By Nicholas Bowley, IMAGINiT Applications Expert
I always get excited about the next software release to find out what is new and improved. To get you excited about the new release, below is a list of things you'll get to use in Revit 2016. This list is not a complete list of everything that's new, just some of the highlights I've noted.
General platform enhancements include:
- Reveal Constraints
- A new rendering engine
- The ability to filtering based on <blank field>
- 3d selection box
- Change your background color to any color (not that I would recommend that)
- Another improvement to revision capabilities
- Search capabilities in the project browser and properties palettes
- While they are not always appreciated, there are several performance enhancements in this release as well such as the ability to navigate while the view is refreshing.
Check out the video here for a few of these new features.
Architects will see a few more improvements to the energy analysis tools such as combine building element and mass mode analysis at the same time. Features from Vasari being incorporate into Revit natively or by additional plugins which concludes Project Vasari as of May 15th.
Structural engineers will see another round of improvements related to reinforcing.
MEP engineers may have felt left out in the past release but some engineers will be seeing an entirely new workflow with the incorporate of Fabrication modeling inside of Revit using the same configurations as Fab CADMEP. Related to this will be a new set of schedules, filters, splits, hangers, and show disconnect options. Check out the video here for a quick preview.
What are you looking forward to most? Tell us in the comments!