Revit 2023: Automate workflows using Revit data with Microsoft Power Automate 

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Revit 2023 introduces a new data management and automation capability to Autodesk AEC Collection subscribers.

The Revit to Microsoft Power Automate workflow connects Revit data to the ecosystem of Microsoft workplace and productivity apps. In this post, we introduce the workflow, posit some of its intended uses and benefits for AEC project teams, and point to some resources for getting started building your own custom automations.

What is Power Automate?  

Power Automate is a low-code process automation platform that connects and streamlines workflows between apps and services you likely already use everyday. You can use it to automate your everyday tasks, such as file synchronization, collecting and sharing data, or sending email updates and notifications. Many industries leverage Power Automate to connect and automate business processes, and now, its power to connect data to developer ecosystems is coming to Revit and the AEC industry. 

“We’re excited to partner with Autodesk to help AEC project teams connect their design data to business processes. There’s a huge opportunity for customers to not only automate mundane tasks, but also share data more easily, so more time is spent on the creative work giving shape to our environments.”

– Per Mikkelsen, Principal Group Program Manager, Microsoft

What will you automate?

There are many ways you can use Power Automate to put your design data to work. For example, you can build a flow in Power Automate to update an Excel spreadsheet when a change to a door element occurs on a Level in your Revit model. Or send an automated weekly reporting via Outlook,  Teams, or Slack, capturing changes in the ceiling cavity across a floor or an entire building. You can build triggers to refresh Power BI project health and performance dashboards, allowing you to securely share data with business stakeholders.

With hundreds of apps and thousands of developers, not to mention an estimated billion Microsoft users worldwide: the Revit to Power Automate workflow empowers Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) managers, BIM managers, and project teams to construct data flows, triggers, and transactions that improve how teams, projects, and businesses operate.

What you need to create a Data Exchange  

To get started connecting Revit data to Power Automate, you will need:

What to know about the workflow

Stay tuned to the Revit blog for more updates!

More on Revit 2023

Watch on-demand: Autodesk’s AEC technical experts in architecture, structures, and MEP take you through the release highlights.

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Public Roadmap Updates

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Generative + Computational Design | Set a reminder: April 19, 2022
AEC Structures | Set a reminder: April 20, 2022
AEC MEP | Set a reminder: April 27, 2022
Architecture | Set a reminder: May 4, 2022

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REVIT RESOURCES

Revit 2023 Release Notes.
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Revit Ideas.
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2 comments

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    Audi Capellan

    Hi David, What is your experience with Data Exchange and Power Automate? I find it quite frustrating due to process performance. I'm only using a very small Revit file but it is so difficult to get an output - most of the time it is just hanging. Regards, Audi

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      Philippe Videau

      Hi Audi, first off, thanks for trying out the integration and for your candid feedback. Improving performance (e.g., latency) is top of mind for our team, especially for small Revit models, and especially topical as the integration's in preview. Would be great to jump on a quick call to understand your use case and challenges and resolve the issues you're running into. Will reach out to see if you're up for that!

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