Autodesk Revit 2015 – Software for building design and construction


Autodesk Revit 2015 - Software for building design and construction

Revit® building design software* is specifically built for Building Information Modeling (BIM), empowering design and construction professionals to bring ideas from concept to construction with a coordinated and consistent model-based approach. Revit is a single application that includes features for architectural design, MEP and structural engineering, and construction.

Revit features

About the suite

Parametric components

Use intelligent building components to improve design accuracy.

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Bidirectional associativity

Any change in your design is automatically reflected throughout your model.

See structural engineering features

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Multiple users can simultaneously work on the same intelligent building model.

See MEP engineering features

Construction modeling

Improve insight into constructability of building elements.

See building construction features


Software for building design and construction

Revit® software delivers tools that support architectural design, MEP engineering, structural engineering, and construction. Revit is specifically built for Building Information Modeling (BIM) to help you design, build, and maintain higher-quality, more energy-efficient buildings. Comprehensive features make it an ideal solution for the entire building project team.

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  • Lighting Analysis for Revit NEW

    Quickly expose electric and solar lighting results directly on a Revit model with Lighting Analysis for Revit, a cloud service that uses A360 Rendering.

  • Enhanced structural analytical model NEW

    The structural analytical model was improved in several different areas.

  • Energy analysis using building element

    Perform energy analysis using detailed Revit models.

  • Structural analytical model

    Revit and Revit Structure support the BIM process for structural engineers.

  • Energy Analysis for Revit

    Energy Analysis tools in Revit support sustainable design decision making early in the design process.

  • Structural Analysis for Revit

    Perform static analysis for various buildings from the cloud. More easily calculate different variants of the same model.


  • IFC Linking NEW

    Now an IFC file can be linked into an existing Revit project.

  • Interference check

    Use interference checking to scan your Revit model for collisions between elements.

  • Worksharing

    Worksharing distributes the power of the parametric building modeling environment across the project team.

  • Revit Server

    Revit Server helps project teams in different locations to more easily collaborate on shared Revit models across a wide-area network (WAN).

  • Vault integration

    Vault Collaboration software is designed to work with Revit.

  • A360 integration

    Building Design Suite Premium and Ultimate customers who have Maintenance Subscription can access integrated A360 features, including rendering and energy analysis.

  • IFC certification

    Autodesk supports BIM interoperability. Revit 2015 has been certified by BuildingSMART International for IFC version 2×3 Coordination View import and export.

  • Bidirectional links, multiple analysis packages

    The structural analytical model in Revit software can be bi-directionally linked with Robot Structural Analysis Professional software.


  • Trim/Extend Multiple Elements NEW

    Trim / Extend has been updated to enable for box selection of multiple elements.

  • Family Parameter Order Adjustment NEW

    Easily adjust the Family Parameter order to company standards.

  • Reinforcement for parts NEW

    Add reinforcement to concrete parts.

  • Presentation for Rebar Sets NEW

    Document multiple rebar within a host, only showing a representative subset, allowing the creation of legible reinforcement documentation.

  • Structural Section Properties NEW

    Now Structural Framing elements can be identified by their section type, containing consistent and unambiguous definition of sectional properties.

  • Calculation methods for pressure drop NEW

    Calculate pressure drop for duct and pipe using either Haaland or Colebrook equations in Mechanical Settings.

  • Tooltips for Family Parameters NEW

    Improve learnability by customizing Revit MEP tooltips and communicating parameters and their use.

  • Accuracy of “as-built” Model Definition NEW

    New capabilities and features enable precise definition and placement of structural framing elements in space.

  • Assembly Code Settings NEW

    New Manage Assembly Code Setting dialog allows user to change UniformatClassifications.txt location.

  • Pinned elements enhancements NEW

    Pinned elements are prevented from being deleted unless you specify. Elements must be unpinned before they can be deleted.

  • Temporary view templates

    Minimize the need for saving and maintaining working views. This feature allows you to change view properties without affecting the saved view state.

