Wow, Revit 2015 is setting some serious records for updates!

Here is the direct link to the Update Release 14 for Revit 2015 R2:
http://up.autodesk.com/2015/RVT/Autodesk_Revit_2015_R2-x64_Update14.exe

and non-R2:
http://up.autodesk.com/2015/RVT/Autodesk_Revit_2015-x64_Update14.exe

Readme:
Autodesk Revit 2015 R2 Update Release 14 Readme

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Enhancements list (not live yet…)
http://wrw.is/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Enhancements_List_RVT_2015_UR14_forR2.pdf

For Revit 2015 R2:
This update requires one of the following:
Autodesk Revit 2015 R2 for subscription customers (build: 20140905_0730)
Autodesk Revit 2015 Update Release 9 for R2 for subscription customers (build: 20150704_0715)

Link:
http://download.autodesk.com/SWDLDDLM/Updates/RVT/2015/Autodesk_Revit_2015-x64_Update10_forR2.exe   

Readme:
Autodesk Revit 2015 Update Release 10 for R2 Readme

Enhancements (not live yet):
http://revit.downloads.autodesk.com/download/2015RVT_RTM/UR10/Enhancements_List_RVT_2015_UR10_forR2.pdf

Additional links will be added as they become available…

Download UR8 for Revit 2015:
For R2
http://download.autodesk.com/SWDLDDLM/Updates/Revit/UR8/Autodesk_Revit_2015-x64_Update8_forR2.exe   

Not for R2
http://download.autodesk.com/SWDLDDLM/Updates/Revit/UR8/Autodesk_Revit_2015-x64_Update8.exe

Enhancements List (R2):
http://revit.downloads.autodesk.com/download/2015RVT_RTM/UR8/Enhancements_List_RVT_2015_UR8_forR2.pdf

Readme (R2):
http://download.autodesk.com/SWDLDDLM/Updates/Revit/UR8/Autodesk_Revit_2015_R2_UR8_Readme.htm

Not for R2 – Readme
 http://download.autodesk.com/SWDLDDLM/Updates/Revit/UR8/Autodesk_Revit_2015_UR8_Readme.htm

Not for R2 – Enhancements
http://revit.downloads.autodesk.com/download/2015RVT_RTM/UR8/Enhancements_List_RVT_2015_UR8.pdf

Direct download link for Revit 2015 R2 versions:
http://download.autodesk.com/SWDLDDLM/Updates/RVT/UR7/Autodesk_Revit_2015-x64_Update7_forR2.exe

Readme (live):
http://download.autodesk.com/SWDLDDLM/Updates/RVT/UR7/Autodesk_Revit_2015_Release_2_UR7_Readme.htm

Quote:

“After Update Release 7 is applied successfully, the build number specified on the Help > About dialog will be 20150303_0715. For reference, you should save this readme to your hard drive or print a copy.

Issues Resolved by this Update Release
This subscription only update release addresses issues reported to Autodesk against Autodesk Revit 2015 R2. In addition, Autodesk Revit 2015 Update Release 7 contains the fixes within Autodesk Revit 2015 Update Release 1, 2, 3, Multi-Category Schedules Hotfix for Update Release 3, Revit 2015 R2 for Subscription customers, Revit 2015 Update Release 5 for R2 and Revit 2015 Update Release 6 for R2. Consult the enhancements documentation for all areas improved by this update.”

Note: additional deployment links will follow as an update to this post when they are available.

