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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The Revit 2019 Product Enhancements From Autodesk That Are Still Missing in Action (Updated)

It's been a little over five months since we published our roundup of Revit 2019 Product Enhancements from Autodesk and several add-ins remain with release dates to be determined. To try to determine their status, we thought it'd be a good time to take a deeper look at these add-ins.

First up: Autodesk Enhanced DWG Exporter for Revit. This add-in is one of the offerings on the Autodesk BIM Interoperability Tools website. The other add-ins on the site were developed, in partnership with Autodesk, by CADD Microsystems. This one, however, was developed, apparently, by a different 3rd party. We've been unable to identify an ETA for the 2019 version, though it should be forthcoming.

P&ID Modeler for Revit has apparently been discontinued. According to this Autodesk Knowledge Network post, "At this time, P&ID Modeler for Revit... enabled in BIM 360 Team will not be migrated to the new BIM 360 platform. Autodesk recommends that our customers not expand their use of P&ID Modeler for Revit.

"AutoCAD and AutoCAD verticals, including Plant 3D, will be integrated with BIM 360 Docs via the Autodesk Desktop Connector with deeper integrations planned and to be announced as they become available."

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Roundup – For Sep 10-16, 2018, New and Updated Revit Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store

The week of September 10, 2018 was a busy one for Revit-related add-ins on the Autodesk App Store. Six new add-ins were published and another eighteen were updated.

Revit

New

Ez-ISO Trial
App is used for the automatic production of Piping Isometric Drawings from Autodesk® Revit® with the proprietary ISO engine made by HUENSYSTEM. It will help shortened your workload | Trial
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About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 9/14/2018 – Initial Version Release

Butterfly
Generate colorful 3D diagrams out of room elements in an Autodesk® Revit® project | USD 5.00/M
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About This Version: Version 0.1, 9/10/2018 – Initial version.

Free Palette Auto-hide Speed for AutoCAD and Advance Steel

From the Autodesk App Store:

With this app you will be able to change the time it takes to show/hide or roll-up/roll-out the palette windows in Autodesk® AutoCAD®.

You can see the effect with palettes like Properties, Quickcalc, External References, Sheet Set Manager, Markup Set Manager, Shared Views and Visual Styles Manager set to auto-hide.


Leica Infinity Integration with BIM 360

From the Autodesk App Store:

Leica Infinity is the user-friendly geospatial office software suite for the measurement professional. It is designed to manage, combine, process, analyse and quality check all field survey measure data, including total stations, digital levels, GNSS data and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). So whether it’s measuring new survey projects or preparing data for construction layout jobs, Infinity supports your workflow.

Work with raw observation data by processing and deriving accurate coordinate data for ground control or check points.  Generate features from point cloud data or use UAV imagery to generate point clouds, DSM and orthophotos that represent the most current state of a project, at the time you need it.

Different data come together on a field project – BIM, CAD, GIS and more. Infinity supports design data that can be combined with measure data to derive quality reports for comparing design to asbuilt or use design data to extract and prepare for field layout jobs. Easily generate and export these data types seamlessly. Using integrated data exchange services including Leica Exchange, Leica ConX and those by third party providers makes moving data even that much more efficient.


EarthCam for BIM 360

From the Autodesk App Store:

What the Control Center 8 Integration Does
  • View high-quality construction camera content and 360° VR photography within BIM 360®
  • Highlight changes and call out areas of interest on photos with image comparison and markup tools
  • Analyze job site environmental data collected by data sensors for further intelligence reporting
  • Download and share gigapixel panoramas, videos and time-lapse movies for detailed progress insight
  • One central interface for easy and efficient content management, organization and team collaboration
  • Share information across your organization to add value & support a lean project management process


Monday, September 17, 2018

Builderbox.io Integration with BIM 360

From the Autodesk App Store:

The Builderbox.io + Autodesk® BIM 360® Docs integration enables users to leverage documents in BIM 360 Docs throughout Builderbox.io. Any drawing or model can be attached to Builderbox.io RFIs, Submittals, etc. enhancing the value of the project’s BIM within the context of the project record.


BIMcollab® BCF Manager for Autodesk® Revit® v5 r2

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 5 r2, 9/14/2018

The new Revit plug-in now available within the new BIMcollab 5 ecosystem with enhanced project management features and GDPR compliance.

New features and improvements
  • support for favorites
  • Revit ID’s in viewpoint info
  • fast switching between perspective and orthogonal viewpoint (Revit 2019)
  • filter issues which you have to approve
  • improved support of floorplans, structural plans
  • adapted licensing system for easy roll-out on Citrix-systems
  • accelerated uploading, 20 to 40% faster
  • various small bugfixes and user interface improvements
  • improved performance and reliability

Ez-ISO – Piping Models to Isometric Drawings

From the Autodesk App Store:

Ez-ISO is created as an add-in which automatically extracts pipes from the Autodesk® Revit® model into an Isometric Drawing.

Ez-ISO is a user-friendly software, having a number of options for various purposes, not only the Plant Industry but also HVAC, Sanitary, and Fire Fighting as well.

It can widely cover Revit software by providing detailed information of the Plan and Section Drawings with Isometric Drawing. Recently, Mechanical and Fire Fighting Pipes are pre-fabricated and constructed at the site.

