What’s New for Building Design in Autodesk 2018

The annual Autodesk product release is upon us. For users on subscription, products like Revit, 3ds Max, etc. are ready to be downloaded and used right away! Whether you’re an architect, a contractor, an MEP designer, structural engineer or otherwise involved in building design and construction, here’s what’s new for you in Autodesk 2018.

New in Revit 2018

Revit 2018 New Features: In their “Revit 2018 New Features” Skype chat, CADLearning’s Building Content Manager Jason Boehning, and U.S. CAD’s Technical Specialist Jack Trexler, shared their favorite new updates to the Revit 2018 release.

Collaboration for Revit

Collaboration for Revit is a cloud-based worksharing service that helps project teams from multiple disciplines, locations, or firms to collaborate with centralized access to Revit models. In Revit 2018, Collaboration for Revit installs automatically with Revit. Additionally, there is a new sync process with a central window that displays the progress of the operations.
Learn more about Collaboration for Revit >>

Coordination Models

The new coordination model linking lets you use a Navisworks file as an underlay in Revit, making it easier to coordinate with outside teams that might not be working in Revit.

Sloped Piping Fabrication

MEP designers: You can now use the placement tools to model sloped pipe in a fabrication model.

New in 3ds Max 2018

Changes to Rendering in 3ds Max 2018

Autodesk is no longer including NVIDIA’s Mental Ray as part of 3ds Max starting with the 2018 release. As a replacement for Mental Ray, users will no be able to use Arnold for foreground (in-session) processing in addition to Scanline, Quicksilver and Autodesk Raytracer (ART).
Read the FAQ for more information >>

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Featured Workflow

In the June 2016 Workflow Wednesday webinar, Kristin Rhein showed Revit users how to take advantage of the rendering capabilities in 3ds Max to take Revit designs to the next level.
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What new features are you excited to start using? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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