Monday, October 15, 2018

Free IFC Model Exchange with ARCHICAD for Revit 2019

From the GRAPHISOFT website:

IFC Model Exchange with ARCHICAD for Revit

IFC Model Exchange with ARCHICAD is a free Add-In for Autodesk Revit. The Add-In improves the IFC model-based and bi-directional data exchange between GRAPHISOFT® ARCHICAD® and Autodesk® Revit®.


IFC Model Exchange with ARCHICAD Add-In has three functions:
  • “Improved IFC Import” imports IFC models to Revit using extra features that improve the interpretation of architectural models;
  • “Link IFC” merges IFC models into the current Revit project as a non-editable reference;
  • “Export to ARCHICAD” exports Revit model elements in IFC files that are specially enhanced for use in GRAPHISOFT ARCHICAD.

Catching Up with V-Ray for Revit – What's New in Versions 3.6 & 3.7

From the Chaos Group website:


V-Ray 3.7 for Revit now available


Now with support for live geometry changes, you can render your full scene while you design.

What’s Hot in Revit Add-ons for October 2018

Here on Revit Add-ons, with What's Hot, at about the middle of each month, we look back at the preceding month to see which new posts received the most pageviews.

In September 2018, we published 61 posts and received 55,295 pageviews.

Our post about the Autodesk-authored Revit add-ins that are still missing for the 2019 version topped the list for the month at #1. Other Revit Add-ons originated posts that made the list were our outsized roundup of Revit-related add-ins on the Autodesk App Store for July 16 to September 9 at #5, and our "What's Hot" article for September at #8.

Posts about new add-ins that made the list were PF Printer PDF at #2, NameConvention at #3, Grid Manager at #4, Auto Elevation By RoomSpace at #6, CSI Link Plus at #9, and EZ-Iso at #10.

A single update made the list, Master Purger v2.0 at #7.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

The Week that was in Revit Add-ons for October 8-14, 2018



From the Autodesk App Store, we posted about BIM Repeat Remapper for quick access to Repeat Last Command, the free Ductulator for resizing ducts by selecting the size of one of the sides, LinkLess for opening projects without loading linked files, and the free Unity Viewer for Autodesk® Revit®.

From around the Internet, we posted about BIM-M Content Pack, free masonry families integrated with the free BIM List Browser.


From the App Store, we posted about the free Family Editor Interface v2.0.

For additional App Store updates not mentioned here, see our latest roundup.

Roundup – For Oct 8-14, 2018, New and Updated Revit Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store

The week of October 8, 2018 was a moderately busy one for Revit add-ins on the Autodesk App Store. Four new add-ins were published and ten updated.


Unity Viewer for Autodesk® Revit®
Render selected Autodesk® Revit® objects in separate Unity window | Free
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About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 10/10/2018 – Initial release

Open your Autodesk® Revit® file without loading any link to other RVT files | USD 5.99
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About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 10/10/2018 – Initial release.

UNIFI CREATE – Content Creation Services

From the UNIFI website:


Quality content creation services and expert content strategy support for AECOs and Manufacturers with UNIFI CREATE.


Makes life easier for anyone who needs BIM content.

UNIFI CONNECT – Content Distribution for Manufacturers

From the UNIFI website:


Share your manufacturer content with some of the biggest AEC firms in the world with UNIFI CONNECT.


The most convenient way to access and distribute high-quality manufacturer BIM content.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

UNIFI CORE – Content Management

From the UNIFI website:


Rule your content library, increase design team efficiency with analytics, and produce healthier, higher quality models with UNIFI CORE.


Deliver higher quality models faster with UNIFI CORE

What is Revit Lookup, and Where Can I Get It?

Here on Revit Add-ons, over the years, we've posted a few times about Revit Lookup, the free and open-source add-in from Jeremy Tammik of The Building Coder for interactively exploring model data. But what exactly the add-in does and where to get it might remain a little murky for some. Fortunately, over on the UNIFI blog, Jay Merlan has posted a helpful overview, including where to get the latest versions. Thanks Jay (and Jeremy and Peter)!

Revit Lookup


Let’s talk about Revit Lookup, the interactive Revit BIM tool that allows you to explore your data. If you’ve ever had a conversation with me about BIM, you understand that I put most of my efforts towards data within my Revit models. Yes, Revit can produce clean drawings and beautiful renderings, but data within our models is what sets us apart from our predecessors. Revit Lookup is one of the most powerful Revit add-ins for reviewing said data, giving its users the capability to view most of the raw database including several data points that are typically not visible from the frontend. In the screenshot below, you can see that Revit Lookup exposes element data such as element ID, the BoundingBox (x, y, z coordinates), the level ID, and location. All of which are available through the Revit API, but otherwise invisible to the end users.

