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Rethink Hatch / Fill Patterns

Status: Future Consideration
by Advocate on ‎08-09-2016 07:14 PM - last edited on ‎11-10-2016 12:57 PM |

Isn't it time to devise something a little more modern for patterns? Hard to believe that the 35 year-old PAT file format is still the "technology" of choice for this. Would love to see a modern pattern creator that could do any kind of pattern. Including: rectilinear, random, and especially radial. It is just silly that we have to use model lines and arrays or material hacks to simple brick arches or radial floor patterns. 

 

A new pattern technology and editor please... 

Status: Future Consideration

We've completed our review of this idea. After investigating the effort required to implement this request, we unable to add it to our roadmap at this time due to other priorities. However, we think this is a great idea so we will reconsider it as we made adjustments to our roadmap in the future. Thanks for the submission and keep voting!

 

The Factory

Link PDF into Revit

Status: Future Consideration
by Advisor pli on ‎05-18-2016 11:25 AM - last edited on ‎05-18-2016 12:00 PM |

Will Revit ever support the feature of linking or attaching a PDF into the revit file?

 

 

 

Status: Future Consideration

We've completed our review of this idea. After investigating the effort required to implement this request, we unable to add it to our roadmap at this time due to other priorities. However, we think this is a great idea so we will reconsider it as we made adjustments to our roadmap in the future. Thanks for the submission and keep voting!

 

The Factory

Non-rectangular Scope Box

Status: Future Consideration
by Advocate bosborne on ‎05-17-2016 09:18 AM - last edited on ‎09-02-2016 01:42 PM |

We have non-rectangular crop regions.  Can we please have non-rectangular scope boxes so we don't have to copy/paste the non-rectangular crop region to 30 views.......

Status: Future Consideration

We've completed our review of this idea. After investigating the effort required to implement this request, we unable to add it to our roadmap at this time due to other priorities. However, we think this is a great idea so we will reconsider it as we made adjustments to our roadmap in the future. Thanks for the submission and keep voting!

 

The Factory

Schedule Browser

Status: Future Consideration
by Participant BrunoR81 on ‎05-12-2016 12:07 PM - last edited on ‎09-02-2016 01:47 PM |

have a schedule browser just like we have for sheets and project browser so we can organize by discipline (submittal, pipe cut, hangers etc)

Status: Future Consideration

We've completed our review of this idea. After investigating the effort required to implement this request, we unable to add it to our roadmap at this time due to other priorities. However, we think this is a great idea so we will reconsider it as we made adjustments to our roadmap in the future. Thanks for the submission and keep voting!

 

The Factory

Let me make a simple table

Status: Future Consideration
by Enthusiast Jason.kunkel on ‎05-11-2016 06:40 PM

Come on. It's time to just let us make tables from scratch in Revit. No more crazy Excel workarounds and no more hijacking a category I'm not going to use and hacking its schedule. I just want to be able to make a simple table straight in Revit.

Status: Future Consideration

We've completed our review of this idea. After investigating the effort required to implement this request, we unable to add it to our roadmap at this time due to other priorities. However, we think this is a great idea so we will reconsider it as we made adjustments to our roadmap in the future. Thanks for the submission and keep voting!

 

The Factory

Auto-Spell Check

Status: Future Consideration
by Advocate jrfrost on ‎05-10-2016 05:34 PM

Revit should underline, with a red squiggly line, misspelled words. Instead of having to click “Check Spelling” in each view. 

Status: Future Consideration

We've completed our review of this idea. After investigating the effort required to implement this request, we unable to add it to our roadmap at this time due to other priorities. However, we think this is a great idea so we will reconsider it as we made adjustments to our roadmap in the future. Thanks for the submission and keep voting!

 

The Factory

Worksets in Revit Template

Status: Future Consideration
by Advocate yavork on ‎05-16-2016 01:06 PM - last edited on ‎10-12-2016 01:08 PM |

Please allow the revit template to hold predefined worksets. We use worksets in 100% of our projects and everytime we have to recreate them manualy (we don like the method to create project with worksets and use/copy that as it is prone for mistakes)

Worksets are invaluable part of our workflow.

 

Status: Future Consideration

We've completed our review of this idea. After investigating the effort required to implement this request, we unable to add it to our roadmap at this time due to other priorities. However, we think this is a great idea so we will reconsider it as we made adjustments to our roadmap in the future. Thanks for the submission and keep voting!

