Autodesk Revit is architectural BIM software for Microsoft Windows, currently developed by Autodesk, which allows the user to design with parametric modeling and drafting elements. BIM is a new Computer Aided Design (CAD) paradigm that allows for intelligent, 3D and parametric object-based design. In this way, Revit provides full bi-directional associativity. A change anywhere is a change everywhere, instantly, with no user interaction to manually update any view. A BIM model contains the buildings full life cycle, from concept to construction to decommissioning. This is made possible by Revit's underlying relational database architecture which its creators call the parametric change engine.
Autodesk purchased the Massachusetts-based Revit Technology Corporation for $133 million US in 2002. The latest released version is Revit Architecture 2008 (April 2007) and AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite 2008 (which includes AutoCAD 2008 32-bit & 64-bit).
Revit is a single file database that can be shared among multiple users. Plans, sections, elevations and schedules are all interconnected, and if a user makes a change in one view, the other views are automatically updated. Thus, Revit d...