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Top 5 Reasons to Upgrade to Revit 2022 for Structure

Allen LevyApril 8th, 2021

With the release of Revit 2022 comes new features! Below are a list of my top 5 reasons why you should upgrade to Revit 2022 for Structure.

1. Rebar Placement by Two Points

In Revit 2022, you can place rebars of exact dimensions—aligned to any reference in the project—with just 2 clicks.  This reduces the number of steps needed to create bars accurately and precisely.  This feature is huge for rebar modeling, and it is a real game-changer for rebar detailers working in Revit.  This new method of placing rebar improves Revit's ease of use and your productivity in modeling reinforced concrete details, both cast-in-place and precast.

2. Move Rebar in a Set

Revit 2022 improves rebar modeling and detailing for structural engineers and detailers, making it easier for you to move from disconnected CAD workflows to BIM, enabling you to model and detail faster and more accurately.
  • You can now move or 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.
  • There is no need to split a set into multiple sets or to remove path and area reinforcement systems-workflows that were complex and time-consuming.
  • Multiple sets or systems can be edited at the same time.
This new feature will significantly improve your efficiency and productivity in modeling accurate reinforcement in cast-in-place and precast concrete structures.

3. Rebar Performance Improvements

An added rebar bonus for the 2022 release is found in Revit, which comes with improved rebar performance in 2D views when zooming, panning when the regeneration happens.

These performance improvements are noticeable when displaying rebar in any 2D views at Fine detail.  In testing of “problematic” 2D views, the regeneration time dropped from minutes to literally 3-4 seconds, Revit 2022 offers better rebar performance than ever before.

4. Infrastructure Enhancements

In Revit 2022, 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). These families can host rebar, can be defined as cuttable in views, can be scheduled and tagged, and so on.

Revit 2022 also provides small 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
These enhancements offer improved capabilities and flexibility for infrastructure workflows in Revit 2022.

5. Show Wall Core Only in Plan Views

In past releases, it was time consuming to hide the non-core layers of walls on plan views.  Revit 2022 introduces a parameter to help you display only the wall core layers quickly and easily.

In the Visibility/Graphics dialog box, deselect the new Non-Core Layers option available under Walls to display a simplified representation of walls in your 2D views.  Wall layers located between the core boundaries of the wall assembly will remain visible.  This feature improves your productivity by helping you quickly create easier-to-read plan views in Revit.

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