Autodesk Revit 2015 Subscribers Get Slew of New Capabilities with 'R2' Update
Autodesk announced that its updated release of Revit software for Building Information Modeling (BIM) is now available to Maintenance Subscription and Desktop Subscription customers*. Autodesk Revit 2015 R2 includes over 30 user-requested features that add powerful capabilities, enhance software performance and improve user productivity for architects, MEP and structural engineers in the Middle East and across the globe.
In addition to addressing customer requests, the family of Revit R2 releases represents more value for Subscription customers who get access to the most current Revit technologies.
“Our customers are constantly looking for greater productivity and capabilities from the technologies they rely on to meet their own business needs. We are releasing this update to Revit to help deliver on those needs and help our subscribers exceed the expectations of their clients using the latest, advanced technologies from Autodesk," said Jim Lynch, Vice President, Building and Collaboration Products, Autodesk.
Coinciding with this release, Autodesk is also delivering on a continued customer request for access to site planning tools within Revit. The new Site Designer Extension for Revit 2015 software, available through the Autodesk Exchange store to select Subscription customers**, is based on an acquisition of site planning software formerly known as SiteWorks from Eagle Point Software Corporation.
Site Designer enables architects, designers and planners to shape the terrain for building sites and runs natively in the Revit environment so the site design becomes part of the overall building model. Users can model alternatives for mass grading; building pads, streets, sidewalks, parking lots and retaining walls all within the Revit environment, and Site Designer automatically updates the underlying toposurface. These context-rich site models can then be shared between Revit and Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D software through Land XML files, improving collaboration between architects and engineers. Enhancements in Revit R2 specifically optimize the performance of Site Designer by speeding the edit and regeneration of complex site design elements.
Last month, Autodesk provided a well-received sneak peek at the new functionality through the “Revit Sundial” hosted preview. Revit 2015 R2 is the Subscription-only release of this preview. Customers who used the preview version of Revit R2 had rave reviews, commenting for example on the impressive speed for drawing and regenerating data-heavy views.
Fully compatible with the existing Revit 2015 releases, R2 does not have a file format change and installs without disrupting ongoing work in Revit 2015.