Revit 2016 R2 Subscription Release

Last month Autodesk announced the new Revit 2016 R2 (formerly known as Revit Sunrise). It can now be loaded using Autodesk Accounts or via Autodesk Application Manager.

This subscription only Revit 2016 R2 delivers user-requested features that add capabilities, enhances software performance, improves user productivity, and addresses issues reported directly to Autodesk.

Some highlights include Global Parameters, which brings the power of parametric families into the project environment to better capture design intent, and Draw Visible Elements Only which improves performance when working with complex models by using Occlusion Culling.

Other key improvements delivered by Revit 2016 R2 are:

  • Family Element Visibility Setting (Family Editor)
  • Thermal Zoning (Analysis)
  • Enhanced Revit Links
  • Cancel Multi Sheet Print or Export
  • View Filter UI Improvements
  • Revision Enhancement
  • Isolate Solids/Voids with Filter Tool (Family Editor)
  • Per User RVT Link Unload
  • Improved Project Browser
  • Name Reference Plane
  • Autodesk Raytracer
  • Railing Preview
  • View Underlay and Orientation Improvements (descriptive language)
  • Enabled Copy Paste in Perspective Views
  • Choice to Select Wall Join Type (behaviour) during Wall Creation
  • Fabrication Part Modelling Enhancement
  • Electrical Design Enhancements
  • Mechanical Design Enhancements

Autodesk Revit 2016 R2 new features Youtube preview link

Read Revit 2016 R2 Frequently Asked Questions

Autodesk Desktop Subscription Promotion

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  • Cloud Services
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Did you know?

After January 31, 2016, new perpetual licenses of most individual Autodesk products will not be available for purchase.

* Advertised discounts refer to SRP before and after the promotion. SRP is Autodesk’s suggested retail price (excluding GST, freight, handling and other taxes) for the specified product in your region.SRP is used for reference purposes only as the actual retail price is determined by your reseller. Actual savings may vary. Offer is available from 7 November 2015 through 22 January 2016 to customers located in Australia, New Zealand. Full product list, details and restrictions at Cannot be combined with Major Account pricing, Government pricing, Employee Purchase program or any other discounts. Offer available from participating resellers only. Resellers are independent and free to set their own prices. Reseller prices may vary. Please consult your local Autodesk reseller for further details. A list of Autodesk resellers can be found at ** All Subscription benefits may not be available for all products or services in all languages and/or geographies. Subscription programs are subject to the applicable Autodesk Subscription terms and conditions and/or Autodesk Terms of Service Autodesk, the Autodesk logo, AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT, Inventor, Infraworks, Maya and 3ds Max are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders. Autodesk reserves the right to alter product and services offerings, and specifications and pricing at any time without notice, and is not responsible for typographical or graphical errors that may appear in this document. © 2015 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved.


How does Autodesk’s transition to Desktop Subscription effect you?

Over the next few years Autodesk will be transitioning new software purchases to Subscription based options only.

Autodesk’s recent advice on this transition seems to have caused confusion for some.


How does Desktop Subscription effect you?

  1. For users with perpetual licenses with current Maintenance Subscription, the existing process will remain unchanged.
    Subscription benefits for perpetual licenses will continue as long as subscription is current for the foreseeable future.
    Crossgrades to Suite products (eg AutoCAD to Building Design Suite) will still be available.
  1. For users with perpetual licenses without Maintenance Subscription, upgrades to current versions are no longer available.
  1. Users will be able to purchase perpetual licenses of certain products until the dates outlined below.
    Only Desktop Subscription licenses will be available for these products after these dates.
    Exceptions are the Design and Entertainment Creation Suites which will be available as perpetual or desktop subscription licenses.


What are the benefits of Desktop Subscription?

Desktop Subscription gives you access to Autodesk software – the same full version you get with a perpetual license – but with a flexible, pay-as-you-go approach for a software budget that’s easier to manage.

Low cost of entry and access to the latest tools make it easy to ramp up/scale down according to changing business needs.

Features include:

  • Annual, quarterly and monthly Desktop Subscription is available across the product range, including suites.
  • Desktop Subscription licenses will provide the same functionality as perpetual licenses, and in a network environment will be able to extend the number of networked licenses being shared from the network server.
  • Previous version use will be provided.


When will purchase of perpetual licenses cease?

  1. On June 7, 2015, Autodesk discontinued the sale of new perpetual licenses for the LT family of products: AutoCAD LT, Revit LT, AutoCAD Revit LT Suite, Inventor LT, AutoCAD Inventor LT Suite …
  2. From January 31, 2016, Autodesk will discontinue the sale of new perpetual licenses of most non-suite versions of products such as AutoCAD, AutoCAD Electrical, AutoCAD Mechanical, Revit Architecture, Inventor,  …
  3. From July 31, 2016, Autodesk will discontinue the sale of new perpetual licenses of most Design and Creation Suites such as AutoCAD Design Suite, Building Design Suite, Product Design Suite, Entertainment Creation Suite,  …


Sample pricing:

Product                    Perpetual     + MSubs                   DTSubs(A)       DTSubs(Q)      DTSubs(M)
AutoCAD LT                      1775              275                                530                    200                      65
AutoCAD Revit LT Suite  2375              335                                710                    265                      90
AutoCAD                            5925              860                             2370                    890                    295
BDSPremium                     9600            1440                             3840                  1440                    480

MSubs – annual maintenance subscription

DTSubs – desktop subscription (A – annual, Q – quarterly, M – monthly)


More information about subscription changes


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Digital Vision Designs is pleased to announce a merger with Civil Survey Solutions.


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David Hind, based in Hobart, will continue to work with all Tasmanian customers providing the personal account management you have experienced over the past years. David can be contacted at and 0417 502 402.