• Have You Tried? Investigating Revit features and workflows.

    New how-to articles added regularly by Autodesk's Jeff Hanson.

  • Have you tried? Generative Design for Revit

    Revit 2021 introduced generative design tools to Revit. These tools can automate the execution of generative design studies in an iterative way. You can focus your attention on other areas of your model while Generative Design runs in the background. Then you filter the results of the generative design study to find the outcomes that […]

  • Have you tried? Real-time realistic views in Revit 2021

    What is it? In Revit 2021 there was a change to the “realistic” visual style. In previous versions of Revit, realistic visual style applied material appearances to elements in your model. In 2021, real-time realistic views applies material appearances and lighting effects to the view as you move through the model.  At it’s core, realistic […]

  • Have you tried? Revit Path of Travel Tool

    Save time calculating egress and path of travel with a new automation tool in Revit.

  • Reduce Data Corruption in Revit Models

    We’ve probably all had the experience of pushing to meet a deadline to complete a model, only to be slowed down by having to stop and fix corrupted project files. That’s no way to spend your time with the clock ticking. There are steps you can take to reduce data corruption in Revit. There are […]

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    From Inspiration to Action

    If you’ve been to Autodesk University (AU), no doubt you’ve heard inspiring stories of Autodesk customers doing amazing things with the software. If you have not been to AU, we have you covered—but it’s a fantastic event that you really should try to attend. Fortunately, those customer success stories are not just reserved for a […]

  • What’s New at the Idea Exchange @AU Las Vegas

    Fall is in the air, and the leaves are at peak color here in Manchester, New Hampshire. That also means it is time for Autodesk University Las Vegas. As I write this, final preparations are taking place to make it another fantastic AU in Las Vegas, November 13-15, 2018. Whether you have never been or […]

  • Revit LT vs Revit

    Revit LT or Revit? That is the question

    While not quite as existential as Hamlet’s soliloquy on the nature of life and death, we do see this question asked by customers: Revit LT vs Revit? They are trying to figure out which version of Autodesk Revit software is going to work best for them and understand the real differences between them. In this […]

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    Your guide to understanding Revit Families

    When I first started using Revit, I had a hard time with the term Revit “families”.  However, as I have learned more about Revit, I’ve realized Revit families are at the core of Revit and not only does the term itself have much more meaning to me but it helps me understand how Revit works. […]

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    Top five ways to extend your Revit skills (part 2)

    The CX (Content Experience) team is back to let you know about Revit knowledge content that has been recently updated, at your request. In my previous article I explained how giving help articles ‘thumbs up’, ‘thumbs down’, and comments helps the CX team make articles better for our customers. Here is another collection of five topics, […]