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Saturday, November 10, 2018

Free SheetLink – Synchronize Model Data with Spreadsheets

From the DiRoots website:

SheetLink. Revit Plugin Release 4.

SheetLink is a free Autodesk Revit plugin developed by DiRoots that allows you to synchronize the model data back and forth between Autodesk Revit and spreadsheets.

This is probably the fastest import/export data plugin for Revit in the market right now! As an example, it exports all the door’s data (100 Revit families) in one second only!



Macaw – Search, Group and Edit Keynotes

From the Autodesk App Store:

Macaw is an Autodesk® Revit® add-in which displays the keynotes within the existing keynote table and allows for searching, grouping and editing keynotes directly within keynote application.

Here is the  short list of Macaw features :
  • Ability to search the keynote table using keywords.
  • Creating filtered keynotes and saving them as grouped make the browsing the large tables much easier.
  • Replacing already made keynotes in the model with the new ones in the table.
  • Ability to undo the modification of keynote table


Free My Notebook – Cloud-Based Model Notes

From the Autodesk App Store:

My Notebook is a cloud-based Autodesk® Revit® add-in that helps you to take notes right inside the Revit Model. Since notes are saved in a cloud, when you share your model, the notes are automatically transferred.


Friday, November 9, 2018

Free Autodesk BIM Interoperability Tools for Revit v7 – New Features and a New Look

From the Autodesk BIM Interoperability Tools website:

Autodesk BIM Interoperability Tools for Revit 
New Features for Version 7 

Introduction

The Autodesk BIM Interoperability Tools for Revit are a suite of Revit add-ins that are designed to support a data driven workflow leveraging the power of the Revit model as
a database.

The suite of four original tools, Classification Manager, Model Checker and
Configurator, and the COBie Extension, have recently been updated with a unifying
look, more features, and user input to make assigning, validating, and sharing BIM data
easier.


This [post] will detail the new features that have been incorporated into the tools with
this new release, Version 7.

Free Autodesk COBie Extension for Revit v7

From the Autodesk BIM Interoperability Tools website:

COBie Extension

1. Updated user interface elements and layout have been applied for ease and consistency.

2. The help fly-outs have new links to multiple resources and are accessible on all the tool’s windows.


Free Autodesk Model Checker Configurator v7

From the Autodesk BIM Interoperability Tools website:

Configurator 

1. Updated user interface elements and layout have been applied for ease and consistency.

2. The help fly-outs have new links to multiple resources and are accessible on all the tool’s windows.


3. The “Setup” or “Open” dialog box has been redesigned and applied to all the tools making it easier to understand the functions of each section and easier adoption.

Free Autodesk Model Checker for Revit v7

From the Autodesk BIM Interoperability Tools website:

Model Checker 

General 

1. The nomenclature and naming of elements in the Model Checker were thoroughly reviewed and updated to try to avoid confusion between the tools and Revit and to make understanding the structure of checkset easier.

2. Updated user interface elements and layout have been applied for ease and consistency.

3. The help fly-outs have new links to multiple resources and are accessible on all the tool's windows.


Free Autodesk Classification Manager for Revit v7

From the Autodesk BIM Interoperability Tools website:

Classification Manager

General

1. Updated user interface elements and layout have been applied for ease and consistency.

2. The help fly-outs have new links to multiple resources and are accessible on all the tool’s windows.


Thursday, November 8, 2018

PassivLink Lite – Export to Passive House Planning Package (PHPP)

From the Autodesk App Store:

Passivlink is the Autodesk® Revit® add-in that exports data directly to PHPP, saving heaps of time and money to Passivhaus designers.

Imagine all the things you could do if you just focused your expertise on priorities such as design and careful execution.

PassivLink main benefits are:

1. SAVES TIME:

PassivLink exports data directly to PHPP.

All the information is exported exactly on the right cell, by just clicking one icon.

