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Monday, May 21, 2018

Free HotGear Project - Parameter Explorer v1.3.1

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 1.3.1, 5/17/2018
  • Add New function to change Type Name and Family Name
  • fix refresh filter bug
  • Fix Errorlog bug
  • Fix Storage Type None to read-only
  • Add error report replace fail input
  • Add Wall Instance Parameter (X_Axis_Orientation, Width, Flipped)
  • Orientation Start From X axis   12=90 3=0 6= -90 9=180
  • Add Family Instance Parameter (Y_Axis_Rotation , Location XYZ Parameter Editable)
  • Add ViewPort Title Name Edit 

What's Hot in Revit Add-ons for May 2018

Here on Revit Add-ons, with What's Hot, at about the middle of each month, we take a look back at the preceding month to see which new posts received the most pageviews.

We published 68 posts in April 2018, and received 59,148 pageviews.

Revit 2019 was released in April, and along with it came our most popular recurring post, Revit 2019 Product Enhancements from Autodesk. Predictably, it was our most popular new post of the month, by far. A couple other Revit 2019 related posts also made the cut, the new Infraworks to Revit Interoperability Add-in from Autodesk at #3 and Roundup – Updated Revit Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store, Special Revit 2019 Supplemental Edition at #6.

Two of our April Fools prank posts also made the cut, SpankMyRevit at #2 and Building Designer for Autodesk® Revit® at #7. In  response, SpankMyRevit as a real app is currently under development. Stay tuned!

The release of Dynamo v2.0 was big news too, and our related post charted at #4.


Element Array

From the Autodesk App Store:

  • Copy an Element to Rectangular Array of Rows and Columns by pre-input 3 consecutive Points (3 Corners of Rectangle/Room).
  • Base-point is the first corner of Rectangular Array (Room).
  • Second-Point allows you to get the x-axis and the y-axis and the distance between each item.
  • Third-Point is the second corner of Rectangular Array (Room).
  • Useful in the distribution of Lighting, Sensors, HVAC Diffusers, Fire Sprinklers... etc.

The 2 modes of operation are
  1. X and 2 X spacing: the distance between the elements and each other is double the distance between the elements and the borders
  2. Equidistant spacing: the distance between the elements and each other is equal to the distance between the elements and the borders


RAAPSII – A Free Tool Suite

From the Autodesk App Store:

This application contains the following apps:
  • Files Upgrader:
    • Easily upgrade your Autodesk® Revit® Files old version to the current version.

Revit Files upgrader

Saturday, May 19, 2018

CTC BIM Manager Suite v19.0.0

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 19.0.0, 5/8/2018

New Feature:  The suite now supports Revit 2019, as well as 2018, 2017 and 2016.

Schedule Parameter Resolver --
New Feature:  Filter list of parameters by project or shared
New Feature:  Flag rows for user action or attention. Group/sort by flagged/unflagged
Bug Fix:  Resolved errors caused by missing or invalid shared parameters files

Family Processor --
Bug Fix:  Fixed an issue with type catalog files generated when the family file has units defined as using fractional inches.

CTC BIM Project Suite v19.0.0

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 19.0.0, 5/8/2018

New Feature:  The suite now supports Revit 2019, as well as 2018, 2017 and 2016.

Schedule XL --
Enhancement:  Further improvements to font sizing, spacing and overall fidelity of schedule views in Revit 2018.2 and up

Room Data Sheets --
New Feature:  Rename mulitple RDS views and sheets in a single operation
New Feature:  Select multiple rooms for view/sheet creation at one time

Friday, May 18, 2018

Free Auto Modifying CB – Automatically Fills in Circuit Breaker Rating

From the Autodesk App Store:

The application automatically fills in the circuit breaker rating for each circuit according to circuit load.

The normal action is modifying the circuit breaker parameter for each circuit one by one.

This app will automatically do the process.

The Auto CB button

Preview Image Generator (P.I.G.) Free Version! v1.5.0

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 1.5.0, 5/18/2018 – This new release adds Revit 2019 support and the ability to hide additional element types such as room calculation points, , and text notes!  Bug fixes and subtle UI improvements are included.

Description

Do you have Autodesk® Revit® families with horrible preview images?  This app is for you!

With one click, P.I.G. Free will create a consistent & clear preview image for your open Revit family! This free version offers limited functionality compared to the more fully featured app. See below for a comparison.

