Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Free Webinar Jul 5 – BIM 360 Team Overview

From the registration website:

BIM 360 Team overview

Wed, Jul 5, 2017 4:30 AM - 5:30 AM PDT

BIM 360 Team

Find, Share, View & Review - Anywhere! Collaborate in the Cloud with BIM 360 products.
Paul Hewitt, Senior Application Specialist, guides you through some of the choice features of BIM 360 Team.

Purpose-built for the needs of architects, engineers and their project stakeholders, BIM 360 Team gives design teams a central location to communicate, view, mark-up and review  2D and 3D project design files from anywhere—simply using a web browser to a mobile device. By giving project access to all team members who need it, design teams are able to gain consensus faster, make decisions together and build stakeholder engagement using BIM 360 Team.

Paul will also be showing the benefits of Collaboration for Revit in conjunction with BIM 360 Team.

There's more information available on the registration website.

Initial Levels and Grids

From the Autodesk App Store:

Initial Levels and Grids  helps you to define the levels and grids that will be used in the project. For grids, allows you to create the orthogonal grid frame defining a different X and Y distance. For levels, it keeps the elevation of the first level in the project, allows you to choose a total number of levels and a standard space between them. You can choose to create the plan and ceiling views along with the levels. Grids can only be created in plan and 3D views, Levels can be created in sections, elevations or 3D views. You can choose to create only grids, only levels, or both at the same time (only on 3D).

This application is designed to be used in new projects, if the file already have several levels the application will give you an alert about posible information loss and element disasociation. There is no problem with creating grids in files with previous grid information, the application will skip the existent grid names.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Free Webinar Jun 29 – Connecting Project Teams with Collaboration for Revit

From the CADD Microsystems website:

Connecting Project Teams with Collaboration for Revit Webinar 

Event Details
Date: June 29, 2017 - 1:00pm EDT
Location: Online
Cost: Free


Building projects are never simple. There are numerous stakeholders, different teams delivering on different schedules, working on multiple models, with each model progressing independently within each firm’s network. Join us as we show you how building project teams can connect with centralized access to BIM project data making it easier to access all project data – anytime, anywhere. Learn how to:

  • Enable project team members in all disciplines, from multiple firms, or sites to concurrently author a model using the BIM process.
  • Connect team members with direct, real-time chat within project models to free teams from traditional, limited tools, such email and phone.
  • Access Autodesk A360 Collaboration for Revit with a centralized cloud-based workspace, and improve efficiency on projects. 

There's more information available on the CADD Microsystems website.

Free Webinar Jun 29 – Capturing Current Conditions with ReCAP Pro and Creating Point Cloud Models

From the CADD Microsystems website:

Capturing Current Conditions and Creating Point Cloud Models Webinar 

Event Details
Date: June 29, 2017 - 2:30pm EDT
Location: Online
Cost: Free


Renovations of an older building or project can be tedious. Months can be spent simply looking for the old documentation, plans, files, and inspection of the site. Reworking of offices, relocation of key components and equipment, material changes, and code updates are just examples of the many things that could have taken place during the buildings lifecycle. This is where the use of Reality Capture comes into place. Reality Capture allows a team to capture current conditions of a site and build an accurate point cloud model based on the observed and captured data. Autodesk ReCap Pro is software designed to process point cloud data files for use and register these files to process a better point cloud data file. The point cloud data file can then be used in other pieces of software for design and production purposes.

The Week that was in Revit and Navisworks Add-ons for June 19-25, 2017

Here on Revit Add-ons, we published eighteen posts during the week of June 19, 2017. See below for details.


From the Autodesk App Store, for Revit, we posted about Face Painter, a substitute for the Paint tool that works on systems families, Hanger Generator, for creating hangers for MEP objects, the free Quick Commands Search, an autocomplete for key-in commands, and the free R AutoSave, an auto-save utility for Revit.

From around the Internet, we posted for the first time about Assemble Insight, a cloud-based data-management and collaboration platform that includes rapid model-based takeoffs and visual variance reporting.

Roundup – For June 19-25, 2017, New and Updated Revit and Navisworks Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store

The week of June 19, 2017 was a moderately busy one on the Autodesk App Store for Revit and Navisworks add-ins.

For new add-ins for Revit, Face Painter is a substitute for the Paint tool that works with systems families, and Hanger Generator is for generating hangers for MEP objects.

For updates, BIM Track, for use with both Revit and Navisworks, received a relatively significant update, as did the Revit add-in External Access Links Manager.



Face Painter
Allows you to "Paint" or "Remove Paint" on several elements at the same time | USD 5.00
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About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 6/20/2017 – Initial version.

