Sunday, December 16, 2018

Macaw Plus – 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 list of Macaw Plus' features :
  • Ability to search the keynote table using keywords.
  • Create filtered keynotes and save them as grouped to make the browsing of the large tables much easier.
  • Allow the user to create keynotes directly from the keynote table.
  • Replace existing keynotes in the model with the new ones in the table.
  • Add/Remove/Edit keynotes
  • Update the existing keynotes within the model after changing the keynote index
  • Ability to undo the modification of keynote table
  • Backup the keynote file and restore the backups directly from the add-in.
  • Renumbering the keynotes using predefined indexing patterns

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Navis To Acad

From the Autodesk App Store:

Have you ever been working with the Autodesk® Navisworks® model and had to reference a location in Autodesk® AutoCAD®? Chances are the answer is yes. The normal workflow would be to copy and paste the values from the Measure tools dockable panel one at a time. The Navis to Acad tool allows you to instantly reference points used in the measurement tool into the last active AutoCAD dwg. Simply snap some points using the "Point to Point" measurement tool in Navisworks, then chose to reference the first point, second point, or both points in AutoCAD and spheres will be drawn at those points.

Another feature of this app allows you to instantly apply move transformations to objects in AutoCAD. Once the objects are moved in Navisworks, right click on the still selected objects and select the "Transform->Acad" option. If the objects are found in any open drawing in AutoCAD, the transforms will be applied to them.

Lean4Team – Lean Project Management for BIM 360 Docs

From the Autodesk App Store:

Lean4Team is a project management solution connected to your Autodesk® BIM 360® account. It is designed for the practical implementation of Lean in BIM and Construction teams, with the goal to eliminate waste. It provides a real-time, shared understanding of activity and status, making it the ideal tool to manage BIM projects.

Lean4Team benefits include:
  • Advanced team visibility into projects in the pipeline and projects in process — keeping your team organized and focused on priorities
  • Finish up on tasks with a lot of people without having to set up meetings for them
  • Efficient for users who don't want to be interrupted by project managers — your boss can see the status instead of asking
  • Makes it easy to anticipate problems and possibilities and alter your actions according to positive or negative conditions
  • Accelerates project delivery for contractors by enabling the office to easily coordinate and connect while empowering the field to anticipate and act
  • Increases the reliability of project work plans while providing insight into the root causes that can erode team productivity and project profit
  • Helps to move on from a physical Kanban board to an electronic board

Thursday, December 13, 2018

TAGGER for Navisworks – Tag ELements in Real Time

From the Autodesk App Store:

Tag the information of any element inside Autodesk® Navisworks® in real time.

With this tool you can visualize the information of elements in Navisworks and create a tag with this information.

Tagger uses the "Quick Properties" information to create smart tags of your model.

Also, you can create SavedViewPoint in just one click. Similar to Autodesk® Revit®, create Tags of any element, in different colors for a better visualization.

Display and Tag Element Data

Sunday, December 9, 2018

The Week That Was in Revit Add-ons for Dec 3-9, 2018

The week of December 3, 2018 was a quiet one on Revit Add-ons. On The Autodesk App Store, no new add-ins were published and none were updated. Our best guess: the site administrator was probably on vacation. Expect a flood next week.

We took the opportunity to do some behind the scenes work, such as branding, marketing and sales.

We also took the opportunity to catch up with one of our advertisers, StrucSoft Solutions, by posting about their MWF Post Frame for Revit, as well as their free Dynamo scripts.

Top 10

Top of the Pops

Last week, the following posts spent time in the #1 spot of our 'Trending Top 10 for the Last 7 Days' list. In order, they were:

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Free Unjoin All Framing Dynamo Scripts from StrucSoft Solutions

From the StrucSoft Solutions website:

Dynamo Scripts

Especially handy for floor systems, users can disallow the joins on their beams and framing (by comment or all framing) without having to go into each piece individually. Using Dynamo 2.0.1

The Unjoin All Framing and Unjoin All Framing by Comment Dynamo scripts are brought to you by StrucSoft Solutions. They're free.

There's more information available on the StrucSoft Solutions website.

MWF Post Frame

From the StrucSoft Solutions website:

MWF Post Frame models

MWF Post Frame models, quantifies and produces drawings for a variety of post-frame structures quickly and easily through user-defined templates and easy-to-manipulate 3D Revit models. MWF Post Frame offers users an economic and environmentally sustainable option compared to alternative framing systems. It is now considered the construction method of choice for commercial, industrial and agricultural buildings.

Define Conditions
Easily define girt sizes, spacing, post types and end post conditions for automated framing.

