Sunday, February 10, 2019

Roundup – For Feb 4-10, 2019, New and Updated Revit-Related Add-Ins on the Autodesk App Store

The week of February 4, 2019 was a moderately busy one for Revit-related add-ins on the Autodesk App Store. Two new add-ins were published and eight were updated (including one for Navisworks and BIM 360 each).



Parameter String Search
Search Autodesk® Revit® elements and their parameter values for user-specified string values | Free
 (3 reviews)
About This Version: Version 2.0, 2/5/2019 – Supports Revit 2019

Section Box for Autodesk® Revit®
Section Box for Revit is an easy to use user interface for sectioning your Revit model | Trial
☆☆ (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.1.0, 2/4/2019 – Initial Release.


Lumion® LiveSync®
Model your Revit design in a beautiful environment that’s so realistic, it’s like you’re creating real-life buildings | Free
 (18 reviews)
About This Version: Version 3.52, 2/8/2019
  • Export textures with auto mapping improved
  • Decals export improved
  • Tessellation improved
  • Better support for IFC materials

Auto Dimension Columns and Grids
It creates an automatic dimension between axis and column with offsets from column and dimension type which the user can specify | USD 3.00/M
 (1 review)
About This Version: Version 1.1.0, 2/7/2019 – Add new features - get columns from linked files, add Arc columns.

Wall Opening Area Measurement
Measure the area of wall openings - both all openings and those openings whose area is smaller than a user-specified area | Free
 (3 reviews)
About This Version: Version 2.0, 2/6/2019 – Support for Autodesk® Revit® 2019

Advanced Revision Cloud
This add-in will help you manage your Revision Clouds with Advanced Tools, create Excel Reports, and manage your BIM project better | USD 25.00
 (13 reviews)
About This Version: Version 2.5.0, 2/6/2019 – For release notes, see this post »

Purge Scope Boxes 2016
The tool is designed to purge scope boxes | USD 1.99/M
☆☆ (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 2/6/2019 – Initial Release

About This Version: Version 5 r3, 2/6/2019

MagiCAD Connect for Autodesk® Revit® 2017 - 2019
Add-in software for Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) design with Revit. When installing MagiCAD Connect, users can download free of BIM objects inside native Revit projects in RFA format | Free
☆☆ (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 2019.1.20, 2/4/2019 – MagiCloud Connect is now MagiCAD Connect. To learn more about the re-branding please visit

The latest changes:
  • EO web browser component loading issues fixed for Windows 10 v. 1809 users.
  • Performance improvements and faster startup.
  • Bug fixes.



iFBIM CVP SYNC Plugin allows you to export and import clashes and viewpoints data from iFieldSmart platform | Free
 (2 reviews)
About This Version: Version, 2/5/2019 – Bug Fixes

BIM 360


Pointfuse ‘Bridges the gap between Reality Capture and & Digital Construction’, automatically converting point cloud data from laser scanners or photogrammetry into intelligent ‘as-built’ mesh models | Trial
☆☆ (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 4.0, 2/5/2019 – Automatic classification of planar surfaces.

While this roundup covers add-ins released through the Autodesk App Store, we also cover add-ins from other corners of the Internet. For the rest of the picture, see our current "week in review" article »

Apparent False Updates

Most weeks there are a number of add-ins listed on the App Store as having been updated when they appear not to have been. We call these apparent false updates. We identify these by comparing the current version numbers with our last posts about the add-ins.

False updates may occur when:
  • Developers forget to update or change version numbers
  • Developers publish new artwork, rename add-ins, or change prices
  • Developers re-publish the same versions to move their add-ins up in the list (a purposefully deceptive practice)
  • There are glitches in the App Store

In the hopes that the App Store will someday address these issues, or the few problem developers will police themselves, we list the apparent false updates below.

    • Copy Electrical Circuits 2018
  • CAD Studio
    • CADstudio Revit Tools 2017
    • CADstudio Tools for Autodesk® Revit® 2018/2019
    • BIMcollab® BCF Manager for Autodesk® Revit®
  • Omnia Revit
    • Scope Box Synchronizer (now free, was 20.00 USD)

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