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Friday, November 25, 2011

Top 7 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Expect too much from Revit

Actually, there is only one main reason.  Biased and overly optimistic blog posts and marketing dogma do not really benefit long-term Revit adoption.  They often lead to inflated expectations.  These balloons of hope will eventually burst, resulting in tears and angst and general dissatisfaction. 

Revit is a powerful and useful software tool.  But it isn't the answer to all of life's problems.

Here is an example of what looks to be a 'biased' or super-positive post (with some affiliation to BluEnt).  I found a few of the comments quite funny (in bold below):

Autodesk’s Revit suite has the highest market share in the pie of BIM software industry, indicating its acceptance and popularity among the global fraternity of architects.

With Revit software, architectural designers can quickly sketch a rough layout of the floor plan, or make changes to the standard set of building designs and instantly let their customers preview their future homes.

 BIM authoring tool Revit software comes with a full set of parametric building design components.

3D modeling capacity of Revit architecture enables designers and drafters to easily identify the clashes and areas of congestion, and resolve them early in the process. It results in error-free and high quality construction documentations.

A total understanding by everyone on the project of what’s happening removes the design conflict and risks. 

Hope you enjoyed these as much as I did.

Top 7 Reasons Why You Should Use Revit Building Information Modeling Software

1 comment:

  1. Mr. J.:
    I would submit that there is more than one main reason (unrealistic customer expectations). I have been using revit MEP full time for the past 3+ years, (following 20+ years of AutoCAD and verticals prior to that)and it has become obvious that, with Revit, Autodesk ignored many of the lessons they learned from 20+ years of design software development. For 20+ years, we customers paid full price for buggy and partially functional AutoCAD, submitting hundreds of wishlists for fixes and improvements, all the while being promised "It will work in the next release". In a very real sense, then, we customers paid for the development of the design software, and after all that time, AutoCAD finally works quite well. Now that the improvements are getting more marginal, so are the profits, so Autodesk seeks to discard that very finished software (autocad), in favor of a new mess (revit) that will also need 20 years of improvement - and will keep the subscription revenues flowing. On top of that, they ignored whole chapters of lessons learned with AutoCAD - any design software written by this company should work far better than Revit does - after all, we funded Autodesk's expertise.