February 16, 2012, 08:51:53 pm
For Architects, Revit is best because it is a BIM authoring tool. The documents, schedules,
Mech./Elect./Plumb. Engineering, Structural Eng. is all done in Revit.
So using SU creates a "dual modeling effort" which is best avoided--thus our choice for Revit.
Sometimes SU is chosen because "it's faster"--but that is a loaded question. "Faster" to do WHAT? Produce a throw-away surface model that has no intelligence/BIM ability? Yes.
Is SU the best overall tool for Architects? No.
Another advantage of Revit is it has Mental Ray built-in, and export via FBX to Max is a very good workflow for raytracing renders and animations.
Now that Lumion has provided a Revit plug-in, the "viz" solution is clear. Revit + Lumion = Awesome!