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What’s New in Civil 3D 2022

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What's New in Autodesk Civil 3D 2022

The Autodesk Civil 3D 2022 release brings new alignment and ArcGIS workflows, enhancements with pressure networks and for AEC Collection subscribers, new functionality to the Project Explorer. 

Alignment Workflows

The better handle complex geometry for ramps and interchanges, there has been new enhancements to connected alignment functionality:

  • Curve group combinations
    • Free Reverse Spiral-Curve-Spiral-Spiral (From entity, end curve)
    • Free Reverse Spiral-Spiral-Curve-Spiral (From curve, end entity)
    • Free Reverse Spiral-Spiral-Curve-Spiral-Spiral (Between two curves)
  • Curves grater than 180 degrees
  • Connected alignments can now be created at offsets from parent alignments to support slip lane and off-ramp scenarios.
  • A preview option to view before executing the command

Pressure Networks

  • The color and diameter of the compass can now be specified using options on the ribbon when laying out a path-based pressure network.
  • The Profile Layout ribbon tab has been updated for path based pressure networks to make it more consistent with the plan layout ribbon.
  • Spanning labels for pressure networks can now be created in plan and profile views.
  • PVIs can now be removed from overridden station ranges of pressure network in profile view that are set to static (non-dynamic) state. When selected, the Clean Up PVIs check box on the Pipe Run Profile Settings dialog box removes PVIs from overridden station ranges. You can use the Apply button to preview the changes in the drawing.
  • A command named RegenPressureSolid was added to regenerate 3D solids for pressure network parts.

ArcGIS

  • Raster data imported from ArcGIS can now be refreshed from ArcGIS. For more information, see To Refresh Data from ArcGIS.
  • When importing and refreshing raster data, users can configure the resolution for each raster layer separately.
  • The number of available resolution levels has been extended for importing ArcGIS raster data  from 19 levels to 23 levels.

User Profile

Users can create their own custom profile based on information about their disciplines and job roles.

Project Explorer

  • Support has been added for pressure networks in Project Explorer:
    • Added support for displaying and editing pressure network information, such as name and style.
    • Added support for displaying dynamic profile views for pressure pipe runs in the Project Explorer window.
    • Added support for editing multiple pressure network properties and pressure part properties.
    • Added support for editing the layout and view style of pressure networks and pressure parts.
    • Added Object Set support for pressure networks and pressure parts.
    • Added support for generating reports for pressure networks, pressure parts, and pressure pipe runs.
    • Added support for generating AutoCAD tables for pressure networks, pressure parts and pressure pipe runs.
    • Added support for comparing pressure pipe run sample points with other surfaces.
    • Added support for searching for pressure networks by name.
  • Support has been added for feature lines in the <None> site (siteless feature lines).
  • Project Explorer is now launched from the Home tab of the Civil 3D ribbon.
  • Project Explorer is now available in all languages currently supported by Civil 3D. The assigned language for Project Explorer is determined by the regional language settings in Windows.

Grading Optimisation

For AEC Collection users, Civil 3D now includes Grading Optimisation which works as a preliminary terrain optimisation tool for site designers. It uses design data and automates otherwise repetitive manual grading tasks according to customized object constraints.

Available objects include:
  • zones
  • drain lines
  • low points
  • building pads and reveals
  • curbs
  • sidewalks
  • paths
  • parking lots
  • ponds

Once these objects are defined with their project relate constraints, Grading Optimization delivers an optimized terrain surface and 3D geometry back into the design tool for further detailed design.

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What’s New in Autodesk Revit 2022

Whats new in Revit 2022

What's New in Autodesk Revit 2022

Autodesk Revit 2022’s main focus has been on four main areas:

  • Design Productivity across Architecture, Civil, MEP and Structure
  • Interoperability workflow enhancements between Revit and both Autodesk and third-party tools, coupled with support for open standards and additional file formats for data exchange.
  • Documentation Efficiency improvements to schedules, tags, annotations, graphics, and similar features.
  • Developer Tools with additional capabilities offered via Dynamo and the Revit API.

