Saturday, December 3, 2011

BIM Content for Revit

This post contains a listing of known websites hosting content for Revit. We’ll try to keep this post updated as sites change or new ones are created. This information was partially compiled from Mario Guttman’s AU 2011 class “Revit Family Counseling” (visit Mario’s own site whitefeet.com for custom Revit tools).

Manufacturer’s Content

Autodesk Seek – content aggregated by Autodesk; contains default Revit families as well as manufacturer-specific content, low to moderate quality control; content in a variety of formats, search can filter for specific formats; free, no registration required.

ARCAT – generic and manufacturer-specific content; modeled by ARCAT, high quality control; free, no registration required.

bimstore – manufacturer-specific content; modeled by bimstore, high quality control; free, registration required for downloading content.

SmartBIM – manufacturer-specific content; modeled by SmartBIM, high quality control; free, no registration required.

Sweets – manufacturer-specific content, modeled by manufacturers, quality control unknown; various formats, can’t filter by format type; free, registration required for download; much of the 3D content is in SketchUp format.

RevitComponents – manufacturer-specific and general content, mostly modeled by site author; quality control unknown; free, registration not required.

ArcXL – Revit and CAD details (2D); drafted by ArcXL, quality control unknown; free, registration required for download.

Content for Sale

Broutek – buy and download content; purchase content credit packs which range from $32 to $60 per credit; content custom made by request/payment.

PinnacleCAD – custom content creation for fee; samples available.

Yellowbryk – premade Revit content and custom content services.

RevitBay – premade Revit content.

FormFonts – subscription site with a variety of content and formats, can’t filter for specific formats

TurboSquid – variety of general content; high quality. (Hyperlink will direct to Revit content)

ArchVision RPC – wide variety of rendered entourage; high quality.

Community Content

RevitCity – downloadable user content, no quality control; free, registration required for downloading content.

RevitForum – downloadable user content, no quality control; free, registration required for downloading content.

8 comments:

Elrond said...

Useful list. Some other sources I am aware of:

ProductSpec (NZ): http://www.productspec.net/cad-files.aspx?index=0&ext=.rvt

JELD-WEN Windows & Doors (UK, configurable): http://www.parametrx.com/912/templates/index.asp?

HILTI (UK): http://www.hilti.co.uk/holuk/page/module/home/browse_main.jsf?lang=en&nodeId=-411802

Bradley (US MEP based): http://www.bradleycorp.com/bim/products/bim/

Bimstop (UK?) http://bimstop.com/blog/category/flutter-post/revit-formats/

Revit Warehouse (UK Manufacturer specific, not much content): http://www.flexymodels.com/revitwarehouse.html

VladimĂ­r Michl said...

Quite a lot of free Revit families at http://www.cadforum.cz

Phil Pleiss said...

There is this post on AUGI with MEP content...

http://forums.augi.com/showthread.php?t=99663

Scott said...

I guys we actually recently just relaunched the version 2 of BIMstop.com we've seen some great uploads, with a lot more of our own to come. So would love to hear what people think!

Chad said...

www.designcontent.com.au

CADmando 2d/3d design & drafting said...
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akg980 said...

Could you add Revit Furniture, producer of high quality Revit content at: http://www.revitfurniture.com/

CADmando 2d/3d design & drafting said...

There are lots of really great sites out there offering FREE CAD block and BIM content downloads and this is a really useful list that has been compiled here. I'd like to add a few of my sites which are currently in development if I may...

http://www.bimbandit.com - FREE Revit models and BIM content
http://www.cadpirate.com - FREE 2D CAD blocks
http://www.cadsniper.com - FREE 3D CAD blocks
http://www.skpwizard.com - FREE Sketchup 3D models and sketchup component warehouse
http://www.texturewarrior.com - FREE texture maps and 3D materials
http://www.3dshero.com - FREE 3D studio max models