My 5 Favorite New Core Features in Autodesk Revit 2023

The Autodesk development team has added a lot of new features to make designing easier. With the release of Autodesk Revit 2023, there are some exciting enhancements and features. A few core features that stood out to me are highlighted below, but trust me, there are plenty more wonderful enhancements to explore. 

Feature #1: View Placement on Sheet Status Icon 
The box to the left of the view name indicates if that view has been placed on a sheet. 

  • A box that’s filled in indicates that the view is on a sheet. 

  • A white (empty) box indicates that the view is not on a sheet. 

  • A half-filled box indicates that the view is partially placed on a sheet (for example, in the case where a schedule has multiple views because of the schedule’s length). 

 

 


Feature #2: Positioning for Import/Link CAD Files  
This feature allows you to place a link or import a CAD file at a horizontal reference plane. This feature will come in handy when you are working with shared coordinates, which is covered in our Site Planning and Design guide. 

 

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Feature #3: Swapping Views on Sheets 
You can reduce the time it takes to create new sheets, as well as modify the views that are placed on a sheet. 

  • When swapping views, you cannot select a view that is already placed on a sheet. You will need to first remove the view from its sheet and then swap the view. 

 

  • Alternatively, with the viewport selected, in Properties, in the Identity Data section, change the View on the sheet by expanding the parameter’s drop-down list and selecting a different view. 

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Feature #4: Active Controls and Dimensions  
This feature lets you turn off controls and temporary dimensions when you have multiple elements selected. Using this feature makes viewing the selected elements easier. 

 

Feature #5: Filter by Sheet  

Setting this feature within the schedule’s properties allows you to place a schedule on a sheet containing a viewport, and the schedule will automatically filter the content that pertains to the view. For example, a door schedule is placed on a sheet that has the Floor 1 plan view. The schedule will filter to only display the information for Floor 1’s doors. 

 

To learn more about ASCENT and what we can offer, visit our website: https://www.ascented.com/.  

 

About the Author

Cherisse Biddulph

Learning Content Developer<br><br>Cherisse is an Autodesk Certified Professional for Revit as well as an Autodesk Certified Instructor. She brings over 19 years of industry, teaching, and technical support experience to her role as a Learning Content Developer with ASCENT. With a passion for design and architecture, she received her Associates of Applied Science in Architectural Drafting and Design with a four-year core curriculum in Interior Design and has worked in the industry assisting firms with their CAD management and software implementation needs as they modernize to a Building Information Modeling (BIM) design environment. Cherisse continues to expand her knowledge in the ever evolving AEC industry and the software used to support it.

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