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Autodesk Revit software is specifically built for Building Information Modeling (BIM), helping building professionals design, build, and maintain higher-quality, more energy-efficient buildings. Autodesk Revit is available as an application that combines the capabilities of Autodesk Revit Architecture, Autodesk Revit MEP, and Autodesk Revit Structure software.

JTB World can help with any Revit customization needs you may have for any of the Revit products. Feel free to contact us and let us know how we can help you be even more effective with your Revit usage. We have extensive experience creating add-ins/plug-ins for all Revit variants that automate manual work and integrate with other systems and databases.

Revit for Architectural Design

Autodesk Revit software works the way architects and designers think, so you can develop higher-quality, more accurate architectural designs. Using tools specifically built to support Building Information Modeling workflows, you can capture and analyze concepts and maintain your vision through design, documentation, and construction.

There are 2 products available for architectural design:

  • Autodesk Revit 2013, a comprehensive solution containing the functionality of Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013, Autodesk Revit MEP 2013, and Autodesk Revit Structure 2013 software, available in the Autodesk Building Design Suite Premium and Ultimate editions.
  • Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013, a standalone application

Parametric Components
Parametric Components, also known as families, are the basis for all building components designed in Revit. They offer an open, graphical system for design thinking 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. Best of all, no programming language or coding is required.

Citrix Readiness & 64 bit Support
Revit features support for Citrix® XenApp™6, giving you more flexibility and options for working from remote locations using a local server. Revit also provides native 64-bit support, helping improve performance and stability for memory-intensive tasks such as rendering, printing, model upgrading, and file importing and exporting.

Bidirectional Associativity
A change anywhere is a change everywhere. In Revit, all model information is stored in 1 place. As a result, any information that gets changed is effectively changed throughout the Revit model.

Revit Server
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.

Worksharing
Worksharing distributes the power of the parametric building modeling environment across the project team. Multiple users can share the same intelligent building information model and save their work to a central file.

Vault Integration
Autodesk® Vault Collaboration AEC software is designed to work with Revit. This integration helps streamline data management associated with architecture, engineering, and multidiscipline projects—from planning through design and construction. It can 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.

Design

Conceptual Design Tools
Autodesk Revit and Revit Architecture 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. You can define forms and geometry as real building components for a smoother transition to design development and documentation. As you design, Revit automatically builds a parametric framework around your forms, offering greater levels of control, accuracy, and flexibility. Take your architectural design from concept model all the way to construction documents all in one environment.

Revit Building Maker
The Revit Building Maker feature provides a more seamless way to turn conceptual forms into functional designs. Select faces to generate walls, roofs, floors, and curtain systems. Use tools to extract important information about your building such as surface area or volume per floor. Conceptual forms may be created natively in Revit or imported from applications such as AutoCAD®, form-Z, Rhino, Google® SketchUp®, or other ACIS- or NURBS-based applications into Revit software as mass objects.

Design Visualization
Capture design ideas in a photorealistic state. With easy user interaction, high-quality output, and faster render times, the mental ray®* rendering engine enables superior design presentation.

Analysis

Autodesk 360 Energy Analysis for Revit
Autodesk® 360 Energy Analysis tools in Autodesk Revit and Revit Architecture support sustainable design decision-making early in the design process. Using cloud-based analysis tools, powered by Autodesk® Green Building Studio®, you can compare the estimated energy consumption and lifecycle costs of design alternatives within Revit. Analysis results are presented in a highly-visual, graphical format for easy interpretation.

Interference Check
Use interference checking to scan your Revit model for collisions between elements.

Documentation

Construction Modeling
Construction modeling tools in Autodesk Revit and Revit Architure software 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 more easily with features that give you greater flexibility in documenting assemblies of model elements.

Interoperability
Autodesk Revit and Revit Architecture software offer interoperability features, enabling you to work more efficiently with members of your extended project team. You can export your building model or site, complete with critical metadata, to AutoCAD® Civil 3D® civil engineering software and you can import accurate models from Autodesk® Inventor® 3D mechanical design software.

Material Takeoff
Material Takeoff is a Revit tool that helps calculate detailed material quantities and track material quantities in cost estimates. The parametric change engine helps support more accurate material takeoffs.

Point Cloud Tools
Revit® Point Cloud tools connect laser scans directly into the BIM) process, helping to accelerate renovation and retrofit projects. By visualizing point clouds directly within the Revit software environment, it’s easier than ever to author an as-built model with more confidence and accuracy.

