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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Clash Sphere Generator Add-in for Revit

From the BIM One website...

IMPORT CLASHES FROM NAVISWORK TO REVIT

The clash sphere generator is a tool by BIM One that helps project coordinators to communicate clashes location more efficiently to the design team.

Once the report is exported by Autodesk Navisworks® in XML format, the tool is able to read locations and create clash spheres in the building information model. Each sphere is identified by an identification number stored in the report which makes it easier to track and solve using Revit schedules.

Besides information about selected objects, the clash sphere generator gives you an ability to store information about issue status and the team member assigned to solve it. Processed issues can be marked ‘completed’ and comments can be added, which means that only active issues and not the entire BIM model need to be communicated between team members. This capability enables a powerful and open collaboration workflow between all parties during the design and building process.

Using the clash sphere generator results in a more efficient and accurate workflow because communication within a project, and between team members is improved as well as eliminating the need to transfer large BIM files over the Internet. The clash sphere generator focuses on the process and how to cooperate with different BIM software.

Benefits:
  • No additional model checking software training required.
  • Review clashes in their original context to easily solve them.
  • Improved collaboration workflow.
  • Saves you model checking software licenses.
  • No need to transfer large file over the Internet.







The Clash Sphere Generator add-in retails for USD 79.99.


There's more information available on the BIM One website.

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Free Model Checking Add-in for Revit

From the BIM One website...

VISUALIZE AND VERIFY THE INFORMATION IN A MODEL WITH COLOR

The Model Checker is a tool by BIM One that allows to graphically visualize and verify the information in a model. It filters, selects and colors elements based on the values of a defined parameter to let you visualise if there are errors or a lack of information. User first selects the desired category, then selects a parameter and finally, sets colors for each value of this parameter.
  • Quick Review of potential problems
  • Facilitates monitoring of model quality




There's more information available on the BIM One website.

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Free Bim One Add-in Manager for Revit

From the BIM One website...

INSTALL OUR APPLICATIONS WITH EASE!

The BIM One Add-Ins Manager let you install, update or uninstall BIM One Add-ins from your account in a couple mouse clicks.

Make sure Revit is closed and let the Manager do the job for you.

Benefits:
  • Easily manage add-ins
  • Access our applications in one single click
  • Seamless updates



There's more information available on the BIM One website.

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Align Road to Topo Add-in for Revit

From Moustafa Khalil's website...

About the Tool:

As promised, this is an extension to my previously developed tool “Align Topo to Road” but this one is completely opposite. In this tool you will Align Road to a Topography. in our real life we use road coordinates/Levels as a constrain to alter and grad topography, but may be we need this tool to draw a bumpy walking path over a mountain where we can assign a landscape stone material to.

How it works:

I have simplified the core code concept to allow the designer don’t think much and let him use the same understanding for Align Topo to Road. Please read explanation for Align Topo to Road here to get a background understanding of this tool.

A briefed tutorial:

Lets commence on a fast tutorial to experience the results of our tool. before before selected


  1. Create any shape of topography surface.
  2. Create a very simple Roof: Define slope property must be disabled “unchecked” Roof type is Foot print type The segments must be preferably of type ”Line or Arcs or Ellipses”, Spline can be used but might give you unexpected results.
  3. A new button will be appeared in ARCH4HUM Ribbon Panel at Geometry Panel named “Road Topo” click on it.
  4. A new dialog will appear seeking some tweaking


Watch Revit finishing the long hours of Adjustments… these are examples of what it can do. The image below shows the results of using the tool. For more detail please visit the below link for a video clip.



You may try this application via this link here.

Caution

At demo mode, you will not be able to save or save as or print or export your document. It would be highly recommended to save your work before you try. To release this restriction and to be able to commence all Revit functions normally, either to input your Activation Code or close current Revit document and reopen it

There's more information available on Moustafa Khalil's website.

Roundup: New and Updated Revit Add-ins on Autodesk Exchange Apps for the Week of 10/12/2014









UPDATED ADD-INS

BIMiTs DataLink 2013 Trial
i-Theses bvba | Win32 and 64 | 10/18/2014 | Trial

Plugin for Autodesk® Revit® 2013 which allows you to extract BIM data from your model to a custom Excel workbook.

BIMiTs Workshop Drawings 2014
i-Theses bvba | Win64 only | 10/18/2014 | Free

Tool to generate 2D drawings (sections, elevations ...) of selected Autodesk® Revit® objects, directly in AutoCAD® 2014 or AutoCAD® Structural Detailing 2014.

