Monday, February 19, 2018

Stabiplan Electrical Schematics

From the MEPcontent website:

You can now easily create schematics for all your Revit electrical systems using the Stabiplan Electrical Schematics app. Simply choose the panel of your Revit system and a comprehensive schematic of it will be generated, containing information about the (sub) panels and all connected elements. Download a free trial of the app now (no credit card required) and get instant access to the full functionality of the app for a one week period.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Roundup – For Feb 12-18, 2018, New and Updated Revit Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store

Apparent false updates notwithstanding, the week of February 12, 2018 was a fairly slow one for Revit-related add-ins on the Autodesk App Store. Five Revit add-ins were updated, one new Navisworks add-in was published, and two others updated.

The new add-in, OneNote for Navisworks, is for taking notes alongside your design.

Also, FilterOK is a new free version of the previously published FilterOK PRO.



This plug-in helps you to find the necessary elements in a model according to certain parameters. The app has a simple and intuitive interface | Free
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Export Link Path To Excel 2016
This tool is designed to export Autodesk® Revit® linked file's paths to Excel | USD 1.99/M
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Free OneNote for Navisworks

From the Autodesk App Store:

OneNote for Autodesk® Navisworks® app will let you take notes alongside your drawing from within Navisworks and these notes are backed up to the cloud and can be accessed anytime. You can see these notes the next time you open the drawing.

You can also view your notes from your OneDrive account. They should be present in the OneNote_Navisworks notebook.

Taking notes!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Roundup – For Feb 5-11, 2018, New and Updated Revit Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store

The week of February 5, 2018 was a moderately busy one for Revit add-ins on the Autodesk App Store. Two new add-ins were published and another twelve were updated.

For the new add-ins, Open Project Folder is for opening the folder in Windows Explorer where the project file resides, and SectionBoxControl is for rotating, resizing, and moving section boxes with precision.

It was another frustrating week of apparently false updates, with the number of bogus ones outstripping actual updates.


Open Project Folder
This application helps you open the location of active project file | Free
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Rotate, resize, and move the section box | USD 3.00/Y
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Friday, February 9, 2018

MEP Section

From the Autodesk App Store:

Section Plugin for Autodesk® Revit® enables users to draw a section around simple MEP curved objects (like pipes, ducts, cable trays and conduits) easily without any effort just by one click!

During MEP elements modeling, it occurs a lot that you need drawing sections everywhere which could be a tedious task and decreases the productivity.

Aligning a section to an object includes many clicks and selections. You have to watch out eye mistakes that can end picking a wrong direction for your selection.

In addition, resizing section crop region for an object can be time consuming.

It’s now easy with this plugin to just choose the object and all the calculations are done with just one CLICK!

Set the Config

Excel BIM Link

From the Autodesk App Store:

The tool designed to import / export datafrom and to Excel file.

The tool will save a lot of time by transferring the  from Excel and from Autodesk® Revit® to Excel.

Watch the video:

Note: Do not edit 'ID' column after exporting the parameters to Excel.

Free Open Project Folder

From the Autodesk App Store:

This tool helps you open the location of active project files.

A quick way to access the project folders you are currently working on.

Just click the "Project Folder" button in the "Add-ins" tab on the ribbon. This will open the location of the active project folder on Windows Explorer.

SectionBoxControl – Rotate, Resize and Move Section Boxes with Precision

From the Autodesk App Store:

This add-in controls the section box for rotation, resize and move.

Section Box is a useful function of Autodesk® Revit® to navigate the model.

Sometimes it can be hard to operate because the handle is too small and you don't know the distance. This add-in controls the section box using a window instead of handling directly.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Roundup – For Jan 29 - Feb 4, 2018, New and Updated Revit Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store

The week of January 29, 2018 was a fairly busy one for Revit-related add-ins on the Autodesk App Store. Three new Revit add-ins were published, and another twelve were updated. A new Navisworks add-ins was also published, and two others were updated.

