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Revit 2014 - core enhancements include displaced views, single interface for materials browsing, editing, better schedule formatting, new engine for point clouds, poor quality of 'help' documentation, large file size problem, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Sep 5, 2013

Introducing Revit LT 2013 - designed for architects using 2D workflows, transitioning to BIM process, but lacks built-in rendering capability of Revit, no support for IFC or GBXML, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, Sep 17, 2012

Revit MEP: Lucky 13 - ability to specify thermal properties to materials, color fills also work on duct, pipe, routing preference tool added, centerlines for round elements, Todd Shackelford, AUGI Library, June 30, 2012

Revit Architecture 2013 - real-time photorealistic rendering, improved interoperability, IFC support, but large, difficult-to-manage file sizes, lack of intuitiveness, ease of use, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, June 18, 2012

Revit Architecture 2012: Pt 2 - worksharing display enhancements, Vault integration, visualization enhancements, improved dimension tool, expanded DWG export option, support for 'locked' 3D views, Lachmi Khemlani, Architecture Week, Aug 31, 2011

Revit Architecture 2012: Pt 1 - ability to import point clouds, Revit Server, conceptual energy analysis capability, ability to combine multiple elements into assembly, Lachmi Khemlani, Architecture Week, Aug 24, 2011

Autodesk Revit 2012 - support for 3DConnexion devices, CAD export improvements, Revit Server introduced, Paul Woddy, AEC Magazine, July 25, 2011

Revit Architecture 2012 - ability to import point clouds, to group elements into assemblies, create sheets of different assembly views, improved worksharing display, but file sizes still very large, multi-processing not fully supported, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, June 21, 2011

Revit Architecture 2011 in Depth: Pt 1 - modeless properties palette, customizable tools in quick access toolbar, ability to repeat last command, Lachmi Khemlani, Architecture Week, Apr 27, 2011

Revit Architecture 2011 in Depth: Pt 2 - ability to specify text size of temporary dimensions, improved documentation tools, ability to include sheets in sheet list, display options for working views, Lachmi Khemlani, Architecture Week, Apr 27, 2011

Autodesk Revit Architecture 2011 - adaptive components for shape creation, impressive rendering feature, easier selection, editing, needs powerful GPU, Kenneth Wong, Architecture Week, Apr 6, 2011

Revit Structure 2012: Enhanced Reinforcements - 3 modes of placing planar rebar, YouTube, Apr 13, 2011

Room Renumbering - Autodesk Labs Plug-in of Month - re-assign number properties of rooms so that user selects while avoiding duplicated assignments, requires .NET Framework 3.5, Steve Safford, Revit OpEd, Mar 2, 2011

New Extensions Boost Impact of Autodesk Revit Structure 2011 - designed to help facilitate BIM process, structural engineering firms, providing tools for structural design with analysis, Brian Haines, Revit Community, Feb 17, 2011

Newforma Add In for Autodesk Revit - spatial data management, document control, discoverable design-process audit trial, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Feb 3, 2011

Revit Architecture 2011 - updates to user interface, conceptual design capabilities, family editor enhancements, rendering improvements, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Aug 26, 2010

Revit Architecture 2010 - gradient backgrounds, ability to filter views by type, more accessible shared coordinate system, type selector thumbnails, pros, cons of new UI, Patrick Davis, Cadalyst, Jul 15, 2009

Revit Architecture 2010 - sleek ribbon-based interface maximizes screen space, powerful conceptual design capabilities, ability to divide, pattern complex surfaces, enhanced API, but inadequate documentation, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Jul 9, 2009

Revit Application Comparison - differences between Revit Architecture, Revit Structure and Revit MEP, detail document on features available, Dwane Lindsey, Revit Archcenter, Sep 23, 2008

Reviting Up - Revit Architecture 2009 has latest navigation tools, Mental Ray rendering engine, incorporated swept blends, improved massing studies, more, David Chadwick, CAD User, July 31, 2008

Delivering the BIM Promise - Revit 2009 product line offers sustainable design and energy analysis capabilities to fulfill BIM potential, Heather Livingston, Cadalyst, May 8, 2008

