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Friday, November 16, 2018

Guardian – Automate Consistency Re Imported Parameters & Parameters in Families, Plus Prevent Certain Actions

From the Iconic BIM website:

Automate your consistency.

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Auto Dimension Structure Column and Grid

From the Autodesk App Store:

The “Auto Dimension Column and grid Tool” is an Autodesk® Revit® Add-On that aims to the automatic dimension between grid and column with offsets from column and dimension type which the user can specify.

Instead of wasting time in dimensioning each face of the column with the nearest grid or axis you can easily select all columns and grids needed. With only one click all dimensions from the face of each column to the nearest grid are placed.


Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Column Auto Spot Coordinate

From the Autodesk App Store:

The “Rectangular Column auto spot coordination Tool” is an Autodesk® Revit® add-on that aims to the automatic spot coordinates for a column with a specific location for bend point.

Instead of wasting time to coordinate each edge of the column you can easily select all columns needed and with only one click all coordinates for each edge of the column will be placed within a second.


Raken for BIM 360

From the Autodesk App Store:

Raken provides innovative mobile technology to streamline field workflows for construction workers. Raken's "digital toolbox" connects the field to the office with daily reports, time cards, project insights, photo management, and more. With the Autodesk® BIM360® integration, all daily reports/photos/files captured within Raken are automatically synced into the BIM 360 Project Files folder.  The user simply has to enable the integration from BIM360 settings, log in to Raken, and enable/authenticate the connection from our integrations page.

With the integration, the user can leverage Raken to capture dailies, time cards, photos, etc and use BIM 360 for all other workflows such as RFI's, submittals, change orders, drawings, etc.

Login credentials. Login to app.rakenapp.com

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The Week That Was in Revit Add-ons for November 5-11, 2018

New

From the Autodesk App Store, we posted about Macaw for searching, grouping and editing keynotes, the free My Notebook for cloud-based model notes, PassivLink Lite for exporting to Passive House Planning Package (PHPP), and the free SheetLink – for synchronizing model data with spreadsheets.

Updates

From around the Internet, we posted about the free Autodesk BIM Interoperability Tools for Revit v7, which have new features and a new look, and about the individual tools:

We also posted about Lumion 9.

Roundup – for Nov 5-11, 2018, New and Updated Revit Add-Ins on the Autodesk App Store

The week of November 5, 2018 was a moderately busy one for Revit-related add-ins on the Autodesk App Store. Three new add-ins were published and just five were updated.
New

My Notebook
A cloud based Autodesk® Revit® Add-in to add and share your notes along with the Revit model | Free
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About This Version: Version 1.0.2, 11/9/2018 – First Release.

Macaw
An advanced keynote table that allows searching, filtering and editing keynotes within Autodesk® Revit® application. Note: The edition of Keynote table in the free version of this app is limited | Trial
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About This Version: Version 0.1, 11/9/2018 – Initial version.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Free SheetLink – Synchronize Model Data with Spreadsheets

From the DiRoots website:

SheetLink. Revit Plugin Release 4.

SheetLink is a free Autodesk Revit plugin developed by DiRoots that allows you to synchronize the model data back and forth between Autodesk Revit and spreadsheets.

This is probably the fastest import/export data plugin for Revit in the market right now! As an example, it exports all the door’s data (100 Revit families) in one second only!



Macaw – Search, Group and Edit Keynotes

From the Autodesk App Store:

Macaw is an Autodesk® Revit® add-in which displays the keynotes within the existing keynote table and allows for searching, grouping and editing keynotes directly within keynote application.

Here is the  short list of Macaw features :
  • Ability to search the keynote table using keywords.
  • Creating filtered keynotes and saving them as grouped make the browsing the large tables much easier.
  • Replacing already made keynotes in the model with the new ones in the table.
  • Ability to undo the modification of keynote table


Free My Notebook – Cloud-Based Model Notes

From the Autodesk App Store:

My Notebook is a cloud-based Autodesk® Revit® add-in that helps you to take notes right inside the Revit Model. Since notes are saved in a cloud, when you share your model, the notes are automatically transferred.


Friday, November 9, 2018

Free Autodesk BIM Interoperability Tools for Revit v7 – New Features and a New Look

From the Autodesk BIM Interoperability Tools website:

Autodesk BIM Interoperability Tools for Revit 
New Features for Version 7 

Introduction

The Autodesk BIM Interoperability Tools for Revit are a suite of Revit add-ins that are designed to support a data driven workflow leveraging the power of the Revit model as
a database.

