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Autodesk Revit v2019.2

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Built for Building Information Modeling

Revit® BIM software includes features for architectural design, MEP and structural engineering, and construction. Revit supports a multidiscipline, collaborative design process.


Highlights

Tools created expressly for your discipline

Tools for architects

Take an idea from conceptual design to construction documentation within a single software environment. Optimize building performance and create stunning visualizations.

 

Tools for structural engineers

Use tools specific to structural design to create intelligent structure models in coordination with other building components. Evaluate how well they conform to building and safety regulations.

 

Tools for MEP engineers

Design MEP building systems with greater accuracy and in better coordination with architectural and structural components, using the coordinated and consistent information in the intelligent model.

 

Tools for construction professionals

Evaluate constructability and design intent before construction begins. Gain a better understanding of the means, methods, and materials, and how they all come together.

 

Why Revit?

Design

Model building components, analyze and simulate systems and structures, and iterate designs. Generate documentation from Revit models.

Interoperability

Work with members of an extended project team. Revit imports, exports, and links your data with commonly used formats, including IFC, DWG™, and DGN.

Collaborate

Multiple project contributors can access centrally shared models. This results in better coordination, which helps reduce clashes and rework.

Visualize

Communicate design intent more effectively to project owners and team members by using models to create high-impact 3D visuals.

Features

Building information modeling software

Learn about Revit® features for BIM, the intelligent model-based process used to plan, design, construct, and manage buildings and infrastructure. Revit supports a multidiscipline collaborative design process.

Parametric components

An open, graphical system for design and form-making, and the basis for all building components designed in Revit.

Worksharing

Contributors from multiple disciplines can share and save their work to the same centrally shared file.

Schedules

Create a tabular display of model information extracted from the properties of the elements in a project.

Interoperability and IFC

Revit imports, exports, and links your data with commonly used formats, including IFC4.

Add-ins

Extend Revit functionality with API access, add-ins, and a content library on the Autodesk App Store.

Annotation

Communicate designs more effectively with WYSIWYG editing and features that let you control text appearance.

Dynamo for Revit

Expand and optimize BIM workflows with an open-source graphical programming interface that installs with Revit.

Global parameters

Embed design intent with projectwide parameters that work with radial and diameter dimensions and equality constraints. (1:29 min.)

More features

Architectural design

Conceptual design tools

Sketch and create freeform models and create massing studies.

Analysis with Insight

Optimize building performance with centralized access to performance data and advanced analysis engines.

Architectural modeling

Add architectural elements to the building model, including walls, doors, windows, and components.

Point cloud tools

Connect laser scans directly to the BIM process to author an as-built model.

3D design visualization

Explore, validate, and communicate designs. Render more quickly and accurately with Autodesk Raytracer rendering engine.

Multistory stairs

Quickly create and modify multistory buildings by connecting stairs to the levels in your project.

Cloud rendering

Produce photorealistic visualizations without tying up your desktop or using special rendering hardware.

Structural engineering and fabrication

Physical and analytical model

Create a physical model for coordination and documentation, and an associated analytical model for structural analysis.

Reinforcement detailing

Create 3D reinforcement designs for cast-in-place and precast concrete structures. Produce reinforcement shop drawing documentation with rebar schedules.

Structural steel modeling

Model connections with a higher level of detail using a variety of parametric steel connections in Revit or by creating your own custom steel connections.

Structural documentation

Create an accurate and detailed structural documentation of multimaterial designs.

Bidirectional linking with analysis

Integrate analysis results into the BIM process and work in an iterative design workflow.

Linking with structural fabrication

Interoperability between Revit and Advance Steel helps provide a seamless BIM workflow from steel design to fabrication.

Dynamo for structural engineering

Dynamo gives structural engineers tools to develop optimized structural systems using computational logic.

MEP engineering and fabrication

HVAC design and documentation

Design complex duct and pipe systems to express intent, and model duct and pipe systems with mechanical design content.

Electrical design and documentation

Design, model, and document electrical systems. Keep track of electrical loads throughout the distribution system.

