Whats new in Revit 2021.1 – New Generative Design examples


What’s new in Revit 2021.1 – New Generative Design examples

Every year Autodesk releases the new version around March/April and then a couple of months after they release an update. This is now called a ‘point’ update meaning it’s a 2020.1 version. In this blog, we’ll be outlining one of the features.

New Generative Design examples


Although the Generative Design system was implemented in 2021 some new examples have been added. One of them is the Randomize object Placement. This can be used for various workflows but I’ve just shown how to add a couple of desks randomly in a room.


In Revit, I created 4 walls and a floor. I added a Room item and room tag to the area. Then a desk. The Generative Design tools are situated on the Manage ribbon tab as shown below. I started the Randomised Object Placement example.

It then requires you to Select a Room, Select an object ( I select the desk), and any Objects that obstruct the layout. ( I selected the 4 walls)  Note that once you select the Objects make sure you select the “Finish” button on the left of the screen, under the ribbon as shown. Once you have selected all the items involved select the number of solutions ( I select 3) and click the Generate button at the bottom.

Once the script has completed the number of solutions appears and you can select one. Then select the Create button at the bottom.


The result is created and I can see the desks are placed randomly inside the room.


This and other tools are welcome additions and can be used in multiple applications, from desk placements to tree placements, etc. Please use the same workflow and try the other examples too.

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