BIM&CO – Download Thousands of Free BIM Objects

From the Autodesk App Store:

Install the BIM&CO app for Autodesk® Revit®, and download thousands of free BIM objects from our library or take advantage of the Smart Download feature!



One-click download
Download any BIM object from the platform into your model for free, using Revit.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Bonus Tools v20.18.05.03 – Contains 4 New Tools, 124 Total

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 20.18.05.03, 5/7/2018

Supply Usage. Each time a tool is activated, a record will be sent to Kiwi Codes. This allows us to focus development on those high use tools.

Note: only tool activation will be recorded, no other action or data.

Supply Warnings. Each time a warning is created, a record will be sent to Kiwi Codes. This allows us to focus on fixing and removing bugs.

Note: only warning data will be recorded, no other action or data.
  • New
    • 121 Document Marcos - Lists all Application and Document Modules. Bulk delete.
    • 122 Element Usage - Shows the Usage of Materials, Material Assets, Filled Regions, Fill Patterns, Line Patterns, Reference Planes and Filters.
    • 123 Sub-Category Map - Export and Import Category and Sub-Category settings.
    • 124 Update Key Plan - Bulk set or update intelligent Key Plans.

Type Browser

From the Autodesk App Store:

With this type browser app, you can select type easily to create or change element's type.

Create elements : select type in the list -> double click -> create mode is active.

Change type of elements : select elements -> select type in the list -> double click -> elements type is changed.


Monday, May 14, 2018

BIM Explorer – Criteria-Based Object Selection

From the Autodesk App Store:

The tool is designed to select Autodesk® Revit® elements by specific criteria like (type name, or data under specific parameter).

It will save a lot of time used in search elements.


Door (From Room / To Room)

From the Autodesk App Store:

The tool is designed to automatically copy the room data to doors especially (From Room and To_Room).

The normal way is modifying the data for each door one by one; this tool will automatically do the process.


Notes! for BIM 360

From the Autodesk App Store:

NoteVault lets you stay on job sites and still get your construction reports done by recording all your notes. Notes and observations are then converted into a daily report output, which automatically uploads to Document Management within Autodesk® BIM 360®.

NoteVault is a daily note taking and professional communication software perfect for recording your notes and observations - great for construction, contractor jobs, crew and projects of all sizes.

NoteVault's professional staff will log your speech into Word documents. Add photos to your log book and get daily reports sent to your team and uploaded to BIM 360 with our software platform for easy project management. Many of the top ENR construction companies are NoteVault customers.


Eyecad VR – Virtual Reality Architecture

From the Autodesk App Store:

FREE DOWNLOAD 7 DAYS TRIAL ON https://eyecadvr.com
Download and install the Trial version of Eyecad VR software before installing this extension!
With this app, Autodesk® Revit® Add-in you can GO TO VR with just a click and create an awesome rendering and ArchViz walk in a few seconds.
Eyecad VR is a perfect eco-system software for Virtual Reality and Real-time Rendering.

Editor:
Eyecad VR Softwares allows you to create fantastic, Interactive VR scenes for you and your customers. Use Oculus Rift, HTC Vive or explore with your monitor and keyboards/pad. You can also share your VR interactive projects with your customer through the eyecad VR App available on PlayStore and App Store.

Features:
  • Import your 3d models
  • Create realistic materials and make them interactive (choose your combination)
  • Set the environment and verify the sunlight to show how it works in your project (day/night)
  • Make everything interactive and movable
  • GO TO VR on HTC VIVE, OCULUS RIFT, Monitor or CARDBOARD through the eyecad VR app
  • Real-time walk-through

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Roundup – For Apr 30 - May 6, 2018, New and Updated Revit Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store

The week of April 30, 2018 was a fairly busy one for Revit-related add-ins on the Autodesk App Store. Two new add-ins were publsihed, and another nineteen updated.

For the new add-ins, Renumber Elements is self-explanatory, and SPIT i-BIM is a free smart fastener library.

For updated add-ins, Bulk File UpgraderEnd User AssistantKeynote Manager +Scope Box Purge, and User Editing History each received relatively significant refreshes.

