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Sunday, September 30, 2018

The Week that was in Revit Add-ons for September 24-30, 2018

For the first time in a long time, we "got on our horse and rode" this week, publishing a sufficient number of posts (twenty) to justify this article. For the past five months or so, we've been challenged as your faithful editor has struggled with health issues. During that time, we've almost exclusively covered add-ins published on the Autodesk App Store, which are low-hanging fruit and kind of our baseline (these add-ins are also covered in our App Store roundups).

We hope to be back on track now!

New

Back on September 20, we learned that the Revit Extensions for Autodesk Revit add-in from Autodesk had been discontinued, with some aspects being handed off to the third party companies AGACAD, hsbcadStrucSoft and Symetri (owners of the Naviate family of products), and that they would be releasing free add-ins for Revit 2019 users. Looking into this deeper drove much of our activity this week...

We had varying degrees of familiarity with these four companies, from having StrucSoft as an advertiser (thank you!) to having posted five years ago about an early version of Naviate (when it was a single product from CAD-Q).

Roundup – For Sep 24-30, 2018, New and Updated Revit Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store

The week of September 24, 2018 was a fairly slow one for Revit-related add-ins on the Autodesk App Store. One new add-in was published and twelve were updated. Sadly, there were also an outsized number of apparent false updates.

Revit

New

Easy Modelling for Landscape Surfaces _2019
This tool is designed to update the landscape floors to automatically match the Topography Surface | USD 25.00/M
☆☆ (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 9/26/2018 Initial release.

Easy Modelling for Landscape Surfaces _2017
This tool is designed to update the landscape floors to automatically match the Topography Surface | USD 25.00/M
☆☆ (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 9/26/2018 Initial release.

Wood Framing CLT – Create Cross-Laminated Timber

From the AGACAD website:

BIM software for efficiently designing cross-laminated timber walls, floors and roofs

Wood Framing CLT lets Revit® users instantly create cross-laminated timber floor, roof slabs and wall panels of any shape or complexity. Functions are versatile, parameters easy to control, and changes occur in real time. No more drafting – just design and decide, knowing you’ll get a high-quality model. Plus the software generates views with automatic dimensions for panels or segments as well as accurate bills of materials and shop drawings. So quality production and accurate assembly on site are ensured.)





Find and Replace Materials v1.4.0

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 1.4.0, 9/27/2018
  • FEATURE: Run in Family Editor with nested family support
  • FEATURE: Removal of materials from elements by selecting "" as new material
  • FEATURE: Deletion of materials after replacing (accessed under settings menu)
  • Updated GUI
  • Automated licensing & Subscription licensing

Description

General

The Find and Replace Materials for Autodesk® Revit® plugin finds assigned materials in a project document and replaces them with other materials selected by the user. Multiple materials can be selected to be assigned to a single material. Additionally, material assignment rules can be saved to a CSV file within the “batch mode” for later use.

ReluxCAD for Autodesk® Revit® v2018.2.3.0

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 2018.2.3.0, 9/26/2018
  • Added 2018.2.3.0
    • Phase filter for room manager and export dialog
  • Added 2018.2.1.0
    • Importing and exporting combinationsensors
    • Display all sensor detectionranges in the configurator view
  • Added 2018.2.0.0
    • Interface to ReluxDesktop
    • Removed all CEFSharp dependancies

Description

Lighting planning with ReluxCAD for Autodesk® Revit®

Save time through intelligent functionalities – the motto for ReluxCAD for Revit! ReluxCAD for Revit offers all electrical and lighting planners a great deal of added value. The add-on gives you direct access to products from ReluxNet® with more than 100 luminaire and sensor manufacturers. It determines the required number of luminaires for a building efficiently and simply.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

rvt2skp PRO v2.2.0.9

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 2.2.0.9, 9/24/2018

What’s new on version 2.2.0.9:
  • Choose your version of SketchUp (SketchUp 8, 2013-2018)
  • Automatically export ‘3D Views’ as ‘Scenes’
  • Automatically export ‘Families’ as ‘Groups & Layers’
  • Retain Location and Sun Settings
  • Retain personalized Render Appearance Paths

Product Roundup – Naviate for Revit from Symetri

About Symetri

Symetri allows innovative companies within the construction, property and industrial sectors to optimise workflow, facilitate data management and improve quality throughout the design life cycle.

