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Monday, October 14, 2019

BIM SOFT Tool Package

From the Autodesk App Store:

This application contains 12 useful tools to facilitate work in Autodesk® Revit®.

Convert Text Case

The tool is designed to modify the text case for the "Text Notes category" in Revit.

This function will enhance working with text in Revit. It will help the user to change the text case for the “Text Notes category “ to be (Upper case, Lower case, Sentence case, and Title Case).

Upgrade Files

This tool will upgrade previous versions of Revit files to the latest Revit format. The tool can upgrade families, template files, and project files.

This will reduce the time used in upgrading the manually. It will save a lot of lost time.

Centralized families cannot be upgraded to the latest version of Revit.

A different folder path needs to be selected to save the upgraded files.

Export Link Path To Excel

This tool is designed to export a Revit link file's path to Excel.

It's very useful, especially for large projects with many links.

You can also use it to check the linked file's paths.

Batch Update Thumbnail (Preview Icons) for Family

From the Autodesk App Store:

Your Autodesk® Revit® Family library might contain a thousand Families. Usually they have many types of thumbnail icon styles (preview images). This makes it hard to search them visually.

This app has been created to help you to standardize your Revit Library with your custom option with just one click.

Some main feature of the add-in:
  • Add multiple Revit families by folder or files
  • Option to set view orientation
  • Option to set view detail level, graphic display, background setting
  • Options to hide dimension, reference line, reference plane, levels, connectors, light sources, host elements and imported categories
  • Smooth lines with anti-liaising
  • 2D plan views for selected Categories
  • Upgrade families from older version
  • Add suffix, prefix for family name

Thumbnail Setting

Batch Create Central Files

From the Autodesk App Store:

This add-in will help you to batch create multiple Autodesk® Revit® Central Files from multiple normal Revit models for your collaboration work.

Main function of the add-in:
  • Add multiple files
  • Add multiple workset names 
  • Add prefix and suffix for output Revit Central models 

Main User Interface

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Section on Element

From the Autodesk App Store:

Create section view parallel or perpendicular to selected element.

The following options are available:
  • Pick a point on any linear element (even in a linked file) to create a section view
  • Specify view scale, type and assign a view template to the new section view
  • Select section orientation to element
  • Specify section view extents from element
  • Open the new section after creation

Settings Form.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Sales Plan Add-In – Create Hundreds of Sales Plan Sheets in Minutes

From the Autodesk App Store:

This add-in allows you to create hundreds of sales plans in a couple of minutes.

Usually, you create your sheet one by one by choosing a Titleblock and then dragging your views, your schedule, your legend, etc... It can take days to create your plans.

With this add-in, you automate all those tedious tasks, You don't need to create all the views of your apartments, you only need a filter parameter for all rooms on each apartment.

The add-in takes just one plan as a model (which contains an apartment view, a level view and a schedule for example) and reproduce the same scheme for all the apartments you want in your model.

Key features:
  • Produces a large number of sales plans according to a model you created
  • Create the views off all the apartments you choose and the corresponding level views
  • Works with linked project
  • Reproduce the Titleblock you use
  • Reproduce the templates of the model views
  • If you put a schedule filter on the parameter, the add-in will produce all the schedules for all the apartments and add them to all your plans
  • You can add a legend view as well

The model you create with an apartment view,
a level view and eventually a schedule

QuickAccessMenu

From the Autodesk App Store:

Register frequently used icon menu in a separate window.

Arrange your favorite icons.

You can do a quick job with QuickAccessMenu.



RVT.Calc – Automatic Calculation of Numerical Parameters at the Element Level

From the Autodesk App Store:

How can I calculate parameter values based on formulas in Autodesk® Revit®? Well, with on-board tools, this only works in tables. Here, formulas can be stored, but the calculated values are not available at the element in the model.

Of course, there are other approaches like Dynamo, which are complex for the normal user.

So, how do they ensure that values in the model that are based on calculations follow the changes in the model, and that the data in the model is always consistent?

The idea of our add-in Rvt.Calc is the automatic calculation of numerical parameters in Revit. The calculations are based on setting parameter calculation configurations to calculate Autodesk Revit parameters using other parameters or mathematical equations.

The configuration is created once per project and can be imported/exported to other projects. The calculation process is performed in the background while elements are being edited or created. Thus, consistent metainformation can be ensured at any time, even in central models.

If a designer changes an element in Revit, the formulas stored for this are automatically executed and the relevant parameter values of the element are updated.

All labels etc. based on these parameters are immediately updated, so all information in the model is consistent!


Thursday, October 10, 2019

Enscape™ v2.6

From the Autodesk App Store:


Enscape’s newest version, 2.6, had now been launched!

