US: Autodesk has updated its flagship Revit software, a purpose-built BIM offering providing an all-in-one solution for architectural, MEP and structural engineering, and construction professionals. The new version will be available starting April 18, 2016.
More than 100 functions have been improved to help the software keep up with large, complex models. The company, in fact, claims that the overall software performance has been improved by as much as 20%. Moreover, users will be able to work faster because Revit 2017 will display 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.
Here’s a sneak peek into what’s up for grabs with Revit 2017:
Raytracer rendering engine: Featuring efficient settings, video card agnostic CPU operation, and excellent use of image-based lighting, Raytracer provides quick, more photorealistic results for architectural rendering.
Render more quickly and accurately with Autodesk Raytracer, the defaultvisualization engine in Revit 2017. Image courtesy of Autodesk.
The Global Parameter: This 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.
WYSIWYG Text Editor: 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.
FormIt 360 Converter: With the new Autodesk FormIt 360 Converter provided with Revit, users can convert FormIt, Revit Families (RFA), and Sketchup (SKP) files and continue to develop designs in Revit.
Depth Cueing: When it comes to communicating design intent with compelling 3D visualizations, Revit 2017 makes it possible to add depth and pop to elevations and sections in either architecture or coordination views with the new Depth Cueing option.
Source: Our Correspondent