We had our monthly Revit User Group meeting (RUGIE) last night. Scott Davis of Autodesk discussed some of the highly possible features that may be in the next release. The official list of included features has not been definitively announced yet, but we got a good sneak peek. What was shown and the list below has not been confirmed as making it into the actual shipping product.
Here is some of what he discussed…
Rendering enhancements with the Mental Ray rendering engine. Much better than Accurender.
Swept Blends – the ability to start a sweep with one shape and end it with another. The software will blend from one to the other.
View Cube and Steering Wheel – additional navigation features that move you around your model easier.
Revision Block enhancements so that you can reorder your revisions in the title block.
Room Tag improvements – Tag all, rotate tags, align tags, and more. Room Volume enhancements, Room tagging in elevations, enhanced tagging of linked models.
Dimension improvements and additional dimension types. Edit dimension strings and add text suffix and prefix.
Misc: Gapped Grid lines, View Depth plans, Surface patterning, Beam Join enhancement, Publish to DWFx, File navigation and interface enhancements…
I am looking forward to this release… It is jammed with goodies.