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Saturday, December 14, 2019

RVT.AIA.Editor – Provides EIR (Employer's Information Requirements) Usage and is Also a Validation Tool

From the Autodesk App Store:

Rapid implementation of the EIR in Autodesk® Revit®

Responsible planners know the challenge: The client specifies certain requirements that have to be implemented in BIM models.

The client's view

In order to define these reliably, AEC3 Deutschland GmbH has developed the BIMQ database for requirements and quality management.

Now the planner is in demand. The task is to implement the specifications in the model. Until now, this meant manually processing a long list in tables or PDF form. This inevitably leads to errors in complex BIM models, which are noticed uncomfortably the next time the model is handed over to the client's BIM manager.

But how do the requirements get into the model?

We have a solution for this workflow: Our tool offers EIR usage in Revit and is also a testing tool.

You can use all these defined component parameters from the customer information requirements of the BIMQ database directly in the BIM software. With our plug-in, the requirements exported from BIMQ can be integrated into the model. Revit can now be filled with the specific characteristics of the parameters - the plugin itself is used for filling and any editing, similar to the property’s palette.

SmartViews

From the Autodesk App Store:

One of the most powerful Autodesk® Revit® sheet and view manager. Duplicate sheets with views in the same position. Create, duplicate, modify any sheets and/or views easily. Drop any views on sheets without any hassle.

Features:
  1. Duplicate multiple sheets with views and keep relative positions in the sheet
  2. Add multiple legends
  3. Duplicate, rename, sort, modify, create multiple views and sheets
  4. Place views in exact sheet positions. Copy and paste positions to multiple views in different sheets
  5. Change viewports, title blocks, templates, scales, and other parameters.

Simple and easy: views in the left box / sheets in the right box

CCtools

From the Autodesk App Store:

CCtools was developed by cadconsulting, s.r.o. to facilitate design and administration of BIM model. CCtools are not adding any additional code to the BIM model and use standard Autodesk® Revit® tools. Any model, that was designed and created with the use of CCtools stays 100% compatible.


CADS Rebar Extensions for Autodesk® Revit®

From the Autodesk App Store:

Save time by automatically generating reinforcement in Revit using the free unlimited trial of CADS' Extension Tools for a range of standard concrete structures. Select the structural concrete elements to be reinforced, launch the appropriate tool or select the automatic generation tool. Specify the parameters to be used when reinforcing the structure. Supported concrete elements include: beams, columns, continuous footings, parapets, pile caps, concrete piles, retaining walls, slab corners, slab openings, spread footings, wall corners and walls.

The Rebar Extensions were originally developed by Autodesk but due to their close partnership with CADS they have asked us to develop and maintain the extensions. These extensions work with CADS RC3D for Revit which is an Autodesk® Revit® extension designed to enhance the placement, annotation and bar marking of reinforcing steel in all kinds of RC structures. CADS RC3D takes the 3D modelling functionality of Revit to the next level allowing rebar to be divided up into particle groups (bar ranges), bar marks to be created and managed, detailed reinforcement (shop) drawings to be created with a single click! Bar bending schedules are automatically created and material lists exported to external production software file formats such as BVBs, aSa, Soulé and Excel.

CADS Markup also comes with CADS RC3D and allows structural engineers to annotate a Revit model with reinforcement information to convey the design intent to reinforcement detailers effectively avoiding the process of manually marking reinforcement regions on printed general arrangement drawings.


Friday, December 13, 2019

Conduit Pack

From the Autodesk App Store:

This tool will bring speed, accuracy and quality together while modelling and coordinating conduits. We have added lots of cool features like Multi Trim and Multi connect conduits in both vertical and horizontal direction.

Following features are incorporated in this tool.
  1. Set Edge to Edge spacing of conduits in a click.
  2. Multi split - using Detail Line or Model Line.
  3. Align either Top or Bottom of conduits in a rack.
  4. Multi connect will help you to connect multiple conduits in few clicks.
  5. Vertical Connect - set desired bend angle and connect multiple conduits in shot.
  6. Kick with bends - helps you to add kick with bends with required angle for bunch of conduits.



