New: Autodesk Revit 2020 is Now Available
Autodesk has released Revit 2020. Get new tools and enhancements that help you generate consistent, coordinated, and complete model-based building designs and documentation.
Autodesk Revit 2020
Autodesk says, “The Revit team is thrilled to release Revit 2020, incorporating improvements in Revit 2019.1 and Revit 2019.2. The release year “2020” is epic, and Revit 2020 lives up to the name, reflecting both your requests submitted to the Revit Ideas page and also introducing new features and functionality. With Revit 2020 all disciplines will see new tools and enhancements that help you generate consistent, coordinated, and complete model-based building designs and documentation. As detailed in the public Revit Roadmap, our goal is to deliver start to finish capabilities that lead to improved project outcomes, and as product managers we’re proud to do so.”
Electrical design workflow improvements:
- Revit now lets you utilize feed through lugs when creating your electrical distribution systems. This capability streamlines related documentation tasks, and helps designers create a better digital model of the system to support analysis.
- Electrical homerun wiring improvements give you the control over arrowheads and tickmarks that you need to create electrical documentation that’s easier to understand and use.
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Highlights from the Revit Roadmap
- Top elevation and bottom elevation for duct, cable tray, and conduit
- Enhanced custom fabric sheets creation
- Background fill patterns
- Levels in 3D views
- Uncropped 3D perspective views
- OR condition for rule-based view filters
- Custom steel connections
- Free form rebar aligned distribution
- Structural connections
- Steel fabrication elements
- Add hydraulic separation to a hydronic network
- Duty and standby for parallel pumps
- Zoom in schedules
- Move elements very small distances
- High resolution texture support for rendering
- Place an instance of an image
- Align sections
- Multi-monitor support
- Tab views
- Tile views
- Docking improvements
- Publish a Revit model to BIM 360
- Cloud Models for Revit
- Upgrade Revit cloud models
- Create parts from imported bridge and tunnel geometry and other DirectShapes
- Extended CAM export
- Unitechnik 7.0 CAM export
- Revit Cloud Worksharing
- Site collaboration
- Step down connectors for MEP fabrication
- Non-service template items for MEP fabrication
- Revit Home (2019.1): Revit Home is a new user experience that modernizes the way you access, store, and share project information. It replaces and improves the Recent Files window and supports cloud-based project management. This change is the first step in improving how you open and access models and project-related files.
- Revit Home displays when you start the software. Return to it at any time by clicking (Home) on the Quick Access toolbar, or press CTRL+D to switch between the Home page and the ribbon. See Home.
- For BIM 360 users, Revit Home provides a more intuitive and discoverable experience in the way you access files.
- When you click on a central file from the Recent Files page, Revit always creates a local copy of the central model. This provides a consistent experience with BIM 360 Design models and prevents accidental modifications directly to the central file. New icons and tooltips identify a central model and a non-workshared model.
- On the View tab, the access point to the original Recent Files window has been removed (View tab Windows panel User Interface drop-down Recent Files).
- Access Revit models in BIM 360 projects.
- Publish the latest version of Revit cloud models to BIM 360.
- Cloud Models for Revit: As a Revit subscriber, participate in the BIM 360 ecosystem by saving non-workshared Revit models directly to BIM 360 Document Management. See Cloud Models for Revit.
- Easy upgrade for Revit Cloud Worksharing models: You can upgrade projects without downloading each cloud model. See Upgrade Cloud Models.
- Rendering: High resolution texture support: When you apply a new appearance asset to a material, Revit automatically uses the highest resolution texture for Advanced accuracy in Render Quality Settings. With this change, Revit presents a more precise rendering image for your model. To balance performance, in Realistic views and Simplified accuracy in Render Quality Settings, Revit still uses low resolution textures. See Best Practices: Render Performance and Materials.
- Place an instance of an image: In views that support raster images, you can place an instance of a previously-loaded image using the Place Instance button in the Manage Images dialog. Place instance is available in the project and the Family Editor. See Manage Images Dialog.
- Zoom in schedules: When working in a large schedule, easily read small text by zooming into the schedule view. To zoom in and out, hold CTRL and use the mouse wheel, or hold CTRL and press + (zoom in) or – (zoom out). The zoom level percentage displays in the lower right corner of the drawing area. See About Working in Large Schedules.
- Move elements very small distances: Elements can now be moved very small distances. When moving elements very small distances, the error “Too small on screen” will not be displayed and the move action will complete.
- Parts from imported bridge and tunnel geometry: Create parts from bridge and tunnel geometry and other DirectShapes imported from InfraWorks. See Import Bridges and Tunnels from InfraWorks.
- Background fill patterns (2019): When defining the graphic representation of model elements (using materials or graphic overrides for filters, phases, categories, or elements), you can now specify a background color and fill pattern, in addition to the foreground color and fill pattern. Use these patterns to distinguish elements visually in views, improve the readability of project documentation, and meet office or industry standards. See About Fill Patterns.
Check out the full Revit 2020 release notes to see every update, including bug fixes.
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Posted by Kim Sternisha