What’s New in Revit 2021.1 for Architects

Revit 2021.1 has now arrived with new features and upgrades to extend capabilities while reducing friction on BIM projects. Additions include Dynamo for Revit 2.6, many new Dynamo nodes, and new Generative Design in Revit sample studies. Better interoperability with Autodesk FormIt Pro® and STL export.

Automation and Computation

Dynamo 2.6 for Revit and many new nodes

Dynamo 2.6 for Revit introduces new features like the Documentation Browser, as well as faster performance. Many new nodes are provided, e.g. Path of Travel, Generative Design, and new platform categories for automating design across all disciplines.

New sample studies for Generative Design in Revit

Use Grid, Stepped Grid, and Randomize Object Placement sample studies to create and validate room layout design alternatives.

Interoperability and Data Exchange

FormIt Converter in Revit Enhancements

Transfer complex curved geometry and material overrides seamlessly and accurately from FormIt Pro to Revit in early-stage design.

Import and export enhancements

Import SAT, Rhino, and Sketchup 2020 files with high fidelity to source information. Export STL files natively from Revit.

Improved view switching

A new view switching dialogue in the Options menu makes it easier to navigate between tabbed views.

User profile improvements

Customize the Revit interface at setup by assigning a user profile with better options for job role and discipline.

Cloud model upgrade in BIM 360 Design

Easily upgrade BIM360 Design cloud models from earlier model versions (2018+) to Revit 2021.

Reset shared coordinates

By popular demand, easily reset shared coordinates for all linked project files to default settings

Acquire Coordinates Notification

A new notification dialogue clarifies successful coordinate acquisition from linked models and flags duplicate model instances.

Authors: Sasha Crotty, Harlan Brumm, Ian Molloy, Pawel Piechnik, Dan Peticila, Martin Schmid, Gernot Jeromin, and David Smolker