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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Roundup – For Jan 29 - Feb 4, 2018, New and Updated Revit Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store

The week of January 29, 2018 was a fairly busy one for Revit-related add-ins on the Autodesk App Store. Three new Revit add-ins were published, and another twelve were updated. A new Navisworks add-ins was also published, and two others were updated.

For the new add-ins for Revit, the free 3D Section Box from HotGear Project is for creating a section box from a plan view or from elements, the verbosely named Scale text in older documents (pre 2017) is self-explanatory, and WorksetFinder is for selecting elements in a workset.

Of the updated Revit add-ins, IdeateApps received a relatively significant refresh.

The new Navisworks add-in is the self-explanatory 3D PDF Converter for Autodesk Navisworks.

BIMSOFT SOLUTIONS continued their deceptive practice of publishing (apparently) false updates, with an obnoxious sixteen for the week, single-handily outstripping legitimate updates.

REVIT

New

Scale text in older documents (pre 2017)
Text in older documents displays differently in Autodesk® Revit® 2017 and onwards. Scale problem text quickly with this app | USD 10.00
☆☆ (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 2/2/2018 – Initial Release

3D Section Box
This Add-on can easily set up the section box form plan view and elements | Free
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About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 2/2/2018 – First Version of 3D Section Box

WorksetFinder
Now you can find all elements that are inside a workset and select them. You can also choose types or instances | Trial
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About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 1/31/2018 – Initial release

Updated

Masonry iQ
This app adds support for masonry products in Autodesk® Revit® with custom bond patterns, properly bonded layout, bond beams, masonry sections and other tools | USD 495.00/Y
 (1 review)
About This Version: Version 18.2.0.1, 2/3/2018 – Updated Release with bugfixes. Performance improvements.

ElumTools 2016
ElumTools™ is a fully integrated lighting calculation and visualization Add-in for Autodesk® Revit® | Trial
 (1 review)
About This Version: Version 2016.12, 2/2/2018 – Enhancement: Improved usability of Points In Range calculation point functionality. Bug Fixes: Fixed problem with incorrect z-height being applied to calculation areas with complex perimeters, occuring in unusual cases; Fixed 7-zip library conflict occuring when ElumTools is used along side other Addins that also use 7-zip; Fixed error occuring when attempting to generate isolines for calculation grids with only a single calculation point.

ElumTools 2017
ElumTools™ is a fully integrated lighting calculation and visualization Add-in for Autodesk® Revit® | Trial
 (1 review)
About This Version: Version 2017.5, 2/2/2018 – Enhancement: Improved usability of Points In Range calculation point functionality. Bug Fixes: Fixed problem with incorrect z-height being applied to calculation areas with complex perimeters, occuring in unusual cases; Fixed 7-zip library conflict occuring when ElumTools is used along side other Addins that also use 7-zip; Fixed error occuring when attempting to generate isolines for calculation grids with only a single calculation point.

ElumTools 2018
ElumTools™ is a fully integrated lighting calculation and visualization Add-in for Autodesk® Revit® | Trial
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About This Version: Version 2017.5, 2/2/2018 – Enhancement: Improved usability of Points In Range calculation point functionality. Bug Fixes: Fixed problem with incorrect z-height being applied to calculation areas with complex perimeters, occuring in unusual cases; Fixed 7-zip library conflict occuring when ElumTools is used along side other Addins that also use 7-zip; Fixed error occuring when attempting to generate isolines for calculation grids with only a single calculation point.

Remove Duplicate Elements_2018
This tool is designed to remove duplicate element warnings from Autodesk® Revit® files. This version will work with loadable families only | USD 1.90/M
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About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 2/2/2018 – Initial Release

Remove Duplicate Mark Warnings _ 2018
This tool is designed to remove duplicate mark warnings from the Autodesk® Revit® files | USD 1.99/M
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About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 2/1/2018 – Initial Release

QuickSelect - Powerful selection and filtering
The quickest way to select elements in Autodesk® Revit®. Quick Select is the most powerful batch selection tool! Now including area and room boundaries, links, model and detail groups, pads, clouds... | Trial
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About This Version: Version 2.1.0, 2/1/2018 – [Editor's Note: the following description is the same as it was for the previous version, v2.0.0] Now including area and room boundaries, links, model and detail groups, pads, clouds. Improved performance. Bugs fixed.