For the new add-ins for Revit, the free 3D Section Box from HotGear Project is for creating a section box from a plan view or from elements, the verbosely named Scale text in older documents (pre 2017) is self-explanatory, and WorksetFinder is for selecting elements in a workset.

Of the updated Revit add-ins, IdeateApps received a relatively significant refresh.

The new Navisworks add-in is the self-explanatory 3D PDF Converter for Autodesk Navisworks.

BIMSOFT SOLUTIONS continued their deceptive practice of publishing (apparently) false updates, with an obnoxious sixteen for the week, single-handily outstripping legitimate updates.



Scale text in older documents (pre 2017)
Text in older documents displays differently in Autodesk® Revit® 2017 and onwards. Scale problem text quickly with this app | USD 10.00
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3D Section Box
This Add-on can easily set up the section box form plan view and elements | Free
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3D PDF Converter Pro for Autodesk Navisworks

From the Autodesk App Store:

About the 3D PDF:
A 3D PDF is a standard Adobe PDF document that contains interactive 3D content

About the plugin:
The plugin allows you to convert 3D models to 3D PDF file.
Visit our website for more information:

Application Offers:
  1. Generate interactive 3D PDF of Navisworks model
  2. Capable of generating 3D PDF file of huge model
  3. Quick process of 3D PDF generate
  4. Share design without huge CAD software needed to view
  5. Small file size
  6. Control quality and size of generated interactive 3D PDF file
  7. Colors and material
  8. Option to write selected model items in 3D PDF file
  9. Hide part which not needed to be converted to 3D PDF

IdeateApps v2018.1 Includes New ViewCreator Tool

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 2018.1, 1/31/2018
  • Updates to XRay, Renumber, SpellCheck, SheetManager, and Clone.
  • Ideate ViewCreator added.
  • Install file changed to include versions 2016-2018
More about ViewCreator from the Ideate Software website:

Ideate ViewCreator

Do you wish you could batch-create multiple Revit views while complying with company-established BIM standards?

You can with Ideate ViewCreator! You can also create multiple Revit views at the same time based on smart rules and create copies of plans from one level to many levels. Watch this video overview of Ideate ViewCreator to see how it will help you improve control, quality, and the efficiency of Revit models.

Ideate ViewCreator is part of the IdeateApps collection, a set of nine tools we developed to streamline activities that daily Revit users perform most often.


From the Autodesk App Store:

Now you can find all elements that are within a project workset and select them. You can also choose types or instances. Just follow the steps!

  1. Select the workset you want to select items from,
  2. Choose whether to select types or instances.

Great for coordination and project BIM Managers.

Choose a project workset and find what's in it!

Free 3D Section Box from HotGear Project

From the Autodesk App Store:

The 3D Section Box tool gives you agility access across three-dimensional views when analyzing model areas of particular interest. It allows you to quickly align 3D views to be used for immediate interrogation of the model or for constructing document deliverables. This lets you focus on the model instead of managing views.

  • Create section box base on plan view level and two-points that the user selects,  even on the Master link project.
  • Transform selected elements to section box.

Scale Text in Older Documents (Pre 2017)

From the Autodesk App Store:

Text in older documents displays differently in Autodesk® Revit® 2017 and onwards. Scale problem text quickly with this app.

Revit 2017 has changed the way fonts are sized. Depending on the font used, the text on the screen can take up more space. This leads to text overflowing and merging with other elements.

Changing all the font sizes for older documents can be time consuming. This app offers a quicker solution.

However, if you need the text placement to be exactly like the earlier version then you’ll need to edit the document by hand.

If good enough is your thing, then this app is for you.

  • Quickly scale font sizes in an older document.
  • Saves your time.
  • Scale each font individually to achieve the best overall results.

The app scans through the document for text items including text in title block families.
If the input is not valid, app will consider previous valid input.
It does not change Dimension text, Tags or other families.

Choose a scaling factor that looks best.