Revealing ALL “Flavors” of Revit

I was recently asked about the other versions of Revit (oddly named “flavors”).  Revit used to come in Architecture, MEP and Structure. Then, Autodesk put them all together in a single product called Revit One (that may have actually been the pre-release name), which include all three products in one.  Eventually, the product was just called Revit.

The firm that I work for customize how Revit appears to users to just show the Architecture features.  I got a question recently by a new hire to the firm I work for asking how to reveal the other versions.  The steps below explain how to do it:

  1. Click the Revit application button (otherwise known as, “the big R” in the top-left corner), and then click the Options button.
  2. Next, click the User Interface option to the left and, to the right, you select the StructureSystem tab: mechanical toolsSystem tab: electrical tools and/or System tab: piping tools (Note: once you activate the first box, there are sub-tools that you can activate as well.  Some of which show up on the Annotate tab, and the rest of which show up on the Analyze tab).
  3. Then, click the OK button.

The tabs you selected will now show up.

Revit Application and Options Button  

On/Off for Structure, Mechanical, Electrical and Piping Tools

Revit Application and Options Button On/Off for Structure, Mechanical, Electrical and Piping Tools
 Structure Tab
Structure Tab
 Systems Tab
Systems Tab