Revit Update Release: Improving Design and Construction Workflows via BIM 360

The Revit team has just released Revit 2019.1, including a host of new capabilities that help you create, optimize and connect. The new features in Revit 2019.1 bring some exciting new capabilities for contractors and BIM for construction projects, and we wanted to share what’s new here at Connect & Construct.

With preconstruction tasks forming the foundation for successful construction project execution, enabling digital workflows between design, engineering and construction teams can pay huge dividends on overall project success. The more aligned all of these stakeholders are – and more efficient the information sharing between them can become – can pay huge dividends in the speed and quality of the project.

Cloud-based construction management software like BIM 360 allows collaboration to occur across all disciplines within the project. The BIM 360 ecosystem allows teams to share project models and coordinate planning, ensuring all design stakeholders have insight into the project.

A set of new capabilities in Revit 2019.1 makes this collaboration even more effective by tying together authoring tools and BIM 360 like never before.


New Revit Home screen

With Revit 2019.1, it is much easier for you to open your BIM 360 Design models directly from Revit Home. You can now access a workshared cloud model directly from the Revit home page, selecting from a list of BIM 360 projects in the left panel of the home UI.

Quite simply, this means that once you are storing your models in BIM 360, we are making your Revit workflows easier – sharing data across Autodesk tools and helping teams work together.

revit-body-3Revit Home is a new way to navigate and access your Revit models, no matter if the file is local, on Revit Server or in the Cloud with BIM 360 Design.


Site Collaboration with Civil 3D 

 The Site Collaboration feature introduces unprecedented interoperability between Revit and Civil 3D.  Using the Autodesk Desktop Connector and BIM 360, you can now easily link topography from Civil 3D into Revit.  

What’s this mean for construction project teams? BIM 360 becomes the connection point for Revit & Civil 3D. Engineers in Civil 3D can publish topography and view the resulting data in BIM 360. Once the data is verified, the export can be linked to the Revit model and Civil 3D geolocation will place the model appropriately.

It gets better. When updates are made to the topography in Civil 3D, the process can be simply repeated and the linked Revit model will be updated. This dramatically speeds the process of keeping teams up to date when preparing for site work.

revit-body-4The Site Collaboration feature introduces unprecedented interoperability between Revit and Civil 3D.  You can easily link topography from Civil 3D into Revit using Autodesk Desktop Connector and BIM 360 Docs. You will also be able to interact with this topography in Revit with surface hosting, tagging and scheduling.  


Link IFC files to Revit in BIM 360 with the Desktop Connector 

 With Revit 2019.1 IFC files can be linked in Revit using Desktop Connector and they will maintain their links. This feature will open doors for new IFC collaborative workflows.

revit-body-1With Revit 2019.1 IFC files can be linked in Revit using Desktop Connector and they will maintain their links. 


Free Form Rebar Aligned Distribution 

 For construction project teams working in Revit 2019.1, the Free Form Rebar tool can now be used to create rebar sets with planar bars distributed along the faces of a structural element and aligned to a distribution path.  This new type of the free form rebar distribution increases 3D rebar modeling versatility and helps you define accurate reinforcement for standard and non-standard shapes of concrete elements. 

This means that when working in Revit, teams can address Rebar coordination in 3D to verify design and construction.

revit-body-2The free form rebar aligned distribution increases 3D rebar modeling versatility and helps you define the accurate reinforcement.


There’s lots more to see in Revit 2019.1 as well, with features to help teams create, optimize and connect. Visit the Revit Blog to learn more about these features and the workflows they support.



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