Revit Technology Corporation Ships Revit Release 4.0

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-- Revit’s Concurrent Building Assets Provide Advanced Information Management Across the Building Design and Production Enterprise --

Waltham, MA -- November 30, 2001 - Revit Technology Corporation (, creator of the first parametric building modeller for the AEC industry, today announced general availability of Revit 4.0. This latest version of Revit delivers hundreds of new and enhanced capabilities that support well-documented building designs more quickly than ever before. Revit 4.0 - the 10th release since April 2000 - makes clearer than ever before the contrast between sophisticated architectural design and production systems and previous-generation legacy CAD. Revit 4.0’s advanced parametric building technology supports architects, structural engineers and construction professionals by presenting building information appropriately for each discipline. Architects, engineers and builders each work as they prefer, unconstrained by the burden of manual coordination of deliverables placed on them by lesser systems.

Building professionals using Revit 4.0 work naturally in familiar, conventional drawing and schedule views of the project. As they work graphically, drawing the building, the parametric building model captures information about the development of the project for other building drawings and documentation. As a result, additional information is simultaneously created that enables architects and construction professionals to quantify the scope of a project’s content and materials.

“For building design and analysis applications to add real value to the facility information lifecycle, they must be able to share their data without disrupting the way people work,” said architect and industry analyst Jerry Laiserin, FAIA, of Woodbury, New York. “Concurrent building assets represent a unique approach to design communication that leverages Revit’s inherent database functionality and ease of use while supporting familiar work flow between architects and other professionals involved in the building design process.”

Among the numerous features introduced in this latest release of Revit is a significantly advanced capacity for complex and expressive geometry, supporting architects and designers in creating highly imaginative designs within the industry’s most powerful architectural production system. Revit enables architects to sketch and describe areas of different appearance, design, color or texture on any surface within the model producing highly detailed renderings and other documentation.

“Revit 4.0’s site planning capabilities and speed enhancements for managing larger projects are two of the many new features we are most eager to leverage,” said David Warman, co-founder and owner of WOW Architecture in Chicago. “Revit 4.0 will also empower our firm to integrate material take-offs with our finance systems, streamlining both our design and business processes.”

Revit 4.0 also delivers the first structural engineering package ever integrated into a parametric building modelling system. Engineers can concurrently lay out structural framing by simply picking building supports, and Revit’s parametric building modeller automatically creates relationships between and among the building elements. All structural documents are always up-to-date and consistent with the architectural data, even as multiple designers work simultaneously on the model.

“Architectural and A/E firms and design-builders will find Revit 4.0 both more powerful and adaptable than any other architectural design tool available,” said David Lemont, CEO of Revit Technology Corporation. “Because Revit can automatically create complete architectural, structural and construction deliverables faster, better and more easily than any other system, Revit has become the must-have design and production system in the AEC industry. This latest release widens the gap between Revit and legacy systems.”

Pricing and availability
Revit 4.0 is available in worldwide English to subscribers at starting today. All current subscribers will also receive a Revit release 4.0 CD-ROM in December 2001. There are no upgrade fees for current subscribers. Revit 4.0 supports metric and imperial projects interchangeably. Local layering standards for export to legacy CAD systems can be installed based on the user’s preference. Revit 4.0 installation has been updated to support Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Israel and the Netherlands with localized parametric content.

For as little as $149 monthly for a single annual subscription charged to a major credit card, US subscribers to Revit’s parametric building modeller have access to all upgrades and maintenance, instructor-led Internet-based training and toll-free customer support. Revit subscriptions are available monthly, quarterly and yearly and can be aggregated to achieve additional savings. Revit is available outside the US in Canada, the UK, the Netherlands, Italy, the Middle East, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand through a network of Revit-certified Solutions Providers. Please visit for a complete list and contact information.

About Revit Technology Corporation
Founded in 1997, Revit Technology Corporation is revolutionizing building design with Revit -- the first parametric building modeler developed for the AEC industry. Revit’s advanced parametric technology offers unprecedented ease of use in a product that has been designed to enable architects, engineers, owner/operators and construction professionals to transform the entire process by which buildings are designed, constructed and operated over their lifecycle. With offices in the United States and United Kingdom, and Revit Solutions Providers throughout the EU, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific, Revit’s revolutionary building technology is in use by leading architectural, building and construction management firms such as Little & Associates Architects, George B.H. Macomber Company, NBBJ, WAT&G and WOW Architecture. Investors in Revit Technology Corporation include Dassault Systemes S.A. (Nasdaq: DASTY, Bourse de Paris), FleetBoston Financial Corporation (NYSE: FBF), Atlas Venture and North Bridge Venture Partners. For more information, please visit or call +1-781-839-5300.

Revit is a trademark of Revit Technology Corporation.

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