The IFC for Revit addins that improve IFC import and export functionality are maintained at this GitHub site for versions newer than Revit 2018. In the past 2 weeks, updates have been release for all current Revit versions, and I have collected the direct links for you below. Note that the GitHub versions can be more up-to-date and current than the ones listed on the App Store.

If you want to check which version you currently have, you could use Start – Add or Remove Programs to do that without opening Revit:

checking Revit version in Add or Remove Programs
checking Revit version in Add or Remove Programs

If you are inside a Revit model, you can use File – Export – IFC and check the version in the dialog box header:

If you are looking for Revit 2018 and older versions of the IFC for Revit addins, check out the SourceForge site instead.

The update for Revit 2019 was particularly significant. Release notes copied below:

General:

  • This version marks a significant milestone for IFC Exporter as it is now IFC4 Reference View certified (for Architectural Export and Structural Export Exchange Requirements)

New Features/Improvements:

  • Export of Area can now be assigned to IfcSpatialZone in addition to the default IfcSpace using IfcExportAs
  • Support exporting IfcGroup using ZoneGroupName parameter
  • Improved heuristic for assigning color to polygonal face sets
  • Improved handling to support for direct export of polygonal face geometry in IFC4
  • Support for IfcShapeAspect in other objects that have part geometries
  • Improved handling of Complex Property in the PropertySet definition
  • General improvements to support IFC4 based geo-referencing information with addition UI in export, and integration to the information found inside Revit file (usually comes from AutoCAD or Civil3D)
  • Reorganize the location for Exchange Requirement setting in the header of IFC File to be less hidden (now located right after the IFC version in export option UI)
  • Updates shared parameter definitions and Property set definitions based on the latest IFC4 (4.4.0.2.2) specifications
  • Support allowing a predefined type for standard walls on export
  • General improvements dealing with objects with many holes
  • Added basic support to export Area as IfcSpatialZone entity

Bug Fixes:

Export bug fixes:

  • Fixed error during export for a specific object that became invalid in the export process with “Store the IFC GUID in an element after export” option
  • User defined property set can now be exported for IfcGeographiElement
  • Fixed export failure when ZoneClassificationName is set to Room for exporting IfcZone
  • Corrected GrossVolume quantity information with the correct unit
  • Fixed exporting issue for a Ceiling containing Arc geometry
  • Fixed issue with duplicate steel connection geometries or missing connection
  • Fixed issue with IFC export – steel connection steel connection elements missing or wrongly exported
  • Fixed issue on missing ceiling geometries in IFC4 RV export mode
  • Fixed issue on objects with Parts that is below the first (lowest) level
  • Fixed issue with export Roof in some cases
  • Fixed crash issue if the “Rasters” are set to be exported to “IFCGrid”
  • Fixed issue with IFC option “export links as separate models” causes wrong object placement
  • Improved export Parts functionality
  • Fixed issue that IFC Version doesn’t update when changing the “In-Session setup”
  • Fixed IsExternal calculation on element types to correctly determine value
  • New shared parameter assigned to Curtain walls is now exported when exporting from Revit to Navisworks
  • Update category mapping to deal with IfcSpaceTypes and IfcOpeningTypes
  • Fixed issue with incorrect slab thickness when Opening IFC in Revit
  • Fixed some issues on export with different coordinate base
  • Fixed some issues on exporting Wall elements
  • Improved handling reserved Windows name
  • Export HVAC_HEAT_GAIN with current units (Watts)
  • Removed duplicate base quantity NetSideArea exported for walls
  • Improved export with the Property Set option “Export schedules as property sets”
  • Fixed issue with IFC4 Reference view, which fails for some models from Factory Live
  • Update the CSIORG link in the IFC exporter
  • Changed IfcGeometricRepresentationContext from “Annotation” to “Plan”
  • ClassificationCode(2) is now processed during export even if ClassificationCode is missing
  • Corrected Area quantity property of doors
  • Improved Materials export, that works for some floors but not others of the same type
  • Fixed issue with wrong Base Quantity information in some scenarios in IFC export 2×3 Coordination View
  • Fixed issues with warnings are shown when exporting to IFC4RV in some models
  • Improved Railings import to Revit via IFC
  • Properly convert this Flow_Rate parameter on Export
  • Corrected 2D CurtainWall door swing on IFC Export
  • Nested curtain wall element now will get proper parameters while export to IFC
  • IFC-Export configuration will now remember the previous settings including: “Project Origin/Coordinate Base”
  • Improved exporting of Material parameter
  • Improved IFC4 RV Exchange Requirement, which may be missing when File Header is not initialized
  • Support allowing a predefined type for standard railings on export
  • Fixed IFC4 “opening as recess” code for ReinforcingMesh case
  • Fixed issue with IFC export where some geometries are exported slightly longer extrusion
  • Fixed issue with IfcGeographicElement not exporting user-defined PropertySets

