Revit 2019.2 new features connect data, cloud, and customers

The Revit product team is very excited to announce the release of Revit 2019.2 — the latest version of Revit — to current subscribers.

Before we dive into Revit 2019.2 new features, here’s some background on how we determine what to include in each new release. We capture user feedback and requests via the interactive Revit Ideas page and maintain a public Revit Road Map that outlines the direction of Revit software development in three areas:

- Create: Creating models that capture design intent at a high degree of accuracy and detail is central to why you use Revit. Our goal is to help you create project data in all phases while engaging in a delightful, intuitive, and contextual experience.

- Optimize: Because you’re always striving to create better designs using the best possible tools, software development works to support both. We’re working on features and functionality that enable you to analyze, simulate, and iterate and pick the best design options. We’re optimizing software performance to help you work more productively and automate routine tasks so you can focus on the design. - Connect: With more multi-disciplinary collaboration and detailed design engineering done up front, we’re considering how you integrate teams and products. We support multidisciplinary project teams and tools that connect design to fabrication for structural steel and precast and that connect MEP modeling to fabrication.

So what are the Revit 2019.2 new features?

The Revit 2019.2 update reflects how Revit has evolved to more tightly connect you with your data and with others via the cloud and Autodesk BIM 360. We feel strongly that the future of design is inextricably connected to having BIM information in a data-centric cloud environment. With Autodesk BIM 360—a single platform that connects all project members and phases from design, to fabrication and pre-construction—project teams can access the right information at the right time. The direction of Revit development is to allow as many people as possible to participate in the BIM process and to improve your workflow and experience.


Several Revit 2019.2 new features provide easier access and a tighter integration with the BIM 360 platform to connect project teams, and create better multi-product workflows.

Cloud Models for Revit extends BIM 360 access

With a subscription to BIM 360 Design, multiple project team members can co-author Revit cloud models using Worksharing. We are excited to announce that you can now store non-Workshared models in a consistent way in the BIM 360 cloud platform. This is valuable for those cases where a model need not be workshared, and for individual users to store their data in the BIM 360 platform. Cloud Models for Revit is a new Revit 2019.2 feature and entitlement for Revit and Revit LT subscribers.

What’s the benefit of using cloud models? Revit models in BIM 360 are stored in a data format optimized for cloud storage and syncing. Cloud Models synchronize directly between BIM 360 and your desktop, facilitating faster and more efficient updates. That means no more uploading to share your projects with others. Extending the ability to work with this cloud-optimized format to individual users working on non-workshared models provides a consistent experience for all Revit users, including those using Revit LT, and makes it possible for the whole team to participate for better project delivery. For subscribers to BIM 360 Design, it’s a simple one-step action to make a Cloud Model a Workshared Cloud Model. Use tools like the BIM 360 Docs viewer to access data from anywhere and view and markup Revit models from any device.

Using cloud models is even easier now that you can navigate to and access your cloud models as they’re published to Revit Home, the new screen that opens when Revit starts, released with Revit 2019.1. If you are a subscriber to BIM 360 Design, you can now access and control publishing of both workshared and non-workshared cloud models all from Revit Home.

One click Revit version update with Cloud Model Upgrade

As if you need more convincing, here’s another reason to use cloud models. We all know updating existing projects from older versions of Revit to the latest release can be a painful process. Timed with the release of Revit 2019.2 we’re delivering a preview of Cloud Model Upgrade, an automated and reliable solution that –with the push of a button– lets Project Admins in BIM 360 update projects stored as cloud models to later versions of Revit. Currently this capability supports upgrading Workshared cloud models from Revit 2018.3 to Revit 2019 data format. Cloud Model Upgrade makes it easier to use Revit features and enhancements as soon as they are available without having to manually update existing projects in older versions of the software. The Cloud Model Upgrade feature is now available as a technical preview for BIM 360 project admins and covered by the Autodesk Terms of Use for Trial Features.

Connecting civil engineers and architects with site collaboration workflow

Site Collaboration, the Civil 3D terrain to Revit topography workflow introduced in Revit 2019.1, delivers an even better experience for sharing data across Autodesk tools. Using BIM 360 Document Management and Autodesk Desktop Connector, the workflow lets you link topography from Civil 3D into Revit. With Revit 2019