Difference between BIM and Revit

  • BIM is a process. Revit is a tool to influence that process.
  • There is still the main confusion between Building Information Modeling and Revit. BIM consider being a piece of software such as Revit. But in general Revit is one of the BIM tools. The creation of the 3D digital BIM model uses Revit.
  • BIM is a methodological process and Revit is a single application built for Building Information Modeling with features for the three main disciplines of the AEC Industry (Architectural, MEP- Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing, Structural engineering).


According to BRE Academy, Building Information Modeling (BIM) is an integrated process. Coordinated reliable information builds to create coordinated digital design information and documentation, predict performance appearance and cost, deliver projects faster economically, with reduced environmental impact. The fundamental definition of BIM: There is always one single source of truth.

According to NBS, BIM or Building Information Modeling is a process for creating and managing information on a construction project across the project lifecycle. Creating a digital Building Information Model enables those who interact with the building to optimize their actions, resulting in a great lifetime value for the asset.

According to Autodesk: Autodesk Revit software is specifically built for Building Information Modeling (BIM), helping building professionals design, build, and maintain higher-quality, more energy-efficient buildings.

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Arka Roy

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