Recently some users are reporting that the Release 2 (R2) installer for Revit 2016 (included in the Building Design Suites) are not in the Product Updates section of Manage.Autodesk.com, but the Revit Architecture (and Structure and MEP) one is.
It also does not show up if you filter for it under the Building Design Suite in Products and Services.
The fix for this issue is to search for it by going through the following process:
Once logged into Autodesk Account, search for the Design Suite which you have a subscription contract. ie: Building Design Suite Premium
Select the Downloads link for the desired Design Suite.
Revit 2016 added a second rendering engine - Autodesk Raytracer. When rendering with this option, you can use the Coarse Poche Material (and have it use the color for the rendered image). Previously when using the NVIDIA® mental ray engine the poche cut pattern color would not be displayed. Example process below:
Open a 3D view > click Edit Type from the Properties
Locate the Coarse Poche Material parameter > click in the cell … button to open the material browser and modify the material Graphics > Cut Pattern settings for Pattern and Color (pattern needs to be set to Solid Fill) > OK
Set your 3D view to Detail Level > Coarse
Enable the 3D Section Box > adjust so it cuts some model geometry > you should see the color and solid fill pattern you specified
View > Render. For Engine, specify Autodesk Raytracer
Click Render. For the elements cut by the section box (and displaying the poche pattern / color) they should be rendered that way. The realistic visual style should also show the coarse poche material
For this example when the view is cut by the section box and rendered, the color \ solid fill pattern still displays:
This enhancement falls under small but powerful (and frequently requested from customers).
Previously multiple object style subcategories could be selected, but not deleted. You still had to delete them one by one (which could be problematic if you had hundreds or thousands you wanted to cleanup).
With the release of Revit 2016 R2 it is now possible to both select multiple object style subcategories and delete them:
It is important to keep in mind the underlying logic has not changed (for example you still can’t delete hard-coded object style subcategories). If you select some subcategories you can delete and some you cannot - the option to delete will still be unavailable. Revit will still warn on attempted deletion - now giving a total count for multiple subcategories.
But for user or family created object styles, or for all of those imported object subcategories you want to quickly cleanup - this could save some serious clicks. This functionality is available in both the project and family environment.