Enhancements list (not yet live):
http://revit.downloads.autodesk.com/download/2015RVT_RTM/UR7/Enhancements_List_RVT_2015_UR7_forR2.pdf

Download for non R2
http://updatesdl.autodesk.com/updates/files/autodesk_revit_2015-x64_update7.exe

Architecture Readme
http://updatesdl.autodesk.com/updates/files/autodesk_revit_architecture_2015_release_2_ur7_readme.ht…

MEP
http://updatesdl.autodesk.com/updates/files/autodesk_revit_mep_2015_release_2_ur7_readme.htm

Structure
http://updatesdl.autodesk.com/updates/files/autodesk_revit_structure_2015_release_2_ur7_readme.htm

An update to the dates:
http://revitclinic.typepad.com/my_weblog/2015/03/alert-upcoming-downtime-for-update-to-a360-collaboration-for-revit-2015.html

My previous post:
What Revit Wants: Revit 2015 Update 7, and planned A360 downtime for Collaboration for Revit

EDIT Thanks to Cornel for this great link, it shows a page with various flavours of the updates for Revit 2015:
http://revit.downloads.autodesk.com/download/2015RVT_RTM/UR6/AutodeskRevit2015UR6andA360CollaborationforRevitv3downloadlinks.htm

Here is the link for Revit 2015 R2:
http://download.autodesk.com/SWDLDDLM/Updates/Revit/UR6/Autodesk_Revit_2015_Update6_forR2.sfx.exe

Readme:
http://download.autodesk.com/SWDLDDLM/Updates/Revit/UR6/Autodesk_Revit_2015_R2%20_UR6_Readme.htm

Enhancements:
http://revit.downloads.autodesk.com/download/2015RVT_RTM/UR6/Enhancements_List_RVT_2015_UR6_forR2.pdf

Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2015 Updates
 – Corrects the behavior that caused view templates to apply incorrectly for some views, if a temporary view
template was also applied to the view.*
– Improves stability when editing a families.*
– Improves loading and editing families which contain extensible storage.*
– Allows type parameters in upgraded families to swap from one type to another.*
– Improves stability when upgrading a project which contains corrupt families.*
– Improves notification reliability when closing a workset in which a rvt file link has been placed.*
– Improves stability while opening the Material Dialog.

Autodesk® Revit® MEP 2015 Updates
 – Improves highlighting of circuits in the plan view from a panel schedule or System Browser.*

Autodesk® Revit® API 2015 Updates
– Improves querying of point cloud on RCS files using the Revit pointcloud API.*
Direct links copied here: 

Please refer to the Readme links for installation and update enchancement information.

Revit 2015 R2
Link Description
Link
File Name
Readme
Autodesk Revit 2015 Release 2 UR6 Readme.htm
UR6 for Existing Installs
Autodesk_Revit_2015_Update6_forR2.sfx.exe
UR6 for inclusion within Deployment Image
Autodesk_Revit_2015-x64_Update6_forR2_Deployments.exe

Revit Architecture 2015 R2
Link Description
Link
File Name
Readme
Autodesk Revit Architecture 2015 Release 2 UR6 Readme.htm
UR6 for Existing Installs
Autodesk_Revit_Architecture_2015_Update6_forR2.sfx.exe
UR6 for inclusion within Deployment Image
Autodesk_Revit_Architecture_2015-x64_Update6_forR2_Deployments.exe

Revit MEP 2015 R2
Link Description
Link
File Name
Readme
Autodesk Revit MEP 2015 Release 2 UR6 Readme.htm
UR6 for Existing Installs
Autodesk_Revit_MEP_2015_Update6_forR2.sfx.exe
UR6 for inclusion within Deployment Image
Autodesk_Revit_MEP_2015-x64_Update6_forR2_Deployments.exe

Revit Structure 2015 R2
Link Description
Link
File Name
Readme
Autodesk Revit Structure 2015 Release 2 UR6 Readme.htm
UR6 for Existing Installs
Autodesk_Revit_Structure_2015_Update6_forR2.sfx.exe
UR6 for inclusion within Deployment Image
Autodesk_Revit_Structure_2015-x64_Update6_forR2_Deployments.exe

Here is the persistent crash – it was happening when any RVT file was closed:
View Revit 2015 Update 5 crashes when closing any file 

Here’s what fixed the problem:
Renaming “C:ProgramDataAutodeskApplicationPlugins” folder (this disables certain integrations)

Upon further investigation, I had to move the AutodeskSiteDesignerForRevit2015.bundle out of the ApplicationPlugins folder (in other words, delete it) to correct the issue. Then, I installed R2 (Autodesk_Revit_2015_R2.sfx.exe , Autodesk Site Designer (AutodeskSiteDesignerForRevit.msi), and UR5 for R2 (Autodesk_Revit_2015_R2_UR5.sfx.exe).

