Revit is a fantastic tool for creating architectural 3D Building Information Models and is used throughout the industry. We use Revit to create our as-built 3D models. Combining Revit and point cloud data can result in some fantastically accurate as-built status for a building allowing designers to then use the current state of the building for new designs resulting in lower costs during construction.
Revit can be used for simple models for the main structural elements or high details for a higher quality output. We usually see the higher LOD models used in listed and architecturally interesting buildings.
We constantly create and develop our own Revit families to ensure that we are delivering the most accurate and detailed models possible. We only use model in place items when approved by the client, and only when necessary. More information regarding Revit families and model in place can be found below
Revit uses “System Types” (Walls, Floors etc.) and “Families” (Doors, Windows, sinks etc.), which when placed, share information across all other instances of these items across the project, to allow for scheduling etc. e.g., x7 (single door, 880mm x 1980mm).
“Model in Place” items, are categorised (door/window/wall etc.) but are “hand drawn” and do not share information with any other elements in the project. These tend to have less intelligence (information) attached to them, and details such as wall joins will not work as well for these items, they are also much heavier on the project in terms of performance and size.