Join Paul F. Aubin for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the different versions of Revit, part of Learning Revit.
In this movie, I'd like to talk about the various flavors of Revit.…Revit comes in a few different varieties. Let's start first with what's available…for architecture. There are essentially three overall…versions. We have Autodesk Revit or just the full…version of Revit, which is part of the Building Design Suite.…And that includes actually disciplines. Architecture, structure, and MEP.…If you're using that version of Revit, you have full access to all of the…architectural features. Now if you're using Revit Architecture,…that's a standalone product. It's not part of any suite and it includes…just the architectural features and a couple of the structural features.…
Now the most recent addition to the Revit portfolio is Revit LT.…And Revit LT is like a limited version of the architectural product.…It includes many of the features that are available in Revit Architecture, but it's…limited in the fact that some of the features are not included.…Most notably are things like some of the collaboration tools and some of the…
Note: The techniques shown in this course will work with any version of Revit, but due to backwards compatibility issues, the exercise files for this course will only work with Revit 2014. Unfortunately, we cannot downsave the files. Please see a Revit 2013 course for usable files.
- Understanding the different editions of Revit
- Setting up levels and grids
- Adding doors and windows
- Loading families
- Working with 3D views
- Dimensioning a plan
- Adding a schedule view
- Importing CAD files
- Linking to another Revit file
- Creating sheets
- Plotting a set of documents
- Generating a cloud rendering
Skill Level Beginner
Q: Will Revit 2014 files work in a previous version of Revit? Will the exercise files for this course work in Revit 2013?
A: Revit file formats are not backwards compatible. A new file format is introduced with each new release. Newer versions of Revit can open older version files without issue. However, files will be upgraded to the latest file format during the initial open. Once saved in the current version, there is no way to save them back to a previous version. Therefore, it is important to consider this issue carefully and discuss it with all project team members before beginning a project. For example, it is not possible for the architect to use a newer version of the software than the consulting engineers and vice-versa. All members of the team must collaborate using the same version/file format. This course was authored using Revit 2014. Therefore, its exercise files can be used with any flavor of Revit (Architecture, MEP, Structure, or LT) 2014 and later. Files cannot be opened with versions 2013 and prior.