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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Roundup – For Apr 23-29, 2018, New and Updated Revit Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store (Updated)

The week of April 23, 2018 was a busy one for Revit-related add-ins on the Autodesk App Store. Four new add-ins were published, ad another twenty-two were updated.

For the new add-ins, for Revit, Advanced Revision Cloud offers advanced tools for managing revision clouds. For Navisworks, TouchIT enables touch gestures and Publish to Mobile View is for publishing Navisworks models for easy offline viewing on mobile phones and tablets. For Autodesk Advance Steel, JTB BatchAttEdit is for batch editing attributes in a spreadsheet.

For updated add-ins, BIMcollab® BCF Manager for Autodesk® Navisworks®Kubity Exporter, and workFlow each receive relatively significant refreshes.

This was the first week that all four applications we cover on the App Store (Revit, Navisworks, BIM 360, and Autodesk Advance Steel) had at least one update.

REVIT

New

Advanced Revision Cloud
This add-in will help you manage your Revision Clouds with Advanced Tools | USD 19.00
 (1 review)
About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 4/23/2018 – I created this program in 2011 for my personal use. Over the years I have improved it a lot and now I bring you a fantastic version.

Updated

PurgeSharedParam
Remove shared parameters from the Active Document | USD 10.00
☆☆ (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.6.0, 4/27/2018 – Revit 2019 update

BindSharedParam
Add multiple Shared Parameters to Projects, Templates and Families.
USD 10.00
 (2 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.4.0, 4/27/2018 – Revit 2019 update

Grid Prefix | Suffix
Adds either a prefix or suffix to the user-specified selection of grids within a project file | USD 5.00
☆☆ (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.0.0 (sic), 4/27/2018 – Support for Autodesk® Revit® 2019, 2018, 2017, and 2016.

Xrev Freebies Suite
Collection of useful commands that simplify tedious and repetitive tasks, saving valuable time throughout the life of a project | Free
 (9 reviews)
About This Version: Version 2.4.0, 4/26/2018 – Added support for Revit 2019

Xrev Transmit
Xrev Transmit is the ultimate print, export & transmittal tool for Autodesk® Revit® users. Publish drawing sheets and the model in numerous formats all at the same time, with the settings you need | Trial
 (9 reviews)
About This Version: Version 3.5.1, 4/26/2018 – Added support for Revit 2019

hsbTimber for Autodesk® Revit®
hsbTimber provides a seamless solution natively in Autodesk Revit to transition from design of timber structures to production with full CNC workflows | Trial
☆☆ (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 22.0.197, 4/26/2018 – Version 2018 with support for Autodesk Revit 2017, 2018, and 2019

Global - MEP Centerlines Off
Globally turns off all MEP centerlines in the active Autodesk® Revit® model | USD 5.00
☆☆ (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 4/26/2018 – Support for Autodesk Revit 2019, 2018, 2017, and 2016.

Rev Manager
Sheet revisions and sheet parameters manager | Trial
☆☆ (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 0.9.6, 4/25/2018 – Minor changes in handling user interface responses (Import/Export to Excel). Changes in core functionality allowing for further development of the tool (currently not explicit to the user).

ElementsJoiner Lite
Element Joiner Lite helps you to create different kind of junctions between architectural and structural elements automatically for small project | Trial
☆☆ (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.1.0, 4/24/2018 – Improve user interface

Walk-Through-3D™ for Autodesk ® Revit®
Walk-Through-3D™ for Autodesk® Revit® 4.0 is a proof of concept add-in to connect Revit and Unity® gaming development platform | Free
 (39 reviews)
About This Version: Version 4.0.0.0, 4/24/2018 – Walk-Through-3D™ for Autodesk ® Revit® 4.0 adds next features: data export to the Unity editor.

Element Case Tools
Quickly capitalize Room Names, View Titles on Sheet, and Sheet Names with this free app | Free
☆☆ (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 4/24/2018 – Support for Autodesk® Revit® 2019, 2018, 2017, and 2016.

Create Worksets
Create worksets based on a comma-separated text file or user-specified input | Free
 (1 review)
About This Version: Version 2.0.0, 4/24/2018 – Support for Autodesk® Revit® 2019, 2018, 2017, and 2016.

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 4.1.0.2, 4/23/2018 – For release notes, see this post

Comsense BIM Tools
Collaborate with your Architectural Openings Consultant or Architectural Openings Distributor to add detailed opening and product information to your doors | Free
☆☆ (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.0.0.0 (sic), 4/23/2018 – Updated for 2019.

workFlow
Productivity suite for Autodesk® Revit® | Trial
 (4 reviews)
About This Version: Version 6.1, 4/23/2018 – For release notes, see this post

NAVISWORKS

New

TouchIT
A plugin that enables you to replace mouse/keyboard commands with multi-finger touch gestures | USD 35.00/Y
☆☆ (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.8.0, 4/26/2018 – Initial Release. Added Navisworks 2019 support.

