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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Revit LT 2013 and AutoCAD Revit LT Suite 2013 Now Available

I'm so conflicted about this.  What a great way to not have an excuse anymore to switch to Revit.  Now Autodesk is practically giving away Revit.  There goes the reseller channel.  For so many years, listening to architects ask why they need full AutoCAD when they can get LT, now we take it another step further and give away a cheap version of Revit.  Of course, anyone buying Revit LT, certainly won't pay for training, so there goes the architectural industry.

They should only allow firms who already have full licenses of Building Design Suite to be able to get extra copies of Revit LT for people who don't need the full Suite, but let's not let every architect who wants to be cheap to go this route.  How can resellers stay in business when you can upgrade AutoCAD LT to Revit LT for half price and get it on the internet.

What a great idea and a horrible idea all wrapped into one box, not to be confused with Revit "One Box".  Buy now and bye bye Autodesk, reseller channel and qualified BIM builders.

You know what, I even think with the price being this low, we still won't get architects to adopt Revit.  Let's see how this pans out.  I hope we're all on the same layer with this concept.


Buy Revit LT 2013 and AutoCAD Revit LT Suite 2013 - Upgrade to AutoCAD Revit LT Suite - Autodesk

How to Buy

Autodesk® Revit LT™ 2013 software is available as part of AutoCAD® Revit LT™ Suite 2013 for the combined AutoCAD LT® 2013 and Revit LT 2013 experience; Revit LT can be purchased as a stand-alone product.
Note: AutoCAD Revit LT Suite 2013 and Autodesk Revit LT 2013 will be available soon.
Buy AutoCAD Revit LT Suite 2013
AutoCAD Revit LT Suite 2013US$1,500 MSRP*
Buy Online:AutoCAD Revit LT Suite 2013
Save up to 50% when you upgrade from AutoCAD LT to AutoCAD Revit LT Suite
Buy Revit LT 2013
Autodesk Revit LT 2013US$1,200 MSRP*
Buy Online:Autodesk Revit LT 2013







Autodesk Revit 2013 vs. Autodesk Revit LT 2013 Comparison Matrix (pdf - 33Kb)


Features

  • Try or Buy


Make the Move to BIM with Autodesk Revit LT
The features in Autodesk® Revit LT™ are specifically built to support Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows for high-quality design and documentation. Use the intuitive 3D modeling tools to visualize and communicate your designs more clearly, and meet the demand for BIM deliverables. And create photorealistic 3D architectural renderings in the cloud withAutodesk® 360 Rendering, available with Autodesk® Subscription.*

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Compare:
Which Product Is Right for Me? 
Revit LT vs. Autodesk Revit | Revit LT vs. AutoCAD LT

AutoCAD LT®
Autodesk® 
Revit LT™
Autodesk® Revit®**
Would you rather spend more time designing and less time manually coordinating construction documentation?
  • Each view of design created separately
  • Design revisions must be manually coordinated
  • All design information stored in a single, coordinated database
  • Revisions to your design automatically updated throughout every view
  • All design information stored in a single, coordinated database
  • Revisions to your design automatically updated throughout every view
Do most of your projects require you to simultaneously work in the same project file with others on your team?
  • Individuals work on separate files independently
  • Individuals work on projects or pieces of projects independently
  • Multiple users can collaborate on the same project file simultaneously
Would using 3D models help you communicate your design intent to project stakeholders?
  • 2D drafting and detailing only
  • 3D orthographic or perspective views from any angle of the model
  • Walk-through tool to create animations
  • 3D orthographic or perspective views from any angle of the model
  • Walk-through tool to create animations
Do you require the ability to create high-quality 3D architectural renderings to express your designs and market your firm?
  • Rendering not available
  • Autodesk 360 Rendering (available through Autodesk Subscription*)
  • In-product rendering capability
  • Autodesk 360 Rendering (available through Autodesk Subscription*)
*Not all Subscription benefits are available for all products, or in all countries or languages. If available as a Subscription benefit, Autodesk 360 Rendering is available only during the term of the applicable Subscription contract. Please consult your Autodesk reseller or sales representative for more information.
**Autodesk Revit software is only available as part of the Autodesk Building Design Suite 2013 Premium and Ultimate Editions.













