Release news Naviate for Revit

Naviate Fabrication April Release 2024.4.1

Release news for Naviate Fabrication. Highlights includes new Modeling features; Auto Break, Disconnect, Kick 90, Reroute and Slope.

New! Modeling Features

Auto Break Command

Introducing the Auto Break command to Naviate Fabrication for Revit, a transformative feature designed to optimize fabrication workflows. This command automates the insertion of union fittings at specified intervals along MEP runs, available in both 2D and 3D views for ultimate flexibility.

Key Feature:

  • Automatic Union Insertion: Places union fittings at user-defined distances, streamlining the MEP run segmentation process.


  • Enhanced Efficiency: Dramatically reduces manual effort and time in detailing MEP runs by automating union placement.
    Precision in Fabrication: Ensures accurate and consistent spacing of unions, aligning with fabrication requirements.
    Adaptable to Any Project: Whether in 2D or 3D, single or multiple segments, this feature adapts to the project's specific needs.

The Auto Break command is tailored for fabrication professionals seeking to enhance productivity and precision in Revit-based projects.

Disconnect Command

Now in Fabrication the Disconnect command enhances Naviate Fabrication for Revit by allowing users to easily separate two connected Fabrication elements. Accessible in both 2D and 3D views, this feature streamlines modifications to Fabrication services by enabling quick disconnections.


  • Simplified Adjustments: Directly disconnect fittings or segments, facilitating changes without affecting the entire run.
  • Flexible Application: Use across different views, enhancing workflow efficiency.

Kick 90 Command

The Kick 90 command, now part of Naviate Fabrication for Revit, provides a solution to connect two different elevation MEP runs at a 90-degree angle, incorporating a user-specified rotation. It's applicable to round fabrication segments, ensuring precise and quick elbow placements.



  • Custom Angle Connection: Offers both standard and custom angles, ensuring versatility in MEP system design.
  • Streamlined Design Process: Automates the process of connecting MEP runs that are perpendicular but not co-planar, saving time and reducing manual calculations.

Reroute Under/Over & Around Commands

Incorporated into Fabrication: The Reroute Under/Over and Around commands have been moved to support fabrication workflows in Revit. These tools allow users to navigate obstacles by offsetting and reconnecting ductwork, pipes, or conduits with precision, using specified angles and vertical or horizontal offsets. Suitable for use in 3D views, these commands facilitate complex routing scenarios.


  • Obstacle Navigation: Easily reroute MEP elements around physical constraints within a model.
  • Customizable Routing: Both commands offer flexibility through user-defined offsets and angles, adapting to various installation requirements.

New! Modeling - Slope

Slope Command

New to Fabrication Workflows: The Slope command introduces a straightforward method to apply slope to fabrication ductwork and conduits directly within Revit. This tool simplifies the process of ensuring proper drainage or fall in piping systems, crucial for effective MEP design.


  • Efficient Slope Application: Quickly add slope to ducts and conduits, improving workflow and productivity.
  • Enhanced Design Accuracy: Ensures precise slope settings for effective fluid or air flow, essential in MEP systems.

These updates to Naviate Fabrication for Revit are designed to enhance the efficiency and precision of fabrication workflows, offering tools that simplify the design and adjustment of MEP systems.

Enhanced Modeling Features

Accessory Align Command

Upgraded for Comprehensive Use: The "Coupling Align" command has been upgraded to "Accessory Align," expanding its capabilities to encompass all Fabrication Parts within Naviate Fabrication for Revit. This enhancement allows for the quick and accurate alignment of parallel accessories, not limited to couplings but inclusive of a broader range of fabrication components.


  • Enhanced Precision: Ensure accessories within your MEP systems are perfectly aligned, enhancing both the aesthetic and functional quality of installations.
  • Efficiency in Design: Simplifies the alignment process, saving valuable time in model adjustments and enhancing productivity.

This update signifies our commitment to enhancing modelling efficiency in Revit, broadening the scope of tools available for precise and streamlined fabrication workflows.

Data synch

Bridging Detail Items and Families: The new Data Sync feature in Naviate Fabrication for Revit introduces a powerful capability to establish and maintain a synchronized relationship between Detail Items and Families. This innovation ensures that their parameters remain in harmony, offering a seamless integration that supports consistent data management across projects.


  • Unified Data Management: Ensures that changes to either Detail Items or Families are automatically reflected across both, maintaining consistency, and reducing manual updates.
  • Flexibility Across Disciplines: With its cross-discipline applicability, Data Sync facilitates a cohesive workflow among different project teams, ensuring that everyone works with the most current and accurate information.

The introduction of Data Sync to Naviate Fabrication for Revit marks a significant step forward in collaborative design and fabrication workflows, offering a robust solution for synchronized data management.

Spooling - Conduit Dimensions

Conduit Stacked Dimensions for Spooling Sheets

Enhancing the spooling capabilities within Naviate Fabrication for Revit, we've introduced the feature of adding conduit stacked dimensions to spooling sheets. This development is aimed at providing detailed, custom dimensioning specifically for fabrication electrical spools, enriching the documentation and precision of electrical conduit installations.


  • Enhanced Clarity: Provides a detailed breakdown of conduit runs on spooling sheets, ensuring all dimensions are accurately represented and easy to interpret.
  • Improved Fabrication Accuracy: With precise dimensions, fabricators can reduce errors and inconsistencies, leading to higher quality installations.
  • Streamlined Process: Simplifies the preparation of spooling sheets by automating the inclusion of stacked dimensions, saving time and improving efficiency in the documentation process.

The introduction of conduit stacked dimensions to spooling sheets represents a significant advancement in the fabrication documentation for electrical spools, underscoring our commitment to enhancing productivity and precision in MEP fabrication workflows.

Fabrication Settings - Updater Toggle

The Fabrication Settings now include an "Updater Toggle" feature, offering users unprecedented granular control over the updaters within their projects. This addition is crucial for managing the Data Sync functionality across the various features of Naviate Fabrication for Revit, allowing users to optimize performance and data integrity throughout their project lifecycle.


  • Customized Data Management: Provides the ability to fine-tune which elements of the project are automatically updated, ensuring that changes are made where they're most needed.
  • Improved Project Performance: By managing the updaters actively running in the background, users can streamline their Revit sessions, avoiding unnecessary processing that can slow down work.
  • Enhanced Data Integrity: Gives users the power to prevent unwanted changes by controlling updater activities, thus maintaining the accuracy and consistency of project data.

The Updater Toggle feature is a testament to our ongoing efforts to provide users with powerful tools that enhance their control over project data and performance.