Wednesday, June 20, 2018

STRATUS v2.0.1.0 for Revit and BIM 360 Docs and Team

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version, 6/15/2018 – this update includes automatic spool assembly sheet generation, enhanced QR code labels and scanning for tracking, additional shop tooling integration, and more


GTP Services is a software development company working to extend Autodesk products for the construction trade contractor.  We build add-ins for Autodesk® AutoCAD® and Autodesk® Revit®, specializing in solutions for MEP and Fabrication.

STRATUS is offered in the Autodesk App Store as a 30 day free trial.  Please contact GTP Services for pricing and additional details.

STRATUS is an extension for BIM 360 Team and Docs.  It provides desktop add-ins for AutoCAD/CADmep and Revit, which leverage Fabrication content as well as normal Revit parts.  It includes special features that work with Greenlee's BendWorks and Dewalt's HangerWorks.  For fabrication, STRATUS integrates with TigerStop and PypeServer.

Free iFBIM CVP SYNC – Sync Clashes and Viewpoints Between Navisworks Manage and iFieldSmart

From the registration website:

This iFBIM CVP SYNC Plugin allows you to export and import clashes and viewpoints data from iFieldSmart platform.

To use this plugin, you need an  “iFieldSmart” account.

For more details about an “iFieldSmart” account, please send an e-mail to, and we will get back to you within a day.

You can find the Plugin in Navisworks "Tool Add-ins -> IFBIM CVP SYNC”
It's totally free app and you can download from Autodesk App Store.

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Xport Elements to ETABS® – Copy and Paste Structural Elements from Revit to ETABS

From the Autodesk App Store:

Xport Elements Autodesk® Revit® to ETABS® performs copy/paste operations of structural elements through two simple interfaces: one for Revit and one for ETABS®. In the Revit interface, the user can select and copy walls, slabs, and columns, including columns of different sections rectangular, circular, slant or vertical. The ETABS® interface converts these elements into model objects and automatically assigns the respective section geometry.

The process is fast, simple and straightforward, and gives the user control over the number of elements to be exported, which can be one single element or multiple elements.

Batch Export NWC

From the Autodesk App Store:

The tool is designed to export Autodesk® Revit® models to NWC.

The application will open the Revit files and it will export it to NWC and close the files.

The application will save a lot of time.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Section View Aligner

From the Autodesk App Store:

Different modes of operation
  • Create New Sections (if one is not pre-selected)
  • Pre-select section line before starting add-in
  • Emulate native Autodesk® Revit® alignment command selection procedure

Section Dimension
  • Match individual section dimensions (width, depth, height) to that of the selected element.
  • Provide an additional offset for those individual section dimensions (width, depth, height).
  • Specify the input units (Feet, Inches, Meters, Centimeters)

View Template Properties
  • Specify an optional view template for new sections and/or existing sections

What's Hot in Revit Add-ons for June 2018

Here on Revit Add-ons, with What's Hot, at about the middle of each month, we take a look back at the preceding month to see which new posts received the most pageviews.

We published 41 posts in May 2018, and received 59,377 pageviews.

Uncharacteristically, two of our regular weekly articles made the cut this month, the May 1st edition of New and Updated Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store at #1 and the May 2nd edition of The Week that was in Revit Add-ons at #5. This latter article was the last of the series that we've published so far as your faithful editor has been struggling with some health issues of late. Hopefully we'll get back on track soon.

Our post about the Revit 2019 releases of the Omnia Revit Scope Box add-ins charted at #2. At #3 was our Product Roundup of free add-ins from CADD Microsystems. This was the first product roundup that we'd done in quite some time. We'll try to get more in the pipeline soon.

Our posts about Renumber Elements, Revizto v4.7, and SPIT i-BIM rounded out the month at #4, 6, and 7 respectively.

Pointfuse for BIM 360 – Convert Point Clouds to Mesh Models

From the Autodesk App Store:

Pointfuse bridges the gap between reality capture and digital construction. It automatically converts point cloud data from laser scanners or photogrammetry into intelligent as-built mesh models that can be classified and used throughout the Autodesk® BIM 360® environment.

Pointfuse is unique in automatically segmenting the mesh into discrete, selectable surfaces, by identifying objects based on their geometry and assigning unique identifiers to them. Removing the human aspect of the modelling process eliminates a significant bottleneck, while also removing any chance of subjectivity, producing consistent results. This makes Pointfuse models repeatable and directly comparable - ideal characteristics for accurate project validation.

