An RVT file is a file format used by Autodesk Revit software for storing 3D models and building information. RVT stands for Revit Project File.
Revit is a popular software used by architects, engineers, and designers for creating detailed building designs and models. The RVT file is the primary file format used to store the data created in Revit.
What is RVT file?
An RVT file contains information about the 3D model, such as the geometry of the building components, the relationships between the components, and the metadata associated with them. This information is stored in a structured format that allows users to navigate and manipulate the model using the Revit software.
In addition to the 3D model data, RVT files also contain information about the project, including project settings, project parameters, views, sheets, and schedules. This data is organized into a hierarchical structure that allows users to easily navigate and manage the project data.
RVT files can be shared between Revit users, making it easy for multiple users to collaborate on a single project. The files can also be exported to other formats, such as DWG or IFC, for use in other software applications.
Overall, RVT files are essential to the Revit software and are the foundation for creating complex building designs and models.
What are the main RVT file viewers?
There are several RVT file viewers available that allow you to view RVT files without needing to have the full Revit software installed. Here are a few examples:
- Autodesk Viewer: This is a free online viewer from Autodesk, the company that makes Revit. It allows you to view RVT files as well as other 2D and 3D file formats in your web browser.
- Navisworks Freedom: Navisworks Freedom is a free viewer from Autodesk that allows you to view RVT files, as well as other 3D file formats. It includes basic navigation and visualization tools.
- Solibri Model Viewer: Solibri Model Viewer is a free viewer that allows you to view RVT files and other BIM (Building Information Modeling) file formats. It includes tools for model navigation, measurements, and markups.
- BIMx: BIMx is a mobile app that allows you to view RVT files and other BIM file formats on your smartphone or tablet. It includes features such as 3D navigation, interactive hyperlinks, and virtual reality mode.
These are just a few examples of the many RVT file viewers available. The specific viewer you choose will depend on your needs and preferences.
How to export RVT to DWG?
DWG FastView is primarily a 2D and 3D CAD viewer for DWG, DXF, and DWF files. While it can open and view some other file formats, such as STEP, IGES, and STL, it is not specifically designed to open and view RVT files.
However, DWG FastView can export RVT files to the DWG or DXF file format, which can then be opened and viewed in DWG FastView or other compatible CAD software. To export an RVT file from Revit, go to the File menu, select Export > CAD Formats, and then choose the DWG or DXF file format.
DWG FastView - also a lightweight free RVT file viewer
DWG FastView has added the ability to open and view RVT files in recent updates. With this new feature, DWG FastView is now a lightweight and free RVT file viewer that can be used to view RVT files directly without needing to export them to other file formats first. Users can now open and view RVT files alongside other supported CAD file formats such as DWG, DXF, and DWF.