Autodesk Revit is a building information modeling software for architects, landscape architects, structural engineers, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineers, designers, and contractors. Revit comes under BIM software and BIM is short for Building Information Modeling. It is a process of creating a 2D sketch and then transforming it into a 3D model.
SketchUp is a 3D modeling computer program for a wide range of drawing applications such as architectural, interior design, landscape architecture, civil and mechanical engineering, film and video game design. SketchUp belongs to CAD software. CAD stands for Computer-aided design.
Revit is aimed at more complex projects of whole infrastructures.
Whereas Sketchup can be used for complex products too but it works better for interior design and 3D animation tools.
We will look into the differences among the two in detail:
Revit - BIM
SketchUp - CAD
- Structural engineering and fabrication
- MEP engineering and fabrication
- Parametric components
- Global Parameters
- Layer manager
- 2D models
- 3D models
- Plugins and renders
SketchUp: Windows, Mac
(Source of Info: www.sculpteo.com)
Both the software are extensively used in the industry and has [proved their excellence. Faults exist, yet people prefer these, acknowledging the technological advancements and