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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Metal Framing Wall+ Versions 2016.17 and 2017.17 Released, Plus New 'Frame My Project' Service

From the AGACAD website:

New Metal Framing Wall+ 2016.17 and 2017.17 versions have been released!

Take advantage of all the benefits of the newest versions of Metal Framing Wall+. There’s more flexibility, more options, and more user-control. Win. Win. And Win.

  • Using the secondary stud system, it is possible to have two different stud sizes in the same wall.



  • More ways to control Additional Bridging/Nogging/Blocking have been added. Predefine an offset from the selected element or a connected element.


A Color Picker in Dynamo using the Revit API

From John Pierson's 60 Second Revit blog:

For a long time now I have wanted to look into building a color picker for Dynamo. Primarily because the previous package I utilized, hasn’t been updated for the latest version of Dynamo. This was of course the great UI++ package from the badmonkeys. (This package is awesome by the way. Adam, please update with Konrad’s code ASAP 😃)

After much research and investigation, I stumbled upon this API method in the Revit API.


This was a revelation! Finally I can create a color picker without importing a bunch of Python libraries. Even better is, that this supports Revit color output as well.

I can’t wait to see what people use this for, especially with mandrill and dynamo player.


Have fun!

-johnP



John Pierson's the author of the Rhythm Package for Dynamo. It's free.

There's more information available on the 60 Second Revit blog.

RAAPS - Room Lines

From the Autodesk App Store:

After you navigate to rooms and click on room liner, select a room and a line work following the room boundary will be generated on the plan. For more illustration please visit my website here


About This Version

Version 1.0.0.0, 12/5/2016 – Initial Start



The RAAPS - Room Lines add-in is brought to you by arch4hum. It's free.

This add-in is compatible with Revit 2017.

There's more information available on the Autodesk App Store.

LightUp – Real-Time Rendering in Revit

From the Autodesk App Store:

LightUp enables realtime rendering inside Autodesk® Revit® and can export ultra high resolution Stills in seconds. Walk or fly around your models, edit materials instantly, take spot light level measurements and export Stills directly into your Revit project.

Features include:
  • Revit IES light sources
  • Revit materials
  • Reflections
  • Physical Sky
  • Realtime shadows integrated with Revit Sun
  • Realtime lightmeter measurements (including insolation)
  • Entourage from ArchVision
  • Ambient Occlusion
  • Section Planes
  • Export to iPad / Android tablet

Real navigation of your lit model without leaving Revit

 This is a full-featured, 60 day trial of LightUp after which you can purchase a license from https://light-up.co.uk/revit

About This Version

Version 5.3.5, 12/5/2016



The LightUp add-in is brought to you by LightUp. Pricing starts at USD 289.00. A free trial is available.

This add-in is compatible with Revit 2017, 2016, and 2015.

There's more information available on the Autodesk App Store.

Free Modelo Exporter

From the Autodesk App Store:

A plugin that uploads Autodesk® Revit® documents to the Modelo cloud platform. The current version has following features.
  • Supports view selection.
  • Supports exporting textures (built-ins and user textures).
  • Supports exporting Workset in Revit to layers in modelo.io
  • Direct uploading to modelo.io 




About This Version

Version 0.4.8, 12/5/2016 – Fixed the texture scaling problem when the units are metric.



The Modelo Exporter add-in is brought to you by Modelo. It's free.

This add-in is compatible with Revit 2017, 2016, 2015, and 2014.

There's more information available on the Autodesk App Store.

Monday, December 5, 2016

The Week that was in Revit Add-ons for the Week of November 28, 2016

New

Newly released add-ins on the Autodesk App Store included Copy Electrical Circuits, Compare Levels, Space Naming Update, and the free Quick View 3D and BIM Vault - Purger, for purging views not on sheets.

Other add-ins that we posted about for the first time included elementBit Revit Plugin, a budget-priced suite of tools, GenMEP, for routing MEP systems without clashes, and, from the same developer, a brand-new Beta product for real-time clash detection while modeling in Revit.

Regarding the elementBit Revit Plugin, the developer let us know that they plan to double the tools to 60+ by the end of this month. Also, the developer will re-brand the add-in's tab from "elementBit" to your company's name if desired.

Updated

Updates we posted about included the free TransferSingle version 1.1 – an Editor's Choice Award winner, Dynamo for Revit version 1.2.1, Detail Filter Pro, a now-commercial product for Revit 2017 that was free in previous versions, Autodesk Live Viewer version 1.6, Cut Opening version 2017.5, and Wood Framing Wall+ version 2017.17.

With this release of Wood Framing Wall+, AGACAD also announced an innovative and affordable 'Frame My Project' service. From the announcement:

Interested in our Wood and Metal framing software? An excellent way to evaluate it is via our new “Frame My Project” service. After you download a free trial of our framing software (metal or wood), take advantage of this special service. It’s a real deal.

For only 50$/50€, our BIM application engineer will log on to your PC and spend an hour framing your very own project. Sit back, watch, learn, and ask questions while your frame takes shape! Our engineer will take you through all the functionality our powerful software has to offer and share best practices.

