Revit Issues Add-In simplifies model coordination for projects in BIM 360

Construction

By marcoramolla

Autodesk Construction Solutions and the Revit product teams are excited to announce that the Revit Issues Add-in is now available. When you began using BIM 360 issues to identify potential clashes and assign action requests on Revit models, you asked if there was a way to “make some magic happen” – i.e. view the issue in its place in the Revit model. After testing in the beta environment over the last few months, and after much input from participants, it is now an add-in available to Revit. 

The Revit Issues Add-in locates and displays issues assigned from BIM 360 in shared Revit models, simplifying coordination and problem-solving between the job site and the design studio. Use the add-in to view, resolve, and close-out BIM 360 issues through direct interaction with the Revit model. No additional screens, no searching for the flagged issue in the Revit model, no cross referencing issues reports with model views — just better communication and collaboration in supporting projects from design through construction.

How to install and use Revit Issues Add-in 

You can find the Revit Issues Add-in installer in Autodesk Accounts (for team-wide installation) and the Autodesk Desktop App (for individual installation). 

Once installed, you can launch Revit and sign into your Autodesk account to open a BIM 360 project. Issues can be viewed and managed within the Issues tab, where you can load new issues, filter by attribute, and make edits to open items. 

The Revit Issues Add-in works on: 

  • Issues created in any BIM 360 client. This includes BIM 360 Design Collaboration, BIM 360 Model Coordination, BIM 360 Document Management, and Navisworks 
  • Any Revit (2020 version or later) model published to BIM 360 via Revit Cloud Worksharing, Cloud Models for Revit, or Desktop Connector, as long as its stored in the BIM 360 Project Files folder 
  • See known limitations here

How it helps with your day-to-day workflows 

  • Centrally view and manage issues, whether they’ve been captured in the “In Progress” folder during design collaboration, in the “Shared” folder during model coordination, or as feedback on models shared with construction or consultants. 
  • Keep track of changes to open issues on the latest published Revit model with automatic reload. 
  • Empower users to find and close issues on their own, without wasting time hunting for the location or relying on the Revit power user for help.
     
  • Publish the updated design, once the issue is resolved, for further validation by the BIM or VDC Manager in Design Collaboration or Model Coordination. 
  • Keep key stakeholders and decision makers satisfied with faster movement of design work while also improving quality, which helps improve schedule predictability and reduce rework cost. 

Want to see it in action before you try it?

Join Senior Product Manager, Marco Ramolla, and Principal UX Designer, Courtney Kyle, for a live-streamed demo and question and answer session on January 12th at 12pm ET (9am PT). Set a reminder and we’ll see you there.

For more details on putting the Revit Issues Add-In to use, with step-by-step instructions, check out our related help article here: http://help.autodesk.com/view/RVT/2020/ENU/?guid=GUID-FA4BE641-37CA-41C2-8C6F-68299A497F3D 

You can also refer to the FAQ on this release; we answer your questions on license/entitlement requirements, token consumption, links to element IDs, and more: http://help.autodesk.com/view/RVT/2020/ENU/?guid=GUID-C52A8E15-1D5E-4D9C-BC5A-E8280191571E  

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