Hanger Generator
Generate hangers for MEP linear elements | USD 20.00
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About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 6/20/2017 – Initial version

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Free Quick Commands Search – Autocomplete for Key-in Commands

From the Autodesk App Store:

Quick Commands Search for Autodesk® Revit® is a plugin which enables users to find and run commands by typing the command name in an autocomplete box. The plugin is designed to help Autodesk® AutoCAD® users make an easier transition into Revit as well as for existing user looking to increase their work efficiency. This plugin is a must have tool for all Revit users and AutoCAD lovers.

  • When installed in Revit, Click F2 to open the box
  • Quickly finds and executes any Revit command.
  • Smoother transition between AutoCAD to Revit.
  • Efficiency increasing plugin - Saves an average of 7 seconds (!!) per command.

Face Painter – Paint Tool for Systems Families

From the Autodesk App Store:

Use this application whenever you need to use the “Paint” tool on several system elements. The system elements are the ones that cannot be saved as external families, such as: floors, ceilings, walls and roofs. You can filter the faces by orientation, such as: vertical, horizontal and diagonal. You can use any material element in the current project. You can also Remove Paint of elements by the same filters. While you are in the settings window, the application will update the amount of element selected and faces to paint.

Screenshot of the interface

Free R AutoSave – Auto-Save for Revit

From the Autodesk App Store:

Every Autodesk® Revit® user has been faced with a situation of emergency shutdown and loss of data at some point. No one wants to lose time and work done. This inspired us to create the "R AutoSave" application - auto-save for Revit!

The main task of R AutoSave is to minimize the loss of data. You just need to install R AutoSave, set the auto-save interval and that's it!

Examples of use.
Normal work.
For example, you specify an interval of auto-saving of 5 minutes. This means that R AutoSave will automatically save your project every 5 minutes (completely without your participation).
You can still make a "manual" file saving (the "Save" button) when you need it.
The backup files created during the "manual" saving (files like "Project Name.001.rvt") will be stored by default in the "Backup" folder in the project directory.

WhiteFeet Tools for Revit 2018

Mario Guttman has announced the updated release of his WhiteFeet Tools for Revit 2018. (Sorry we don't have more information on this update for you.)

Assemble Insight – Includes Rapid Model-Based Takeoffs and Visual Variance Reporting

From the Assemble Systems website:

The Industry’s Most Advanced Model Data Management Solution 

Assemble Insight is a cloud-based data management solution for AEC professionals that unlocks the power of BIM to create intelligent building information for use across the entire project lifecycle.


Assemble extracts model information from authoring tools and sends it to the cloud so your team can access and use BIM data in a web browser. Publish models in minutes, using the Assemble Add-in for AutoCad or Revit, to quickly visualize the model, it’s quantities and other mission critical information without being a BIM expert.

Scan to BIM 2018

From the IMAGINiT Technologies website:

Scan to BIM 2018 is Here

The Scan to BIM™ add-on for Autodesk Revit enables you to create and validate a model from a point cloud with automated recognition and placement of architectural elements such as walls and columns, as well as MEP elements such as pipes, ducts, conduits and more.

We're pleased to announce the latest release of IMAGINiT's Scan to BIM solution, Scan to BIM 2018.

Our latest release features the ability to send a subset of your point cloud to another user, lets you quickly jump between stored section box definitions of the 3D view, and offers enhanced orthographic adjustment tools as well as support for working in perspective views..

Free Webinar Jun 28 – Revizto 4.4 "The Rocket Fuel for Coordination"

From the registration website:

Revizto 4.4 the rocket fuel for coordination

Wed, Jun 28, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT

In this global webinar we will run through the new features in Revizto 4.4 and the workflow strategy behind them.  This new version 4.4 is all about coordination, how can we better assign, communicate and resolve clashes. We will walk through this improved process. The ability to coordinate different trades by file type, category, level or phase is now just one click away.

You will also learn  how to isolate or color code different aspects of the model and how this ties into the Issue Tracker.

There's more information available on the registration website.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Review of the Free Tools in the CTC BIM Batch Suite

Over on his BIM Chapters blog, Dan Stine has published a review of the free tools in the CTC BIM Batch Suite add-in. Read the review here.

Nice job Dan!

AGACAD's Summer Special: Until Jul 31, Buy Smart Details and get Smart Browser & BIM Tree Manager Free

From the AGACAD website:

AGACAD‘s Summer Special!

June 20, 2017 by Gitana Černiauskienė

As summer gets underway, we have a unique 3-for-1 offer. From now through July 31, when you purchase Smart Details, you’ll get BIM Tree Manager and Smart Browser Manager for FREE for 1 year!

Furthermore, by purchasing Smart Details, you get three pieces of software that can be used by two people simultaneously.