What’s New in Autodesk Revit
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The Steel Connections for Revit add-in has over new connections for steel detailing. With these additional connections the user can model different situations found in railings, purlin to rafter, rafter to column, bracing to beam or bracing to column.
This improves a workflow between engineers and detailers as well as reduces errors in fabrication by exchanging steel connection information for more accurate estimating and detailing. To improve the steel connections workflow users can create steel connections between columns, beams and bracings using custom user-defined families as well as non-certified families.
For such an element Revit analyzes the family and attempts to identify its section shape. The recognition methodology examines the family geometry and tries to match its section to common steel section shapes. Moreover, the information is used to run the code check for custom, parametric user-defined profiles.
The way the user can specify the primary element and the order of secondary elements within steel connections has been improved.
When the user selects a connection, the generic connection symbol displays the primary element as a filled circle. The secondary elements are displayed as numbered circles. These numbers specify further order in the connection. The numbers can be easily picked and assigned to another element which updates the connection instantly.
This gives users greater control when modeling steel connections. Now you can place rebar in concrete elements with complex geometry such as curved piers and decks. To place reinforcements in such objects being in a section view, you can simply sketch a rebar shape along the cover.
You can also use rebar covers in 3D views. Moreover, rebar constraints can be set, thus allowing the rebar to react to the host changes.
This new functionality increases 3D rebar modeling versatility and helps you define the accurate reinforcement for non-standard shapes of concrete elements. To fit rebar for complex shapes, you can use rebar sets that differ along inclined faces. To enhance productivity and detailing intent, varying rebar sets can now distribute along curved surfaces, including free form objects. To improve the reinforcement workflow, the graphical rebar constraint management is now available in 3D views.
This means that you can now graphically make changes of rebar constraints using in canvas tools in 3D views for enhanced and accurate rebar placement. You can edit rebar constraints that snap to host faces.
The user interface highlights each rebar segment that can be constrained along with available targets. Now you can also see a checkbox representing the reference face or cover and the value which will be set in accordance with the option set by the check box. This functionality Increases productivity and provides faster model definition completeness helping you to keep designs coordinated and accurate.
This improves the Design to Detailing workflow especially for Infrastructure models such as bridges and tunnels. Revit now enables you to model sloped pipe part-by-part, apply slope to elements that has already been modeled, and use multi-point routing for fabrication elements. Now you can apply slope to pipe elements as you lay them out part-by-part. You can apply slope to the branch elements, and as you continue to place elements, you can also apply a different slope to the T or Y conditions.
As its sloping, things that are required to be horizontal will remain horizontal, and the things that should be sloped can be sloped. In addition, you can modify the slope after they are laid out, and things stay where they need to be. To make it easier, you can also select a predefined slope for the elements, rather than having to enter a slope. To ensure you are able to make granular modifications and control of model elements, Revit started with part-by-part modeling.
Now you are able to model MEP fabrication elements with multi-point routing like you are used to with design level of detail elements within Revit. You can change the shape, size, elevation, and the type of fittings like from a mitered elbow to a radius elbow as you route the elements.
You can tap in or tee off of the different elements, as well as use remote snapping to make connections. Once you have laid it out, you can use the fabrication controls like optimization to improve the layout. The multi-point routing tool will take into consideration the Fitting and Group priority settings, conditions, connectivity rules, and other functionality that is specific to fabrication. This works for fabrication ducts, pipes, and electrical containment elements, enabling you to improve productivity when modeling MEP fabrication parts.
This will provide a consistent mechanism by which outdoor air estimates are computed, and exported for further energy analysis like Energy Plus, and simulation via gbXML and Insight Additionally, you will be able to create your own building and space types. Revit now provides you the flexibility with regard to the space types. Historically, a hard coded list, you can now define their own types, and tailor the settings to your practice needs.
