If we are going for pie-in-the-sky- revit could use a major overhaul (Revit user since 2006)
This is in 5 parts:
VB style formulas with VB functions (Including concatenate, string manipulation and REGEX!)
All menu and components can be modified/remapped - e.g.
And soforth- a complete overhaul.
Why Revit is not able to mention the source of each copy/monitored item (ID for example) and the source file too.
This is too confusing case if we are having a lot of linked files and each file may have similar data (as Grids) , finally I can not check the source file that the user has just used in the copy/monitor process.
We need a lot to have a full- direct integrated tool between Revit and excel,
which enable us to export an excel sheet from Revit , update the schedule and the exported parameter values in excel , import again in Revit , and by default all updated data that has been modified in excel , to be updated in Revit too after import.
Before we can vote for good ideas, we have to be able to see them. We are now over 2500 ideas submitted. I can't realistically scroll through 130+ pages of ideas.
If this is going to be a serious platform for development and feedback from customers, it needs to be maintained better. With the automation tech today, this shouldn't have to be a burden for Autodesk.
Thanks all and hopefully we can get more out of this forum.
we need to add shared parameters to the view reference family as (building type , level indicator,.... ) mainly they are parameters driven from the title block.
we need this urgently in all our projects.
Thanks for Voting.
we need to have control on DWG import files in the RVT model,
* List the imported DWG files
* Knowing the view name at which the DWG file located.
* To be able to select the DWG file through the list
* Export a DWG-Schedule from RVT model listing the previous data of the DWG imported files.
When you create then apply (with the API) view filters on view plans that have "linked" parts, these view filters can also be applied on the linked parts.
With the UI : you cannot add an element from a linked model to a selection set for filter
With the UI : you can make for instance a rule-based filter for rooms based on level parameter (BuiltInParameter.ROOM_LEVEL_ID). But the possible values are levels from the main document only, you don't have the levels whose IDs reside in linkeds documents.
What can Autodesk propose to us, developers, who want to programmatically produce colored view plans based on rooms' parameters values AND print these view plans?
Corresponding entry in Autodesk database : CF-3558 [API wish: create colouring scheme with full access to control RGB colors -- 11225814]
As we experienced the last couple of days, add-ins (in this case Enscape) can crash Revit. Now Revit is nice enough to save the project in such a case, but it would be even better if Revit was armed against add-ins behaving bad.
Add access to host object parameters information- for example in a wall-hosted family:
Spaces could replace rooms
Some categories are still lingering in rooms:
Should be easy enough to build tables of DOORS VS. SPACES.
Since Revit is back to one flavor, doors (and other components) could be associated with SPACES allowing for KEY schedules to specify occupancies, heat loads, people counts, and everything managed though spaces.
Combine this with shared parameters in key schedules and we can leverage data in really big ways!
ps- dump the north/south/east/west text fields for finishes... We'd rather use material parameters for primary, secondary and tertiary colors for finishes! : )
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Autodesk, how about telling us how we're doing?
In the update documents, an asterisk is shown for updates due to bugs reported by the software users.
How about giving us a breakdown of improvements with each minor and major release?
Autodesk Revit 2018 Feature List
Major feature 1 (Roadmap item)
Major feature 2 (general improvement)
Major feature 3 (legacy wish list)
Major feature 4 (Revit Idea Station item. Kudos to @............)
Minor improvement 1 (Revit Idea Station item. Kudos to @............)
Minor improvement 2 (legacy wish list)
Revit API Enhancements
Improvement 1 (Automatic new feature translation)
Improvement 2 (Revit Idea Station item. Kudos to @............)
We want to know if we're making an impact!
One problem we have with the shadows function in Revit is the forcing to Raster at print. It reduces the quality of elevation drawings and means the pdf output is not vector.
There are workarounds but being able to automatically recreate shadows as filled regions on elevations would be especially useful.
So far Dynamo seem to not be able to tackle this either.
Currently, there is no easy way to access the geometry of a room with its openings. It would be very helpful to have one.
As Advised @RTCEUR 2016 and Noted at Revit API session. I was asked to submit Revit Idea under Revit API.
wish list item CF-3558 [API wish: create colouring scheme with full access to control RGB colors]
As adviced at RTC 2015 and noted at Revit API session I am starting process for requesting new feature.#
What whole world of MEP is missing: Coloring Scheme and ability to control RGB colors.
Coloring Scheme - we can now place sheets, tags do all automted task but Coloring Scheme we need to place manually! please help us
RGB colors - automated color schemes select random and very often dark, Black ones which means that after printing we can not see anyting. Having full control over colors and scheme we could use Macro/ Dynamo to automate process and have full control over this subject.
Model Groups are really powerful to duplicate repeating elements (or element groups) in a model. However, their limitations restrain users to use these to the full extent. I made a summary of the most frequently occurring issues.
Limitation 1: Assign parameters to Detail Groups
It’s not possible to add Shared Parameters to Detail Groups or create a Detail Group Schedule.
Limitation 2: Nested Model Groups
Create a Model Group (Group 1). Create a second Model Group (Group 2). Add Group 2 to Group 1 using Add to Group. Change the Group Type of Group 1 to Group 2. This error will appear:
Of course the proposed workaround is possible, but not desirable at all.
Limitation 3: System Type of exported Groups
Same issue appears when the Model Group is converted to a Link:
Limitation 4: Moving Groups with hosted elements on multiple faces
After elements which hosted on elements in a linked .rvt are grouped (on multiple faces in several directions like Floors and Walls), they cannot be moved or copied propertly without ungrouping all the elements or creating new Group types (“Fix Groups…”):
[API] Limitation 5: Access to Edit Group mode for external add-ins
We’d like to modify elements in Edit Group mode. Therefore lots of functionality will become available in Edit Group mode, which can then be applied to all Group instances easily. Currently the whole Add-Ins Panel is disabled in Edit Group mode:
[API] Limitation 6: Set Origin Point
We’d like access to the Origin Point of Model Groups and Detail Groups.
[API] Limitation 7: Add element(s) to existing Model Group
Adding an element to an existing Model Group is not possible. The current workaround is to Ungroup the Model Group, add the element and create a new Model Group, which has a lot of side effects when hosted families are used.
Currently in Revit, you cannot dimension the ends of walls if Wrapping at ends parameter is set. Can we please fix this.
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