  • Autodesk Exchange

    Autodesk Exchange enables you to access extended Revit functionality and an expanded content library.

  • Parametric components

    Parametric components, also known as families, are the basis for all building components designed in Revit.

  • Bidirectional associativity

    In Revit, all model information is stored in one place. Any information that gets changed is effectively changed throughout the Revit model.

  • Conceptual design tools

    Revit software offers easy-to-use conceptual design tools that support your creative flow.

  • HVAC/electrical design room color-fill plans

    Communicate design intent visually with room color-fill plans.

  • Piping and electrical content

    Many types of electrical content—including communications, fire safety, data, and nurse call—are available from within Revit.

  • System browser

    Gain greater flexibility during design, and focus on the systems that are important to you with the system browser feature.

  • Enhanced MEP systems

    Create and name custom duct and piping system types.

  • Sloped piping

    In Revit software for MEP engineering, sloped piping tools support enhanced productivity for piping design.

  • Multiple materials modeling

    Revit software for structural engineering includes building materials such as steel, cast-in-place concrete, pre-cast concrete, masonry, and wood.

  • Seek BIM content catalog

    Add no-cost manufacturer-specific or generic building products and associated design content to Revit models.


  • Enhanced Hidden lines NEW

    Parameter to control the visibility of Hidden Lines in your views.

  • Revision improvements NEW

    You can now delete revisions and better sketch revision clouds shapes.

  • Tag improvements NEW

    When you move a tagged element, or drag the tag head, the tag leader and elbow adjustment behavior is now consistent with that of text leaders.

  • Enhanced Schedules/material takeoffs NEW

    Schedule Enhancements with Parameters, Filter & Grand Totals.

  • Images in Schedules NEW

    Include images in schedules to convey graphical information for elements.

  • Keynoting Settings NEW

    Keynoting revision dialog has a single path with absolute / relative / library locations.

  • View References NEW

    Improved functionalty when changing the referenced view after a view reference has been created.

  • Duplicate Views NEW

    When you duplicate a view “Copy 1” is now added to the name.

  • Reinforcement Numbering NEW

    Rebar and fabric reinforcement now have number sequencing that matches with existing reinforcement.

  • Enhanced Multi Rebar Annotation NEW

    Multi Rebar Annotation, when applied to more than one rebar set, now includes enhancements such as grouping and sorting tags or segments.

  • Tapped duct and pipe tags NEW

    Now tag a numerical value along a tapped duct or pipe that varies along its length.

  • Construction modeling

    Modeling tools help you derive better construction insight from design models.

  • Interoperability

    Interoperability features enable you to work more efficiently with members of your extended project team.

  • Material Takeoff

    This tool helps calculate detailed material quantities and track material quantities in cost estimates.

  • DWG, DWF, DXF, and DGN support

    Revit imports, exports, and links your data with popular formats, including DWG™, DXF™, DGN, and IFC.

  • Tag on placement/by category

    Tag mechanical, electrical, and plumbing components as they are being placed instead of tagging them as a separate set of steps.

  • Panel schedules

    Work dynamically and experience greater flexibility by displaying panel schedule totals in current or load values.

  • Interface to external databases

    Facilitate communications with third-party tools by outputting Revit model data to any ODBC-compliant database.

  • Structural details

    Create details from views of a 3D model with additional annotations or from scratch with Revit for structural engineering 2D drafting tools.


  • Anti-aliasing improvements NEW

    Turn on Anti-aliasing per view to smooth out lines on the screen.

  • Sketchy Lines NEW

    Achieve a hand drawn, informal sketch look, by just pushing a button.

  • Ray Trace usability improvements NEW

    Render faster without white noise.

  • Displaced views

    Create exploded views of building designs to more clearly visualize building assemblies and view construction sequencing.

  • Design visualization

    Capture design ideas in a near-photorealistic state.

  • Rendering

    Cloud-based rendering helps designers, architects, engineers, and contractors to reduce time and project costs.