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Sunday, November 18, 2018

The Week That Was in Revit Add-ons for November 12-18, 2018

Revit

New

From the Autodesk App Store, we posted about the self-explanatory add-ins Auto Dimension Structure Column and Grid and Column Auto Spot Coordinate, both from G.T.G.

From around the Internet, we posted about Iconic BIM's latest, Guardian, for automating consistency of parameters when importing families, aligning parameters in library families with Revit templates, and preventing or warning users when certain actions are attempted, such as Explode CAD or Purge Unused. Guardian's an Editor's Choice Award winner!

Updated

From the App Store, we posted about 3DPDF Exporter for Autodesk® Revit® v4.2.0.0.

Miscellaneous

We posted the latest in our monthly "What's Hot" series, What’s Hot in Revit Add-ons for November 2018.

Roundup – for Nov 12-18, 2018, New and Updated Revit-Related Add-Ins on the Autodesk App Store

The week of November 12, 2018 was a fairly busy one for Revit-related add-ins on the Autodesk App Store. Two new add-ins were published and sixteen were updated.

Revit

New

Column auto spot coordinate
Plug-in creates automatic spot coordination for rectangular columns with a specific location for bend point | USD 3.00/M
☆☆ (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 11/9/2018 – Initial release

Auto Dimension Structure Column and Grid
It creates an automatic dimension between axis and column with offsets from column and dimension type which the user can specify | USD 3.00/M
 (1 review)
About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 11/9/2018 – Initial release

Saturday, November 17, 2018

3DPDF Exporter for Autodesk® Revit® v4.2.0.0

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 4.2.0.0, 11/15/2018
  • Enhancements : 
    • Added support to export views from Revit in 3DPDF.
    • Allow user to disable any user selections in 3DPDF.
    • Added support for Default tessellation.
    • Added support for Texture scaling.
  • Fixed : Settings in preferences dialog were not retrieved correctly.

Description

3DPDF Exporter For Autodesk Revit exports solid and wire bodies to a 3D PDF file.

It has following features:-
  1. Supports body and face level colors.
  2. The user can set a password in the exported PDF file.
  3. The option provided to control the file size and quality by specifying the precision value.
  4. There is always a default compression which helps reduces the file size as much as possible.
  5. Supports Revit 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

What’s Hot in Revit Add-ons for November 2018

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

In October 2018, we published 44 posts and received 61,819 pageviews, our 3rd highest tally to date.


The new HotGear Project - Sheet Manager topped our list for the month. Other new add-ins that made the shortlist were Unity Viewer for Autodesk® Revit® at #5, BIM-M Content Pack Integrated with BIM List Browser at #7, and Curtain Walls & Panels at #8.

Updates that made the cut were Family Editor Interface v2.0 at #2, IFC Model Exchange with ARCHICAD for Revit 2019 at #3, LTM® - Landscape Terrain Modeller v3.0 at #4, and Bonus Tools v20.18.09.26 at #6.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Guardian – Automate Consistency Re Imported Parameters & Parameters in Families, Plus Prevent Certain Actions

From the Iconic BIM website:

Automate your consistency.

REGISTER NOW FOR OUR "AUTOMATE CONSISTENCY" WEBINAR, NOVEMBER 27.



Auto Dimension Structure Column and Grid

From the Autodesk App Store:

The “Auto Dimension Column and grid Tool” is an Autodesk® Revit® Add-On that aims to the automatic dimension between grid and column with offsets from column and dimension type which the user can specify.

Instead of wasting time in dimensioning each face of the column with the nearest grid or axis you can easily select all columns and grids needed. With only one click all dimensions from the face of each column to the nearest grid are placed.


Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Column Auto Spot Coordinate

From the Autodesk App Store:

The “Rectangular Column auto spot coordination Tool” is an Autodesk® Revit® add-on that aims to the automatic spot coordinates for a column with a specific location for bend point.

Instead of wasting time to coordinate each edge of the column you can easily select all columns needed and with only one click all coordinates for each edge of the column will be placed within a second.


