Revit technology has joined forces with US software giant Autodesk and unleashed an updated Revit 4.5 version.
What Revit offers engineers is the ability to change one aspect of a drawing, which automatically alters all other affected components. One example given is a standard wall of a given height.
When the angle of roof is altered, the parametric model understands the relationship between these components and changes the height of the wall to meet the roof snugly.
Not only does this update the drawing, but in the new version all the dimensions and quantities on a material inventory or bill of quantities will also be adjusted.
Also in the pipeline is the ability to accommodate structural design technology directly into the model.
Even withouth these latest developments, specialist steelwork designer, James Lupton Consultants, has used the system on a string of high profile projects most notably the new terminal 2E at Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris.
All steelwork was exported in modular sections and put together on site. Having the model available to see how they all work together was a huge advantage.
'This technology allows us to ensure clients gets exactly what they want. They are able to visualise more easily what they are getting for their money, ' says Lupton.
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