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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Kiwi Codes' Bonus Tools Expands to 87 Tools!

On 4/15/2016, Kiwi Codes released Version 20.16.03.17of their Bonus Tools add-in for Revit. As part of this release, the following tools were added to the add-in (numbered for your convenience – all text courtesy Kiwi Codes):

Additionally, with this version, the following tools were updated:
  • 08 Family Tracker
    • Speed up initial load by adding a form to filter by Categories.
    • File size column added when Families are loaded with Paths.
  • 12 Change Text Case
    • Speed up initial load by setting selection set to Current View.
  • 13 Dimension List
    • Selection Set options added 
    • Initial load set to Current View to speed up initial load.
  • 18 Remove All Views
    • All Views, Sheets, DWGs and Revit files loaded into a grid
    • User selects the items they want to delete.
  • 22 Views to Sheets
    • Searches added to filter both Views and Sheets by a Parameter of your choice.
  • 31 Setting Out Points
    • Choose to add points to base or top only or all.
  • 34 Add Shared Parameters
    • Select Parameter Group, add Values and/or Formula. 
    • If the Shared Parameter file is modified with additional columns for Group Parameter Under, Value, Formula & Type, when the tool loads the file it will populate the cells reducing in redundant work.
  • 36 Sheet Revisions
    • Searches added to filter both Sheets and Revisions by a Parameter of your choice.
  • 38 View Duplication
    • Searches added to filter Views by a Parameter of your choice.
    • Assign a View Template.
  • 39 Align Sheets
    • Searches added to filter both Views and Sheets by a Parameter of your choice.
  • 44 SheetEMup
    • Searches added to filter both Views and Sheets by a Parameter of your choice.
  • 52 Renumber Category
    • Selection Set options added
    • Initial load set to Current View to speed up initial load.
  • 56 Print Revisions
    • Fix to PDF printing.
  • 59 Clash Importer
    • Removed from Tool set.
  • 71 RDS Tool
    • Output added.
  • 74 View Renamer
    • Fix to View Type drop down.

Pricing for Bonus Tools begins at just $35.00 for a 1-year subscription for one stand-alone user license. Networked licenses and volume discounts are available.

