So, let’s just get right to business. What you came here for, the Revit 2015 new and enhanced features summary. I have no images to share, yet. This list is not exhaustive. For more information, until Autodesk rolls out it’s own announcement, visit: CADLine
- Sketchy Lines can be applied to any 2D or 3D view to help present your ideas.
- To get good results, it is recommended to have a supported graphics card and driver with hardware acceleration and utilize anti-aliasing.
- With this new graphic display setting, you can now enable anti-aliasing per view.
- The Graphics tab of the Options dialog allows finer level of control for anti-aliasing, which will let you dial in to the right level of performance.
- There’s a new ability to order and sort parameters within the Family editor.
- Linking IFC files is now possible.
- Revit displays IFC geometry much better than with the native import method, and this may change as the import/export IFC tools are still Open Source.
- At this time, linked IFC files cannot be dimensioned to or used as room-bounding elements.
- Schedules are much improved – with type and instance parameter images able to be shown in the schedule – think room data sheets and furniture spec reports.
- Revision cloud drawing and management tools much improved.
- Hidden line display in various discipline view settings is improved, especially holes in slabs.
- Revit Fabrication export settings for moving data to AutoCAD MEP or AutoCAD Fabrication CADmep is improved.
- Many other productivity and performance improvements.
- One example: Duplicating a view used to take a view named ‘View 1′ and automatically name it ‘Copy of View 1′, and will now put ‘Copy #’ as a suffix, so you don’t lose track of where the copy went in the Project browser.
- Energy Models geometry extraction from the Revit model are significantly more accurate.
- As per usual, many API features have been exposed.
I’m certain there will be more to write about this release over the coming weeks. Stay tuned.