Import bug fixes:

  • Improved Rebar import
  • Improved import of Windows that are not cutting a wall in a linked or opened IFC
  • Recognize the angle between Project North and Survey Point properly in Revit IFC import/link
  • Improved import of Columns that may be placed in the wrong location on IFC Link in some cases
  • Improved import of beam cover
  • Fixed issue with Certain Tekla IFC geometry not visible when using Link IFC
  • Improved link IFC that may have incorrect geometry imported for some cases
  • Improved Link IFC file in Revit that in some cases failed with the model empty and an error appears in log file
  • Fixed issue with translation IFC having mm units using Revit IFC loader makes default model view small unexpectedly on LMV
  • Fixed issue related to invalid/corrupt IFC files that “load” without any errors
  • Improved link IFC file properly inside Revit 2020
  • Grids placed by IFCOFFSETCURVE2D will be placed at open IFC in the correct unit
  • Fixed issue with multiple versions of the same IFC file get loaded into Revit Cloud Worksharing Host resulting in duplicate geometry
  • Improve the structure in Link IFC that may end up upside down
  • Fixed missing material information upon import IFC
  • Recreate IFC/Import_Quantities/Import_Quantities.txt
  • Support IfcGridPlacement for Link IFC
  • Avoid duplicate instance and type names when linking in an IFC file
  • Improved creation of Geometry which may be missing for some IFC models
  • Fixed issue for some IFC files that failed to show in BIM 360 viewer
  • IFC link – model is now correctly positioned when there is rotation component in IFCSite local placement
  • Improved issue due to “bad” data involving Wall with zero thickness inside the IFC file that caused differences between IFC from Allplan opened/imported vs linked in Revit
  • Improved handling of detailed geometry containing IfcAdvancedBrep in REVIT 2020 and 2021
  • Improved slab elements import which may be missing in some IFC file
  • Corrected IfcPort ConnectedTo IfcGUID information that contained its own GUID instead of the GUID of its connected Port

Known Issues/additional notes:

  • This release still contains issue that Steel Connections may not be exported correctly
  • Export configuration “IFC2x2 ePlan Check” has been removed as it is already obsolete. If there is any saved configuration, the option will be automatically assign to IFC2x3 as default

