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Comparing Autodesk Revit LT and Autodesk Revit 2017

A lot of you may wonder what exactly are the key differences between Revit and Revit LT software. Revit LT software is a cost-effective, streamlined BIM software for architecture professionals. Revit includes additional features and functionality such as worksharing, analysis, and in-product rendering.

You can choose to subscribe to Revit as an individual product or as part of a suite of products with the Architecture, Engineering and Construction Collection.

It’s the same with Revit LT, you can subscribe to an individual product or you can subscribe to the Autodesk AutoCAD Revit LT Suite. It helps smaller architecture firms transition to Building Information Modeling (BIM), with both Revit LT software and the familiar drafting tools of AutoCAD LT available together in one suite.

You will have the flexibility to subscribe to Revit or Revit LT based on your own needs on quarterly, annually or multi-year subscriptions. Autodesk subscription offers flexible, pay-as-you-go purchase options that meet your business needs and budget considerations, and that provide access to the latest software releases, and valuable cloud services.

See which product is right for you:

Autodesk® Revit® LTTM 2017 Autodesk® Revit® 2017
DEPLOYMENT AND INSTALLATION
Standalone Installation
Network deployment
 
ARCHITECTURAL MODELING
Walls, curtain walls, floors, roofs, ceilings, and columns
Loadable family components (doors, windows, etc.)
Design options
Rooms and areas
Site modeling
Stairs and ramps
Railings
 
CONSTRUCTION MODELING
Parts
Assemblies
 
STRUCTURAL MODELING
Structural walls, floor slab
Structural foundation wall and Isolated
Structural columns, beams, and braces
Slanted columns
Trusses
Advanced Steel Connections for Revit*
Reinforcement, Rebar modeling
 
MEP MODELING
HVAC duct systems
Mechanical equipment
Piping and plumbing systems
Fabrication Parts
Electrical and lighting systems
 
ADVANCED MODELING
Create groups for repeating elements
Family editor environment
In-place modeling (walls only for Revit LT)
Shaped Edited Floors and Roofs
Global Parameters Conceptual massing, adaptive components
Conceptual massing, adaptive components
 
PRESENTATION AND VISUALIZATION    
Sketchy Lines
Shadows and ambient and Shadows
Architectural Depth Cueing
Displaced elements
Realistic view styles
Orthographic and perspective views, walk-throughs
Smooth lines with anti-aliasing
Occlusion Culling
Cloud Rendering*
Photorealistic Materials
In Product Rendering
Decals
Autodesk Raytracer (in-canvas rendering)
 
ANALYSIS *SUBSCRIBER OR MAINTENANCE PLAN ENTITLEMENT
A360 Energy Analysis for Revit*
Insight 360 for Revit*
Area analysis
Analytical model
Structural loads and boundary conditions
Structural Analysis for Revit*
Heating and cooling loads
Massing studies
Solar studies
 
DOCUMENTATION
2D detail lines, 2D detail components
Revision tracking
Dimensioning, tagging, Annotation, and Text
Phasing
Schedules, material takeoff
Embedded Schedules
Panel Schedules, Duct and Pipe Pressure loss reports
View filters
Graphical Column Schedules
 
COLLABORATION
Interference checking, copy/monitor
Worksharing (multiuser environment)
Shared coordinates among projects
Use with Revit® Server
Use with A360 Collaboration for Revit® (subscription required)
 
LINKING AND WORKING WITH OTHER REVIT FILES
Open and work with all Revit file types (RVT, RFA, RTE created in Revit or Revit LT)
Link files from other Revit applications
Tag and schedule elements in link files
Copy/Paste elements from links
Customize the visibility of linked models
 
LINKS/IMPORTS OTHER FORMATS
DWG™, DXF™ file format, TrustedDWG™ technology
Images (JPG, JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF)
IFC
DGN, SketchUp®, DWF® markup
Point clouds
 
EXPORTS
DWG, DXF, DGN, DWF, DWFx
Walk-throughs and images, FBX®, NWC
Room/Area Reports, Schedules
Solar studies
IFC
SAT, ADSK, gbXML, ODBC, family types
 
APPLICATION PROGRAMMING INTERFACE (API)
Application programming interface (API) SDK
3rd Party API add-ins
Macros
Dynamo for Revit®
 
ADD-INS (* SUBSCRIBER OR MAINTENANCE PLAN ENTITLEMENT)
Roombook/Areabook/Buildingbook*
Autodesk® Site Designer*
Autodesk® FormIT® 360 Converter
Batch Print*
eTransmit*
Model Review*
DB Link*
STL Exporter*
Autodesk® Revit® Extensions*

*This cloud service is available to Autodesk subscribers or maintenance plan customers of Autodesk Revit and suites containing Revit software during the term of their Subscription.

If you still have questions about the differences, feel free to give us a call at (888) 768-7568 or email us at info@microsolresources.com.

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