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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Roundup – For Jan 15-21, 2018, New and Updated Revit Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store

The week of January 15, 2018 was a busy one for Revit-related add-ins on the Autodesk App Store. Four new (or new-ish) add-ins were released, and a further thirteen were updated. There were also once again an obnoxious number of apparent false updates, including from serial offenders BIM SOFT SOLUTIONS (9) and archigrafix (5).

For the new add-ins, the free Calculator Lite is an advanced calculator, Electric High Voltage Power Cables E.H.V.P.C R2018 is for adding high voltage electric power cables, Electric Medium Voltage Power Cables EMVPC R2018 is for adding medium voltage electric power cables, and the free Smart Select is a multi-element auto-selection tool.

For the updated add-ins, CTB Link and HotGear Project - Parameter Explorer received relatively significant updates.

New

Calculator Lite
Advanced Calculator that has some advanced features | Free
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About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 1/18/2018 – Initial Release

Electric High Voltage Power Cables E.H.V.P.C R2018
This plugin development for Autodesk® Revit® 2018, which gives the ability to add High voltage electric power cables type, instance and standard for flexibility in a drawing | USD 499.00
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About This Version: Version 1.01.0, 1/18/2018 – New Version for high voltage power cables

Electric Medium Voltage Power Cables EMVPC R2018
This plugin development for Autodesk® Revit® 2018, which gives the ability to add medium voltage electric power cables type, instance, and standard for flexibility in a drawing | USD 475.00
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About This Version: Version 1.01.0, 1/18/2018 – New Version for drawing Medium voltage cables.

Smart Select
Free Multi-Element Auto-Selection Tool | Free
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About This Version: Version 2018.1, 1/15/2018 – Initial Release.

Updated

3D Section Box 
3D Section Box - an application, which helps you to find elements in 3D models. Create section box around selected elements. Very useful when you have to work with 2D and 3D | Free
 (11 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.0.6, 1/19/2018 – Fixed bugs for Revit 2018

Duct Hangers 2018
This tool is designed to place hangers along the Ducts automatically | USD 7.00/M
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About This Version: Version 1.1.0, 1/19/2018 – Add pipe hangers. Taking insulation into consideration while placing hangers. Ability to add one hanger only. Fixing the error appeared when working with language other than English.

CTB Link
OS: Win64
Need to import your CAD drawings (DXF, DWG) into Revit but also use a CTB to transform them before importing? This is the add-in that does just that. Supports colors, line thickness and much more! | Free
 (1 review)
About This Version: – For release notes, see this post

MarkUp
MarkUp - an application, which helps to create note for Autodesk® Revit® elements. Note save position camera, name, states, comments and screenshot. You can save "markup" and transfer to another user | Free
 (2 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.0.2, 1/18/2018 – Bug fixRevit 2018

Electric Low Voltage Power Cables E.L.V.P.C R2018
This plugin development for Autodesk® Revit® which gives the ability to add low voltage electric power cables type, instance, and standard for flexibility in the drawing | USD 425.00
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About This Version: Version 1.02.0, 1/18/2018 – Update version for Autodesk® Revit® 2018

GRAITEC PowerPack for Revit 2018 R2
GRAITEC PowerPack for Revit® is a powerful add-on with a wide range of tools and utilities suitable for Revit users of all disciplines including Architecture, Structures & MEP | USD 140.00/Y
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About This Version: Version 2018 R2, 1/17/2018 – R2 Release

GRAITEC PowerPack for Revit 2018 R2 (Trial)
GRAITEC PowerPack for Revit® is a powerful add-on with a wide range of tools and utilities suitable for Revit users of all disciplines including Architecture, Structures & MEP | Trial
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About This Version: Version 2018 R2, 1/16/2018 – R2 Release

Watermark Manager PowerPack for Revit 2018 R2
Watermark Manager PowerPack for Autodesk® Revit® allows users to securely protect their Revit Families by adding non-editable, password protected personal information to user-created Families | USD 140.00/Y
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About This Version: Version 2018 R2, 1/16/2018 – R2 Release.

Batch Duplicate Views 2018
This tool is designed to duplicate views automatically in Autodesk® Revit® | USD 3.99
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About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 1/16/2018 – Initial Release

GRAITEC BIM Connect 2018 R2
GRAITEC BIM Connect for Revit® enables powerful multi-discipline BIM workflows (import, export, synchronization) with Advance Steel, Advance Design (FEM), Advance Workshop (Steel MIS) +other formats | Free
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About This Version: Version 2018 R2, 1/15/2018 – R2 Release.

