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Revit MEP: Not Good Enough for All Your Projects

Monday, October 11th, 2010

(Part of our ongoing series comparing features in Revit MEP and Design Master to make it clear why our software is better.)

We weren’t able to share everything we discovered in our MEP BIM survey in our initial article about it. One interesting result was how frequently people who have Revit MEP used it on their projects. We wanted to know how much of a limitation it is to only be able to use Revit MEP with architects using Revit. (See this Autodesk discussion group post where an Autodesk employee states, “There really is not a recommended workflow where you use Revit MEP where you don’t have a Revit Architecture mode.”).

We asked respondents who use Revit MEP, “What percentage of the project you work on are designed using Revit MEP?”. Over half (54%) use it on less than half their projects. That’s a lot of projects not being designed in Revit MEP!

Before you consider switching to Revit MEP, make sure you have a plan in place for handling all of your projects that won’t be done with it. Investing in a design-BIM program like Design Master HVAC, Electrical, and Plumbing will allow you to more productively design those projects. Our software can be used on every single one of your projects, whether they are done by the architect in Revit, with pencil and paper, or anything in between.

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