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GAP Resources for Architects

This page is dedicated to providing fellow architects with the best resources for aiding in time management, work tools, and everything possible to help you work as efficiently as possible.  Below you will find links and resources to some of our most favored things to help you work better.

Revit Architecture + workflow

Here are some of our favorite sites that offer BIM families for use in your projects.  

Revit Content

These guys make great families.  Everything from Windows, Doors, Bi-fold Families, Garage Doors, Elevators, Escalators, Kitchen Cabinetry, Seating, Retail Furniture, Swimming Pools, and even apple computer components to add to your drawings.  All VERY reasonably priced.



Been using this for years, but the quality of the families can be hit-or-miss.  do your homework before downloading into your project.



High quality Revit Content with manufacturer information that you can specify.



Great selection of digital assets - quite a bit of furniture that is available in various formats (ie: CAD, Sketchup, Revit, also hi-res images

3d rendering software that we recommend

There are a lot of 3d rendering programs out there.  These are the ones that we recommend based on the following criteria:  1. Ease of learning/use.  2. quality produced  3. cost 

Lumion 3d

Very easy and intuitive to learn and produce high quality renderings in a fraction of the time compared to other rendering software.  If you have limited knowledge of how to produce renderings, Lumion will come easy to you with no experience and offers very high quality results that your clients will absolutely LOVE.



Unbelievable, but now offered with your REVIT 2024 subscription.  Another great software for producing high quality renderings.  Best of all, using Datasmith, you can literally connect to your VR set and allow your clients to walk thru your designs before they are realized.  This is very streamline for your workflow and like Lumion, very easy to learn and navigate.


D5 render

High quality output at a fraction of the cost of the others.  Pretty amazing results but haven't yet used this software.



High quality render engine that works directly with REVIT - not a bad option if you're looking for simplicity of use.


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