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It has been multi-threaded for many versions on the following features:
2D Vector Export such as DWG and DWF
Rendering (4 Core Limitation lifted in Revit 2011)
Wall Joins representation in plans and sections
Element Loading. Loading elements into memory is multi-threaded, reducing view open times when elements are displayed for the first time in the session.
Parallel computation of silhouette edges (outlines of a curved surfaces) in perspective 3D views. Engaged when opening views, changing view properties, and navigating the view and will be more noticeable as the number and complexity of curved surfaces increases.
Translation of high level graphicalrepresentation of model elements and annotations into display lists optimized for given video card. Engaged when opening views, changing view properties and will be more noticeable as the number and complexity of model elements increases.
Point Cloud Data Overlay
There is no other software on the market where all built-in features will support multi-thread. In other words, there is no such thing as a true 100% multi-threaded software.
In the BIM world there is a new emerging acronym....LOD.
Some say this stands for Level of Detail. Others argue that Level of Detail is the old version and the new version is Level of Development. Based on my current involvement in a construction project where the Architect is leading, his definition of LOD suits both arguements. Also, speaking with collegues and other industry experts the resolution to this is quite simple.
LOD stands for both Level of Detail and Level of Development. How and where the acronym is used is dependant on the context of the discussion.
When talking about the graphical reperesentation of an object, you are discussing the Level of Detail.
When discussing both the graphical reprsentation and the information (properties) of the object, you are now talking about "Level of Development".
There are people out there that may have a different view which is fine. In the end, it's easier to describe both Level of Detail or Development then it is to define BIM.
One of the best new features in AutoCAD over the years is DYN (Dynamic Input). I know many people turn this feature off without realizing its full capabilities.
Dynamic Input provides a command line interface at your crosshair. It also provides for user entry to input like the length of a line or the radius of a circle.
DYN can be toggled by using F12 or by clicking on the DYN icon in the status bar.
It is important to know that in Settings for DYN (right-click on DYN icon) you can tweak the interface to suit your needs. For example, you may not want see commands at the crosshair but you still want to change the angle of a line.