New Revit 2011 Features

It is spring again and the Revit web is as much abuzz with postings about the new Revit version (2011) as there are fresh buds on our tree in the garden. Based on what I have seen so far on Revit3D.com and elsewhere, I am very much looking forward to the new version. To whet your appetite, too, sit back and watch a bunch of release videos from Autodesk on their YouTube channel:

http://www.youtube.com/AutodeskBuilding

Some of my favorite new features are:

  • Modeless properties palette (finally!)
  • Better 3D alignment
  • Inclusion of structural tools
  • Conceptual design improvements
  • Autodesk Revit DB link
  • Visual sun path simulation
  • New view styles (including ambient occlusion)
  • Various API enhancements