Super Hangers v1.1.2

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 1.1.2, 11/26/2019
  1. The new update will enable users to place one hanger at desired point by picking.
  2. The tool will keep the distance between hangers values and hanger type for future use.
  3. We added a new tab for the user to setup distance between hangers for all sizes and save it for the tool future use to enable the tool to detect the needed hanger's  distance for the selected element without user interference.

Description

This tool is designed to place hangers along the (Ducts, Pipes, Conduits and Cable Trays) automatically.

Ideate BIMLink v2020.1

From the Ideate Software website and the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 2020.1, 11/29/2019
  • New “Beyond Schedules” folder to access non-schedule data such as text, dimensions, revision clouds and view templates
  • A new customizable Home page with links to information to help users get up and running quickly
  • The ability to create more elements from Excel via Ideate BIMLink, including sheets, model elements, views, viewports, levels and types
  • New methods available for easy-to-deploy standardized network-hosted Ideate BIMLink content

All these enhancements have been added to Ideate BIMLink 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. Watch this video to learn more.

Description

Ideate BIMLink is the Autodesk® Revit® add-on that lets you access and edit Building Information Modeling (BIM) data quickly and easily to save you hours—even weeks—of valuable time. Ideate BIMLink helps BIM and VDC managers, project leaders, facility managers, and users analyze, extract, and edit important BIM data. With Ideate BIMLink, you can pull and push volumes of information from a Revit file— Architecture, Structure, & MEP— into user-friendly Microsoft® Excel® with speed, ease, and accuracy. A few of the tasks supported by Ideate BIMLink include:

IdeateApps v2020.1

From the Ideate Software website and the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 2020.1, 11/15/2019
  • Ideate SheetManager
    • Rename Views or Sheets – Easily rename views or sheets with the new right-click option 
    • Create Sheets – Quickly create sheets based on a list of selected unplaced views, legends or schedules from the right-click menu or the new tool button
    • Array Viewports – Multi-select unplaced views, drop them on a new sheet, and they will array within the margins of the title block
    • Batch Copy and Paste Legends/Schedules – Select a placed legend or schedule from one sheet to right-click and copy, then paste to many sheets
  • Ideate ViewCreator
    • Improved View Name Editing – Use the new view naming modifications to easily get to the view names you need

Additional enhancements include:

Learn more by watching the “What’s New” video.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Free SheetLink v1.1.0.2

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 1.1.0.2, 11/19/2019
  • Support for Multi-category schedules 
  • Support for linked model data 
  • Preview before import or export 
  • Saving issue fixed 
  • Support for managing Worksets 
  • Performance improved 
  • Minor bugs fixed

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

SheetLink has been considered by many Revit users as one of the best, free import/export data plugin for Revit in the market right now.

  • Bulk edit instance and type parameters
  • Preview/edit your model data before export/import
  • Easily export and import back schedules (including View List, Sheet List, and Multi-Category.

Free OneFilter v1.1.0.1

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 1.1.0.1, 11/14/2019
  • Yes/No filter added.
  • Support to work with all language packs within Revit.
  • Smart suggestions while typing.
  • Missing families added.
  • Export findings to a spreadsheet.

Description

OneFilter is a free Autodesk® Revit® add-in/plugin to quickly find and filter Revit families.

How will it help you?
  • Find Revit families by Categories.
  • Find Revit families by Parameter Name.
  • Find Revit families by Parameter Value.
  • Find Revit families using Categories and Parameter Value/Name (a powerful combined filter).
  • Export finding results to a spreadsheet

Free My Notebook for Autodesk® Revit® v2.3

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 2.3.0.0, 10/21/2019 – We are happy to release My Notebook version 2.3.0.0, which includes following new features and bug fixes:
  • Ability to delete notes
  • Export notes as a text file
  • Export notes as CSV file
  • Fast Microsoft Azure storage
  • UI enhancement and important bug fixes
  • Multi-document support
  • Revit 2020 support
  • Includes Filter Tool

If you are upgrading from version 1.x.x, we are recommending to uninstall Autodesk® Revit® version 1.0.0.0 first and then install Autodesk® Revit® version 2.3.0.0

Description

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.