2. LETS YOU FOCUS ON DESIGN:

PassivLink allows you to avoid repetitive tasks, increasing your satisfaction and boosting your productivity.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

No to Software Piracy, No to Spam Comments

Lately we've been getting a lot of spam comments, some relating to "cracked" versions of software. We also receive a fair amount of messages seeking commercial software for free, particularly the subscription product enhancements for Revit from Autodesk. 

To prevent spamming on our site, we moderate all comments, and delete spam ones–they're easy to spot because they usually follow the general form, "Your blog is great, and here's a link to something completely unrelated."

(It cracks me up when spammers try to post a comment, and, when that doesn't work, try again three or four times more for good measure–see Einstein's definition of insanity...)

As far as piracy goes, I want to be unequivocally clear:

Revit Add-ons has a zero-tolerance policy for software piracy

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Lumion 9

From the Lumion website:

LUMION 9 IS AVAILABLE NOW.

Living environments. Beautiful spaces. Rendered in seconds.

Lumion has always set out to define what rendering should be: fast and stress-free with exceptional results. Now, with Lumion 9, you won’t just feel the space. You’ll instantly breathe life into your project while capturing photorealistic environments faster than ever before.

Add the one-touch Real Skies to cast a new light on your scene and instantly create a beautiful, unique setting for your designs. Let realistic rain communicate cozy spaces, which you can now decorate with furry rugs and fluffy blankets. For the true-to-life garden shot, apply the new Customizable 3D Grass materials and you’ll almost feel the freshly cut lawn beneath your feet.

New streamlined scene-building tools help you create complex environments in minutes. Add to the improved workflow, Lumion’s jaw-dropping rendering speed and outstanding images and videos are within your reach, on all your projects. Use Lumion 9 to show the true beauty of your designs and form genuine connections with your clients.



Monday, November 5, 2018

Roundup – for Oct 29 - Nov 4, 2018, New and Updated Revit-Related Add-Ins on the Autodesk App Store

Revit

New

SOFiSTiK Bridge Modeler 2019
Using "SOFiSTiK Bridge Modeler" you can create parametrized 3D bridge models in Autodesk® Revit® | USD 195.00/M
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About This Version: Version 2019-0, 11/2/2018

Drawing List Manager for Autodesk® Revit®
Sheet data management for Revit. Keeps track of changes in sheet data in Revit. This base version for FIVE USERS is free | Free
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About This Version: Version 2018.0.0.7, 11/2/2018 – Minor bug fixes. App released.

Batch reload_Links_V 2018
This tool is designed to reload links in the current project or in a batch of Autodesk® Revit® files | USD 5.99/M
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About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 10/30/2018 – Version 1.0.0, 10/31/2018

The Week That Was in Revit Add-ons for Oct 29 - Nov 4, 2018

Revit

New

From the Autodesk App Store, we posted about the self-explanatory Batch Reload_Links, the free Drawing List Manager for Autodesk® Revit®, the free LightStanza Plugin for exporting models to LightStanza with automatic illuminance grids based on rooms, and SOFiSTiK Bridge Modeler.

Updated

From around the Internet, we posted about Ideate Explorer v2019.1 and Enscape v2.4.

Navisworks

New

From the App Store, we posted about iFieldModelCompare for displaying differences between two model versions

From around the Internet, we posted about the free and open-source ENGyn – Dynamo-like visual scripting for Navisworks.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Ideate Explorer v2019.1

From the Ideate Software website:

What's New in Ideate Explorer for Revit

The latest improvements to Ideate Explorer are added to our 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 versions. See below for a summary of some of the new features, or check out our YouTube What's New playlist.

Warnings Improvements

Ideate Explorer was significantly enhanced in May 2018 to include Warnings data. Learn how to Explore Revit Warnings with Ideate Explorer.

In this Fall 2018 release we have made a number of improvements to better support warnings management:

Read Warnings On-Demand

Per customer feedback, this version has a new option that forestalls the gathering of the warnings data to improve performance for large project files. When this option is selected, the warnings data is only gathered if/when the Warnings tab is active.
This new option can be accessed through the Settings dialog, as shown below.