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extend the capabilities … in key areas, including structural analysis, modeling, reinforcement, interoperability and
construction documentation. This download contains a portion of all
previously released Revit Extensions (some content has been migrated to
Autodesk Exchange Apps as separate installations or is no longer

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Revit Extensions for Autodesk Revit 2015

Jeremy Tammik has upgraded RevitLookup for Revit 2015.  I compiled the latest version and have provided it here – please note it comes with no guarantees, but it worked for me.

  1. Download this and extract
  2. Run the .bat file, which will copy the .addin and .dll to your ProgramData addins folder

Or, you can manually download and compile from:

  1. Use github link above and click Download Zip
  2. Extract it
  3. Open the RevitLookup.sln in Visual Studio Express 2013 for Windows Desktop
  4. Add C:Program FilesAutodeskRevit 2015 to Reference Paths
  5. Build > Build Solution (note – this should automatically copy to Appdata folder, so you should be good to go…), or
  6. If you want to use ProgramData instead, copy RevitLookup.addin and RevitLookup.dll to:
    C:ProgramDataAutodeskRevitAddins2015 and remove them from:
  7. Open Revit 2015 and test

Original post:

The Building Coder: RevitLookup for Revit 2015

Depending which Revit 2015 installer you used, you may need to install this. More info at:

Revit 2015 Update Release 1 Enhancements documentation:

Autodesk® Revit® Platform 2015 Enhancements

  • Improves data integrity when editing nested families.
  • Improves stability when editing nested families. 
  • Improves stability when editing when expanding schedule columns.
  • Improves upgrade of projects which contain rebar elements.
  • Removes format constraints for assembly codes.
  • Improves data collection when Customer Involvement Program is enabled

Just remember – the application manager will by default store downloaded packages in:
C:UsersUSERNAMEDocumentsAutodesk Application Manager

Daniel has created a useful post describing how IFC Link works in Revit 2015.  Here are some key points from his post, as well as some of my own:

  • You must set a default project template before using the Link IFC function.  This is the same as Revit 2013 / 2014 etc – you could not import IFC without a default template
  • In Revit 2015 it is faster to Link an IFC rather than opening one
  • When you Link IFC, Revit 2015 actually creates a .rvt file from the IFC and then uses that data as the link.  The process is quite seamless from the user side, but it is something to keep in mind.  As Daniel describes, you can actually modify the ‘temporary’ RVT file slightly and it will not harm the link
  •  I’m unsure yet how this feature can integrate with Revit Server.  My initial feeling is that a manual step would be required each time, and you would probably open up the automatically created .rvt file and save it over the Revit Server version – but this idea is not tested as yet
Image from danielgijsbers.blogspot

Read the whole post:

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,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.

As Navisworks 2015 can already be downloaded and some others are posting about it, here are my top 4 new features:

  • you can set the faceting factor for NWC export from Revit
  • use quantity takeoff on your 2D sheets, including bucket fill tools and quick box selection
  • additional arrow markup tool (yay!)
  • integration with Autodesk Application Manager (download at end of that post)

EDIT  Additional Navisworks 2015 links will be added here

Navisworks 2015 System Requirements:

2015 Licensing New Features (access 26 March 2014):

You can run a network license server on a Mac or on Linux:

    EDIT apparently some of these links are broken. I will look into this. In the meantime, you should use the Virtual Agent if you want to download.

    Revit 2015 direct download links:

    RAC – Architecture

    RST – Structure

    RME – MEP

    LT – Revit LT

    AutoCAD 2015:

    Navisworks Manage 2015:

    Navisworks Simulate 2015:

    Release dates and product keys for 2015 products can be viewed at:
    » 2015 : Release Dates, Product Keys Tech Solutions
    (the release date listed for Revit products is 11 April 2014)

    Building Design Suite Premium 2015 (recommend that you copy/paste these links into a good download manager, like Free Download Manager Portable):

    If you want to get Revit 2015 right now (in March 2014), you can install Infrastructure Design Suite Ultimate 2015 from these links:

    Some other download links:

    DWG Trueview 2015

    Autodesk® Application Manager is a cloud-centric software delivery solution that includes a desktop client component that is packaged and installs with all Microsoft Windows®-based Autodesk 2015 products or suites. The solution replaces previous product update components, specifically LiveUpdate, portions of InfoCenter/Communications Center, and CAD Manager Control Utility (note that these will remain in production to support previous version products). 
    Thank you for your interest in Autodesk® Application Manager, a new software delivery solution that makes it easier to discover and obtain updates for the 2015 products you own and manage.

    For more information about Application Manager, please visit About Application Manager. This document describes what’s new in Autodesk Application Manager for 2015. It is recommended that you read this document to become familiar with the features in version 2.2, the first version generally available to customers (previous versions were only available to Beta participants). 

    What’s New in Application Manager 2.2

    Version 2.2 includes a number of quality-focused enhancements, which are delivered to the desktop client as a self-update to previous versions (such as 2.1 shipped in product media), or as a new component fetched during 2015 product installation. In addition, several improvements to the Autodesk cloud delivery platform power a user experience that is highly secure, and scales to support heavy delivery request volumes.

    Significant Features Delivered in Previous Versions

    • Improved Self-Update Experience – increased flexibility when new self-updates are released for Application Manager. Most Application Manager–specific updates are now backwards-compatible, and do not force users to self-update to continue using the application. In rare cases, such as when underlying API changes affect compatibility, a self-update may be forced.
    • Local Settings – allows users and administrators to control how Application Manager behaves, by specifying local settings or preferences such as network proxy, alerts, default file location, and update check frequency. Also supports import/export of settings file for use on other desktops.
    • Enhanced UI – added features for multi-update handling, sort, filter, and link to long description (making it easier to understand update’s value and function, what it fixes or enhances).
    • Customization in Deployment – a new feature in the deployment wizard allows CAD/IT/BIM administrators to specify custom settings for managed users during deployment creation. If the Application Manager Client is not desired, it can be prevented from installing in this feature.
    • Fixes to Critical Defects – as part of the Beta test and related quality assurance efforts, a number of priority defects have been fixed in each release.

    Read more about it:

    Download it: