Sunday, December 9, 2018

The Week That Was in Revit Add-ons for Dec 3-9, 2018

The week of December 3, 2018 was a quiet one on Revit Add-ons. On The Autodesk App Store, no new add-ins were published and none were updated. Our best guess: the site administrator was probably on vacation. Expect a flood next week.

We took the opportunity to do some behind the scenes work, such as branding, marketing and sales.

We also took the opportunity to catch up with one of our advertisers, StrucSoft Solutions, by posting about their MWF Post Frame for Revit, as well as their free Dynamo scripts.

Top 10

Top of the Pops

Last week, the following posts spent time in the #1 spot of our 'Trending Top 10 for the Last 7 Days' list. In order, they were:

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Free Unjoin All Framing Dynamo Scripts from StrucSoft Solutions

From the StrucSoft Solutions website:

Dynamo Scripts

Especially handy for floor systems, users can disallow the joins on their beams and framing (by comment or all framing) without having to go into each piece individually. Using Dynamo 2.0.1

The Unjoin All Framing and Unjoin All Framing by Comment Dynamo scripts are brought to you by StrucSoft Solutions. They're free.

There's more information available on the StrucSoft Solutions website.

MWF Post Frame

From the StrucSoft Solutions website:

MWF Post Frame models

MWF Post Frame models, quantifies and produces drawings for a variety of post-frame structures quickly and easily through user-defined templates and easy-to-manipulate 3D Revit models. MWF Post Frame offers users an economic and environmentally sustainable option compared to alternative framing systems. It is now considered the construction method of choice for commercial, industrial and agricultural buildings.

Define Conditions
Easily define girt sizes, spacing, post types and end post conditions for automated framing.

Monday, December 3, 2018

The Week That Was in Revit Add-ons for Nov 19 - Dec 2, 2018



From the Autodesk App Store, we posted about the self-explanatory Auto Numbering, the free Column Panel, for placing panel slabs on structural columns at specified levels and more, OpenLM, for "licenses on premise," SOFiSTiK Analysis + Design, for structural engineering, and the self-explanatory WarningManageEz.

From around the Internet, we posted about the free FenestraPro Linc, for accessing live manufacturer data and information. We also posted about the GAMUT tools for family library browsing and management:

Roundup – for Nov 26 - Dec 2, 2018, New and Updated Revit-Related Add-Ins on the Autodesk App Store

The week of November 26, 2018 was a fairly busy one, though nothing dropped until Friday – the administrator must have been on vacation – making it a very busy weekend for us indeed. Five new add-ins were published and ten were updated.



Auto Numbering
Digitteck® AutoNumbering™: You can automatically renumber (marks): Rooms, Doors, Windows You can use the composer to add prefixes and suffixes to the number (mark) | USD 19.00
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About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 11/30/2018 – First Release

OpenLM - For Engineering Licenses On Premise
OpenLM is a software license monitoring and management system for optimizing the usage of your software licenses | Trial
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About This Version: Version, 11/29/2018 – Software License Cost Savings Guarantee. We are so confident in the ROI of our system, that we guarantee OpenLM will let you save at least 15% on your engineering software license expenses (including software renewals and new purchases). If after the first three months, it does not enable you to do this, you will receive one year of maintenance, free.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Revit Add-ons End-of-Year Advertising Sale! Just in Time for Marketing Budgeting!

Spot Elevations v1.5.0 for Navisworks

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 1.5.0, 11/26/2018
  • Project Units recognized to show the elevations in the correct units.
  • Added option to select Decimal precision.
  • Added option to write the elevation on a SavedViewPoint when clicking a point.
  • Improved TEXT drawing. Now all the FONT STYLE are drawn correctly and accurately.
  • Added a crosshair to identify point of reference.
  • Spot Elevations now store user preferences: Color, Size, Decimals, Font, Offset, Write Elevation on Click. 


Spot the elevation of any element inside Autodesk® Navisworks® in real time.

With this tool you can visualize the real elevation of elements in Navisworks and establish a reference elevation number to measure relative elevations.

It will be very easy to verify the free clearance of pipes, ducts, cable trays and structural framings.

NOW: You can create SavedViewPoint with Elevation Marks in just one click. Similar to Autodesk® Revit®, create elevation marks of any point.

Auto Numbering

From the Autodesk App Store:

Digitteck® AutoNumbering™ 

(App presentation:

Wasted time in the workplace has become a hot topic of discussion, and businesses are consistently varying to shape their workforce into a well-oiled maximum efficiency machine.

Many organizations are missing opportunities to automate business processes that can save their employees’ time and boost productivity.

With AutoNumbering you will save time by having the app doing the numbering job for you.

You can automatically renumber (marks) :
  • Rooms
  • Doors
  • Windows

OpenLM - For Engineering Licenses On Premise

From the Autodesk App Store:

OpenLM is a software license monitoring and management system for optimizing the usage of your software licenses.

