Sunday, June 16, 2019

Free Room Tools

From the Autodesk App Store:

Room Tools is a free Autodesk® Revit® Application which allows you to:
  • Remove Redundant Rooms (to remove redundant rooms from the current document)
  • Center Room (relocate rooms’ location points to the center of the rooms)
  • Room Tag to Room (relocate rooms' tags to the rooms’ location points) 


From the Autodesk App Store:

One of the main features of CCpdf includes automatic selection of sheet size. This function will make sure that your printed sheets paper sizes will always correspond to the sheet dimensions in Autodesk® Revit® and also that a scale used in a view will be preserved.

Another major feature allows you to merge all selected sheets into a single .pdf document.

"Options, Appearance and Hidden Line Views - Remove Lines Using" are settings taken from a standard Revit printing dialog window.

Custom filenames solution allows you to compose filenames from an optional text and parameters available in the project. Available sheet parameters as well as "Project Information" parameters can be added from a scroll menu that will show up after clicking on a blue arrow symbol.

All sheets can be filtered based on parameters in a scroll menu. The value input textbox also consists of a scrolling panel that shows you values of the specified parameter for all sheets. Filtering is much easier with this additional feature.

Sheets selection is user-friendly and implements simple rules well known from basic Windows workspace. For a single selection just click on the row. For multiple selections use Ctrl + click (this will add sheets to the selection one by one) or Shift + click (which will add all sheets within the first and second selection). You can also select all by checking the main checkbox in the column header.

LevelAutoSet – Set Levels of Elements by Proximity Criteria

From the Autodesk App Store:

Set Selected Elements’ Reference Levels to Closer Level.

With this addin you will be able to set levels of elements by proximity criteria while keeping them at the current spatial position. It will deal with almost all elements such as walls, floors, roofs, railings, ceilings, conduits, ducts, pipes, cable trays, stairs, family instances like beams, pillars, etc...

This Addin will not be able to set the level if the reference level is set to workplane and it can't be changed manually.

Briefcase – Attach Any Type of Document to a Revit File

From the Autodesk App Store:

Briefcase® will allow you to carry any type of document attached to your Autodesk® Revit® file.

Attach PDF, Office files, images, videos, zip or rar files, or any file type you can imagine or need.

Carry your files safely without losing any information on the way. No more files missed or forgotten.

You can recover your files inside the Briefcase® at any time, change or modify them and upload them to the Briefcase® again.

Finally, a tool to gather all your project information inside BIM.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Free BIM Glass Selector

From the Autodesk App Store:

Use the Configurator to search the AGC database for the right product and then insert exterior or interior glass right in the project you are working on. You can choose which properties to use for filtering and then create a family type with all BIM properties for this product.

For interior glass you can also choose from catalogue colours of Lacobel and Matelac or use RAL sampler.

The database you work with is synchronized with the Cloud, so the data is always up-to-date.

Products are divided into 5 regions and the configurator includes 9 languages.

Free Transfer Legend

From the Autodesk App Store:

The Transfer Legend add-in for Autodesk® Revit® is a free application which helps you to transfer/copy existing legends from a Revit linked document file to the current document with a few simple clicks.

Read Help Document

About This Version

Version 1.0.0, 6/7/2019

Transfer Legend is brought to you by TwentyTwo. It's free.

This add-in is available in versions compatible with Revit 2020 and Revit 2019, 2018 and 2017.

Download from the Autodesk App Store »

Questions? Contact the developer »

Warning Navigator

From the Autodesk App Store:

Use this tool to navigate Autodesk® Revit® Warnings using a floating dialog with dynamic links, filters, and spreadsheet-based features.

Manage warnings and share dynamically linked spreadsheets (.xlsx) among project collaborators.

Error import dialog

Free Get Linked Project Base Point and Survey Point

From the Autodesk App Store:

Shows the location and coordinates of the Project Base Point in a linked model.

Also works with Linked Survey Points.

This allows you to quickly check if all your models are correctly located.

Managing a project with multiple linked models can be a real mess. Previously, there was no easy way in Autodesk® Revit® to see if a linked model's Project Base Point was matching with your model's Project Base Point. Also, it was not possible to see a linked project's coordinates.

Now, it is possible using this tool!

You just need 2 clicks to use this add-in :
  • Start the add-in (2 commands: "Get linked Project Base Point" or "Get linked Survey Point")
  • Click on the desired Revit link instance

Monday, June 3, 2019

Voting for AU 2019 Is Open, and We Submitted a Couple Proposals

Voting for Autodesk University 2019 sessions is now open, and we submitted a couple proposals:
  • Modeling for Manufacturing – Architectural Design Intent to Structural Fabrication
  • Making Money with an Industry Blog, or How I Retired at 49

If either or both of these sessions pique your interest, please vote for them. To do so, simply click here, type "grimm" in the search field, and click on the Vote button(s).

Thank you for your support!

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Roundup – For May 20-26, 2019, New and Updated Revit-Related Add-Ins on the Autodesk App Store

The week of May 20, 2018 saw 4 new Revit-related add-ins published on the Autodesk App Store, 3 for Revit and 1 for Navisworks. Another 30 were updated.

