Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Revit MEP 2011 Update 2 – September 2010

Revit MEP Update 2 – September 2010

Important Note:
Update 2 is not a full install; rather it is using service pack technology similar to AutoCAD®- based products. Prior to installing the Update 2, please verify that you have already installed the First Customer Ship build of Autodesk Revit MEP 2011 which is available below.


Update Enhancement List
Improvements made in Update 2 build (20100903_2115):


Autodesk® Revit® MEP 2011 Enhancements
  • The list of supported video cards and drivers has been updated.
  • Improves stability when opening a recovery file.
  • Improves the selection of the proper fire damper size when inserted into an oval duct.
  • Remembers the last justification when adding duct from the draw duct option within the right click menu.
  • Corrects the creation of a small duct segment when a reducer is inserted due to a change in duct size.
  • Improves stability when dragging a duct end to the connection point of hosted equipment.
  • Improves the automatic joining of Cabletrays.
  • Corrects the value produced for a calculated value column within Panel Schedules and Demand Factors.
  • Allows the load value of a spare within a panel schedule to be editable.
  • Corrects the display of Wire Size and Type properties to be “—“ for spares in panel schedule.
  • Corrects the unit formatting of cells within the Load Summary of a Panel Schedule.
  • Corrects the display of circuit number on wire tag when using circuit naming By Phase.
  • Improves snapping an adapter to sprinklers when inserted from the project browser.
  • Corrects the Air Changes per Hour calculation when running a heating cooling load analysis.
  • Improves the connections produced by Routing Solution layouts of pipe or duct.
  • Improves consistency of adding pipe, duct, conduit and cabletray when snapping to non-MEP elements.
Autodesk® Revit® Platform 2011 Enhancements

  • Improves stability when locking of constraints within families.
  • Improves stability when modifying the properties of an element.
  • Ensures „Select All Instances‟ when used on viewports within a sheet does select all the viewports.
  • Improves stability when using the “Create Form” tool when In-Place edit a mass.
  • Improves stability when using “Complex” complexity mode during gbXML Export.
  • Corrects glazing area when using “Simple” complexity mode during gbXML Export.
  • Improves stability when editing element Phase inside a group.
  • Improves consistency of the ifcflowsegment and ifcflowfitting properties during a re-export to IFC.
  • Improves stability when exporting to AutoCad 2000 DWG files.
  • Improves stability during export to DWG files when exporting a view with a linked DWG in "new layers for overrides" mode.
  • Improves stability after switching location within the InfoCenter settings
  • Improves stability of InfoCenter when logged into Revit with a double byte username.
  • Improves stability when selecting materials from within the materials dialog.
  • Improves stability when switching between views
  • Improves visibility of manually applied hidden lines during printing and exporting of Structural Hidden Lines views
  • Improves performance when using spinner control in the Decal Types dialog.
  • Improves stability when selecting array elements from within the Reveal Hidden Elements display mode.
  • Improves stability when finishing Sketch mode.
  • Improves stability when selecting a reference plane within the conceptual mass editor.
  • Improves stability when launching multiple sessions of Revit.
  • Corrects shadow casting of linked RVT files when in realistic display mode.
  • Improves stability when dragging sun.
  • Improves stability when upgrading Revit 2010 project file.
  • Corrects color of masked regions when rendered in Consistent Color display mode.
Autodesk® Revit® 2011 API Enhancements

  • Setting formula for Manufacturer/Type Comments as string no longer throws an exception.
  • Improves consistency between User Interface and API when using Family Type count
  • Improves the consistency of maintaining the preview image when Save/SaveAs.
  • Improves the consistency of creating the detail curve when the view’s detail sketch plane is not located where expected within the database.
  • Improves detail curve creation when the view does not have an implicit sketch plane.
  • MEP API: Cabletray Connector Angle property no longer throws an exception when rotating a cabletray.
  • MEP API: The following Electrical Parameter Types have been exposed to DB.ParameterType:
    • CABLETRAY_SIZE
    • LOADCLASSIFICATION
    • ELECTRICAL_TEMPERATURE
    • ELECTRICAL_DEMAND_FACTOR
    • CONDUIT_SIZE

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