The new features and overall improvements let you achieve better results with even less work. Enscape 2.6 will render any design you can dream up in seconds. Collaborate more easily with your colleagues and precisely communicate your design intent with the new 2.6 features.

If you never tested Enscape before: Give Enscape a Try for Free

If you are already familiar with Enscape: Update your Enscape to V2.6



Free IFC 2019 v19.3.0

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 19.3.0, 10/3/2019
  • General:
    • IFC4 schema has been updated to the latest IFC4 ADD2 TC1 as well as all other related entities, PropertySets and other related properties.
  • New Functionality:
    • Two new export options are added:
      • Use Type name only for IFCType name
      • Use visible Revit name as the IFCEntity name
    • Added a few more IFC unit types:
      • IfcPowerMeasure
      • IfcMassMeasure
      • IfcLinearForce
      • IfcPlanarForce
  • Export Bug Fixes:
    • Various regression issues especially related to the default names for IFC entities
    • Improved consistency of PropertySet assignment. It now includes all PropertySets defined for the supertype.
    • Improved support for conditional PropertySet (PropsetySet assignment based on the entity type and its PredefinedType)
    • Improve export of grouped rebar
    • Correct perimeter quantity export for metric units, and volume quantity export in mixed unit cases.
    • Make Open IFC respect "Don't Import" setting when import ingIfcSpace.
    • Fixed an issue that resulted in the incorrect orientation of some elbow pipe or duct segments after IFC export.
    • Fixed export issue when working with Cloud model
    • Improved the generation of consistent IFC GUIDs when exporting doors and windows in sandwich walls.
    • Improved IFC export of walls with integral wall sweeps.
  • Import Bug Fixes:
    • Added support for IfcTimeMeasure
    • Added support for IFC metadata to Revit IFC importer.
    • Store the IFC GUID of the containing element assembly to differentiate between assemblies with the same name.
    • Fix import of rebar with incorrect trim parameters from Tekla.
    • Improved import of IfcTrimmedCurve.
    • Fixed issue of IFC files from Tekla with an unexpected 90 degree rotation about Z
    • Correct the default North orientation when there is no information of the True North to +Y.

Free IFC 2020

From the Autodesk App Store:

The IFC for Autodesk® Revit® 2020 contains up-to-date improvements on the default IFC import and export capabilities of Revit contributed by Autodesk and our Open Source contributors.

While this app is not necessary for IFC support, it is recommended that users that depend on the quality of their IFC files download this app and keep it up-to-date, as new enhancements and defect fixes are added, for more information on IFC, please visit the building SMART website (buildingsmart.org) or the Revit wiki (help.autodesk.com/view/RVT/2020/ENU/?guid=GUID-6708CFD6-0AD7-461F-ADE8-6527423EC895).

Read Help Document

About This Version

Version 20.1.0, 8/27/2019 – This is the first open source release for IFC 2020.

Free BIMcollab for BIM 360

From the Autodesk App Store:

BIMcollab bridges the gap between BIM applications by offering a broad set of add-ons for all popular BIM tools connecting them together via the BIMcollab cloud. It dramatically reduces time spent on communication about issues and helps to improve model quality: less construction errors, lower costs. The BIMcollab app provides users access to models stored in Autodesk® BIM 360® Docs directly from the BIMcollab web application. Users can review the federated model, create issues or review existing issues without the need for uploading files to a secondary repository or requiring access to a model viewer.

Note: Supported browsers Mozilla Firefox 57.0 and higher, Google Chrome 63.0 and higher, Apple Safari 11.0 and higher, Microsoft Edge 39.14 and higher, Opera 50 and higher.


Wednesday, October 9, 2019

ElumTools 2020 v2020.3, 2019.9, and 2018.14

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 2020.3, 2019.9, 2018.14, 9/11/2019
  • Photosynthetic Photon Flux Density (PPFD) calculations for Horticulture lighting applications.
  • Layout Assistant for Horticulture lighting.
  • Fix issue with daylighting categories in Material Mapping, occurring in certain cases.
  • Fix Material Mapping error with linked documents containing period characters in the file name.
  • Add luminaire validation to Calculate View commands.
  • Fix error occurring with photometric file names exceeding Windows character limit.
  • Fix error occurring when calculating materials with names containing invalid characters.
  • Fix error occurring when calculating materials with long names.
  • Add ability to switch from "points mode" to "spatial maps mode" without a valid license.
  • Line offsets of Calculation Points now respect project length units.

