Wednesday, August 15, 2018

QuickRiser – Automatic Riser Diagram from Electrical Connections

From the Autodesk App Store:

QuickRiser detects all of the electrical connections in your Autodesk® Revit® Model and automatically draws your electrical riser diagram saving you hours of drafting work. No longer do you have to worry about keeping electrical information consistent between the model and riser.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Free Construction Material Library for EU

From the Autodesk App Store:

This construction Material Library can be used in most EU countries. The library includes manufacturer specific data about the materials like the material's density, thermal conductivity, and thickness. As such it is easier to include a specific material with real parameters onto a wall component and get an appropriate heat transfer coefficient (U value) directly. Change a material or thickness and this value changes accordingly. Additional information that is added into the material library is the material's thickness selection that helps to filter out the most appropriate combination. All material information is based on manufacturer datasheets, including a link (URL) from where additional information can be found. The library is available in English and Estonian. Although the library reach is the same in both cases, the descriptions are different (English or Estonian).

Material Subclasses

CCupgrader – The Self-Proclaimed "Fastest Way of Upgrading Multiple Files"

From the Autodesk App Store:

CCupgrader is the fastest way of upgrading multiple Autodesk® Revit® files. CCupgrader allows the user to upgrade Revit files to the current version of Revit. The tool allows to upgrade projects (workshared or local), families, project, family templates and includes more advanced options for cleaning files of line patterns, materials and fill patterns. CCupgrader also offers multiple options for saving and working with workshared projects. The tool preserves a tree folder system structure.

This tool allows you to specify a source folder containing Revit files and have every file in that folder upgraded to the current version of Revit.

Window of the CC Upgrader

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Schedule Print and PDF

From the Autodesk App Store:

Prints schedules and panel schedules by printer or exports them to PDF.

  1. Select schedules/panel schedules
  2. Select printer
  3. Select paper size, orientation and color
  4. In case of printing PDF, select to print to single file or separate file.

In case of PDF printing, the output file(s) saved location and names will be handled by the PDF printer.

Refer to the PDF printer settings to modify these options.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Free Stabiplan Openings Manager for Structural Engineers

From the MEPcontent website:

BIM means collaboration and this App is specifically designed for it. As a structural engineer, you can now easily communicate with MEP engineers and contractors to manage openings at high speed.

Combining openings, approving or declining opening requests, creating voids in the architectural or structural model, as well as creating your response file can all be done quickly and effectively.

Stabiplan Openings for MEP

From the MEPcontent website:

Take control over your MEP openings in Revit thanks to this App which facilitates an optimal cooperation with structural engineers so that you can detect and prevent clashes in BIM projects at an early stage.

You can now generate openings with increased accuracy on places where MEP elements (like ducts or pipes) are clashing with structural elements (like walls, floors or ceilings) – even when working with linked models.

Communicate in real time: simply send an opening request to the structural engineer, get a response file back and load it directly into your model to have the most up-to-date status for each opening.

Stabiplan Productivity Tools

From the Autodesk App Store:

This App includes six powerful time-saving tools:
Connect elements, Connect & rotate elements, Connect & copy elements, Rotate elements around another element, Rotate elements in free space, Reconnect elements

Connect elements with just 2 clicks
Simply select the element you want to connect and the element you want to connect into. No need to align and drag the element to the position where it should be connected. Or connect and rotate in one run with just 3 clicks.

Design faster in 3D
No need to go through all the steps imposed by the native Autodesk® Revit® functionalities anymore to connect, copy, and rotate elements or entire systems; with just a few clicks you can now perform these actions in any view, including 3D views, without having to create separate section views.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Free GeoToCAD™ for Autodesk® Revit® – Bi-Directional Connection with ArcGIS®

From the Autodesk App Store:

GeoToCAD™ for Autodesk® Revit® is a technology preview to demonstrate establishing a bi-directional connection between Revit, and ArcGIS®, a geospatial platform.

The solution offers the following functions:
  • Connect to ArcGIS;
  • Export a 3D model from Revit to ArcGIS;
  • Import a selected area of the Earth surface from ArcGIS to Revit;
  • Place a model on the selected surface and then preview this model on ArcGIS map;
  • Save a model placed on the surface as a 3D PDF file.

Free Warchart – Warnings (Pie) Chart

From the Autodesk App Store:

Warchart stands for Warnings (Pie) Chart. Warchart is a visual interactive tool that helps you navigate, isolate and ultimately eliminate Autodesk® Revit® Warnings. The real-time update of the chart will follow your progress and give you immediate feedback.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Free ScrubIT – Delete Unneeded Views, Plus Recursive Purge

From the Autodesk App Store:

BIM Optimized ScrubIT app allows your Autodesk® Revit® -Power Users to quickly select views, legends, schedules, and sheets for removal. This includes an optional appended Purge that will cycle until all unused items have been purged. The result is the leanest file possible to then transmit to consultants.

