Wednesday, June 20, 2018

STRATUS v2.0.1.0 for Revit and BIM 360 Docs and Team

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version, 6/15/2018 – this update includes automatic spool assembly sheet generation, enhanced QR code labels and scanning for tracking, additional shop tooling integration, and more


GTP Services is a software development company working to extend Autodesk products for the construction trade contractor.  We build add-ins for Autodesk® AutoCAD® and Autodesk® Revit®, specializing in solutions for MEP and Fabrication.

STRATUS is offered in the Autodesk App Store as a 30 day free trial.  Please contact GTP Services for pricing and additional details.

STRATUS is an extension for BIM 360 Team and Docs.  It provides desktop add-ins for AutoCAD/CADmep and Revit, which leverage Fabrication content as well as normal Revit parts.  It includes special features that work with Greenlee's BendWorks and Dewalt's HangerWorks.  For fabrication, STRATUS integrates with TigerStop and PypeServer.

Free iFBIM CVP SYNC – Sync Clashes and Viewpoints Between Navisworks Manage and iFieldSmart

From the registration website:

This iFBIM CVP SYNC Plugin allows you to export and import clashes and viewpoints data from iFieldSmart platform.

To use this plugin, you need an  “iFieldSmart” account.

For more details about an “iFieldSmart” account, please send an e-mail to, and we will get back to you within a day.

You can find the Plugin in Navisworks "Tool Add-ins -> IFBIM CVP SYNC”
It's totally free app and you can download from Autodesk App Store.

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Xport Elements to ETABS® – Copy and Paste Structural Elements from Revit to ETABS

From the Autodesk App Store:

Xport Elements Autodesk® Revit® to ETABS® performs copy/paste operations of structural elements through two simple interfaces: one for Revit and one for ETABS®. In the Revit interface, the user can select and copy walls, slabs, and columns, including columns of different sections rectangular, circular, slant or vertical. The ETABS® interface converts these elements into model objects and automatically assigns the respective section geometry.

The process is fast, simple and straightforward, and gives the user control over the number of elements to be exported, which can be one single element or multiple elements.

Batch Export NWC

From the Autodesk App Store:

The tool is designed to export Autodesk® Revit® models to NWC.

The application will open the Revit files and it will export it to NWC and close the files.

The application will save a lot of time.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Section View Aligner

From the Autodesk App Store:

Different modes of operation
  • Create New Sections (if one is not pre-selected)
  • Pre-select section line before starting add-in
  • Emulate native Autodesk® Revit® alignment command selection procedure

Section Dimension
  • Match individual section dimensions (width, depth, height) to that of the selected element.
  • Provide an additional offset for those individual section dimensions (width, depth, height).
  • Specify the input units (Feet, Inches, Meters, Centimeters)

View Template Properties
  • Specify an optional view template for new sections and/or existing sections

What's Hot in Revit Add-ons for June 2018

Here on Revit Add-ons, with What's Hot, at about the middle of each month, we take a look back at the preceding month to see which new posts received the most pageviews.

We published 41 posts in May 2018, and received 59,377 pageviews.

Uncharacteristically, two of our regular weekly articles made the cut this month, the May 1st edition of New and Updated Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store at #1 and the May 2nd edition of The Week that was in Revit Add-ons at #5. This latter article was the last of the series that we've published so far as your faithful editor has been struggling with some health issues of late. Hopefully we'll get back on track soon.

Our post about the Revit 2019 releases of the Omnia Revit Scope Box add-ins charted at #2. At #3 was our Product Roundup of free add-ins from CADD Microsystems. This was the first product roundup that we'd done in quite some time. We'll try to get more in the pipeline soon.

Our posts about Renumber Elements, Revizto v4.7, and SPIT i-BIM rounded out the month at #4, 6, and 7 respectively.

Pointfuse for BIM 360 – Convert Point Clouds to Mesh Models

From the Autodesk App Store:

Pointfuse bridges the gap between reality capture and digital construction. It automatically converts point cloud data from laser scanners or photogrammetry into intelligent as-built mesh models that can be classified and used throughout the Autodesk® BIM 360® environment.

