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Saturday, August 30, 2014

The Award-Winning Kiwi Codes Bonus Tools Add-in for Revit Now Includes 46 Tools!

Since I last posted about Bonus Tools in October 2013, Kiwi Codes has released a series of updates, including updating to Revit 2015 and adding the following new tools.

Align Sheets
  • Align viewports on selected Sheets with a master Sheet setup.
  • Copy Parameter Values
  • Copy Parameter Values from one Parameter to another.
  • Choose a parameter from the current element or its host or level, and the parameter to copy it to.
  • Choose your selection set:
    • Current View.
    • Current Selection.
    • Entire Project.

Copy Parameter Values
  • Copy Parameter Values from one Parameter to another.
  • Choose a parameter from the current element or its host or level, and the parameter to copy it to.
  • Choose your selection set:
    • Current View.
    • Current Selection.
    • Entire Project.

Export Schedule to Excel
  • Export any Schedule to Excel.
  • Select the Schedule to export to Excel.
    • First row in Excel is the Parameter Name used during Import (Do not delete or modify this row)
    • Second row in Excel is the Parameter Type (Do not delete this row)
    • Third row in Excel is the Parameter Id (Do not delete this row)
    • First column in Excel is Element Id used during Import (Do not delete this column)
    • Delete any other rows and columns after Export as desired (except for those mentioned above)

Highlight 2D Elements
  • Highlight 2D elements across a project.
  • Check how many 2D patches have been applied to you project.
Note: Complete this procedure on a copy of the file as it 'Override Graphics in View' by 'Element'


Place Family Types
  • Place workplane based family types in a row within the current view.
  • Array families vertically and family types horizontally.
  • Choose your selection set:
    • Current View.
    • Current Selection.
    • Entire Project.
    • Directory.

Renumber Setting Out Points
  • Renumber Major Setting out Points.

Room Number to Doors and Windows
  • Copy a Room Number to Doors and Windows with a Alpha extension.
  • Quickly align Door and Window numbers with rooms.
  • Choose your selection set:
    • Current View.
    • Current Selection.
    • Entire Project.

Shared Parameters
  • Bulk load Shared Parameters into one or more Family files.

Sheet Revisions
  • See the Revisions applied to all Sheets.
  • Tick/untick revisions and click the Apply Revisions to Sheets button to bulk update Sheets.
Note: You cannot untick Revisions that are associated with a Revision Cloud.


View Duplication
  • Quickly duplicate multiple views.
  • Duplicate views by replicating dependant existing views (with optional sheets), or by duplicating views based of other views or by level.

View Filters
  • Copy view filters and their settings from one view to multiple other views.
  • Copy view filters and their settings from one view or view template to multiple other views or view templates.


Wall Dimensions
  • Wall Dimensions a string of Walls to their exterior face.
  • Select two or more walls.
The Bonus Tools ribbon tab
Including those listed in my previous post, the Bonus Tools add-in has 46 separate tools and costs USD 35.00. It is certainly one of the best values in paid Revit add-ins, and earns an Editor's Choice award.


Bonus Tools is compatible with Revit 2015, 2014 and 2013.

Over on his What Revit Wants blog, Luke Johnson has posted a YouTube playlist of 33 videos featuring many of the Bonus Tools in action.

There's more information available on the Kiwi Codes website.

Bonus Tools may also be purchased on Autodesk Exchange Apps.

Related reading: Award-winning add-ins.

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