LTM® - Landscape Terrain Modeller v4.3

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 4.3.0.0, 11/18/2019 – New Functions:
  • InFill Floor, 
  • Tools for working with Contour Lines, 
  • Cut/Fill Calculations on subsoil, 
  • Buildings on Toposurface

Description

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

The LTM® plug-in includes 20 powerful tools that enable you to fast and easily modify Floors in Revit by defining a slope.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

CTC BIM Project Suite 2020 v20.0.3

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 20.0.3, 11/6/2019
  • Fire Rating:
    • Enhancement -- Graphics can be applied to or removed from walls of specified phases - some selection inconsistencies may occur due to API limitations in Revit versions 2017 and 2018
    • Enhancement -- Tag removal is now carried out for walls that meet the user selections including links
    • Bug Fix -- Fixed issue with insertion of some tag types
  • Occupant Flow Analyzer:
    • Bug Fix -- Fixed an error that would prevent the tool from loading some projects
  • Parameter Jammer:
    • Enhancement -- Parameter Jammer should work much better on scaled-up 4K monitors
  • Revision Manager:
    • Bug Fix – Fixed issue with dependent views and phases
    • Bug Fix – Fixed revision filter on export
  • Room Data Sheets:
    • New Feature -- New choice for how background processing should occur
    • Enhancement -- Title block names are displayed as type and family name
  • Schedule XL:
    • New Feature -- Added feature to control overall width of the schedule on a sheet
    • Enhancement – Will allow schedule views with - () {} $@&!_ in the view names to be created from spreadsheets. Note - Excel does not allow brackets
    • Enhancement – Auto-update setting is now off by default
    • Enhancement –  Tracking view changes can be disabled to improve performance on projects with a large number of linked schedules
    • Bug Fix -- Improved auto-sizing of  merged cells
  • Spreadsheet Link:
    • Enhancement - Spreadsheet Link should work much better on scaled-up 4K monitors
  • Suite Settings:
    • Enhancement:  Suite Settings should work much better on scaled-up 4K monitors
  • User Guide:
    • Bug Fix -- Previously missing changes to Revision Manager now updated in the user guide
  • View Creator:
    • Enhancement -- View Creator should work much better on scaled-up 4K monitors.

workFlow v7.0

From the Revolution Design website and the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 7.0, 11/28/2019
  • New license module.
    • License with a login instead of a key (or still use the key if you are more comfortable).
    • Automatically finds all licenses for your company if you use login.
    • Connects to the management portal for license and account management.
    • Portable licenses automatically time out on crashes instead of getting stuck on the machine.
    • Standalone activation’s can be force released on the management portal.
  • Settings can now be locked by managers in the settings file and will not be able to be changed by users in the UI.
  • Log level can now be set in settings allowing smaller log files and better responsiveness during normal operation.
  • New setting in update checks to show or hide pre-release versions.  If turned on, beta versions will be shown in the update list and when checking for new versions.  If unchecked only full public releases will be shown.
  • Revit 2020 support added, Revit 2016 support removed.
  • viewRename updates
    • Fixed issue with ‘Scales courser than’.
    • Improved accuracy determining room and direction of view.
    • Now remembers window size for settings UI.
  • alignView updates
    • Added ability to align schedules.
    • Column widths can be shared with other schedules.
    • Fixed an issue with viewports with no sheets.

