Its interesting to note that Revit LT can actually modify elements that it cannot create. What if you created a ‘library’ type Revit LT project, and then copied (or just moved / modified) these elements to give you some semblance of full Revit functionality? Even if you started with an RVT file from full Revit that includes 10 copies of the underlined objects from the list below — then, open in LT and see how you go? Just an idea…
When working in a project that was created using Revit, the Revit LT user can do the following:
- Add elements that are supported by Revit LT.
- Add instances of families that were loaded into the Revit project, even if the family categories are not generally supported by Revit LT.
- Move elements that were created using Revit but that are not supported by Revit LT, such as (not a complete list):
- Adaptive components
- Assemblies and parts
- Panel-based curtain elements
- In-place elements
- Move and modify the following elements created using Revit:
- Stairs by sketch
- Slanted columns
Using Revit LT to Add and Modify Elements in Revit Projects – WikiHelp
From Daniel Gijsbers blog:
“if you try to open a revit workshared file (central file) with LT it right away makes a copy of the file with LT added to it’s name.
But what is even more surprising it leaves the central file intact. With that I mean I saved the central file in Revit LT and next I open the same file in it’s bigger brother. Big Revit says right away: Would you like to create a new local? In other words, you are trying to open a central file. Revit LT doesn’t throw away the worksets!
When you have opened the file take a look at the worksharing display
Revit LT has created it’s own workset… called Revit LT user”
Read more about the implications of this:
Daniel on Autodesk AEC software: Revit files and Revit LT
Will Autodesk release more information on Revit LT (formerly Project Spark) at the upcoming ‘Lead the Way’ event? BIMnova thinks so:
It is likely that later this month for the virtual event Autodesk Lead the Way , to be presented this year’s version for different Autodesk product families. That’s when you know new version brings Revit 2013 and hopefully will include more information about Revit LT.
Google Translate of BIMnova post
The event is 22 days away – it is scheduled for 29 March 2012.
To further promote the BIM approach to those who think it is too complicated and too expensive, Autodesk will launch a version of Revit LT, which will be delivered at the same time that Autocad LT for 200 € more, or a total investment of € 1 500. “We have more than one million legal licenses of AutoCAD LT in the ACS in the world which we will propose a change and this bundle.” For the record, a license of Revit is worth about € 6,500. “For those who have complex needs but punctual, we will also propose in the course of a monthly rental for € 200 per month for a full Revit or € 40 per month for Revit LT”.
via Google Translate of (PLM: Autodesk at the forefront of BIM – Industry and Technologies)
It seems that this information originated with Nicolas Mangon, Senior Director AEC Strategy and Marketing at Autodesk.
Heads-up from Revitez
Are you interested in testing and providing feedback for a technology preview of a lighter version of Revit? If the answer is “Oh YES!” check out these links!
Revit LTish Product Available for Download from Autodesk Labs – Between the Lines