Revit is an Autodesk computer-aided design (CAD) software tool used for building information modeling (BIM) by design-build construction teams. Revit is used in the digital design of buildings and their structural components, and integrates with other Autodesk software tools for purposes of virtual design and construction (VDC) management throughout a building’s construction lifecycle.
Drones scans of construction projects can be used in Revit to generate point clouds of the existing conditions of a building or site, which can then be imported into Revit for further analysis and manipulation. Here’s an example:
Site Scan point cloud brought into Revit
Revit is part of the Autodesk Architecture, Engineering, & Construction (AEC) Collection of software tools, which also includes popular tools such as AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Infraworks, and Navisworks. All of these tools feed into an integrated system of construction management software known as Building Information Modeling, or BIM.
Earthworks is the process of engineering involving excavation (cut) and movement (fill) of soils and rock for the purpose of grading a site. Drone software platforms enhance traditional earthwork processes by making it easier to collect, analyze, and share topography and volumetric data.
Navisworks is an Autodesk software tool used to manage, combine, and review various 3D model files.
Drone mapping software is a category of applications that enable drone flights for data collection and software for processing and analyzing this data.