What’s New in Revit 2022.1

What’s New

By David Smolker

What’s new in Autodesk Revit 2022.1? More useful features that improve your quality of life when working in BIM. The release of Revit 2022 in April responded to feedback from you, our customers, and delivered a popular feature set representing over 8,000 votes on Revit Ideas. 

With the release of Revit 2022.1, Autodesk is delivering even more capabilities honed to the way you work. We’re making it easier to document your BIM workflows. We’re improving how Revit connects across products and project phases. And we’re giving your productivity a boost, with better performance and common sense updates to time-saving tools.

Make the upgrade today! Log in to your Autodesk account to download the newest version of Revit or ask your license manager to deploy Revit 2022.1 to your account. With that, let’s dive in to the fun stuff!  

Document Efficiently.

Clarify design intent with greater ease and accuracy. 

You choose BIM because updating document sets is tedious. BIM can make it better, and the Revit team continues to lean into making documentation easy and automated. Fewer keystrokes, cleaner project setup, better use of the billable hour, and less stress trying to pump out project deliverables as projects evolve, iterate, and change hands. 

For Revit 2022.1, an array of new and improved features reduce manual effort, including more flexibility in creating Family Parameters. Small but helpful upgrades, like Snap-to-Midpoint and Align-Lock features, make placing, measuring, and sketching more accurate. There is also more automation for MEP and Structural engineering workflows, along with a duplicate sheets feature sourced directly from Revit Ideas, saving time for everyone using Revit. 

Fast and accurate design to documentation workflows are what make Revit, well, Revit. With your feedback, we’ve strengthened support for quality assured design and construction deliverables. 

Target AEC Design Disciplines : A = Architecture | C = Civil | M =MEP | S = Structures

Duplicate Sheet [ A ] [ C ] [ M ] [ S ]
Snap to Middle of Two Points [ A ] [ C ] [ M ] [ S ]
Select all instances enhancements [ A ] [ C ] [ M ] [ S ]
Find in Project Browser [ A | C | M | S ]
Category Name Search [ A | C | M | S ]
Pick any Level when importing or Linking CAD formats [ A | C | M | S ]
Sloped fabrication layout improvements [ M ]
Duplicate existing family parameters [ A | C | M | S ]
Compatible shared parameters [ A | C | M | S ]

Connect and collaborate.

Connect your workflows across products and project phases. 

Your teams want to take advantage of all that AEC software has to offer. That’s why we’re improving interoperability at every stage of a project, starting with a better connection between Revit and FormIt Pro for early-stage design. 

Revit 2022 introduced 3D Sketch with FormIt Pro to AEC Collection workflows, improving the connection between form-making and documentation. With 2022.1, we built out the functionality further, with the ability to share and coordinate Revit Level data with FormIt Pro. For more on what’s new in FormIt, check out the release blog post for FormIt Pro 2022.1.  

This release also supports linking Rhino 7 and SketchUp 2021 files, and has improved import/export capabilities for CAD formats like STL and OBJ. For openBIM, Revit 2022.1 has integrated the Open Design Alliance (ODA) Software Development Kit (SDK), which will improve how Revit handles large IFC files.

We’re connecting Revit seamlessly to the CAD and BIM tools you use everyday, so less design data is lost in translation, and you enjoy smoother handoffs between teams and project contributors.  

Target AEC Design Disciplines : A = Architecture | C = Civil | M =MEP | S = Structures

Revit Levels in FormIt Pro [ A ] Read more about What’s New in FormIt Pro on the blog.
New file interoperability improvements [ A | C | M | S ]

Boost productivity.

Work with a better BIM engine.

Autodesk is leaning into making Revit faster, more reliable, and more predictable—all so you can be more productive. Revit 2022.1 takes this on in a myriad of ways, including improved performance in how you Find, Select, Edit, Load, Host, and Rehost elements within the modeling environment. 

A few stand-outs include: Find in Project Browser, sourced from Revit Ideas. More work on Split Schedules Across Sheets, a Multi-Select function for Loading Autodesk Family, and the ability to load any Synced Version of a Model shared in the cloud all offer incremental improvements in important areas of function.  

Revit 2022.1 takes another step forward in supporting the process of BIM: documentation upgrades to save time and effort, more flexibility in your choice of tools, and a more functional, stable, and performant software for your BIM workflows. 

Open any synchronized version of a Revit cloud model [ A | C | M | S ]
Enhanced rebar modeling and detailing [ S ]
Generative Design in Revit updates [ A | C | M | S ]
Dynamo 2.12 [ A | C | M | S ] Read more about What’s New in Dynamo 2.12 on the Dynamo Blog.

Additional upgrades in Revit 2022.1 include:

  • Performance upgrades for working with Electrical Panels, Circuits, and Families
  • Performance upgrades for Complex Sketch Selection
  • Performance upgrades for models with Large Number of Views
  • Split Schedule Across Sheets Improvements
  • Automatic lock for Align tool
  • Zoom to Fit Work Plane Viewer
  • Additional resize dialogs for Choose Site and Site Settings


Developer Tools

For the full list of upgrades, enhancements, and new features, check the Revit 2022.1 release notes and the Revit Public Roadmap to see what’s in development.


What else is new? Join Autodesk AEC Product Managers at Autodesk University 2021!

Autodesk AEC product managers are hosting a handful of “Ask Me Anything” sessions to go along with an update to the Revit Public Roadmap (coming soon). Register for AU21 and scan the course catalog for an dizzying array of classes, product briefings, meetups, and more — hosted by your peers in industry and technology. Here’s a sampling of the lineup:

Check the catalog and register for Autodesk University 2021 — it’s free, it’s digital, and it features your peers in design, BIM management, project delivery, and more!

Follow the link to register: https://autode.sk/RevitAU21

Join the Revit Community:

  • Have a question about Revit? Take it to the Revit Forum and let the community of Revit users help you sort it out.
  • Have an idea for making Revit better? Go to Revit Ideas to find, post, and vote for the things you want to see in new versions of Revit.
  • Want to see what’s coming in Revit before it is released? Sign up for Revit Preview access and give us feedback on new features in Revit before they are released.
  • Want to have a say in the future of Revit and other Autodesk products? Join the AutodeskProduct Research community and lend your perspective to help us build the products you need.

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