Update #1 5/8/2016: Included links to CASE Apps related posts on Revit Add-ons.
Update #2 6/6/2016: The CASE Apps are now part of the free BIM One Add-ins Manager; read the post here.
From the WeWork blog...
by DAVID FANO
When CASE joined WeWork in August 2015, it sparked a new opportunity to positively impact and improve the building process. Focusing on WeWork’s already impressive physical and digital platforms, the Product team continues to expand and enhance these platforms that enable our members to do incredible things. We also believe in making a positive impact that reaches beyond our members and want the work we’ve been developing to benefit the building, design, and technology industries.
Over these past nine months, our teams have been making updates to some software applications developed by CASE that building professionals have been implementing in their practices over the years. Instead of pushing out a series of updates over time and making people wait for these releases, we have decided to open source these apps on GitHub.
Leaving it in the hands of the community
While we hope some of our old and new friends continue to actively contribute to these apps on their own, we, as WeWork, will not be managing the GitHub community. The infinite potential of these tools and their continual development are now in the hands of an amazing community of technologists and creators.
So, it is with great excitement that we finally open source CASE Apps and the Issue Tracker on GitHub. These tools have really transformed the way we build and we’re excited to share this with the building community.
We’ve included a quick guide and summary below about the apps with links on how to access the open source code. After that, it’s up to you!
A revolutionary set of Autodesk Revit Add-ins and Tools, CASE Apps enhances your daily BIM workflows allowing your teams to do more—better and faster. Previously offered as pro and free subscriptions, the open-source software comes with a simple installer.
Huge thanks to Don Rudder for developing most of these tools! And let’s not forget Matthew Nelson, Matteo Cominetti, and Kyle Morin for contributing.
Get the code and the installer on Github: CASE Apps
The Issue Tracker is an advanced system that tracks building issues similar to the way issues are tracked in the software world.
Since this system is very advanced, we are releasing it as code-only and not providing installers. Our hope is that a community will form and help update the app to support all BCF 2 features, integrate with more authoring and analysis tools, add user-friendly installers, and more.
Huge thanks to Matteo Cominetti for developing it!
Fork it on GitHub: Issue Tracker
There's more information available on the WeWork blog.
For those curious about what apps might be available without actually installing them, here's a linked list of the Revit Add-ons posts over the years about the individual CASE Apps. Check out the posts for the descriptions of the apps that used to be on the CASE Apps website.
- Add-in Manager
- Basic Reporting
- Change & Replace Family and/or Type Names
- Change and Replace Line Styles
- Create Plan Views by Discipline
- Delete Sheets, Views, and Revit Links
- Door Mark Updater
- Export Families to RFA Files
- External Wall Directions
- Extrude Rooms to 3D Mass
- Import Images to Drafting Views
- Import openNURBS (3dm File Data)
- Migrate Parameter to Parameter
- Multiple View Duplicator
- Object Styles Exporter
- Parallize Walls
- Place 3D Room Tags
- Railing Length Data Porter
- Rename Families and Types from Excel
- Report Groups By View
- Reusable and Sharable Selection Sets
- Revision Cloud Data Export to Text File
- Room and Space Insertion Point to Centroid
- Room Sync with Linked Models
- Super Shared Parameter Loader
- Super Tag
- Ungroup All
- View Template Controller
- View Template Manager
- Workset Browser
Bravo WeWork and the former CASE crew!
Credit: Luke Johnson's What Revit Wants blog.