Naviate for Revit

With Naviate on top of Revit you are ensured the most efficient way to work in a complete building information model (BIM). Browse through the solutions below to learn more.

Naviate Architecture

Working with Naviate Architecture will save you valuable time, enabling more time to create elegant and purposeful architecture.

Naviate Daylight

Naviate Daylight is a Revit plugin that automates daylight area ratio checking of your BIM model.

Naviate HVAC & Plumbing

From the Naviate website:

Naviate HVAC & Plumbing is a solution for HVAC and Plumbing Engineers. With Naviate and Revit you can take full advantage of building information modelling (BIM). You are ensured a more efficient workflow, with a methodology and working environment that immediately feel familiar.



Naviate Electrical

From the Naviate website:

Working with Naviate Electrical will save you time, enabling more time for creating smarter solutions. Naviate Electrical is a solution created for Revit that not only facilitates the acceleration of project documentation; it also helps optimize working methods. Nordic standards are built in and everything is preconfigured to enhance your BIM workflow.



Friday, September 28, 2018

Naviate Structure

From the Naviate website:

Naviate Structure is an add-on for Revit that will help you quickly make the correct documentation. Standards are built-in and everything is prepared to enable you to work smoothly in a BIM model.



Naviate Site & Landscaping

From the Naviate website:

Working with Naviate Site & Landscaping will save you valuable time, enabling more time to create good and sustainable design when creating spaces around buildings. Naviate Site & Landscaping is a solution built for Revit that not only facilitates the acceleration of project documentation; it also helps optimise working methods. Standards are built-in; a lot is preconfigured to enhance your BIM workflow.



Naviate Simple BIM

From the Naviate website:

Easy to use IFC data and workflow. Building information models contain a large amount of information that is of great value also to other actors in a building project, but there are currently several technical and process-related problems in the way. With Naviate Simple BIM, you can easily create models that only contain the information needed for a specific task.


Naviate Daylight

From the Naviate website:

Naviate Daylight is a Revit plugin that automates daylight area ratio checking of your BIM model. As a result optimal design decisions can be made regarding floor areas, glazing, glass area, windows, lighting, comfort, brightness, darkness – better working and living spaces are produced. It is especially relevant to architectural designers and building engineers but also useful to all the design team.


Thursday, September 27, 2018

Naviate Architecture

From the Naviate website:

Working with Naviate Architecture will save you valuable time, enabling more time to create elegant and purposeful architecture. Naviate Architecture is a solution built for Revit that not only facilitates the acceleration of project documentation; it also helps optimise working methods. standards are built-in; everything is preconfigured to enhance your BIM workflow.




Easy Modelling for Landscape Surfaces (Updated)

From the Autodesk App Store:

This tool is designed to update the landscape floors to automatically match the Topography Surface.

It is known that landscape modeling is not applicable in Autodesk® Revit®. This tool will make it applicable.

The tool will modify all the landscape floors to follow the Topography Surface.


Free Wood Framing LT

From the AGACAD website:

True BIM software for total-precision framing of timber constructions in Revit®

The FREE, lite version of AGACAD's wood framing solution for Autodesk® Revit® users is available.


Please get in touch with us to receive the free installation!

Wood Framing Oak – Heavy Timber Framing

From the AGACAD website:

BIM software for designing heavy timber framing in Revit

Wood Framing OAK lets Revit® users instantly frame heavy-timber walls, floors, and roofs, create post-&-beam structures, perform structural analysis, and generate custom shop drawings. Functions are versatile, parameters easy to control, and changes occur in real time. No more drafting – just design and decide, knowing you’ll get a high-quality model.