And, because I'm a glutton for punishment, here's a complete list of the tools that comprise Bonus Tools (I'm not, however, crazy enough to add an image for each tool – sorry!):
  • 06 Ribbon Settings
    • Give the Ribbon a Custom name to suit you or your company
    • View and change the Ribbon Settings by selecting the tools you want to see on the Ribbon and re-order them to suit you or your company.
  • 07 Window Watcher Settings
    • Add Revit Window names you would like to either block and/or report on the windows activation as part of a Company Standard. 
      • Blocking a window does just that, blocks it and replaces it with a warning message.
      • Reporting on a windows activation writes to a log file listing the project and users name who activated the window. It also warns the user the window activation is being recorded.
    • Primarily used to block/report on 'In-place Families' and 'Importing of CAD files'.
  • 08 Family Tracker
    • Lists all Loaded Families and/or Groups in the Project and the date of insert and the date of reload (modification).
    • From the list, highlight families that are out of date in the project file, reload or repath them.
  • 09 3d Views for All Levels
    • Create a 3d View for each level in the Project.
  • 10 3D Views for all Worksets
    • Create a 3d View for each Workset and hide all other Worksets in the view.
  • 11 3D View for Selected Elements
    • Create a 3d View with a Section Box around the currently select elements.
      • Specify a margin around the elements to extend the Section Box by.
  • 12 Change Text Case
    • Change text case between Title, UPPER and lower.
      • Applies to Annotation Text, Model Text, Room Names, Area Names, View Names & View Titles on Sheets.
  • 13 Dimensions List
    • Lists all Dimensions within the project.
      • Go to the view hosting the Dimension. 
      • Delete the Dimension. 
      • See if it has a text override.
  • 14 Create Floors from Rooms
  • 15 Elements on Levels
    • Lists all elements on a selected level.
      • Cycle through the levels in the Project to see what elements are hosted to it.
  • 16 In-Place Family List
    • Lists all In-Place Families within the project.
      • Go to the view hosting the In-Place Family. 
      • Delete the In-Place Family.
  • 17 Referencing File List
    • Lists all Revit, DWG and Image references within the project.
      • Go to the view hosting the Referencing File. 
      • Delete the Referencing File.
  • 18 Remove all Views
    • Removes all views from the Project except for the active view (if all other views are closed) or last view created (if multiple views are open).
    • Help reduce the file size before issuing to consultants or archiving the model.
  • 19 Remove Unused Views
    • Remove unwanted views that causes the file size to bloat.
    • Removes views:
      • Other than the active view.
      • Not placed on a sheet. 
    • [With] a parameter of your choice: retain views that are not placed on sheet but are working views that you do not want delete.
  • 20 Section Creator
    • Creates a perpendicular or parallel section to the selected wall.
  • 21 Sheet Duplication
    • Quickly duplicate sheets by:
      • Selecting from a list of current sheets those to duplicate.
      • Choosing the title block to be assigned to the duplicated sheets.
      • Choosing the number of times to duplicate the sheets.
      • Choosing whether to duplicate the views on the current sheets and place them on the duplicated sheets.
  • 22 Views to Sheets
    • Quickly put views on sheets by:
    • Selecting the View Type and/or searching for a View.
    • Selecting the View base point, BL (bottom left), RB(bottom right), M(middle), TL(top left) or TR(top right)
    • Select a Master Sheet if desired.
    • Select a Master View or NULL. If a view is selected, the X, Y coordinates of the View will be used to place the new View. If NULL is selected the Views will be placed at 0,0.
    • Dragging Views to their desired Sheet.
  • 23 Swap Groups for Families
    • Swap unwanted Groups out for Families.
    • Use any of the below combinations and more.
      • Swap Detail Groups for Annotation Symbols.
      • Swap Detail Groups for Detail Components.
      • Swap Model Groups for Generic Models.
      • Swap Model Groups for Casework.
  • 24 Place Points on Topography
    • Use a Families X and Y location to place Points on a Topography Surface.
    • Use this tool to insert points at a X,Y location on a Topography Surface, the Z location value is the height of the Topography Surface at the specified point.
  • 25 Add Points to Topography
    • Use a Families X, Y and Z location to add Points to a Topography Surface.
    • Use this tool to make a Topography Surface follow the underside of a Floor.
  • 26 Topography Surface Edge
    • Creates Lines around the boundary edges of the select topography in: Plan, 3D or Section.
  • 27 Update Referencing Sheets
    • Updates Sections Referencing Sheets.
  • 28 Reference Plane List
    • Lists all Reference Planes in the project.
      • Go to the view showing the Reference Plane. 
      • Delete the Reference Plane.
  • 29 View Template Map
    • Lists all view templates, and views using those view templates.
  • 30 Element Selector – By Id
    • Enter an element Id to find its Name.
    • Find the Name of a corrupted element in the project file.
  • 31 Setting Out Points
    • Select the Generic Family to use as the setting out point marker and enter the desired shared parameters to use in a schedule.
    • Renumber Setting Out Points.
  • 32 Navisworks to Revit
    • Convert a Navisworks XML report into clash points and 3D views placed on sheet(s).
      • Select the Generic Family to use as the clash point and enter the desired shared parameters to use in a schedule. 
      • Choose whether to also create 3D views with bounding boxes and whether to place them on Sheets.
  • 33 Excel Tools
    • Export and Import schedules to and from Excel.
    • Utilize Excel to speed up repetitive schedule manipulation.
  • Export Category to Excel
    • Export any Category to Excel.
  • Export Schedule to Excel
    • Export any Schedule to Excel
  • Import from Excel
    • Import any Element changes from Excel.
  • Export Formatted Category to Excel
    • Export any Category to a Formatted Excel file.
  • Export Formatted Schedule to Excel
    • Export any Schedule to a Formatted Excel file.
  • Export Room Template
    • Export a Room schedule template in Excel.
      • Exports a formatted template ready for new Room data.
  • Import New Rooms
    • Imports an creates place holders for Rooms.
  • Export Sheet Template
    • Export a Sheet schedule template in Excel.
    • Exports a formatted template ready for new Sheet data.
  • Import New Sheets
    • Imports an creates place holders for Sheets.
  • Dummy Schedule
    • Recreate an Excel Schedule within Revit using Revit Schedule Headers.
  • 34 Shared Parameters
    • Bulk load Shared Parameters into one or more Family files.
  • 35 View Filters
    • Copy view filters and their settings from one view or view template to multiple other views or view templates.
