Tuesday, February 12, 2008

2009 Revit Platform Announced - Architecture, Structure and MEP!!

Autodesk World Press Day has arrived and here's a quick peek at some of the Revit 2009 updates for all 3 products...Architecture, Structure and MEP!! As far as when it's going to be released, availability will vary by country and more details and purchasing options will be accessible starting March 25, 2008. As soon as I hear a definite date from Autodesk when the products will be available, I will post it!

Ok, so for the meat of the subject....

New updates to the Revit platform include:
-- Revit Architecture 2009 (BIM for architects and designers) allows
customers to capture early design concepts with improved analysis and
visualization capabilities via:

  • Increased sustainable design and energy analysis capabilities
    through easy exchange with partner applications
  • Improved visualization functionality with the new Mental Ray
    engine for rendering, improving speed, quality, and usability

-- Revit Structure 2009 (BIM for structural engineers, designers and
drafters) has been enhanced with greater modeling and documentation
capabilities and is compatible with the newly acquired Robobat
solutions. The AutoCAD Revit Structure Suite now includes AutoCAD
Structural Detailing, enabling:

  • Steel and reinforced concrete detailing and shop drawings
  • State-of-the-art formwork drawings

-- Revit MEP 2009 (Revit for MEP engineering) provides customers with
detailed, specified modeling functionalities, including:

  • Air handlers, commercial condensing units, packaged rooftop units,
    and high-efficiency water source heat pumps

To view the entire article regarding the 2009 AEC products, go to


More to come in the near future!!!!

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