As for apparent false updates, serial spammer PROISAC-BIM-VDC accounted for nearly 2/3. 😑



Warning Manager
This app is designed to help you manage all warning messages on Autodesk® Revit® models with Isolate and create a Bounding box around the error Elements | Free
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About This Version: Version 1.0.5, 5/24/2019 – For release notes, see this post »

Smart Unhide Elements for Autodesk® Revit®
Finally, a smart tool to unhide elements by selecting them on a list. You will never have to "REVEAL HIDDEN ELEMENTS" just to find a few elements hidden in a view or views | USD 10.00/Y
★ (4 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 5/22/2019 – Initial release.

Free Solar Farm Planner v1.2 for BIM 360 Docs

From the Autodesk App Store:

Solar Farm Planner is one of a kind technology demonstration of basic features in Autodesk® ecosystem for laying out solar farms on arbitrary areas on Google® Maps.

Using Forge™ platform, it is integrated with Autodesk® BIM 306® for better collaboration of users on a project and for saving a 3D mock-up of solar farms to BIM 360 Docs®, which can be displayed with Autodesk Forge Viewer™. The farm design process is just a few simple calculations (total number of panels, total weight, total kWh, etc.) combined with panels rotation and tilt on the area that may be a complicated polygon on the map.

The main features 
  • Data transfer with Autodesk services 
  • Google Maps manipulation 
  • Arbitrary polygon area 
  • Panel rotation and tilt 
  • Import/export of mock-ups from/to: 
    • Local drive 
    • BIM 306 Docs 
  • Adjustable farm parameters: 
    • Scale 
    • Panels number 
    • Weight 
    • Output power 
    • Etc. 

Free PCL PartsLab® v4.1.1.5 – Features New Divide Parts Tools

From the Autodesk App Store:

Revolutionize your Construction Model Workflow! If you manage Revit® construction models, this addin will significantly improve how you directly leverage design model geometry. PCL PartsLab® is a free Autodesk® Revit® model browser that automates the creation, visualization, and change management of Revit Parts. Drastically reduce time and clicks by instantly creating thousands of Parts from targeted categories/families/types. Context sensitive tools assist in quick hiding & isolation. Isolation tools show overlapping Parts to reveal design issues. The managed history view helps you keep track of what was created during each design update, and what changed.

Feature Highlights:
  • Browse linked model categories/families/types from the aggregated construction model
  • Filter linked model categories/families/types content by Level
  • Create thousands of native Revit® Parts from targeted categories/families/types
  • Automatically associates the level of Parts from linked-model objects
  • Find / highlight / review all overlapping Parts in your model in a managed view
  • NEW in 4.1 – Division tools that quickly divide Parts by levels or style
  • Creates and manages a 3D history view of all Parts created
  • Context ribbon tools that Hide/Isolate Parts by original categories/families/types
  • Use as investigative tool for Linked model content, shows object counts
  • Copy selected family/type definitions from linked models into your current model

Friday, May 31, 2019

Free Webinar June 19 – What's New in MWF

From the email announcement:

MWF Webinar: What's New in MWF

Wednesday, June 19 at 2PM EST

You may of noticed that there were quite a few new features (24!) included in our latest MWF build. Because of this, this month's webinar will be part 1 of 2 and will focus on just that - the new features within MWF.

Revit® based, MWF (or Metal Wood Framer) is capable of framing virtually any project from single family homes to large scale multi-family structures, allowing for the creation of custom framing to define all aspects of wall, floor and roof framing in an automated fashion. Users can then export cut lists, shop drawings and output to their light gauge steel roll formers and/or automated wood saws.                                                                                                   
Here's what we'll go over in more detail:
  • Place Ladder Joins
  • Line Based Blocking/Backing (video)
  • Lock Panel (video)
  • Insertion of holdowns with the hole for threaded rod at top and bottom of panel
  • ATS Stud Pack 
  • Insertion of anchor bolts
  • Ability to generate a BOM for MEP as well as dimensioning of MEP   

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Smart Unhide Elements for Autodesk® Revit®

Editor's Note: This add-in has likely been around for a little while, but, owing to our confusion between this add-in for Revit and the similarly named one for Navisworks from the same publisher, Smart Unhide Elements for Autodesk® Navisworks®, we're posting about the Revit version here for the first time.

From the Autodesk App Store:

Finally, a smart tool to unhide elements by selecting them on a list.

You will never have to "REVEAL HIDDEN ELEMENTS" just to find a few elements hidden in a view or views.

With "Smart Unhide Elements" you can preview the element information, the Selection Tree location and the Grid Location, to pick the correct element.

Also, you can use the ‘Filter’ option and quickly find the elements to unhide.

This app can help you to improve the way you work in Autodesk® Revit® 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.


From the Autodesk App Store:

This add-in includes the following functions:
  • Add or remove revision to sheet
  • Check current revision or which revision is on the sheet
  • Export sheet including a revision to Excel
  • Import revision to sheet from Excel
  • Modify revision sequence, comments, and mark for revision cloud