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Tue, May 10, 2011 at 1:55:23 AM | Why Revit for BIM on Residential homes




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Hello Guys, this is my first visit to RevitCity. I have to convince my Boss within the next month on the best BIM software for residential drafting moving forward. I'm currently going through the Trial versions of ChiefArchitect, Visionrez and Softplan. Although I think Softplan is the easiest to learn and produce working drawings why are the majority of forums online tend to still lean towards Revit Architecture. Can Revit do everything that softplan does for residential?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Tue, May 10, 2011 at 4:19:48 AM | Why Revit for BIM on Residential homes



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You will lose some time translating standars, and building the custom library  you need, but in long term you will be able to recycle a lot, or creating variations of the same families.

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Tue, May 10, 2011 at 1:45:51 PM | Why Revit for BIM on Residential homes




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Revit beats all other software you mentioned in its detailing capabilities and flexibility. However, having used Chief Architect, if I were in an all residential firm that specialized in homes that were not too 'cut up', and required details that were mostly drag and drop, I would pick Chief Architect.

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Tue, May 10, 2011 at 4:10:10 PM | Why Revit for BIM on Residential homes



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if you decide to farm-out structral or mep they will probably be using Revit, not Softplan or CheifArchitect. i do like Softplan though. Most people use their history with Autodesk, that's why all the Revit Architecture.


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Tue, May 10, 2011 at 6:22:04 PM | Why Revit for BIM on Residential homes



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Unfortunately Revit, I'm not a big autodesk fan, mostly because they eat up and spit out all the little guys, but it is a very powerful tool.  It especially would excel at residential, you could model a subdivision, link in different floor plans, and generate your site layout plans from it... Then you decide one floor plan is selling better than others, you can easily go back, switch out some of the less popular floor plans with the more popular floor plans and the siteplan will automatically update... Of course you'd probably have to recreate the dimensions as they will probably die when you swhitch floor plans...  I would LOVE to do a subdivision in Revit, and the response to changes is phenomenal, especially with design options, typically with residential, you have different "Options" which the buyer can purchase, custom tailored site plans can be created simply, just modify which design options are purchased under manage links tab for that instance (be sure to name each instance of a house with it's lot # for ease of association and tracking).

Revit also gets rid of a lot of the housekeeping details, For example, create your cookie cutter default construction plans for a given floorplan, then when it comes time to apply to say a lot, just save as a new central file, go to project settings, change the project title to reflect the lot number, or however you name it, every sheet is now updated, you should then be able to print your construction documents, just select any design options and you should be good.


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Thu, Nov 14, 2013 at 9:07:37 AM | Why Revit for BIM on Residential homes




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Hello Guys,


Building Information Modelling (BIM) tools Revit Architecture and Revit MEP are used to produce detailed 3D BIM models for a number of homebuilders.

Since Revit supports parametric 3D modelling, all the objects are responsive to changes made to other objects.  Some benefits include greater interoperability and collaboration, waste reduction, clash detection and risk minimisation, and increased cycle time.     


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Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 6:42:17 AM | Why Revit for BIM on Residential homes




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I think following advantages gives you best possible answer so that you can understand why Revit for BIM on Residential Home important;

Advantages of BIM Services:

  • Produces exact amount departures
  • High caliber and exact documentation of the development procedure
  • Cutting undertaking cost by killing misuse of development material
  • Enhanced development administration and Empowers pre-creation of various segments of the development to minimize configuration time



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