Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Free Buzzsaw Migration Service for BIM 360

From the Autodesk App Store:

Migrate And Transfer Your Data From Buzzsaw

Using Cloudsfer, a cloud based migration service, transfer and backup your Buzzsaw data to over 20 cloud storage providers such as Autodesk® BIM 360®, Google, Dropbox, Box, SharePoint, Office 365, Aliyun, Azure, Amazon S3, Amazon Cloud Drive and many more.

Cloudsfer seamlessly migrates data, requires no installation or hardware, and no bandwidth during the migration process.

Companies and users can migrate their data in a fast and secure manner while continuing to work on their source systems. Users can also apply Delta Migration after an initial run to transfer newly created and modified data.

Please note, this is an internal Autodesk application and should not to be used without an invitation from Autodesk.  In order to start migrating your Buzzsaw data, please contact your Buzzsaw support representative to be invited and start transferring your data.

LTM® - Landscape Terrain Modeller

From the Autodesk App Store:

The Landscape Terrain Modeller (LTM®) plug-in for Autodesk® Revit® makes it easy for landscape architects to work in Revit.

The LTM® plug-in include 8 powerful tools that enable you to quickly and easily modify Floors in Revit by defining a slope. Just type in the slope pointing out the starting point and the elevation at the end point is automatically calculated, and the floor will be modified.

Furthermore, the LTM® also include 4 functions to create Filled Regions attached to floors to visually improve your plan drawings for presentations. Filled regions created with the LTM plug-in are connected to the floor with the same shape as the floor and can be automatically updated if the shape of the floor is changed.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Roundup – For May 28 - Jun 3, 2018, New and Updated Revit Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store

The week of May 28, 2018 was a fairly busy one for Revit-related add-ins on the Autodesk App Store. One new add-in was published, and another fourteen were updated.

The new add-in, the free Placing Light, for Revit, is for inserting hosted light families on false ceilings or Reference Planes.

For updates, the free and popular Align, also for Revit, received a relatively significant refresh.



Placing Light
Insert hosted light family on the false ceiling or Reference Plane in the standard distribution | Free
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About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 5/28/2018 – Initial Version


hsbModel for Autodesk® Revit®
hsbModel generates building components in Autodesk® Revit® that can be printed on a larger scale with a 3D printer, finally allowing you assemble by clicking them together | Trial
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About This Version: Version 22.0.226, 6/1/2018 – Version 2018 with support for Revit 2017, 2018, and 2019.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Free and Open Source Align v1.4.0 – New "Untangle" Options Added to Quickly Cleanup Overlapping Elements

From the BIM 42 blog:

By Simon Moreau
Jun 2, 2018

I have finally find the time to update Align, my plugin for aligning elements, tags and text in Revit.

The app now supports Revit version from 2016 to 2019 and it is available on the Autodesk App Store.

The main update this year is the Untangle function. This function comes with two new buttons, “Untangle Vertically” and “Untangle Horizontally”.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Product Roundup – Free Revit Add-ins from CADD Microsystems

From the CADD Microsystems website:

About CADD Microsystems

CADD Microsystems is a consulting and software firm specializing in all phases of the building lifecycle. We are a nationally recognized authority for technology solutions in the design, build and operate industry, and have close to 30 years of industry experience. Our clients represent the complete spectrum of professionals in the building and infrastructure community, including architectural designers; mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineers; civil engineers; visualization designers; construction companies; GIS and mapping firms; facilities management firms and utilities in both the public and private sectors.

The services we provide include:
  • Autodesk and FM Software Solutions
  • BIM Process Consulting and Tools
  • Professional Services
  • Employee Development and Training
  • Tailored Solutions Addressing Client Needs


FilterPlus for Revit
FilterPLUS is designed to easily and immediately make your Revit using experience easier by replacing the native Filter tool with a custom built beefed-up filter | Free

Free FilePROPS for AutoCAD and Revit

From the CADD Microsystems website:

There’s a lot more information in your Revit and AutoCAD files, and sometimes you don’t want to open them up to find it. The standard Windows file properties dialog box is pretty lacking, but FilePROPS lets you peek under the hood of your RVT and DWG files to get a little more crucial data.

Built Into Windows

Works right in Windows – even on machines that don’t have AutoCAD or Revit

Just Right-Click

Just right-click on the file and select File Properties for AutoCAD/Revit

FilePROPS for AutoCAD and Revit is brought to you by CADD Microsystems. It's free, though registration is required.

