2005: Release of Revit Structure
Innovation: Revit Structure
Location: United States
Revit Structure is Building Information Modeling (BIM) software produced by Autodesk. Shortly after the release of Revit Architecture, Revit Structure was first released in 2005. There is much overlap in the two programs, but major differences are seen. In Revit Structure, purely architectural elements such as color schemes, ceilings, rooms, and decal are not included. Instead, Revit Structure favors the engineer, allowing access to rebar, trusses, loads, and the ability to run an analysis on the structure. As in Revit Architecture, structures are built in members, not with lines. The tools contained in each program cater to the knowledge of the intended user. With the release of Revit Structure, structural engineers were able to work with more complicated and intricate designs since the computer was now able to analyze each member. The engineer no longer needed to perform hand calculations, which saved a massive amount of time.