Historically, Ventilation loads were stored on Zones, without a defined way to capture ventilation rate info based on the space type. Revit now introduces ventilation rates onto the building and space types to support that workflow. So, when you populate ventilation rates on your spaces, the information will now make its way out of Revit to Insight for analysis. Historically, voltage drop and other electrical analysis such as short circuit current calculations were hampered because you had no control over the pathway and thus the length , which is a critical input to the computation.
Now, Revit enables you to manipulate the pathway to your design intent. Simply insert a control point to add and reroute a segment of the circuit path.
This enables you to more accurately route the circuit path and have a better basis of analysis, both with the internal calculations, as well as enabling 3rd party developers. Flow and pressure-drop data is now connected to the pump, and the computation processes in the background while using Revit. The first area of focus in this regard has been on pumps, and looking at how pumps are the source for flow.
Revit now connects the flow and pressure drop data back to the pump via built-in definitions for a consistent mechanism of capturing these key design criteria. It effectively aggregates the supply and return network into one complete loop from a hydronic analytical perspective. As you can see here, even while the computations are running, you can continue to make modifications to the model, adding elements un-impeded.
Earlier stage analysis and simulation has been enabled as well. It allows you to have a more complete analytical model, at earlier stages of design. This will help facilitate main distribution sizing, and get preliminary flow and model based head requirements for your pumps, and facilitate easy model iteration.
You can now move your equipment without having to re-model the piping to retain the connectivity. Autodesk Revit is now available with a range of options at store. Contact us on for more information on Autodesk Revit products.
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Add and remove levels to the multistory stair as required. As Autodesk moves to a subscription model , we are working to ensure that Revit delivers more frequent value with multiple releases per year. Revit includes and builds on new features and functionality that were first made available to subscribers in the Revit Our goal is to help designers and engineers provide accurate design intent models and gives detailers the ability to develop models to a higher level of fidelity for fabrication and installation purposes.
We want you to focus on design rather than on the software, Revit helps you capture your design intent with productivity improvements that automate workflows and simplify painful multi-step processes. Revit improves the workflow between engineers and steel detailers, helping to reduce errors with more accurate estimating and detailing.
Fabrication modeling improvements in Revit help you to more efficiently model fabrication-ready elements using routing capabilities, and now supports detailed modeling of sloped piping elements. Define space types and include outdoor air inputs in energy analysis. Finally, for Architects , Revit introduces a new Multistory Stair object that enables faster and easier modeling of complex stair towers for buildings with many stories.
By connecting stairs to the levels in a project you can model one stair and expand it to the entire building. When levels in your building change, the stair will automatically update as well.
Further improving stair design for multi-story buildings, the railing tool enhancements let you add accompanying railings to an entire stair tower with one click and propagate edits from one instance to all in a group of similar stair runs. Beyond modeling railings associated with building staircases, with Revit you can also attach railings to topography to model fencing, road barriers, or outdoor handrails. This continues the work we did in and Also for architects, the ability to model in perspective view released with Revit Subscribers to Revit, suites containing Revit or the AEC Collection get access to all updates released during their subscription term and can access the new release starting today via their Autodesk Account now.
Revit is available globally for subscribers to Revit, or via a subscription to the Autodesk Architecture, Engineering and Construction Collection. Availability, pricing, and related cloud services vary by country. Get more information on features here. Stay tuned here on the Revit Blog for future posts that will dive deeper into individual features and the thought process happening behind them.
Great new features, looking forward to using the new product!! Connect with: Log in. Harlan Brumm April 13, Key new or enhanced features include: The Dynamo Player , released with Revit Revit extends the power of global parameters, which help embed design intent in a model to also apply to radial and diameter dimensions and equality constraints. The new coordination model linking lets you use a Navisworks file as an underlay in Revit, making it easier to coordinate with outside teams that might not be working in Revit.
This lets you extend Revit and we are excited to see what you start to use this functionality to accomplish. Use a Navisworks file as an underlay in Revit One of my favorite features, Revit now includes the ability to schedule and add parameters for links and groups, helping you to better understand and quantify a project. This enhancement that was part of Revit