Design Productivity

Tapered Walls

The 2022 release now has tapered walls.

  • Specify sloping angles for interior and exterior surfaces
  • Override type slope properties at the instance level
  • Edit Profile for Slanted Walls

Change any wall to a tapered wall by changing the cross-section parameter to tapered.

Update the sloping angles using instance overrides or the wall’s temporary dimensions.

Align wall-hosted components to the sloped interior or exterior faces of the wall with clean joins at corner conditions. 

Modify the sketch boundaries of a slanted wall along its work plane. 

Enhanced RPCs in Realistic Views

2022 now supports the RPC 2.0 file format:

  • Display complex geometries, physical-based materials and lighting
  • ‘Billboard’ mode orients RPCs towards the camera
  • Use RPC for Furniture Category
  • Expanded RCP Asset Library

The support of the RPC 2.0 format displays high-resolution, complex images with physical-based materials and lighting with greater parameter intelligence and control.

Generative Design

The following generative design enhancements have been added:

  • New Sample Study Types
  • Save Default Settings
  • Drop-down Inputs
  • Constant and Variable Inputs
  • Manage Study Type Folders
  • Improved Generative Design Tools panel in Dynamo for publishing study types
  • Receive alerts for graph issues
  • Resolve missing packages
  • Detect missing ‘Remember’ nodes

Route Analysis Tools

The People Flow Toolkit technology preview has been added into Revit as standard, providing four new tools under Route Analysis to visualise, automate and analyse the impacts of physical distancing and routes within a design.

  • Generate multiple paths of travel options between point with the ability to summarise them in a schedule;
  • Indicate the direction of travel with One-Way Indicator family; this indicator of the annotation category can be nested within door families if needed
  • Place people content to represent occupants with built-in buffers. These buffers are recognised as clearances during route analysis; and
  • Overlay a spatial grid in rooms to visually aid in distributing elements to meet prescribed physical separation requirements.

Rename Default Shared Site

  • Clearly named survey point to help avoid confusion
  • Supports all 151 ENU templates for all countries.

Infrastructure Enhancements

Revit families created using the generic model family template can be assigned to the Bridge and Road categories and subcategories (e.g. Abutments, Piers, and many more).

Rebar can be hosted and be defined as cuttable in views, scheduled, tagged, etc.

There has also been minor enhancements to alignment stationing:

  • Prefixes and suffixes may be added to alignment station text.
  • Flip controls have been added to the alignment station label.
  • The true start and end stations of an alignment are now exposed in the Revit API to help automate bridge design.

Fabrication Improvements

  • There is more flexibility to the Design to Fabrication tool with mapping enabled during the conversion process to fabrication parts.
  • Elements can be connected by dragging connectors in-canvas and design parts and fittings will be placed.
  • Configuration reload process has been optimized to reduce the number of elements checked out while work-sharing, which results in a reduction of the time to process.

Systems Analysis

A new feature has been included in the Revit Systems Analysis to get more detailed loads and psychrometric reports.

A user can view a floor plan, 3D view or explore results in the report on a single screen.

After running a simulation on a Systems Analysis model view the summary information for QA/QC checks on multiple unit systems. Reports show a breakdown of load components, totals for sizing equipment, a psychrometric chart, and detailed psychrometric state point properties in a printable formats.

The workflows for exporting to gbXML have been consolidated into a new dialog.

Family Category Improvements

There are new Family Categories for Equipment and Building Elements:

  • Audio Visual Devices
  • Fire Protection
  • Food Service Equipment
  • Hardscape
  • Medical Equipment
  • Signage
  • Temporary Structures
  • Vertical Circulation

Expanded Category List for MCS and MTs has also been included.