Don't forget to check out our latest roundup of new and updated add-ins on the Autodesk App Store. We mentioned several of the add-ins in this week-that-was article, but not all.

Roundup – For the Week of November 28, 2016, New and Updated Revit Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store

The week of November 28, 2016 saw the release of a several new add-ins on the Autodesk App Store. Compare Levels is for coordinating levels between files, Copy Electrical Circuits copies said circuits from floor to floor, the free Quick View 3D is used to create scope boxes from selections, and BIM Vault - Purger purges views not on sheets.

The 2016 and 2015 versions of 'Ultimate Plugin Suite' were also released (the 2017 version was released previously).

Several add-ins were also updated, including the Autodesk LIVE Viewer, which received a relatively significant update.

New

BIM Vault - Purger
This tool is used to purge unused views, sections and plans in a project | Free
About This Version: Version 1.0, 12/1/2016 – This is the pilot version of the tool.
 (2 reviews)

Ultimate Plugin Suite 2015
This suite contains multiple plugins that help accelerate many of the tedious tasks that boggle or consume an Autodesk® Revit® User on a daily basis | Trial


About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 11/30/2016 – Made minor tweaks to adjust product stability.
 (0 reviews)

Ultimate Plugin Suite 2016
This suite contains multiple plugins that help accelerate many of the tedious tasks that boggle or consume an Autodesk® Revit® User on a daily basis | Trial


About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 11/30/2016 – Made minor tweaks to adjust product stability.
 (0 reviews)

Quick View 3D
Quick View 3D is a plugin for Autodesk® Revit® which add several tools to save you time and speed up your work | Free
About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 11/29/2016 – Initial release.
 (0 reviews)

Copy Electrical Circuits
This tool is designed to copy electrical circuits from floor to floor or in the same floor | USD 20.00
About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 11/28/2016 – Initial Release
 (0 reviews)

50% off on AGACAD Perpetual Licenses until Christmas

From the announcement:

Thank you for BIM-ing with us! Our double gift to you: a 50% promo for your forever license

As the year draws to a close, we want to express our gratitude to all our clients, to all our followers, webinar participants, and trial users. To those of you who have reached out to us with your ideas, questions, suggestions, and critiques we are especially thankful – you help us to continually fine-tune, move forward, and offer the best BIM solutions possible. Together, we make BIM better.

Over the past several months, many of you have been requesting perpetual licenses. Hearing your choir of voices, we’ve decided to offer – during the Christmas Season only – Perpetual Licenses for a whopping 50% off! This is a limited-time offer, so get your hands on a perpetual license while they’re available!


Promotion valid from December 5 to December 25 for the following BIM solutions:


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Please do not hesitate to call us at +370 618 55671 or email us at info@aga-cad.com

Sincerely,
AGACAD Team









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Free FilterPLUS – Seamlessly Replaces Built-In Filter Tool, Filter by Category PLUS Family and Type

From the CADD Microsystems website:

FILTER PLUS

FilterPLUS is designed to easily and immediately make your Revit using experience easier by replacing the native Filter tool with a custom built beefed-up filter. The benefits of FilterPLUS:
  • Replaces the built in Revit Filter tool and allow users to not only filter by Category, but now by Family and Type as well
  • FilterPLUS works in an expandable window that lets you resize it to see more information, as opposed to the one size only native Filter window
  • The FilterPLUS interface is immediately understandable and easy to use by folks who have used the original Filter, but it has subtle tweaks that make it a better user experience.
  • No add-in to activate, just install FilterPLUS and it’s ready to go


The FilterPLUS add-in is brought to you by CADD Microsystems. It's free with a free CADD Community membership.

This add-in is compatible with Revit 2017, 2016, 2015, and 2014.

There's more information available on the CADD Microsystems website.

Editor's Note: A free add-in that seamlessly replaces the built-in Filter tool and builds on the already-useful functionality? That's Editor's Choice worthy!


Free CADD Dashboard for Revit – A Docked Web Page Live-Linked to Model Data

From the CADD Microsystems website:

CADD DASHBOARD FOR REVIT

Getting easy to use and customizable information in front of your production team is essential in our world of shrinking deadlines and tighter schedules. The CADD Dashboard gives you the ability to put a web page or document in a dockable window right inside of Revit. More than that, the Dashboard also sends data from the active Revit model to that web page, which will let you put fully customizable project or team specific information right in front of your Revit users. Some ideas are for a project schedule, task list, timeline, etc.

CADD Dashboard benefits:
  • A dockable web browser/file viewer right inside of Revit
  • Will push Revit project and user information through the Dashboard; this allows dynamic web pages to display customized project specific information
  • The CADD Dashboard runs just like a webpage, making it immediately usable by Revit users.
  • Settings can be pushed and locked down from BIM or IT management with an easy to use settings system.

CADD Dashboard for Revit in action

The CADD Dashboard for Revit add-in is brought to you by CADD Microsystems. It's free with a free CADD Community membership.

This add-in is compatible with Revit 2017, 2016, 2015, and 2014.

There's more information available on the CADD Microsystems website.