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Comparing Revit LT vs. Revit

We get a lot of clients wondering what exactly are the key differences between Revit and Revit LT. Revit LT software is a cost-effective BIM solution for architectural professionals. Revit includes additional capabilities, including: worksharing and in-product rendering. View the chart below to learn more about the differences between Revit and Revit LT to decide which product is right for you.

PRODUCTS Revit 2015 Revit LT 2015
3D ARCHITECTURAL MODELING
Architectural wall, curtain wall, floor, roof, ceiling, and column
Design options
Loadable component
Room and area
Site design
Stair by component, ramp, and railing
Anti-aliasing
Construction modeling parts and assemblies
Stair by sketch
STRUCTURAL MODELING
Structural walls, floor slab, and foundation
Structural columns, beams, and braces
Slanted columns and trusses
Reinforcement
MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL, AND PLUMBING ENGINEERING
HVAC duct systems
Piping and plumbing systems
Power and lighting systems
ADVANCED 3D MODELING
Create groups for repeating elements
Family editor environment
In-place modeling1
Conceptual massing, adaptive components
PRESENTATION AND VISUALIZATION
Sketchy lines
Realistic view styles
Orthographic and perspective views, walk-throughs
Photorealistic rendering in the cloud2 (A360 Rendering)
Photorealistic rendering materials
Photorealistic rendering within the product
Ray trace (in-canvas rendering)
View filters
ANALYSIS
A360 energy analysis for Revit3
Area analysis
Analytical model
Structural loads and boundary conditions
A360 structural analysis for Revit4
Heating and cooling loads
Massing studies
Solar studies6
DOCUMENTATION
2D detail lines, 2D detail components
Revision tracking
Dimensioning, tagging, and annotation
Phasing
Schedules, material takeoff
COLLABORATION
Interference check, copy/monitor
Worksharing (multi-user environment)
Shared coordinates among projects
Revit Server
LINKING OTHER REVIT FILES
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
DWG™, DXF file format, TrustedDWG technology, images
IFC
DGN, SketchUp, DWF markup
Point cloud, Decal
EXPORTS
DWG, DXF, DGN, DWF, DWFx
Walk-throughs and images, FBX, NWC5
Room/Area Reports, Schedules
Solar studies6
IFC
SAT, ADSK, gbXML, ODBC, family types
APPLICATION PROGRAMMING INTERFACE (API)                                           
Third-party application programming interface (API)   ✓

1Walls only in Revit LT
2Available to Maintenance Subscription customers of Revit LT, Revit, Revit Architecture, Revit MEP, and Revit Structure software during the term of their Subscription.
3Available to Maintenance Subscription customers of Building Design Suite (Premium, Ultimate), Infrastructure Design Suite (Ultimate), Revit Architecture, and Revit MEP during the term of their Subscription.
4Available to Maintenance Subscription customers of Building Design Suite (Premium, Ultimate), Infrastructure Design Suite (Ultimate), Plant Design Suite (Premium, Ultimate), Revit Structure during the term of their Subscription.
5To enable the NWC export feature, install the Navisworks NWC Export Utility available on autodesk.com.
6Only still images are available for solar study export.

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

 

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Marketing Director in New York via San Francisco and Manila. Anna Liza is inspired by architecture and technology. A fan of traveling, slow food movement, and summers in Maine with her kids. She has been with Microsol since 2004.