When creating multi-category schedules you will find more categories and sub-categories are available in the table.

This improvement enhances the ability to schedule system categories.

Move Rebar in a Set

Rebar modelling and detailing has been improved in 2022 with the ability for structural enginers and detailers to move/remove individual bars in rebar sets or area and path reinforcement systems to avoid clashes with other rebars, openings or other elements, while maintaining the logic of the rebar set or system.

Model Rebar Using the Real Bar Diameter​

  • New “Model Bar Diameter” parameter
  • Avoid clashes in concrete elements containing many large diameter bars

Rebar Placement by Two Points

  • New placement method
  • Reduces number of steps needed to create bars

Select Shape Code for Custom Bent Free Form Rebar

  • Use the Shape parameter dropdown to assign a new shape
  • Preserve engineering rebar definition

Remember Settings when Placing Rebar

  • Rebar options keep their values when restarting rebar placement
  • No need to reapply rebar settings for each set

Rebar Performance Improvements

  • Improved zooming and panning in 2D views at Fine detail
  • Quick regeneration of views containing rebars

Improved Parameter Identification UI

Revit 2022 allows you to quickly filter and find available parameters when creating schedules or when working with project parameters.

When you create a schedule or when working in the Project Parameters dialog, the Fields tab in the Schedule Properties dialog includes a filter section

Filter the available parameters based on the following criteria: Parameter Name, Parameter Type, Discipline, Value, Type or Instance

Load Autodesk Family

Previously a technology preview, this new addition allows you to load content provided by Autodesk through a cloud repository.

Interoperability

Native 2D PDF Export

A native, configurable 2D PDF export feature is included in Autodesk Revit 2022.

Offering similar options to the Print dialog, such as a user-defined selection of views and sheets or the ability to export the visible portion of a view.

In the the Export Setup section of the dialog, users can setup PDF naming rules and can use this feature to generate PDF file names automatically based on your project or shared name parameters.

By automatically analysing the the selected views and sheets, the exporter can detect output size and orientation.

Link Rhinoceros® (3DM) Files

Link a Rhino (3DM) file into Revit and if the source file changes, users can reload the file and it will update inside of Revit.

In addition, you can link your Rhino files in Autodesk Docs.

3D Sketch and Send to Revit with FormIt Pro

  • Translate Revit geometry into FormIt using the new 3D Sketch tool
  • Send FormIt geometry into Revit, preserving materials and layers
  • Control FormIt layers via Visibility/Graphics

Import FormIt as a CAD Format

  • Import AXM files with preserved materials, layers and group definitions
  • Control the display of layers via Visibility/Graphics
  • Faster performance
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IFC4 Certifications

Revit 2022 has achieved IFC4 Reference View certification for architecure and structure exports.

The IFC property set definitions and the associated Revit shared parameter definitions have been updated with the latest IFC4 PSDs of version 4.0.2.2 (partial update from the scope of IFC4 RV1.2 MVD).

Performance of linking in some IFC files containing elements with many parameters has been improved and Autodesk has added the ability for IfcExporter to pick up information from SiteLocation regarding the GeoCoordinateReference in EPSG code format as required by IFC. 

Inventor to Revit Models

Revit can now maintain a link between Revit and Inventor by using the Revit exporter from Inventor.

2D Shared Views

  • Share 2D views and sheets of your Revit project with other stakeholders
  • View, comment and mark up the result in a web browser
  • View and response to comments and markups directly in Revit

Cloud Model Improvements

  • Open Cloud Model from File Menu
  • Unified Cloud Model Initiate UI
  • Access to Autodesk Docs

Documentation Efficiency

Enable Scheduling of Worksets

Worksets can now be scheduled in 2022 and users can add a Workset parameter in workshared models when creating a schedule.

The workset parameter can also be accessed when creating takeoffs and lists (view, sheet) and title blocks allowing users to filter and format schedules based on worksets.

