Thursday, November 18, 2010


So quite a few of my colleagues have posted that Project Vasari is now live on the labs. Yay! I'm really glad to see this released. Over the past few days I've tried a few things out just to test out some of my own questions. Here are a few key take aways I've found.
  • Yes you can open files saved from Vasari, in Revit.
  • Yes, you can open files saved from the full version of Revit, in Vasari.
  • What you can do with the file from the full version of Revit in Vasari is somewhat limited. Also, if the project is not modeled properly, the energy analysis portion of Vasari will not function properly.
  • From what I've been able to discern, there is no difference between the massing functionality of the full version of Revit and what is found in Vasari.
  • If you have Revit and are on subscription, you already have the energy modeling tools found in Vasari available to you via the new conceptual modeling package. However, Vasari does have the sun radiance tool to analyze surfaces whereas Revit does not.
  • If you already have and use both Revit and Ecotect in your workflow, Vasari is probably not for you.
However, don't let this stop you from getting into Vasari and exploring it. If you use Sketchup or Rhino to explore forms, find yourself wishing you had energy analysis tools in your workflow and eventually do stuff in Revit, give Vasari a look!

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