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Make a revit version, with the level of functions as Revit lt, but with the possibility to add plug-in software, such as Vray, Enscape, etc.

Make a revit version, with the level of functions as Revit lt, but with the possibility to add plug-in software, such as Vray, Enscape, etc.

Make it possible to make a Revit version, with the functions from Revit lt, but with an option to add plug-in software to render. I work with the full version of Revit on a daily basis. I'm not even using 50% of the programs functions, but I have to use the full version to be able to render in external software - That dosen't make any sense.

I'm not saying that Autodesk just have to add it to Revit lt, I will gladly pay some extra money to get that exstra function in a new version, I just think It's unnecessary to pay full price, for something you don't use.

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Brent-FabricArch
Explorer

Please allow Revit LT to support plug-ins.  My company uses Revit LT and its perfect for what we need.

We don't want or need to upgrade to the full version of Revit. However, it would be extremely helpful to have the support of add-ins, especially the STL exporter for instance. 

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Anonymous
Not applicable

Hello, I suggest that the plugins for Revit LT be enabled, as a CYPE user it would be very interesting to be able to use the Open Bim complement for Revit, being able to design the model in Revit LT and then calculate everything in CYPE.

 

Regards,

Anonymous
Not applicable

Totally agree.

Anonymous
Not applicable

We just ordered a couple of Revit LT licences and I hoped we could export to Collada (.dae). We use Lumion which has it's own exporter. The possibility of plugins makes Revit LT perfect for what we need and allow 3rd party to develop the plug-ins. This way the Autodesk development team can focus on other things 😉

phinUCG4D
Explorer

Please add 'Add-ins' tab to Autodesk LT,

it is needed by small practices as well as large practices.

support small businesses.

add ins are created by external companies so it should be supported in LT.

shivraj.panaich
Enthusiast

Having API support for 3rd party plugins would be great. I dont need work-sharing, MEP or other capabilities of Revit but I do really need 3rd party plug in support. As a small business we cannot justify the cost increase to full Revit as this comes to around £3000/year instead of Revit LT at £560ish/year per seat. 

 

I could justify the cost increase being as great as is for very large collaborative projects where the fees are relative to work but working in small scale residential projects we are no way the same level of fee scale to get to use basic software feature of 3rd party plugin. 

 

 

Being able to use 3rd party plugin for framing and render sync with Lumion would be perfect. The current existing cloud render isn't exactly ideal for creating new textures quickly and easily. 

 

At the moment we are split between deciding to carry on with Revit LT or transitioning to Archicad for cost/benefit. As we would get the capabilities we require but the disadvantage of being the content we have created with Revit would have to be redone + time to learn established workflow. 

 

 

Kind Regards

Shiv 

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semhustej
Advocate

Hi,

 

we are currently addressing the same problem at our small interior design studio. We would like to use Enscape in our workflow, but upgrading to full Revit is not an option due to prohibitive cost. Cloud rendering also cannot replace the immediate feedback that Enscape provides.

Autodesk has it's own solution, Live, but that is only offered as part of the whole Architecture collection.

From our understandig ArchiCAD START (or Solo edition in US) provides API support, which enables it to use plugins. Once Enscape develops plugin for this edition, we'll definitely be considering that option.

 

Tomas

Anonymous
Not applicable

 agreed

100% agree. Solo/small firms need that functionality and affordability. 

Agreed. Solo/small firms need  that functionality & affordability. 

vitormsantunes
Participant

My sugestion it's not new.

I sugest that Autodesk enable plugins in Revit LT.
Using Twinmotion, Enscape or DiRoots plugins for example, will save many hours of work.

 

Thank you very much.

Vítor Antunes

 

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kimberly.fuhrman
Autodesk

Hi, @vitormsantunes ,

 

Here are several similar Ideas. I would like to combine yours with these:

Add-ins / Plug-ins for Revit LT - Autodesk Community

Plugins Revit LT - Autodesk Community

Add 'Add-ins' to Revit LT - Autodesk Community

 

Thank you for your submission!

Kimberly

vitormsantunes
Participant

Hi Kimberly,

 

I've already seen that ideas you refer to.

Please consider combining those ideas with mine

 

Thank you very much

Vítor

vitormsantunes
Participant

Hi @kimberly.fuhrman , 

I can't see my post, can you please tell me what happened?

 

Thank you!

kimberly.fuhrman
Autodesk

@vitormsantunes  It was combined with this one, but I'm not seeing it now, either. Let me look into it. I do have a copy of your original post.

 

Also, there are supposed to be 12 comments, but I only see 7. I'll check!!

vitormsantunes
Participant

Thank you @kimberly.fuhrman 

My post is available now but its not on the first page anymore

kimberly.fuhrman
Autodesk

Hi, @Anonymous ,

 

Here are some similar threads...

Add-ins / Plug-ins for Revit LT - Autodesk Community

Revit LT - API support needed for external programs (Lumion etc) - Autodesk Community

What do you think about combining your post with these?

 

Thank you for your submission!

Kimberly

Anonymous
Not applicable

@kimberly.fuhrman Hi Kimberly. Sure! how do I combine? and what's the benefit of it?

kimberly.fuhrman
Autodesk

Thank you, @Anonymous ! I can do the combining... the benefit is all of the votes will be combined as well, giving all three Ideas a boost!

patrick
Explorer

Revit LT is an incredible value but I think we would all be willing to pay a bit more for add-in integration.

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