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Friday, June 24, 2016

BIMWERX Translator

From the Autodesk App Store...

This add-in requires you to sign in with a Microsoft account in order to make use of the free* Microsoft Translator API.

A step-by-step help dialog in this application will guide you to set this up if you are not yet familiar with this process.

BIMWERX Translator for Autodesk® Revit® will translate all model text (in all views) from the source language to the destination language, as selected by the user.

* Free plans for up to 2 000 000 characters per month, paid plans for larger.


About This Version
Version 1.2, 6/20/2016
Fixed Arabic language translation server request problem

The BIMWERX Translator add-in is priced at 10.00 USD.

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

BIMWERX Capitalize

From the Autodesk App Store...

Capitalize all model text in an open Autodesk® Revit® project.

This application requires minimal input, and will scan the entire model, including all views and sheets, when converting text elements to the upper case equivalent.

This application will reduce the mundane task of enforcing drawing standards that requires upper case text annotations in a project.


About This Version
Version 1.0, 6/20/2016
First Release

The BIMWERX Capitalize add-in is priced at 5.00 USD.

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

Free Flip Work Plane Add-in

From the Autodesk App Store...

While placing the host based elements from the Ceiling Plan or Floor plan, sometimes our components are not in the same direction as we expect.

We end up in a situation, where we manually flip the workplanes of all elements.

This version tool allows the user to select multiple elements and flip the work plane all together.




About This Version
Version 2016.0.1, 6/21/2016
In this version, the tool will show the list of items that can be flipped. The user can finally decide whether to accept it or not. If the user clicks "NO", the changes will not be made.

The free Flip Work Plane add-in is brought to you by Zha Software Developers.

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

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Families Ribbon Add-in

From the Autodesk App Store...

AVAILABLE EDITONS
  • Families Ribbon Lite - only the first 15 buttons are enabled 
  • Families Ribbon Starter - maximum 2 simultaneous users under one account
  • Families Ribbon Standard - maximum 10 simultaneous users under one account
  • Families Ribbon Corporate - unlimited number of simultaneous users under one account 

KEY FEATURES
  • Add any Autodesk® Revit® Family file to the Revit Ribbon
  • Share Ribbon Layout across the network to all users
  • The option to place the Family into the current view after the button has been clicked
  • The option to Duplicate and update the Family's Type Parameters
  • Use any type of Family (i.e. Single Type Families, Multiple Type Families and Catalog)

HOW IT WORKS

Families Ribbon Revit plugin allows the user to easily create custom Revit Ribbon Buttons to insert the existing library Families into Revit Project Browser and place the Family Type into the current view. The user has the option to design his own layout to suit whatever Family library database he is using. This is a faster alternative to searching a Family Type in Revit Project Browser (which in the case of a more complex job or even in a blank template could be time consuming due to the large amount of items) and placing into the current view. The plugin will search whether the Family Type is currently loaded, and if the result is false the type of the specified Family is imported. Moreover, you have the option to perform advanced tasks such as duplicating the Family Type and specifying any Type Parameters before insertion or placement.

The designed Revit Ribbon layout can be shared over a network by placing it in a network folder. If all the users over a network are using the same library folder and one of them is adding, modifying or removing a button, all other users will have the updated Ribbon on the next Revit restart. If any modifications to the Ribbon Layout occur while in use, then all users will receive a one-time prompt to restart Revit for the new changes to take effect.

Library buttons can be assigned to a Ribbon Panel which can hold up to 18 grid items and 3 lists (each list can contain up to 20 items). The maximum allowed number of panels is 12.




About This Version
Version 1.0.0, 6/20/2016
Initial release

The Families Ribbon add-in is brought to you by .NETtools. Pricing is as follows:

BIMWERX Batch File Upgrader

From the Autodesk App Store...

Upgrade multiple Autodesk® Revit® Projects (*.rvt) or Revit Families (*.rfa) in a folder to the 2017 version.

The batch file upgrader will scan a user specified folder for project files and family files, upgrade them and save them in the same folder. All backup files are automatically removed afterwards in order not to clutter the folder that is being upgraded.

This application requires minimal input, and works great with multiple library file upgrades.



About This Version
Version 1.0, 6/20/2016
First release

The BIMWERX Batch File Upgrader is priced at 10.00 USD.

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

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Roundup – Juan Osborne's Free Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store (Updated)

From the Autodesk App Store...

Juan Osborne
Contact Us
Juan Osborne independent developer
Consulting Services
Custom Development

ElementRenumbering
Re-assign the number properties, or other, of multiple elements in the order that the user selects by picking | Free

FilterMore
Advanced filter with expand capabilities and selection keeper | Free

TransferSingle
Advanced way to transfer content and standards between one file and another (or multiple) | Free

WorksetCreator
Workset creator will let you handle workset names and create multiple worksets in just a few clicks. WorksetbyAverage will let you assign workset to multiple elements based in category, family or type | Free

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

Editor's Note: It looks like Juan Osborne is a talented and interesting guy. Based on his website, Osborne is an artist as well as a fellow Revit geek. Based on the images above, I believe it (some add-in developers might be well advised to outsource the graphics end of things to Osborne). Here are some other examples of his BIM-related artwork. Nice!



Free Element Renumbering Add-in

From the Autodesk App Store...

ElementRenumbering will let you renumber different kind of elements, just picking one by one. This tool is a modification of ADN Room Renumbering but with expanded capabilities. Source code is in documentation folder.



About This Version
Version 1.0.0, 6/16/2016
First Public Version

The free ElementRenumbering add-in is brought to you by Juan Osborne.

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

Related: Roundup – Juan Osborne's Free Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store