Selection Master v5.5

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 5.5, 11/28/2019
  • New license module.
    • License with a login instead of a key (or still use the key if you are more comfortable).
    • Automatically finds all licenses for your company if you use login.
    • Connects to the management portal for license and account management.
    • Portable licenses automatically time out on crashes instead of getting stuck on the machine.
    • Standalone activation’s can be force released on the management portal.
  • Settings can now be locked by managers in the settings file and will not be able to be changed by users in the UI.
  • Log level can now be set in settings allowing smaller log files and better responsiveness during normal operation.
  • New setting in update checks to show or hide pre-release versions.  If turned on, beta versions will be shown in the update list and when checking for new versions.  If unchecked only full public releases will be shown.
  • Revit 2020 support added; Revit 2016 support removed.

Keynote Manager + v16.0

From the Revolution Design website and the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 16.0, 11/27/2019
  • New license module.
    • License with a login instead of a key (or still use the key if you are more comfortable).
    • Automatically finds all licenses for your company if you use login.
    • Connects to the management portal for license and account management.
    • Portable licenses automatically time out on crashes instead of getting stuck on the machine.
    • Standalone activation’s can be force released on the management portal.
  • Loading and other functions are now done on a background thread to improve responsiveness.
  • Settings can now be locked by managers in the settings file and will not be able to be changed by users in the UI.
  • UI now reports if a cloud based project note is hiding a master note.
  • Log level can now be set in settings allowing smaller log files and better responsiveness during normal operation.
  • New setting in update checks to show or hide pre-release versions.  If turned on, beta versions will be shown in the update list and when checking for new versions.  If unchecked only full public releases will be shown.
  • Reivt 2020 support added; Revit 2016 support removed. 

Monday, December 2, 2019

Express Family Protect

From the Autodesk App Store:

Using this app, you can easily protect or unprotect your family elements and register your predefined parameters into the family.

Trial Description

Available for a 15-day free trial.

Inquiries for commercial licenses should be directed to arx119@gmail.com


Settings

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Megara Visualizer

From the Autodesk App Store:

Whether you are working on a space program, want to visualize the relation of different types of rooms or spaces, or colour code all spaces with high mechanical load, this plugin is what you need!

Features:
  1. Works with Rooms & Spaces
  2. Supports categorizing by Value and Range
  3. Save/Load your 3D Colour Scheme can be applied across your company's different projects

Notes:
  • This plugin creates 3D Elements under “General Models” Category
  • It creates a Clean View with all other categories set as hidden and a filter for all General models not created by this plugin and hides them by default
  • Colouring is set in the Automatic Created View only
  • You can modify or duplicate then modify the created 3D View to show any other elements
  • This doesn’t read your current colour legend, you must set the colours in the plugin and save them to be loaded anytime later if you need them.

Fill Transverse Rebar

From the Autodesk App Store:

FillTransverseRebar tool is a simple and effective tool that allows you to fill stirrup rebar automatically in many spans of structural framing.

Note: Once this app is purchased, it can be used for 15 days without activation.

You need to activate the app to continue to work with it after 15 days. Please send the request key to jspsolutions.addin@gmail.com to get the license key and to activate the app.

The interface of FillTransverseRebar

ElementsTemporaryHide

From the Autodesk App Store:

Temporary Hide/Unhide/Isolate Elements and Category in the selected views.

Temporary Hide/Unhide real-time Elements and Categories from the mini-window. In the main-window, you can do visual control.

You can also reverse the changes by temporarily saving history. And the history list is saved max five lists per view.


BIMaven Pro

From the Autodesk App Store:

This app is a productivity improvement tool. It is a tool that consolidates all the useful functions that we as BIM specialist require and use on a daily basis.

We developed this tool based on our workflow, however, feel free to join us with our plugin development.

We will spend time to develop plugins and we hope to provide value to fellow BIM users as well.

Currently, we have the following function in place:
  • To solve recurring usability issues with batch reloading Autodesk® Revit® links. 
  • Generation of the site boundary given Eastings and Northings

We plan to add on the following functions as well:
  • CAD files batch reload
  • Clash detection management

Saturday, November 30, 2019

SimLab USDZ Exporter for Autodesk® Revit®

From the Autodesk App Store:

Export Autodesk® Revit® designs directly from inside Revit to USDZ files for AR on Apple Devices.

