In Revit 2017.1 the Split Element tool for columns & framing elements has been improved.
Now the Split Element tool respects joins, justifications, and the location of hosted objects. Openings, details, attached elements, and joins maintain their geometry and locations as expected.
This new feature provides greater model accuracy, precise design intent definition, and better supports design-to-detail modeling for steel connections.
Autodesk® Steel Connections for Revit® is an extension available for current Revit subscribers that provides access to a variety of parametric steel connections in Revit® software, enabling connections to be modeled with a higher level of detail. The extension also includes a built-in steel connection design engine based on US and European codes. You can read more about the extension in this former blog post, and learn how to install it by watching this video.
To ensure that structural connections from this application adhere to the latest standards, the code check for AISC design was updated from the 13th to the 14th edition and each calculation includes code references.
The code check reports include references to highlight the chapters to which the verification belongs, according to AISC standards. Now it is easier for engineers to understand all the calculations and results in the documentation.
Thanks to this feature you can create better code-based designs and documentation that extends to fabrication.
To increase the Chinese and Japanese support of Autodesk solutions for structural steel detailing and fabrication the 2017.1 version delivers sections according to the latest Chinese and Japanese standards like I-shapes, angles, pipes and channels..
New sections contains a complete set of information to support analysis and detailing workflows.