DWG, DWF, DXF & DGN Support
Revit imports, exports, and links your data with industry-leading formats, including DWG™, DXF™, DGN, and IFC, so you can more easily work with data from consultants, clients, or contractors.

Revit for MEP Engineering

Autodesk Revit software provides mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) engineers with the tools to design even the most complex building systems. Revit supports Building Information Modeling (BIM), helping you drive accurate design, analysis, and documentation of more efficient building systems from concept through to construction. Use information-rich models to support building systems design throughout the building lifecycle.

There are 2 products available for MEP engineering design:

  • Autodesk Revit 2013, a comprehensive solution containing the functionality of Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013, Autodesk Revit MEP 2013, and Autodesk Revit Structure 2013 software, available in the Autodesk Building Design Suite Premium and Ultimate editions.
  • Autodesk Revit MEP 2013, a standalone application

Parametric Components
Parametric Components, also known as families, are the basis for all building components designed in Revit. They offer an open, graphical system for design thinking 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. Best of all, no programming language or coding is required.

Citrix Readiness & 64 bit Support
Revit features support for Citrix® XenApp™6, giving you more flexibility and options for working from remote locations using a local server. Revit also provides native 64-bit support, helping improve performance and stability for memory-intensive tasks such as rendering, printing, model upgrading, and file importing and exporting.

Bidirectional Associativity
A change anywhere is a change everywhere. In Revit software, all model information is stored in 1 place. As a result, any information that gets changed is effectively changed throughout the Revit model.

Revit Server
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.

Worksharing
Worksharing distributes the power of the parametric building modeling environment across the project team. Multiple users can share the same intelligent building information model and save their work to a central file.

Vault Integration
Autodesk® Vault Collaboration AEC software is designed to work with Revit. This integration helps streamline data management associated with architecture, engineering, and multidiscipline projects—from planning through design and construction. It can 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.

Design

HVAC/Electrical Design Room Color-Fill Plans
Communicate design intent visually with room color-fill plans. This functionality minimizes the need for deciphering spreadsheets and using colored pencils on printed plans.

Update all revisions and alterations to color-fill plans automatically across your model. Create any number of schemes, and maintain better consistency for the duration of your project. 3D modeling for ductwork and piping enables you to create HVAC systems that use color schemes for design airflow, actual airflow, and mechanical zones. Create electrical color schemes for power loads and lighting per area.

Piping & Electrical Content
Many types of electrical content—including communications, fire safety, data, and nurse call—are available from within Revit. Modeling capabilities for managing electrical and data cable trays and conduits are also available. Cable trays and conduits can be routed as individual runs with or without individual fittings placed between straight sections. Control panels and individual controls or devices can help you connect objects to their appropriate panels.

System Browser
With Autodesk Revit and Revit MEP engineering software, you can gain greater flexibility during design, and focus on the systems that are important to you with the system browser feature. Select to view only the system you are working on. For example, you can view only the electrical systems and hide mechanical and plumbing systems from view. Check to see if elements are fully connected and contributing to system load requirements for more accurate sizing. See the total electrical load, air flow, or pipe flow at any point within a system.

Enhanced MEP Systems
Create and name custom duct and piping system types. Access properties for graphical overrides such as color, line weight, and line patterns to objects within a specific system. Assign objects to systems without needing to connect to system equipment. Annotate system geometry with a system abbreviation. Limit or turn off system calculations when not required.

Sloped Piping
In Autodesk Revit and Revit MEP engineering software, sloped piping tools support enhanced productivity for piping design. Create pipe slope values and transfer from project to project for design efficiency. Define the rise over run and lay out your plumbing design more easily. Calculation is automatic and slope propagation is easier when you apply a slope to a run of multiple pipe selections through fittings. Tag invert elevations at the beginning or end of a pipe run, minimizing guesswork and manual calculations. Keep track of the current pipe elevation with dynamic on-screen tooltips while routing sloped piping. Connect between 2 points in space regardless of the slope required.

Design Visualization
Capture design ideas in a photorealistic state. With easy user interaction, high-quality output, and faster render times, the mental ray®* rendering engine enables superior design presentation.

Analysis

Autodesk 360 Energy Analysis for Revit
Autodesk® 360 Energy Analysis tools in Autodesk Revit and Revit MEP engineering software support sustainable design decision-making during early design. Using cloud-based analysis tools, powered by Autodesk® Green Building Studio®, you can compare the estimated energy consumption and lifecycle costs of design alternatives within Revit. Analysis results are presented in a highly-visual, graphical format for easy interpretation.

