On install of Revit 2019, you will have the following install choices:
There are no changes in the Options dialog from Revit 2018 to 2019, except for the new Steel tab and tools ribbon option (under Structure tab and tools):
This is what the Steel ribbon looks like:
Clicking Help will take you to Help content pages that don’t exist yet (oops). I’m sure this will be rectified soon.
Build numbers are 18.104.22.1685 and 20180216_1515(x64)
Launching Dynamo from Revit 2019 will reveal that the Dynamo version has been upgraded to 22.214.171.12411. As some have mentioned, this version does not run on Revit 2016. So you will have to run multiple Dynamo versions and be aware of any file incompatibility if you want to use Dynamo on Revit 2016 and Revit 2019 simultaneously. The installation process should pick up your custom package paths and any Recent Files too.
Add-ins tab reveals that the following items previously considered Subscription Enhancements are included and installed out of the box:
The biggest change you are likely to notice is that you now have Tabbed Views, and an updated interface for controlling docked panels.
I compared the built in category list from Revit 2018 and Revit 2019, and these are the new Categories in Revit 2019:
Shear Stud Tags
Mechanical Equipment Set Tags
Mechanical Equipment Set Boundary Lines
Mechanical Equipment Sets
On a final note… the Revit icon hasn’t changed for the last couple of years, so I made this Revit 2019 icon for you 🙂 Just download it and set as the icon for Revit 2019. Also, I’m sure you can do better than my attempt if you spend more than 30 seconds in Windows Paint:
I guess I need to have a Revit 2016 new features post, even if I don’t have a lot to say right now… I have started putting together a list of Revit 2016 videos at the end of this post too. I have to say, I miss the days when there was just one good, long post about new features and everyone just linked to that one 🙂
My top feature for Revit 2016? I suppose its the MEP fabrication integration. Even if its not one-click, design to fabrication solution yet, I personally think that any effort made to make fabrication from Revit easier or more predictable is definitely a step in the right direction.
Rather than get lost in the flood of Revit 2014 information, I thought I would wait until closer to the time that most people will actually start installing and using it. The post below is just a collection of my notes and things that I find particularly interesting or exciting about the 2014 release – oh, and there are some pretty cool tips included too 🙂
Non-rectangular crops can be locked You can lock the edges of multiple Plan view non rectangular Crop Regions to a set of model lines. Nudging the lines will adjust the sketch in all ‘locked’ views.
Client based DWF review will probably die slowly and be replaced by web methods Autodesk Design Review development is slowly stalling, and being replaced by cloud-based collaboration methods. Nothing really new here, but one day we will probably say goodbye to standalone DWF viewers in lieu of web viewing and markup tools.
Exploding ACIS For this to work, the source import should be a 3D ACIS solid from AutoCAD or a SAT file from Inventor, Rhino or similar.
Note: 3D DXF isn’t really a “solid” model (probably depending on version), it’s likely a surface model.
Double-click to edit anything Be sure to turn off Drag Elements on Selection to prevent accidental moving of elements
New Selection controls in the Status Bar Don’t forget to try these out
Vault integration Finally starting to become something useful for everyday Revit users…
Inventor to Revit conversion / BIM Exchange Environment and Inventor simplification A combination of these tools allow you to simplify Inventor models and export them to RFA files for use in Revit.
Schedule Formatting Click the column top (letter) to select the whole column and change font for that column.
Dockable Palettes Can be docked at top of screen.
Non-rectangular crop regions – limitation Annotation crops are still rectangular only
Slow install? Could be because content is being downloaded during install. Un-tick content packs to try to speed up the install.
Tabbed Browser Panel For example, drag Properties on top of Project Browser. Tabs are at bottom.
Project Browser Organization Can now have more (up to 6) ‘levels’ of grouping.
Displacement set tips How to set up nested levels of displacement:
Select a wall with a window & Displace both of these
Tab select the Window and Displace it again
If you reset the window it will go back to its original location, to get it back in the wall you need to select the wall’s displacement set, Edit and Add the Window to that Set.
You may find it easier to displace a single element first, and then use the Edit / Add functionality to put other elements into that Displacement set.
Citrix Licensing BDSP version of Revit 2014 (Onebox) will now be supported in Citrix environment (removed the need for special licensing to be used for either Citrix virtualization methods, no concerns about obtaining Citrix certification and QA support for all products in a Suite)
where once BIM managers wanted to roll the latest version of Revit out to their staff on projects, they are now taking a more pragmatic approach to deployment & often holding back for 12 months or even skipping a release.
Today is the 21 March 2014. Last year, the NDA was lifted on Revit 2013 around 27 March. There have been whispers of Revit 2014 features getting released on the LARUG blog, over at Revit OpEd and a few things happening on Twitter. LARUG even has a little countdown widget to – guess which date – March 27, 2013.
Just for reference, this was Dave Light’s post from last year, posted 27 March (it still gets reposted nearly every week to someone’s blog, somewhere in the world): Revit: What’s new in Autodesk Revit 2013?