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

Further Reading

Free WarningsPLUS for Revit

From the CADD Microsystems website:

The Warnings dialog in Revit can be a little tricky to navigate, which makes resolving important Warnings something that can be overlooked.

WarningsPLUS for Revit adds a new interface with added functionality to make managing your Revit model warnings a little more manageable.

Roundup – For May 21-27, 2018, New and Updated Revit Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store

The week of May 21, 2018 was a moderately busy one for Revit-related add-ins on the Autodesk App Store. Two new add-ins were published, and another thirteen were updated.

For the new add-ins, Cleaner is for deleting unwanted items, and Element Array is for creating rectangular arrays of elements.

For updates, Preview Image Generator (P.I.G.) Batch! received a relatively significant refresh.


A simple and effective tool that will improve your productivity while managing model efficiency. Helps to remove information from an Autodesk® Revit® Project/Template or Family | USD 7.00
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About This Version: Version 1.0, 5/21/2018 – Initial Version

Element Array
Create Rectangular Array of Elements , Fast and Easy | USD 5.00
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About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 5/21/2018 – initial release

Cleaner – Delete Unwanted Items

From the Autodesk App Store:

Autodesk® Revit® model efficiency is important to meet project goals and budget. At some point, however, it’s likely that each project will experience slow syncs, delayed opening and crashes. Simple operations in the Revit model become a pain for team productivity.

Linked files can be very large and include a lot of information that is not needed when all you want is the base building model. Depending on the standards of your office, this app can help to clean up the linked files by deleting unneeded views or sheets and purging out all unused families.

This app is a simple and effective tool that will improve your productivity while managing model efficiency.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

MWF SIPs – Automatically Layout Your Structural Insulated Panels Project, and More

From the StrucSoft Solutions website:

MWF SIPS Intelligence & Automation

MWF SIPS puts all the intelligence and automation of our Revit®-based MWF software into the SIP builder’s hands. MWF SIPS recognizes wall types, defines materials, thicknesses, shapes and it automatically lay out your SIP panel project. Number your SIP panels, quantify splines, tracks and sills then output all the information directly to your shop floor with optional CNC output.

MWF Panel Stacker – Organize Your Floor and Wall Panels on Trucks

From the StrucSoft Solutions website:

Wall & Floor Panel Management

MWF Panel Stacker is the first release in our suite of shop floor management tools extending the power of our popular MWF panelization software. MWF Panel Stacker allows the user to organize wall or floor panels based on their own manufacturing, construction or sequencing priority requirements into zones. These zones are then stacked and optimized based on user-input shipping criteria and organized onto trucks. The powerful 2D/3D interface gives the user the ability to visualize and reorganize panels freehand if necessary at any point in the process. Customizable reports for packing slips, bundles and panel output can be generated and output in Excel and PDF.

Free Webinar May 31 – MEP Hangers: From Revit Family to Building Site

From the announcement:

MEP Hangers: From Revit Family to Building Site

On May 31st, our revamped MEP Hangers software takes the spotlight. See the whole bit, from laying out supports and hangers in a Revit project to exporting to a Total Station.

AVAIL Browser for Revit v3.3.1 & AVAIL Desktop v3.8.1

From the announcement:

AVAIL Desktop 3.8.1 Release

You won't be disappointed!  This release is packed with new features we think you're going to love...
  • Automatic harvesting of Revit Parameters as Tags!
  • Index URLs by dragging from your browser directly into an AVAIL Channel
  • Improved scrolling performance
  • AVAIL Stream update
  • More detailed AVAIL Analytics

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

MWF Pro Metal, Pro Wood, Pro Suite and Advanced Metal v2.33

From the announcement:

MWF New Build

Compatible with Revit® 2019

After a few months of hard work, our development team has just released a new build for MWF. Available for download now, the latest MWF build is now compatible with Revit® 2019.

Key features include:

  • Ability to clash MEP with members within a wall and create punch outs to pass wiring, plumbing and more.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Placing Light

From the Autodesk App Store:

Have you ever searched for a tool to speed up the distribution of placing a light inside the room?

This add-in will insert the light and distribute it in standard distribution “X-2X-X” "Y-2Y-Y".

First -  Select hosted light fixture in the false ceiling or Reference Plane.

Second - Pick two-point to specify a rectangular Room on the screen.

Third - Enter the number of the Light Row then enter the number of the Light Column.

Standard light distribution "X-2X-X" "Y-2Y-Y"  will be placed on the same false ceiling or Reference Plane of the selected hosted light fixture.