For those of you that have been eagerly anticipating the new Revit 2014 release to see what it has to offer then you need to wait no longer.

If you are a subcription customer see our other article regarding downloads and physical media requests for the new versions here

NOTE: The new Revit 2014 version is no longer supporting Windows XP or older operating Systems therefore you must be running either Windows 7 or Windows 8 operating systems

The following link on Autodesk’s revamped and fresh new website provides some insight to some of the new features provided and enhancements to existing features for each flavour of Revit.

Revit 2014 Features

Some of the more notable changes are;

Architectural

  • Enhanced Building Energy Analysis
  • Materials interface has once again changed
  • Enhanced API behind the scenes for developers of 3rd party applications
  • Dockable Palettes into a single window frame with Tabs
  • Temporary View Templates
  • Point cloud improvements
  • Parameter variance for Groups
  • Non-rectangular crop regions and Split Elevations
  • New Displaced Views allowing you to create semi-exploded 3D model views
  • Improved performace with rendering and visualization
  • Enhanced Schedule features

Structural

  • Enhanced Structural Analytical model
  • Materials interface has once again changed
  • Dockable Palettes into a single window frame with Tabs
  • Rebar and Reinforcement enhancements
  • Temporary View Templates
  • Point cloud improvements
  • Non-rectangular crop regions and Split Elevations
  • Improved Rebar tagging
  • Improved positioning of beams and braces
  • Enhanced Schedule features
  • New Displaced Views allowing you to create semi-exploded 3D model views
  • Improved performace with rendering and visualization

MEP

  • Enhanced Building Energy Analysis
  • Duct and Pipe calculations added to Revit API
  • Materials interface has once again changed
  • Dockable Palettes into a single window frame with Tabs
  • New Air Terminal on duct faces tool
  • New ability to restrict angles for Pipe, Duct and cable trays
  • New tool to Cap open ends of pipes or ducts
  • New default Plumbing Template provided
  • New ability to embed CSV data files into families
  • Temporary View Templates
  • Point cloud improvements
  • Enhanced System Browser
  • Non-rectangular crop regions and Split Elevations
  • Enhanced Schedule features
  • New Displaced Views allowing you to create semi-exploded 3D model views
  • Improved performace with rendering and visualization