Revit is a powerful BIM software that helps architects, engineers, and contractors design, build, and manage buildings. Revit 2022 is the latest version of Revit that brings many new features and improvements to enhance your productivity, creativity, and collaboration. In this article, we will highlight some of the most notable Revit 2022 features that you should know.
1. Tapered Walls
One of the most requested features by Revit users is finally here: tapered walls. You can now create and modify walls with a slope or a tilt, such as battered walls, retaining walls, or walls with complex profiles. You can also align windows, doors, and other hosted elements to the slanted wall faces. Tapered walls can be used for architectural, structural, and curtain wall types.
2. Built-in PDF Exporter
Another long-awaited feature is the ability to export Revit views and sheets to PDF files natively within Revit. You no longer need to rely on third-party applications or print drivers to create PDFs from Revit. You can export a single view or sheet, or batch export multiple views and sheets with user-defined naming rules. You can also set the PDF quality, paper size, orientation, margins, and zoom level.
Revit 2022 offers several enhancements for rebar modeling and detailing, such as:
Two-point placement for rebar sets: You can place rebar sets by picking two points instead of sketching a path. This makes it faster and easier to place rebar sets along complex curves or surfaces.
Rebar coupler size matching: The rebar coupler size automatically adjusts to match the bars you are trying to connect, or it reacts to the changes in size you make to already connected bars.
Edit multiple rebar set constraints: You can edit the rebar constraints to adjust the bar lengths or distances to the concrete faces of multiple rebar sets at the same time.
Improved rebar numbering: You can use multi-rebar annotations to display rebar numbers with segment length totals or individual bar lengths.
4. Interoperability Improvements
Revit 2022 improves interoperability with other design tools, such as Rhino and FormIt Pro. You can import and link SAT and Rhino files with high fidelity to source information. You can also use the new FormIt Converter add-in to convert FormIt files to Revit families or projects. Additionally, Revit 2022 uses the Open Design Alliance (ODA) software development kit (SDK) to handle IFC files, improving performance and compatibility.
5. Scheduling Enhancements
Revit 2022 introduces several new scheduling features, such as:
Split schedule across sheets: You can split a long schedule into multiple segments and place them on different sheets. You can also control the appearance and order of the segments.
Filter by family and type: You can filter a schedule or material takeoff view by family and type, family, or type. This makes it more flexible to create customized schedules with a more narrow focus.
Show multiple values: You can show multiple values for a parameter in a schedule cell when the values are not consistent across the selected elements.
Shared parameters in key schedules: You can use shared parameters in key schedules to drive geometry and control visibility of model elements within Revit families.
These are just some of the new features and improvements that Revit 2022 offers. There are many more enhancements for real-time realistic views, generative design, site settings, family editing, annotation tools, fabrication parts, and more. To learn more about Revit 2022 features, you can visit the official website or watch the video below.