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 ******.

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Revit **. *******

********** *** ********* **** ******* ** * *********, ****** ******** platform, ******* ***** ** * *********** ****** *** ******** ********** tool ******** *** *** ************ ********. ***** ***** **** *** ******* AutoCAD, *** **** ************* *** ********** ** ******** ***** *** available **** *******. **** *********** ***** ***** *** *********** ******* ********'* ***** *** *** ******* ******** 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)

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

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

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***! ** ****'* ***** ** ******. ** ***'* *** **; 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 ***** ***** ********?

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****,

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