What are the differences between Autodesk Revit vs Revit LT?

By Anna Liza Montenegro | BIM

Autodesk Revit is a single software application that supports a BIM workflow from concept to construction. But which Autodesk Revit product is right for you?

They are very close to each other in functionality, but there are several key areas where the two programs differ. Learn more about the differences between Revit and Revit LT software in this blog article.

REVITST2014Revit software delivers tools for architectural design, MEP engineering, structural engineering, and construction, and enables coordination between disciplines. It also has an extended cloud functionality for rendering and analysis. Revit software includes additional features and functionality such as worksharing, analysis, and in-product rendering.

Revit LT is more cost-effective, streamlined BIM software for architecture professionals. It is useful for creating content in isolation. It could also be useful as a lower cost license for non-Revit team members to use for opening workshared files effectively in “detached mode” for checking and printing.

Check out this Comparison Matrix to see the differences and compare the various features between Revit and Revit LT.

You can choose to subscribe to Revit as an individual Revit 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.

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Published on November 18, 2016 in BIM.

About the Author

Anna Liza Montenegro develops design technology conferences for architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) professionals as a forum to exchange innovative strategies, and best practices, and facilitate discussions into the technology trends driving significant change in building design and construction. As Director of Marketing and as a trained architect, these events are offered to AEC professionals by Microsol Resources, a value-added reseller of Autodesk, Bluebeam, Rhino, Chaos V-Ray & Enscape, Egnyte and other various technology partnerships.