Revit is one of the most powerful tools we use at EVstudio to communicate ideas between our architects and engineers. I recently worked on a project with Matt, one of our fantastic architect in the Denver office, on a remodel/addition of an existing 4-plex. With Revit, Matt was able to construct an extremely accurate model of the existing structure after visiting the site and recording necessary measurements.
He then used the construction phases to distinguish between the existing site, what elements were to be demolished, and his new design.
New Construction with Demolition:
As the structural engineer on the project, it was extremely helpful to switch between new and existing construction at the click of a button. I was able to visually interpret where headers needed to be re-sized to accommodate new loads and where temporary bracing would need to be placed during construction until the structure was stable.
Matt and I were able to distinguish any design conflicts instantly as we both modeled in Revit. This saved countless hours of drafting and design time.