Saturday, March 25, 2017

Video: Site Extractor Tutorial

From YouTube:

Site Extractor Tutorial

Here's a link to the product website:


Video: Reuse Grashopper Scripts in Revit Via Flux

From YouTube:

Flux Bi-directional Rhino to Revit brep exchange

Sending Revit reference brep geometry to Rhino, running a Grasshopper script to generate a handrail detail, sending this item back to Revit also as a brep geometry via Dynamo.

Here's a link to the Flux website:

Video: ClashMEP - Clash Control Center Upgrades Including New Real-Time Clash Counter

From YouTube:

This video shows recent upgrades to the Clash Control Center. This includes adding a clash counter and UI upgrades.

Here's a link to the ClashMEP product website:

Friday, March 24, 2017

Site Extractor from Flux Labs Gets a New Look

From the Flux website:


Site Extractor

Geospatial context for your building design in minutes


Free RevitWebcam Source Code – Display a Live Webcam Image on an Element Face

From GitHub and The Building Coder blog:


C# .NET Revit add-in to display a live webcam image on a selected element face using an external event and AVF, the analysis visualisation framework.

The external event polls the webcam for updated images at regular intervals.

Here is RevitWebcam running in Revit 2017:


Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, ADN Open, Autodesk Inc.

There's more information available on GitHub, and on The Building Coder blog.

Free Webinar April 11 & 12, 2017: BIMcollab and Solibri – Optimize Your Issue Management Workflow

From the registration website:

BIMcollab and Solibri: Optimize your issue management workflow

This webinar is offered several times. Select the date and time that works best for you.

Tue, Apr 11, 2017 1:00 AM - 2:00 AM PDT
Wed, Apr 12, 2017 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM PDT

BIMcollab provides the best way to manage issues found in the Solibri Model Checker and communicate them to modelers working with Revit, ARCHICAD, TEKLA, etc to solve. This webinar will describe the optimal workflow as well as explaining some more advanced ways of working.

Register here.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Product Review – AVAIL (Version 3.1)


AVAIL is the content agnostic content management solution from ArchVision that features deep Revit integration.


I downloaded AVAIL from The download began immediately with no need to register. The installer download was 52.9 MB in size.

After agreeing to the license terms and conditions, the installation began. Installation took about five minutes.

The AVAIL "Content Browser" that provides in-app support for Revit is a separate download of 5.6 MB. Installation took just a few minutes.

AVAIL installs as a desktop application, and has its own menu item on the Windows Start menu.

New and Improved MagiCloud Release

From the MagiCloud website:

New and Improved MagiCloud Version is here

22 March 2017 – Turku, Finland – Progman has announced that Europe’s largest BIM library, MagiCloud, has been updated to include the full product information already available in MagiCAD. The cloud-based MagiCloud includes more than one million BIM models and technical details from 230 manufacturers, used primarily by mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) designers. The tool is instrumental in developing a BIM strategy for construction projects.

Some of the latest technical features that will benefit end-users include:
  • Improved search function in MagiCloud, helping designers find products more quickly
  • Ability to search products from 40 market areas
  • Easier downloading of the 3D models, without requiring any installations
  • Improved German and Chinese localisations
  • Bookmarking, enabling users to gain quick access to their search results via a unique URL, and to share them

Free Webinar April 12, 2017: MagiCAD for Revit MEP – Common / General Revit Productivity Tools

From the registration website:

MagiCAD for Revit MEP: Common / General Revit Productivity Tools

Wed, Apr 12, 2017 1:30 AM - 2:00 AM PDT

Overview of running index, legend tool, cleanup & deliver, find & replace, sheet manager and the tag tool

Register here.

Video: Creating a Dynamo User Interface (UI) with XAML and C#

From YouTube:

Introduction on how to build a user interface for Dynamo. Get more of your team using your scripts.

This video shows a simple example of how to use the XAML tools and build the code to import into Dynamo for use with the player.

The original post may be found on the EvolveLAB website.

Dynamo is brought to you by Autodesk. Dynamo for Revit is free.

This add-in is compatible with Revit 2017, 2016, and 2015.

There's more information available on the Dynamo website.

Exporting Schedules to Excel with Dynamo

From the BIM and Others blog:

Dynamo, Revit, Excel, UI...what a wonderful day!


Today I'll show you two examples of how to use Dynamo to export existing Revit schedules and how to compose a custom schedule on the fly, to be exported to Excel.

Both of them with a very nice graphical user interface thanks to Data-Shapes ( package.

Export Schedules

Let's start from the easier. The idea behind this script is to export a list of existing schedules to an Excel file, creating for each schedule a separate tab.
To be able to complete this script you'll need two packages:
  • Data-Shapes for the graphical interfaces
  • BimorphNodes to extract schedules data

Randomized Panel Facades in Revit with Dynamo

From the EvolveLAB website:

Randomized Panel Facades in Revit with Dynamo

By John Pierson

We’ve all seen them and admired their awesomeness. Yes, I am talking about random panelized facades. A quick Google search yields some awesome results.

But the question is, how do I make something like this in Revit? Like really in Revit, not a mass, none of that stuff.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Synchronize Same Viewport Location to All Sheets

From the Autodesk App Store:

This tool is designed to synchronize the viewport location in the same location in all selected sheets.

This will reduce the time used to manually adjust the viewports inside sheets especially in large project.

Instead of moving it manually, location will be adjusted automatically.

Free Webinar March 23, 28, & 30, 2017: AVAIL for Revit

From the announcement:

AVAIL for Revit Webinar

Want to know more about AVAIL for Revit? Join us as we walk through the features of AVAIL and how they can make work in Revit faster and easier!

Choose one of three webinar times:
  • Thursday 3/23 1:00pm ET
  • Tuesday 3/28  4:00 ET 
  • Thursday 3/30 11:00 ET

Hurry! Webinar spaces are limited to 25 per session!

RTV Xporter Pro Update Released – Desktop App Now Supports Collaboration for Revit (C4R)

From RTV Tools eNewsletter:

We have been busy working hard to integrate Collaborate for Revit (C4R) with our RTV Xporter PRO App for Revit. It is our pleasure that we are now able to provide C4R access via the desktop application (only). At this time our Remote Processing (Server) doesn't support C4R but we are working hard to get this functionality added as soon as possible.

The updates are now availible for download from our website and can be found here:

 The following is a list of new features, updates and fixes included in the above software updates.