What is Revit? What does a Revit technician do? Autodesk Revit is an intelligent BIM modeling design software for architecture and structural engineering services that facilitates project design tasks and workflows. The most characteristic of this software is that everything modeled is through intelligent objects (parametric families), RC detailing and obtained in 3D on the fly as we develop the project from the ground floor to the upper floors.
Revit is based on BIM: collaborative work methodology and uses the parametric modeling of objects and constructive elements of the building.
With Revit, you not only draw, but you already build. You build virtually in 3D, what we call modeling in BIM. In the structural engineering service offered, you can see and review the building in 3D, and you build virtually based on families (objects) of walls, windows, doors, and different materials. Revit can automatically coordinate to show the last version worked on without the changes influencing the entire process, which speeds up work time and minimizes the risk of making errors during the execution of the project.
What does a Revit technician allow?
A Revit technician prepares a project from scratch, making changes (project modifications), representing various project phases in the same file, and doing energy simulations. In addition, Revit has tools for achieving milestones from scratch. It allows the placement of elements and picks RC detailing to calculate areas by floors, by rooms, by floors, shows several design options of the same building in the same file, etc.
Revit has its functionalities for all disciplines and Revit technicians involved in creating a construction project, all working in a unified way on a single platform. Therefore, collaborative work that is important for the BIM Methodology is encouraged. In addition, it coordinates the different versions worked on consistently to offer all participants the latest, updated version, allowing several professionals to work simultaneously on the same file.
Its 3D simulation allows us to visualize the whole of the work more accurately and obtain a more realistic vision of the project, of its final achievement.
How to be a Revit technician?
Training in Autodesk’s Revit software helps you whether you are a Revit technician, draftsman, architect, surveyor, technical architect, building engineer, electrical engineer, or mechanical engineer since you will invest in the present and future.
98% of job offers for Revit technicians in the Structural Engineering service sector request advanced knowledge in Revit. Because there are currently more and more projects that are worked on in the BIM Methodology with Autodesk software. In addition to learning how to use software such as Revit from Autodesk. The knowledge you acquire will give your projects professionalism.
Career opportunities in Structural Engineering Service
The architect, engineer or technical Revit technician develops the model with the technical proposal or design of his expertise. He will coordinate with the BIM manager to analyze the creation of families in the project library.
It is the evolution of what the CAD draftsman was. Now he will be in charge of modeling, or we could also say, building, the graphic model of the project. Following the construction standards designed by the Revit technician. And collecting all the necessary information for its subsequent analysis and treatment by the disciplines that are going to work on that model.
It is a variant of the modeler, which focuses on developing family or object libraries and setting up project templates with the function. That the entire team of modelers/constructors use these libraries exclusively, avoiding the use of families of origin outside the company. It is a matter of creating a unitary, coherent parameterization system that best suits the project’s needs.
It is responsible for generating the necessary views to create the project plans. Order the technical specifications and create the coding of the construction elements. Create tables of measurements, legends, etc.
It will be in charge of preparing the visual material accompanying the project’s technical documentation aimed at expressing directly. And understandably to the client the design resulting from the technicians’ work. They can be the already traditional renders or expand their tasks with the production of videos with camera animation or virtual reality. Which allows interaction in real-time with the project and the environment, generating an immersive experience that customers value—a lot.
Revit technicians will coordinate the work within the same area to meet the project’s BIM Director’s requirements. He will check the quality of the model and its compatibility with the rest of the disciplines of the project.
He is in charge of the project management team responsible for the model’s quality and the BIM project’s content structure. Here the Revit technician establishes the guidelines for the implementation and use of the BIM methodology, coordinating the modeling and resources in collaboration with all disciplines. Ensuring the correct integration of the models with a global project vision, and coordinating the generation of content and deliverables.
Revit technicians also help professionals and companies that have just adopted the BIM methodology to migrate from CAD technology and need to gain experience using BIM tools.