Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Revit 2016 Product Enhancements from Autodesk (Update #9)

Originally published on 7/9/2015.

Probably like many of you, I've been patiently waiting for the Autodesk Revit subscription enhancements to drop under Product Enhancements on Autodesk Account. Being curious as to the seeming delay, I did a little digging today and learned that Revit Extensions for Revit 2016 has already been released, but, for some reason, under Product Updates rather than Product Enhancements.

It seems to me that there are now at least 5 places to check for Revit 2016 product enhancements authored by Autodesk:
  1. Autodesk Account » Product Updates
  2. Autodesk Account » Product Enhancements
  3. Autodesk App Store » Revit » Autodesk
  4. BIM Interoperability Tools
  5. Individual product websites, i.e.:, etc.

I thought it might be useful to the readership to have a single reference resource for all the Revit 2016 enhancements offered by Autodesk, hence this post. I'll try to keep it updated as more information becomes available.

For ease of access to this and future posts like this, I've placed a hotlinked image in the right sidebar:

For the first time, for those looking for a specific app, I'm including add-ins that were available for the previous version that are not yet available for the current release. Known discontinued add-ins are shown with grey text.

I plan to use this format for the future annual releases of Revit too. I hope you find this approach helpful. Please drop me a line if you have feedback, or if you have info on missing or discontinued add-ins.

Update #1: 7/17/2015 – Added the 2016 version of the Lighting Analysis add-in.

Update #2: 8/26/2015 – Added the 2016 versions of 360 Structural Analysis, A360 Collaboration for Revit, Batch Print, Central European Content Extension for MEP, DB Link, Energy Analysis, eTransmit, Model Review, Remote, Roombook Areabook Buildingbook, and Worksharing Monitor.

Update #3: 11/3/2015 – Added Revit 2016 R2.

Update #4: 11/4/2015 – Added Autodesk Seek extension; changed "Autodesk Exchange Apps" references to"Autodesk App Store".

Update #5: 11/7/2015 – Added coverage of Autodesk's BIM Interoperability Tools website, including the add-ins Model Checker, Model Checker Configurator, COBie Extension, and Classification Manager. Also added Civil Structures (2015).

Update #6: 11/9/2015 – Added the 2016 version of the Shared Reference Point Manager.

Update #7: 5/3/2016 – Added Dynamo, Formit 360 Converter, and Insight 360.

Update #8: 5/6/2016 – Added link to Civil Structures 2016.

Update #9: 7/21/2016 – Added LIVE Viewer.

360 Structural Analysis
Explore more options and improve project results by extending design models from Revit to the cloud and analyzing them as part of the BIM process | Autodesk Account | Subscription Product Enhancement

A360 Collaboration v2 for Revit 2016
Autodesk® A360 Collaboration for Revit® is a Cloud Subscription service that works with Revit® software to connect building project teams with centralized access to BIM project data in the cloud. Teams stay connected in real time using the Communicator chat tool within models. Integrated with Autodesk A360, Collaboration for Revit enables the entire project teams to work on shared building information models | Autodesk Account | Product Update

Advance Steel 2016 Extension
Advance Steel 2016 Extension enables BIM data exchange between Autodesk® Revit® 2016 and Advance Steel 2016, through a complete set of functionalities like import, export or synchronize | Autodesk App Store | Free

AWWA Pump and Valve Content
The American Water Works Association (AWWA) Pump and Valve Content for Autodesk® Revit® and Autodesk® Revit® MEP software helps enable MEP designers, drafters, and engineers to create more accurate water and wastewater designs through access to additional components | Not yet available | Was a Subscription Product Enhancement

Batch Print
Batch Print for Autodesk Revit® provides an easy way to print a large number of drawings (views and sheets) from a project unattended | Autodesk App Store | Subscription App

BIM 360 Add-in
BIM 360™ construction management software enables almost anytime, anywhere access to project data throughout the building construction lifecycle. BIM 360 empowers those in the field to better anticipate and act, and those in the back office to optimize and manage all aspects of construction performance | Autodesk Account | Subscription App

Central European Content Extension for MEP
The Central European Content Extension for Autodesk® Revit® MEP software provides an English language version of the German content pack, helping to reduce the need for users to seek alternative sources of content where country-specific packs aren't available | Autodesk Account | Subscription Product Enhancement