Wood Framing SIPS – Wood Framing with Structural Insulated Panels

From the AGACAD website:

BIM software for efficiently designing wood-frame walls, floors and roofs with SIP panels

Wood Framing SIPS makes wood framing with structural insulated panels – prefabricated building components for use as walls, floors and roofs – fast and easy with real-time, full-project updates in Revit®. Plus the software generates views with automatic dimensions for panels or segments as well as accurate bills of materials and shop drawings. So quality production and accurate assembly on site are ensured.



Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2017, 2018, 2019

For a roof of any architectural shape, the software instantly splits a selected side or the entire roof by faces (slopes). Likewise, an entire floor can be split according to its supporting structure.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Wood Framing Roof

From the AGACAD website:

BIM software for designing prefabricated wood frame roof panels, wooden roof trusses and rafter systems

Wood Framing Roof lets Revit® users instantly create prefabricated wood frame roof panels, wooden truss and/or rafter systems of any shape or complexity, perform structural analysis, and generate custom shop drawings. It’s a potent BIM workflow booster. Functions are versatile, parameters easy to control, and changes occur in real time. No more drafting – just design and decide, knowing you’ll get a high-quality model.



Connectors, cuts, supports, tension braces and other details can be distributed based on predefined rules or connection types. They can then be modified or updated to suit the project design stage and the level of detail required. The layout and details of roof structural elements can be modified and updated whenever the project is changed.

Wood Framing Floor

From the AGACAD website:

BIM software for efficiently designing wood-frame floors

Wood Framing Floor makes wood framing of floors fast and easy with real-time full project updates in Revit®. Plus it generates views with automatic dimensions for floor panels or segments as well as accurate bills of materials and shop drawings. So quality production and accurate assembly on site are ensured.



Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2017, 2018, 2019

Connectors, cuts, supports, and other details can be distributed based on predefined rules or connection types. They can then be modified or updated to suit the project design stage and the level of detail required. Floor frames and the layout of frame elements and details can be modified and updated whenever the project is changed. Dynamic update functionality can make changes to all floor frames of the same type at once.

Wood Framing Wall

From the AGACAD website:

BIM software for efficiently designing wood-frame walls

Wood Framing Wall makes wood framing of walls fast and easy with real-time full project updates in Revit®. Plus it generates views with automatic dimensions for wall panels or segments as well as accurate bills of materials and shop drawings. So quality production and accurate assembly on site are ensured.



Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2017, 2018, 2019

Connectors, cuts, supports, and other details can be distributed based on predefined rules or connection types. They can then be modified or updated to suit the project design stage and the level of detail required. Wall frames and the layout of frame elements and details can be modified and updated whenever the project is changed. Dynamic update functionality can make changes to all walls frames of the same type at once.

What’s Hot in Revit Add-ons for September 2018

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

We published just 12 posts in August 2018, well below our minimum target of an average of 1/day (having one's 8 y.o. twin sons for summer vacation will do that to a fella). We still received a very respectable 56,467 pageviews for the month.

GeoToCAD, for interoperability between Revit and ArcGIS, topped our list for the month. CCupgrader, for upgrading multiple Revit files, came in at #2. The free Construction Material Library for the European Union charted at #3. Lastly, the Revit Add-ons inspired SpankMyRevit landed at #4.


Here's the list of this month's shortlisted posts, along with the add-in/content originators:
  1. Free GeoToCAD™ for Autodesk® Revit® – Bi-Directional Connection with ArcGIS® from AMC Bridge
  2. CCupgrader – The Self-Proclaimed "Fastest Way of Upgrading Multiple Files" from  cadconsulting
  3. Free Construction Material Library for EU from FlowBIM
  4. Free SpankMyRevit! For Real this Time! (Updated) from Bird Tools

Thanks and congratulations to all the content originators!