Autodesk brought “on demand” interactivity to the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) with the introduction of Autodesk Revit Live (formerly Autodesk LIVE) in July 2016. Autodesk Revit Live is a cloud-based service that transforms a Revit model into an immersive experience in just one click.
In October 2016, Autodesk announced the next milestone in the evolution of Revit Live with support for VR gear from HTC Vive or Oculus Rift with just two mouse clicks.
In February 2017, Autodesk released Revit Live 1.7 (formerly Autodesk LIVE). According to the company, the name change reflects the integrated functionality within Revit and the ability to extend BIM to immersive visualization and virtual reality. The new name — Autodesk Revit Live — will first appear on March 9 on the product center website (http://www.autodesk.com/products/live/overview), with the full implementation of the name change to take effect in April with the next product release.
In addition, Autodesk announced the following:
- Support for Revit LT — previously available only for users of Revit
- Level of Details geometry generation and material instancing have also been added, resulting in a 20 percent performance improvement for users when working with large models [e.g., a hospital complex] and virtual reality.
- Custom building materials are now supported in Revit Live, giving customers greater flexibility to create unique visualizations.