CIS/2 Import/Export
This extension allows Autodesk® Revit® Structure users to import and export files created in other applications in the CIS/2 format | Not yet available | Was a Subscription App
Civil Structures
Using Bridge Modeling Autodesk Revit Extensions you can generate bridge, road profile, abutments, piers, and railing objects based on user-defined criteria | Autodesk Account | Subscription Product Enhancement
Classification Manager
This free tool will allow you to quickly apply data from multiple
classification systems to all your elements | BIM Interoperability Tools | Free
COBie Extension
This free tool will allow you to set up your Revit models to capture COBie
data and then export that data to a COBie compliant spreadsheet | BIM Interoperability Tools | Free
Compare Models
Using the Compare models application, you can compare two Autodesk® Revit® models. The application presents differences between successive versions of a Revit project | Rolled into Extensions for Autodesk Revit 2016
Composite Design
This application enables user to perform static analysis and design of composite steel beams in a Autodesk® Revit® Structure model | Rolled into Extensions for Autodesk Revit 2016
DB Link
Use Autodesk Revit DB Link to export Revit project data to a database, make changes to the data, and import it back into the Revit project | Autodesk App Store | Subscription App

Dynamo extends building information modeling with the data and logic environment of a graphical algorithm editor | | Free

Use the eTransmit for Autodesk Revit® 2015 add-in to package a Revit model, its linked files, and external files to send to another user | Autodesk App Store | Subscription App

Energy Analysis
Gain insight into energy consumption and building lifecycle costs early in the design process with cloud energy analysis tools that help you analyze design concepts and create more sustainable building designs | Autodesk Account | Subscription Product Enhancement

Excel Based Model Generation
This application enables user automatically define the geometry of a structure in Autodesk® Revit® using data from Microsoft Excel | Rolled into Extensions for Autodesk Revit 2016
Extensions for Autodesk Revit 2016
Revit Extensions for Autodesk Revit 2016 extend the capabilities of Autodesk Revit 2016, Autodesk Revit Architecture 2016, Autodesk Revit MEP 2016, and Autodesk Revit Structure 2016 software in key areas, including structural analysis, modeling, reinforcement, interoperability and construction documentation. This download contains a portion of all previously released Revit Extensions (some content is no longer supported) plus several modules migrated from Autodesk Exchange Apps | Autodesk Account | Subscription App

The Revit® Extensions for Autodesk® Revit® 2016 software products package contains the following Revit Extensions:
  • Autodesk® Robot™ Structural Analysis 2016
    • Composite Design
    • Reinforcement Design
  • Simulation
    • Beams (Static Analysis)
    • Frames (Static Analysis)
    • Trusses (Static Analysis)
    • Slabs (Static Analysis)
  • Reinforcement
    • Beams
    • Columns
    • Continuous footings
    • Pile caps
    • Slab openings
    • Spread footings
    • Walls
    • Walls corners
    • Piles
    • Parapets
    • Slab corners
    • Retaining walls
    • Interferences of reinforcing bars
    • Automatic Reinforcement Generation
  • Steel connections
    • Beam to column ‐ end‐plated
    • Column base
  • Timber
    • Wood Framing Walls
    • Rafter Framing
    • Roof Trusses
  • Modeling
    • Excel® Based Model Generation
    • Frame Generator
    • Grids Generator
  • Miscellaneous
    • Elements Positioning
    • Freeze Drawings
    • Compare Models
    • Text Generator
    • Content Generator
    • Shared Parameters Converter

Extension for Fabrication
This extension allows Autodesk® Revit® users to read and write files compatible with Autodesk® Fabrication products (CADmep, ESTmep, CAMduct) | Autodesk App Store | Free

Frame Generator
The Frame generator extension is used for quick defining of simple 3D models of one-bay or multi-bay halls. It includes the load definition, carrying out calculations | Rolled into Extensions for Autodesk Revit 2016

Formit 360 Converter
The FormIt 360 Converter is a Revit 2015 and Revit 2016 add-in that will allow you to: Convert Revit RFA files for use in FormIt 360; Convert SketchUp SKP files for use in FormIt 360; Import FormIt 360 files into an open Revit 2015 or 2016 file; Convert RFAs used in FormIt, back into the original RFA in Revit | | Free

Grids Generator
The extension enables the definition and generation of axes grids and levels in Autodesk® Revit® projects. This extension allows generate columns, beams, walls, and footings at grid intersections | Rolled into Extensions for Autodesk Revit 2016

IFC 2016
Seamlessly replaces the built-in IFC import and export capabilities of Autodesk® Revit® 2016 | Autodesk App Store | Free

Insight 360
Insight 360 is a cohesive guide for improving building energy and environmental performance. Insight 360 empowers architects and integrated teams with centralized access to performance data and advanced analysis engines | | Free, though actual analysis requires cloud credits

