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Monday, September 1, 2014

File Upgrader 2015 Add-in for Revit

From the Autodesk Exchange apps website...

This application will upgrade all your Autodesk® Revit® files [*.rvt - *.rfa   - *.rte] (Project files, family files and template files) to be compatible with Revit 2015.

Choose from these options:
  1. Overwriting the same file.
  2. Use the same filename but add any suffix you would like.
  3. Upgrade all to another directory.


File Upgrader 2015 retails for USD 5.00 on the Autodesk Exchange Apps website.

You may also be interested in: Free Bulk File Upgrader Add-in for Revit

AddMaterials: A Free Open Source Add-in to Import Materials from Excel to Revit

Jeremy Tammik has updated his AddMaterials add-in to Revit 2014. This add-in is used to import materials into Revit from an Excel spreadsheet which contains the material properties.

Jeremy's post on the subject is available on his The Building Coder blog.

Luke Johnson has posted a quick start guide on his What Revit Wants blog.

Cleanup Files with eTransmit for Revit 2015!

From the Revit Help file...

Common uses for eTransmit for Autodesk Revit 2015:
  • Internal archiving [Enhanced!]
  • Sending deliverables to clients
  • Model exchange between consultants/partners
  • Model cleanup [New!]
  • Sharing models between disciplines
  • Upgrading models

eTransmit for Autodesk Revit 2015: When you transmit a model, you can now select to:
  • include supporting files such as documents and spreadsheets
  • disable worksets
  • delete sheets
  • include only views that are placed on sheets
  • include or exclude types of views such as detail views or sections

These improvements to eTransmit earn the factory their first Revit Add-ons Editor's Choice award.


There's more information available in the Revit Help file.

Credit: Steve Stafford's Revit Op-Ed blog and Luke Johnson's What Revit Wants blog.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Free Xrev UpRev Add-in for Quickly Adding Revisions to Multiple Sheets in Revit

From the Xrev website...

Xrev UpRev enables you to quickly apply a revision to many sheets. Simply select the Revision you wish to apply, then select all the sheets you want to apply it to, click OK and its done!

No longer will you have to go into each and every sheet and go into the Edit Revisions dialog and tick on the applicable revisions! Or use workarounds like placing a cloud on the sheet and copy/pasting it to selected views.

Download now and start saving time for free!


There's more information available on the Xrev website.

Credit: Luke Johnson's What Revit Wants blog.

Free Xrev View Box Add-in for Revit

From the Xrev website...

View Box enables you to select any element or elements in the model and in a single operation:

  • Create a 3D View,
  • Isolate the elements so nothing else is visible,
  • Name the view,
  • Control the offset of the section box,
  • Hide the section box

This tool was originally developed internally for Revit projects where we were producing shop drawings in Revit and also for generating laser cut files.  If that's what you are trying to do then this tool could save you a lot of time!


There's more information available on the Xrev website.

Free Fire Rating Macro for Revit 2014

Excerpted from Paolo Emilio Serra's Point Revit blog (cleaned up a little to compensate for the Italian to English translation)...

Since it is not yet possible to have a single-line representation for the walls in Revit, I wrote this macro for version 2014 [that] takes into account the parameter types of wall Fire Rating.

Based on the parameter of Fire Rating are created categories of lines and the corresponding lines are drawn in detail at the center line of the wall (if the parameter is not filled nothing happens).

When you need to update the plan views, detail lines are eliminated ... [and] recreated to avoid typos and errors to update.

This process can also be adapted for any other parameter present in the walls (transmittance, noise reduction, etc ...), then if you run the command for the first time on a view that contains all kinds of wall you can develop and maintain the standard of representation in a much less expensive and effective [when] compared to [other methods].

If you're happy with my code, please Pay What You Want via PayPal to puntorevit@gmail.com.

There's more information available on the Punto Revit blog.

Credit: Luke Johnson's What Revit Wants blog.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

The Award-Winning Kiwi Codes Bonus Tools Add-in for Revit Now Includes 46 Tools!

Since I last posted about Bonus Tools in October 2013, Kiwi Codes has released a series of updates, including updating to Revit 2015 and adding the following new tools.

Align Sheets
  • Align viewports on selected Sheets with a master Sheet setup.
  • Copy Parameter Values
  • Copy Parameter Values from one Parameter to another.
  • Choose a parameter from the current element or its host or level, and the parameter to copy it to.
  • Choose your selection set:
    • Current View.
    • Current Selection.
    • Entire Project.

Copy Parameter Values
  • Copy Parameter Values from one Parameter to another.
  • Choose a parameter from the current element or its host or level, and the parameter to copy it to.
  • Choose your selection set:
    • Current View.
    • Current Selection.
    • Entire Project.

Export Schedule to Excel
  • Export any Schedule to Excel.
  • Select the Schedule to export to Excel.
    • First row in Excel is the Parameter Name used during Import (Do not delete or modify this row)
    • Second row in Excel is the Parameter Type (Do not delete this row)
    • Third row in Excel is the Parameter Id (Do not delete this row)
    • First column in Excel is Element Id used during Import (Do not delete this column)
    • Delete any other rows and columns after Export as desired (except for those mentioned above)

Highlight 2D Elements
  • Highlight 2D elements across a project.
  • Check how many 2D patches have been applied to you project.
Note: Complete this procedure on a copy of the file as it 'Override Graphics in View' by 'Element'


Friday, August 29, 2014

Free Open-Source BipChecker for Revit 2015 for Checking Built-In Parameters

Jeremy Tammik has updated his BipChecker to Revit 2015. It may be downloaded from GitHub. Luke Johnson has an excellent post on how to get it up and running on his What Revit Wants blog.






Sample output from BitChecker

A Free Open Source, Light-Weight Web Viewer for Revit and Other Source Model Types

I doubt that anyone will ever call Jeremy Tammik a layabout. At the recent New York AEC Symposium and Hackathon, Jeremy and Matt Mason of IMAGINiT Technologies worked around the clock to create an easy, open source, general-purpose 3D AEC model viewer based on components like WebGL, Three.js and HTML5 via REST and JSON. Dubbed va3c, exporters are available for Grasshopper, Revit, 3DS Max and Sketchup.


The va3c HTML viewer
One may test drive the viewer here.

There's more information available on Jeremy's The Building Coder blog.

Credit: Luke Johnson's What Revit Wants blog.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Free Dulux Colour Atlas Add-in for Revit

From the Dulux website...

The Dulux Colour Atlas Revit® Plug In provides access to over 4600 Dulux Colour without leaving Revit®, ready to be applied to your next project. Colour Information will be automatically generate into your Revit® project, reducing the need for manual data entry. Saving you valuable time and reducing data entry errors! Available in 32 and 64 Bit options.





There's more information available on the Dulux website.

Credit: Luke Johnson's What Revit Wants blog.