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Sunday, April 1, 2018

Roundup – For Mar 26 - Apr 1, 2018, New and Updated Revit Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store

The week of March 26, 2018 was a moderately busy one for Revit-related add-ins on the Autodesk App Store. Four new add-ins were published and another three were updated.

There was an extraordinary amount of spam for the week, with fifteen apparently false updates.

For new add-ins, Directory Templating is for creating new projects for Revit or BIM 360, Dumbit is for converting RVT files to DWG with high fidelity, LSGrid is for generating illuminance grids for use in LightStanza, and SpankMyRevit is for punishing Revit when it doesn't do what you want.

REVIT

New

Dumbit
Convert Revit building information models to 2D AutoCAD drawings with full fidelity and to your CAD standards. Dumb it down with Dumbit! | USD 1.99
☆☆ (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 4/1/2018 – Initial release

SpankMyRevit
Frustrated with Revit and need an outlet? Then the free SpankMyRevit app is for you! It's so easy, and feels SO GOOD! | Free
☆☆ (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 4/1/2018 – Initial release

Directory Templating
Directory Templating allows the storing and publishing of directories structures to and from local servers or Autodesk® BIM 360® | Trial
☆☆ (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 2018.0.0.0, 3/30/2018 – The first version of Directory Templating.
Allows the storing and publishing of templates to and from a local server or Autodesk® BIM 360®.

LSGrid
A tool for generating illuminance grids for use in LightStanza | Free
☆☆ (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.0, 3/29/2018 – Initial release

Updated

Building Designer for Autodesk® Revit®
Building Designer for Autodesk® Revit® does what Architects always wanted Revit to do: one-click building design! | USD 25,000.00
 (54 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.0.21, 4/1/2018 – Updated release

LayoutFAST
Configures thousands of Schneider Electric Products, improves your design, and saves time | Free
 (1 review)
About This Version: Version 5.1.3.0, 3/30/2018 – Supports Autodesk® Revit® 2015,2016.2017 and 2018.

Sheet Copy
Duplicator sheets with different settings and a unique system for setting names | Free
 (5 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.3.0.0, 3/26/2018 – Excluded third-party support libraries to avoid conflicts with other plug-ins

BIM 360

New

Directory Templating
Directory Templating allows the storing and publishing of directories structures to and from local servers or Autodesk® BIM 360® | Trial
☆☆ (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 2018.0.0.0, 3/30/2018 – The first version of Directory



Apparent False Updates

Most weeks there are a number of add-ins listed on the App Store as having been updated when they appear not to have been. We call these false updates.

We suspect false updates primarily occur because developers have the ability in the App Store database to mark an 'update' without changing the version number. This is advantageous to developers because it moves their add-ins up in the App Store  'Newest' list. Also, authors of multiple add-ins on the App Store may use the practice to group their add-ins together. And some may mistakenly not change the version number for a legitimate update.

False updates may also be caused by glitches in the way the App Store serves up its database.

Lastly, apps are sometimes re-published with new logo artwork only.

We verify false updates by comparing the current version numbers with our last posts about the add-ins. This is work for us, though, hopefully, value for you.

In the hopes that the App Store will someday fix this problem, or developers will cease the practice, we list the developers and their add-ins that, though marked as updated, were not.

  • REVIT
    • Anton Ostanin
      • 3D Section Box
      • FilterOK
      • FilterOK PRO
      • MarkUp
    • Eutech Cybernetic
      • iviva Smart BIM
    • Ingersoll Consulting, Inc.
      • Scan Terrain
    • SOFiSTiK AG
      • SOFiSTiK 3D-PDF Export
      • SOFiSTiK BiMTOOLS 2016
      • SOFiSTiK BiMTOOLS 2017
      • SOFiSTiK BiMTOOLS 2018
      • SOFiSTiK Reinforcement Detailing 2016
      • SOFiSTiK Reinforcement Detailing 2017
      • SOFiSTiK Reinforcement Detailing 2018
      • SOFiSTiK Reinforcement Generation 2018
  • BIM 360
    • Byatis
      • Cloud Browser

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