Autodesk’s Revit is specially designed for the use of architects, structural engineers, and MEP engineers and it helps in enhancing design productivity of different building domains. Its features and tools can assist engineers in designing some of the most complex structures with utmost ease and convenience. Models created with it are full of information and support the design team throughout the design phase.
Autodesk releases new versions of software when it either adds or improves the features by adding new tools for user’s convenience.
Latest features of Revit are discussed below.
IFC Linking: Revit has come up with a new IFC Linking tool that can assist its users to add an IFC file to the project they are working on. If users make any changes to IFC file later on, and then reload the project, it automatically reflects the changes made in IFC file. Users can now have high fidelity with linked geometry. In this way the associated parameters can be brought in Revit’s environment with exact or correct units and values.
Trim and extend multiple elements: In latest version of Revit, ‘Trim/Extend Multiple Elements’ tool has been enhanced and upgraded to make it more reader friendly. As per the latest version, if in case a need is felt by a user to draw a box from right to left, there is no requirement of the elements to be contained in the selected box. Also when users draw a box from left to right, only those elements that are carried in the box are selected. This highly improves the productivity of users as very less steps are followed by them.
Family parameter order: In latest version, family parameters are added in ascending alphabetical order by default. To sort out the family parametric order, users can use ‘Sorting Order Buttons’ to use parameters accordingly. If in case further modification is required in parametric order, users can make use of ‘Move Up’ and ‘Move Down’ buttons.
Tooltips for family parameters: This assists Revit users in guiding them with how parameters can help them in creating better families.
Create energy analytical models: Revit has sufficient tools that can create effective and efficient energy analytical models to perform energy analysis for different building domains. Revit’s conceptual analysis tools can perform energy analysis during early design phase and can support engineers to explore better design options.
So Revit 2015 is certainly making a lot of difference to its users as more convenient tools have been added in this version.