Revit 2014AECbytes Archived Article (September 5, 2013)

This review takes an indepth look at the new version of Revit, the key product in the 2014 Autodesk Building Design Suite, to see what additional BIM capabilities it can provide to AEC professionals across all the three design disciplines it targets: architecture, structure, and MEP. These include several improvements made to the core Revit platform for enhancing user productivity and efficiency including displaced views and the ability to apply temporary views to a display, improved modeling and editing of stairs and railings, several structural and MEP BIM improvements including better visibility and greater control over the structural analytical model and the ability to divide MEP systems to make them easier to work with, and a new engine for point clouds that makes them faster to work with and provides greater control on their appearance.

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Lachmi Khemlani is the founder and editor of AECbytes. She has a Ph.D. in Architecture from UC Berkeley, specializing in intelligent building modeling, and consults and writes on AEC technology. She can be reached at

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