Pointfuse provides:
  • Automation
  • Segmentation
  • Auto-classification

These models, which are highly optimised, reduce the size of working data by a factor of up to 100. The models are then significantly easier to use and share compared with the original point cloud.

Pointfuse imports point cloud data from laser scanning,
photogrammetry and hand-held scanners.


From the Autodesk App Store:

When you are working on a project, you always use view filter to make the drawing look good.

This add-in will help you manage your view filters:
  • Copy filter from one or more views, template, view filters to another view.
  • Copy filter without overrides or both.
  • Can copy one or more filters from another project to your current project and vice versa, whether you want to include the override or not. 

If the project is copied but you don't have a pattern the same as the source project, the add-in will automatically make a new pattern for you.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Free Buzzsaw Migration Service for BIM 360

From the Autodesk App Store:

Migrate And Transfer Your Data From Buzzsaw

Using Cloudsfer, a cloud based migration service, transfer and backup your Buzzsaw data to over 20 cloud storage providers such as Autodesk® BIM 360®, Google, Dropbox, Box, SharePoint, Office 365, Aliyun, Azure, Amazon S3, Amazon Cloud Drive and many more.

Cloudsfer seamlessly migrates data, requires no installation or hardware, and no bandwidth during the migration process.

Companies and users can migrate their data in a fast and secure manner while continuing to work on their source systems. Users can also apply Delta Migration after an initial run to transfer newly created and modified data.

Please note, this is an internal Autodesk application and should not to be used without an invitation from Autodesk.  In order to start migrating your Buzzsaw data, please contact your Buzzsaw support representative to be invited and start transferring your data.

LTM® - Landscape Terrain Modeller

From the Autodesk App Store:

The Landscape Terrain Modeller (LTM®) plug-in for Autodesk® Revit® makes it easy for landscape architects to work in Revit.

The LTM® plug-in include 8 powerful tools that enable you to quickly and easily modify Floors in Revit by defining a slope. Just type in the slope pointing out the starting point and the elevation at the end point is automatically calculated, and the floor will be modified.

Furthermore, the LTM® also include 4 functions to create Filled Regions attached to floors to visually improve your plan drawings for presentations. Filled regions created with the LTM plug-in are connected to the floor with the same shape as the floor and can be automatically updated if the shape of the floor is changed.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Roundup – For May 28 - Jun 3, 2018, New and Updated Revit Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store

The week of May 28, 2018 was a fairly busy one for Revit-related add-ins on the Autodesk App Store. One new add-in was published, and another fourteen were updated.

The new add-in, the free Placing Light, for Revit, is for inserting hosted light families on false ceilings or Reference Planes.

For updates, the free and popular Align, also for Revit, received a relatively significant refresh.



Placing Light
Insert hosted light family on the false ceiling or Reference Plane in the standard distribution | Free
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About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 5/28/2018 – Initial Version


hsbModel for Autodesk® Revit®
hsbModel generates building components in Autodesk® Revit® that can be printed on a larger scale with a 3D printer, finally allowing you assemble by clicking them together | Trial
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About This Version: Version 22.0.226, 6/1/2018 – Version 2018 with support for Revit 2017, 2018, and 2019.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Free and Open Source Align v1.4.0 – New "Untangle" Options Added to Quickly Cleanup Overlapping Elements

From the BIM 42 blog:

By Simon Moreau
Jun 2, 2018

I have finally find the time to update Align, my plugin for aligning elements, tags and text in Revit.

The app now supports Revit version from 2016 to 2019 and it is available on the Autodesk App Store.

The main update this year is the Untangle function. This function comes with two new buttons, “Untangle Vertically” and “Untangle Horizontally”.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Product Roundup – Free Revit Add-ins from CADD Microsystems

From the CADD Microsystems website:

About CADD Microsystems

CADD Microsystems is a consulting and software firm specializing in all phases of the building lifecycle. We are a nationally recognized authority for technology solutions in the design, build and operate industry, and have close to 30 years of industry experience. Our clients represent the complete spectrum of professionals in the building and infrastructure community, including architectural designers; mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineers; civil engineers; visualization designers; construction companies; GIS and mapping firms; facilities management firms and utilities in both the public and private sectors.