Features:
  • Export USDZ files.
  • Customize output (Scaling, Up Normal, Rotation)
  • Great support for materials and textures (Revit materials are supported) 
  • Capable of handling large models.

Why get a plugin from SimLab?
  • The speed of export.
  • The ease of use.
  • High Quality.
  • Responsive support to answer your questions and demands. (support@simlab-soft.com)

Free Select Conduit Network

From the Autodesk App Store:

Select Conduit Network can be used to select the entire conduit network(s) for the multiple conduits at the same time, instead of using Tab and Ctrl keys. Simply select a few condiut pieces, run the tool, and the network for each piece will be added to the current selection. A keyboard shortcut can be added to speed up the process.

Note: This app uses a custom installer (and not the standard App Store installer).

The installer contains a custom EULA that must be accepted before the tool is installed. A copy of the EULA can be requested from IE.Programming@Interstates.com.

Read Help Document

About This Version

Version 20.0.1, 10/26/2019 – Initial release.



Select Conduit Network is brought to you by Interstates. It's free.

This add-in is compatible with Revit 2020, 2019, and 2018.

Download from the Autodesk App Store »

Questions? Contact the developer »

ArchVISION RP - Direct calculation Revit to PriMus

From the Autodesk App Store:

ArchVISION RP 20.1 - International Version - For Autodesk® Revit® 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016. (Italian and English)
The software for the Revit dynamic calculation <-> PriMus.

ArchVISION RP is the application software of Mcs Software specifically designed for the dynamic calculation in PriMus (starting from Ver. REVOLUTION until the last and BIM One also in the reduced version P) of ACCA Software of the projects realized in Revit Architecture, Structure and Mep (Ver. 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016) of Autodesk both in Italian and English.

From 01 October 2019 MCS Software announces the availability of "ArchVISION RP 20.1" now available with Italian, English and Spanish interface and with optional modules (Pro) which can be activated optionally for the management of multilevel WBS structures, and the module (MEP) for the plant and system computation, version 20.0 represents a fundamental and significant technological consolidation of its most important functions and allows the automatic deduction of doors and windows from the walls in which they are inserted, the "Management also in Worksharing mode" of the computations and of the related information, (Listings, Categories, etc.) filtered management is available on three levels (SuperCategories, Categories, and Sub-Categories in PriMus), the computation of elements and families with "Personal parameters" the "Computation of stratification and materials (Parts) "also available in the" Muri "," Pavimenti "," Controsoffitti "and" Tetti "and mate families used in them and includes the "Complete integration in the ribbon in Revit", the "Multi Document" management and uses new and powerful "Schedule of materials created and managed automatically by the software" and a convenient function is now also available. direct remote assistance from the MCS Software staff.

Megara Parameters Values Manager

From the Autodesk App Store:

Find & Replace or direct set values. Works with Sheets and Views too.

Filter Family types and process edits using filtration mode or drag a selection on items and find common parameters. Both ways you have Find and Replace or Direct Setting functionality for Text, Yes/No and numbers.

Features:
  1. Works with both Type or Instance Parameters

  2. Supports Shared Parameters

  3. Supports Sheets & Views Parameters in Filtration Mode

  4. Two Modes for Elements Selections:

Thursday, November 28, 2019

ListHideElementsUnhide

From the Autodesk App Store:

List hidden categories and elements in views.

Find a hidden element in the view by mouse-right-click.

Go to the view you want in the add-in.

Unhide the selected categories and elements from the list.


PDF Print Manager

From the Autodesk App Store:

PDF Print Manager is an advanced publisher tool with intelligent detection of size and orientation, providing a print tool for enhancing the productivity of users. Unlike most tools available, you also have the option to print Views utilizing many of the same benefits as those offered for printing sheets.

You no longer need to spend time manually selecting each sheet, matching paper size, orientation and providing names for each individual print.

The advanced filename rules utilize sheet, view and project information parameters to compose file naming rules. You also have the option to utilize separators and bespoke text within the naming rules providing unlimited possibilities.

