Autodesk Revit 



Autodesk Revit software is built for Building information Modeling (BIM), helping professionals design, build, and maintain higher-quality, more energy-efficient buildings. Using the information-rich models created with Autodesk Revit software, architects, engineers, and construction firms can collaborate to make more-informed decisions earlier in the design process to deliver projects more efficiently. Any design changes made in Revit models are automatically updated throughout the model, keeping designs and documentation coordinated and more reliable. Autodesk Revit includes features for architectural design, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing, structural engineering, and construction and is available as part of Autodesk• Building Design Suite Premium and Ultimate editions, providing a comprehensive solution for the entire building project team.

Revit Features

Analysis

Lighting Analysis for Revit
Quickly expose electric and solar lighting results directly on a Revit model with Lighting Analysis for Revit, a cloud service that uses A360 Rendering.

Enhanced structural analytical model
The structural analytical model was improved in several different areas.

Energy analysis using building element
Perform energy analysis using detailed Revit models.

Structural analytical model
Revit and Revit Structure support the BIM process for structural engineers.

Energy Analysis for Revit
Energy Analysis tools in Revit support sustainable design decision making early in the design process.

Structural Analysis for Revit
Perform static analysis for various buildings from the cloud. More easily calculate different variants of the same model.

Collaboration


IFC Linking
Now an IFC file can be linked into an existing Revit project.

Interference check
Use interference checking to scan your Revit model for collisions between elements.

Worksharing
Worksharing distributes the power of the parametric building modeling environment across the project team.

Revit Server
Revit Server helps project teams in different locations to more easily collaborate on shared Revit models across a wide-area network (WAN).

Vault integration
Vault Collaboration software is designed to work with Revit.

A360 integration
Building Design Suite Premium and Ultimate customers who have Maintenance Subscription can access integrated A360 features, including rendering and energy analysis.

IFC certification
Autodesk supports BIM interoperability. Revit 2015 has been certified by BuildingSMART International for IFC version 2x3 Coordination View import and export.

Bidirectional links, multiple analysis packages
The structural analytical model in Revit software can be bi-directionally linked with Robot Structural Analysis Professional software.

Design


Trim/Extend Multiple Elements
Trim / Extend has been updated to enable for box selection of multiple elements.

Family Parameter Order Adjustment
Easily adjust the Family Parameter order to company standards.

Reinforcement for parts
Add reinforcement to concrete parts.

Presentation for Rebar Sets
Document multiple rebar within a host, only showing a representative subset, allowing the creation of legible reinforcement documentation.

Structural Section Properties
Now Structural Framing elements can be identified by their section type, containing consistent and unambiguous definition of sectional properties.

Calculation methods for pressure drop
Calculate pressure drop for duct and pipe using either Haaland or Colebrook equations in Mechanical Settings.

Tooltips for Family Parameters
Improve learnability by customizing Revit MEP tooltips and communicating parameters and their use.

Accuracy of "as-built" Model Definition
New capabilities and features enable precise definition and placement of structural framing elements in space.

Assembly Code Settings
New Manage Assembly Code Setting dialog allows user to change UniformatClassifications.txt location.

Pinned elements enhancements
Pinned elements are prevented from being deleted unless you specify. Elements must be unpinned before they can be deleted.

Temporary view templates
Minimize the need for saving and maintaining working views. This feature allows you to change view properties without affecting the saved view state.

Autodesk Exchange
Autodesk Exchange enables you to access extended Revit functionality and an expanded content library.

Parametric components
Parametric components, also known as families, are the basis for all building components designed in Revit.

Bidirectional associativity
In Revit, all model information is stored in one place. Any information that gets changed is effectively changed throughout the Revit model.

Conceptual design tools
Revit software offers easy-to-use conceptual design tools that support your creative flow.

HVAC/electrical design room color-fill plans
Communicate design intent visually with room color-fill plans.

Piping and electrical content
Many types of electrical content—including communications, fire safety, data, and nurse call—are available from within Revit.

System browser
Gain greater flexibility during design, and focus on the systems that are important to you with the system browser feature.

Enhanced MEP systems
Create and name custom duct and piping system types.

Sloped piping
In Revit software for MEP engineering, sloped piping tools support enhanced productivity for piping design.

Multiple materials modeling
Revit software for structural engineering includes building materials such as steel, cast-in-place concrete, pre-cast concrete, masonry, and wood.

Seek BIM content catalog
Add no-cost manufacturer-specific or generic building products and associated design content to Revit models.

Documentation


Enhanced Hidden lines
Parameter to control the visibility of Hidden Lines in your views.

Revision improvements
You can now delete revisions and better sketch revision clouds shapes.

Tag improvements
When you move a tagged element, or drag the tag head, the tag leader and elbow adjustment behavior is now consistent with that of text leaders.

Enhanced Schedules/material takeoffs
Schedule Enhancements with Parameters, Filter & Grand Totals.

Images in Schedules
Include images in schedules to convey graphical information for elements.

Keynoting Settings
Keynoting revision dialog has a single path with absolute / relative / library locations.

View References
Improved functionalty when changing the referenced view after a view reference has been created.

Duplicate Views
When you duplicate a view "Copy 1" is now added to the name.

Reinforcement Numbering
Rebar and fabric reinforcement now have number sequencing that matches with existing reinforcement.

Enhanced Multi Rebar Annotation
Multi Rebar Annotation, when applied to more than one rebar set, now includes enhancements such as grouping and sorting tags or segments.

Tapped duct and pipe tags
Now tag a numerical value along a tapped duct or pipe that varies along its length.

Construction modeling
Modeling tools help you derive better construction insight from design models.

Interoperability
Interoperability features enable you to work more efficiently with members of your extended project team.

Material Takeoff
This tool helps calculate detailed material quantities and track material quantities in cost estimates.

DWG, DWF, DXF, and DGN support
Revit imports, exports, and links your data with popular formats, including DWG™, DXF™, DGN, and IFC.

Tag on placement/by category
Tag mechanical, electrical, and plumbing components as they are being placed instead of tagging them as a separate set of steps.

Panel schedules
Work dynamically and experience greater flexibility by displaying panel schedule totals in current or load values.

Interface to external databases
Facilitate communications with third-party tools by outputting Revit model data to any ODBC-compliant database.

Structural details
Create details from views of a 3D model with additional annotations or from scratch with Revit for structural engineering 2D drafting tools.

Visualization


Anti-aliasing improvements
Turn on Anti-aliasing per view to smooth out lines on the screen.

Sketchy Lines
Achieve a hand drawn, informal sketch look, by just pushing a button.

Ray Trace usability improvements
Render faster without white noise.

Displaced views
Create exploded views of building designs to more clearly visualize building assemblies and view construction sequencing.

Design visualization
Capture design ideas in a near-photorealistic state.

Rendering
Cloud-based rendering helps designers, architects, engineers, and contractors to reduce time and project costs.