Schedule Enhancements

  • Shared Parameters in Key Schedules
  • Filter Schedule by Family and Type
  • Split Schedules Across Sheets

Export Schedules to CSV by Default

Schedules can now be exported as a csv file and when adding a schedule to a sheet, it can be exported as a CAD or CSV.

Multiple Values Indication

  • Display desired text in the Properties Palette when a set of elements is selected with varying parameter values
  • Apply multiple values indication to all types of schedule
  • Customise the indication value

Tag Improvements

The following improvements have been made to:

  • Rotated Tags
  • Multi-leader tags
  • Tag curtain wall mullions

When you rotate a tag in Revit, a new Angle parameter for tags, found in the Properties Palette is available.

If you rotate the tag with the Rotate command, the angle value is automatically calculated, but you can enter a specific value afterwards if you like.

If a view in your project contains similar elements, you may prefer that they share a tag.

In Revit 2022, users have the ability to apply a single tag to multiple elements and optionally, indicate the total quantity.

Once a tag has been placed in the model, users can add or remove leaders to similar host elements by selecting the tag and using the Add / Remove Host option.

The quantity of host elements is automatically tracked and displayed both in the tag itself and in the Properties Palette.

Revit 2022 enables tags to be applied to curtain wall mullions.

A new category has been added for Curtain Wall Mullions in the Loaded Tags and Symbols dialog.

Users can to load the tag for curtain wall mullions provided with Revit 2022 or create their own tag specifically for this category.

Users can use the Tag by Category command or the Tag All command to tag curtain wall mullions.

Multi-category Tag for All Taggable Categories

  • Apply a multi-category annotation to all taggable elements
  • Use shared parameters in multi-category tags
  • Additional categories include stair subcategories, structural connections, structural internal loads, and more

Link Tag Re-hosting

  • Tags in host model attached to elements in a linked model will now remember the linked element ID
  • Unloaded or out-of-date links will reattach orphaned tags automatically when reloaded

Dimension Prefix/Suffix

  • Add prefix and suffix as type parameters
  • Primary and alternative unit parameters have been reorganised

Revision Numbering Flexibility Enhancements

  • Create custom revision numbering sequences
  • Meet ISO 19650 and/or local standard requirements
  • Add a prefix or suffix to denote a project stage
  • Share using the Transfer Project Standards tools

Spot Slopes and Elevations on Ramps

  • Add spot slope spot elevation annotations on a ramp run in plans, elevations, sections, and 3D views
  • Customize the annotation type parameters to meet documentation standards

Show Wall Core Only in Plan Views

  • Display a simplified representation of walls in your 2D plan views
  • New “Non-Core Layers” option available under Walls in the Visibility/Graphics dialog box
  • Wall layers located between core boundaries remain visible

Grids in 3D Views

  • Display grid lines in your 3D views
  • Show Grids parameter in the Properties palette
  • Only grids that intersect selected levels appear in the view
  • Grid planes are available on hover or selection

Phase Parameters in View Filters

  • Support phases in view filters
  • Easily locate elements and understand their phases in your model
  • Two new filter rules:
  • Phase Created
  • Phase Demolished

Improved Default Color Fill Scheme

  • New default colour scheme
  • Lighter pastel colours
  • No need for manual colour adjustments

Multi-select Visibility/Graphics Overrides Filters

  • Improved consistency with other Visibility/Graphic Overrides tabs
  • Select, modify, and remove more than one filter in the list at one time
  • Multiple subsequent filters can be moved up or down together, to adjust overall priority

Preserve Callouts When Deleting Parent Views

  • Switch between parent and intersecting Views
  • Callouts in intersecting views are visible
  • Delete parent view and preserve callouts
  • Hide callouts at scales coarser than the size in view

Maintain Annotation Orientation

  • Added to Additional Categories
  • Electrical Equipment
  • Generic Model
  • Lighting Fixtures
  • Mechanical Equipment
  • Plumbing Fixtures
  • Speciality Equipment