Merge selected sheets and or views into a single file.

Add a cover page or add supplements to the end of the document.

Stamp your PDF output with the text and color of your choosing.


Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Product Review: RevitWorks' DOOR FACTORY Premium

Concept

According to RevitWorks' product page, DOOR FACTORY is...

The quickest & easiest way to make doors and curtain panel doors in Revit 
  • Create standard or unique doors in minutes
  • Any user – novice or expert
  • Consistent functionality and scheduling

Setup

I received two emails from RevitWorks, one with a download link and one with my activation key.

Once downloaded, the installation was smooth, featuring a professional installation wizard.

The DOOR FACTORY installation wizard

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Families Shared Parameters Replacement

From the Autodesk App Store:

The application is designed to replace shared parameters inside families, including shared nested families.

There are often situations in which organizations use their own shared parameters different from those provided by equipment manufacturers, and specialists must manually replace predefined families shared parameters with the organization's parameters. This can take a long time and may cause errors. This application keeps family parameters' associations and allows you to automate this process.


Free Librarian v1.0.2

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 1.0.2, 10/21/2019

  • Optimizations with type detection and loading only selected family type into the project.
  • User interface to detect and notify users of limitations to caching.
  • Default option preventing automatic loading of OOTB Component libraries.

Description

The app consists of two parts:

The Autodesk® Revit® Component Manager or 'Librarian' :
  1. Provides a searchable list of Components
  2. Allows easy access to standard libraries
  3. Users can customize project-specific libraries
  4. Re-process libraries to see the type and instance parameters of families without first loading them into the project.
  5. Edit families in libraries directly from the App interface

Free My Notebook for Autodesk® Revit® v2.3

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 2.3.0.0, 10/21/2019

We are happy to release My Notebook version 2.3.0.0, which includes following new features and bug fixes:
  • Ability to delete notes
  • Export notes as a text file
  • Export notes as CSV file
  • Fast Microsoft Azure storage
  • UI enhancement and important bug fixes
  • Multi-document support
  • Revit 2020 support
  • Includes Filter Tool

If you are upgrading from version 1.x.x, we are recommending to uninstall Autodesk® Revit® version 1.0.0.0 first and then install Autodesk® Revit® version 2.3.0.0

Description

My Notebook is a cloud-based Autodesk® Revit® add-in that helps you to take notes right inside the Revit Model.

LTM® - Landscape Terrain Modeller v4.3

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 4.3.0.0, 10/21/2019

New Functions:
  • InFill Floor,
  • Tools for working with Contour Lines,
  • Cut/Fill Calculations on subsoil,
  • Buildings on Toposurface

Description

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

The LTM® plug-in includes 20 powerful tools that enable you to fast and easily modify Floors in Revit by defining a slope.

New tools for toposurfaces:
  • Import model lines, tools to modify contour lines. Create toposurface directly from model lines.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Wall Joins Plus

From the Autodesk App Store:

This AddIn gives direct control over the wall join order.

It's intended for use with complex wall joins where the standard UI interface is inefficient. It is especially useful with stacked walls, where there are a very large number of order permutations.


ManufactOn BIM360 Connector

From the Autodesk App Store:

ManufactOn is a SaaS (mobile/web) platform that helps construction firms plan, track and manage both prefabrication and regular material handling. The platform helps optimize the prefabrication process from detailing, fabrication and QA in the shop, through storage and delivery to the jobsite. It provides complete visibility and better control for all stakeholders in the process including: coordinators, detailers, procurement, shop foremen, field superintendents and project leaders.

ManufactOn's Autodesk® Revit® plugin allows users to connect model elements to the ManufactOn construction supply chain management platform. Users can publish prefab packages, associate model elements to the package and track the progress through planning, coordination, detailing, manufacturing, QA through delivery.  Downstream integration with Autodesk® BIM 360® online model viewing will allow project teams to instantly visualize their material stream, status, and key dates all in a rich, 3D model environment.