Monday, December 3, 2018

The Week That Was in Revit Add-ons for Nov 19 - Dec 2, 2018



From the Autodesk App Store, we posted about the self-explanatory Auto Numbering, the free Column Panel, for placing panel slabs on structural columns at specified levels and more, OpenLM, for "licenses on premise," SOFiSTiK Analysis + Design, for structural engineering, and the self-explanatory WarningManageEz.

From around the Internet, we posted about the free FenestraPro Linc, for accessing live manufacturer data and information. We also posted about the GAMUT tools for family library browsing and management:

Roundup – for Nov 26 - Dec 2, 2018, New and Updated Revit-Related Add-Ins on the Autodesk App Store

The week of November 26, 2018 was a fairly busy one, though nothing dropped until Friday – the administrator must have been on vacation – making it a very busy weekend for us indeed. Five new add-ins were published and ten were updated.



Auto Numbering
Digitteck® AutoNumbering™: You can automatically renumber (marks): Rooms, Doors, Windows You can use the composer to add prefixes and suffixes to the number (mark) | USD 19.00
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About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 11/30/2018 – First Release

OpenLM - For Engineering Licenses On Premise
OpenLM is a software license monitoring and management system for optimizing the usage of your software licenses | Trial
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About This Version: Version, 11/29/2018 – Software License Cost Savings Guarantee. We are so confident in the ROI of our system, that we guarantee OpenLM will let you save at least 15% on your engineering software license expenses (including software renewals and new purchases). If after the first three months, it does not enable you to do this, you will receive one year of maintenance, free.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Revit Add-ons End-of-Year Advertising Sale! Just in Time for Marketing Budgeting!

Spot Elevations v1.5.0 for Navisworks

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 1.5.0, 11/26/2018
  • Project Units recognized to show the elevations in the correct units.
  • Added option to select Decimal precision.
  • Added option to write the elevation on a SavedViewPoint when clicking a point.
  • Improved TEXT drawing. Now all the FONT STYLE are drawn correctly and accurately.
  • Added a crosshair to identify point of reference.
  • Spot Elevations now store user preferences: Color, Size, Decimals, Font, Offset, Write Elevation on Click. 


Spot the elevation of any element inside Autodesk® Navisworks® in real time.

With this tool you can visualize the real elevation of elements in Navisworks and establish a reference elevation number to measure relative elevations.

It will be very easy to verify the free clearance of pipes, ducts, cable trays and structural framings.

NOW: You can create SavedViewPoint with Elevation Marks in just one click. Similar to Autodesk® Revit®, create elevation marks of any point.

Auto Numbering

From the Autodesk App Store:

Digitteck® AutoNumbering™ 

(App presentation:

Wasted time in the workplace has become a hot topic of discussion, and businesses are consistently varying to shape their workforce into a well-oiled maximum efficiency machine.

Many organizations are missing opportunities to automate business processes that can save their employees’ time and boost productivity.

With AutoNumbering you will save time by having the app doing the numbering job for you.

You can automatically renumber (marks) :
  • Rooms
  • Doors
  • Windows

OpenLM - For Engineering Licenses On Premise

From the Autodesk App Store:

OpenLM is a software license monitoring and management system for optimizing the usage of your software licenses.

It shows you application usage patterns and statistics to help you ‘stretch your expensive software licenses to their limit’.

OpenLM for Engineering Licensing is the main product package of OpenLM; it provides all the essential engineering software license tracking capabilities and reports for optimizing your software inventory.

Free Column Panel – Place Panel Slabs on Structural Columns at Specified Levels, and More

From the Autodesk App Store:

Column Panel is a custom plug-in which is used for creating a panel(s) (slab) for structural column(S) at a specified level. This plug-in also has some other functions which structural engineers will find useful. For example:
  • Get Structural column information (Location & Rotation)
  • Create column drop Panel(s) at a specific level
  • Create Isolated footing for selected column(s) with or without eccentricity
  • Create combined footing

SOFiSTiK Analysis + Design

From the Autodesk App Store:

SOFiSTiK Analysis + Design enables you to perform structural analyses of buildings and member design directly in Autodesk® Revit®.

The App provides for a full Finite Element Analysis and design workflow – from model consistency checks to code checking for concrete members like slabs, columns and beams. Structural analyses can be performed in 3D – allowing for realistic simulation of the structural stiffness and optional consideration of the construction sequence. Additionally 2D and 3D subsystems can be adopted in combination with an automatic load takedown. Members can be grouped and accordingly designed in Ultimate and Serviceability Limit States. Calculation and design reports will be generated automatically. Results can be visualized and managed in Revit or be transferred to spread-sheets for further processing using the Export to Excel function.

Together with full support of collaboration features, SOFiSTiK Analysis + Design enables a seamless structural analysis workflow within Revit.

When installed with SOFiSTiK 2018, the app enhances into a Revit interface for the full SOFiSTiK FEA.