I had honestly been hoping that Autodesk's Revit 'development' department would collapse under the weight of it's own faggotry before it managed to to shit out a 2015 release of Revit, but it appears as if they are still going strong.
Let's get right to it shall we?
First is this guy's list: http://revitrants.blogspot.com/
He seems to be less than enthusiastic about the offerings - mainly because most of them are so far overdue that the library is garnishing their paycheck. Railing/ramp/stair tools? (not that I give a fuck), text tools?, worksharing improvements?
A few sound useful - double-click to deactivate view (whoop-de-doo), text definitely needed help (now we get to see how badly they fucked up while reinventing the fucking wheel), revision clouds (definitely sucked badly - we'll see), and of course 'Sketchy Lines' (more on that in a minute).
It's the old trick of not releasing fixes for the many known problems your software has because doing so would be a de-facto admission that your software was fucked up. The way this guy finishes his rundown by expressing the belief that Autodesk actually had some major feature upgrades/additions planned but is 'withholding these (unnamed) features until they are finished' is just fucking sad.
It's not unlike watching the victim in an abusive relationship (not to downplay the seriousness of such abuse), but the same tell-tale signs are there. Making excuses: 'Revit only forces me to waste time doing unnecessary work to accomplish the same task because it loves me!', and displaying false hope: 'I just know that someday Revit will go back to rehab, kick the habit, and then magical rainbows and sparkle ponies will shoot out of my ass! You'll see!!!'
Next up is this bloke: http://www.cadlinecommunity.co.uk/Blogs/Blog.aspx?ScoId=cf9f3cac-1748-4f84-a025-07968741c658
As the last guy said, the majority of these improvements seem to be related to structural engineering, but this is where I noticed the first mention of 'Trim/Extend Multiple Elements". I would like to tattoo that shit on the forehead of the cocksucker who was giving shit to the guy asking about how to do just that (rather than admitting that Revit is flawed).
And now - without further delay - a first look at 'sketchy lines': http://static.autodesk.net/dc/content/dam/autodesk/www/products/autodesk-revit-family/images/screenshots/2015/sketchy-lines-large-1152x647.jpg
When I was first told about this 'feature' I envisioned it as a possible way to differentiate between what information in a model had actually been reviewed and what was still 'sketchy' so you would know whether or not you should waste your time. Silly me - in reality it's basically the equivalent of a filter that makes your shitty fucking Revit shit look even shittier (maybe this was intentional - making the standard shit look less shitty by comparison).
Seriously - the fact that this even shows up as a 'feature' is the equivalent of stenciling a giant hand with it's middle finger extended on the moon in order to show people just how little of a fuck Autodesk gives about the people who actually have to use their bullshit software to produce drawings.
There is a list of requests a mile fucking long for shit to be included into Revit (half are ignored because they would actually improve the software, and thereby show that it is inherently flawed - the other half are ignored because they would take effort to implement).
Then there is this guy:
Equally boring list - but with an excellent set of comments from frustrated, disappointed, semi-homicidal motherfuckers shooting Autodesk directly in the face for having the sack to call this sad collection of bullshit an 'update'.
Amusingly - the only thing I even found related to my field (out of the 4-5 items related to MEP - one of which is to 'calculate pressure drop') was "Electrical API enhancements - Create wires, add/modify wire properties and remove vertices" (whatever the fuck that means).
If anybody runs across a more comprehensive list of updated items that are specific to Electrical Engineering, I would appreciate it. I'm not expecting anything earth-shattering (or even earth-puncturing) though.
I would derive a great amount of pleasure from watching those responsible for this affront against all that is good and productive in this world suffer as these lists are read off to them. Each word a reminder of when they had a chance to bring their customers a functional set of software, but instead chose the way of pain.
To even start to make up for the hell that they hath wrought - the first thing you would have to see upon installing the 2015 update would be an apology: 'We at Autodesk sincerely apologize for our incompetence, please accept this free upgrade as a small token of our appreciation for the obscene amount of money we have taken in exchange for software that is so shitty that it makes you question your faith in the human race.'
Instead, they will be cracking open the champagne and celebrating another successful release - here's hoping it crashes, permanently corrupts every existing Revit file, and then promptly burns out the processor cores on every motherfucking computer it gets installed on!
Fuck Autodesk, Fuck 'Revit 2015', and FUCK REVITARDS!!!