Description

ElumTools™ is the first fully integrated lighting analysis Add-in for Autodesk® Revit®. Leveraging content that is already present in the Revit model such as geometry, material properties and lighting fixture families, ElumTools can calculate illuminance on any surface or workplane using the lighting industry’s standard radiosity calculation method.

An interactive visualization is provided during the calculation process allowing detailed navigation of the illuminated scene. Numeric results are visible in any Revit view and all statistics are available to Revit schedules.

Free BIM 360 Issues for Navisworks

From the Autodesk App Store:

Throughout all phases of the project multidisciplinary team members need to collaborate and communicate with each other. There are multiple tools and technologies that are used to facilitate those interactions from informal / unstructured mechanisms (e.g. phone calls, emails, f2f meetings) through to highly structured and contractual systems  (e.g. cost, change or bid management systems). Most project teams need a system that provides structured, audited and controlled interactions between team members for tracking formal but not contractual interactions, typically referred to as an issue tracking system. 'Issues' can comprise questions, clarifications, notifications and alerts across anyone in the project team. The issue tracking system provides a mechanism to document issues, assign responsibility and view the status of how the issue resolution is progressing.

Frequently the project participant that is responding to or raising an issue will be a persona that is creating or consuming data in a desktop product such as Autodesk® Navisworks®. This persona is likely to receive issues that have been created by other project participants that need clarity on the design content that has been created, and to collaborate with other project team members as they develop their design and fabrication content. They may also use issues to track and resolve problems relating to clash and coordination problems or changes to the project.

AR VR for Autodesk® Navisworks®

From the Autodesk App Store:

About the plugin:

The plugin allows you to publish Navisworks models to Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality.

For more details, Please visit our website : https://visionworkplace.com/products/ar-vr-for-autodesk-navisworks

Android App (to open exported model to AR VR): Epic AR VR

Contact us for,
  1. If you need any custom development on AR and VR
  2. If you want to integrate this plugin to your solution
  3. SDK to read .unitydata file in unity

Revizto for BIM 360

From the Autodesk App Store:

Revizto is a real-time, 3D model-based issue tracking software for AEC teams that brings ease-of-use and precision to collaboration and BIM project coordination.

The simple yet powerful Revizto Issue Tracker is a cloud-based single source-of-truth platform for managing all BIM project activities in real-time. The issues created in Revizto reside within the X, Y, Z coordinates and not on a single sheet or model which provides an intelligent connection across multiple views and platforms.

Revizto adds a new dimension to BIM that enables teams to have a multidimensional issue tracking and coordination hub, instantly allowing project members to communicate accountability and address challenges in real-time through the whole project lifecycle, to include project inception, design, construction, and operation.

The Documents is a brand new section of the Revizto app. It provides direct access to project files stored on major CDEs like Autodesk® BIM 360®, so users can work with their live documentation seamlessly from inside Revizto:
  • View files from BIM 360 inside Revizto
  • Add your sheets in PDF format from BIM360 docs and teams to Revizto 2D module
  • Attach documents to issues
  • Link sheets to CDE-hosted PDFs to see the actual version with no need to re-export
  • Make selected documents available offline for on-site work

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Cloudsfer for BIM 360 v3.7.12.1

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 3.7.12.1, 8/19/2019
  • New integrations for BIM 360
  • New connector for S3 Compatible Storage
  • On Premise to cloud migration solution
  • SharePoint On Premise to BIM 360
  • Google Photos to BIM 360
  • Minor stability and performance fixes

Description

Cloudsfer is a cloud based migration service, supporting over 20 cloud storage providers such as Autodesk® BIM 360®, Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, OneDrive, Office 365, Aliyun, Azure, Google Photos, Egnyte, Amazon S3, Amazon Cloud Drive, S3 Compatible Storage and many more.

Migrate and transfer your data from/to BIM 360. Cloudsfer is designed to seamlessly migrate data. The cloud to cloud migration solution requires no installation, no hardware, and no bandwidth during the migration process.

Synapcus:360 Activities and Chat App for BIM 360

From the Autodesk App Store:

With Synapcus:360 general planning companies, architects and engineers can digitalize and easily manage all their organization's internal and external processes (projects, opportunities, campaigns, change requests) and workflows - including the communication with the customers, subcontractors and other stack holders. Various graphical tools (like a detailed interactive Gantt, load-matrix, histogram, Forge-Viewer, drag&drop calendar) allow the users a highly intuitive data experience.

The tight integration between all its modules (Project, Sales, Documents, Human Resources, Finance) is accomplished mainly through the Synapcus activity driven architecture. Some of these activities (to dos, tickets) can also be created and managed directly in the 3D Forge-Viewer using Autodesk® BIM 360® data. All the alerts and notifications will be signalized in the users cockpit and in its home area as well as through HTML system emails.