HatchKit Add-In for Revit 2015
HatchKit Add-In for Autodesk® Revit® 2015 | Free
 (1 review)
About This Version: Version 2.1.3.2015, 1/15/2018 – Allows selected fills to be combined to form new fill within project

HatchKit Add-In for Revit 2016
HatchKit Add-In for Autodesk® Revit® 2016 | Free
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About This Version: Version 2.1.3.2016, 1/15/2018 – 2.1.3 Allows selected fills to be combined to form new fill within project

HatchKit Add-In for Revit 2017
HatchKit Add-In for Autodesk® Revit® 2017 | Free
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About This Version: Version 2.1.3.2017, 1/15/2018 – Allows selected fills to be combined to form new fill within project

HatchKit Add-In for Revit 2018
HatchKit Add-In for Autodesk® Revit® 2018 | Free
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About This Version: Version 2.1.3.2018, 1/15/2018 – Allows selected fills to be combined to form new fill within project

HatchKit Trial for Revit 2018
Fill Pattern Editor - HatchKit Demonstration Version and HatchKit Add-In for Autodesk® Revit® 2018 | Trial
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About This Version: Version 3.1.10 / 2.1.3.2018, 1/15/2018 – DXFs now load to local origin in Editor. Allows selected fills to be combined to form new fill within project.

HatchKit Trial for Revit 2017
Fill Pattern Editor - HatchKit Demonstration Version and HatchKit Add-In for Autodesk® Revit® 2017 | Trial
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About This Version: Version 3.1.10 / 2.1.3.2017, 1/15/2018 – DXFs now load to local origin in Editor. Allows selected fills to be combined to form new fill within project.

HatchKit Trial for Revit 2016
Fill Pattern Editor - HatchKit Demonstration Version and HatchKit Add-In for Autodesk® Revit® 2016 | Trial
 (1 review)
About This Version: Version 3.1.10 / 2.1.3.2016, 1/15/2018 – DXFs now load to local origin in Editor. Allows selected fills to be combined to form new fill within project.

HotGear Project - Parameter Explorer
Parameter Explorer is used for filtering, modifying and checking Elements parameters, including synchronizing data with Excel, override colors and temporary isolate specific elements | Free
 (1 review)
About This Version: Version 1.2.0, 1/15/2018 – For release notes, see this post

Link to Excel PowerPack for Revit 2018 R2
Link Excel spreadsheets with your Autodesk® Revit® projects as you import, export and synchronize BIM data between Revit® and Excel, retaining coloring, formatting and formulas | USD 140.00/Y
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About This Version: Version 2018 R2, 1/15/2018 – R2 Release.



Apparent False Updates

Most weeks there are a number of add-ins listed on the App Store as having been updated when they appear not to have been. We call these false updates.

We suspect false updates primarily occur because developers have the ability in the App Store database to mark an 'update' without changing the version number. This is advantageous to developers because it moves their add-ins up in the App Store  'Newest' list. Also, authors of multiple add-ins on the App Store may use the practice to group their add-ins together. And some may mistakenly not change the version number for a legitimate update.

False updates may also be caused by glitches in the way the App Store serves up its database.

Lastly, apps are sometimes re-published with new logo artwork only.

We verify false updates by comparing the current version numbers with our last posts about the add-ins. This is work for us, though, hopefully, value for you.

In the hopes that the App Store will someday fix this problem, or developers will cease the practice, we list the developers and their add-ins that, though marked as updated, were not.

  • archigrafix 
    • Docuflow (Version 1.7.0)
    • Graphic Studio (Version 1.3.0)
    • iSync (Version 1.4)
    • Reports (versions 1.8.0)
    • XDoor (version 1.1.0)
  • BIM SOFT SOLUTIONS
    • Batch Duplicate Views (Version 1.0.0)
    • Batch Rename Families 2016 (Version 1.0.0)
    • Batch Rename Families 2018 (Version 1.0.0)
    • Batch Rename Views (Version 1.0.0)
    • Create Sheets from Excel List 2018 (version 1.0.0)
    • Import / Export sheet data from Excel 2018 (Version 1.0.0)
    • Import / Export sheet data from Excel (Version 1.0.0)
    • Purge CAD Drawings (version 1.1.1)
    • Upgrade Revit Files 2018 (Version 1.1.0)
  • ef
    • Export to Unity (Version 1.0.0)
  • Harrison-Dean 
    • Export Shared Parameters (Version 1.0.0)
  • ManufactOn 
    • ManufactOn BIM Viewer (Version 0.1)
  • PCL Construction 
    • PCL PartsLab (Version 3.1.0.1)

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