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Autocad vs Revit. Which one to choose?


What is AutoCAD and Revit?


AutoCAD and Revit are software packages used by architecture and engineering firms when designing buildings. Both can be used to create construction plans, but there are differences between them.


Differences between them:

  • AutoCAD is a drafting tool, which represents buildings based on their geometry.

  • Revit is a modeling tool, where building components are identified by their function, and the model can include technical specifications and pricing data.

AutoCAD shows simply lines that represent dimensions and layout. Revit can identify system components, with their corresponding specifications. Thanks to this Revit can be used as a Building Information Modeling (BIM) tool, not possible with AutoCAD. BIM is the methodology, and Revit is the tool. BIM mindset is working collaboratively within all the different project phases and cross information between elements. Revit is part of BIM, it allows you to work collaboratively with every significant part of the construction world.


Conclusion

AutoCAD and Revit are both powerful tools, commonly viewed as competing products.


Revit is great for its modeling capabilities and real-time editing features, which help both individual users who are tackling a big project by themselves and teams who are sharing the workload. Revit gives you a better sense of how your design will interact in the real world, and you’ll be able to instantly incorporate that into your design.


If you need a design-forward program, AutoCAD is best. Its 2D base gives you more ways to control design details and is great for those who want more of a drawing board than a builder.


Choosing between Revit and AutoCAD is all in how you use it!


Do you have an idea? Let us help you decide which one to choose!

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