The main entities of BIM 360 like projects, files/models, issues and comments can be directly synchronized with the corresponding Synapcus entities. Synapcus will expand the data attributes with work and construction costs and time management (issue based). The detailed Synapcus project structure includes position/position groups (work packages).

Reconstruct Single Sign On for BIM 360

From the Autodesk App Store:

Autodesk® BIM 360® users who are also using Reconstruct can utilize the BIM 360 credentials to sign in to Reconstruct.

For this, the user has to connect the Reconstruct account to the BIM 360 account within the Reconstruct user profile settings. The user has to have a Reconstruct account and sign in to the account to establish the connection.



SavedSectionBox

From the Autodesk App Store:

Save and load Section Box position, size, and rotation in 3D view.

Edit the Section Box of the current view.

Export the Section Box of the current 3D view to others.

Import the Section Box of the other 3D view.


Monday, October 7, 2019

IsoPlanSectionBox

From the Autodesk App Store:

Creates a new 3D view with selected elements, boundary, or plan views.
Elements other than the selected elements can be hidden temporarily for easy editing.
Create a new 3D view based on the naming rules.
Customize section box margins.


Free Values Finder – Find Elements That Contain Specific Parameter Values

From the Autodesk App Store:

Have you ever had the task of find elements that contain a specific parameter value in Autodesk® Revit® and you have been frustrated by the time it takes to do it with a regular schedule?  If that is the case, then this app is for you!

With Values finder, you will be able to find all the elements that contain a specific value in seconds!

Many clients have already tried this app and have directly included it in the daily processes and now the only way they search values is using this app.


Free Copy Parameter

From the Autodesk App Store:

The add-in copies a parameter value to another parameter, for each element of the selected category, in the active project.

It can copy a Type parameter to another, a Type parameter to an instance parameter, or an instance paramter to another instance parameter.

You can use it to copy a parameter that can't be read by tags or schedules, to read the values in tags or schedules.

Choose settings.

UnderlayViewControl

From the Autodesk App Store:

Manages the underlay view of the view.

Change multiple views at the same time.

Underlays are helpful when you need to understand the relationship of components at different levels for coordination and construction. Manage the underlays in an easy and convenient way.


Sunday, October 6, 2019

Free Express Family Web3d v1.0.2

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 1.0.2, 9/16/2019
  • RPC element support
  • Quick view feature added
  • Modify web3d server settings feature
  • Find and highlight similar symbols in the web3d viewer

Description

Express Family Web3d App is a program developed to easily share the model you are working on within Autodesk® Revit® with team members without the construction or technology of a 3d model sharing server. Users can forward comments to 3D models at any time using a PC, laptop, tablet, or mobile Internet browser and can save chat messages to a file for later revision in Revit.

Find and highlight similar symbols in the web3d viewer

ModPlus – A Productivity Suite with Some Free Tools

From the Autodesk App Store:

ModPlus is a modular software that is an addition to CAD software, such as Autodesk® AutoCAD®, Autodesk® Revit®, etc.

Advantages:
  • ModPlus allows you to automate design processes, perform modeling in accordance with regulatory documents, as well as to execute documentation in accordance with standards.
  • ModPlus will make your work more comfortable and enjoyable.
  • ModPlus will be an excellent assistant to an engineer of any specialty.
  • ModPlus will satisfy the wishes of all its users as much as possible.
A unique system of auto-updates allows you to release updates of various components instantly. You do not have to wait months for a new version of the whole plug-in! Once an error or suggestion is added to the plug-in component, you immediately get it.

The software consists of several main components:

Configurator - is the basis of ModPlus and serves to connect the plug-in to AutoCad and/or Revit, function management, adaptation settings (ribbon, floating menu) and the main plugin settings

Auto-update module - responsible for updating and manually installing all plugin components

Here is a partial list of the most popular functions included in the ModPlus plugin:

>> Functions for Revit (plugins):

PAID: Sheet copy - The function allows you to make copies of the specified sheets with different settings.

FREE: Rebar solid and visible - Change the state of the visibility of the rebar (view unobscured and view as solid).

CTC BIM Batch Suite 2020 v20.0.3

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 20.0.3, 8/14/2019

Project Processor --
New Feature:  File opening options: open detached, open and audit
New Feature:  Purge line patterns and fill patterns
New Feature:  File tasks can be reordered by dragging tab headers
New Feature:  Clearn line styles, fill patterns, viewport types
New Feature:  Parameter value options listed for and sheets are now dependent upon selected parameter
New Feature:  Clear settings button added

Plotter and Exporter --
Enhancement:  You can now export Model Compare files for projects with duplicate non-shared project parameters
Bug Fix:  Fixed an issue that prevented printing (including to PDF) to work when running on a schedule

Description

This setup will install add-in tools for Autodesk® Revit® 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.

