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New landscape features for Revit

BIM: Will your landscape software get you there?

CS ArtisanRV, the first web integrated landscape solution for Revit, is surging forward with new landscape features for Revit and developments to help you automate your landscape, saving you time, money and resources.  Our latest developments focus on growth, linear and area planting, with some exciting new functions beyond plants on the horizon.

Age and Grow

landscape features for revit 1

Add and age plants in your plans and schedules and grow by single planting (specimens), linear items (hedges & avenues), area planting (beds & woodland) or the entire model.

Linear and Area

landscape features for revit 2For Linear Planting, options are available to place planting as single species (e.g. an avenue of trees) or as a hedge. Area Planting can be applied to a floor, closed region, native Revit area or split topo.

Show and Adapt

landscape features for revit 3Modify and recalculate plant schedules based on ultimate height, ultimate spread or years to full growth.  View all instances of any plant type to modify individually.

View and Browse

display-plant-characteristicsView Single Object Properties and select planting in the model to display all the NPS information and characteristics.

Tag and Drag

tagging-option-1Tagging options enables users to define new label templates using a combination of free text and predefined parameters. Drag from the list of properties to edit, select or make default.

Help and Support

portalUse the CSD Portal to manage your account, reports, palettes and library and to contact CSD for individual support enquiries.  CS ArtisanRV now has an updated Help file with full details of all the functionality and features.

Coming Soon

You’ve seen the powerful features and potential of CS ArtisanRV for planting and softworks. Now imagine the impact this will have on reducing your workload when we unleash RV on other landscape elements in hardworks and groundworks.  We’ll be updating you very shortly on how you can begin to harness Revit as a platform for all your landscape plans, designs and schedules.


New year, new tools. Automate your landscape in Revit in 2016

Automating landscape in Revit in 2016 with CS ArtisanRV

We have heralded the New Year in 2016 with new extended utilities in our landscape software solution for Revit: CS Artisan RV.  Keen to find out more? We’ve a quick summary for you this month to help you make the switch to Revit and RV in 2016:

What’s new?

  • Now Autodesk Revit 2015 compatible
  • Shadow analysis
  • Smart ribbons and interfaces
  • Loadable planting families
  • Extended edge utilities
Autodesk Revit 2015 compatible

You spoke. We listened.  If you’re not quite ready to leap to Revit 2016 yet, you needn’t wait to get started with CS ArtisanRV.  You can now trial RV for Revit 2015. More RV features >

Introducing Shadow Analysis

Built to deliver specific requirements for users in the Middle East, with the new CS ArtisanRV, you can:

  • Measure and visualise the percentage of shade at defined times of the year or day
  • Specify the geo-location anywhere in the world and design with the corresponding sun positioning
  • Generate shadows for 4D plantings – that’s 3D PLUS plant growth over time
  • Define sun ray resolution for speed or accuracy – from default 400,000 rays

The new CS ArtisanRV shadow analysis eliminates up to 2 weeks of manual calculations, automating this to a matter of minutes.  Tell me more about RV>>

Smart Ribbons and Interfaces

All ArtisanRV commands are simply executable from the Artisan Ribbon.

smart ribbon
And for planting, this means you can create, build palettes, edit and substitute, age, size and plant areas and lines at the click of a button. Tell me more about RV>>
planting commands

loadable planting familiesLoadable Plant Families

Planting is placed as loadable Revit Families created on the fly using Type + Instance parameters. A plant is constrained by its species/variety as well as its ultimate height, spread, years to maturity etc.  With CS ArtisanRV, you unleash the power of the National Plant Specification and can apply these specs individually, per species/variety and/or as part of a mix, area or length. Tell me more about RV>>

Extended Edge Utilities

edge-and-alignWe’ve added tools to align Topo with Floor, Floor to Topo, Floor Surface with Floor Surface and to match Floor Edges. Generally these tools are used to continue a surface and prevent ‘voids’ in your model. Tell me more about RV>>
Ready to take the plunge into an automated landscape in 2016?  Download your free trial of CS Artisan RV and start your #YearofBIM journey with CS Design Software.
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