Here’s what didn’t work:

  • renaming uistate.dat
  • renaming revit.ini
  • renaming  “C:ProgramDataAutodeskRevitAddins2015.ren”
  • reinstalling Revit 2015 using steps below
  • applying RVT2015UR4.msp
  • uninstalling Dynamo
  • running Revit as Administrator
  • uninstalling Sundial and other Citrix Revit versions
  • renaming Revit program folder and Addins folder and reinstalling
  • making a new user profile

Reinstall steps:

  1. Uninstall Revit 2015 from Programs and Features in Windows
  2. Start Setup from your Suite media (in my case, Building Design Suite Ultimate 2015)
  3. You will need to input your serial number
  4. Ensure only Revit 2015 is ticked (gray tick), and do not install Service Packs
  5. Also untick BIM360 addin under Revit 2015 (if it finds a newer one the setup may fail)
  6. Untick BIM360 addin under Navisworks 2015 (if it finds a newer one the setup may fail)
  7. After Revit 2015 is installed, start it up to ensure activation is ok
  8. Install R2 (Autodesk_Revit_2015_R2.sfx.exe)
  9. Install UR5 for R2 (Autodesk_Revit_2015_R2_UR5.sfx.exe)
  10. Start Revit and test closing a file

How did this bug happen? I’m not entirely sure, but I think the number of  updates and the confusion around which UR5 update is for which Revit version may have resulted in Revit 2015 getting sad. But, its happy again now… and its a good lesson to remember the ApplicationPlugins folder when diagnosing Revit problems.

Something from the journal:
ExceptionCode=0xc0000005 ExceptionFlags=0x00000000 ExceptionAddress=000007FEFCDE940D 

Note: If you install the non-Subscription Update Release onto an R2 Revit, you will probably find that the nice extra things like Site Designer disappear. If this happens to you, reinstall R2 from the Subscription page and your new features should come back. The Autodesk_Revit_2015_R2_UR5.sfx.exe should hopefully not ‘break’ your R2 install.
More at:
http://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/revit-products/downloads/caas/downloads/content/autodesk-revit-2015-update-release-5.html

Direct link:
http://download.autodesk.com/SWDLDDLM/Updates/RVT/UR5/Autodesk_Revit_2015_R2_UR5.sfx.exe

Readme:
http://download.autodesk.com/SWDLDDLM/Updates/RVT/UR5/Autodesk_Revit_2015_R2_UR5_Readme.htm

Enhancement List:
http://revit.downloads.autodesk.com/download/2015RVT_RTM/UR5/Enhancements_List_RVT_2015_UR5_forR2.pdf

EDIT: More links from Revit Clinic:
Direct links:
Revit 2015 UR5
Revit Arch 2015 UR5
Revit MEP 2015 UR5
Revit Struct 2015 UR5
Revit LT 2015 UR5
Installation Readme files and Enhancements Documentation are available on each product page.

UR5 enhancements:
Improvements made in Update Release 5 build (20141119_0715):
 

Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2015 Updates
Improves resolving of the Revit Server saved paths.*
Corrects the behavior of placing families in a project when the family type selector is expanded.
Improves stability when loading families that contain data created by add-ins.
Improves stability when ungroup a group.
Improved stability when filter a schedule.
Improved stability when opening projects with bad dimensions.
Improves stability when making edits in the Sun Settings dialog.
Improves stability when deleting parts while modifying division.
Improves stability when canceling new label creation in family environment.
Improves stability when editing materials in families in a workshared environment.
Improves stability when clicking the Macro Manager tool in the Family Editor.
Improves stability when multiple users load families and undo their actions in a workshared file.
Improves stability when two users loaded families of the same name.
Corrects an issue with ceiling-hosted lights that caused the lights to be deleted when the ceiling was moved or copied.*
Corrected an issue related to placement of face-based families on certain part elements.*

Autodesk® Revit® MEP 2015 Updates
Improves stability when editing a conduit temporary dimension in an elevation view.