Plumbing design and documentation

Create sanitary plumbing systems with sloped piping and layout piping systems to design and document intent.

MEP fabrication detailing

Create fabrication-ready models in Revit. You can model and coordinate MEP LOD 400 components.

Insight integration

Insight lets you optimize building performance with centralized access to performance data and advanced analysis engines.

Fabrication service conversion

Use the Design to Fabrication tool to convert design-level model elements to construction level-of-detail elements.

Fabrication documentation

Document model layout more effectively. Document, schedule, and tag fabrication elements.

Construction

Construction modeling

Derive construction insight from design models. Split and manipulate wall layers and concrete pours, and prepare shop drawings for fabrication.

Construction coordination

Upload Revit models into BIM 360 Glue and sync with BIM 360 Layout. View and share point sets in the BIM 360 Glue web interface or the BIM 360 Layout iPad app.

Navisworks interoperability

Open a Navisworks coordination model directly in Revit to coordinate your design with the work of teams who use different software.

Import/Export 2D sheets

Bring AutoCAD files in or out of Revit, and prepare sheet sets for export to fabricators, subcontractors, or other project stakeholders in the format they need.

Constructability details

Augment design intent models with the detail necessary to meet the requirements of construction teams.

Fabrication for structural engineering

Link to Advance Steel for steel detailing and fabrication to help accelerate design-to-steel construction.

Fabrication for MEP engineering

Convert design level-of-detail model elements to fabrication level-of-detail elements for detailed coordination, fabrication, and installation.

Revit 2019 Minimum: Entry-Level Configuration

Operating System¹

  • Microsoft® Windows® 7 SP1 64-bit: Enterprise, Ultimate, Professional, or Home Premium
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit: Enterprise, Pro, or Windows 8.1
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Anniversary Update 64-bit (version 1607 or higher): Enterprise, or Pro

CPU Type

  • Single- or Multi-Core Intel® Pentium®, Xeon®, or i-Series processor or AMD® equivalent with SSE2 technology. Highest affordable CPU speed rating recommended.
  • Autodesk Revit software products will use multiple cores for many tasks, using up to 16 cores for near-photorealistic rendering operations.

Memory

  • 4 GB RAM
    • Usually sufficient for a typical editing session for a single model up to approximately 100 MB on disk. This estimate is based on internal testing and customer reports. Individual models will vary in their use of computer resources and performance characteristics.
    • Models created in previous versions of Revit software products may require more available memory for the one-time upgrade process.

Video Display Resolutions

  • Minimum: 1280 x 1024 with true color
  • Maximum: Ultra-High (4k) Definition Monitor

Video Adapter

  • Basic Graphics: Display adapter capable of 24-bit color
  • Advanced Graphics: DirectX® 11 capable graphics card with Shader Model 3

Disk Space

  • 5 GB free disk space

Media

  • Download or installation from DVD9 or USB key

Pointing Device

  • MS-Mouse or 3Dconnexion® compliant device

Browser

  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 7.0 (or later)

Connectivity

  • Internet connection for license registration and prerequisite component download

Revit 2019 Value: Balanced price and performance

Operating System¹

  • Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 64-bit: Enterprise, Ultimate, Professional, or Home Premium
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit: Enterprise, Pro, or Windows 8.1
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Anniversary Update 64-bit (version 1607 or higher): Enterprise, or Pro

 
CPU Type

  • Multi-Core Intel Xeon, or i-Series processor or AMD equivalent with SSE2 technology. Highest affordable CPU speed rating recommended.
  • Autodesk Revit software products will use multiple cores for many tasks, using up to 16 cores for near-photorealistic rendering operations. 

Memory

  • 8 GB RAM
    • Usually sufficient for a typical editing session for a single model up to approximately 300 MB on disk. This estimate is based on internal testing and customer reports. Individual models will vary in their use of computer resources and performance characteristics.
    • Models created in previous versions of Revit software products may require more available memory for the one-time upgrade process.

