RevitX, LLC. founder Joseph Fontana built the foundation of the earliest RevX® in 2010. However, the digital design principles were developed over two decades and have evolved into an elegant solution that produces the most valuable commodity… Time. RevX® is an idea… developed to reduce liability through clash coordination, create precise documentation and execute BIM production in 1/10th the time of standard BIM protocols.
What is a RevX® project template?
RevX® is actually, not a template at all. It is a project RVT file that has been developed by identifying the maximum scope of requirements for client and DOB deliverables. RevX® is a project, developed to 93% completion of logistics by identifying and documenting redundant startup BIM requirements. This methodology eliminates the need to ever replicate the information that exists similarly in all CD sets. More specifically, RevX® is a project facilitating command and control of 820 sheets, 69 RSVP (Revit Synchronized Viewport) DWG files, 75 view templates, 47 custom duct and pipe system families and 93 shared parameters.
90% of a RevX®project that is not needed can be deleted in 1/100th of the time it takes to create the needed 10% from scratch. RevX® generates quantifiable profit that grows exponentially in time over the life of a project and multiplies by the projects produced annually throughout the life of a firm. RevX® offers the options of developing 2D production 100% in Revit via 345 synchronized drafting boundaries, or 100% in AutoCAD via 69 synchronized viewport DWG files. Both options are aligned to those 820 sheets. In general… RevX® is the Architect of BIM-Ops and procedural protocols. It orchestrates the collaboration of a MEP engineering team, facilitates a ballet of design between the trades and simplifies control of document logistics.
Why not just use a Revit template?
In short… Time. You either waste yours… or pay someone to waste theirs. In detail… MEP setup requires BIM technicians to review and adjust over 18,000 view graphic overrides when linking in other consultant models for optimal performance and critical construction documentation graphic standards. This process must be repeated for every newly linked model at the beginning of every new project. The process also must be adjusted per floor and again for the specific requirements of E-LIGHT, E-POWER, FA FIRE ALARM, M-DUCT, M-PIPE, P-PIPE, SP-PIPE.
How much control is built into RevX®? What does that control mean?
1.5 million lines of code control a F-22 Raptor fighter jet. 3.5 million lines fly a US military drone. 5.2 million lines navigate the Mars Curiosity Rover. 8.6 million executed commands to build RevX® and establish control over procedural protocols. That control determines the predictable results produced by RevX®. 8 years of evolutionary development to adjust and perfect the process, one new project at a time. 11 years to build a ballet of 568 keyboard commands so they do not step on each other’s toes.
What are the challenges BIM leads face when developing a similar RevX® concept?
These operations must be executed while maintaining client deliverables and are responsible for the protocols that direct BIM operations.
What are the cost analysis variables to develop a similar RevX® concept… and the impacts on annual profit for a firm?
Cost analysis variables = Total hours of development + total hours of implementation and or integration + total hours of time lost to correct procedures that are inefficient + total hours of manual documentation x a firm’s hourly rate billed to a client x total hours billed by a Revit specialist at their rate = Cost estimate to develop a similar RevX® concept.
Annual profit = Total hours of current BIM production for an average project – time spent to produce that same project with RevX® x a firm’s hourly rate billed to a client x the projects billed for a quarter x 4 = Annual profit estimate when using RevX®.
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