Now an IFC file can be linked into an existing Revit project.
Use the new Link IFC tool to link an IFC file to the current project. If you later change the IFC file and reload the project, the project updates to reflect the changes. Linked geometry has much better fidelity and associated parameters come into the Revit environment with the correct values and units.
Revit Server helps project teams in different locations to more easily collaborate on shared Revit models across a wide-area network (WAN).
This Revit feature helps you maintain an integrated collection of central Revit models on a single server that can be accessed from local servers. Built-in redundancy helps provide protection in case of WAN connectivity loss.
Vault Collaboration software is designed to work with Revit.
More effectively streamline data management associated with architecture, engineering, and multidiscipline projects—from planning through design and construction. Help save time and improve data accuracy. Now you won't even know you’re doing data management and can focus on the project, not the data.
Revit 2015 has been certified by BuildingSMART International for IFC version 2x3 Coordination View import and export.
The components of Revit 2015 software—Revit Architecture 2015, Revit Structure 2015, and Revit MEP 2015—have been certified by BuildingSMART International for Industry Foundation Class (IFC) version 2x3 Coordination View 2.0 export.
The structural analytical model in Revit software can be bi-directionally linked with Robot Structural Analysis Professional software.
With bidirectional linking, your analysis results will automatically update your model. Parametric change technology coordinates those updates throughout your model views and construction drawings. Revit also links to third-party structural analysis and design programs, facilitating the exchange of structural analytical information. The types of information that can be shared include:
Use interference checking to scan your Revit model for collisions between elements.
Improve graphic appearance and controls of point clouds with new options for visualization.
Experience increased pixel density and point size controls, for higher quality images and performance control. New point cloud technology allows for a more sophisticated translation of raw data into a Revit-consumable point cloud, and is standardized across Autodesk platforms.
Trim / Extend has been updated to enable for box selection of multiple elements.
When drawing a selection box from right to left, the elements do not have to be contained in the box to be selected. When drawing from left to right, only elements fully contained in the box are selected. This will improve your productivity by minimizing the steps it takes.
Easily adjust the Family Parameter order to company standards.
By default, new family parameters are now added in ascending alphabetic order to the parameter list, within the group that you selected when creating the parameter. Use the Sorting Order buttons (Ascending and Descending) to sort the parameters alphabetically for the current family. To further modify the order, select a parameter and use the Move Up and Move Down buttons to change the order of the parameters within a group. This parameter order is maintained in the Properties palette (instance parameters) and Type Properties dialog (type parameters) for the family when it is loaded into a project.
New Manage Assembly Code Setting dialog allows user to change UniformatClassifications.txt location.
The new Manage dialog allows you to modified the UniformatClassifications.txt location. There is a new warning indicator if there is an issue reading the Assembly Code file with an unsuccessful reload notification. The last loaded version of the Assembly code file is loaded into the document when open even if not found.
Parametric components, also known as families, are the basis for all building components designed in Revit.
They offer an open, graphical system for design and form-making as well as an opportunity to express design intent at increasingly detailed levels. Use parametric components for the most elaborate assemblies, such as cabinetry and equipment, as well as for the most elementary building parts, such as walls and columns. No programming language or coding is required.
In Revit, all model information is stored in one place. Any information that gets changed is effectively changed throughout the Revit model.
Revit software offer easy-to-use conceptual design tools that support your creative flow.
Sketch freely, create free-form models more easily, and manipulate forms interactively. Define forms and geometry as real building components for a smoother transition to design development and documentation. Revit automatically builds a parametric framework around your forms as you design, offering greater levels of control, accuracy, and flexibility.
Revit software for structural engineering includes building materials such as steel, cast-in-place concrete, pre-cast concrete, masonry, and wood.
Since the buildings you design are constructed of multiple building materials, Revit building software enables you to model your structure using the materials you need.
More quickly and easily define and visualize concrete reinforcement.
Methods for managing the definition of reinforcement as well as controlling its placement include:
Minimize the need for saving and maintaining working views. This feature allows you to change view properties without affecting the saved view state.
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.
When you move or adjust the tag, the portion of the leader from the element to the elbow is flexible, while the portion from the elbow to the tag remains fixed.
The instance property Elevation at Top has been added to isolated foundations, wall foundations, and foundation slabs. Elevation at Top specifies the elevation of the highest point or plane of the foundation. Use this information in tags when documenting a project.
Schedule Enhancements with Parameters, Filter & Grand Totals
Base and top constraint wall parameters are now available for schedule (Base Constraint, Base Offset, Top Constraint, Top Offset & Unconnected Height)
Grand Totals can now be customized using the ‘Custom Grand Total Title’ field and the Schedule Properties ‘Filter’ options have been expanded from 4 to 8 rows.
Include images in schedules to convey graphical information for elements.
Image Instance and Type properties have been added to many elements to allow you to associate an image with an element instance or type. These images can then be included in schedules and will display when the schedule is placed on a sheet.
Keynoting revision dialog has a single path with absolute / relative / library locations.
Simplification of dialog to a single path with absolute, relative or library locations. There is a new warning indicator if there is an issue reading the keynote file with an unsuccessful reload notification. The last loaded version of the Keynote file is loaded into the document to add keynote tags when open even if not found.
New modeling tools help you derive better construction insight from design models.
Split and manipulate objects, such as wall layers and concrete pours, to more accurately represent construction methods. Prepare shop drawings for fabrication with features that give you greater flexibility in documenting assemblies of model elements.
Interoperability features enable you to work more efficiently with members of your extended project team.
Export your building model or site, complete with critical metadata, to AutoCAD Civil 3D civil engineering software and import models from Inventor 3D mechanical design software.
Create details from views of a 3D model with additional annotations or from scratch with Revit for structural engineering 2D drafting tools.
Import details from conventional CAD files. To help save time, import entire sheets of typical details in DWG™ format from previous projects. Dedicated drafting tools are available for structural modeling of steel and reinforced concrete details, such as:
Parameter to control the visibility of Hidden Lines in your views.
Structural and MEP users now are able to turn off their hidden lines for an entire view. Now you can show or hide the hidden lines of your geometry independent of what discipline your view is set to.
Use the new Show Hidden Lines parameter to control the display of hidden lines in the current view. Define this parameter for view templates. Easily see the hidden lines of openings in Walls and Floors. Display all hidden lines automatically in 3D views for better documentation.