Revit Architecture 2009 - mental ray rendering engine for improved renderings, swept blend tool, mirror project tool, new work sharing monitor, more, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Apr 30, 2008

Revit Structure 2008 - new Beam tool options, dedicated Truss tool, bi-directional link to popular structural analysis tools, many display enhancements, more, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Sep 30, 2007

Revit Architecture 2008 - an easy-to-use, comprehensive BIM application with enhanced Groups feature, display enhancements, but many problems remain unaddressed, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, June 26, 2007

Revit Architecture for Builders - new features include: scheduling wall sweeps, openings in structural beams, more, Laura Handler, (BIM)X, June 13, 2007

Revit Structure 2008 - advanced modeling enhancements like curved beams, complex openings, parametric trusses, warped concrete slabs, more, Greg Corke, AEC Magazine, June 7, 2007

BIM and the Building Information Model - core applications and assisting technologies: Revit series, Bentley integrated series, Digital Project, VectorWorks Architect, ADSymphony, IES VE, Solibri Model Checker, H. Edward Goldberg of AIA, Cadalyst, May 1, 2007 (more Revit reviews, Bentley Architecture reviews, Digital Project reviews, VectorWorks reviews, ArchiCAD reviews, Solibri Model Checker reviews)

Digital Structural Engineering and Analysis - engineering applications for architectural needs: Autodesk Revit Structure, Bentley RAM Structural System, STAAD.Pro 2006, ROBOT Millennium, CSI programs, GT STRUDL, RISA analysis modules, ROBOT Millennium, Structural Desktop, Tekla Structures, H. Edward Goldberg of AIA, Cadalyst, February 1, 2007

Autodesk Revit Building 9.1 - improved display control for revision clouds and tags, capability to export net room/area data from Revit model to HTML file, set units for DWG exports, more, highly praised by Cyril Verley, Cadalyst, November 1, 2006

Autodesk Revit Structure 3 - improved API, drafting and documentation tools, new sloped elements, keynoting needs improvement, but still highly recommended by Patrick Davis, Cadalyst, October 1, 2006

What's Really New in Revit 9.1 - set the DWG units for export, exporting room and area properties to 2D DWF, specify the building type and zip code and more wishlist items included, Jay Polding, Revit in Plain English, September 8, 2006

Autodesk Revit Structure 4 - one-click beam system modeling, truss wizard, rebar layout system, checks for member support and analytical model consistency, more, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes.com, September 21, 2006

What's to Love About Revit Building 9.1? - units verification during exporting to DWG, improved section lines, filled regions with an area parameter, more, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, September 8, 2006

What's New in the Revit 9.1 API? - better control of materials, ability to create room tags, new element classes, more, Matt Mason, CAD Application Development, September 8, 2006

Revit Structure 3 - with excellent modeling functionality, Revit Structure automatically creates an analytical model of the physical model that can be linked to structural analysis applications for automatic updates, Greg Corke, AEC Magazine, August 23, 2006

Autodesk Revit Building 9 - new features include rooms as a new building element, keynoting, expanded Detail Library, animated sun studies, material take-off schedules, direct SketchUp import, more, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes.com, July 26, 2006

State of the AEC Industry 2006 - major AEC software companies offering latest BIM software: Nemetschek NA VectorWorks Architect 12, ADT 2007, Revit Building 9, Bentley Architecture, ArchiCAD, Digital Project V1 R2, 1ST Pricing, H. Edward Goldberg of AIA, Cadalyst, May 1, 2006 (more VectorWorks reviews, ADT reviews, Revit reviews, Bentley Architecture reviews, ArchiCAD reviews, Digital Project reviews, 1ST Pricing reviews)

Autodesk's 2007 AEC Products - AutoCAD 2007 for 3D and Revit 9 attract users among Autodesk's 2007 AEC products, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, April 21, 2006

Digital Options for Structural Analysis - engineering applications for architectural needs: Autodesk Revit Structure, Bentley STAAD.Pro and RAM, Etabs, Dr. Frame, RISA, Robobat, and Tekla, H. Edward Goldberg of AIA, Cadalyst AEC, March 1, 2006