Autodesk® Revit® Structure 2015 Updates
Improves stability when exporting multi-rebar annotation into DWG format.*
Corrects an issue with incorrect warning and error messages for groups in design options with a group containing structural framing elements or columns.*
Fixed an issue with the generation of the analytical surface for a vertical floor and slab.

Autodesk® Revit® API 2015 Updates
Allows the ability to offset the end of a wire when it is connected to other elements.

I hinted that this was coming a few weeks back, but now here it is! A massive Subscription Release, along with a giveaway of the Siteworks addin package to Subscription users.

Download the update at: Autodesk Revit 2015 R2
Download the Siteworks package at: Autodesk Site Designer Extension for Revit 2015, or on Exchange here
(Note: you will need to login to your subscription account to access these) 

A few quick tips…
To toggle between Perspective and Orthographic view:

  1. Go to a 3D view
  2. Turn on Crop View
  3. Turn on Show Crop Region
  4. Right-click Viewcube
  5. Select Toggle to… and this will show Perspective or Parallel depending on your current mode


If you are wondering what ‘quick adjustments’ you can do in Perspective views:
Basically, you can use some simple commands like Align and Move, that were previously grayed out in Perspective mode.

To search in the Type Selector:

  1. Turn on Properties pane
  2. Click in the top of the Type Selector
  3. The search box is the top row

You can now also set a custom background colour (that means ‘color’ to U.S. folks):

 
Enhancements list:
http://revit.downloads.autodesk.com/download/2015RVT_RTM/R2/Enhancements_List_RVT_2015_R2.pdf

Readme (Interesting point: The install of Autodesk Revit 2015 Release 2 will also install Autodesk Dynamo (0.7.1) and required component IronPython.)

My top 3 features in Revit 2015 R2:

  • Work in perspective views, making quick adjustments without having to change views with some modeling capabilities now available in perspective views.
  • Find content more quickly with Search capabilities in the Type Selector and all drop-down lists.
  • Navigate PDFs exported from Revit more quickly with hyperlinked views.

My top 3 features in Autodesk Site Designer (previously Eagle Point Siteworks):

  • More quickly add design elements to your site such as berms and drainage swales, minimizing the time required to mass grade a site and to try alternatives at the design development stage.
  • Special terrain families within Site Designer provide you with parameters that control widths, cut and fill slopes and other projection settings.
  • Locate hardscape components such as streets, intersections, sidewalks, curbs and walls that can follow the existing terrain and have controlled elevations and slopes – all while the toposurface is automatically maintained.

More info:
Autodesk Revit 2015 Subscribers Get Slew of New Capabilities with “R2” Update

Heads-up:
Revit 2015 R2 Release | Applying Technology to Architecture

A few notes on installation versions from the Readme:
This update requires either the initial release of Autodesk Revit 2015 (build: 20140223_1515) or Autodesk Revit 2015 Update Release 3 (build: 20140606_1530) . Autodesk Revit 2015 Update Release 3 will need to be applied to any installed Revit 2015 which has either Autodesk Revit 2015 Update Release 1 (build: 20140322_1515) or Autodesk Revit 2015 Update Release 2 (build: 20140323_1530) applied. Installation will also be blocked if Autodesk Revit 2015 Update Release 4 (build: 20140903_1530)) has been applied, a full uninstall followed by a new install of Autodesk Revit 2015 will be needed in order to apply Release 2.