BIMiTs Workshop Drawings 2014
i-Theses bvba | Win32 only | 10/18/2014 | Free

Tool to generate 2D drawings (sections, elevations ...) of selected Autodesk® Revit® objects, directly in AutoCAD® 2014 or AutoCAD® Structural Detailing 2014.

BIMiTs Workshop Drawings 2013
i-Theses bvba | Win32 only | 10/18/2014 | Free

Tool to generate 2D drawings (sections, elevations ...) of selected Autodesk® Revit® object, directly in AutoCAD® 2013 or AutoCAD Structural Detailing 2013.

BIMiTs® DataLink 2015 Trial
i-Theses bvba | Win32 and 64 | 10/18/2014 | Trial

Plugin for Autodesk® Revit® 2015 which allows you to extract BIM data from your model to a custom Excel workbook and to import back the changes made in Excel into your Revit model.

BIMiTs® DataLink 2014 Trial
i-Theses bvba | Win32 and 64 | 10/18/2014 | Trial

Plugin for Autodesk® Revit® 2014 which allows you to extract BIM data from your model to a custom Excel workbook.

BIMiTs Workshop Drawings 2015
i-Theses bvba | Win64 only | 10/18/2014 | Free

Tool to generate 2D drawings (sections, elevations ...) of selected Autodesk® Revit® objects, directly in AutoCAD® 2015 or AutoCAD® Structural Detailing 2015.

PowerSheets
AsiaSW | Win32 and 64 | 10/17/2014 | USD 19.00

PowerSheets provides a tool for management sheets, duplicate and creates new sheets by selected base sheet (template) and adds new views according to the selected view position in your template.

SupportAndHanger
Shanghai ESoo Software Co., Ltd. | Win32 and 64 | 10/16/2014 | Trial

Support And Hanger tool provides you a quick and easy way to layout supports and hangers. It applies to all MEP curves including pipe, duct, cable tray and conduit.

SOFiSTiK Reinforcement Detailing 2015
SOFiSTiK AG | Win64 only | 10/16/2014 | Trial

Using “SOFiSTiK Reinforcement Detailing 2015” enables user to directly extract 2D reinforcement sheets from 3D model in Autodesk® Revit®.

ScheduleSync Pro(Trial)
BIMCODER, Inc | Win32 and 64 | 10/14/2014 | Trial

Export Autodesk® Revit® schedule data to an Excel file to allow a user to edit schedule data externally and import Excel file back to Revit to automatically refresh the Revit model parameters.


NEW ADD-INS

Workshared File Notification
Lazcad | Win32 and 64 | 10/15/2014 | Free

Prevent user from opening an old local file and prevent user from accidentally opening a central model.


Related: Other roundups.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

LazJS: Integration of Javascript with Revit

From the LazJS website...

Frustrated with the limitations of Revit formula? Or spend hours writing a Revit plugin? Spending hours updating your door tags?

Solve these and more with LazJS

Features
 

Access to Revit Objects
Access to Revit objects directly from Javascript including Project Information, Doors, Rooms, Phases, and etc.

Works with Parameters
Add javascript formula to any parameter. E.g. Adding a formula on a Room's parameter to calculate Occupancy Load


Works on Entire Project
Write javascript that updates an entire project. E.g. Renumber all mark value to solve duplicate mark issue

Free for Non-Commercial Use
If you're using Revit student version or Not For Resale version, you can use LazJS for free

Code Libraries and Sharing
Browse and download scripts from our library as a starting point. Upload and share your scripts with the community

Javascript (ECMA5)
Text Manipulation, Math functions, Date and Time manipulation, Sorting, Looping and etc.

Easy to Use
Write javascript using our Built-In Editor or download from our library. Edit and tailor to your company's requirement. Just save and that's it.

Plug-Ins
Build custom plug-ins and use in Javascript. Connect to Database? Import export to Excel?

Built-In Excel Plugin
Export and Import data using Excel. Perform additional actions such as deleting or moving an element.




There's more information available on the LazJS website.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Free Workshared File Notification Add-in for Revit Prompts Users to Update Local Files!

From the Autodesk Exchange Apps website...

This is an administrative app that allows a BIM Coordinator to control the usage of Workshared Enabled Autodesk® Revit® file. As a general rule, local file should be recreated daily. However, this is hard to enforce in a large company. Also, a normal user could accidentally open a central file.

