Every 3D designer worth his salt uses internal notes to keep track of the what’s what in the model and keep track of changes. A Revit professional should also be a master at using internal notes. You can also take advantage of Revit’s ability to turn text invisible to get prints of your model without deleting all the precious notes.

2 – Keyboard Shortcuts

This is a no-brainer. Your workflow speed directly depends upon how fast you are able to perform an action on the computer, and that means using the mouse less and less and doing most of your simpler work on the keyboard. There are many guides on Revit keyboard shortcuts, you should digest one thoroughly.

3 – Control the Mouse

Bad clicks and mis-taps are often the cause of catastrophes with design softwares. Unnecessary double clicks too. You should always control the impulse of clicking your mouse multiple times on something – especially when it is taking a bit of time to respond. With most things in Revit, double clicks have special meaning. Fortunately, you can change the mouse settings in the User Interface options.

4 – Scheduling

Revit is a BIM software, that means what you see on screen is merely the tip of the iceberg – there is a lot of data embedded behind every entity in there. And when you control the data, you can make it automate a lot of work for you. This is done using Schedules – when you encounter them in your Revit learning course, learn them intensely and take advantage accordingly. It will save you a lot of time and hassle.

5 – Plug-ins

Revit is already quite formidable software, but why not make it even more efficient, especially if you have some special needs? There are a lot of plugins and apps available for Revit that you can attach to the core software to increase productivity quite a lot, even make it do things it wasn’t even meant to do. However, be careful what you need and what’s just junk.

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Updated Version Of Autodesk Revit And Dynamo 2.0

Autodesk Revit

Autodesk Revit is a BIM software. This software is very helpful for architects, landscape architects, structural engineers, mechanical and electrical engineers. It was first released in 2000. This software supports 64 bit windows. Revit is used to gather all information about the building and help projects to get delivered.

1. Features
2. Generative designs
3. Parametric components
4. Worksharing
5. Schedules
6. Add ins
7. Annotation
8. Dynamo for Revit
9. Global parameters

Advanced Features to Make Architectural Design

1. Conceptual design tools
2. Point cloud tools
3. Cloud rendering
4. Analysis with insight
5. 3D based design visualisation
6. Architectural modelling
7. Multistorey stairs

Advanced Features in Structural Engineering and Fabrication

1. Physical and analytical model
2. Reinforcement detailing
3. Structural steel modeling
4. Bi directional linking with analysis
5. Dynamo for structural engineering
6. Linking with steel fabrication

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Best Architecture School Across The World In 2021

University College London (UCL)

UCL stands for University college London. It is the best university in the world for studying architecture. This university is located in London England. It is also a public research university. Interested candidates can check the official website to get know detail about the procedure.

Acceptance rate of this university is low. Tuition fee is affordable to the students. Readers can check the official website of the university to get more information. The official link of the website of this university is www.ucl.ac.uk

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

MIT stands for Massachusetts institute of technology. It is a private research university in the USA. This university was founded in 1861. This university was established then to meet the demand in the period of industrialization in the USA. This university is also known for the pattern of academics. MIT currently holds the second position in architecture.

Acceptance rate of the university is 8%. Students submit tuition fees approximately $23,000. Readers can check the official website of the university to get more information. The official link of the website of this university is www.mit.edu

Delft University of Technology

This dutch university is also known as Tu Delft. It is the oldest university of technology in the Netherlands and now achieves the 3rd position among top ten architecture universities in the world.

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Top Four BIM Software For 2021

It is a quite commonly known fact by now that BIM, or Building Information Modeling is not a software. Rather, it is a system that brings together the modeling and the construction of buildings. However, since BIM is driven by software, we have to take them in account. And what about BIM software you can use in the next year? We will today discuss the top four BIM software for 2021.

The technology and innovations in BIM are now fast becoming the standard for building construction industry. As a part of that, BIM software are being indispensable in structural design and overall VDC (Virtual Design and Construction), staying with the project throughout the entire lifecycle of it, not only during design.

Not only being excellent design software, a BIM software allows all project stakeholders to take part in the design and planning phase, like architects, engineers, construction managers, subcontractors – and even the client. This level of collaboration smooths out the friction between different departments, gives everyone involved a clearer idea of the impact of their work, and vastly reduces the need to reconsideration and the chance of teamwork-related errors.

However, it isn’t easy choosing the best BIM software for your needs, for the main reason that there is no specific ‘standards’ based around these are made. Consequently, BIM software come in all shapes and sizes, specializing in one or more fields, having this or that advanced function, etc. Therefore, it gets to be rather a chore for us to select the best BIM software for 2021.

So, without further ado, let us jump into the list of the top 4 BIM software in 2021.

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