Revit helps you explore your most innovative design concepts and forms at the earliest possible stages of your project and maintain your vision through construction documentation. Purpose-built for building information modeling (BIM). Revit supports sustainable design, clash detection, construction planning, and fabrication, while helping you work collaboratively with engineers, contractors, and owners.
All design changes along the way are automatically updated throughout your evolving design and documentation, making for more coordinated processes and reliable documentation.
New and enhanced Revit building design software features support consistent, coordinated, and complete modeling for multidiscipline design that extends to detailing and construction.
What's New in Revit 2020
PDF underlay support
Insert a PDF into Revit from any source and snap to the PDF to model new elements based on the 2D data.
Path of travel
Understand how people will move in a building or navigate a space to analyze design performance.
Create more advanced wall geometry with the ability to draw elliptical walls and curtain walls.
Tag, schedule, and view filter for elevation
Schedule elevation of elements and use those values in view filters, streamlining the ability to interact with elements in the properties palette.
Track and edit scope box parameter in view list
Include the scope box parameter in a view list, coordinate crop regions across multiple views without opening each view.
Create parts from imported geometry
Imported geometry (direct shapes) can now be split into parts. Make cuts and adjustments to parts using Revit opening and cut tools.
Copy and paste legends across sheets
Enhanced copy-and-paste functionality for legends lets you efficiently copy legends for use in other locations.
Improved rebar copy and move logic
Get more predictable behavior when copying and moving shape-driven rebar, for higher accuracy and design intent fidelity.
Enhanced multi-rebar annotation
Use multi-rebar annotations for planar parallel freeform rebar sets and concrete faces.
Steel connections for Dynamo
Use Dynamo to accelerate the insertion of multiple steel connections based on user-defined rules.
Propagation of steel connections
Quickly add similar steel connections to your project by propagating existing connections.
Electrical panel feed through lugs connection
Model the connection of panels through feed-through lugs, more accurately documenting the system design.
Electrical homerun wiring improvements
With more control over arrowheads and tick marks, create electrical documentation that is easier to understand and use.
Revit extension for fabrication exports
Generate CSV output to be used in spreadsheets or other data environments directly from Revit.
Change service improvement
Change service now allows multi-shape services to be preserved or replaced in a single operation.
Support for Sketchup 2018 import
Get a more efficient workflow including colored imports to connect early stage design done in Sketchup to Revit.
New Features in Revit 2020
Multi-monitor support and tabbed views Improve working space by organizing and arranging views using tabbed documents that can be docked, tiled, and viewed on multiple monitors.
Levels in 3D views Understand and manipulate important datum heights in your project with the option to display levels in 3D views.
OR in filters Create view filters with multiple rules and nested sets with combination of AND and OR conditions.
Uncropped perspective views Work in full-screen uncropped perspective view. Move around the view freely with navigation commands such as Zoom, Pan, and Orbit.
Double-fill patterns Communicate design intent by applying both foreground and background fill patterns in cut or surface.
Custom steel connections Enhance detailed steel modeling with the ability to create your own steel connections with dedicated tools.
Engineering documentation for steel Create accurate engineering documentation for structural steel, including details with steel connections.
Free-form rebar shape matching Use Revit to match existing rebar shape families or create new rebar shape families based on free-form bar geometry.
Autodesk Drive Securely store, preview, and share your 2D and 3D design data using data storage designed for individuals and small teams.
Precast girder slabs automation Perform segmentation; add reinforcement according to predefined rules; generate shop drawings; and run CAM Export.
Complex piping networks Improved pressure drop analysis for complex networks, supporting primary/secondary separation for hydronic systems.
Parallel pump analysis Analyze pumps in parallel in hydronic piping networks, easily compute flow from duty and standby pump quantities.
Parametric components - An open, graphical system for design and form-making, and the basis for all building components designed in Revit.
Worksharing - Contributors from multiple disciplines can share and save their work to the same centrally shared file.
Schedules - Create a tabular display of model information extracted from the properties of the elements in a project.
Interoperability and IFC - Revit imports, exports, and links your data with commonly used formats, including IFC4.
Add-ins - Extend Revit functionality with API access, add-ins, and an expanded content library on the Autodesk App Store.
Annotation - Communicate designs more effectively with WYSIWYG editing, and features that let you control text appearance.
Dynamo for Revit - Expand and optimize BIM workflows with an open-source graphical programming interface that installs with Revit.
Faster software performance - Revit optimizes hardware usage and performs processes in the background.
Analysis with Insight - Optimize building performance with centralized access to performance data and advanced analysis engines.
Conceptual design tools - Sketch and create free-form models and create massing studies.
3D design visualization - Explore, validate, and communicate designs. Render more quickly and accurately with Autodesk Raytracer rendering engine.
Cloud rendering - Produce photorealistic visualizations without tying up your desktop or using special rendering hardware.
Point cloud tools - Connect laser scans directly to the BIM process to author an as-built model.
Formit Converter - Share data for conceptual designs that were created in FormIt with Revit to continue to develop designs with BIM.
Architectural modeling - Add architectural elements to the building model, including walls, doors, windows, and components.
Structural engineering and fabrication
Physical and analytical model - Create a physical model for coordination and documentation, and an associated analytical model for structural analysis.
Structural Analysis for Revit - Perform cloud-based static and gravity analysis while you work in Revit or run parallel analysis. Explore and visualize results within Revit.
Reinforcement detailing - Create 3D reinforcement designs. Produce reinforcement shop drawing documentation with rebar schedules.
Structural steel modeling - Model connections with a higher level of detail using a variety of parametric steel connections in Revit.
Structural documentation - Create an accurate and detailed structural documentation of multimaterial designs.
Bidirectional linking with analysis - Integrate analysis results into the BIM process and work in an iterative design workflow.
Linking with structural fabrication - Interoperability between Revit and Advance Steel helps provide a seamless BIM workflow from steel design to fabrication.
Dynamo for structural engineering - Dynamo gives structural engineers tools to develop optimized structural systems using computational logic.
MEP engineering and fabrication
AWWA valves and pump content - Revit includes an expanded library of wastewater-system content based on the American Water Works Association (AWWA) standards.
Insight integration - Insight lets you optimize building performance with centralized access to performance data and advanced analysis engines.
Fabrication service conversion - Use the Design to Fabrication tool to convert design-level model elements to construction level-of- detail elements.
Fabrication documentation - Document model layout more effectively. Revit offers features that let you document, schedule, and tag fabrication elements.
HVAC design and documentation - Design complex duct and pipe systems to express intent, and model duct and pipe systems with mechanical design content.
Electrical design and documentation - Design, model, and document electrical systems. Keep track of electrical loads throughout the distribution system.
Plumbing design and documentation - Create sanitary plumbing systems with sloped piping and layout piping systems to design and document intent.
MEP fabrication detailing - Create fabrication-ready models in Revit. You can model and coordinate MEP LOD 400 components.
Construction modeling - Derive construction insight from design models. Split and manipulate wall layers and concrete pours, and prepare shop drawings for fabrication.
Construction coordination - Upload Revit models into BIM 360 Glue and sync with BIM 360 Layout. View and share point sets in the BIM 360 Glue web interface or the BIM 360 Layout iPad app.
Fabrication for structural engineering - Link to Advance Steel for steel detailing and fabrication to help accelerate design-to-steel construction.
Fabrication for MEP engineering - Convert design level-of-detail model elements to fabrication level-of-detail elements for detailed coordination, fabrication, and installation.