Revit is a Building Information Modeling (BIM) software developed by Autodesk, used by architects, engineers, and construction professionals to design and model building structures in a 3D environment. It is widely used in the architecture and construction industries for its ability to streamline the design process, improve collaboration, and enhance overall project efficiency.
Revit has its own file extension, .rvt, which is specifically designed to store BIM data and can include 3D models, design information, and project documentation. Revit files are typically large and complex, containing a significant amount of information that can be used to generate construction documents, schedules, and cost estimates.
The native Revit file extensions are RVT, RFA, RTE, and RFT.
One of the main features of Revit is its interoperability with other Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software. Revit can import and export files in different file formats, including DWG, DXF, and IFC. This allows users to collaborate with others who may use different software programs and seamlessly share design information. For example, Revit can import a 2D floor plan created in AutoCAD and convert it into a 3D model, which can then be further developed in Revit.
The CAD formats supported by Revit are DGN, DWF, DWG, DXF, IFC, SAT, and SKP.
Furthermore, Revit's interoperability with other software allows for data sharing between different disciplines involved in the building design process. Engineers can import a Revit model into their analysis software, test the structural integrity of the design, and then export the results back into the Revit model. This integration allows for an iterative design process, where changes made in one discipline can be easily incorporated into the overall design.
CAD Interop distributes several software solutions for viewing and converting Revit files. Below is a list of our solutions compatible with Revit: