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Revit 2015 R2 Dimension API Demonstration

 

These are some of the main themes addressed by this release of the Revit product. You will recognise them from previous years as well:

 

  • Construction Modeling and detailing solutions for construction and fabrication
  • Analysis + Simulation Predicting building performance and behavior
  • Scalability Supporting projects and teams of any size and complexity
  • Interoperability Leveraging the Autodesk portfolio and industry standards
  • Productivity Providing increased value for existing customers

 

These product themes obviously strongly influence the API development as well.

 

Now we turn to the main two aspects of interest to application developers: application porting, discussing changes affecting existing applications, and the exciting area of all the new API features added in this release.

 

New Features + API: Here are the opportunities for new automation and customization, lots of potential for improvements to existing add-ins. The trend to 'eating our own dog food' is continued...

 

Scalability Graphics Consolidation:

 

  • Optimized graphics for repeated materials
  • Similar Elements drawn together
  • Increased View drawing performance
  • Graphics is a rich field for performance improvement and hundreds of tests are run constantly.

 

Scalability|Performance Improvements:

 

  • Optimized family handling in memory
  • Improved geometry handling
  • Regeneration optimizations Note that individual developers are named in the images presented here. The long-term family separation project is included in this release, so model open and workset test are slowed down. One long-term target is to provide multi-processor support for regeneration.

 

Productivity | Sketchy Lines: New visualizations in standard Views. Modify Sketchy Lines visibility in Views using the View methods GetSketchyLines and SetSketchyLines. Jitter etc. is adjustable.

 

Revit 2015 R2 Dimension API Demonstration