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: