Thursday, January 17, 2019

Free OneFilter – Quickly Find and Filter Revit Families

From the DiRoots website:


A free Revit plugin to quickly find and filter Revit Families

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Free POLOPLAST Product Line Placer

From the MEPcontent website:

The free POLOPLAST Product Line Placer App for Revit makes it easy for MEP engineers to design sanitary systems with accurate and localized POLOPLAST specific content.

Gain valuable time thanks to the autorouting functionality: the right fittings are automatically added to your system as you draw. What’s more, if you set up your drawing preferences, the App will instantly optimize your system based on your preferences.

Use the in-app predefined schedules and order your items directly from the material lists with a guaranteed up-to-date content.

Free Webinar Jan 17 – Virtual Reality Essentials: What You Need to Know for an Effective VR Program

From the MG.aec website:

Virtual Reality Essentials: What You Need to Know for an Effective VR Program

Thursday, January 17 at 9:00 AM PST // 12:00PM EST

Presented by Stephen Gabriel, Design Technology Specialist

Virtual Reality is changing the paradigm for communicating project concepts and winning clients. In this informative program, Stephen Gabriel, MG-aec’s VR Specialist will help you understand what is really required for an outstanding VR program – and, how to start putting those building blocks in place for your projects.

What you will learn:
  • When does it make sense to use a Virtual Reality presentation (as opposed to animation or presentation graphics).
  • What to consider when evaluating the VR technologies for your firm.
  • Where to find the resources needed for winning VR presentation.

If you are considering adding Virtual Reality to your firm’s visualization line-up, or if you are wanting to expand your knowledge of VR, Stephen Gabriel’s presentation a wealth of valuable knowledge.  We look forward to having you join us!

Register for the webinar here »

AVAIL Desktop v3.10.1, Browser for Revit v4.1 & Stream v1.4.1

From the AVAIL website:

AVAIL 3.10.1 Update Now Available

What better way to kickstart 2019 than with an AVAIL update!  We’ve made improvements you’re not going to want to miss across AVAIL Desktop, AVAIL Browser for Revit and AVAIL Stream.  This release concentrated on improving the experience of sharing Channels with members of your team and marks the commercial release of the Standalone Mode for the AVAIL Browser for Revit.

We had a major overhaul to the setup and configuration of what we now call Teams.  The manage portal on was recently updated. What used to be referred to as “Manage Users” is now “Team Members”.  For those of you not using SSO (Single Sign-On) you’ll find a new “Team SignUp Mode” that makes it easy to add members to your Team via a Shareable Link.  You can also now restrict new users by domain making it easier than ever to build out your Team.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Free Webinar Jan 16 – ROI with UNIFI

From the UNIFI website:

Join us Wednesday, January 16 @ 11 AM PST for BIM LIKE A BOSS EPISODE 5: ROI with UNIFI

Are you having trouble selling the idea of a content management system to the ‘higher ups’?

Join us for our ROI (return on investment) with UNIFI webinar that will give you the tools you need to get the tools you need.

In this webinar our host Jay Merlan, a former BIM Manager at Lease Crutcher Lewis will take you through his own personal experience of getting approvals to purchase and implement UNIFI CORE.

Jay will walk you through the UNIFI ROI calculator & ‘decision-maker’ presentation to help successfully present your case for UNIFI to upper management.

If you’ve already adopted UNIFI this webinar will show you how to calculate the time savings you are already experiencing to support your continued investment in UNIFI.

Register for this webinar here »

What’s Hot in Revit Add-ons for January 2019

Here on Revit Add-ons, with What's Hot, at about the middle of each month, we look back at the preceding month to see which new posts received the most pageviews.

In December 2018, we published 43 posts and received 60,840 pageviews.

Our second post in our bi-annual series on 5-star rated add-ins on the Autodesk App Store tops our list for the month. Other original Revit Add-ons content to chart are our What's Hot article from last month at #2, our announcement of our end-of-year advertising sale, which, coincidentally, ends today, at #4, our week-that-was article for Dec 3-9 at #5, and our week-that-was article for Nov 19 - Dec 2 at #10. These five articles make up a larger percentage of our list than usual.

The #3 post is a Dynamo-related one, Free Unjoin All Framing Dynamo Scripts from StrucSoft Solutions.

Newly published add-in related posts to chart are rvt2VR at #6, LODmanager at #7, SOFiSTiK Analysis + Design at #8, and Auto Numbering at #9.

The sole update-related post that made the list is BIM Repeat Remapper v1.1 at #11.

Palette – Custom Palette for Families and View Templates

From the Autodesk App Store:

A simple application that allows you to create your own instrumental palette in Autodesk® Revit®.

Add your favorite families to a palette and share it with your colleagues.

Place a family in a model with just one click on a palette.

You can also add palette link to template views for quickly switching.

Free Webinar Jan 17 – Kubity: The One-Click 3D Communication Tool

From the registration website:

The one-click 3D communication tool

Thu, Jan 17, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM GMT

Kubity PRO is a simple plugin that takes your SketchUp models and Revit projects from the desktop to any device without compromising the original file. Kubity automatically syncs 3D models to your phone or tablet in a single click. Imagine exploring a model onsite with push-button augmented reality, walking through a space with clients in next-gen immersive 1:1 VR, or pulling a model out of your pocket to present in big screen style in seconds.