New

Renumber Elements V_2016
This tool is designed to give sequence numbers for Autodesk® Revit® elements | USD 1.99/M
☆☆ (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 5/2/2018 – Initial Release

Renumber Elements V_2017
This tool is designed to give sequence numbers for Autodesk® Revit® elements | USD 1.99/M
☆☆ (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 5/2/2018 – Initial Release

Free End User Assistant v1.1.5

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 1.1.5, 5/2/2018
  • Transaction detail
  • More information of deleted element
  • Work Session Monitor: record user's getting into model, synchronise and turning on/off monitors.
  • UI improvement: progress window

Description

NOTE: THIS APP WORKS TOGETHER WITH OTHER APPS FROM DZ STUDIO

End User Assistant monitors and records an Autodesk® Revit® working session for other DZ Studio's add-ins.

Revision Cloud Monitor

Prompt user to type in correct information in "Comments" parameter.

User Editing History v1.1.5

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 1.1.5, 5/3/2018
  • Need End User Assistant v1.1.5
  • Transaction detail
  • More information of deleted element
  • User Control Center: Monitor Control & In-Out Session
  • Monitor Control: Allow/dis-allow user to turn monitors off
  • In-Out Session: record user's getting into model, synchronise and turning on/off monitors.
  • Responsive UI
  • Performance improvement

Description

Install DZ Studio's End User Assistant add-in (free) on end-users machines in order to record history.

User Editing History Viewer finds all users' editing history records, as well as other records created by End User Assistant.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Bulk File Upgrader v6.0.0 – Includes Revit 2019 Support

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 6.0.0, 5/3/2018
  • Supports Autodesk® Revit® 2019
  • Options to delete backup files and folders
  • Discard Worksets option
  • Remap RVT links

Description

This tool allows you to specify a source folder containing Autodesk® Revit® files and have every file in that folder upgraded to the current version of Revit.

All files are saved in a user-specified destination folder.


Renumber Elements

From the Autodesk App Store:

This tool is designed to give sequence numbers for Autodesk® Revit® elements.

It will save you a lot of time renumbering the elements one at a time.


Free SPIT i-BIM – Smart BIM Library of Fasteners

From the Autodesk App Store:

SPIT i-BIM Plug-in for Autodesk® Revit® is a smart library with more than 230 objects.

Fully compatible with Revit versions 2016, 2017 & 2018.

The app is fully integrated into Revit through a simple interface. You can download a full range of fixing solutions (mechanical, chemical and expansion anchors) into all your Revit projects. The BIM objects have been designed to be easily incorporated into an advanced 3D building model without reducing its performance or reliability.

Along with geometric data, you have access to a wide range of additional information such as mechanical properties, technical data and European Technical Assessment (ETA) reports.

Available in version 1.0:
  • More than 230 objects
  • Customized browser
  • On-line library update
  • Direct access to mechanical properties and technical datasheets for anchors
  • Direct link to ETA documentation


Thursday, May 3, 2018

Scope Box Purge, Scope Box Reorder & Scope Box Synchronizer 2019 Updates from Omnia Revit (Update #2)

Thorbjörn Hoverberg of Omnia Revit reached out to us today to let us know about upcoming releases of his popular Revit add-ins Scope Box Purge, Scope Box Reorder and Scope Box Synchronizer.

Scope Box Purge v1.3

Free |  (5 reviews)

Added/improved the following:
  • Support for Autodesk® Revit® 2019.
  • Detects Scope Boxes used on 3D views (2019 only).
  • Better support for pinned, locked and grouped Scope Boxes.
  • Displays Scope Box workset.
  • Sorted by "Natural Order" since 2019 sorts Scope Boxes differently than earlier versions.
  • New graphical user-interface.


Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Revizto v4.7

From the Revizto website:

Revizto 4.7 is out! It's The Big One! 

24 Apr, 2018


We are thrilled to announce that Revizto 4.7 is now available to download!

Being a labor of love for everyone at Revizto, we're happy to be able to finally share it with you after all of these months spent working on it.

Revizto 4.7 comes out with major improvements mainly wrapped around your 2D workflow and a number of amazing new features that many of you have been asking for! Now you have full capability to print entire sets to high quality PDF documents with or without the markups of your choice.

The Week that was in Revit Add-ons for April 23-29, 2018

The week of April 23, 2018 was a bit of a slow one here on Revit Add-ons with 10 posts published.

New

From the Autodesk App Store, we posted about Advanced Revision Cloud which provides advanced tools for managing revision clouds.