Ez-ISO provides functions such as Isometric Drawing from Revit Modeling and Spool Drawing for Pre-Fabrication.


Butterfly – Easy 3D Massing Diagrams

From the Autodesk App Store:

Butterfly helps you to create astonishing diagrams with few mouse clicks!

Butterfly creates 3D generic models out of the room elements in your project. You can then transfer any parameter from the room elements to 3D generic models and using the values of the parameters make 3D massing diagrams. These 3D diagrams can be useful when the spatial configuration of different spaces are important. You can also tag the 3D rooms in 3D views or create a color legend automatically for each color scheme.



Monday, September 10, 2018

Super Duper Mega Colossal-Size Roundup – For Jul 16 - Sep 9, 2018, New and Updated Revit Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store

We fell further behind with our "weekly" Autodesk App Store roundups than we ever had before, and this post covers eight weeks. Over that period, 27 new Revit-related add-ins were published, and another 99 were updated. Some add-ins were even both newly published and then subsequently updated within that time frame.


Revit

New

Files Rename V.2019
The tool is designed to rename all file types (.rvt, .dwg,.xls, etc.....) files or any other file types | USD 1.99/M
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About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 9/4/2018 – Initial Release

FBX Converter Pro for Autodesk® Navisworks®

From the Autodesk App Store:

About the FBX format:

FBX is a proprietary file format (.fbx) developed by Kaydara and owned by Autodesk® since 2006. It is used to provide interoperability between digital content creation applications. FBX is also part of Autodesk Gameware, a series of video gamemiddleware.

About this application:

Create an FBX file of your design in a moment and share with anyone in one go. It will translate designs to FBX file that can be viewed using the free application 'Autodesk® FBX® Review' and other such platforms which support FBX, like Unity, Autodesk® Maya®, Autodesk® 3ds Max® etc..

Autodesk® Navisworks® 3D model can be distributed to a third party without the need to have Autodesk® Navisworks® in their system.

Codemill DataManager and Reporter for Navisworks

From the Autodesk App Store:

The plugin includes our Data Management and Reporter modules running an Autodesk® Navisworks® graphical user interface built around an SQL database that can be easily integrated with other database applications.

The plugin provides the means to manage an entire project containing information and documentation into a single manageable resource that can be handed over or transferred between project stakeholders throughout the design, construction, management and lifecycle phases.

Running Navisworks with Codemill DataManager and Reporter provides the functionality to search, link, tag and report on information stored in Navisworks models and linked external databases, as well as the ability to add new construction and maintenance data captured on-site.

Codemill DataManager and Reporter is a tool for builders, planners and subcontractors. Information collected in Codemill DataManager helps define a comprehensive digital model that can be handed over to the project’s owner/operators as a deliverable, thereby allowing our customers to offer extra value to their clients and help them win more business.


OBJ Converter Pro for Autodesk® Revit® v2.0

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 2.0, 9/3/2018
  1. Support provided for controlling LOD, and so the size and quality
  2. Export Property CSV file option added
  3. Selected part can be converted
  4. Linked entity can be converted now

Description

About the OBJ format:

The OBJ file format is a simple data-format that represents 3D geometry which contains polygons defined as a list of vertices, and indices. Vertices are stored in a counter-clockwise order by default, making explicit declaration of face normal unnecessary. OBJ coordinates have no units, but OBJ files can contain scale information.

About this application

Create an obj file of your design in a moment and share it with anyone in one go. It will translate designs to a universally accepted format .obj

Revit 3D models can be distributed to a third party without the need to have Revit in their system.

Output file can be used for AR/VR and apps like Unity.

For more information and usage of plugin: http://visionworkplace.com/obj-converter-for-autodesk-revit

Sunday, September 9, 2018

PF Printer PDF – Batch Print Directly to PDF

From the Autodesk App Store:

Publish all your sheets in just one click
Now it's easy to select several sheets for printing to a PDF file and clicking the print button. Everything is generated automatically. The dimensions of the PDF are set as the sheet size. In a few minutes, you have all the sheets in PDF files.

No need to set the sheet size everytime
PF Printer PDF detects sheet sizes and orientation. All PDFs look the same as your sheets in Autodesk® Revit®. No need to spend time manually setting the printer, matching paper sizes or orientation, and separating print jobs.

Final file and directory
Merge all selected sheets into one PDF file.
You can simply set the output directory and output file name.
Easily set the name for PDF output:
sheet number, sheet name-with/without diacritics, prefix, suffix, uppercase, lowercase, separator

Output filename tab

Free Grid Manager

From the Autodesk App Store:

When working with BIM models, it is very likely that a model needs to update certain grids or level names during the project's lifetime. If the dimensions of the project are relatively large, then the task of renaming the grids and levels becomes tedious. Autodesk® Revit® plugins attempt to make tedious tasks simple and straightforward. Therefore, this tool provides a shortcut for editing the project grids. Use Grid Manager for renaming your project's grids swiftly. This plugin allows you to define a base name for your grid lines and either a numeric or alphabetic increment.

For example:
  • Base name: "Axis " + Increment: numeric, starting with 1, produces: "Axis 1", "Axis 2", "Axis 3", etc.
  • Base name: "Axis " + Increment: alphabetic, starting with A, produces: "Axis A", "Axis B", "Axis C", etc.

Ribbon button