Pointfuse is unique in automatically segmenting the mesh into discrete, selectable surfaces, by identifying objects based on their geometry and assigning unique identifiers to them. Removing the human aspect of the modelling process eliminates a significant bottleneck, while also removing any chance of subjectivity, producing consistent results. This makes Pointfuse models repeatable and directly comparable - ideal characteristics for accurate project validation.

Pointfuse provides:
  • Automation
  • Segmentation
  • Auto-classification

These models, which are highly optimised, reduce the size of working data by a factor of up to 100. The models are then significantly easier to use and share compared with the original point cloud.

Pointfuse imports point cloud data from laser scanning,
photogrammetry and hand-held scanners.


From the Autodesk App Store:

When you are working on a project, you always use view filter to make the drawing look good.

This add-in will help you manage your view filters:
  • Copy filter from one or more views, template, view filters to another view.
  • Copy filter without overrides or both.
  • Can copy one or more filters from another project to your current project and vice versa, whether you want to include the override or not. 

If the project is copied but you don't have a pattern the same as the source project, the add-in will automatically make a new pattern for you.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Free Buzzsaw Migration Service for BIM 360

From the Autodesk App Store:

Migrate And Transfer Your Data From Buzzsaw

Using Cloudsfer, a cloud based migration service, transfer and backup your Buzzsaw data to over 20 cloud storage providers such as Autodesk® BIM 360®, Google, Dropbox, Box, SharePoint, Office 365, Aliyun, Azure, Amazon S3, Amazon Cloud Drive and many more.

Cloudsfer seamlessly migrates data, requires no installation or hardware, and no bandwidth during the migration process.

Companies and users can migrate their data in a fast and secure manner while continuing to work on their source systems. Users can also apply Delta Migration after an initial run to transfer newly created and modified data.

Please note, this is an internal Autodesk application and should not to be used without an invitation from Autodesk.  In order to start migrating your Buzzsaw data, please contact your Buzzsaw support representative to be invited and start transferring your data.

LTM® - Landscape Terrain Modeller

From the Autodesk App Store:

The Landscape Terrain Modeller (LTM®) plug-in for Autodesk® Revit® makes it easy for landscape architects to work in Revit.

The LTM® plug-in include 8 powerful tools that enable you to quickly and easily modify Floors in Revit by defining a slope. Just type in the slope pointing out the starting point and the elevation at the end point is automatically calculated, and the floor will be modified.

Furthermore, the LTM® also include 4 functions to create Filled Regions attached to floors to visually improve your plan drawings for presentations. Filled regions created with the LTM plug-in are connected to the floor with the same shape as the floor and can be automatically updated if the shape of the floor is changed.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Roundup – For May 28 - Jun 3, 2018, New and Updated Revit Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store

The week of May 28, 2018 was a fairly busy one for Revit-related add-ins on the Autodesk App Store. One new add-in was published, and another fourteen were updated.

The new add-in, the free Placing Light, for Revit, is for inserting hosted light families on false ceilings or Reference Planes.

For updates, the free and popular Align, also for Revit, received a relatively significant refresh.



Placing Light
Insert hosted light family on the false ceiling or Reference Plane in the standard distribution | Free
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About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 5/28/2018 – Initial Version


hsbModel for Autodesk® Revit®
hsbModel generates building components in Autodesk® Revit® that can be printed on a larger scale with a 3D printer, finally allowing you assemble by clicking them together | Trial
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About This Version: Version 22.0.226, 6/1/2018 – Version 2018 with support for Revit 2017, 2018, and 2019.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Free and Open Source Align v1.4.0 – New "Untangle" Options Added to Quickly Cleanup Overlapping Elements

From the BIM 42 blog:

By Simon Moreau
Jun 2, 2018

I have finally find the time to update Align, my plugin for aligning elements, tags and text in Revit.

The app now supports Revit version from 2016 to 2019 and it is available on the Autodesk App Store.

The main update this year is the Untangle function. This function comes with two new buttons, “Untangle Vertically” and “Untangle Horizontally”.