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Friday, July 25, 2014

CBS Schedule Importer Add-in for Revit

From the Autodesk Exchange Apps website...

The purpose of the CBS Schedule Importer is to create Autodesk® Revit® rooms and populate or update the Revit room parameters with values from an Excel file containing a schedule of accommodation.

A standard CodeBook Pro Project database is created during the import process. If doing a one off import, this file can be discarded. However, if retained, it can be used, on a future occasion, to update the previously imported rooms with changes made to the source Excel file.

The CodeBook Pro Project database can also be used with the CodeBook Pro software, taking advantage of the full functionality of libraries, templates and synchronization that CodeBook Pro provides.

Process:

  1. Create the Excel schedule of accommodation.
  2. Select the Excel file and define which Excel column should be mapped onto which Revit room parameter.
  3. Define the target CodeBook Project database details.
  4. Run the import.

 Alternatively, rather than using a schedule of accommodation created in Excel, a template file can be created from an existing Revit model. Additional columns of data can be added, or values edited. This can then be used to update the Revit project, taking advantage of the convenience of data editing with Excel.


The Import dialog

Parameter mapping

Template creation

There's more information available on the Autodesk Exchange Apps website.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

BIM Helper Tools for Revit

From the Autodesk Exchange Apps website...

The application consists of several modules, which can be obtained separately.

Batch print enables you to send various sheets to multiple printers to create and maintain print profiles, apply these profiles to multiple sheets and stores these as selection sets.


Element data manager manage element selection sets, store these sets in the current project/view. Export element data, import element data file from excel file, to update parameter values.


Parameter editor enables you to create, modify, and delete (shared) family parameters, in batch mode. Also the actions performed on families can be saved in an .xml format so they can be applied again to a different set of families at a different time. It is a very powerful tool for companies who build their own content, the amount of time that can be saved is tremendous.


Library browser is an intelligent family browser; you can search your libraries on various criteria. A sample library has been added to the installation folder, but obviously you can add your own library paths as well.


Subcategory editor is similar to parameter editor and enables you to create, modify and delete subcategories in batch mode. Also the actions performed on families can be saved in an .xml format so they can be applied again to a different set of families at a different time.


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Free "Labs: SOFiSTiK Reinforcement Generation" Add-in for Revit

From the Autodesk Exchange Apps website...

The 3D rebar model created by SOFiSTiK Reinforcement Generation shall serve as an automatically generated recommendation which fulfills the required reinforcement and which can be modified and further refined by the user.

Design requirements from construction codes and company standards can be controlled by user-defined rules similar to the approach used in expert systems. Visualization of existing and required reinforcement further support users to ensure their quality of work.

SOFiSTiK Reinforcement Generation reads analysis results directly from the SOFiSTiK database (.cdb) as well as from Autodesk® Revit® Results Packages. In case Revit Results Packages are selected as data source, only walls and slabs are supported in the current version.

It is worth mentioning the software is not oriented to create reinforcement with a predefined configuration, in these cases other means can be used to accelerate the modeling process such as the Revit Extensions.







There's more information available on the Autodesk Exchange Apps website.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Free Raychem Trace-It Add-in for Revit: Pipe Freeze Protection and Flow Maintenance

From the Autodesk Exchange Apps website...

Raychem Trace-It addin is a helpful tool to let users design pipe freeze protection and flow maintenance heat tracing systems including: above ground water piping, below ground water piping, above ground fire system piping, above grease disposal lines, below ground grease disposal lines, above ground fuel line, frost protection, and temperature maintenances of hot water piping.





Monday, July 21, 2014

Free GPDTools Add-in for Revit, Featuring ProductTAG: Add Manufacturer's Product Data to Generic Revit Families

From the Autodesk Exchange Apps website...

GPDTools featuring ProductTAG, enables users to ANNOTATE (TAG) manufacturer product data from over 375 manufacturers directly in to generic Autodesk® Revit® families with the enhanced ability to SEARCH and SELECT Revit families from over 1100 building product manufacturers distributing more than 100,000 Revit families.

Using ProductTAG to annotate manufacturer data into a generic door

Using ProductTAG to annotate manufacturer data into a wall assembly

There's more information available on the Autodesk Exchange Apps website.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Free Isolate Warnings Add-in for Revit: Highlight or Isolate Multiple Problem Elements

From the Autodesk Exchange Apps website...

[The Isolate Warnings add-in] creates new 3D views to isolate and highlight the elements in the model that have warnings to assist in debugging the Autodesk® Revit® model.



OverrideWarningElements view created

IsolateWarningElements view created


There's more information available on the Autodesk Exchange Apps website.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

OBJ Exporter Add-in for Revit

From the Autodesk Exchange Apps website...

OBJ Exporter for Autodesk® Revit® exports a Revit model to an OBJ file. The file format is open and has been adopted by other 3D graphics application vendors.

OBJ Exporter for Revit supports both face level and body level color. There is an option to control the file size and quality by specifying precision value. Increasing precision value will increase the fineness and accuracy of the model as well as the file size. You can choose whether you want to tessellate at the body level or face level. All the data is compressed which reduces the file size to as much as possible.


There's more information available on the Autodesk Exchange Apps website.

Friday, July 18, 2014

WebGL Exporter Add-in for Revit: View Model in Internet Browsers without Plug-ins

From the Autodesk Exchange Apps website...

WebGL Exporter For Autodesk® Revit® exports your model to an HTML file You can then view your model in the browser without any external application/plugin installation, manipulate the view and share the model.

WebGL Exporter supports both face-level and body-level color. Option is provided to control the file size and quality by specifying precision value. Increasing precision value will increase the fineness and accuracy of the model as well as the file size. You can choose whether you want to tessellate at the body-level or face-level. All the data is compressed which reduces the file size as much as possible.


There's more information available on the Autodesk Exchange Apps website.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Vertical/Horizontal Brace Generator Add-in for Revit

From the Autodesk Exchange Apps website...

The brace generator Autodesk Revit add-in is designed to automatically create horizontal or vertical braces between columns and beams.

Workflow:

  • Select the beams and columns to be braced
  • Specify settings for generating bracing (e.g. type of brace, connection details, and size and position of connection parts)
  • Specify brace plane and position in space     

The brace settings can be modified after bracing is generated.

The generator can create two types of geometry: one cross brace or two. For vertical connections between columns, the generator creates appropriate spacers.

The user can specify a connection between the bracing and beam or column based on a connection that already exists in the model.

The generator creates gusset plates, end plates and stiffeners as needed.

The 3D model contains the welds used to connect members. Welds can be shown conditionally in 2D views. Generated families allow the specification of weld thickness and length on drawings.

Using the generator greatly accelerates the process of creating a 3D model. Documentation of all members can quickly be created from the generated model.









There's more information available on the Autodesk Exchange Apps website.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

2D Placer Revit Add-in: Quickly Place Detail Items and Annotation Symbols

From the Autodesk Exchange Apps website...

2D Placer is a tool for placing Detail Items and Annotation Symbols. The motivation for creating the 2D Placer is because the standard method for placing such components involves picking an item from a rather small list with all of the families and types expanded. It can take a while to find the family you are looking for if a bunch of families are loaded.

2D Placer provides a simple and useful interface for finding the 2D component that you want to place. There are two list boxes for picking. The left box contains all of the Detail Item or Generic Annotation families that are loaded in the project. Once a family is selected, the right dialog populates with all of the types loaded. Pick the type and place it.

Main 2D placer Dialog

Reload Types Dialog

There's more information available on the Autodesk Exchange Apps website.