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Components of the Building Modeling Environment

The Building Modeling Environment includes components for all aspects of working with building models, including:

  • creating and editing
  • analysis and simulation
  • collaborating and coordinating
  • viewing  

The specific tools that you should download and install depends on your role in your team's project. This list will continue to evolve and be updated throughout the year.

Creating and Editing Tools

 Tool  Used By
 Revit 2020

Note:  If you already have Revit 2019 installed on your computer, uninstall it and install the new 2020 version.  Several product features that you will need are only available in the 2020 version.

All model creators/editors




Collaboration and Coordination Tools

 Tool  Used By
BIM 360 Glue  All model creators/editors
Navisworks Manage 2020 Construction 

Analysis and Simulation Tools

 Tool  Used By
ETABS 17 Structural
CSIxRevit 2020 Structural
Structural Analysis Toolkit Add-In for Revit 2020 Structural


Viewing Tools 

 Tool  Used By
BIM 360 Glue Mobile App (iPad only) All model creators/editors
BIM 360 Documents (iPhone, iPad, Web) All model creators/editors
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