Developer Tools

New Dynamo Nodes for Revit Documentation

  • 67 commonly-requested nodes have been added
  • Wide range of categories
  • Annotation nodes
  • Sheet nodes
  • View nodes
  • Dynamo for Revit 2.10 included with Revit 2022

New APIs for Developers

  • Sketch API
  • Viewport Label on Sheet API
  • Color Fill API
  • Cloud Model Initiate and Link API
  • API for Mapping Cloud Model with Autodesk Docs URNs

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Autodesk Acquires Spacemaker

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Autodesk Acquires Spacemaker

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Autodesk have announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire cloud-based artificial intelligence platform Spacemaker

Spacemaker is an AI platform for the Architectural industry suited for architects, urban designers, and real estate developers make data-driven design decisions for building and urban development projects. A SaaS-native platform, Spacemaker enables customers to quickly optimize and iterate on design solutions in the early stages of a project. Dozens of firms already use Spacemaker for their early-stage urban design efforts and our Architecture, Engineering, and Construction customers will now benefit from being able to leverage their technology as well.

Click the link below to learn more: https://adsknews.autodesk.com/pressrelease/autodesk-aquires-spacemaker

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Autodesk set to release mobile app for Vault

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SeeControl – The no coding IoT Platform

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Autodesk has released their new IoT app which was acquired mid-2015. With products evolving to more more complex and connected, manufacturers are under pressure to provide instant information which also opens exciting opportunities for innovation, new markets and providing a unique customer experience. Autodesk SeeControl is an IoT app that connects your products to the cloud, so it can give…

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Autodesk Inventor 2016 – Alpha

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Autodesk Releases Advance Steel for Structural Detailing

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Mockup 360 Now in Product Design Suite 2015

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Autodesk Inventor 2015 – Sheet Metal Enhancements

With sheet metal design being an integral part of many Inventor customers, the new features and enhancements are always taken with great interest, so here’s a video I put together: So What’s New in Sheet Metal for Inventor 2015 Rename End Of Part (EOP) to End Of Folded (EOF) for sheet metal parts Enhanced orientation control in…

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What’s New in Autodesk Inventor 2015

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Hybrid Parametric Direct Editing, N.U.R.B.S with T-Splines and more… Inventor 2015 is one of the best releases yet, unlike any other CAD tool on the market today because it not only delivers enhancements to existing tools and UI but adds new technology that makes this product so unique. There’s 2 big additions and many enhancements, so in this article…

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What Do You Mean it’s a Parametric Video?

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Autodesk Acquires Circuits.io for PCB Design and Manufacturing

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Project Falcon: Wind Tunnel Simulation

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Autodesk Launch Process Analysis 360

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Autodesk Pushes Further Into Automotive Space

The Recent Acquisitions of VSR & Delcam Make It a Serious Player It’s pretty clear what Autodesk’s goal is; World Domination! It’s got it’s fingers in every industry that uses software for engineering and design. In Automotive, Autodesk’s acquisition of Alias, gave it a foot in the door, adding Class-A Surfacing tools to their MCAD portfolio, and in many countries,…

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Titanium Additive Manufacturing: The Answer to Australia’s Prayers

Will Additive Manufacturing Get Australian Manufacturing Competitive Again? The short answer is no, not today, but there is hope for the future. The only problem is will it get here quick enough to save the industry… Ok, here’s the argument for TiAM (Titanium Additive Manufacturing); you have two factories, one in China, one in Australia. There’s 10 TiAM Machines,…

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Autodesk Releases Inventor 2015 Beta

Autodesk Releases Features in Inventor that are Long Time Coming It’s Beta time for Autodesk Inventor users and what a release it is! What’s it got? The NDA says I can’t tell you, you’ll have to go here to download it. What I can say is that Autodesk are making it better with not just enhancements but new technology and better…

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