Interference Check
Use interference checking to scan your Revit model for collisions between elements.

Documentation

Tag on Placement/by Category
Tag mechanical, electrical, and plumbing components as they are being placed instead of tagging them as a separate set of steps. Tag on Placement is enabled for most categories of objects in Revit, helping to increase productivity and enable you to design more efficiently.

Panel Schedules
With Autodesk Revit and Revit MEP engineering software, you can work dynamically and experience greater flexibility by displaying panel schedule totals in current or load values. Merge multi-poled slots into a single cell. Display load classification totals for individual circuits.

Interface to External Databases
Facilitate communications with third-party estimating, planning, procurement, and facility management tools by outputting Revit model data to any ODBC-compliant database.

Material Takeoff
Material Takeoff is a Revit tool that helps calculate detailed material quantities and track material quantities in cost estimates. The parametric change engine helps support more accurate material takeoffs.

Point Cloud Tools
Revit® Point Cloud tools connect laser scans directly into the BIM) process, helping to accelerate renovation and retrofit projects. By visualizing point clouds directly within the Revit software environment, it’s easier than ever to author an as-built model with more confidence and accuracy.

DWG, DWF, DXF & DGN Support
Revit imports, exports, and links your data with industry-leading formats, including DWG™, DXF™, DGN, and IFC, so you can more easily work with data from consultants, clients, or contractors.

Revit for Structural Engineering

Autodesk Revit software provides structural engineers and designers with the tools to more accurately design and build efficient building structures. Built to support Building Information Modeling (BIM), Revit helps you use intelligent models to gain project insight through simulation and analysis and predict performance prior to construction. Document designs more accurately using coordinated and consistent information inherent in the intelligent models.

There are 2 products available for structural engineering:

  • Autodesk Revit 2013, a comprehensive solution containing the functionality of Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013, Autodesk Revit MEP 2013, and Autodesk Revit Structure 2013 software, available in the Autodesk Building Design Suite Premium and Ultimate editions.
  • Autodesk Revit Structure 2013, a standalone application

Parametric Components
Parametric Components, also known as families, are the basis for all building components designed in Revit. They offer an open, graphical system for design thinking 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. Best of all, no programming language or coding is required.

Citrix Readiness & 64 bit Support
Revit features support for Citrix® XenApp™6, giving you more flexibility and options for working from remote locations using a local server. Revit also provides native 64-bit support, helping improve performance and stability for memory-intensive tasks such as rendering, printing, model upgrading, and file importing and exporting.

Bidirectional Associativity
A change anywhere is a change everywhere. In Revit, all model information is stored in 1 place. As a result, any information that gets changed is effectively changed throughout the Revit model.

Revit Server
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.

Worksharing
Worksharing distributes the power of the parametric building modeling environment across the project team. Multiple users can share the same intelligent building information model and save their work to a central file.

Vault Integration
Autodesk® Vault Collaboration AEC software is designed to work with Revit. This integration helps streamline data management associated with architecture, engineering, and multidiscipline projects—from planning through design and construction. It can 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.

Design

Multiple Materials Modeling
Autodesk Revit and Revit Structure software include building materials such as steel, cast-in-place concrete, precast 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.

Structural Reinforcement
You can quickly and easily define and visualize concrete reinforcement in Autodesk Revit and Revit Structure. Methods for managing the definition of reinforcement as well as controlling its placement include:
Multi-planer reinforcement support
Support for hosting reinforcement in generic model families
Accurate display of self-intersecting reinforcement bars
Support for attaching stirrups beyond cover references

Design Visualization
Capture design ideas in a photorealistic state. With easy user interaction, high-quality output, and faster render times, the mental ray®* rendering engine enables superior design presentation.

Analysis

Analytical Model
Tools in Autodesk Revit and Revit Structure can help you create and manage the structural analytical model, including control over the analytical model and consistency with the structural physical model. Enhanced Analytical Model tools are:
Control of visibility/graphics
The inclusion of analytical parameters in analytical model elements
The addition of a surface to floor, slab, and wall analytical models
The addition of the “enable analytical model” parameter to physical model elements
Easier identification of linear analytical model end segments
Full edit mode for analytical adjustments
Model adjustment features that allow for editing via nodes and direct manipulation widgets
The ability to adjust linear analytical models at each end with projection and hosting behaviors
Auto-detection for the preservation of physical element joins and attachments

Bidirectional Links with Multiple Analysis Packages

The analytical model in Autodesk Revit and Revit Structure software is bi-directionally linked with Autodesk® Robot™ Structural Analysis software. With bidirectional linking, your analysis results will automatically update your model. Parametric change technology coordinates those updates throughout your project 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: Release and boundary conditions, Loads and load combinations and Material and section properties.