Publish to Mobile View for Autodesk® Navisworks®
This plugin helps you to view a Navisworks Model in Mobiles and Tablets offline | Trial
☆☆ (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 4/25/2018 – Initial release

Updated

3DPDF Exporter For Autodesk® NavisWorks®
3DPDF Exporter For Autodesk Navisworks exports your model to secured and encrypted 3D PDF file | USD 99.00
☆☆ (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 4.0.0.0, 4/27/2018 – Enhancement: Added support for Navisworks 2019. Fixed: i) Cancel button doesn't work on export progress bar. ii) Application crashes while empty file is exported.

WebGL Exporter For Autodesk® NavisWorks®
WebGL Exporter For NavisWorks exports your model to an HTML file. You can then view your model in the browser without any external application/plugin installation, manipulate the view and share | USD 79.00
☆☆ (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 4.0.0.0, 4/27/2018 – Enhancement: Added support for Navisworks 2019. Fixed: i) Cancel button doesn't work on export progress bar. ii) Application crashes while empty file is exported.

WebGL Exporter For Autodesk® NavisWorks® - Trial
WebGL Exporter For NavisWorks exports your model to an HTML file. You can then view your model in the browser without any external application/plugin installation, manipulate the view and share | Trial
☆☆ (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 4.0.0.0, 4/27/2018 – Enhancement: Added support for Navisworks 2019. Fixed: i) Cancel button doesn't work on export progress bar. ii) Application crashes while empty file is exported.

OBJ Exporter For Autodesk® Navisworks® - Trial
OBJ Exporter for Autodesk Navisworks exports your model to an OBJ file. The file format is open and has been adopted by other 3D graphics application vendors | Trial
☆☆ (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 4.0.0.0, 4/27/2018 – Enhancement: Added support for Navisworks 2019. Fixed: i) Cancel button doesn't work on export progress bar. ii) Application crashes while empty file is exported.

OBJ Exporter For Autodesk® Navisworks®
OBJ Exporter for Autodesk Navisworks exports your model to an OBJ file. The file format is open and has been adopted by other 3D graphics application vendors | USD 79.00
☆☆ (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 4.0.0.0, 4/27/2018 – Enhancement: Added support for Navisworks 2019. Fixed: i) Cancel button doesn't work on export progress bar. ii) Application crashes while empty file is exported.

JSON Exporter for Autodesk® Navisworks®
JSON Exporter For Autodesk® Navisworks® exports the model to a JSON (.json) file | USD 79.00
☆☆ (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 4.0.0.0, 4/27/2018 – Enhancement: Added support for Navisworks 2019. Fixed: i) Cancel button doesn't work on export progress bar. ii) Application crashes while empty file is exported.

JSON Exporter for Autodesk® Navisworks® - Trial
JSON Exporter For Autodesk® Navisworks® exports the model to a JSON (.json) file | Trial
☆☆ (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 4.0.0.0, 4/27/2018 – Enhancement: Added support for Navisworks 2019. Fixed: i) Cancel button doesn't work on export progress bar. ii) Application crashes while empty file is exported.

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
☆☆ (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 4.0 r3, 4/25/2018 – For release notes, see this post

Codemill IFC Exporter
Plugin generates IFC2x3 and IFC4 files from the Autodesk® Navisworks® models | Trial
☆☆ (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.0.3, 4/24/2018 – Add support for Navisworks Manage and Simulate 2019. Name changed from IFC Exporter 2018 to Codemill IFC Exporter. Corrected IFC2x3 generator to use IFC Guids instead of standard Guids.

BIM 360

Updated

Cloudsfer
The ultimate cloud solution for seamlessly transferring data between Autodesk® BIM 360® Docs, Box, OneDrive, SharePoint, and many others | Free
☆☆ (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 2.10.4, 4/25/2018 – Added support for BIM 360. Theme update. Minor stability and performance fixes.

AUTODESK ADVANCE STEEL

New

JTB BatchAttEdit
Powerful spreadsheet app to batch edit attributes of blocks across multiple drawings | USD 50.00
☆☆ (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 2.2.0, 4/30/2018 – Fixed error dynamic block not shown in the list. Enhanced the spreadsheet to show very long attribute text. Removed wrong log text of Import routine.

JTB BatchAttEdit Trial
Powerful spreadsheet app to batch edit attributes of blocks across multiple drawings | Trial
 (1 review)
About This Version: Version 2.2.0, 4/30/2018 – Fixed error dynamic block not shown in the list. Enhanced the spreadsheet to show very long attribute text. Removed wrong log text of Import routine.



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
    • archigrafix
      • Docuflow
    • BIM SOFT SOLUTIONS
      • BATCH (ADD / REMOVE) LEGEND_2017
      • BATCH (ADD / REMOVE) LEGEND_2016
      • Compare and fix levels elevations_2017
    • ef
      • Sketchfab
    • ManufactOn
      • ManufactOn BIM Viewer
  • BIM 360
    • ManufactOn
      • ManufactOn BIM Viewer

Updates
  1. May 9, 2018 – Added PurgeSharedParam to the "Updated" list

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