The suite of four original tools, Classification Manager, Model Checker and
Configurator, and the COBie Extension, have recently been updated with a unifying
look, more features, and user input to make assigning, validating, and sharing BIM data
easier.


This [post] will detail the new features that have been incorporated into the tools with
this new release, Version 7.

Free Autodesk COBie Extension for Revit v7

From the Autodesk BIM Interoperability Tools website:

COBie Extension

1. Updated user interface elements and layout have been applied for ease and consistency.

2. The help fly-outs have new links to multiple resources and are accessible on all the tool’s windows.


Free Autodesk Model Checker Configurator v7

From the Autodesk BIM Interoperability Tools website:

Configurator 

1. Updated user interface elements and layout have been applied for ease and consistency.

2. The help fly-outs have new links to multiple resources and are accessible on all the tool’s windows.


3. The “Setup” or “Open” dialog box has been redesigned and applied to all the tools making it easier to understand the functions of each section and easier adoption.

Free Autodesk Model Checker for Revit v7

From the Autodesk BIM Interoperability Tools website:

Model Checker 

General 

1. The nomenclature and naming of elements in the Model Checker were thoroughly reviewed and updated to try to avoid confusion between the tools and Revit and to make understanding the structure of checkset easier.

2. Updated user interface elements and layout have been applied for ease and consistency.

3. The help fly-outs have new links to multiple resources and are accessible on all the tool's windows.


Free Autodesk Classification Manager for Revit v7

From the Autodesk BIM Interoperability Tools website:

Classification Manager

General

1. Updated user interface elements and layout have been applied for ease and consistency.

2. The help fly-outs have new links to multiple resources and are accessible on all the tool’s windows.


Thursday, November 8, 2018

PassivLink Lite – Export to Passive House Planning Package (PHPP)

From the Autodesk App Store:

Passivlink is the Autodesk® Revit® add-in that exports data directly to PHPP, saving heaps of time and money to Passivhaus designers.

Imagine all the things you could do if you just focused your expertise on priorities such as design and careful execution.

PassivLink main benefits are:

1. SAVES TIME:

PassivLink exports data directly to PHPP.

All the information is exported exactly on the right cell, by just clicking one icon.

2. LETS YOU FOCUS ON DESIGN:

PassivLink allows you to avoid repetitive tasks, increasing your satisfaction and boosting your productivity.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

No to Software Piracy, No to Spam Comments

Lately we've been getting a lot of spam comments, some relating to "cracked" versions of software. We also receive a fair amount of messages seeking commercial software for free, particularly the subscription product enhancements for Revit from Autodesk. 

To prevent spamming on our site, we moderate all comments, and delete spam ones–they're easy to spot because they usually follow the general form, "Your blog is great, and here's a link to something completely unrelated."

(It cracks me up when spammers try to post a comment, and, when that doesn't work, try again three or four times more for good measure–see Einstein's definition of insanity...)

As far as piracy goes, I want to be unequivocally clear:

Revit Add-ons has a zero-tolerance policy for software piracy

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Lumion 9

From the Lumion website:

LUMION 9 IS AVAILABLE NOW.

Living environments. Beautiful spaces. Rendered in seconds.

Lumion has always set out to define what rendering should be: fast and stress-free with exceptional results. Now, with Lumion 9, you won’t just feel the space. You’ll instantly breathe life into your project while capturing photorealistic environments faster than ever before.

Add the one-touch Real Skies to cast a new light on your scene and instantly create a beautiful, unique setting for your designs. Let realistic rain communicate cozy spaces, which you can now decorate with furry rugs and fluffy blankets. For the true-to-life garden shot, apply the new Customizable 3D Grass materials and you’ll almost feel the freshly cut lawn beneath your feet.

New streamlined scene-building tools help you create complex environments in minutes. Add to the improved workflow, Lumion’s jaw-dropping rendering speed and outstanding images and videos are within your reach, on all your projects. Use Lumion 9 to show the true beauty of your designs and form genuine connections with your clients.



Monday, November 5, 2018

Roundup – for Oct 29 - Nov 4, 2018, New and Updated Revit-Related Add-Ins on the Autodesk App Store

Revit

New

SOFiSTiK Bridge Modeler 2019
Using "SOFiSTiK Bridge Modeler" you can create parametrized 3D bridge models in Autodesk® Revit® | USD 195.00/M
☆☆ (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 2019-0, 11/2/2018

Drawing List Manager for Autodesk® Revit®
Sheet data management for Revit. Keeps track of changes in sheet data in Revit. This base version for FIVE USERS is free | Free
☆☆ (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 2018.0.0.7, 11/2/2018 – Minor bug fixes. App released.

Batch reload_Links_V 2018
This tool is designed to reload links in the current project or in a batch of Autodesk® Revit® files | USD 5.99/M
☆☆ (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 10/30/2018 – Version 1.0.0, 10/31/2018

The Week That Was in Revit Add-ons for Oct 29 - Nov 4, 2018

Revit

New

From the Autodesk App Store, we posted about the self-explanatory Batch Reload_Links, the free Drawing List Manager for Autodesk® Revit®, the free LightStanza Plugin for exporting models to LightStanza with automatic illuminance grids based on rooms, and SOFiSTiK Bridge Modeler.

Updated

From around the Internet, we posted about Ideate Explorer v2019.1 and Enscape v2.4.

Navisworks

New

From the App Store, we posted about iFieldModelCompare for displaying differences between two model versions

From around the Internet, we posted about the free and open-source ENGyn – Dynamo-like visual scripting for Navisworks.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Ideate Explorer v2019.1

From the Ideate Software website:

What's New in Ideate Explorer for Revit

The latest improvements to Ideate Explorer are added to our 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 versions. See below for a summary of some of the new features, or check out our YouTube What's New playlist.

Warnings Improvements

Ideate Explorer was significantly enhanced in May 2018 to include Warnings data. Learn how to Explore Revit Warnings with Ideate Explorer.

In this Fall 2018 release we have made a number of improvements to better support warnings management:

Read Warnings On-Demand

Per customer feedback, this version has a new option that forestalls the gathering of the warnings data to improve performance for large project files. When this option is selected, the warnings data is only gathered if/when the Warnings tab is active.
This new option can be accessed through the Settings dialog, as shown below.


Batch Reload_Links

From the Autodesk App Store:

This tool is designed to reload links in the current project or in a batch of Autodesk® Revit® files.

This will save a lot of time.


LightStanza Plugin

From the Autodesk App Store:

The LightStanza plugin for Autodesk® Revit® is a tool that makes exporting your Revit model to LightStanza as easy, fast, and reliable as possible. It also transforms your Revit “rooms” into illuminance grids (areas that measure daylight in your model) for use in LightStanza.


Saturday, November 3, 2018

Enscape v2.4

From the Enscape website:

Version 2.4 is out and has some great features that make your work even easier! We want to introduce you to some of the new features which are now available.

We would like to highlight the Asset Library, Web Standalone, faster video rendering and adjustable grass settings.

With Enscape 2.4 you can create even better renderings.

And you have more time to do the real design work!



Free and Open-Source ENGyn – Dynamo-Like Visual Scripting for Navisworks

From Linkedin:

Automate your Navisworks workflows! ENGyn alpha 3.2 is out!

Published on October 31, 2018

Pablo Derendinger
BIM Project Manager at ENGworks

We are happy to announce a new version of ENGyn alpha 3.2.


What is ENGyn?

This add-in helps you to automate workflows in Navisworks using Dynamo-like nodes and wires. Refresh, compact and group clashes, input/output information from elements, rename viewpoints, export NWDs, and a lot more!

Friday, November 2, 2018

Free Drawing List Manager for Autodesk® Revit®

From the Autodesk App Store:

Free basic five users version

Get the complete description at https://grenov.dk/software/dlm_en

DLM for Revit keeps track of sheet data across multiple Revit projects and even handles Autodesk® AutoCAD® drawings in the same project.

Your project organization gets a tool for coordinating all sheet data created in Revit (and/or AutoCAD) and, updates a single project drawing list in MS Excel.

When DLM for Revit is installed and connected to the DLM network license, standard users need not do more. Sheet data will automatically be handled when the Revit project is opened or saved.

Only administrators will need to go through a few simple one-time-only-steps and configure the central DLM project data file.


The Drawing List tab