Cut Geometry Enhancements
Additional categories have been enabled to allow cutting in the project environment.
The following categories/sub-categories can now be used to cut and be cut in the project environment:
- Slab Edge
- Roof Soffit
- Structural Foundations
- Wall Sweeps
- Mass Void Form
Search in Project Browser
A search function is now available at the top of the Project Browser. The search starts automatically and updates relevant results as you type. The matched keywords are highlighted in the filtered list on all levels of the hierarchy in the Project Browser.
Schedule Revision Clouds
Quickly manage your revision cloud parameter information using revision cloud schedules. Create revision cloud schedules to better review and manage all the revision clouds in your project and see which view or sheet they belong to. This way, you can easily see each revision in your project and make modifications, or directly edit the schedule fields if necessary.
When creating a schedule, you can now pick revision clouds as a category. By default, you will only see three available fields: Comments, Mark and Revision.
However, you can also use the dropdown menu to pick parameters from the Revision, the Views, the Sheets or the Project Information.
Here’s an example of our completed revision schedule:
In the “Comments” field, you can describe the nature of the revision. Or, you could add project parameters for additional information about each revision cloud. You can also select one of the rows and use the “Highlight in Model” tool to quickly see where the cloud is located.
Overall, this is a simple but greatly helpful addition to Revit. The benefits might be primarily for internal use, helping to control and validate the multiple revisions and keep track of all the clouds.
Link Coordination Models
Visually cross-check between models of various disciplines and phases of a project. In 3D views, visually compare collaboration models created in Revit or other modeling tools for coordination purposes. Link Navisworks files (NWD or NWC file) or link to file formats viewable in Autodesk Docs. You can link directly to views from Autodesk Docs without downloading the file to a local resource. Views linked from Autodesk Docs use permissions from the Autodesk Docs account to manage access, making it easier to use the collaboration workflow when IP protection is important. Coordination model views are lightweight representations that provide context for your Revit model.
Create Energy Analytical Model by Elements in a 3D View
Use a section box, view filters, or Visibility/Graphic Overrides to display elements in a 3D view and include only those elements when you generate the energy analytical model.
Textures Visual Styles
Use the new Textures visual style to apply the texture of render materials without lighting effects. When creating a presentation or view where you want to show the texture of a material but without lighting effect or rendering, use the Textures visual style. The Textures visual style applies the appearance asset of materials to elements in the model but lighting effects are not applied. The texture appears in an even value across all surfaces in the model.
Textures have the same lighting effect as the Consistent Colors style. However, it displays the texture images from the materials instead of the colors and line patterns. This style offers much better performance than the “Realistic” mode. This will be helpful to quickly test material textures and perhaps for presentation views as well.
Color Book Dialog
Specify colors using third-party color books or user-defined color books. Choose a color from the available color books to use in the Windows Color dialog.
My Insights on Revit Home
My Insights are delivered to Revit Home giving you insights on your software use and suggestions to improve your experience. My Insights brings data about your software use to Revit Home. Data is analyzed and personalized Insights are delivered which may help you improve your experience which may include:
- Application performance and file statistic reports
- Command summary usage report
- Command and feature recommendations
- Learning path tips
User Interface Modernization
Over 2000 icons were replaced with new modernized versions. These changes improved the visibility of contextual tabs and the Options Bar for both light and dark themes.
New Sample Model and Project Templates
Use the sample model to learn about features and workflows. The updated project templates make starting projects and developing your own templates easier.
The sample model is an example of a mixed-use project created using Revit. The model shows examples of how many elements are used to create a project. Examples of construction documents as well as coordinated structural, MEP, site and point cloud files are included to provide a complete model.
Use the Help icons located through the model to learn about specific elements and workflows demonstrated with the model. Track your progress learning about the sample model with the “How Do I?” schedule included in the model.
Revit to Twinmotion Enhancements
Auto Sync functionality has been added to the Twinmotion drop-down menu. When enabled, Auto Sync supports automatic synchronization of changes from the active Revit model to the direct link connection in Twinmotion or Unreal Engine. A 3D view needs to be active to enable Auto Sync, which is then associated to that 3D view. Once Auto Sync is enabled while in a 3D view, all visible geometry in this view is automatically kept in sync.
Place Multiple Views and Schedules
Multiple views and schedules can be placed on a sheet at the same time by either dragging them from the Project Browser or selecting multiple items from the Select View dialog.
You can use the search functionality in the Select View dialog to easily find the views or schedules that you want to place on the sheet. After selection, views and schedules are positioned in a tiled manner on the cursor to allow an easier arrangement on the sheet.