Updates made to Revit 2022

Hello and welcome to another blog. Today I will be going over some of the updates and features that have been added and improved upon in Revit 2022. In this case, I say 'some', simply because there is a lot of updates that have been made in this version of the software, so I’m only going to provide a snapshot of what there is. If you’re curious about what else has been done with the software I would recommend looking up the AutoDesk update blog itself, which I will link to at the end of this blog. 

There are three main points of interest, that are central to the updates, and I will go over a feature within each point of interest. These 3 major concepts are interoperability, documentation efficiency, and design productivity. I will go over what I mean by these being the three points of interest and then go into the feature that I cover for each point. 



Over the years, software and working together has become closer and closer together with greater tools and means for higher levels of integration and communication. To that end, the latest iteration of Revit has come with several integrated tools that allow for the import and export of data.  


The update I will cover in this blog is called the Native 2D PDF Export. The concept behind this is simple, as it allows the Revit user to generate one or more PDFs with pertinent information from a Revit model, utilising the collection of information within the Revit model itself. This means that the model won’t necessarily be required for group work and those working within the group won’t always require specialist knowledge. 

Simply put, this tool works like print does, you select the option from the File, drop-down menu, then run through the options to create the PDF export. Some of these options allow for you to generate the title and information from the Revit model so that only the specific required information is pushed through. As I said, this is a simple, but very useful tool for the quick generation of PDF’s.  


Documentation Efficiency

Revit is a phenomenally powerful tool for BIM processes, and often the easiest way to think of a Revit model is as an interactable database that you utilise through 3D models. These 3D models will have lists, tags and other data attached to them. Think of these points of data as the rows within the table and the 3D model as the table itself. Ultimately this means the building is the database that contains the tables. 


As Revit has expanded and improved, so has the means by which the data is added, recorded and what data can be put in per tag/point of data. In this section, I will go over some of the tag enhancements made in Revit 2022. 


The tag enhancements that I will quickly cover, offer another simple concept, and that’s the rotation of tags. When tags are applied within the Revit model, they may not be perfectly aligned to the rest of the model. With the simple addition of a rotational tool and option within the properties, and the ability to apply it to all the tags within the model, you can quickly and easily set tags to work within your model. 


Design Productivity

Design Productivity within most software refers to the changes made within software over iterations to improve the software’s usability for the standard operator, and even for those more experienced with it. This is true of Revit as it is with other software, but in this case, it also talks about tools and features that are added to make it easier to interact with the model and the elements within it. 


For this part of the blog, I will go over the tool that has been, added that allows you to edit slanted walls within the model. Again, this is a wonderfully simple tool. Within Revit 2022 it is now possible to select a slanted wall within the model, and utilising the edit profile tool, you can modify the geometry of the wall within the model so that it reflects the building you are designing or modelling. 



These are just three features of the changes made to Revit 2022, and there are plenty more, as I said in the opening to this blog. If you wish to see more in-depth videos and explanations from the AutoDesk engineers, please visit the update blog at https://blogs.autodesk.com/revit/2021/04/06/whats-new-in-revit-2022/


Thank you for reading this blog. 



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Written by Callum Doyle


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