Thursday, October 01, 2009

New Service Pack 2 for Revit MEP 2010

Dave Pothier the Product Manager for Revit MEP has posted on Inside the System that Update 2 for Autodesk Revit MEP 2010 is now available at

I have pasted the Update Enhancement List from the readmer PDF below.

Improvements made in Update 2 build (20090917_1515):
Autodesk® Revit® MEP 2010 Enhancements
 Wire length in the Circuit Properties dialog will now display “Not Computed” for the wire length when a
panel has not yet been assigned to a circuit.
 The calculation of complex space volumes for heating and cooling loads has been improved.
 Panel and circuit information can now be displayed in a mechanical equipment schedule.
 Improved the ability to swap one type of pipe or duct accessory for another type of pipe or duct
 When use of the Split tool on a duct segment creates a union, the union is no longer automatically
deleted when a new duct is connected to the union.
 Improvement of a duct segment centerline alignment when rotated in an elevation view.
 Windows and doors set as demolished will no longer appear in a gbXml export.
 Improved stability when copying elements from one family to another in the Family Editor.
 When the Create Similar tool is used for a sloped pipe, the slope is now properly maintained for the
new pipe.
Autodesk® Revit® Platform 2010 Enhancements
 Annotation objects no longer disappear when panning a view that spans two monitors.
 Improves stability when switching between Autodesk Revit Architecture 2010 software and Google
Earth™ software.
 Improves the modification behavior of hosted sweeps (i.e. gutters) attached to joined roofs.
 Improves stability and performance when modifying walls.
 Improvements to shared nested families.
 Improves stability when modifying masses.
 Improves design option rules adherence for walls in different design options and worksets .
 Family and type information can now be read in Autodesk® 3ds Max® software from an FBX® file
exported from a non-English version of Autodesk Revit Architecture 2010.
 Improves stability when adding views to sheets.
 Improves stability when making a design option primary.
 Improves stability of printing views in wireframe mode.
 Shadows will no longer be cropped when a view is printed or exported to a DWF™ file.
 Subscription notifications are now available from InfoCenter.
 Improves stability when reading IFC files.
 Improves stability when opening a project with an inserted TIF image and when importing a TIF image.
 ViewCube® navigation tool and the navigation bar will now display correctly after unlocking the
 Improves stability when removing panels from the ribbon.
 Improves stability when cancelling a move, delete or copy command.
 Improves performance of view renaming and the Workset dialog.
 Mass floor schedules will now update when a level is renamed.
 A form element that has a divided surface applied to it will now be correctly generated after a copy,
paste, or move.
 Improves stability when exporting to DWG.
 Dimension and spot elevation values will now display correctly in a dependent view.

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