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Monday, January 13, 2020

Roundup – For Dec 30, 2019 - Jan 12, 2020, New and Updated Revit-Related Add-Ins on the Autodesk App Store

Revit

New

Auto Join Geometry
This application allows Autodesk® Revit® users to join geometry between categories or element groups automatically | Trial
 (1 review)
About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 1/8/2020 – First version.

Distribute Lighting & Data Devices from CAD
Distribute Lighting Fixtures and Communication/Data devices from a Linked/Imported Autodesk® AutoCAD® drawing (Autodesk® Revit® 2019 & 2020) | USD 10.00/M
☆☆ (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 1/9/2020 – Initial release.

Updated

Pipe Pack 2019
This tool will bring the Speed, Accuracy and Quality together while modelling and Coordinating Pipes | USD 50.00/M
☆☆ (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 1/10/2020 – Initial release

Tally® v2019.12.20.01

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 2019.12.20.01, 1/6/2020
  • Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020
  • EC3 export capabilities
  • Additional support for linked Revit models
  • Improved system family support

Description

Tally® is an Autodesk® Revit® application that allows architects and engineers to quantify the environmental impact of building materials for whole building analysis as well as comparative analyses of design options. While working on a Revit model, the user can define relationships between BIM elements and construction materials from the Tally database.

The result is Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) on demand, and an important layer of decision-making information within the same time frame, pace, and environment that building designs are generated. Tally is easy to use and requires no special modeling practices.

Tally is available for a 10-day free trial, after which a license must be purchased to continue use. Inquiries for non-commercial licenses should be directed to support@choosetally.com .

ENRWOOD-FRAMING v2.3

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 2.3.0, 12/27/2019
  • Convert 2d plan to 3d floor.
  • Adding the loads of wind and seismic on beam, joist, header, post and stud design
  • Modifying  analysis diagram report.
  • Control  wall and openings framing.
  • Improving joist and rafter data.

Description

BIM software for efficient wood design framing under gravity loads. An easy and simple way to design your project. Automatic support detection according to 3D Model. Analysis and transfer loads according to the actual load path. Design module includes many types of wood.



Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Auto Join Geometry

From the Autodesk App Store:

This application allows Autodesk® Revit® users to join/unjoin geometry automatically.

You have two options:
  1. Join/Unjoin elements between categories.
  2. Join/Unjoin elements between element groups.



Distribute Lighting & Data Devices From CAD

From the Autodesk App Store:

Features
  • Distribution of lighting and communication/data devices from an imported Autodesk® AutoCAD® drawing
  • Useful in lighting distribution from DiaLux CAD output
  • Convert CAD drawings to Autodesk® Revit®
  • supports indoor and outdoor distributions
  • Wall-mounted fixtures are not supported

General Instructions

Option 1 (by CAD layers)

One Revit family type will be used for all CAD blocks on the same layer (recommended for distribution from DiaLux)

Option 2 (by CAD block names)

One Revit family type will be used for each CAD block with a unique name

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

2019 – Year in Review

Hi folks, this is your faithful editor Tim Grimm here. I usually look forward to these Revit Add-ons year-in-review articles; they're an opportunity to look back at our accomplishment for the year and see what most connected with our readers. This year I approach this piece with some trepidation though. Although we published 476 posts during the year, this was well off the goal of 1,000 that we'd set for ourselves at the beginning of the year. Why did we fall so short? It's quite simple: I returned to full-time employment in March. Frankly, since then, it was all we could do to try to keep up with the low-hanging fruit of the Autodesk App Store, because contributors were BUSY there.

As a result, many of our regular features suffered, such as our 'weekly' roundups of the App Store, which were often several weeks, or even months, combined, our 'week in review' articles, which ended in early March, our monthly 'what's hot' articles, which ended in May, and our 'product roundups' and 'product reviews', which were almost nowhere to be seen.

Worse yet, for the second year in a row, our coverage of webinars, Dynamo and the Revit API suffered. And, for the first time, add-ins not published on the App Store were also under served.

It's clear to me now that, with how busy and productive the community is, comprehensive coverage isn't a job for one or two people, unless they're full-time, or are smarter than me and can automate the process. In fact, maintaining the site in the manner that I always have, which is manual entry, I could see the following individual content contributors being needed:
  • Autodesk App Store and recurring features
  • Non-App Store add-ins (including webinars)
  • Dynamo coverage (including original content)
  • Revit API coverage (including original content)

There's a major announcement coming in the New Year that may ultimately feed into something like the above. Or not. We'll see. Stay tuned.

Pageviews

Although our number of posts were down slightly from last year, 476 as compared to 500 (-24), our pageviews rose to a new high-water mark, from 664,301 to 695,688 (+31,387).


