To Infinity and Beyond – Walking the Revit Road

8 October 2018All, Architecture and Engineering, Revit



“There seems to be no sign of intelligent life anywhere.” With this report back to the Universe Protection Unit, Buzz Lightyear had us nodding our heads. We’ve all been there! But just as Buzz eventually found the best friends a Space Ranger can have, you, too, can find friends to count on when you walk the Revit Road. Because you’ve got a friend in Applied Software.

For previous blog posts, see 8 Things Even Your Dog Would Love About Revit 2019. . . 8 Things Your Cat Couldn’t Care Less About in Revit 2019 . . . and . . . 10 Steps to a Fantastic Voyage Inside Your Revit Designs.

The fact is, there is intelligent life out there, and it’s at Applied Software. Just a few bonus tips we offer to our friends who walk the Revit Road:

  • What’s New: If you’ve made the big commitment – not marriage . . . upgrading your Revit – be sure to check out the Resources section of Revit 2019, which gives you a “What’s New” There is also a Help menu on all of the new features. Take a look through them before it’s an emergency. The Resources section also shows the system requirements for your software to run effectively. Sure, an inadequate computer system might be a first-world problem, but it’s still a problem when you make a living using software.
  • Revit Ideas: If you’re curious about how much input mere users have into the process of developing new versions of Revit, you should check out the Autodesk blog site Revit Roadmap Update. A matrix has been developed which shows the future of where Revit development is heading. The color-block matrix shows what’s been delivered in 2019, what was a user recommended Revit Idea, and what’s not available yet. There are still some Revit Ideas that are in the planning stages to be delivered later. This gives you an idea of what you can expect from Revit in the future.

There were 15+ user recommended Revit Ideas integrated into Revit 2019. If you think you might want to be a part of that process, there is a Revit Ideas link so you can provide your own ideas about where you feel Revit functionality should be going. You can even apply to be on the Beta Team as a tester for version 2020, which we will probably see next Spring. It’s a commitment, but also the true badge of a power user.

  • Applied Software: In addition to reading and following the Autodesk blog, check out the Applied Software website. There’s a lot of talent you can benefit from at Applied Software. Your industry is transforming every day, leaving a technology divide between product and productivity. Bridge that gap with the real-world experts at Applied Software and a vast array of product add-ons, workflow expertise, customized programming, knowledgeable technical staff, informative webinars, events, blog posts, and training that will empower you to undertake and accomplish more. Follow this link to request a personal demonstration of Revit 2019.
  • Desktop App: Regarding Service Packs and updates, you should have the Autodesk desktop app installed on your system. This is the easiest way to launch Autodesk software updates. As it is so aptly described by Autodesk: Desktop app delivers and applies updates and security patches to all 2015 and later versions of Microsoft Windows-based Autodesk products. If you are an individual user, you can also download full products from this app unless your account administrator restricts your permissions in Autodesk Account.

Desktop app provides updates based on the status of your licenses. When a hot fix, service pack or security patch becomes available, Autodesk desktop app displays a notification alert in your computer’s system tray. What a deal!

What can you expect in the future as you walk the Revit Road? Innovation, advancement and exciting times. When the Revit Road looks rough ahead . . . just remember what Applied Software says . . . you’ve got a friend in me.

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