Revit 2019 Update List

Direct Download Link: https://up.autodesk.com/2019/RVT/ …

Filename: Autodesk_Revit_2019_2_2.exe

Readme

Release Notes

2019.2.2 Hotfix

Resolved Issues

    • Improved stability when copying or deleting a dimension.
    • Fixed an issue which caused upgrade failure when using the automated Revit Cloud Model upgrade tool.
    • Fixed an issue that resulted in duplicate global unique identifier (GUID) values when copying or mirroring parts.
    • The quantity state is now properly set allowing quantities in print reports for fabrication parts to be properly quantified.
    • Fixed an issue with a sporadic warning message that was being displayed when cancelling a reload configuration action.
    • Fixed an issue that caused modeled parts to either disconnect or vanish after reloading a configuration.
    • Improved Revit stability when working on a workshared model that contains an element in an invalid workset.
    • Fixed the issue when OpenAndActivateDocument API open the file path with non-lowercase extension.
    • Improved stability when working offline with file-based worksharing.
    • Corrected the glazing material transmissive color in cloud rendering.
    • Fixed an issue where modifying a space would interact with group instances in the model causing the ‘Changes to groups are allowed only in group edit mode’ error.
    • Fixed an issue where incorrect topography geometry was created when linking a Civil 3D published topography which had large coordinates.
    • Fixed an issue where rooms and spaces could lose or no longer detect a linked model boundary after reload latest when using Revit Cloud Worksharing.
    • Fixed the Visible Transmittance value of glazing materials calculated incorrectly in the Material Browser.
    • Fixed an issue that could cause a single-line pipe drop to not display when it is hidden by another element if there is a transition in the vertical pipe.
    • Fixed an issue that could cause extended lines to appear inside single line pipe rise and drop symbols when printing.
    • Fixed an issue that caused a single line pipe drop to not display a gap.
    • Improved performance of zone display in canvas.
    • Fixed an issue that could cause duct and pipe rise symbols to not display when they extend to the level above and are hidden on that level.
    • Fixed an issue where Background Room Color Fill with a non-solid fill pattern would incorrectly overlap cut walls when printing in vector mode.
    • Fixed an issue that caused a long delay when clicking the File Menu in the recent file list.
    • Fixed an issue that prevented particular worksharing cloud models containing steel connections from opening in Revit.
    • Fixed an issue with tooltips for the Revit Home/Close/Minimize/Maximize buttons, which caused them to display using an incorrect font.
    • Improved the stability when opening a project file.
    • Improved stability when using the copy or copy to clipboard command on a dependent view.
    • Improved stability in the API View.BoundingBox[].
    • Improve upgrade success rate when using the automated Revit cloud model upgrade tool.
    • Improved stability of Sync with Central when elements are included in background processes.
    • Fixed an issue where upgrade might fail when using the Revit cloud model upgrade tool.
    • Fixed the issue that worksets Opened status is changed unexpectedly when editing Manage Worksets in Manage Links dialogue.

I have been resisting the 2019.2 update because there were some issues with it originally, plus the forced upgrade of Dynamo. I decided to go ahead with Revit 2019.2.1 Hotfix today. I think that the forced Dynamo update occurred with the 2019.2 major point version, but 2019.2.1 seems to install without forcing the Dynamo upgrade – on my machine, Dynamo 1.3.4.6666 was not updated during the 2019.2.1 hotfix installation. Here are the links:

Direct Download Link: Autodesk_Revit_2019_2_1.exe

Autodesk® Revit® 2019.2.1 Hotfix Release Notes

Autodesk® Only Available Online

Improvements to the functionality. For more information about these improvements, see the What’s New section of the Revit 2019 Online Help.

Autodesk Revit 2019.2.1 Hotfix Readme

Autodesk Revit 2019.2.1 Hotfix Readme

If Revit 2019 and Revit LT 2019 are installed side-by-side and the 2019.2.1 Hotfix is only applied to one of these products, a “Could not load type ‘Autodesk.Revit.DB.ICloudExternalServer’ from assembly” error will be displayed when launching the non-updated product. To alleviate this error, make sure to apply the 2019.2.1 Hotfix to both Revit and Revit LT in side-by-side configurations.

The first point release of Revit 2019 is now available… Let the deployments begin. Your projects are now running out of excuses as to why they shouldn’t upgrade 🙂

Here are some direct links to the Revit and Navisworks update files.

Revit 2019.1 Update (Revit 2019 Update 1)

Direct download link

Readme

Release notes

Update: From Purvi Irwin on Twitter:

In the new homepage for #Revit 2019.1 when you hover over a recent project, you get the path of the central, your local, and the file size! If it’s not workshared, then you get the filepath and size. Pretty sweet.

 

Navisworks 2019.1 Update (Navisworks 2019 Update 1)

Direct Download Link

Readme PDF

interesting:

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 19.0.0.405 and 20180216_1515(x64)

Launching Dynamo from Revit 2019 will reveal that the Dynamo version has been upgraded to 1.3.3.4111. 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:

  • Batch Print
  • eTransmit
  • Model Review
  • Worksharing Monitor

 

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:

API Name Visible Name
OST_StructConnectionHoleTags Hole Tags
OST_StructConnectionShearStudTags Shear Stud Tags
OST_StructConnectionProfilesTags Profile Tags
OST_StructConnectionBoltTags Bolt Tags
OST_MechanicalEquipmentSetTags Mechanical Equipment Set Tags
OST_StructConnectionAnchorTags Anchor Tags
OST_MechanicalEquipmentSetBoundaryLines Mechanical Equipment Set Boundary Lines
OST_StructConnectionWeldTags Weld Tags
OST_StructConnectionPlateTags Plate Tags
OST_MechanicalEquipmentSet 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: