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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Roundup – For Feb 5-11, 2018, New and Updated Revit Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store

The week of February 5, 2018 was a moderately busy one for Revit add-ins on the Autodesk App Store. Two new add-ins were published and another twelve were updated.

For the new add-ins, Open Project Folder is for opening the folder in Windows Explorer where the project file resides, and SectionBoxControl is for rotating, resizing, and moving section boxes with precision.

It was another frustrating week of apparently false updates, with the number of bogus ones outstripping actual updates.

New

Open Project Folder
This application helps you open the location of active project file | Free
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About This Version: Version 1.0.1, 2/6/2018 – First Version

SectionBoxControl
Rotate, resize, and move the section box | USD 3.00/Y
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About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 2/6/2018 – First Version

Updated

AutoExcel
Auto Excel quickly exports any Autodesk® Revit® schedule to Microsoft® Excel® document. Import again the schedule with any changes to the table. The best batch product | Trial
 (1 review)
About This Version: Version 3.0.1, 2/9/2018 – Bug fixes. Improved workflow.

RVT 2 DWG (PWGSC Atlantic)
Convert Autodesk® Revit® Sheets to Autodesk® AutoCAD® DWG files - Compatible with PWGSC Atlantic CAD Standards (version 7.x) | USD 600.00
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About This Version: Version 3.2014.700, 2/9/2018 – Version 2 of app. Works with Revit and AutoCAD 2014 to 2018. Tested against PWGSC Atlantic ver 7.x

RVT 2 DWG (PWGSC NCA)
Convert Autodesk® Revit® Sheets to Autodesk® AutoCAD® DWG files - Compatible with PWGSC NCA CAD Standards (version 8.x) | USD 600.00
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About This Version: Version 3.2014.800, 2/9/2018 – Version 2, works with Revit & AutoCAD 2014 thru 2018 - tested against PWGSC NCA Version 8.x.

Purge Filters 2018
The tool is designed to purge unneeded filters from Autodesk® Revit® model | USD 1.99/M
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About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 2/8/2018 – Initial Release

Synchronize same viewport location to all sheets18
This tool is designed to synchronize the viewport location in the same location in all selected sheets | USD 3.50/M
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About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 2/8/2018 – Initial Release

Plot Manager 2017 Trial
With the Plot Manager for Autodesk® Revit® 2017 you can easily plot your sheets. This trial version has limited options | Trial
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About This Version: Version 3.0.14, 2/7/2018 – Fixed COM error in novaPDF when profile is readonly [sic]. Improved check on papersizes [sic]. Fixed wrong mirrored text when viewport is rotated.

Plot Manager 2018
With the Plot Manager for Autodesk® Revit® you can easily plot your sheets | USD 40.00
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About This Version: Version 4.0.17, 2/7/2018 – -Fixed COM error in novaPDF when profile is readonly [sic]. Improved check on papersizes [sic]. Fixed wrong mirrored text when viewport is rotated.

Plot Manager 2018 Trial
With the Plot Manager for Autodesk® Revit® 2018 you can easily plot your sheets. This trial version has limited options | Trial
☆☆ (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 4.0.17, 2/7/2018 – -Fixed COM error in novaPDF when profile is readonly [sic]. Improved check on papersizes [sic]. Fixed wrong mirrored text when viewport is rotated.

Plot Manager 2017
With the Plot Manager for Autodesk® Revit® you can easily plot your sheets | USD 40.00
 (1 review)
About This Version: Version 3.0.14, 2/7/2018 – Fixed COM error in novaPDF when profile is readonly [sic]. Improved check on papersizes [sic]. Fixed wrong mirrored text when viewport is rotated.

Kubity Exporter
If you were previously using rvt2skp to instantly visualize your 3D models, now you can use this dedicated extension to simplify the process | Free
 (2 reviews)
About This Version: Version 4.0.0.2, 2/7/2018 – Correct some transformation bugs.

Megara Shared Parameters Binder
Batch Add Shared Parameters to your families’ library with auto backup cleaner & progress bar | USD 20.00
 (4 reviews)
About This Version: Version 2.7, 2/6/2018 – Added more Strict Algorithm to detect Backup Files. Performance Optimization.

Megara Shared Parameters Renamer
Batch Rename Shared Parameters or add/remove prefix & suffix in all your Autodesk® Revit® families RFA files, It's all in one app | USD 25.00
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About This Version: Version 1.7, 2/6/2018 – Added more Strict Algorithm to detect Backup Files. Performance Optimization.

Megara Shared Parameters Remover
Batch Remove Shared Parameters from all your Autodesk® Revit® families under your root folder as well as its subfolders | USD 20.00
 (2 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.7, 2/6/2018 – Added more Strict Algorithm to detect Backup Files. Performance Optimization.

QuickPrint
The quickest way to print one or multiple sheets in Autodesk® Revit® with only one click! | Trial
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About This Version: Version 2.1.0, 2/6/2018 – 64-bit architecture. Faster performance.

Convert Wire Size (AWG to MM) 2018
This tool is designed to convert a wire size from American Wire Gauge to square millimeters | USD 1.99/M
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About This Version: Version 1.1.0, 2/5/2018 – 2017 update.



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.

  • Revit
    • BIM SOFT SOLUTIONS
      • BATCH (ADD / REMOVE) LEGEND_2018 (Version 1.0.0)
      • Batch Rename Views (Version 1.0.0)
      • Batch Rename Views_2018 (Version 1.0.0)
      • Convert Wire Size (AWG to MM) (Version 1.1.0)
      • Extract_Panel_Schedule to .csv, .xls_2018 (Version 1.0.0)
      • Extract_Panel_Schedule to .csv, .xls (Version 1.0.0)
      • Purge Filters (Version 1.0.0)
      • Purge Scope Boxes 2018 (Version 1.0.0)
      • Super Hangers 2017 (Version 1.0.0)
      • Super Hangers 2018 (Version 1.1.1)
      • Purge CAD Drawings 2018 (Version 1.0.0)
      • Space naming update (Version 1.0.0)
      • Space naming update 2018 (Version 1.0.0)
      • Synchronize same viewport location to all sheets17 (Version 1.0.0)
      • Synchronize same viewport location to all sheets16 (Version 1.0.0)
    • SolidCAD
      • RVT 2 DWG (DND Standard) (Version 2.2014.116)
      • RVT 2 DWG (PWGSC Ontario) (Version 2.2014.800)
  • BIM 360
    • Autodesk, Inc.
      • Integrate with Box (Version 1.0.0)

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