It shows you application usage patterns and statistics to help you ‘stretch your expensive software licenses to their limit’.

OpenLM for Engineering Licensing is the main product package of OpenLM; it provides all the essential engineering software license tracking capabilities and reports for optimizing your software inventory.

Free Column Panel – Place Panel Slabs on Structural Columns at Specified Levels, and More

From the Autodesk App Store:

Column Panel is a custom plug-in which is used for creating a panel(s) (slab) for structural column(S) at a specified level. This plug-in also has some other functions which structural engineers will find useful. For example:
  • Get Structural column information (Location & Rotation)
  • Create column drop Panel(s) at a specific level
  • Create Isolated footing for selected column(s) with or without eccentricity
  • Create combined footing

SOFiSTiK Analysis + Design

From the Autodesk App Store:

SOFiSTiK Analysis + Design enables you to perform structural analyses of buildings and member design directly in Autodesk® Revit®.

The App provides for a full Finite Element Analysis and design workflow – from model consistency checks to code checking for concrete members like slabs, columns and beams. Structural analyses can be performed in 3D – allowing for realistic simulation of the structural stiffness and optional consideration of the construction sequence. Additionally 2D and 3D subsystems can be adopted in combination with an automatic load takedown. Members can be grouped and accordingly designed in Ultimate and Serviceability Limit States. Calculation and design reports will be generated automatically. Results can be visualized and managed in Revit or be transferred to spread-sheets for further processing using the Export to Excel function.

Together with full support of collaboration features, SOFiSTiK Analysis + Design enables a seamless structural analysis workflow within Revit.

When installed with SOFiSTiK 2018, the app enhances into a Revit interface for the full SOFiSTiK FEA.


From the Autodesk App Store:

This add-in has 2 main functions :
  1. Warnings function :
    1. This function will help you show all the warnings of your project. You can select which project you want to show if there is more than one project open.
    2. You can hide or unhide the warnings which are not important. You can group, save selection or show in 3D view the elements which belong to the warning.
  2. Chart function :
    1. This function will make a chart to show all the warnings. The chart has 3 types: Pie, Doughnut and Bar.
    2. The help can export to picture, or to Excel depending on your purpose.
    3. The customer can add a note on the chart and save their work to file.

Free Urbano Document Linker for Navisworks Manage – Link Multiple Documents to Multiple Elements

From the Autodesk App Store:

Urbano Document Linker is a powerful add-in for Autodesk® Navisworks® that enables you to link multiple external files such as .pdf documents and .jpg pictures to your Autodesk Navisworks model. The add-in will work with a 3D model from all sources compatible with Navisworks e.g. Autodesk® AutoCAD®,Autodesk® Revit®,Autodesk® Civil 3D®, Urbano etc.

For smart linking to the function, there must be a common pre-requisite: a naming rule.
Most frequently, the document name must match some data existing within the model e.g. array/axis name, structure name, object name.

The program can be used in many ways, for example:
  • Linking the same document with a large number of different elements.
  • Linking a large number of documents of various file types with a large number of different elements.
  • Linking a large number of documents of various file types with a large number of equal elements.

Main window with all functions for linking files, licensing and help.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Product Roundup – GAMUT Family Library Tools

From the SPECtrumBIM website:

At SPECtrum we develop custom Revit apps to solve the problems faced by AEC Firms, Contractors and Building Product Manufacturers.

The newest endeavor in our quest to rethink content, GAMUT is more than just access to thousands of pieces of BIM content from within Revit… GAMUT works just like social media, but for increasing BIM productivity.

Search, configure, preview and load BIM content, all in a single step | Free

Lets the BIM manager organize and index content libraries so that the users can find it from inside of Revit using keywords and filters. Whether the files are local, network or even web based, users can find what they need without having to navigate through endless directories and subfolder | Free

Search, configure, preview and load BIM content, all in a single step – ad free | US $4.00/month or $40.00/year

GAMUT | PARAMETERS – Manage Family Parameters in Libraries in Batch

From the SPECtrumBIM website:

Uniquely designed to aid in parameter management tasks that are just too complex to be done manually, GAMUT|PARAMETERS can be employed to change specific family parameters, or add parameters to an entire library. GAMUT|PARAMETERS can be used to update, delete and deploy parameters in batches, or export SP files. GAMUT|PARAMETERS also features a unique schema tool, which allows you to assign multiple parameters to entire classes of objects.
  • Add, Remove and Replace parameters in families… Both shared and non-shared parameters can be added, removed or replaced with ease.
  • Project Parameters are added in batch… Include all necessary parameters at one time.
  • Schemas speed the process further… Use criteria (Category, Keynote, etc.) to add different parameters to different families in a batch process.
  • Shared Parameter Files can be exported… Parameters and GUIDs create a Revit Shared Parameter File based on the families selected.