 

The Factory

In all Autodesk products, materials are used to indicate both materials and finishes. This is not ideal. In reality, a material is what a thing is made of and a finish is simply how it is, well... finished.

 

How about some examples:

A wall is made of studs and drywall. These would be the materials. I would go to the lumber yard and buy studs and drywall to physically build this wall. But the finish is what I would apply on top of the wall to finalize it. This could include items like paint, tile, wall covering, paneling, wainscot, etc. 

A floor is made of joists (metal or wood), plywood or metal deck and concrete. But it can be finished with: carpet, tile, clear coat, paint or even hardwood. 

 

In the real World:

You cannot build a wall out of paint or tile. You build it from brick or drywall or studs, you finish it with paint or tile or wall covering.

You cannot build a floor out of carpet or vinyl tile. You build it from wood or concrete, you finish it with carpet or bamboo. 

 

I would like to see a Finish object separate from materials. And/or hierarchical materials. So finishes could be their own separate thing, or they could be a property of materials. I would prefer they be separate and referenced to materials so we could "mix and match". For example right now if I have four paint colors and planed to use them on varying surfaces like drywall, wood and concrete block. I would need to potentially repeat these "finishes" within the types of each category. Or I could define a separate material for the paint and then apply it as its own layer in the wall assembly (which is not ideal) or use the paint tool to apply it as an override on another layer (also not ideal), or define several variations of each "parent" material, such as: Drywall - Blue paint, Drywall - Red pain, Drywall - Green paint, Wood - Blue paint, etc. This is also not ideal. 

 

And in the case where a finish schedule is required, it is very difficult to achieve without manual hacks and silly work arounds. 

 

So please. Consider separating material from finish. And in the process, we get closer to the original intent of Revit: to build things in the software as close to how they are really built in reality as possible. 

 

Thank you. 

Status: Future Consideration

We've completed our review of this idea. After investigating the effort required to implement this request, we unable to add it to our roadmap at this time due to other priorities. However, we think this is a great idea so we will reconsider it as we made adjustments to our roadmap in the future. Thanks for the submission and keep voting!

 

The Factory

Tabbed project browser

Status: Future Consideration
by Advocate pieter on ‎05-20-2016 06:17 AM

Give the project browser tabs for: views, legends, schedules, sheets,families,groups,links,assemblies. This would greatly reduce the amount of scrolling/collapsing/uncollapsing 

 

 

Status: Future Consideration

We've completed our review of this idea. After investigating the effort required to implement this request, we unable to add it to our roadmap at this time due to other priorities. However, we think this is a great idea so we will reconsider it as we made adjustments to our roadmap in the future. Thanks for the submission and keep voting!

 

The Factory

Sloped Walls

Status: Future Consideration
by Contributor angela_bachetti on ‎04-06-2016 12:56 PM - last edited on ‎08-25-2016 12:58 PM |

Please dont let us draw another mass.

Status: Future Consideration

We've completed our review of this idea. After investigating the effort required to implement this request, we unable to add it to our roadmap at this time due to other priorities. However, we think this is a great idea so we will reconsider it as we made adjustments to our roadmap in the future. Thanks for the submission and keep voting!

 

The Factory

View Rooms and Spaces in 3D

Status: Future Consideration
by Enthusiast colin.magner on ‎07-29-2016 02:48 AM

It would be great to be able to view rooms and spaces in 3D views, and assign color schemes to the views.  This would assist with pinning down bounding issues, as well as allowing us to create things like stacked isometrics to convey how a building functions.

Status: Future Consideration

We've completed our review of this idea. After investigating the effort required to implement this request, we unable to add it to our roadmap at this time due to other priorities. However, we think this is a great idea so we will reconsider it as we made adjustments to our roadmap in the future. Thanks for the submission and keep voting!

 

The Factory

Mid Of Two Points Snap

Status: Future Consideration
by Collaborator Hugh_Compton on ‎05-17-2016 03:11 PM - last edited on ‎09-02-2016 01:41 PM |

Add a new snap the same as AutoCAD's 'Mid of two points'.

Status: Future Consideration

We've completed our review of this idea. After investigating the effort required to implement this request, we unable to add it to our roadmap at this time due to other priorities. However, we think this is a great idea so we will reconsider it as we made adjustments to our roadmap in the future. Thanks for the submission and keep voting!