Interference Check
Use interference checking to scan your Revit model for collisions between elements.

Documentation

Construction Modeling
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.

Structural Details
You can create details from views of a 3D model with additional annotations or from scratch with Revit structural 2D drafting tools, as well as 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: Welding symbols, Anchor bolts, Rebar and Concrete area reinforcement.

Material Takeoff
Material Takeoff is a Revit tool that helps calculate detailed material quantities and track material quantities in cost estimates. The parametric change engine helps support more accurate material takeoffs.

Point Cloud Tools
Revit® Point Cloud tools connect laser scans directly into the BIM) process, helping to accelerate renovation and retrofit projects. By visualizing point clouds directly within the Revit software environment, it’s easier than ever to author an as-built model with more confidence and accuracy.

DWG, DWF, DXF & DGN Support
Revit imports, exports, and links your data with industry-leading formats, including DWG™, DXF™, DGN, and IFC, so you can more easily work with data from consultants, clients, or contractors.

Autodesk Revit LT

Autodesk Revit LT comes with lower price than Revit but limited functionality.

Autodesk Revit Architecture 2014 news

Enhanced API
The API has been enhanced for Visualization, Views, Worksharing, and Site for a more seamless workflow with external applications.

Experience higher visualization fidelity with Autodesk® Showcase® software, Autodesk® 3dsMax®, Autodesk® Buzzsaw® service, and more. The Worksharing API helps improve interaction between Revit and data management. The View API improves multi-product workflows through View Filters and the Visibility Graphics API. The expanded Site API supports partner extensions with an ecosystem to expand Revit capabilities for building sites. API enhancements have also improved workflows with highly integrated external features through a Code Checking API and a Dockable Dialog API.

Dockable window framework
Improve your productivity in the working view with the ability to dock each dialog window to exist in a single, combined window.

The new window is represented as a tab at the bottom of the dialog window. You can also drag the pane of a unique window by selecting the tab and dragging it outside the window frame. This creates a new window.

Temporary view templates
Reduce the need for saving and maintaining working views. This feature allows you to change view properties without affecting the saved view state.

Point cloud improvements
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.

Parameter variance for groups
Vary the value of parameters assigned to groups, and provide more flexible data reporting and increased support for COBie requirements.

Data can be incorporated into the operation and maintenance phase of a building lifecycle more efficiently.

Non-rectangular crop regions
This tool makes it easier to reference non-rectangular model areas by allowing you to crop regions of arbitrary shape.

It increases flexibility when documenting new and existing layouts, saving time, and eliminating cumbersome workarounds.

Split elevations
This tool enables you to manage the elevation cut-line configurations, so another building can be excluded from the elevation.

It also supports common documentation conventions when working with multiple buildings on a site where one building obscures another.

Alternate dimensions
Display alternate dimension units along with the primary units for all permanent and spot dimension types.

This helps compliance with common dimensioning standards. Display imperial and metric values in drawings side by side.

Displaced views
Create exploded views of building designs to more clearly visualize building assemblies and view construction sequencing.

Exploded models can be configured to your view preferences.

Rendering
Cloud-based Rendering enables designers, architects, engineers, and contractors to reduce time and project costs.

Produce compelling, near-photorealistic visualizations—without tying up the desktop or requiring specialized rendering hardware.

Autodesk Revit MEP 2014 news

Building element energy analysis
Perform energy analysis using detailed Revit models.

The building elements simulation option creates an Energy Analytical Model directly from your Revit building elements and sends it to Autodesk Green Building Studio for simulation using DOE2.2. Once the analysis is complete, you can review and compare results as you continue to iterate the model and inform your design decisions.

Duct and pipe calculations to API
Duct and pipe calculations have been moved to the API, giving you the ability to use regional calculations with Revit.

You can select which duct and pipe calculations are used in a project file. Third-party developers can create their own calculation add-ins to override default ones used in Revit to support local industry standards. Tools are provided to validate calculations and improve duct and pipe calculations.

Dockable window framework
Improve your productivity in the working view with the ability to dock each dialog window to exist in a single, combined window.

