The difference between Revit and Revit LT

Discover which one suits your needs the best

What is the difference between Revit and Revit LT?

As one of Autodesk’s larger products, Revit is available in two different designs: Revit and Revit LT. Revit LT is a slightly narrower version of the full-scale version of Revit and is the more cost-effective alternative. Both products are widely used in the building industry and which version is right for you depends entirely on what needs you have.

Both products are used to produce 3D models and create BIM data. They both work well for design documentation and for exchanging model files between Revit users. What mainly distinguishes the software is the level of advanced modeling, where Revit supports more advanced modeling and Revit LT only supports less advanced modeling. The choice of software therefore depends a lot on what your needs are to be able to perform your job and how discipline-specific your needs are. The full version offers more tools for more advanced modeling in the various disciplines Architecture, Construction and Installation, while LT mainly refers to architectural design and documentation. Below we have listed the specific differences between the programs and the features that differentiate them.

 

Revit

Revit LT

Overview

BIM software for architects, engineers and designers

Creates a unified model that contains real information

Good for modeling, collision control and change management

Overview

BIM software for architects

Creates a unified model that contains real information

Good for modeling, collision control and change management

Installation

Standalone installation

Network deployment

Installation

Standalone installation

Architect

Walls, glass sections, floors, ceilings, suspended ceilings, pillars

Component families (eg doors and windows)

Design options

Rooms and areas

Railings

Stairs and ramps

Site

Architect

Walls, glass sections, floors, ceilings, suspended ceilings, pillars

Component families (eg doors and windows)

Design options

Rooms and areas

Railings

Stairs and ramps

Site

Manufacturing

Parts

Assemblies

 

Design

Load-bearing walls, floors, edge stiffening

Foundation wall

Load-bearing pillars and beams

Leaning pillars

Roof trusses

Advanced steel fasteners

Reinforcements and rebar

Design

Load-bearing walls, floors, edge stiffening

Foundation wall

Load-bearing pillars and beams

Installation

HVAC

Mechanical equipment

Pipe and drainage systems

Manufacturing parts

Electrical and lighting systems

 

Advanced modeling

Groups

Advanced modeling

Groups

Family Editor environment

Family Editor environment

In-place modeling

In-place modeling (walls only)

Shaped floors and ceilings

 

Global parameters

 

Conceptual masses, adaptive components

 

 

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