Monday, December 30, 2019

Petite Roundup – For December 22-29, 2019, New and Updated Revit-Related Add-Ins on the Autodesk App Store

Revit

New

GenerateFloor
An add-in for Autodesk® Revit® that allows the user to generate floors above the selected rooms | USD 2.00
☆☆ (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 12/13/2019 – Initial public release

Updated

Pipe Pack 2017
This tool will bring the Speed, Accuracy and Quality together while modelling and Coordinating Pipes | USD 50.00/M
☆☆ (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 12/26/2019 – Initial Release

Docuflow PDF
The most advanced publisher tool for construction professionals. Exports PDF , DWG , DWF , IFC and drawing lists in 1 job, with your office standards and intelligent detection of size and orientation | Trial
 (15 reviews)
About This Version: Version 4.0, 12/26/2019 – For release notes, see this post »

Transfer App for BIM 360

From the Autodesk App Store:

TransferApp allows you to transfer your design files between different Autodesk® BIM360® accounts, projects and folders on your BIM360 account.  You no longer have to download your files locally and re-upload them on the desired destination. Now you can use TransferApp to avoid this step. Transfer app allows you to use your BIM360 login credentials to access your projects, hubs and accounts, navigate through your files and select the desired files to transfer. Select the destination location and click transfer. TransferApp only stores the data required to manage your account on https://transfer.contecht.eu/

Front page

Docuflow PDF v4.0

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 4.0, 12/26/2019
  • Added sheet search functionality to allow filtering the sheets.
  • Added dynamically generated metadata to PDF. Project information and sheet parameters can now be exported as PDF properties and used by your document control software.
  • The path of the local and central Revit files can now be exported as PDF properties to allow remembering the location of the models from the drawings.
  • Added function to publish black lines to PDF

Description

Publish all your documents in one operation.

Now it's easy to get high-quality PDF , DWG, DWF, DWFx, IFC and drawing list from the same tool. Just select your sheets and you are good to go. Docuflow makes your drawing issues quick and simple.

Intelligent

Docuflow detects sheet sizes and orientation and takes care of all the complicated stuff. All your documents are exported to PDF in 1 operation exactly like the sheets in Revit. You no longer to spend time doing the manual selection of sheets, matching paper sizes or orientation and separating print jobs.

GenerateFloor

From the Autodesk App Store:

An add-in for Autodesk® Revit® that allows the user to generate floors above the selected rooms. Instead of generating the boundaries of the floor manually, the user selects the type of the Floor to add and just selects as many rooms as he wants and the add-in will automatically generate the Floors above those Rooms.

the add-in in the Revit ribbon.

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Roundup – For December 10-22, 2019, New and Updated Revit-Related Add-Ins on the Autodesk App Store

Revit

New

Pipe Pack 2018
This tool will bring the speed, accuracy, and quality together while modeling and coordinating pipes | USD 50.00/M
☆☆ (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 12/19/2019 – Initial Release.

InternalOriginHide-ifier
Hides the Internal Origin category in all views in Autodesk® Revit® 2020.2 and up | Free
★ (1 review)
About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 12/18/2019 – Initial release.

Pipe Pack 2018 - Trial
This tool will bring the Speed, Accuracy, and Quality together while modeling and Coordinating Pipes | Trial
☆☆ (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 12/18/2019 – Initial Release.

Free Butterfly TimelinerTask Find/Replace for Navisworks

From the Autodesk App Store:

This app can find various Timeliners by task name, scope, task type, and user definition. The result can be displayed in the dialog box, to easily change the name of the task and connect model items.

Connect / Disconnect Model Item

Integrated Handover Repository for BIM 360

From the Autodesk App Store:

Integrated Handover Repository automatically transforms a Autodesk® BIM360® project and distributes the required content in to an owner's O&M systems. The product provides owner's specification management, data aggregation and cleansing, quality control utilities, and issue resolving capabilities. It features:
  • Automate construction project managed in BIM360 into owner's O&M systems
  • Handover quality control for the owners
  • Resolve handover requirement issues through BIM 360 collaboration.


Friday, December 27, 2019

InternalOriginHide-ifier

From the Autodesk App Store:

With Autodesk® Revit® 2020.2, we were given access to the "Internal Origin" category for viewing. By default, it is turned on in all views when you open a project in the new version. This tool aims to assist you in hiding this category. This is achieved by iterating through ALL views and view templates and setting its visibility to false.

Before the tool is ran.

Pipe Pack

From the Autodesk App Store:

This tool will bring speed, accuracy, and quality together while modeling and coordinating pipes. We have added lots of cool features like Multi Trim and Multi connect for pipes in both vertical and horizontal directions.

The following features are incorporated into this tool.

Set Edge to Edge spacing of pipes in a click.

Multi split - using Detail Line or Model Line.

Align either Top or Bottom of pipes in a rack.

Multi connect will help you to connect multiple pipes in a few clicks.

Vertical Connect - set the desired bend angle and connect multiple pipes in different elevations in one shot.

Rolling offset - helps you to add Rolling offsets with a required angle for a bunch of pipes.

Tee connect - helps you to add Tee connections for a bunch of pipes.