The new window is represented as a tab at the bottom of the dialog window. You can also drag the pane of a unique window by selecting the tab and dragging it outside the window frame. This creates a new window.

Air terminal on duct
Model duct systems to reflect real-world installations.

Place/host air terminal devices such as grilles and diffusers directly on the face of a duct and have air propagate correctly in the system.

Angle constraints
Restrict the available angles when adding or modifying pipe, duct, conduit, and cable tray with controls to model according to industry standards.

Piping may now be limited to specific angles while duct, conduit, and cable tray may be limited to specific angles or incremented angles.

Cap open ends
Model more efficiently by capping open ends of pipe and duct content quickly and easily.

Add Endcaps to duct and pipe routing preferences to automatically add endcaps to open segments when using the automatic routing solutions in Revit.

Plumbing template
Designing and modeling plumbing systems is now easier than ever with the new Plumbing-Default template.

The template supports storm drainage, waste water, and more. Having a separate template for plumbing systems allows you to design and model more efficiently.

CSV file removal project
Collaborate and share models among team members more easily.

Embed CSV data into families, and eliminate the need for external CSV files. A new tool (Lookup Table Manage) inside the family editor provides the ability to manage CSV data previously held in the external CSV files.

Temporary view templates
Reduce the need for saving and maintaining working views. This feature allows you to change view properties without affecting the saved view state.
Parameter variance for groups
Vary the value of parameters assigned to groups, and provide more flexible data reporting and increased support for COBie requirements.

Data can be incorporated into the operation and maintenance phase of a building lifecycle more efficiently.

Non-rectangular crop regions
This tool makes it easier to reference non-rectangular model areas by allowing you to crop regions of arbitrary shape.

It increases flexibility when documenting new and existing layouts, saving time, and eliminating cumbersome workarounds.

Split elevations
This tool enables you to manage the elevation cut-line configurations, so another building can be excluded from the elevation.

It also supports common documentation conventions when working with multiple buildings on a site where one building obscures another.

Alternate dimensions
Display alternate dimension units along with the primary units for all permanent and spot dimension types.

This helps compliance with common dimensioning standards. Display imperial and metric values in drawings side by side.

Displaced views
Create exploded views of building designs to more clearly visualize building assemblies and view construction sequencing.

Exploded models can be configured to your view preferences.

Design visualization
Capture design ideas in a photorealistic state.

The mental ray® rendering engine improves design presentation with easy user interaction, high-quality output, and faster render times.

Rendering
Cloud-based Rendering enables designers, architects, engineers, and contractors to reduce time and project costs.

Produce compelling, near-photorealistic visualizations—without tying up the desktop or requiring specialized rendering hardware.

Autodesk Revit Structure 2014 news

Dockable window framework
Improve your productivity in the working view with the ability to dock each dialog window to exist in a single, combined window.

The new window is represented as a tab at the bottom of the dialog window. You can also drag the pane of a unique window by selecting the tab and dragging it outside the window frame. This creates a new window.

Rebar placement constraints customization
This feature enables rebar to update correctly based on calculation changes, helping to keep designs coordinated and accurate.

It improves the existing rules for rebar placement, and it provides a customized way to gain control over how rebar is placed in a concrete formwork.

Reinforcement enhancements
Enhancements provide more rebar options when modeling and documenting concrete reinforcement.

Modeling reinforcements include a new Rounding option for reinforcement lengths, rebar shape codes according to European standards, and modeling and display capabilities of welded wire meshes.

Temporary view templates
Reduce the need for saving and maintaining working views. This feature allows you to change view properties without affecting the saved view state.
Point cloud improvements
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.

Parameter variance for groups
Vary the value of parameters assigned to groups, and provide more flexible data reporting and increased support for COBie requirements.

Data can be incorporated into the operation and maintenance phase of a building lifecycle more efficiently.

Non-rectangular crop regions
This tool makes it easier to reference non-rectangular model areas by allowing you to crop regions of arbitrary shape.

It increases flexibility when documenting new and existing layouts, saving time, and eliminating cumbersome workarounds.

Split elevations
This tool enables you to manage the elevation cut-line configurations, so another building can be excluded from the elevation.

It also supports common documentation conventions when working with multiple buildings on a site where one building obscures another.

Alternate dimensions
Display alternate dimension units along with the primary units for all permanent and spot dimension types.

This helps compliance with common dimensioning standards. Display imperial and metric values in drawings side by side.