  • Feature Name
  • Autodesk® Revit LT™ 2013
  • Autodesk® Revit® 2013
Architectural Modeling in 3D

Architectural Wall, Curtain Wall, Floor, Roof, Ceiling, and Column
AvailableAvailable

Design Options
 Available

Loadable Component
AvailableAvailable

Room and Area
AvailableAvailable

Site Design
AvailableAvailable

Stair by Component, Ramp, and Railing
AvailableAvailable

Construction Modeling—Parts and Assemblies
 Available

Stair by Sketch
 Available
Structural Modeling

Structural Walls, Floor Slab, and Foundation
AvailableAvailable

Structural Columns, Beams, and Braces
AvailableAvailable

Truss and Reinforcement
 Available
Advanced 3D Modeling

Create Groups for Repeating Elements
AvailableAvailable

Family Editor Environment
AvailableAvailable

Conceptual Massing, Adaptive Components
 Available

In-Place Modeling
 Available
Presentation and Visualization

Orthographic and Perspective Views, Walk-throughs
AvailableAvailable

Photorealistic Architectural Rendering in the Cloud* (Autodesk® 360 Rendering)
AvailableAvailable

Photorealistic Architectural Rendering Materials
AvailableAvailable

Photorealistic Architectural Rendering Within the Product
 Available

Ray Trace (In-Canvas Rendering), Realistic View Styles
 Available
Documentation

2D Detail Lines, 2D Detail Components
AvailableAvailable

Revision Tracking
AvailableAvailable

Dimensioning, Tagging, and Annotation
AvailableAvailable

Phasing
AvailableAvailable

Schedules, Material Takeoff
AvailableAvailable
Collaboration

Interference Check, Copy/Monitor
 Available

Worksharing (Multiuser Environment)
 Available
Linking Other Revit Files

Link Files from Other Revit Products
AvailableAvailable

Tag and Schedule Elements in Link Files
AvailableAvailable

Copy/Paste Elements from Links
 Available

Customize the Visibility of Linked Models
 Available
Links/Imports

DWG™, DXF™ File Format
AvailableAvailable

DGN, SketchUp®, DWF™ Markup, Image
AvailableAvailable

Point Cloud, Decal
 Available
Exports

DWG, DXF, DGN, DWF, DWFx
AvailableAvailable

Images and Animations, FBX®, NWC
AvailableAvailable

Room/Area Reports, Schedules
AvailableAvailable

Solar Studies**
AvailableAvailable

SAT, ADSK, gbXML, IFC, ODBC, Family Types
 Available
Analyze

Autodesk® 360 Energy Analysis for Autodesk Revit*
 Available
API

Third-Party API (Application Programming Interface)
 Available

Autodesk Revit LT: Work More Efficiently with a Single, Coordinated Model
Work More Efficiently with a Single, Coordinated ModelConcurrently design and document your building projects using Building Information Modeling (BIM). Modeling in Autodesk® Revit LT™ software helps improve your workflow. All design information is stored in a single coordinated database, enabling you to generate every schedule, drawing sheet, and 2D and 3D view directly from the model. Revisions to your design are automatically updated throughout every view and supporting documentation, minimizing errors and omissions.
Autodesk Revit LT: Design and Visualize in 3D
Design and Visualize in 3DDesign in 3D by working in Revit LT software’s model-based environment. At any stage of the design process, easily generate 3D orthographic or perspective views from any angle of the model to visualize the space. Create exploded axons and 3D details quickly and easily. A walk-through tool enables you to create animations based on a camera moving along a path, helping you visualize the building virtually, improve your understanding of the building and its spaces, and communicate design ideas to clients more clearly and effectively.
Autodesk Revit LT: Create Photorealistic Renderings in the Cloud
Create Photorealistic Renderings in the CloudWith Autodesk® Subscription you can render in the cloud directly from the interface.* Autodesk® 360 Rendering enables you to produce compelling, photorealistic visualizations without tying up your desktop. Select from an extensive library of predefined photorealistic materials and apply them to building elements to help display their appearance. Define sun settings and add artificial lighting with a photometric light source that utilizes real-world data.
Autodesk Revit LT: Improve Documentation Quality
Improve Documentation QualityAutodesk Revit LT automatically manages iterative changes to your building model throughout the documentation process. As a result, a consistent representation of the building is maintained, improving drawing coordination and helping reduce errors. Construction documents derived from the model are higher quality, helping reduce costs of changes and manual coordination. Invest more time in designing, knowing that your documentation is coordinated and up to date.
Autodesk Revit LT: Automatically Generate Schedules
Automatically Generate SchedulesAutomate the creation of schedules of building components in order to drive data and improve the visibility of costs and quantities. Since schedules are generated directly from the model, they are always up to date and provide a comprehensive view of the Revit LT model. Changes to a schedule view are automatically reflected in all other views of the model, such as plans, sections, and elevations.
*Not all Subscription benefits are available for all products, or in all countries or languages. If available as a Subscription benefit, Autodesk 360 Rendering is available only during the term of the applicable Subscription contract. Please consult your Autodesk reseller or sales representative for more information.




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1 comments:

Joshua September 10, 2012 at 12:20 PM  

yeah it's a good news for small firms and people working solo in residential or small commercial market. They have now an affordable BIM workflow transition solution obviously with certain limitations...

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