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Friday, March 28, 2014

My Top 4 Revit 2015 New Features, plus lots of links to other 2015 posts

My top 4 new features / changes in Revit 2015:
  1. Sketchy Lines!
  2. IFC Link
  3. Revision cloud arc length (ie. "Revision Improvements")
  4. "Username has been updated to match Autodesk 360"


Official page for Revit 2015 new features:
New Architectural Design Features | Revit Family | Autodesk

If you want to talk about Revit 2015, your expectations and the new features in general, check out this thread:
Today is the day!

Steve's post:
Revit OpEd: New Feature List for Revit 2015

Sean's posts:
What’s new in Revit 2015 | Paradigm Shift
and system requirements, including running Revit 2015 on a Mac

Chris's post (some valuable commentary here):
Revit Rants: Revit 2015

John Flanagan's post about Sketchy Lines:
Revit Architecture 2015 – New Features - Blog - CADline Community

Oliver describes the new exp and ln functions before they are even listed in Help:
at this link
 Steve also discusses them here.

Lejla's top 5

Structural enhancements like Justification Points, more info at:
Revit 2015 – Structural Framing Enhancements | Autodesk Revit Structure

Structural reinforcement for Parts:
Ideate Solutions: Autodesk Revit Structure 2015: Reinforcement for Parts

To learn more about Sketchy Lines, check out:
RevitCat: New Sketchy Lines in Revit 2015
(Tim recommends setting both sliders at 3 and starting from there)
David Light also posted about Sketchy Lines at:
Revit : Revit 2015 – sketchy lines

More on the schedule changes:
RevitCat: New in Revit 2015 - Schedules & Parameters

Dan Stine's post (It includes some detail information on the Hidden Lines changes in Revit 2015):

Revit Structure 2015 showing Rebar improvements, by Lawrence:
Revit Structure 2015 – New Reinforcement Tools | Autodesk Revit Structure

To find out about performance enhancements in Revit 2015:
Revit : Faster….Faster…..Revit 2015

Perfect Project (Russian blog) has a very detailed post, mentions the Image Type parameter for families.

Russian forum post, with details and lots of screenshots. eg number of filters increased to 8 in schedules, labels in 3D views react to changes more predictably.

In Russian, forums.autodesk.com/t5/Revit-Русский/Новые-возможности-Revit-2015/m-p/4925120
Translated version

Suite changes and updates:
Autodesk Unveils 2015 Suites for Building and Civil Infrastructure Industries
including a few downloads like
Download Building Design Suite 2015 backgrounder
Download Building Design Suite 2015 backgrounder
Download Building Design Suite 2015 backgrounder
Download Building Design Suite 2015 backgrounder

Redstack page:
New Autodesk 2015 Design Suites

Another nice summary:
Top Reasons to Choose Autodesk Revit Architecture 2015 | CADD Microsystems 

Lot's of new features pages for different Autodesk 2015 products at:
Cadline Insider Blog - Cadline Community

AutoCAD 2015:
AutoCAD 2015 in two minutes | CAD Panacea

Inventor 2015:
Autodesk Inventor 2015 Released – Whats New? T-Splines? | Design & Motion

Here is what the new Revision Cloud tools look like:
Today is the day! - Page 4

Ben also re/posted a few videos demonstrating Revit 2015 features.  I have started a video playlist of these, and also added a summary of Revit LT 2015.  I will add to this playlist as further videos become available.  It is embedded here:

Some good informational videos from the Revit 2015 help site
New In Revit 2015
New Feature Videos 2015
via The PPI Group Blog: New Feature Videos - Revit 2015

What’s New in Revit 2015 and Related Autodesk Products from Alfred Huang on Vimeo.

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