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For the first time ever, Autodesk has made our roadmap for Revit public. This is our opportunity to share with our software users our plans to make sure Revit is working for you, and that our future goals align with how you’re using the software day-to-day.

What’s in store for the structural features in Revit?

Our roadmap for the structural features in Revit is all about improving design to fabrication workflows and supporting the key construction methods for steel, reinforced concrete, and precast concrete. Last week we blogged about our BIM strategy for reinforced concrete, and you’ll see in the roadmap that we are heavily investing in the modeling and documentation features of Revit to help move the industry from traditional 2D CAD documentation to BIM-based modeling and documentation tools. Our goal is to make modeling easy for designers and engineers.

Read what’s new in Revit 2017.1 for structural engineers here.

Revit is also being optimized for BIM-centric structural analysis and code checks, as well as structural contribution to the generative design and parameter-driven optimization of forms and model configurations. A key component of this will be automating features for steel connections and rebar reinforcement in future software releases.

One of the most important aspects of our roadmap for Revit centers around project-centric collaboration for structural stakeholders. Model fidelity and approval processes are a vital piece of this. Our goal is to improve structural workflows across products and consolidate functionality around key platforms to provide a higher level of automation. With these steps we are working to streamline the overall process and support collaboration.

Steel connections for Revit and the Advance Steel 2017 Extension for Revit are important steps in this direction. You can read more about these features for users here.

Ultimately, we want to support the full project lifecycle from shop to field for the modern, automated future. This includes support for paperless design to construction processes for fabrication and installation.

Read our vision for the future of making structural things here.

Read the roadmap and contribute

You can review the full roadmap for Revit and it’s features for each discipline here, and we hope you’ll contribute to making the software better for your structures at Revit Ideas.

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Tomasz Fudala

Tomasz Fudala is the Technical Marketing Manager for Structure. He has over 17 years of experience in the software industry and a comprehensive background and vast knowledge of structural solutions in the Autodesk portfolio. With a Structural Engineering background he is responsible for technical sales readiness. He achieved a Master of Science degree in Structural Engineering from the Cracow University of Technology, Poland. Find him on Twitter @tomekf


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  2. Avatarnisunze



    This gives me hope. I was very disappointed to see that there is nothing new for Rebar design and detailing in Revit 2017.1. This post is relieving, to see that Autodesk thinks about that direction. Is there a way to preview the software as it is being developed? Regards

    1. Dan PeticilaDan Peticila



      I appreciate your interest in the rebar detailing features. Please check your email for more details about your question. Kind regards