 

The Factory

Rotate Drafting Patterns

Status: Future Consideration
by Advocate dplumb on ‎05-12-2016 07:43 AM

Long time Wish List item:

Model Patterns can be rotated, why not Drafting?
We've got a lot of drafted details that would look a lot nicer if the patterns would line up with the elements.

Status: Future Consideration

We've completed our review of this idea. After investigating the effort required to implement this request, we unable to add it to our roadmap at this time due to other priorities. However, we think this is a great idea so we will reconsider it as we made adjustments to our roadmap in the future. Thanks for the submission and keep voting!

 

The Factory

It would be useful to have a Worksharing Monitor for C4R projects. Multiple users attempting a sync with central (SWC) at nearly the same time can really slow down the overall syncing process for all the users. At least if we had a monitor similar to the Worksharing Monitor add-in we could check before initiating a SWC when someone else is already tying up the central file. Would it be possible to edit the current add-in to make it work with C4R?

 

I'm sure folks would also appreciate support for Revit Server.

Spell Check in Schedules

Status: Future Consideration
by Contributor angela_bachetti on ‎04-06-2016 12:40 PM - last edited on ‎12-05-2016 12:20 PM |

This is really important to have!

Status: Future Consideration

We've completed our review of this idea. After investigating the effort required to implement this request, we unable to add it to our roadmap at this time due to other priorities. However, we think this is a great idea so we will reconsider it as we made adjustments to our roadmap in the future. Thanks for the submission and keep voting!

 

The Factory

3D PDF Creation

Status: Future Consideration
by Collaborator Hugh_Compton on ‎05-18-2016 12:20 PM - last edited on ‎09-05-2016 03:00 AM |

Ability to create 3D PDFs.

Status: Future Consideration

We've completed our review of this idea. After investigating the effort required to implement this request, we unable to add it to our roadmap at this time due to other priorities. However, we think this is a great idea so we will reconsider it as we made adjustments to our roadmap in the future. Thanks for the submission and keep voting!

 

The Factory

Collaboration For Revit - Sync queue

Status: Future Consideration
by Explorer tom.hughes on ‎11-22-2016 06:55 AM - last edited on ‎02-22-2017 10:23 AM |

We've all been there. Multiple users working on a central model coordinating who can sync when, either through the work-sharing monitor or a parallel group lync chat.

 

This has always seemed super inefficient to me.

 

My idea for C4R would be a stacking queue, so that while one sync is taking place you can add your sync to the queue so that yours will automatically be processed once the central model is available.

 

With this in place its not an un-imaginable leap that by knowing how may syncs are in the queue and volume of data that need to be transferred that an estimated waiting time could be given allowing users to plan their work and syncing more effectively.    

 

 

Status: Future Consideration

Tom and others,

We agree with you guys on this one.  If we had a queue, what would be your expectations of the experience?  Would you want to see who else is in the queue?  Be able to drop off the queue once you got in it?  Something else?

 

-Kyle

Text Leader Snap

Status: Future Consideration
by Advocate brenan.sellers on ‎05-12-2016 07:57 PM

The new text editor for 2017 is a huge relief!  But I would still like to be able snap the leader to an object and for the ability to lock it to that snap or object.

Status: Future Consideration

We've completed our review of this idea. After investigating the effort required to implement this request, we unable to add it to our roadmap at this time due to other priorities. However, we think this is a great idea so we will reconsider it as we made adjustments to our roadmap in the future. Thanks for the submission and keep voting!

 

The Factory

A360 Collaboration For Revit, backup files

Status: Future Consideration
by Participant tjones1410 on ‎06-15-2016 07:43 AM - last edited on ‎02-22-2017 10:23 AM |

I would like the ability to download Revit model versions without having to do a rollback from A360 C4R. Sometimes things need to be copied from older model versions back into the newer model and a rollback is rarely an option.  The local version of Revit gives us that capability, but it is lacking in C4R.  Downloading an archive copy occasionally gives some ability to 'go back', but it is certainly not as robust or convenient.

 

Anyone ever accidently delete something and then open an old model to cut and paste it back?  I know I have :)

 

- TKJ

Add a Publish Now button to the Ribbon to publish the active C4R model to A360

Status: Future Consideration
by Autodesk Support on ‎06-22-2016 08:07 AM - last edited on ‎02-22-2017 10:20 AM |

Currently publishing the active C4R to A360 requires the user to go into Manage A360 Models > Project > File > Actions > Publish.

 

Most of the time users are publishing the model they are in, so having a button similar to the Sync to Central buttons would cut down on clicks and make it faster.

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