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||✓||✓|
|Room and area||✓||✓|
|Stair by component, ramp, and railing||✓||✓|
|Construction modeling parts and assemblies||✓|
|Stair by sketch||✓|
|Structural walls, floor slab, and foundation||✓||✓|
|Structural columns, beams, and braces||✓||✓|
|Slanted columns and trusses||✓|
|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||✓||✓|
|Conceptual massing, adaptive components||✓|
|PRESENTATION AND VISUALIZATION|
|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)||✓|
|A360 energy analysis for Revit3||✓|
|Structural loads and boundary conditions||✓|
|A360 structural analysis for Revit4||✓|
|Heating and cooling loads||✓|
|2D detail lines, 2D detail components||✓||✓|
|Dimensioning, tagging, and annotation||✓||✓|
|Schedules, material takeoff||✓||✓|
|Interference check, copy/monitor||✓|
|Worksharing (multi-user environment)||✓|
|Shared coordinates among projects||✓|
|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||✓|
|DWG™, DXF file format, TrustedDWG technology, images||✓||✓|
|DGN, SketchUp, DWF markup||✓||✓|
|Point cloud, Decal||✓|
|DWG, DXF, DGN, DWF, DWFx||✓||✓|
|Walk-throughs and images, FBX, NWC5||✓||✓|
|Room/Area Reports, Schedules||✓||✓|
|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 email@example.com.