BIM Batch Suite provides tools to allow Revit users to process workflows en masse, with a focus on importing and exporting data.

Family Exporter (free)

This tool allows users to easily select specific families to export from projects, automatically create folder structure based on family categories and geometry, and add customized text to exported family names.

Family Exporter

CTC BIM Manager Suite 2020

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 20.0.3, 8/14/2019

Import and Link Manager --
New Feature:  Point cloud links are supported
New Feature:  On Revit links, the room bounding property can be adjusted

Project Cleaner --
Enhancement:  Improved processing time estimation and alerts with empty/used sort option is selected

Description

To purchase the full version of BIM Manager Suite through Autodesk App Store, click here

This setup will install add-in tools for Autodesk® Revit® 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. BIM Manager Suite contains the following tools:

Family Tools (free)

This tool contains a collection of utilities that assist with the family creation process, including: Deleting backup families, working with type catalogs and shared parameter files, listing the version of Autodesk® Revit® in which families were last saved.

Family Tools

Saturday, October 5, 2019

CTC BIM Project Suite 2020 v20.0.2

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 20.0.2, 8/14/2019

Spreadsheet Link --
Enhancement:  Can now work with projects that have duplicate non-shared project parameters

Room Data Sheets --
Enhancement:  Performance improvements – user controlled background view size estimation and notifications of overly long processing times required
Bug fix:  Corrected title block name listing

Fire Rating --
Enhancement:  Improved tracking and removal of graphics generated by the tool
Enhancement:  In Revit 2018 and newer, can now add tags to linked Revit model walls

Model Compare --
Enhancement:  Can now take snapshots of projects with duplicate non-shared project parameters

3drepo.io

From the Autodesk App Store:

3D Repo is a multi-award winning company offering a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform for Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the cloud. Instead of architects, consultants and contractors sharing massive proprietary files in a costly and time-consuming manner, they can simply point their web browser to an encrypted knowledge base in order to examine each project stage virtually, even on mobile devices.

With 3D Repo, users can then manage model revisions and highlight potential issues using live collaboration tools, which allow the whole project team to work from a single source of truth in the cloud.



Warnings and Cleaning Package

From the Autodesk App Store:

This application contains 8 useful tools for file purging and cleaning.


Purge CAD Drawings

his tool is designed to purge unneeded Autodesk® AutoCAD® files from Autodesk® Revit® model.

It will remove the imported CAD and linked CAD drawings from your file.

Sometimes users link the same CAD drawing many times and this affects the performance of the Revit model. The tool will tell you about how many times you inserted the same CAD drawing. This will improve file performance and reduce the file size.

Purge Scope Boxes

This app provides more automation for scope box workflow.

The tool is designed to purge the scope boxes automatically.

urge (Unplaced spaces / Unplaced Rooms)

Usually, the user needs to create room or space schedules to delete unplaced rooms or spaces.  This tool is designed to delete unplaced rooms or spaces without the need to create a schedule, saving the user a lot of time.

Purge Unused Filters

The tool is designed to purge unneeded filters from the Revit model.

This will be very useful when submitting files to the client the files will only include needed filters.

Sketch-tag Reinforcement – Tags for Reinforcement in the Form of Sketches

From the Autodesk App Store:

This add-in creates tags for reinforcement in the form of sketches. The sketch-tag contains a standard rebar drawing with the lengths of straight segments of the bars. The sketch-tag is oriented taking into account the real position of the bar on the current view. Sketches-tags are placed around the existing conventional annotations or around the rebar.

In this trial version, sketching is available for several shapes of reinforcement. You should use the example file which, after installation, can be found in the folder ... Users \ Public \ Documents \ Autodesk \ Downloaded Content \ Ar-Cadia \ SketchReinforcementMini \ SketchTagDemo.rvt.


Wednesday, October 2, 2019

CCdummy – Protect Your Family Creation Know How

From the Autodesk App Store:

CCdummy functionality of the application is to convert the project (family instances) into "dumb" geometry, where all the parametric values (type/instance) and geometry itself will be preserved but the inner logical connections between parameter values and geometry will be deleted.

This "dumb" geometry can't be edited afterward and is safe to be sent to another person for collaboration without being in fear of losing your family know-how. The application can also add and copyright to your project, which will be hidden inside the document itself and also in the project information.

After launch. the application will re-save your project into the same folder but with a suffix of _dummed.rvt so you won't lose any data from the original project.