Revit for Surveillance Examined

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Feb 05, 2013

Large construction projects require constant communication among all trades, including security installers. Most are totally reliant on others to keep them informed on project changes, and even simple errors in construction design can bring a host of costly changeorders. Taking CAD a step deeper, Autodesk's claims its Revit platform can prevent communication errors, make finding them easy, and help trades like Security Installers do their job right the first time, with no surprises. In this note, we examine Revit to see if these claims bear out.

What is Revit?

******** ** * ****** ****** ** ******** ***** ****** (***) software, **** ******** *************** ** *** *******'* *****-***** ******** **** ***, ** "******** *********** **********/********". ** *******, **** ***** ** ****** ***** ****** *** function ** ******* ************, *******, *** *********** ********** **** * conceptual ******.

******* ** ********** ********** **** ***** ** * ** ******, building ******** *** ***** ** * ****** ** *****. ******* a ******* ** *********** ******** ********** *** **** **** ** conjunction **** **** *****, ***** ****** * ****** *** ********* to *** ********* *** ***** **** ******* ******, *********** ******** conflicts (****** '*******') *** ****** ********* ****** ************ ******** ******.

Revit **. *******

********** *** ********* **** ******* ** * *********, ****** ******** platform, ******* ***** ** * *********** ****** *** ******** ********** tool ******** *** *** ************ ********. ***** ***** **** *** replace *******, *** **** ************* *** ********** ** ******** ***** not ********* **** *******.**** *********** ********** *** *********** ******* ********'* ***** *** *** ******* ******** platforms.

***** ****** ********** ************* ******* ****** ** ************ ********. ***** 3D ******, **** ******** ********* ** ***** '*********' ******** *** installed. * ***** **** ********* *** ********** ** **** ********** function ** ********* **********:

"** *** * ********** ******* **** * ************ **** ** over $*** ** ** ******** ********. *** ********* ****** *** in *****. (****** ***-************ ********) **** *** ******* **** **********. The ** ***** *** ********* *** *** ************ ** **** progress *******. **** **% ** ***** ******* **** ******** ** regular ************ ******** ******** **** *** ********* *** *** ** the *******, *** **** ** ****** ******.

*** ********* **** ******** ***** ** *** **** ************ ******** meeting. *** ****** **** ** ************ ****** ** *********** ********* Contractors, */* **** *** *** *****, *** ** *** *** of ******* *** *********** ***** *** ******** ****** ****** *** not *******."

Total **** ********

******* ** *****'* *********** ****** *****, ** ** ******, **** MSRP ******* ******** **$*,*** ***. ****** ****** ******** *** ******* **** ****** ******** *** tools *** *** ********* **** * ****** ********.

******** ** ***** ******* ********* **** ***** ** ***** ******* ~$1100 *** $**** ***, ***** ** **** ****** *** **** will **** *** ********* **** ******* *** ****** ** ******** (due ** ******* **** *********) **** *******. *** **** ******* on ***** *******, *** ***'******* *** ************' ******.

** ******* **** ******** ********, ********* *********** ********* *** **** training ** ***** ********. **** ***** *** ********, **** ********* a **** ****** **** **** * '****** ****' ***** ** willing ** ***. ******* ** ****, ***** ** * ****** tool ******** ** ***** ********* ******** ** ******* *******.

Big ******* ***

******* *** ******** ***** ** ***** ******* ****** ****** ************* it ** ********* ******** ** *****, *********, ** ******* ******** projects. ****** ******** ********** ********** ** *** ******** ** *** often ******* ****** ******** *******, **** **** *** **** **** jobs **** ******* ***** *********.

*******, ***** ********* ******* ** ********* **** **** ***** (*** other *** *********) *** *** '****** ********' **** ** ********* design *** ************ ********.

Comments (9)

**'** *** **********/********* *** ***** *** ***** ******** *** ********* with *** ******, ***** *** ***** ********.

** *** ****** ******** ************, ** *** **** ** *******, but **** * *****. ** *** *****, ** ******* ******, and ** ** *** ******* *** ******* **** *** ****** in *****.

*** ** ******** *********** ***** *** **********, *** ** *** plan ** ***** ***** ***** ****** *** ******* (**'* *** very ****** ** *** ***'*), **** *** ******* ***** *** quite ****.

*** ***** ********, ** **** **** *** ** **** ***** for ********.

** *** ******* *** ** *** **** *** *** ******, cabling *** ***** ********* *******. ****** *** ****** ******* *** architects ******** ** ******* **** **** ***** ****** *******.

***! ** ****'* ***** ** ******. ** ***'* *** **; wouldn't **** *** ** *** **; ***'* **** ****** ******* before *** ***** ** **** *** *** **** ******* **** the ***** **** **** *** **** ****-*******-*** ***** ******* ****** multiple ***** ****** * ******* ** *********.

****: *** *** ******* '******* **, ******* ***' ********* ********* with **** ********** *******!

** ****** *** ******** * ** ***** *** **, ** it ** ***** **** **** *********** ** ******, ** ***'* going ** ** **** ******.

** ******* **** ****** *********** *** ************. ** ****, * work ** **** ******* *** ***** * ***. *** ** the ****** * **** ** ** **** * ** * security ******* ** ***** ** ** ****** ******** ** ***** for **** ****** ** *** ******* *** *** **** ** the ******* *******. **** ** ** *******.

**** * ** **** ** ** ****, *** ******** * get **** **** **** ****** *** *********** *** **** ***% positive.

**** ***** ****, ** ***'** *** ** */* ** ** integrator ***** * *** ** *** ************ ********, **** ***** is ******** *** ********* *** *** ***** * ******** ***** to **** ** **********. *** ***'* *** *****, **** ****** with ** *** * *** ****, *** ****** ** ****** even ********* **********. **'* * **** ********* ******* ** ******.

**** *** ****** * **** ****** **** **** **** ***** with ***** **** ***** **** ** **** ******* ****** ******* what ******* ***** *****. ****:****://***.****.***/*****/* **** *** **** ** ** * ** *** **** Revit, ** * ****** ******* ** **. **** ** **** a ***** ** ***** **** ******* *** ** *****.

*******: *** *** ****** ***** *** **** **** ** **** to ***** ***** ********?

*******, **** *** **** **** * ****** *** ***** ********** of ********* *** ****** ****** *****? *** ***** ** ******* were *** ***********?

****,

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*** ***** ** **** ****** ** **** *** ***** **** to **** ** **** ********** *** * *** ** ******, (i.e. ******** **********, **** *********, ****** ** ********, ********, *** light **********, ***.). *** *******, ** *** ****** *****, *** Lobby *** ******* **** **** *****, ******* **** **** **** often *** ******, ****** ******** ****** ** ******* *** ***** wall. * **** **** * ****** * ****** **** ****** WDR *********** ** ***** *********. *****'* ******* ** ***** **** will **** ** **** ** **** **** ******** *** **.

*'* ******* ***** *** **** ****** ******** **** **** *** offer ***** **** **** ***** ** ******* ******** **** ****** you ** ********* *** *********** **********, ****, ******** ***********, ***. I **** *** *** * ****** ** *** **** ***, but **** **** ** ** ** ***** ** ********* ****** what ***** ************* **** ** *****, ***** ***** **** ********** unusable ** *********** ** **** (** **** ***** ******** ** all).

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