New Features for the mid-year release of Revit Architecture

The mid-year release Revit 2016 R2 furthers the speed and project performance improvements that made the 2016 release of Revit so successful. The Revit R2 update makes day to day operations in Revit faster, smarter and more efficient, with enhancements and improvements both large and small.  Some of these improvements have been suggested by real life Revit users.

Here are some of the new features of Revit 2016 R2

Autodesk Raytracer Render Quality Settings

Revit A R2-1Render Quality Settings in Autodesk Revit 2016 R2 is an enhancement to Autodesk Raytracer and it enables the user to set custom quality rendering settings.  You can select from custom settings that enable you to render by Level, Time, or Until Satisfactory. With the improved Render Progress dialog you can see detailed progress information about your rendering.  The main advantage of this is that you can use the quality customization options to achieve any targeted rendering result.

Choice to Select Wall Join Type during Wall Creation

Revit A R2-2

This new Autodesk Revit 2016 R2 improvement to Edit Wall Joins means that you can choose whether to allow or disallow Wall Joins while creating walls. Once you have selected the Wall you can select the Join Status of Allow or Disallow.  This means you have much better control of your design documentation

Railing Preview Preview window

Revit A R2-3

Before, when a Railing Type was created it required a railing element defined in the project to be able to review its shape and construction. This new Revit 2016 R2 feature enables you to view a preview window in the Type Dialog, so you can view new or existing railing type shapes.  This enables you to manipulate and iterate rail design in the preview window before placing it, so you can design more efficiently with the ability to control model elements more effectively

 View Underlay and Orientation

Revit A R2-4

The View Underlay user interface update in Autodesk Revit 2016 R2 better describes what a user sees underlayed when using the Underlay feature in plan views. The View Underlay is set to None by default in floor plans when creating a new level. “Plan” has been renamed “Look down” and “Reflected Ceiling Plan” has been renamed “Look up” for better view understanding.  This gives you a vastly improved understanding of what it is that you are looking at.

These updates are only available to those with subscriptions – either desktop or maintenance (click here if you want reminding of the different kinds of subscription), which is one more reason to keep a subscription going.

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