“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” Ok, no, it is not the holiday season, but it sure does feel like it when the new version of Revit is released! Autodesk recently released Revit 2023 and there were quite a few Revit Ideas that have been implemented in this release. It was hard to choose the top five (in my humble opinion!), so based solely on the total number of votes on the Revit Ideas, here they are:
1. Measure in 3D
1120 votes | Submitted by user: damo3
This has been a long-standing request from our customers and has finally been implemented in Revit 2023! The ability to measure distances in 3D will save tons of time by eliminating the need to switch to a 2D view to measure a distance. The best part of this enhancement is that it was integrated into the existing Measure tool, so no need to look for a new ribbon button.
2. All system-ed elements maintain their connection after being demolished and PHASES & MEP. Be able to demolish elements while preserving their systems
341 total votes | Submitted by users casquatch and rxi.gg respectively
MEP users rejoice! Another long-standing request from our MEP customers has been granted! Connections for pipes, ducts and other elements stay connected to host systems when demolished. This has certainly been difficult with many work-arounds previously necessary. Elements retain their system connections allowing for easier phased modification.
3. Filter schedule by elements visible on same sheet
273 votes | Submitted by user colin.magner
The ability to show just the schedule items that are visible on a sheet is functionality that will help keep schedules clean and sheets organized. Keynotes have had this ability for a long time, so having this capability for schedules is a welcome addition!
4. Combined Ideas related to Additional Tagging Functionality
417 total combined votes
Tag Model Groups 263 votes; Submitted by user Alaa.Elkabbany
Tag Revit Links 38 votes; Submitted by user ssethi
Allow tagging ramps 28 votes; Submitted by user eric.stimmel
Wall Sweep tags 26 votes; Submitted by user philipc
Slab edge tags 20 votes: Submitted by user RPTHOMAS108
Soffit Tags 18 votes; Submitted by user DGuenter
Let me add a tag on entourage families 13 votes; Submitted by user sugita.yuki.au
Tag sweeps, gutters etc 7 votes; Submitted by user Joris.vd.Meulen
Tagging and Scheduling Swept Profile based System Families 5 votes; Submitted by user BPayne
You can’t tag by Category on Architectural Columns 2 votes; Submitted by user sien.vanderhave
Whew! While this one may seem to be straightforward, there are no specific tags included in Revit 2023 for each of the above categories. The actual workflow is to create a new Generic Tag and change the category of the tag family to match the categories shown above. Still, this enhancement provides better functionality for tagging and scheduling a wider variety of elements.
5. Duplicate Material and Assets – Autodesk Community
220 votes | Submitted by user dan.stine
Many hours of rendering frustration have been remedied by the newest enhancement to the Material library. Previously when duplicating a material both the material and its assets were copied, and if changes were made to the new material assets, the old materials would also be affected. For those wanting this functionality, the workflow has been preserved in Duplicate Using Shared Assets (change one, change all). The new Duplicate Material and Assets creates copies of both, so modifying the new material and asset will not affect previous materials.
Honorable Mention: Project Browser Sprite/Icon for View Placed on Sheet – Autodesk Community
172 votes; Submitted by user benstanfish
This popular request was a combination of several separate (but merged) Ideas. Customers requested some kind of visual cue that a view had been placed on a sheet. Simple but effective blue squares now indicate that a view exists on a sheet. The impact of this request made it worth mentioning!
Our teams are continuing their work to bring requested improvements to Revit. Check out the Revit Public Roadmap to see what the product teams are currently working on and vote for your favorites. Continue to add your Ideas, comments and votes for your favorite Ideas on the Revit Idea Station.