Read more on the UNIFI blog »

Revit Lookup is brought to you by Jeremy Tammik. It's free.

This add-in is compatible with Revit 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, and 2015. It may be downloaded from the Lookup Builds website (brought to you by Peter Hirn of Build Informed GmbH).

There's more information available on the UNIFI blog.

Catching Up with UNIFI – Release Notes for Versions 3.1.3, 3.1.4 & 3.1.5

From the UNIFI website:

3.1.5 Release Notes


Hey UNIFI Customers,

Our latest software update was released on October 8, 2018. We fixed multiple bugs and resolved several issues including the following:
  • Fixed an issue where the “overwrite family” dialog and options were not functioning properly.
  • Fixed an issue where adding a large number of files to upload would take a long time to populate the upload page.
  • Fixed an issue in Batch Export where selecting 3D families would not be included in the total selected count and the Export button would remain unavailable.
  • Fixed an issue where changes to a library would not be applied after saving.
  • Fixed an issue where batch exporting some drafting views would fail.
  • Fixed an issue where uploading a file and an image with the same name through a content request would not apply that image as the preview for the file.
  • Fixed an issue where the incorrect number of base files was displayed.
  • Fixed an issue where Library Admins would approve or reject a batch upload request and the changes would not be applied.
  • Fixed an issue with Harvest Project where selecting a source file using “Open Project File” would open the project in Revit rather than only making the elements within that project available for harvest.
  • Improved the image quality of preview images in Harvest Project.
  • Fixed an issue where inserting content would not allow the user to rotate the family using the space bar until the Windows focus was on Revit.
  • Fixed an issue where uninstalling or updating UNIFI 3.1.2 would not remove the UNIFI.bundle folder and therefore wouldn’t be updated by the next version of UNIFI.
  • Fixed an issue in Project Analytics where the Model Path does not display for Revit Links.
  • Fixed an issue where, if the user is not logged into UNIFI, using the Request Feature button would crash UNIFI.
  • Fixed an issue with drafting views getting renamed during insertion.

UNIFI Project Analytics – Hassle-Free Access to Model Health and Quality Analytics

From the UNIFI website:


Improve design phase efficiency with hassle-free access to model health and quality analytics.

Project Analytics is our latest feature addition to UNIFI CORE, our premium BIM Library Content Management Software.

  • Model health and quality monitoring with diagnostics.
  • Helps you identify issues before they become serious problems.
  • Health indicators with customizable alerts.
  • Manage Revit warnings and categories by urgency.
  • Drill down into the specific issues and related users for swift corrective action.
  • Easy-to-read, predesigned dashboards.
  • Real-time data that updates with every sync to central.
  • Set-up in minutes with 3 simple steps. No coding, no integrations, no extensive training.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Free Family Editor Interface v2.0

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 2.0, 10/4/2018

This is a complete rework of the Plugin with a lot of new Features.
  • A brand new WPF based UI
  • Shuffle Parameters - flexes the whole model for easy check-up
  • Remove Unused Parameters 
  • Context Menu which allows you to quickly Delete or Toggle between Type/Instance
  • Rename 
  • Hide unused Parameters
  • Separate Group for System Parameters (cannot be deleted or renamed) 


Family Editor Interface is a simple tool which gives a more interactive way of creating or editing Family Content. It gives a more visual control over the Family Bone-Muscle-Skin paradigm through manipulating the existing parameters within the Family Editor. Only usable in Family Editor Mode, it will allow the user to change parameter values on the fly, thus receiving immediate feedback on their actions.

LinkLess – Open Projects Without Loading Linked Files

From the Autodesk App Store:

Open your Autodesk® Revit® file without loading any link to other RVT files.

It may take a lot of time to open a file if it has many links to other files, It doesn't matter how fast your PC is, loading all the links will take several minutes.

Now you can save all this time by using "NO LINKS" for Revit, has simple as that.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Monocle for Dynamo

From the Parallax Team website:

Monocle for Dynamo Released

Published by John Pierson on 2018-10-05

Hi Everyone,

Over the summer we demonstrated a few add-ins that we have been actively developing for Dynamo. These were all in preparation for our BILT North America classes on creating better Dynamo graphs.

Some of the examples include:

Annotating custom nodes.

Sticky notes!

Read more on the Parallax Team website »

Free Unity Viewer for Autodesk® Revit®

From the Autodesk App Store:

Render selected Autodesk® Revit® objects in a separate Unity window using the Unity SDK and Revit APIs. This will help a user visualize separate objects in Unity renderer and interact with them in the Unity environment.

Visualize components of your model individually or, in a combination of a few, in Unity.

Multiple Objects View