As usual from the last few years, expect to download your install file from Autodesk sometime early April (2nd week is the guess at the moment) with media copies sent out on request a month or so afterwards
So what are the Revit Structure 2012 new/top features??
So in reality, for structural users we have some enhancements to the Analytical model & to Rebar tools
But IMO the enhancements to the platform in general are highlights for structural users
Some highlights for me:
Lock 3D views & 3D tagging
A new button down on the the view control bar, there will be a button to lock the current 3D view orientation. This will then activate annotation in the 3D view. The view can be unlocked, but annotation will then disappear in the view
Reinforcement can be hosted to Generic Models & Structural Connections
Analytical model Enhancements
Much more control over the analytical model, including the ability to easily turn off the analytical model for selected elements. And better built in checking of the model prior to exporting
Assemblies will allow you to take selections of elements which you can then tag & schedule as one assembly There are also built in tools to quickly document assembly components.
Create Parts/Divide Model
This could be a great new feature, we will be able to divide singular elements into unique parts while still retaining its relationship to the main element. Think multilayered walls where you simply need to divide one layer of the wall
Void family enhancements
Families with voids can now cut multiple instances, even of different categories!
Can now be linked into a project as an overlay in the background
Manage Links Dialog
Finally, Revit Links can be before CAD links!
Dimension setting Enhancements
Some neat new features like ghosting when selecting objects in 3D view
More details as they arrive!