The services we provide include:
  • Autodesk and FM Software Solutions
  • BIM Process Consulting and Tools
  • Professional Services
  • Employee Development and Training
  • Tailored Solutions Addressing Client Needs


FilterPlus for Revit
FilterPLUS is designed to easily and immediately make your Revit using experience easier by replacing the native Filter tool with a custom built beefed-up filter | Free

Free FilePROPS for AutoCAD and Revit

From the CADD Microsystems website:

There’s a lot more information in your Revit and AutoCAD files, and sometimes you don’t want to open them up to find it. The standard Windows file properties dialog box is pretty lacking, but FilePROPS lets you peek under the hood of your RVT and DWG files to get a little more crucial data.

Built Into Windows

Works right in Windows – even on machines that don’t have AutoCAD or Revit

Just Right-Click

Just right-click on the file and select File Properties for AutoCAD/Revit

FilePROPS for AutoCAD and Revit is brought to you by CADD Microsystems. It's free, though registration is required.

There's more information available on the CADD Microsystems website.

Further Reading

Free WarningsPLUS for Revit

From the CADD Microsystems website:

The Warnings dialog in Revit can be a little tricky to navigate, which makes resolving important Warnings something that can be overlooked.

WarningsPLUS for Revit adds a new interface with added functionality to make managing your Revit model warnings a little more manageable.

Roundup – For May 21-27, 2018, New and Updated Revit Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store

The week of May 21, 2018 was a moderately busy one for Revit-related add-ins on the Autodesk App Store. Two new add-ins were published, and another thirteen were updated.

For the new add-ins, Cleaner is for deleting unwanted items, and Element Array is for creating rectangular arrays of elements.

For updates, Preview Image Generator (P.I.G.) Batch! received a relatively significant refresh.


A simple and effective tool that will improve your productivity while managing model efficiency. Helps to remove information from an Autodesk® Revit® Project/Template or Family | USD 7.00
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About This Version: Version 1.0, 5/21/2018 – Initial Version

Element Array
Create Rectangular Array of Elements , Fast and Easy | USD 5.00
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About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 5/21/2018 – initial release

Cleaner – Delete Unwanted Items

From the Autodesk App Store:

Autodesk® Revit® model efficiency is important to meet project goals and budget. At some point, however, it’s likely that each project will experience slow syncs, delayed opening and crashes. Simple operations in the Revit model become a pain for team productivity.

Linked files can be very large and include a lot of information that is not needed when all you want is the base building model. Depending on the standards of your office, this app can help to clean up the linked files by deleting unneeded views or sheets and purging out all unused families.

This app is a simple and effective tool that will improve your productivity while managing model efficiency.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

MWF SIPs – Automatically Layout Your Structural Insulated Panels Project, and More

From the StrucSoft Solutions website:

MWF SIPS Intelligence & Automation

MWF SIPS puts all the intelligence and automation of our Revit®-based MWF software into the SIP builder’s hands. MWF SIPS recognizes wall types, defines materials, thicknesses, shapes and it automatically lay out your SIP panel project. Number your SIP panels, quantify splines, tracks and sills then output all the information directly to your shop floor with optional CNC output.

MWF Panel Stacker – Organize Your Floor and Wall Panels on Trucks

From the StrucSoft Solutions website:

Wall & Floor Panel Management

MWF Panel Stacker is the first release in our suite of shop floor management tools extending the power of our popular MWF panelization software. MWF Panel Stacker allows the user to organize wall or floor panels based on their own manufacturing, construction or sequencing priority requirements into zones. These zones are then stacked and optimized based on user-input shipping criteria and organized onto trucks. The powerful 2D/3D interface gives the user the ability to visualize and reorganize panels freehand if necessary at any point in the process. Customizable reports for packing slips, bundles and panel output can be generated and output in Excel and PDF.

Free Webinar May 31 – MEP Hangers: From Revit Family to Building Site

From the announcement:

MEP Hangers: From Revit Family to Building Site

On May 31st, our revamped MEP Hangers software takes the spotlight. See the whole bit, from laying out supports and hangers in a Revit project to exporting to a Total Station.