  • 36 Sheet Revisions
    • View the matrix between Revisions and Sheets.
    • Tick/untick revisions and click the “Apply Revisions to Sheets” button to bulk update Sheets.
    • Cells with a red background indicate the Revision is controlled by a Revision Cloud. To delete the Cloud double click on the cell.
  • 37 Highlight 2D Elements
    • Highlight 2D elements across a project.
      • Check how many 2D patches have been applied to you project.
  • 38 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.
  • 39 Align Sheets
    • Align viewports on selected Sheets with a master Sheet setup.
  • 40 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.
  • 41 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.
  • 42 Wall Dimensions
    • Wall Dimensions a string of Walls to their exterior face.
  • 43 Place Family Types
    • Place workplane based family types in a row within the current view.
    • Array families vertically and family types horizontally.
  • 44 SheetEMup
    • Quickly duplicate a sheet multiple times by:
      • Selecting from a list of current sheets, the one to duplicate.
      • Choosing to either duplicate the existing views or selecting from a list of project views to place on the new sheets. 
  • 45 Renumber Parameter
    • Renumber any Text, Integer, Number or Length Parameter.
      • Quickly renumber parameters by:
        • Selecting a category
        • Selecting a parameter to renumber
        • Choosing an increment
        • Choosing a prefix and suffix
  • 46 Highlight 3D Elements
    • Highlight 3D elements according to parameter values.
  • 47 Convert Areas or Rooms To Mass
    • Quickly convert Areas or Rooms To Mass by:
      • Selecting Areas or Rooms as the starting point
      • Choosing to create all forms in one family or one family per each form
      • Choosing Generic Model or Mass as the base family
      • Selecting the Phase for Rooms
      • Selecting the output location for the families
      • Selecting the Areas or Rooms from a list
      • Modifying the height (in bulk by right clicking)
  • 48 Location Point
    • Add a families location point to a parameter.
    • Quickly add a families location point to a parameter in bulk by:
      • Selecting a Category
      • Choosing your selection set
        • Current View
        • Current Selection
        • Entire Project
      • Choosing the base point to use
        • Relative
        • Survey
        • Project
      • Choosing a parameter to place the XYZ coordinate or
      • Choosing a separate parameter for each Z, Y & Z coordinate
  • 49 Room/Area Point
    • Centre the Room/Area location points.
  • 50 Import/Export Points
    • Quickly Import families to a specified location point by:
      • Selecting a family type.
      • Selecting a comma separated text file with XYZ coordinates with optional rotation.
      • Choosing the base point to use:
        • Relative.
        • Survey.
        • Project.
      • Quickly Export location points by:
        • Choosing your selection set:
          • Current View.
          • Current Selection.
          • Entire Project.
        • Choosing the base point to use:
          • Relative.
          • Survey.
          • Project.
        • Selecting a Category.
  • 51 Copy Areas
    • Copy Areas between Area Schemes.
  • 52 Renumber Category
    • Remove duplicate mark warnings from selected Categories
      • This tool renumbers ALL elements within selected Categories by using the Element Id.
  • 53 Show Warnings
    • Highlight and Isolate warnings in any view.
  • 54 Help File
    • Your Company's Help File.
  • 55 Bonus Tools Help
    • Bonus Tools Help.
  • 56 Print Revisions
    • Print Sheets based on their Current Revision.
  • 57 DWF Markups
    • Displays all DWF Markups.
      • Goto host view (Sheet).
      • Export to Excel.
  • 58 File Coordinates
    • Outputs the coordinates of the current file and all linked files.
      • Check the coordination between files.
  • 59 Clash Importer
    • Convert an XML report into clash points and 3D views placed on sheet(s).
  • 60 View Underlay
    • View and change Plan View underlays in bulk.
  • 62 Copy Monitored Elements
    • This tool allows you to:
      • View all copy monitored Elements within a project.
      • Select one or many Elements and go to view.
      • Ascertain whether the copy monitor is internal or from a linked file.
  • 63 Element overrides
    • This tool allows you to:
      • View all Element overrides in view.
      • Remove all Element overrides in one step.
      • Select individual overrides and remove them.
  • 64 Floor to Follow Topography
    • Make a Floor follow a Topography.
  • 65 Floor to Match Topography
    • Make a Floor match a Topography.
  • 66 Topography to Follow Floor
    • Make a Topography follow a Floor.
  • 67 Extensible Storage List
    • Lists all Extensible Storage schemas within a Project.
  • 68 Section Box To Scope Box
    • Makes a Section Box match a selected Scope Box.
  • 69 Section Box to Scope Box updater
    • Compile a matrix list between Scope Boxes and 3D Views.
      • At any time bulk update 3D Views Section Boxes to match changed Scope Boxes.
  • 70 Folder creator
    • Add place holder Views and Sheets into the Project Browser to guide users with filing of Views.
    • Based on the existing Browser Organisation, specify names for user editable Parameters.
  • 71 RDS tool
    • Quickly create Views for each Room.
      • Create: Floor Plans, Ceiling Plans, Elevations, 3Ds, Schedules and Sheets for each Room.
  • 72 Workset creator
    • Quickly enable and create Worksets based on a template.
    • Create a save a template structure for Worksets.
  • 73 Unused Elevation Markers
    • View and remove unwanted Elevation Markers quickly.
  • 74 View Renamer
    • Name Views based on a set of criteria.
    • Use View Parameters to control View Names.
  • 75 Family Type Renamer
    • Rename Family and Type names to comply with Standards.
    • Select a Category to Exports Element Name and Type Names to Excel to change and then Import the modifications.
  • 76 Element Tracker
    • This tool will allow you to communicate to Consultants any changes within a week.
  • 77 Project Parameters
    • View and bulk assign Shared Parameters to Categories.
  • 78 Plan Regions
    • Bulk copy Plan Regions between Views.
  • 79 Grid Alignment
    • Bulk align Grid 2D extents between Views.
  • 80 Revision List
    • Lists all Revisions in a List.
  • 81 Floor To Follow Floor
    • Make a Floor follow another Floor.
  • 82 Detail Group To View Map
    • Check which Views, Details groups are added to.
  • 83 Create Area Lines
    • Quickly convert Detail Lines to to Area Lines.
  • 84 Scope Box Map
    • View which Scope Boxes are in use.
  • 85 Line Patterns
    • View all Line Patterns in the Project.
  • 86 Rename number Sheets
    • Quickly rename and renumber sheets.
  • 87 3D Room Tags
    • Place a Generic Model Family with Room information to create a 3D Room Tag.

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

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