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Monday, March 13, 2017

What's Hot in Revit Add-ons for February 2017

With 'What's Hot', at about the middle of each month, we take a look back at the preceding month to see which posts published that month received the most page views.

Our statistics for the month were 58 posts and 42,470 pageviews.

The cutoff for the list this month was 300 pageviews, with the topmost receiving 605.

Of the nine posts that made the list, three featured source code or were related to creating add-ins (Free Macro for Importing Excel Into Revit, Free Macro for Adding Revisions to a Sheet, and New Free Alternative Visual Studio C# Project Templates for Creating Revit Add-Ins) and three were related to Dynamo (Free DynamoPDF Version 1.2 Released, Using Dynamo to Generate Wind Loads, and Free 'Making The Most Out of Dynamo Player' Webinar). Rounding out the list were What's Hot in Revit Add-ons for January 2017, Introducing #FreeFlux, and Ultimate Plugin Suite Version 1.1.0 Released.


Free Macro for Importing Excel Into Revit

This post shows a macro to create a schedule from, and connected to, an Excel file, and add dummy information into its header.  It also provides a video of a more fully fleshed out plugin.  It has the ability to import or link an excel file, and updates the file whenever the Revit file is opened or when told to reload.


Free DynamoPDF Version 1.2 Released

"DynamoPDF brings full PDF interoperability to Dynamo's visual scripting environment: Read annotations and markups including geometry, color, contents and many more properties. Read entire PDF contents as text. Write PDF text contents like chapters, paragraphs or lists. Write Dynamo geometry directly into PDFs. Create annotations and markups and add them to existing documents."


Using Dynamo to Generate Wind Loads

"In Revit there are not built-in native tools which would help us generate loads. These wind loads need to be distributed/calculated and applied manually, which can be a very tedious process and prone to errors. This is an instance where Dynamo for Revit comes in handy."


Free Macro for Adding Revisions to a Sheet Index

This macro adds an X to a column in a sheet index schedule for all the revisions that sheets have.


What's Hot in Revit Add-ons for January 2017

Our January 'What's Hot' list included a further add-in with source code and a couple more posts featuring Dynamo.


Introducing #FreeFlux

"Flux is a data exchange and collaboration platform for designing the buildings and cities of tomorrow. We’re excited to launch a free “Evaluation” plan to complement our Pro and Enterprise subscription plans. This new plan will allow users to work on up to two concurrent Flux projects for an unlimited time, while providing 90 days of data history, and 100GB of data storage."


Free Webinar February 16, 2017: Making The Most Out of Dynamo Player

Learning Objectives
  • Understanding of what Dynamo is and where it’s at now. 
  • Awareness of key Dynamo Packages to have 
  • Learn about the resources available 
  • Learn how to create Dynamo player workflows with User Interfaces.

Check out the video of the webinar here.


Ultimate Plugin Suite Version 1.1.0 Released

About This Version
  • Performance improvements.
  • User is now able to add Excel Document To Prefix In Create Project Button.
  • AutoSave / AutoSynchronize Function Starts Right After First Command Started!
  • License Management Improved.


New Free Alternative Visual Studio C# Project Templates for Creating Revit Add-Ins

Andrey Bushman has provided templates for creating Revit add-ins with C# that Jeremy Tammick describes as "more advanced and convenient" than his own.

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