Top 4 Enhancements for Architects in Revit 2017
You may have heard that with the 2017 release of Revit, Autodesk replaced the Revit vertical offerings (Architecture, MEP and Structure) with Revit (sometimes called “one-box”). What does this mean for you? Revit now contains the capabilities of all three verticals in one application. So, if you were previously using Revit Architecture, for example, you can now do everything you could do before (and more!) in Revit.
Want to see what’s new? We’re hosting a 90-minute Arrive & Drive on July 6th in Scottsdale, Arizona to give a hands-on look at this year’s feature enhancements in Revit. If you’re not in the area and can’t make it, here are our picks for the top four new enhancements for architects in Revit 2017.
Depth cueing lets you add depth to your elevations and sections to create stunning visuals to better communicate your design. This functionality works with shadows on, realistic, hidden lines, sketchy lines, ambient shadows, anti-aliasing and more. It works in any view effect. When you turn it on, you can control where the depth starts, stops, and the limits.
Improved Railing Hosts
In Revit 2017, you can now host railings on shaped edited floors, roofs, and on the top of walls with a single sketch line. This provides architects with the ability to do a single sketch and host the rail as it is intended to be built on site.
Formit 360 Converter
FormIt 360 Converter is now provided with the Revit installation, which gives you the ability to continue to work easily with your FormIt designs in Revit. You convert FormIt 360 files into an open Revit file from within Revit 2015 or Revit 2016. You can also convert SketchUp SKP files for use within FormIt, Revit RFA files for use within FormIt, and RFAs used in FormIt, back into the original RFA in Revit for a fully integrated BIM workflow.
Autodesk Insight 360
Revit 2017 includes access to Autodesk Insight 360 as part of your Revit subscription. Insight 360 provides Revit users with a fast, intuitive, outcomes-driven guide to better building energy and environmental performance throughout the building lifecycle.
If you’re in the Phoenix area, join us on July 6th for a 90-minute hands-on look at what’s new in Revit 2017 for architecture. You can also check out our What’s New blog series to learn more about all of Autodesk’s 2017 releases.