Revit 2020

Autodesk has officially released Revit 2020 and the new version includes over 25 new features and enhancements.

The new capabilities of Revit 2020 are aimed to help users connect, create and optimize. We’ve rounded up the two from each category we think will bring the most impact to your Revit user experience, check them out.

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Revit 2020 - Connect

 PDF Into Revit:

You can now insert a PDF in Revit. The PDF will be placed as a 2D object in a current view only and you are able to modify your PDF like any other image. Additionally, if the loaded PDF has vector data you can enable snap to the PDF and use pick lines for quick tracing, creating linework or walls for example.

Bottom Line: This new feature supports construction workflows and enhances working with legacy documents for a more seamless Revit experience.

Publish Cloud Models on Revit Home:

Cloud Models on Revit Home allows you to more easily navigate and access your cloud models. The new screen opens when Revit starts and simplifies access to models in the cloud for increased workflow efficiency. When you publish, other team members who don’t have Revit can view and reference the models in BIM360.

Bottom line: This new feature simplifies access to models in the cloud for increased workflow efficiency.

Revit 2020 - Create

Elliptical Walls:

This new feature allows you to draw elliptical walls and curtain walls in Revit. The ellipse tool now appears in the draw panel for walls. Temporary dimensions and center marks are available with this new feature. Elliptical walls will behave simliary to how arc walls behave today. Easily switch walls created with this method to different wall types. Behaviors around wall joins, openings, and family hosting will function as expected.

Bottom line: This feature will extend your design development capabilities for wall forms.

New Structural Rebar Tools:

There is a suite of new structural rebar tools available in Revit 2020 including improved rebar copy & move logic, multi-rebar annotation to concrete faces and free form rebar as well as rebar in model-in-place stairs.

Bottom Line: These enhancements were developed to give users more predictable behavior, higher accuracy and work more efficiently in producing documentation and elements.

Revit 2020 - Optimize Path To Travel Tool:

The Path to Travel tool is used to determine the shortest distance between two points on a floor plan. The tool analyzes the geometry in the plan and goes around obstacles and through doors to optimize the route.

Bottom Line: Gain powerful insights into spatial relationships with automated time and distance calculations for smart space planning.

Improved “OR” in View Filters:

This feature is an improved version of the OR filter functionality already existing in Revit. You are now able to choose a specific category for an OR filter and then choose a specific parameter. Previously only common parameters between categories were available for use in the dialogue when creating an OR filter.

Bottom line: this feature will allow you to focus on parts of the model at a high level of specificity providing enhanced control over your model elements.

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