Improved rebar tagging
A new Multi-Rebar Annotation provides greater support of concrete reinforcement documentation.

Now you can annotate multiple elements or sub-elements with a single tag, which is useful for linear rebar sets.

Improved positioning of beams and braces
Support the steel detailing process with more options for precisely defining element geometry and position for beams and braces.

The feature helps ensure that the As Designed model can serve as a layout for further detailing stages.

Displaced views
Create exploded views of building designs to more clearly visualize building assemblies and view construction sequencing.

Exploded models can be configured to your view preferences.

Design visualization
Capture design ideas in a photorealistic state.

The mental ray® rendering engine improves design presentation with easy user interaction, high-quality output, and faster render times.

Rendering
Cloud-based Rendering enables designers, architects, engineers, and contractors to reduce time and project costs.

Produce compelling, near-photorealistic visualizations—without tying up the desktop or requiring specialized rendering hardware.

Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013 news

Physical Materials for Building Performance Analysis
Physical materials improve efficiency of BIM-based building performance workflows by assigning thermal and structural properties to the building envelope. Construction thermal value defined within Revit building elements can now be exported as gbXML for downstream building performance analysis applications.

Revit Server Enhancements
Revit Server enhancements give you more control over managing central Revit models. Local accelerators can now connect to multiple hosts, allowing you to create a distributed Revit Server network. Autodesk® Vault Collaboration AEC workflow has also been improved.

Visualization Enhancements
Autodesk Revit and Revit Architecture software offer a variety of visualization enhancements to give you more control over the appearance of your project within the software. A new Raytracing feature offers interactive real-time rendering; it also enables you to render Rich Photorealistic Content (RPC) in viewport. Ghost surface and transparency overrides can now be customized with each building element. Preview RPC in the realistic visual style, as well as enhanced background options for creating compelling presentation graphics.

Interoperability Enhancements
Revit offers the ability to import and export drawings to and from Bentley Microstation V7 and V8 file format, as well as improved export to DWF™ and DWG™ formats. This enables more dependable and configurable workflow and deliverables.

Enhanced Industry Foundation Class (IFC) Support
BuildingSMART International Industry Foundation Class (IFC) version 2x3 is now certified for Revit. With the certification, Revit complies with global industry standards, including GSA standards. Open source Revit IFC exporter has been enhanced to support emerging standards. You can propose changes to the IFC export to support regional requirements—this allows you to share information more effectively with third-party applications to support design workflows.

Revit Exchange App Store
The Revit Exchange App Store is a web platform that allows you to easily gain access to add-ins and other content in the Revit platform.

Dimension Enhancements
Revit offers enhancements to dimensioning capabilities. A new diameter dimension tool enables an individual segment in a multi-segment dimension chain to be selected and deleted. In addition, dimension instances can now display the segment values, equality text, or the equality formula string.

Autodesk 360 Integration
Revit makes it easier for Autodesk Subscription customers to gain access to integrated Autodesk 360 features, including rendering and energy analysis. Send your designs to the cloud for faster, higher quality rendering and analysis without disrupting your workflow.

Stairs Tools
In Autodesk Revit and Revit Architecture, new component-based stairs allow more flexibility and add capabilities for modeling and documenting stair designs. Stair runs, landings, and support components can now be modified independently. Annotation and representation of stairs has been improved based on industry standards.

Railing Enhancements
In Revit and Revit Architecture software, railing enhancements enable you to create railings more accurately. New railing systems tools help you create transitions and extensions much more easily. Top rails and handrails can be edited and modified as individual elements enabling you to control their appearance.

Construction Modeling Enhancements: Parts
Further enhancements to the parts capabilities improve insight to constructability of building elements. You can now merge, exclude, and restore parts, as well as divide parts with gap offset. Objects can be split and manipulated with linked models, enabling more accurate modeling with multi-disciplinary design models.

Construction Modeling Enhancements: Assemblies
In Autodesk Revit and Revit Architecture, powerful assemblies modeling capabilities have been enhanced, enabling you to place assemblies on a regular project sheet, as well as transfer assembly views with ease when the original parent assembly needs to be deleted. In addition, assemblies can now be exported to Industry Foundation Class (IFC).

Autodesk Revit MEP 2013 news

Physical Materials for Building Performance Analysis
Physical materials improve efficiency of BIM-based building performance workflows by assigning thermal and structural properties to the building envelope. Construction thermal value defined within Revit building elements can now be exported as gbXML for downstream building performance analysis applications.