From around the Internet, we posted about the free MCERF Complexity Measurement Tool which analyzes the congestion and complexity of MEP spaces.

Updated

For App Store updates not mentioned here, see our latest roundup.

While we don't have a version number, we posted about the latest BIM Track release.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Roundup – For Apr 23-29, 2018, New and Updated Revit Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store (Updated)

The week of April 23, 2018 was a busy one for Revit-related add-ins on the Autodesk App Store. Four new add-ins were published, ad another twenty-two were updated.

For the new add-ins, for Revit, Advanced Revision Cloud offers advanced tools for managing revision clouds. For Navisworks, TouchIT enables touch gestures and Publish to Mobile View is for publishing Navisworks models for easy offline viewing on mobile phones and tablets. For Autodesk Advance Steel, JTB BatchAttEdit is for batch editing attributes in a spreadsheet.

For updated add-ins, BIMcollab® BCF Manager for Autodesk® Navisworks®Kubity Exporter, and workFlow each receive relatively significant refreshes.

This was the first week that all four applications we cover on the App Store (Revit, Navisworks, BIM 360, and Autodesk Advance Steel) had at least one update.

REVIT

New

Advanced Revision Cloud
This add-in will help you manage your Revision Clouds with Advanced Tools | USD 19.00
 (1 review)
About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 4/23/2018 – I created this program in 2011 for my personal use. Over the years I have improved it a lot and now I bring you a fantastic version.

Updated

PurgeSharedParam
Remove shared parameters from the Active Document | USD 10.00
☆☆ (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.6.0, 4/27/2018 – Revit 2019 update

BindSharedParam
Add multiple Shared Parameters to Projects, Templates and Families.
USD 10.00
 (2 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.4.0, 4/27/2018 – Revit 2019 update

Monday, April 30, 2018

JTB BatchAttEdit for Autodesk Advance Steel

From the Autodesk App Store:

This batch attribute editor app for AutoCAD collects attributes in all blocks of specified name patterns in multiple drawings and display in a wide spreadsheet. Then you can edit attribute texts as easy as working with Excel. Once done, click "Apply Attribute Changes" to update values to drawings.

This makes it a great app to for example edit title block attributes across many drawings instead of having to do it one drawing at a time.

Export to Excel and import to Excel makes it possible to make changes using Excel an option.

How the app works

Publish to Mobile View for Autodesk® Navisworks®

From the Autodesk App Store:

About the plugin:
The plugin will convert a Navisworks Model to a .epic file and then that .epic file needs to be transferred to a Mobile or Tablet to load and view in Mobile and Tablet devices.

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Process Steps
Step1: Download the Android app "Epic 3D View" for your Mobile or Tablet from the play store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.epicviewer
Step2: Export file with this plugin "Publish to Mobile View for Autodesk Navisworks"
Step3: Transfer .epic file exported using the plugin to your Mobile or Tablet and open it from "Epic 3D View"

Demo Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecKmos5idJ8

Application Offers:
  1. Open Navisworks Models to Mobile devices
  2. Capable of publishing huge model for Mobile and Tablet View
  3. Quick process of file conversion
  4. Small output (.epic) file size
  5. Load model quickly in Mobile devices without internet
  6. Mobile application (Epic 3D Viewer) is available free in the Android App Store. The Viewer provides controllers like Cutting Planes, Explode, Walk&Rotate, Views etc.

Navisworks to Mobile View

TouchIT – Touch Gestures for Navisworks

From the Autodesk App Store:

Our plugin enables you to associate multi-finger touch gestures with any command and use Autodesk® Navisworks® on any touch-enabled device

The plugin contains two parts:
  • TouchIT tab:
    • The license button is visible when there is an issue with the license.
    • The settings button shows all the user-defined associations between multi-finger gestures and a corresponding action.
      • For example: 2-finger pinch can trigger a zoom or a 3-finger tap can trigger the fullscreen mode.
      • The minimum number of fingers for a gesture is 2 otherwise it has the same action as the mouse.
      • For some actions the possible choices have been restricted.
  • Docking panel:
    • Offers quick access to common actions.
      • Speed: modify the scaling speed or the rotation speed.
      • Navigate: choose between select, rotation or walk mode.
      • Sectioning: go through the sectioning mode and move the gyzmo or set a new sectioning location.
      • Miscellaneous: click on the escape button, show smart tag on the cursor position, zoom on selected item.