Lighting Analysis
Lighting Analysis for Autodesk® Revit® is a fast cloud service that uses Autodesk® 360 Rendering to expose electric and solar lighting results directly on the Revit model | Autodesk App Store | Free

LIVE Viewer
Open and explore interactive visualizations created with the Autodesk® LIVE service. Ideal for immersive, on-the-go presentations | Autodesk App Store | Free

Model Checker
This free tool will automatically check your Revit models based on a
set of BIM requirements and generate a compliance report | BIM Interoperability Tools | Free

Model Checker Configurator
This free tool will allow you to make your own configuration
files for the Autodesk Model Checker for Revit | BIM Interoperability Tools | Free

Model Review
Use Model Review to validate the accuracy and consistency of Autodesk Revit® projects | Autodesk App Store | Subscription App
Autodesk® Remote lets designers drive Autodesk software installed on their primary computer from a remote computer or iPad for fast access to native design data over standard networks. The iPad App optimized for Autodesk® Inventor® lets designers work from anywhere they can access the internet, improving collaboration and increasing flexibility | Autodesk Account | Subscription Product Enhancement

Revit 2016 R2
This subscription only release delivers user-requested features that add capabilities, enhances software performance, improves user productivity, and addresses issues reported directly to Autodesk against Autodesk Revit Architecture 2016. In addition, Autodesk Revit Architecture 2016 R2 for Subscription Customers contains the fixes included in Service Pack 1 and 2 for Autodesk Revit Architecture 2016 | Autodesk Account | Subscription Product Enhancement

Revit Server Standalone Installer
Autodesk® Revit® Server software enables design teams to more easily collaborate, helping to keep team members coordinated as they work on a project over a distributed wide area network (WAN). Revit Server helps maintain a seamlessly integrated collection of Revit central models on a single server that users can access from local servers. Built-in redundancy helps protect work in the case of WAN connectivity loss.

Revit Server is part of the installations of Autodesk® Revit®, Autodesk® Revit® Architecture, Autodesk® Revit® MEP, and Autodesk® Revit® Structure software. It is provided here as a stand-alone application for your convenience | Not yet available | Was a Subscription Product Enhancement

The Roombook Areabook Buildingbook Extension for Autodesk® Revit® 2016 products helps you with the quantification of your projects. Also available in French and German | Autodesk App Store | Subscription App

SDNF Import/Export
The SDNF - Import/Export extension gives the ability to export and import a steel structure Autodesk® Revit® model to SDNF file format and generate a structure model in Revit Structure | Not yet available | Was a Subscription App

The Autodesk® Seek extension for Revit® enables designers to conveniently access high quality BIM models, drawings, and product specifications for more than 66,000 commercial and residential building products, representing over 400 manufacturers, from inside Revit® 2015 or 2016 software | Autodesk App Store | Subscription App

Shared Reference Point 
Autodesk® Shared Reference Point provides functionality to export known points and elevation from AutoCAD® Civil 3D software to an external file, in which Autodesk® Revit® software can import and setup a "Shared Coordinate System." This enables the collaboration of exported RVT, DWG and NWC files back to AutoCAD Civil 3D and to coordinate models in Autodesk® Navisworks® software | Autodesk Account | Subscription Product Enhancement

Autodesk Site Designer Extension for Revit software provides site planning tools to shape the terrain for building sites within the Revit environment | Autodesk App Store | Subscription App

Space Naming Utility
The Space Naming Utility for Autodesk® Revit® MEP automatically renames spaces to match their associated rooms | Autodesk App Store | Subscription App

STL Exporter 2016
The STL Exporter is designed to produce a stereolithography file (STL) of your building model | Autodesk App Store | Free
The toolkit is a suite of tools that supports the BIM process and allows structural engineers to analyze structures from within the Autodesk® Revit® environment | Autodesk App Store | Free

Timber Framing
Timber Framing is a design tool that allows generate framing for selected walls and roofs | Rolled into Extensions for Autodesk Revit 2016

US Structural Content Extension
The US Structural Content Extension for Autodesk® Revit®, Autodesk® Revit® Architecture, and Autodesk® Revit® Structure provides the latest AISC standard 14.1 hot rolled structural steel shapes | Not yet available | Was a Subscription Product Enhancement

Worksharing Monitor
Use Worksharing Monitor for Autodesk Revit® to learn about and manage a file-based workshared project in Revit | Autodesk App Store | Subscription App



Alexandre Fraga said...

not against civil structure 2016 extension, it was discontinued?

BM_Arch said...

The Revit® Extensions for Autodesk® Revit® 2016
Can't find this!