Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Roundup – For Feb 26 - Mar 4, 2018, New and Updated Revit Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store

The week of February 26, 2018 was a relatively quiet one for Revit add-ins on the Autodesk App Store. While three new items were published, two were simply collections of families. Four Revit add-ins were also updated, as were two Navisworks ones.

For the new add-ins, the free CSI Link enables the export of analytical models to CSI Safe or CSI Etabs, and the free KITZ Valve Family and TOYO VALVE Valve Family are collections of manufacturer valve families.

For updates, Bonus ToolsIFC 2018, and BIMcollab® BCF Manager for Autodesk® Navisworks® received relatively significant refreshes.



CSI link
Allows a user to translate the Autodesk® Revit® analytical model to CSI Safe and CSI Etabs. Multiple options are provided to adjust or optimize the Revit model before exporting it CSI applications | Free
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About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 2/28/2018 – Initial release

TOYO VALVE Valve Family
These tools are valve family files made by TOYO VALVE products | Free
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About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 2/21/2018 – Initial Release.

KITZ Valve Family
These tools are valve family files made by KITZ products | Free
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About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 2/21/2018 – Initial Release


FenestraPro Target
Façade design tool to establish optimal Glass to Wall Ratio | USD 4.99/M
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About This Version: Version 1.0.6, 3/1/2018 – Updated to support Revit 2017/2018 files.

SOFiSTiK Reinforcement Detailing 2018
Using "SOFiSTiK Reinforcement Detailing" enables user to directly extract 2D reinforcement sheets from 3D model in Autodesk® Revit® | USD 90.00/M
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About This Version: Version 2018-4, 3/1/2018 – Update Release 2018-4

Bonus Tools
Bonus Tools contains 120 apps and can help any practice save time. Download, test and experience time saving tools that allow you to focus on the important tasks at hand | Trial
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About This Version: Version, 2/28/2018 – For release notes, see this post

IFC 2018
Seamlessly replaces the built-in IFC import and export capabilities of Autodesk® Revit® 2018 | Free
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About This Version: Version 18.3.1, 2/26/2018 – For release notes, see this post



Read and write connections between Navisworks and external data sources such as Excel and SQL, with forms, color filtering and data transfers | Free
 (2 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.28, 3/6/2018 – For release notes, see this post

BIMcollab® BCF Manager for Autodesk® Navisworks®
The BIMcollab® BCF Managers for Autodesk® Navisworks® provide an efficient collaboration workflow for communicating BIM issues. Use them in any situation where issue management for BIM is needed | Free
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About This Version: Version 4.0 r2, 3/2/2018 – For release notes, see this post

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
      • FilterOK
      • MarkUp
      • Sheet Renumbering_2018
  • BIM 360
    • HoloBuilder Inc.
      • HoloBuilder
  • Navisworks
    • Visionworkplace Software Solutions
      • 3D PDF Converter Pro for Autodesk® Navisworks®

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