Revit Server Enhancements
Revit Server enhancements give you more control over managing central Revit models. Local accelerators can now connect to multiple hosts, allowing you to create a distributed Revit Server network. Autodesk® Vault Collaboration AEC workflow has also been improved.

Visualization Enhancements
Revit offers a variety of visualization enhancements to give you more control over the appearance of your project within the software. A new Raytracing feature offers interactive real-time rendering; it also enables you to render Rich Photorealistic Content (RPC) in viewport. Ghost surface and transparency overrides can now be customized with each building element. Preview RPC in the realistic visual style, as well as enhanced background options for creating compelling presentation graphics.

Interoperability Enhancements
Revit offers the ability to import and export drawings to and from Bentley Microstation V7 and V8 file format, as well as improved export to DWF™ and DWG™ formats. This enables more dependable and configurable workflow and deliverables.

Enhanced Industry Foundation Class (IFC) Support
BuildingSMART International Industry Foundation Class (IFC) version 2x3 is now certified for Revit. With the certification, Revit complies with global industry standards, including GSA standards. Open source Revit IFC exporter has been enhanced to support emerging standards. You can propose changes to the IFC export to support regional requirements—this allows you to share information more effectively with third-party applications to support design workflows.

Revit Exchange App Store
The Revit Exchange App Store is a web platform that allows you to easily gain access to add-ins and other content in the Revit platform.

Dimension Enhancements
Revit offers enhancements to dimensioning capabilities. A new diameter dimension tool enables an individual segment in a multi-segment dimension chain to be selected and deleted. In addition, dimension instances can now display the segment values, equality text, or the equality formula string.

Autodesk 360 Integration
Revit makes it easier for Autodesk Subscription customers to gain access to integrated Autodesk 360 features, including rendering and energy analysis. Send your designs to the cloud for faster, higher quality rendering and analysis without disrupting your workflow.

Enhanced Construction Documentation with MEP Centerlines
This feature shows centerlines for round elements, including round duct, pipe, and conduit segments and fittings in hidden line, plan, and elevation views. Centerlines will display on round MEP geometry even in projects from previous versions of Revit. You can now more easily visualize which MEP elements are round based on the new centerlines.

Designing Piping to Industry Standards with Routing Preferences
With Autodesk Revit and Revit MEP engineering software, you can design and route piping according to industry piping standards to help improve accuracy. Pipe material type and sizes are defined based on industry standards, making it easier to ensure designs meet project requirements.

Design Ducts to ASHRAE Standards with Duct Fitting Database
The latest version (5.00.00) of the ASHRAE duct fitting database has been implemented for Autodesk Revit and Revit MEP engineering software. With the new ASHRAE tables, you have increased access to duct fitting pressure loss data to support your design process.

Calculating Engineering Spaces
Enable and edit room calculation points inside families for air terminals and lighting fixtures to allow for values to be reported as part of the space when conducting calculations.

Calculating Pressure and Flow for Duct and Pipe
Flow and pressure can be calculated separately for each sub-segment of a duct or pipe run when using taps instead of tee fittings. Results can be displayed to ensure that ducts or pipes are properly connected to equipment and do not have open ends.

Pressure Loss Reports for Pipe Systems
Pressure loss reports can be generated for a single duct or pipe system or multiple systems. The reports can be saved as HTML files or as CSV files and are customizable, allowing you to help validate the duct or pipe design.

Autodesk Revit Structure 2013 news

Revit Server Enhancements
Revit Server enhancements give you more control over managing central Revit models. Local accelerators can now connect to multiple hosts, allowing you to create a distributed Revit Server network. Autodesk® Vault Collaboration AEC workflow has also been improved.

Interoperability Enhancements
Revit offers the ability to import and export drawings to and from Bentley Microstation V7 and V8 file format, as well as improved export to DWF™ and DWG™ formats. This enables more dependable and configurable workflow and deliverables.

Enhanced Industry Foundation Class (IFC) Support
BuildingSMART International Industry Foundation Class (IFC) version 2x3 is now certified for Revit. With the certification, Revit complies with global industry standards, including GSA standards. Open source Revit IFC exporter has been enhanced to support emerging standards. You can propose changes to the IFC export to support regional requirements—this allows you to share information more effectively with third-party applications to support design workflows.

Revit Exchange App Store
The Revit Exchange App Store is a web platform that allows you to easily gain access to add-ins and other content in the Revit platform.