This app helps to
  • Prevent user from opening an old local file
    • Local file can be recreated automatically
    • How many days a local file is considered old? It is set to 1 day. That is if a local file was created yesterday, and when you open it today, it will ask to recreate a new local file. You can change the 'number of days' in Config.ini
    • User can still open an old local file (On by default)
  • Prevent user from accidentally opening a central model
    • Confirmation dialog when a central file is opened (On by default)
    • User will not be able to open a central file (Off by default)

This app also shows localized message for Revit Chinese Simplified version.

Prompt the user to recreate a new local file

Prevent user from accidentally opening a central file

Disabled the user completely from opening a central file

Simple, useful, configurable, free ... Editor's Choice winner!



There's more information available on the Autodesk Exchange Apps website.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

SUPER RFI Add-in for Revit

From Moustafa Khalil's website...

Introduction

In Site Architects’ practical life, Contractors study construction drawings and commence progressing that on Site and convert paper line works (Design Drawings) come to life. No body is perfect,some mistakes are found by contractor in design drawings for example, as built conditions doesn’t match a part of architectural design, while other mistakes are taken by contractor, where he miss understand the Construction/Design documents and execute to a wrong direction. These scenarios are recorded in a document, called (RFI=> Request for Information) seeking a solution from designers.

What is RFI?

It is a process used by contractor or Site Architects where they seek a clarification of some discrepancies between Construction documents and Design documents.Generally, this RFI is considered as an official document to record a problem on Site and to record answers by Architects “Designer” and all are managed under Project Management.

So What is in my mind?

Binding technologies together can do magic. This tool is a quite different that any other tool I previously written. I tried here to bind Mobile technology with Revit. It was a good experience to see how other stuff works. This new tool was tested on Android systems version 4.0 not yet sure about lower versions of Android compatibility. Enough introduction let’s get to the main point.

About the Tool:

This tool will help increasing the communication between Revit Designers and Site Engineers. Simply, When Site Engineer on his daily Site walk, he catches some discrepancies that requires a clarification from Designer. So all he have to do is to open his mobile snap a photo, write his comments and click submit query. Revit designer will get this data on his computer where Revit automatically Creates a new view named RFI with the submit date from Site Engineer pointing to the the room where the photo is taken and adding a text Note with the comments from Site Engineer.


There's more information available on Moustafa Khalil's website.

Print ALL PDF-DWG Add-in for Revit

From Moustafa Khalil's website...

About the tool:

The idea of this Add-in came to me when I experienced issuing my design drawings to the client. The case was after finalizing all my sheets for issuing (printing) I realized that I have more than 40 design drawings sheets mixed between A3 , A4,A2,A1, A0 as well as with different categories like”As built”- “Phase 1” …ect

To print this to Scale was really frustrating as you have to pick the right paper Size before printing. So imaging that you will go through each sheet to identify their scale and memorize the sheet number then you record it in view sheet set. Then sometimes you change the size which will require redoing the whole scenario again.

How it Works

For instance, when you click on the PDF + DWG Button, the programme “Addin” will sort all your sheets, then a Printing window will pop up seeking your choice between:
  1. Print all sheets in sheets Group by 100% Zoom. ie. same sheet scale.
  2. Print all sheets in Sheet Group in A3. Zoom to Fit.
  3. Select Whether you want to export DWG. as well or not.
  4. Choose the location for the output the files. By selecting the output folder, the programme will create a folder for PDF and a folder for DWG.




There's more information available on Moustafa Khalil's website.

Export Revit Parameters to Excel Add-in

From Moustafa Khalil's website...

How it works:

  • When you hit the button tool the programme will trace all the available information of categories and all its relevant parameters. This gathering is recorded on a text file in the same Location of your Project file as a text file same name as you project but with extension txt.
  • This text file will be read each time you run the programme which will be enhance the speed of operation next time you
  • use this tool.
  • Another option in this tool is to gather information from other existing projects. This can be done by clicking on the
  • “Open Multiple Projects. (Explained below).
  • After you select all your project a total count of selected projects will appear under the said button. Sheet/Project, is to create a new Excel Sheet with the name of the project and to list all selected parameters and category inside. This option will be disabled if the number of projects is one.
  • Sheet/Category is to Create Excel sheet with the name of Category and list all parameters inside.
  • Include Header is to add header name for the Exported parameter. You can use this option if you want to continue on
  • existing excel sheet.
  • Existing Excel File Check box is to merge the exported data into an Existing Excel Sheet.
  • The following Box shows the Excel File name that will be used for merging. If this box is empty/disabled a new excel file will be create.
  • Worksheet is select an existing excel sheet from all available sheets in the existing excel file.
  • Start cell Location is to select where to start. Be aware, that Columns will start from number 4 even if you typed 1-3.



There's more information available on Moustafa Khalil's website.