The webinar is free and will last about one hour, including the Q&A session

Who should attend?

Architects. Engineers. Designers. Dreamers. Anyone who uses 3D and is looking for cutting-edge communication tools and affordable AR/VR solutions.

Register for the webinar here »

Monday, January 14, 2019

Free Webinar Jan 17 – Unleash the Full Power of BIM for MEP with Autodesk's A/E/C Collection

From the Autodesk website:


Unleash the full power of BIM for MEP

How to make BIM work as hard as you do

Reserve your webinar space!

Whether you’re new to BIM and want to discover the benefits, or you’re an experienced user and want to achieve advanced workflows, this webinar will help you get the most out of your BIM investment.

In this webinar, we'll demonstrate how our core BIM solution, Revit, can be even more powerful when combined with other design and detailing products from the Architecture, Engineering & Construction Collection.

You’ll learn how to: 
  • Create intelligent 3D design models
  • Produce fabrication-ready models
  • Improve design coordination
  • Streamline project delivery 

Register for the free webinar now!

Register for the webinar here »

UNIFI CORE v3.2 – Now Store and Manage Material and Fill Patterns

From the UNIFI website:


3.2 CORE Release Notes

Hey UNIFI Customers,

Our latest software update for UNIFI CORE was released on January 6, 2019.

CORE 3.2 – Material and Fill Patterns!

You can now store and manage Revit material and fill pattern element types in UNIFI.

Apply materials and fill patterns with one click!.

Release Details:

New Functionality:  The ability to store and manage Revit material and fill pattern element types in UNIFI Core.

pyRevit v4.6.10, 4.6.11 & Upcoming pyRevitLabs Merge

From GitHub:

pyRevit 4.6.10

Jan 9, 2019

pyRevit 4.6.10 is out. Download the installer from here

As always, each new pyRevit version also includes the pyRevit CLI [Command Line Tool] updates which for this release is CLI v0.2.18

Numerous issues and bugs were resolved, specifically for the new Keynote Manager beta. Per Issue #465 request, the keynote manager now shows the # of times each keynote has been referenced in the project. Full list release notes are listed on the Releases page.

In addition, The import mechanism now supports both UTF-8 and UTF-16 text files.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

The Week That Was in Revit Add-ons for Jan 7-13, 2019

We mentioned in our recent year-in-review article our disappointment with our drop-off from the previous year, and our commitment to getting our post count back to 2017 levels, and, by extension, increasing our coverage of Dynamo and webinars. Two weeks into 2019 and, as you'll see below, we're happy to report that we're on track in the (very) early going to accomplish these goals.



From the Autodesk App Store, we posted about Ingrid Cloud, for smart wind simulations, and the free and self-explanatory add-ins ON / OFF CAD Imported Drawings and Schedule To Excel.

From around the Internet, we posted about Kinship, the content management offering that we'd literally been waiting for years to come out of private Beta, and PropertyWizard Beta, for adding formulas to project parameters.


From the App Store, we posted about Dynamic Quantities v2.0.0.

For additional App Store updates not mentioned here, see our latest roundup.

Roundup – for Jan 7-13, 2019, New and Updated Revit-Related Add-Ins on the Autodesk App Store

The week of January 7, 2019 was a fairly quiet one for Revit-related add-ins on the Autodesk App Store. Three new add-ins were published and five were updated.


Schedule To Excel
Schedule TO EXCEL is a custom plug-in which can be used for exporting Autodesk® Revit® schedules to Microsoft® Excel® files | Free
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About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 1/11/2019 – First Version

ON / OFF CAD Imported Drawings
This application helps you to turn ON / OFF the imported CAD Drawings | Free
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About This Version: Version 1.0.1, 1/10/2019 – Latest release

Dynamic Quantities v2.0.0

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 2.0.0, 1/9/2019
  • Third Release.
  • NEW OPTION to export an EXCEL REPORT with the list of elements and their materials data. 
  • Fixed issue with topography surfaces.
  • Fixed issue with elements without materials.
  • All categories with materials included for Selection.
  • Added tooltips to help the user.
  • Added option to change the size of the form from EXPANDED to COMPACT version, and viceversa.


Obtain effortlessly elements quantity take-off. You just need to select in your BIM model the desired set of elements to get their surface areas and volumes. This tool enables construction planners to easily allocate daily work to construction crews, to facilitate work-order transmission to the field, and to effectively make purchase orders such as the precast concrete. This tool is useful for Last Planner System users who plan their daily work via takt-time schedules (activity trains) and look ahead planning.

Navisworks to Google Cardboard: How to View Clashes in VR

From the IrisVR website:

Posted by Leah Kovach on Dec 20, 2018 4:53:30 PM

Virtual reality has become an invaluable tool for VDC and pre-construction teams because it allows you to review spaces - and clashes - in true 1:1 scale. But it’s equally important to document what’s found during these meetings so that everyone is on the same page when the meeting ends.

This Navisworks to VR workflow allows you to run visual clash detection via Navisworks Clash Detective, view those clashes in VR, create 360-degree panoramas to document those clashes, and then review and share those clashes using a Google Cardboard. After you’ve reviewed clashes, the panorama serves as an easily accessible record of the clash.