You can expect these benefits from using ScrubIT:
  • Prevent over-sharing information.
  • Protect your company’s IP/information.
  • Lower file sizes for optimized storage and file transmission.
  • Improve the use & loading of your model by consultants.

Free Formwork for Concrete Structure

From the Autodesk App Store:

This app aims to give access to the formwork library for reinforced concrete structures. The app capabilities are limited with respect to inserting components in the model. The future updates will bring functionalities to automate the modeling process of these components on a reinforced concrete structure model.

Create a new instance of each formwork component

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Infraworks to Revit Interoperability Add-in from Autodesk – for Bridge and Tunnel Design

We posted about the new Infraworks to Revit Interoperability Add-in from Autodesk back in April. Details were non-existent at the time. Over on his BIM Chapters blog, Dan Stine posted about his exploration of the add-in.

From the BIM Chapters blog:

Infraworks to Revit add-in

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Autodesk has a new add-in listed in the Autodesk Desktop App called Infraworks to Revit. Don't get too excited just yet, unless you design bridges/tunnels in Revit. I am sure this functionality will expand in the future, but right now this add-in just supports bridges and tunnels.

If you are not familiar with Infraworks, in a super simplistic sense, it is to Civil 3D what FormIt is to Revit. In reality, Infraworks is much more sophisticated and I have heard that Autodesk is putting more resources into developing this preliminary design tool, than Civil 3D itself (but I have no way of knowing this for sure). The Infraworks screenshot below shows an area created automatically just by selecting a region; with grade, aerial iamge, existing roads and bridges, and even 3D building where public GIS data is available. New surfaces, roads and bridges can easily be added. Then, the surfaces, roads, bridges can be pushed into Civil 3D for further refinement and documentation. Some Civil 3D elements can also be imported into Infraworks.

Using Revit for detailed design of bridges and tunnels in InfraWorks; this Revit add-in allows you... to make changes to a bridge or tunnel in InfraWorks, and push those changes to the existing Revit model for that bridge or tunnel. Autodesk Revit 2019 is required.

Read more on the BIM Chapters blog »

Delete View Templates

From the Autodesk App Store:

Delete View Templates allows you to quickly delete multiple view templates from the project at once. The user can choose to delete all view templates in the project, or just the ones not in use by any views.

User Interface

Thursday, July 19, 2018


From the QuickMEP website:


With the architectural community transitioning off of 2D plans, it is time to make things simpler on the engineering side of AEC. QuickElectrical simplifies the modeling and linework for electrical engineers. Get QuickMEP today and allow your engineers to focus on client relationships and custom challenges, while we handle parameters and connections within the model.


Building spatial information is pulled into a backend database along with electrical parameters of families within the model. Use this information to generate the electrical riser with the click of a button.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Colossal-Size Roundup – For Jun 18 - Jul 15, 2018, New and Updated Revit Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store

We fell significantly behind last month, resulting in this normally weekly post becoming an outsized monthly one.

The weeks of June 18, June 25, July 2, and July 9 combined to make it a busy period for Revit-related add-ins on the Autodesk App Store. Twelve new add-ins were published and another fifty-eight were updated.

For new add-ins, for Revit, Avoid Clashes is for easily detecting and highlighting clashes between elements, Batch Hide / Unhide Links in Views is for hiding/unhiding linked files in multiple views, Batch Purge files location's is for purging unused project locations, BIM BOQ Quantifier is for generating bills of quantities, CG Finder is for calculating centroids of solid elements, Delete Filters is for quickly deleting view filters from projects, Kreo plugin is for exporting to Kreo, a cloud-based 4D, 5D, and BIM-based bid pricing solution, Light Distribution is for distributing lighting fixtures and devices in rooms, MagiCloud Connect is for downloading select MEP content, ViewFilterEz is for helping to manage view filters in one or more projects, and ViewIT is for optimized view navigation. For Autodesk Advance Steel, License Borrowed Dialog Closer is for closing License Borrowed dialog boxes automatically.

For updated add-ins, BIMcollab® BCF Manager for Autodesk® Navisworks®, BIMcollab® BCF Manager for Autodesk® Revit®, Dimensions by line, Door Factory Preview, ElumTools, Enscape™, IFC 2018, IFC 2019, Kubity ExporterPreview Image Generator (P.I.G.) Batch!, and Revision + Cloud Manager each received relatively significant refreshes.



CG Finder 2018
An Add-In for Autodesk® Revit® 2018 to calculate the centroid of a solid element or group of solid elements | Free
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About This Version: Version 2018.1.0.1, 7/12/2018 – First release of CG Finder.