Video Display Resolutions

  • Minimum: 1680 x 1050 with true color
  • Maximum: Ultra-High (4k) Definition Monitor

Video Adapter

  • DirectX 11 capable graphics card with Shader Model 5

Disk Space

  • 5 GB free disk space

Media

  • Download or installation from DVD9 or USB key

Pointing Device

  • MS-Mouse or 3Dconnexion compliant device

Browser

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 (or later)

Connectivity

  • Internet connection for license registration and prerequisite component download

Revit 2019 Performance: Large, complex models

Operating System¹

  • Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 64-bit: Enterprise, Ultimate, Professional, or Home Premium
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit: Enterprise, Pro, or Windows 8.1
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Anniversary Update 64-bit (version 1607 or higher): Enterprise, or Pro

CPU Type

  • Multi-Core Intel Xeon, or i-Series processor or AMD equivalent with SSE2 technology. Highest affordable CPU speed rating recommended.
  • Autodesk Revit software products will use multiple cores for many tasks, using up to 16 cores for near-photorealistic rendering operations. 

Memory

  • 16 GB RAM
    • Usually sufficient for a typical editing session for a single model up to approximately 700 MB on disk. This estimate is based on internal testing and customer reports. Individual models will vary in their use of computer resources and performance characteristics.
    • Models created in previous versions of Revit software products may require more available memory for the one-time upgrade process.

Video Display Resolutions

  • Minimum: 1920 x 1200 with true color
  • Maximum: Ultra-High (4k) Definition Monitor

Video Adapter

  • DirectX 11 capable graphics card with Shader Model 5

Disk Space

  • 5 GB free disk space
  • 10,000+ RPM (for Point Cloud interactions) or Solid State Drive

Media

  • Download or installation from DVD9 or USB key

Pointing Device

  • MS-Mouse or 3Dconnexion compliant device

Browser

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 (or later)

Connectivity

  • Internet connection for license registration and prerequisite component download
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What's new in Revit 2019.2

The Revit 2019.2 update reflects how Revit has evolved to more tightly connect you with your data and with others via the cloud and Autodesk BIM 360. We feel strongly that the future of design is inextricably connected to having BIM information in a data-centric cloud environment. With Autodesk BIM 360—a single platform that connects all project members and phases from design, to fabrication and pre-construction—project teams can access the right information at the right time. The direction of Revit development is to allow as many people as possible to participate in the BIM process and to improve your workflow and experience.

CONNECT

Several Revit 2019.2 new features provide easier access and a tighter integration with the BIM 360 platform to connect project teams, and create better multi-product workflows.

Cloud Models for Revit extends BIM 360 access

With a subscription to BIM 360 Design, multiple project team members can co-author Revit cloud models using Worksharing.  We are excited to announce that you can now store non-Workshared models in a consistent way in the BIM 360 cloud platform. This is valuable for those cases where a model need not be workshared, and for individual users to store their data in the BIM 360 platform. Cloud Models for Revit is a new Revit 2019.2 feature and entitlement for Revit and Revit LT subscribers.

What’s the benefit of using cloud models? Revit models in BIM 360 are stored in a data format optimized for cloud storage and syncing. Cloud Models synchronize directly between BIM 360 and your desktop, facilitating faster and more efficient updates. That means no more uploading to share your projects with others.  Extending the ability to work with this cloud-optimized format to individual users working on non-workshared models provides a consistent experience for all Revit users, including those using Revit LT, and makes it possible for the whole team to participate for better project delivery. For subscribers to BIM 360 Design, it’s a simple one-step action to make a Cloud Model a Workshared Cloud Model. Use tools like the BIM 360 Docs viewer to access data from anywhere and view and markup Revit models from any device.

Using cloud models is even easier now that you can navigate to and access your cloud models as they’re published to Revit Home, the new screen that opens when Revit starts, released with Revit 2019.1. If you are a subscriber to BIM 360 Design, you can now access and control publishing of both workshared and non-workshared cloud models all from Revit Home.