Raken for BIM 360

From the Autodesk App Store:

Raken provides innovative mobile technology to streamline field workflows for construction workers. Raken's "digital toolbox" connects the field to the office with daily reports, time cards, project insights, photo management, and more. With the Autodesk® BIM360® integration, all daily reports/photos/files captured within Raken are automatically synced into the BIM 360 Project Files folder.  The user simply has to enable the integration from BIM360 settings, log in to Raken, and enable/authenticate the connection from our integrations page.

With the integration, the user can leverage Raken to capture dailies, time cards, photos, etc and use BIM 360 for all other workflows such as RFI's, submittals, change orders, drawings, etc.

Login credentials. Login to app.rakenapp.com

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The Week That Was in Revit Add-ons for November 5-11, 2018

New

From the Autodesk App Store, we posted about Macaw for searching, grouping and editing keynotes, the free My Notebook for cloud-based model notes, PassivLink Lite for exporting to Passive House Planning Package (PHPP), and the free SheetLink – for synchronizing model data with spreadsheets.

Updates

From around the Internet, we posted about the free Autodesk BIM Interoperability Tools for Revit v7, which have new features and a new look, and about the individual tools:

We also posted about Lumion 9.

Roundup – for Nov 5-11, 2018, New and Updated Revit Add-Ins on the Autodesk App Store

The week of November 5, 2018 was a moderately busy one for Revit-related add-ins on the Autodesk App Store. Three new add-ins were published and just five were updated.
New

My Notebook
A cloud based Autodesk® Revit® Add-in to add and share your notes along with the Revit model | Free
☆☆ (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.0.2, 11/9/2018 – First Release.

Macaw
An advanced keynote table that allows searching, filtering and editing keynotes within Autodesk® Revit® application. Note: The edition of Keynote table in the free version of this app is limited | Trial
☆☆ (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 0.1, 11/9/2018 – Initial version.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Free SheetLink – Synchronize Model Data with Spreadsheets

From the DiRoots website:

SheetLink. Revit Plugin Release 4.

SheetLink is a free Autodesk Revit plugin developed by DiRoots that allows you to synchronize the model data back and forth between Autodesk Revit and spreadsheets.

This is probably the fastest import/export data plugin for Revit in the market right now! As an example, it exports all the door’s data (100 Revit families) in one second only!



Macaw – Search, Group and Edit Keynotes

From the Autodesk App Store:

Macaw is an Autodesk® Revit® add-in which displays the keynotes within the existing keynote table and allows for searching, grouping and editing keynotes directly within keynote application.

Here is the  short list of Macaw features :
  • Ability to search the keynote table using keywords.
  • Creating filtered keynotes and saving them as grouped make the browsing the large tables much easier.
  • Replacing already made keynotes in the model with the new ones in the table.
  • Ability to undo the modification of keynote table


Free My Notebook – Cloud-Based Model Notes

From the Autodesk App Store:

My Notebook is a cloud-based Autodesk® Revit® add-in that helps you to take notes right inside the Revit Model. Since notes are saved in a cloud, when you share your model, the notes are automatically transferred.


Friday, November 9, 2018

Free Autodesk BIM Interoperability Tools for Revit v7 – New Features and a New Look

From the Autodesk BIM Interoperability Tools website:

Autodesk BIM Interoperability Tools for Revit 
New Features for Version 7 

Introduction

The Autodesk BIM Interoperability Tools for Revit are a suite of Revit add-ins that are designed to support a data driven workflow leveraging the power of the Revit model as
a database.

The suite of four original tools, Classification Manager, Model Checker and
Configurator, and the COBie Extension, have recently been updated with a unifying
look, more features, and user input to make assigning, validating, and sharing BIM data
easier.


This [post] will detail the new features that have been incorporated into the tools with
this new release, Version 7.

Free Autodesk COBie Extension for Revit v7

From the Autodesk BIM Interoperability Tools website:

COBie Extension

1. Updated user interface elements and layout have been applied for ease and consistency.

2. The help fly-outs have new links to multiple resources and are accessible on all the tool’s windows.