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Revit 2021 introduced some big updates to the architecture functionality within Revit – three of which made our top 10 list.

Generative Design

Quickly evaluate design options and save time with automation

Create and explore generative studies directly in Revit.
  – Generate design options
  – Filter and rank results
  – Explore outcomes
  – Evaluate goals
  – Create Revit elements
Sample studies included.

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Real-time Realistic Views

Work directly in better, easier, and faster realistic views

More than 10x improvement in performance – much faster and smoother view navigation.
More convincing material and lighting appearance.
Automatic lighting exposure control.
Replaces previous realistic mode.

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Slanted Walls

Easily model slanted architectural, structural, and curtain walls

Apply a slant or tilt to walls.
  – During or after wall creation
  – Works for walls curved in plan
  – Adjustable with grips
Cross-Section and Angle from Vertical instance parameters.
  – Vertical or Slanted
  – +90 to -90 degrees
Hosted elements may be vertical or slanted (e.g. windows, doors).

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Revit-to-Inventor Linking

Better support for design-to-fabrication workflows

Link Revit 3D data into Inventor assemblies with AnyCAD.
When the referenced model is updated in Revit, Inventor users receive a notification.
Inventor components with dependencies also update.

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In posts to follow, we will explore the updates to Revit for structural engineering + fabrication and MEP disciplines. We’ve broken down our favorite 2021 updates here and the Revit 2021 platform enhancements here.