AVAIL Browser for Revit v3.3.1 & AVAIL Desktop v3.8.1

From the announcement:

AVAIL Desktop 3.8.1 Release

You won't be disappointed!  This release is packed with new features we think you're going to love...
  • Automatic harvesting of Revit Parameters as Tags!
  • Index URLs by dragging from your browser directly into an AVAIL Channel
  • Improved scrolling performance
  • AVAIL Stream update
  • More detailed AVAIL Analytics

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

MWF Pro Metal, Pro Wood, Pro Suite and Advanced Metal v2.33

From the announcement:

MWF New Build

Compatible with Revit® 2019

After a few months of hard work, our development team has just released a new build for MWF. Available for download now, the latest MWF build is now compatible with Revit® 2019.

Key features include:

  • Ability to clash MEP with members within a wall and create punch outs to pass wiring, plumbing and more.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Placing Light

From the Autodesk App Store:

Have you ever searched for a tool to speed up the distribution of placing a light inside the room?

This add-in will insert the light and distribute it in standard distribution “X-2X-X” "Y-2Y-Y".

First -  Select hosted light fixture in the false ceiling or Reference Plane.

Second - Pick two-point to specify a rectangular Room on the screen.

Third - Enter the number of the Light Row then enter the number of the Light Column.

Standard light distribution "X-2X-X" "Y-2Y-Y"  will be placed on the same false ceiling or Reference Plane of the selected hosted light fixture.

Preview Image Generator (P.I.G.) Batch! v1.5.0

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 1.5.0, 5/23/2018

New features available to subscription users!

This new release adds Revit 2019 support, the ability to export high resolution images, allows gradient backgrounds and even more element types can be hidden!  Bug fixes and subtle UI improvements are included.


Do you have Autodesk® Revit® families with horrible preview images?  This app is for you!

With one click, P.I.G. Batch will replace those ugly preview images with consistent & clear images for your entire library! It will even regenerate the preview image every time you save your families so you literally never have to worry again.  Just install the app and let P.I.G. do its job!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Giant-Size Roundup – For May 7-20, 2018, New and Updated Revit Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store

The weeks of May 7 and 20, 2018 were exceptionally busy ones for Revit-related add-ins on the Autodesk App Store. 8 new add-ins were published, and another 38 were updated.

For new add-ins, for Revit, Auto Modifying CB helps to automatically modify the rating of  circuit breakers, BIM&CO is for downloading thousands of free BIM objects, BIM Explorer is for selecting elements by specific criteria, Door (From Room / To Room) is for automatically copying room data to doors, Eyecad VR - Virtual Reality Architecture is for converting models to VR with just a click, RAAPSII is a free productivity suite, and Type Browser is for selecting elements by type to easily create or change types. For BIM 360, Notes! connects with NoteVault.

For updates, Bonus Tools, CADdaddy Tools, CTC BIM Manager Suite, CTC BIM Project Suite, HotGear Project - Parameter Explorer, Preview Image Generator (P.I.G.) Free Version!, Rockit, rvt2skp, Scope Box Reorder, and Scope Box Synchronizer received relatively significant refreshes.



Door (From Room / To Room) 2016
The tool is designed to automatically copy the room data to doors especially (From Room and To_Room) | USD 3.99/M
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About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 5/17/2018 – Initial Release

Install the BIM&CO app for Autodesk® Revit® and download thousands of free BIM objects from our library or take advantage of our Smart Download feature! | Free
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About This Version: Version 2.5.26, 5/15/2018 – Minor bugs fixed. Uninstaller language and message bugs fixed.

Rockit v2019.0.1

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 2019.0.1, 5/8/2018
  • Compatibility for Revit 2019.
  • Improvements to licensing for all workstation users.
  • Features & enhancements to Project Search command.
  • Features & enhancements to Category Search command.
  • Link & Import Search command added.
  • Features & enhancements to Grids, Levels, Reference Plane, Scope Box Search command.
  • Improvements to Combine Text command.
  • Text Leaders to Top command added.
  • Lines to Spline command added.
  • Improvements to Align commands.
  • Disjoin Elements command added.

CADdaddy Tools v1.9.0.0

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version, 5/15/2018
  • Release for 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016. 
  • Revised renumbering tools to maintain leading zeros and zeros after decimals. 
  • Revised renumbering tools to allow decimal value for increment. 
  • Added feature to allow renumbering of "Schedule mark" for rebar instead of "Mark".  When this option is checked "Schedule mark" is renumbered instead of "Mark" when rebar is selected to be renumbered.