NEWS: Autodesk LIVE rebrands to Autodesk Revit Live

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New 1.7 release also boasts 20% performance boost and support for Revit LT

Autodesk Revit Live is the new name for Autodesk LIVE, the cloud-based design viz service that transforms Revit models into ‘game engine’ and VR experiences in a few clicks.

The standout new feature of the new 1.7 release is Level of Detail geometry generation and material instancing, which Autodesk says results in a 20% performance improvement for users when working with large models [e.g. a hospital complex] and virtual reality.

Image courtesy of Igor Macedo Barros Bahiense, Autodesk Revit Live beta tester and student

The new release offers support for Revit LT (it was previously available only for users of Revit). Custom building materials are also now supported in Revit Live, giving customers greater flexibility to create unique visualisations.

Meanwhile read our review of Autodesk LIVE 1.6, where we get hands on with the software in VR using the HTC Vive

Image courtesy of Igor Macedo Barros Bahiense, Autodesk Revit Live beta tester and student
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Image courtesy of Igor Macedo Barros Bahiense, Autodesk Revit Live beta tester and student
Image courtesy of Igor Macedo Barros Bahiense, Autodesk Revit Live beta tester and student

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