Text Properties
The Amplify Text Properties plugin for Autodesk® Revit® gives users the ability to convert text notes to all upper-case, all lower-case, or all title case | Free
☆☆ (1 review)
About This Version: Version 2.0.0, 2/1/2018 – Support for Autodesk® Revit® 2018 and 2017.

Copy/ Combine (Text Parameters)_2018
This tool is designed to copy or combine text parameter between Autodesk® Revit® elements | USD 2.99/M
☆☆ (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 1/31/2018 – Initial Release

Duplicate Sheet
This add-in will duplicate existing sheets to make new sheets with more powerful function: duplicate views with duplicate option, apply view template | USD 35.00
 (10 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.0.4, 1/31/2018 – Update version support Revit 2018. Add option "Original" for tittleblocks. Change the way select sheets need be duplicate.Great ! Add function check request code and active when get license code from my email. Upgrade 15 days.

Purge Unused Parameters 2018
This tool is designed to purge unused parameters from Autodesk® Revit® model | USD 1.99/M
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About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 1/31/2018 – Initial Release

Color Splasher
Visualize and verify the information in a model with color | Free
 (17 reviews)
About This Version: Version 18.0.0.0, 1/31/2018 – Added support for Revit 2018

IdeateApps Trial
IdeateApps is a set of Autodesk® Revit® -based tools designed to increase the productivity of the entire project team, helping to keep projects of all sizes and complexities on time and on budget | Trial
 (1 review)
About This Version: Version 2018.1, 1/31/2018 – For release notes, see this post

Copy Worksets From files 2018
This tool is designed to copy worksets from file | USD 2.99/M
☆☆ (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 1/29/2018 – Initial Release

NAVISWORKS

New

3D PDF Converter for Autodesk® Navisworks®
The plugin allows you to convert large Navisworks models to 3D PDF file | Trial
☆☆ (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.0, 2/1/2018 – Convert Navisworks model to 3D PDF format.

3D PDF Converter Pro for Autodesk® Navisworks®
The plugin allows you to convert large Navisworks models to 3D PDF file | USD 170.00
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About This Version: Version 1.0, 2/1/2018 – Convert Navisworks model to 3D PDF format.

Updated

BIMSens
Read and write connections between Navisworks and external data sources such as Excel and SQL, with forms, color filtering and data transfers | Free
 (1 review)
About This Version: Version 1.27, 2/2/2018 – Includes viewpoint match to automatically activate viewpoints when the data is selected, ability to borrow licence from servers, and details function to see records behind each data pivot row

CVP-SYNC
CVP-SYNC export and imports Clash Test and ViewPoints from "ifieldsmart" platform | USD 999.00
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About This Version: Version 1.0.0.2, 2/1/2018 – Fetch clashes and viewpoints data from iFieldSmart platform (http://ifbim.ifieldsmart.com). The Fetched data update in Navisworks model .



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
    • Anton Ostanin 
      • 3D Section Box (Version 1.0.6)
    • BIMODEL
      • Purge CAD (Version 1.0.0)
    • BIM SOFT SOLUTIONS
      • Automatic Circuit Breaker (Version 1.0.0)
      • Automatic Circuit Breaker 2018 (Version 1.0.0)
      • Batch Assign Scope Box To Views (Version 1.0.0)
      • Batch Assign Scope Box To Views 2018 (Version 1.0.0)
      • Batch Create Sheets 2018 (Version 1.0.0)
      • Batch Create Sheets (Version 1.0.0)
      • Batch Rotate Family (Version 1.0.0)
      • Batch Rotate Family 2018 (Version 1.0.0)
      • Copy Sheets 2017 (Version 1.0.0)
      • Copy Worksets From files 2016 (Version 1.0.0)
      • (Duct and Pipes) Hangers _ 2016, previously Hangers (Version 1.0.0)
      • (Duct and Pipes) Hangers _ 2017, previously Hangers (Version 1.0.0)
      • (Duct and Pipes) Hangers _ 2018, previously Hangers (Version 1.0.0)
      • Parameters Text Case (Version 1.0.0)
      • Remove Duplicate Elements, previously Remove Duplicate Elements Warnings (Version 1.0.0)
      • Remove Duplicate Mark Warnings (Version 1.0.0)
  • BIM 360
    • Autodesk Inc.
      • Integrate with Box (Version 1.0.0)
  • Navisworks
    • iFieldSmart
      • ClashViewPointManager(CVPM) (Version 1.0.0.2)

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