Autodesk Revit MEP 2023: Learning Guide Updates

March 24, 2023 Cherisse Biddulph

With the 2023 release of Autodesk Revit, there were some handy features added to the software that can help improve users’ workflows. In this blog, I want to share which updates have been added to the 2023 release of ASCENT’s Autodesk Revit: Fundamentals for MEP guide (and where to find them), along with some changes I made to the order of the chapters and to the practice files. 


Autodesk Revit 2023: Fundamentals for MEP added content for the following Autodesk feature updates:  

  • Activate Controls with multiple element selection (p. 5-18) 
  • Control print order (p. 13-29) 
  • Filter by sheet for schedules (p. 15-33) 
  • Link FormIt files p. (2-4) 
  • Link/import CAD files to reference plane (p. 2-4) 
  • Link/import OBJ and STL files (p. 2-4) 
  • Measure in 3D views (p. 5-21) 
  • PDF icon on the Quick Access Toolbar (p. 1-8) 
  • Project Browser icons for views on sheets (p. 1-20) 
  • Saved placement setting for work plane-based families (p. 4-25) 
  • Swap views on a sheet (p. 13-9) 
  • 2023.1 New Enhancement: Split with Gap MEP elements (p. 5-73)  

(Click here to read more about the Revit 2023 updates.) 


Autodesk Revit 2023: Fundamentals for MEP changes:  

  • The chapters in the first section were reworked to present a smoother workflow: starting with an introduction to Revit, then moving into how to start a project (including linking and importing files), creating levels and grids, and working with views. The first section then ends with an in- depth look at Revit families and the basics of sketching and modifying tools.
  • Thanks to customer feedback, Chapter 2 now includes the basics of how to create and modify grids in an MEP project based off an architectural linked CAD file.  


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  • Revit MEP families and template files that are needed for the practices have been added to the practice files folder. This is due in part to the Revit content libraries not being installed with the installation, but it also makes it easier for users to have everything they need to complete the course without additional installations.
  • Chapter 4 covers the different types of families, working with and modifying families, and loading and creating additional family types in a project.