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What's New in Revit 2017



Improved Performance, Efficiency, Interoperability,

Cloud Connectivity and Better Collaboration

Autodesk have released the latest versions of their Building Information Modelling (BIM) software this month. The new 2017 version of Revit aims for improved performance, efficiency, interoperability, cloud connectivity and better collaboration. Here we will introduce you to a few of the highlights of Revit 2017.


Work faster

Revit 2017 is the fastest and best-performing release yet. New behind-the-scenes optimizations and improvements to more than 100 functions help the software keep up with the most demanding users, even as they work with large, complex models. More operations running with multi-threaded capabilities improve overall software performance by as much as 20%.

Revit 2017 also works faster by displaying only the visible elements of a view and not drawing elements that are hidden. The result of this occlusion culling is view refresh and user navigation that is up to 4.5 times faster than before.



Get more into, and out of, a Revit Model

Revit 2017 gives users tools to create models that even more accurately and completely represent what will ultimately be built, connecting design and fabrication workflows. The Global Parameters feature helps encode and capture design intent within a model by enabling users to define relationships between building elements and to use parameters to drive dimensions and values across a project. 

With Revit 2017 designers can include the higher level of detail needed for downstream fabrication and building, modeling projects of any size and complexity. Mechanical detailers can automate the fabrication model layout and convert design level of detail model elements to fabrication level of detail elements. This helps contractors more quickly prepare a model for detailed coordination fabrication and installation.  Structural engineers can improve the definition of design intent, or the level of detail for reinforcement modeling and documentation, to better connect steel design to detailing workflows.


Communicate better

Revit is at the core of effective BIM processes for many architects, engineers, and construction professionals, as well as owners and facility managers as they capture, document, and share project design data. Revit 2017 helps users to document a project’s details more effectively with the new WYSIWYG Text Editor and new options for text placement providing the text control they’ve been asking for. 

Revit 2017 elevates communication capabilities in ways that help users to share data both within Revit and in extended BIM workflows. Data sharing within Revit 2017 has been improved with new tools that simplify the reuse of schedules. 

Facilitating BIM interoperability and data sharing in a connected workflow beyond Revit, Revit 2017 is one of the first BIM tools to support IFC4.




New rendering engine

Render more quickly and accurately with Autodesk Raytracer rendering engine, the default visualization engine in Revit 2017.  Featuring efficient settings, video card agnostic CPU operation, and excellent use of image-based lighting, Raytracer provides quick, more photorealistic results for architectural rendering.




Want to learn more about the new features and enhancements in Revit 2017? Follow the links below:

Architectural Enhancements in Revit 2017
MEP Engineering Enhancements in Revit 2017
Structural Engineering Enhancements in Revit 2017 
Multi-Disciplinary Enhancements in Revit 2017



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