Autodesk recently launched the new Revit 2016 R2 update for Subscription users. In addition to all previous updates and several bug fixes, the new R2 release includes several extras that help you work faster and more efficiently in Revit 2016.
The Revit 2016 R2 update is available for Revit, Revit Architecture, Revit Structure, Revit MEP, and Revit LT. We recommend updating all Revit workstations to the latest version. Want to check which Revit 2016 version you are currently using? Click on 'About Autodesk Revit' in the 'Help' tab.
Want to find out more about the new functionalities? Go to Revit Online Help and look under 'New in Revit 2016 R2.' If you have any questions or would like personal advice, feel free to contact us. We would be happy to help you.
Top 10 Revit 2016 R2 improvements
- Global parameters
A new, category-independent parameter was introduced that can control the input of other instance parameters. This can be linked in the project to dimensions such as a family to easily generate equal values between different objects, for example. (screenshot)
- Cancel print/export
In previous versions, prints and exports had to be cancelled per sheet or view. In the new release, all prints and exports are cancelled simultaneously, which saves you from having to confirm each individual cancellation.
- Family visibility preview
It's now possible to control a visibility parameter (Yes/No) in the family itself, instead of first loading it in a project. (screenshot).
- Filtering voids and solids
It's now possible to select multiple voids and solids and filter them simultaneously. (screenshot).
- New position options link in Revit
A new positioning feature has been added for linked Revit files: Auto – Project Base Point to Project Base Point. (screenshot).
- Unload link options
This version allows users to enable/disable a link for all users or specific users in the work-sharing environment. Previous versions only allowed users to share the link with everyone. (screenshot).
This was assigned its own group in the Properties Palette. You can now offer users two views: up and down. (screenshot).
- Wall joins
During the wall modelling process, you can now specify whether the joins should be linked. (screenshot).
- Railings preview
You can now view all property changes in the preview panel. (screenshot).
- Autodesk Raytracer rendering
This render engine, first introduced in Revit 2016, has been updated with a custom render quality that allows you to specify material settings and time settings. (screenshot)