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    Default Origin of the name Revit

    Does anyone know what "Revit" stands for? I've heard it was derived from "Revise It" and "Revisit" but am not sure which, if either, is actually correct. Thanks

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    Cool Re: Origin of the name Revit

    "revise instantly" as I recall..


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    Smile Re: Origin of the name Revit

    I thought it was for Revolutionary Technology

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    Default Re: Origin of the name Revit

    Quote Originally Posted by cliff collins View Post
    "revise instantly" as I recall..


    cheers.......

    This is correct.
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    Default Re: Origin of the name Revit

    There is a similar thread
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    "Revit Name"

    The Revit name is an invented word designed to imply revision and speed. Since our original name idea Perspective was taken by a spec application, we (Charles River Software at the time) hired a public communication consultant to assist in developing a name. Revit won out over a number of other proposals inlcuding Archadia and the one I found the oddest, Estuary. In the end, although it seemed unique, Revit was also being used (and still is I believe) by a Dutch manufacturer of leather motorcycle clothing. Despite the number of interesting mispronunciations and parodies I have heard, the name seems to have worked quite well.
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    Some other names that were considered:
    Anyware, Associa, Cambient, Cyclorama, Datrix, Delta Point, Ditto, Dymension, Kaleido, Resonant, Reverberant, Sequent, Synchronix, Synsym, Vium, Occulus, Revkor, Staccatto, Whole Building, Elevation, Parabuilding, VantagePoint, BuildBase, and Parapet.

    Everyone in-house liked the name Edifice, but when we mentioned it at a focus group with architects their faces turned sour and that name candidate was eliminated in a fraction of a second. (Side note: while we were researching that name, we found a demolition company called Edifice Wrecks!)
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    Default Re: Origin of the name Revit

    Quote Originally Posted by Priit.L View Post
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    Revit was also being used (and still is I believe) by a Dutch manufacturer of leather motorcycle clothing.
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    There application of the name is a little different. They use Rev'it with an apostrophe. Their press almost always has it in all caps. And they do make some nice stuff.
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    Default Re: Origin of the name Revit

    I worked for Revit Technology Corporation, and we were told the name came from a brainstorming session where the two words 'revise' and 'instantly' were chosen to define the most revolutionary aspect of the software: revising an element anywhere changes it everywhere, in any view. Revit was then created from blending the two words.

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