Autodesk Unveils 2007 Line-up for AEC, Part 2 - Revit Building 9 can import massing models and IFC format files, Revit Structure 3 can do interference checking for better coordination, and Revit Systems is for mechanical, electrical and plumbing design within the BIM model, Sara Ferris, Cadalyst AEC, March 8, 2006

Autodesk Revit Structure 2 - Digital Models for Structural Design - a time-saving BIM application that has single project database and good interoperability with Revit Building, earns an 'A', Cyril Verley, Cadalyst Management, December 1, 2005

20 Reasons to Move to Revit Series 8.1 - a true building model environment, automatic interference checking, and export and import to DWG are some of the reasons to migrate to latest Revit Series 8.1, Mark W. Kiker, CADDManager.com Blog, September 23, 2005

Revit Building 8 - solid BIM concept implementation with ease of use earns an A grade and is highly recommended, Steven S. Ross, Cadalyst AEC, September 1, 2005

Autodesk Revit Structure - recently released Revit Structure 2 features interoperability with Revit Building 8.1, which can bring benefits of BIM to structural engineering, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, September 15, 2005

Software Links Physical and Analytical Models - Autodesk Revit Structure helps coordinate analysis result updates throughout design and documentation files, provides bi-directional exchange of information without the need of multiple systems, Matthew Phair, Building Design and Construction, September 1, 2005

Autodesk Revit Building 8/8.1 - parametric building modeler for architectural design that integrates views, annotations, and components into a single building information model, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, September 7, 2005

Revit Structure - this software is designed for engineering and documentation and allows bi-directional linking, Beau Turner, Will Render For Food, June 18, 2005

Revit Structure - Another Piece of the BIM Puzzle - allows for the building of a geometrically accurate physical model of a building's structure while maintaining intact the relationship with the 'stick-model,' Matt Dillon, Breaking Down the Walls, June 9, 2005

Design Tools, Presentation Devices, And More - short looks at Revit Building 8, Blender 3D for modeling, animation and rendering, Space Pilot 3D controller, PowerCAD CE for hand held PCs, ICE for designing modular workspaces, VersaLaser for 3D printing, and VersaCAD for Mac, Deborah Snoonian, Architectural Record, June 2005

AEC From the Ground Up - Top Tools for Preliminary DesignTools for Preliminary Design - various tools that can help the architect with preliminary design include Wacom Cintiq, Alias Sketch Book Pro, Photoshop, Plan Tracer, SketchUp, form Z 5.0, Autodesk VIZ, 3ds max, Alias Maya and Studio, ArchiCAD, Architectural Desktop and Revit, for preliminary design, H.Edward Goldberg, Cadalyst AEC, April 1, 2005

Project Collaboration in the New Millennium - reviews of Autodesk Revit, WinEstimator and  Primavera Enterprise, Philip D. Larson, RedNova, February 1, 2005

Revit 7 - a look at the new and enhanced features of Autodesk's Building Information Modeling (BIM) software, Martyn Day, CADserver, January 6, 2005

Autodesk Revit 7 - new version boasts many useful enhancements but offers no dramatic new feature additions, making it more of an incremental release than a major upgrade, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, December 15, 2004

Updates for 3D CAD, Collaboration Tools - reviews of AEC tools: Lamina 1.0, ArchiCAD 9, Revit 7, Treo 650 Smartphone, Texxus, LaunchPad CadOperator, ProjectWise V8 2004, Xdrive, Corecon 4.0 and PowerCAD SiteMaster/Leica DISTO Plus, Deborah Snoonian, Architectural Record, December 2004

Revit 7, The Best Release Yet! - outstanding new version offers many new and enhanced features within the Families, Import/Export, Modeling and Views functionalities, Lisa Brady, Hagerman & Company Technology Bulletin, November 2004

Autodesk Revit 7 - among the many excellent new features and enhancements is Building Maker, a modeling and design environment that integrates with the building model, H. Edward Goldberg, Cadalyst, November 1, 2004

Revit 6 - provides significant enhancements that will encourage its users to become even more creative, David Chadwick, CAD User, March/April 2004