One click Revit version update with Cloud Model Upgrade

As if you need more convincing, here’s another reason to use cloud models. We all know updating existing projects from older versions of Revit to the latest release can be a painful process. Timed with the release of Revit 2019.2 we’re delivering a preview of Cloud Model Upgrade, an automated and reliable solution that –with the push of a button– lets Project Admins in BIM 360 update projects stored as cloud models to later versions of Revit. Currently this capability supports upgrading Workshared cloud models from Revit 2018.3 to Revit 2019 data format. Cloud Model Upgrade makes it easier to use Revit features and enhancements as soon as they are available without having to manually update existing projects in older versions of the software. The Cloud Model Upgrade feature is now available as a technical preview for BIM 360 project admins and covered by the Autodesk Terms of Use for Trial Features.

Connecting civil engineers and architects with site collaboration workflow

Site Collaboration, the Civil 3D terrain to Revit topography workflow introduced in Revit 2019.1, delivers an even better experience for sharing data across Autodesk tools. Using BIM 360 Document Management and Autodesk Desktop Connector, the workflow lets you link topography from Civil 3D into Revit. With Revit 2019.2 new features you can also place building pads and sub-regions on complex surfaces. Using BIM 360 to help transfer site information and project location data between project teams, architects and civil engineers can save time and improve accuracy.

Extending the automation of the design-to-fabrication process for concrete structures

Working on top of Revit 2019.2, the Autodesk Structural Precast Extension for Revit 2019 Update 1 comes with new features for customers working on precast and cast-in-place concrete projects. To learn full details, read this dedicated post. 

With Extended CAM Export*, you can better connect both cast-in-place and precast concrete projects to automatic fabrication processes. CAM Export lets you create Unitechnik and PXML files for:

  • any selection of shape drive reinforcement
  • assemblies containing structural solid wall or structural solid slab system families (including their reinforcement, built-in parts, contours and fabrication parameters), not split using Structural Precast for Revit
  • assemblies containing loadable families that can host rebar, including their reinforcement, built-in parts, contours, and fabrication parameters.

Unitechnik 7.0 CAM Export* further automates the design-to-fabrication process with the capability to export the information associated with precast assemblies (such as Solid Walls, Solid Slabs, Hollow Core Slabs, and Girder Slabs) or rebar cages using Unitechnik 7.0. This format is supported in the same way Unitechnik 5.2, Unitechnik 6.0 and PXML 1.3 are supported, providing a consistent user experience.

CREATE

Revit 2019.2 new features also deliver on several Revit Idea page requests for enhancements that help you be more efficient in creating project data to capture design intent.

  • Seeing what you’re doing is important and many of you have requested the ability to Zoom in schedules. Now you’ll be able to use familiar keyboard shortcuts to zoom in and more easily read small fonts in a large schedule view,  especially valuable when using complex, high-density characters such as kanji, or working with a very large schedule. You can zoom in and out within the schedule and see the zoom level with an indicator in schedule view.
  • Another user request has been to be able to move objects small distances. Addressing this, the “too small on screen” blocking error has been removed, letting you now move elements the very small distances that are sometimes required.
  • To help you generate more beautiful and higher quality images when you are using out-of-the-box materials, with high resolution texture support, Revit 2019.2 will automatically use the highest resolution texture.

Create Custom Fabric Sheets (CFS) using any collection of reinforcement (individual rebars, rebar sets, free-form rebar sets, area reinforcement). You can automatically convert the reinforcement for the supported precast elements into custom fabric sheets. This feature speeds up the precast concrete modeling process and further automates design to fabrication

To help increase your modelling speed on precast projects, Revit includes new precast hollow-core slabs (HCS) families with 13 additional types of precast hollow-core slabs, offering additional void geometries and strand patterns. (This functionality comes with the Structural Precast for Revit Update).

MEP fabrication modeling and design elements enhancements and improvements

For MEP Fabrication users, Revit 2019.2 new features include several improvements that make it easier to work with branched connections by streamlining the connection of off-center taps, and auto-updating tapped connection elements. We have also improved the behavior related to splitting duct and pipe to ensure expected end treatment as you detail your models.

Delivering on a highly requested item from the Revit Ideas page, with MEP routed design elements, you can now directly edit the top elevation and bottom elevation properties of cable tray, duct, and conduit elements, facilitating easier model modification and coordination.