On June 8, Autodesk, Inc. announced that the installed base of Autodesk Revit Building software now exceeds 100,000 seats-making it one of the most widely adopted solutions for building information modeling (BIM) in the building industry. Built specifically for BIM, Revit Building lets architects and designers work on buildings holistically, rather than in terms of separate floor plans, sections and elevations. The company says the installed base has increased due to the speed with which architects and designers around the world are making the move to BIM.

"Autodesk Revit Building has helped us design better buildings and increase client satisfaction by improving communication with our clients and accelerating the decision making process," said Douglas Palladino, Principal, RTKL Associates. "Revit Building automatically coordinates work on individual drawings and schedule views across the entire model so our team spends their time thinking about the important aspects of the project, rather than just repeating menial tasks."

Revit Building is purpose-built for BIM and mirrors the real world of architecture by letting architects and designers work the way they think. Through Revit parametric change technology, any change is automatically coordinated throughout a project, including model views, drawing sheets, schedules, sections, plans and renderings -- making the design iteration and revision process significantly more streamlined. Revit Building is available as a stand-alone product or as part of the Autodesk AutoCAD Revit Series software bundle, which allows users to adopt BIM at their own pace and begin using the Revit platform without giving up their AutoCAD software.

"From the Freedom Tower in New York to world-class Pacific resorts, architecture firms around the world are using Autodesk Revit Building to communicate design proposals more quickly and clearly and produce higher quality construction documentation in less time to achieve competitive advantage," said Jay Bhatt, vice president, Autodesk Building Solutions Division.

With the recent releases of Autodesk Revit Systems for mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering and Autodesk Revit Structure for structural design and drafting, Autodesk now offers discipline-specific BIM solutions across the entire building design process. For additional information about Autodesk, please visit www.autodesk.com.