Updated: Oct 30, 2020
What's New in Revit 2021: Top 10 New Features for Architects in Revit
1- SLANTED WALLS Now you can easily Select a wall, and change the Cross-Section parameter to Slanted.
When the Cross-Section parameter is set to Slanted, the Angle from Vertical parameter becomes available. In the example below, we experiment with that angle. As you can see, a positive angle will slant to the exterior side while a negative angle will slant the wall to the interior side.
Windows and doors hosted in slanted walls can be set to match the slope of a wall. When a window or door is selected, the Orientation parameter will appear.
2- PDF AND RASTER IMAGES LINKING Integrating images in Revit used to be very painful. Images could only be imported, meaning they were making your models much bigger. Revit 2020 introduced the ability to import PDF but still, you could not link them. In Revit 2021, PDF and images can now be linked! You will find the Link PDF and Link Image tools in the Insert tab.
The process to link is almost exactly the same as importing, except the images or PDFs won’t be included inside the Revit file itself. This will allow you to keep your models light and clean. Always link files, never import them. In the Manage Links menu, you will now find tabs for PDF and images. You can reload a file or change the saved path.
3- GENERATIVE DESIGN
Generative design has been a buzzing topics for a few years now. With Revit 2021, it is now part of the ribbon! You will find the tool in the manage tab.
For the moment, there are 3 types of studies. Maximize Window Views, Three Box Massing and Workspace Layout.
4- ROTATE TAGS WITH COMPONENTS IMPROVEMENTS In previous versions of Revit, tags orientation were limited to horizontal or vertical. They could not match the rotation angle of the associated element.
In Revit 2021, tags can now match the rotation angle of an element. Inside a tag family, option Rotate with component can be activated. When this box is checked, the tag will rotate along with the associated element.
5- ENABLE VIEW FILTERS IN VIEW
In previous versions of Revit, you had to completely remove a filter from a view if you didn’t want the effect anymore. If you changed your mind and wanted to bring back the filter, you had to manually set the overrides all over again. A waste of time.
In Revit 2021, you now have the option to activate or deactivate a filter in a view without having to completely remove it every time.
6- VOIDS CUT FAMILY GEOMETRY TYPE AND INSTANCE PARAMETERS