Download these technical white papers for information about learning and using Revit® software.
Air, Fluid Flow, and Thermal Simulation of Data Centers
This white paper offers insight into how mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineering firms can use Autodesk BIM 360 and Autodesk Revit 2013 to better simulate air, fluid flow, and thermal comfort in data centers to help better predict, optimize, and validate their designs early in the design process.
|Air, Fluid Flow, and Thermal Simulation of Data Centers (pdf - 508Kb)|
Data Exchange Standards in the AEC Industry
As a world leader in 3D design and engineering software, Autodesk works to support commonly used data exchange mechanisms within the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry.
This paper outlines the many ways Autodesk continues to promote data exchange standards for Building Information Modeling (BIM).
|Data Exchange Standards in the AEC Industry (pdf - 198Kb)|
Model Performance Technical Note
The Revit platform's performance can depend as much on the knowledge, skill, and practices of its users as on the hardware environment provided for the software. To address both of these areas, the Revit platform team has assembled this collection of hardware requirements, recommendations, and modeling best practices as researched by both internal development and our community of dedicated customers.
|Model Performance Technical Note (pdf - 973Kb)|
Revit ROI White Paper and Calculator
Want to know if a technology investment is worth it? Understanding the financial concept of return on investment, or ROI, is the first step. Using real-world productivity data from a survey of Revit® Architecture software users as an example, this white paper explains exactly what ROI means and how to calculate it. An interactive ROI worksheet is included.
|Revit ROI White Paper and Calculator (zip - 208Kb)|
Autodesk Revit Architecture
Conceptual Design and Analysis in Autodesk Revit Architecture 2011
Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2011 includes a robust collection of easy-to-use modeling and analysis tools for quick and precise design conceptualization, visualization, and communication. This white paper details how CASE Design, a design technology consultancy based in New York City, used the new conceptual design tools to explore design alternatives and address various environmental, constructability, and aesthetic requirements.
|Conceptual Design and Analysis with Revit (pdf - 7840Kb)|
Autodesk Revit MEP
Buro Happold Case Study
In this case study Buro Happold discusses how they used Autodesk Revit to design a high-performing school and learning center in England not only for modeling and coordination, but also to create the construction documents.
|Buro Happold Case Study (pdf - 641Kb)|
Transition to Revit MEP
This white paper offers insight into how mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineering firms are transitioning to BIM by profiling the best practices of one firm that has recently implemented Autodesk® Revit® MEP.
|Transition to Revit MEP (pdf - 1308Kb)|
Hybrid MEP Design and Documentation
Many MEP engineering firms are challenged when implementing building information modeling (BIM) on building projects for the first time. This white paper provides guidance on how to leverage Autodesk’s core MEP engineering products and supporting solutions to better deliver an MEP BIM project.
|Hybrid MEP Design and Documentation (pdf - 393Kb)|
Autodesk Revit Structure
Integrating Revit Structure and Robot Structural Analysis Professional
This paper explores the interoperability between Revit Structure and Autodesk® Robot™ Structural Analysis Professional software, including recommended workflows, analytical modeling best practices, and the details of the data exchange between the two software solutions.
|Integrating Revit Structure and Robot Structural Analysis Professional (pdf - 5391Kb)|