Six New Tools for Today's Architects - a round-up of essential software and hardware tools: Revit 6, Atmosphere, Pictometry Online and Electronic Field Study (EFS) Software, Sympodium ID250 Interactive Pen Display, Laser ScanArm and AirGen Fuel Cell Generator, Deborah Snoonian, Architectural Record, March 2004

Autodesk Revit 6 - aside from its new features and useful enhancements, the latest upgrade should be worth it just for the design options and element borrowing capabilities alone, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, January 29, 2004

New Tools Deliver BIM Data - reviews of software tools that extract information from building information modeling: Revit, Architectural Desktop 2004, Bentley Architecture 8.1, ArchiCAD 8.3 and e-SPECs, Edward Goldberg, Cadalyst, December 2003

Editors' Choice Awards - editors pick their favorite CAD-related hardware and software of the past six months: ArchiCAD 8.0, AutoCAD 2004, Autodesk Revit 5, Autodesk Vault, Bentley Architecture, ENCAD T-200, Iced*CAD, Inspector 2D/3D Device, PANTONE Color Cue TX, Pro/CONCEPT, SketchUp 3.0, Solid Edge V14, Sony Artisan Color Reference System, STAAD.Pro 2003 and VectorWorks 10, CADENCE, July 2003

Designing Ways by Autodesk - a look at some of the similarities and differences between Architectural Desktop 2004 and Revit 5.1, and how they interface with AutoCAD 2004, Susan Smith, AECCafe, June 9, 2003

Architectural Desktop/Revit - ADT User Interface Versus Revit Interface - streaming video compares the standard drafting procedures and user interfaces of Architectural Desktop and Revit, Phil Russo, Avatech Solutions, May 13, 2003

Autodesk Revit 5.0 - the latest upgrade is the best Revit ever, approaching every architect's dream of what Building Information Modeling (BIM) should be, Jerry Laiserin, CADENCE, May 2003

Comparing Revit and Autodesk Architectural Desktop: Part 2 - overview of ADT, which, although it lacks Revit's fresh interface, is built on AutoCAD and thus has staying power, Lachmi Khemlani, CADENCE AEC Tech News, April 22, 2002

Lifecycle FM Solutions - reviews of CAD-integrated facilities management tools from ARCHIBUS, Autodesk, Bentley and Graphisoft, H. Edward Goldberg, Cadalyst, March 2003

Constructive Analyses - Bentley TriForma, Revit and Graphisoft's ArchiCAD lead the trend toward data-centric AEC design, Jerry Laiserin, Computer Graphics World, August 2002

Revit and the Future 4.5 - Revit continues the rapid development of its SBM tool, while Autodesk gears up to distribute and promote its new  acquisition, Martyn Day, CADserver, June 25, 2002

The Revit Revolution - hard to find any major criticisms of Revit's 4.0 release, Adrian Williamson, c3, March, 2002

Review: Revit 3.1 - a complete architectural system, intuitive and easy to use, Multi-CAD, Oct 2001 (pdf file)

A Child Prodigy Grows Up - Revit 3.0 continues to deliver improvements in rapid-fire releases, Jerry Laiserin, CGW, July 2001

Parametric Pleasures - Revit 3.0 is a complete 3D building solution that uses the "single building model" concept, Nigel Hunt, C3, July 2001

CADENCE Editors Choice - Revit 3.1 gets CADENCE award, July 2001

Revit Emphasizes Teamwork for Architects - key features of Revit 3.0, Jenny Donelan, CGW, June 2001

Revit Revisited - Revit 3.0 makes great strides towards a single building model, but more work to be done, Martyn Day, CADserver, June 2001

Revit 3.0 - Revit tells what's new in the latest release to CADserver, April, 2001

Revit 2.0 - Jerry Laiserin, FAIA, CADENCE, February 2001

Dimension-Driven Design - CADserver, December 11, 2000

Revelation - C3, December, 2000

Revit 1.01 Review - Geoff Harrod, CADinfo.NET, September 2000

Drawing Comparisons - side by side comparison of Allplan FT v16  (by Nemetschek) and Revit v2, Joe Croser, Architects' Journal, July 12, 2000

Revit, the Parametric Building Modeler - CADUser, June 2000

Revit (Beta Version) - Jerry Laiserin, CADENCE, May 2000. 4 discs out of 5

 

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