Dimension Enhancements
Revit offers enhancements to dimensioning capabilities. A new diameter dimension tool enables an individual segment in a multi-segment dimension chain to be selected and deleted. In addition, dimension instances can now display the segment values, equality text, or the equality formula string.

Autodesk 360 Integration
Revit makes it easier for Autodesk Subscription customers to gain access to integrated Autodesk 360 features, including rendering and energy analysis. Send your designs to the cloud for faster, higher quality rendering and analysis without disrupting your workflow.

Enhanced Analytical Model
Enhancements to the analytical model allow for direct manipulation of floor and foundation slabs providing greater design flexibility. A new Analytical Link Element has been added to accelerate structural analysis by connecting offset columns or beams.

Improved Detailing with Area and Path Reinforcement
In Autodesk Revit and Revit Structure software, Area and Path Reinforcement have been updated. It is now able to host structural rebar, much like the way that beam systems and trusses host structural framing.

Improved Snapping-To Fillets and Hooks
This feature provides references on a stirrup/tie rebar fillet and hook that provide standard bars an additional reference for rebar joins. This enables the bar to update correctly based on any calculated change, and helps keep designs coordinated and accurate.

Reinforcement with Structural Wire Fabric
This feature allows you to add structural wire fabric to concrete elements. Structural fabric reinforcement can be hosted in structural floors, foundation slabs, and structural walls to support project needs.

Support Creation of Shop Drawing for Building Assemblies
Enhancements have been made to building assemblies, making it easier to define and manage the creation of shop drawings. Assembly Views can now be placed on regular, non-assembly sheets and can host regular views, helping to connect design to detailing.

Autodesk 360 Structural Analysis
Perform static analysis for various buildings from the cloud. Easily calculate different variants of the same model and use analysis results to inform design decisions earlier in the process with Autodesk® 360 structural analysis available on Autodesk Subscription.

Revit Architecture version history

Official Name Date of release Comments
Revit 1.0 2000, April  
Revit 2.0 2000, August  
Revit 2.1 2000, October  
Revit 3.0 2001, February  
Revit 3.1 2001, June  
Revit 4.0 2001, November  
Revit 4.1 2002, January  
Revit 4.5 2002, May Autodesk's 1st release
Revit 5.0 2002, December  
Revit 5.1 2003, May  
Revit 6.0 2003, December  
Revit 6.1 2003, March  
Revit 7.0 2004, December  
Autodesk Revit Building 8.0 2005, February New name: Autodesk Revit Building
Autodesk Revit Building 8.1 2005, August  
Autodesk Revit Building 9.0 2006, April  
Revit Architecture 2008 2007, April New name: Revit Architecture
Revit Architecture 2009 2008, April  
Autodesk Revit Architecture 2010 2009, April New name: Autodesk Revit Architecture
Autodesk Revit Architecture 2011 2010, April  
Autodesk Revit Architecture 2012 2011, April  
Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013 2012, March  
Autodesk Revit Architecture 2014 2013, March 26  

Revit MEP version history

Official Name Date of release
Autodesk Revit Systems 1 1.0 2006, April
Autodesk Revit Systems 2 2.0 2006, September
Revit MEP 2008 2007, April
Revit MEP 2009 2008, April
Autodesk Revit MEP 2010 2009, April
Autodesk Revit MEP 2011 2010, April
Autodesk Revit MEP 2012 2011, April
Autodesk Revit MEP 2013 2012, March
Autodesk Revit MEP 2014 2013, March 26

Revit Structural version history

Official Name Date of release
Autodesk Revit Structure 1.0 2005, June
Autodesk Revit Structure 2.0 2005, August
Autodesk Revit Structure 3.0 2006, April
Revit Structure 2008 2007, April
Revit Structure 2009 2008, April
Autodesk Revit Structure 2010 2009, April
Autodesk Revit Structure 2011 2010, April
Autodesk Revit Structure 2012 2011, April
Autodesk Revit Structure 2013 2012, March
Autodesk Revit Structure 2014 2013, March 26

Version of FlexNet/FLEXlm license manager

If you are using a version of FlexNet/FLEXlm that is lower than what was shipped with your product, you will need to upgrade to the correct version or higher to ensure compatibility with Autodesk products.

The version of the FlexNet/FLEXlm license manager required for the corresponding version of Revit is as follows:

Revit 2014 - Version 11.11
Revit 2013 - Version 11.10.0.3
Revit 2012 - Version 11.9.0.0
Revit 2011 - Version 11.7.0.0

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