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It is the little things that count – REVIT 2018.2

It is the little things that count – REVIT 2018.2

Autodesk has released the Revit 2018.2 update. This update is available to subscribers and current maintenance plan customers via accounts portal or the in-product Autodesk Desktop App. This release includes bug fixes and stability improvements and new functionalities.

Here comes the list of things that will make your life better using Revit.

Improved Section box controls  Improved section box grips (or controls) are easier to select. This should make manipulating section box edge locations much easier and make it so that you don’t accidentally select something you did not want to.


Project Browser Expand and Collapse  Revit has  new right click menu options that allow you to expand or collapse everything in the project browser at once or just for the selected item in the tree.


Improved Fill Pattern Dialog  the old fill pattern dialog has been replaced with an updated dialog that has the solid fill pattern at the top of the dialog, the ability to search for patterns, allows for multi-selection and deletion of patterns, and is resizable (and remembers it’s size).  Finally, when you’re editing a pattern, the dialog allows you to scale the pattern without having to reload it (plus it automatically previews the scale change).


Remember Last Location for Loading Families  This enhancement remembers the last location from which you loaded a family the next time you go to load another family. This should make it easier to navigate to the location where your families are stored when working with them in a project.


Also, remember Column width spacing in Type properties dialog. This is more of a fix than enhancement, Revit is bringing back the functionality that remembered the column widths of the family types dialog when editing families.


Revit – what is new for duct and pipe detailing

Change service and change size  You can now more easily iterate detailed pipe and duct layouts made up of MEP Fabrication Pipework and MEP Fabrication Ductwork. Revit provides the ability to change, for example, welded piping layouts to grooved layouts.  The functionality also allows you to modify a selection of elements from one size to another.


Visibility / Graphics Overrides on MEP Fabrication Elements MEP Fabrication elements can now be color coded by applying a solid surface pattern in view settings.


For Mechanical design – these improvements streamline deployment and production


P&ID Modeler is now incorporated into Revit 2018.2. This streamlines the process of creating a model based on P&IDs.


Direction Arrows on Duct and Pipe Connectors When using connect-into and analytical connections, the connectors on MEP elements now indicate their flow direction, making it easier to identify the desired connection to connect to. Watch the YouTube video about this:

Direction Arrows on Duct and Pipe Connectors


More content for structural design and detailing

New Precast content including beams, columns, slabs, and isolated foundations helps you model  Precast concrete structures faster and more precisely.  This content is localized in English and German.


We hope you like Revit 2018.2 update release and that the smaller things that are added make you more productive.

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