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New and Noteworthy Revit 2018 Features

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From architecture to engineering, Revit works with several disciplines in construction and design, offering the ability to model the elements that make up a building. Year after year, we impatiently await the new features prepared for us by the software developers. Ever more efficient, effective and precise, Revit continues to stand out as an essential tool for any BIM project. Here are the features that caught our attention.

Eagerly awaited features

Architects will be happy to finally be able to easily create multistory stairs. It is now possible to create a stair and to stretch it throughout the whole building, connecting it at each level. The best part? The stairs adjust as the number of floors changes.

A new utility allows for the creation of 22 different types of steel connections, classified in 6 main groups. Once the structural connection is added to the model, all you need to do is specify the type of connection desired and its parameters to get a 3D model. It is also possible to validate standards according to the codes in force. Note, however, that as of right now, only the AISC and EC3 codes are available.

For mechanical, electrical or plumbing (MEP) engineers, it is now possible to create detailed models of sloped pipes in Revit fabrication models. In previous versions, it was impossible to create a slope in a fabrication pipe. Now a blue arrow (indicating a downward slope) and a green arrow (indicating an upward slope) allow for efficient editing of slopes.

Features worth mentioning

Users now have the possibility of importing and linking a Navisworks model in the background of a Revit model in order to facilitate coordination with collaborators who do not work with Revit.

Another great addition is the default installation of Dynamo, which encourages the use of user scripts thanks to the “Dynamo Player” introduced in Revit 2017.1.

What else?

Another new feature that is sure to please: the possibility of creating a schedule of Revit linked models and the ability to add parameters to them. BIM managers will certainly appreciate this addition, which will allow them to monitor their projects more precisely.

To learn more about these new features and to see them in action, watch the different videos produced by Autodesk or contact our team for training!

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