Key features of Revit

The evolving features and multi-discipline toolsets in Revit® can help every architecture, engineering and construction professional do their best work as individuals and in teams.

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Parametric components

Place walls, doors and windows in an open, graphical and parameter-rich system for design and form-making.

Worksharing

Save, sync, review and update work to a centrally shared model in the Revit project collaboration environment.

Schedules

Use tables to better capture, filter, sort, display and share project data.

Interoperability

Revit imports, exports and links with commonly used BIM and CAD file formats, including IFC, 3DM, SKP, OBJ and more.

Annotation

Communicate design intent effectively with tools for tagging, dimensioning and illustrating in 2D and 3D.

Global parameters

Embed design intent with project-wide parameters that work with radial and diameter dimensions and equality constraints.  

Developer tools and solutions

Extend Revit functionality with Dynamo, API access, developer solutions and BIM content on the Autodesk App Store.

Generative Design in Revit

Evaluate and compare design alternatives at scale with Generative Design in Revit. Available exclusively to AEC Collection subscribers.

Visibility settings and overrides

Control visibility by hiding, revealing and highlighting building elements. Use overrides to customise appearance. 

3D massing for complex form-making

Create site-specific form, profile and sketch studies within the Revit in-place massing environment and use loadable mass families to standardise and repeat geometry within a project.

Standard and customised family content

Load content from the Autodesk cloud into a Revit project or create your own libraries of building components.

Personalisation and customisation

Customise the user interface to fit, with configurable keyboard shortcuts, ribbons and toolbars. 

Release highlights: New in Revit 2023

Discover new 2023 features

NEW

Electrical preliminary load analysis

Electrical engineers and designers working in Revit can now leverage an architect’s PDF, DWG™ or Revit geometry to perform preliminary load calculations earlier in the design process – prior to modelling electrical equipment. (video: 2.05 min.)


NEW

New workflow for structural analytical modelling

Get control over analytical modelling. Associate analytical model elements with physical geometry or automate creation of analytical elements from the physical model and its properties. Define hierarchies, tolerances and openings for floors and walls, and sync the analytical model with changes to the physical model as design evolves. (video: 2.09 min.)


ENHANCED

Interoperability improvements with FormIt Pro

AEC COLLECTION ONLY
Link FormIt AXM files in Revit, improving early-stage design interoperability with FormIt Pro. Use the 3D Sketch feature to launch a FormIt session from Revit for linked FormIt files. Leverage the fluid modelling capabilities of FormIt to define and iterate design intent and preview changes before sending back to Revit. (video: 1.58 min.)


ENHANCED

Generative Design and Dynamo enhancements

Take advantage of more flexible inputs, clarity in method naming and consistency across interfaces. (video: 2:20 min.)


Filter schedules by sheets

Use the filter-by-sheet option to display in a schedule only the elements and their properties that appear on a sheet. Manipulate views on the sheet to show more or less of the model and watch the schedule update dynamically. (video: 1.26 min.)


COMMUNITY IDEA

Show displaced elements in 2D views

Adjust element position in 2D plan views to add clarity to documentation sets. (video: 52 sec.)


Release highlights: New in Revit 2022

Discover new 2022 features

COMMUNITY IDEA

Native PDF export

Share files easily with export and batch export of Revit views and sheets to 2D PDF files with user-defined naming rules. (video: 1.10 mins)


COMMUNITY IDEA

Duplicate sheets

Accelerate documentation with the duplicate sheet dialogue to reproduce title block and parameters, detailing and views on sheets. (video: 1.27 min.)


ENHANCED

Improved IFC performance

Link and export to IFC with the Open Design Alliance (ODA) software development kit to improve performance.


ENHANCED

Interoperability improvements

Connect form-making to documentation with improved Revit interoperability with tools like Rhino and FormIt Pro. (video: 1.20 min.)


Improved documentation efficiency

Improvements to scheduling and annotation tools make it easier to capture and communicate design intent. (video: 2.58 min.)


ENHANCED

Improved rebar modelling/detailing

Model faster, more accurately and with greater precision when placing and manipulating rebar elements. (video: 2.14 min.)


Multi-discipline toolsets in Revit

Architectural design

Conceptual design tools

Articulate form in the Revit massing environment with freeform tools for profiling and massing, and refine geometry parametrically in the project environment.


Analysis with Insight

AEC COLLECTION ONLY
Use advanced simulation engines and building performance data integrated in Revit to assess daylighting, whole building energy, heating and cooling loads, and more.


Architectural modelling

Add architectural elements to the building model, including walls, doors and windows, or define customised components and families to meet any modelling need and level of detail.


Point cloud tools

Use scanning tools to capture existing and as-built conditions and import into Revit as point clouds.


3D design visualisation

Explore, validate and communicate design decisions visually. Revit renders with high-quality and precision through the Autodesk Raytracer rendering engine.


Multistorey stairs

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


Cloud rendering

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


Structural engineering and fabrication

NEW

Analytically driven modelling

Leverage accurate and versatile structural analysis tools to assess and adapt design intent as the BIM model develops. Automate analytical representation, run multiple analyses from a single BIM model, schedule data for documentation and assure quality control of structural design. New in Revit 2023.


Reinforcement detailing

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


Structural steel modelling

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


Bidirectional linking with analysis 

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


Dynamo for structural engineering

Dynamo gives structural engineers, designers and detailers tools to build structures with minimal energy and make their own design tools.


Linking with steel fabrication

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


MEP engineering and fabrication

NEW

Electrical preliminary load analysis

Electrical engineers and designers working in Revit can now leverage an architect’s PDF, DWG or Revit geometry to perform preliminary load calculations earlier in the design process – prior to modelling electrical equipment.


MEP Systems Analysis

Systems Analysis optimises your HVAC systems design and modelling, letting you make data-driven design decisions. 


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 co-ordinate MEP LOD 400 components.


Insight integration

Insight lets you optimise building performance with centralised 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 modelling

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


Navisworks interoperability

Open a Navisworks co-ordination model directly in Revit to co-ordinate your design with the work of teams that 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.


Computational design and developer tools

Generative design

AEC COLLECTION ONLY
Quickly produce design alternatives based on goals and constraints you define. Available exclusively to AEC Collection subscribers. (video: 2.46 min.)


Dynamo for Revit

Automate and optimise BIM workflows with an open-source graphical programming interface that is installed with Revit.


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