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Thursday, September 16, 2021

Sheets from Excel & Add/Remove Revision

From the Autodesk App Store:

Description

2 functions included in 1 plug-in - create Sheets from an Excel list and Add/Remove Revisions on the Sheet.

Create Sheets from Excel:

  • Select Sheets from the list of sheets in Excel 
  • Select a Title Block
  • Creates Selected Sheets

Add/Remove Revisions on the Sheet:

  • Select Revision
  • Select Sheets
  • Add/Remove Revision on the selected sheets

add/remove revisions on sheets

Shop Drawing Tools

From the Autodesk App Store:

Description

Automatic creation of dimensions of columns and foundations, which will save you time, and gives you accurate, quality presentations.

Benefits:

  1. Annotation Quality.
  2. Saves Time.
  3. Powerful presentation, where the line of dimension is always between dimension text and element face according to (above & left) annotation rule.
  4. Accuracy, where the distance between the dimension line and element faces is constant.


Wednesday, September 15, 2021

HRP Uploader — Upload Models to the Hybrid Reality Platform

From the Autodesk App Store:

Description

HRP Uploader is an easy-to-use tool for uploading Autodesk® Revit® models to the construction collaboration hub, Hybrid Reality Platform (HRP).

Simply upload Revit files to HRP Uploader, then they will be automatically uploaded to HRP. Users can view the uploaded Revit models on HRP along with other formats of BIM models.

Login with HRP user account details

ArchFamily — Insert Multiple Shared Parameters from Multiple Parameter Groups at Once

From the Autodesk App Store:

Description

The ArchFamily application allows you to insert multiple Shared Parameters from multiple Parameter Groups at once in family files, saving you time. ArchFamily also helps create formulas for parameters in family files with accurate spelling and reduced typing time.

Insert Multiple Shared Parameters at once vs one at a time.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Assign Parameter Value

From the Autodesk App Store:

Description

Assign Parameter Value allows the user to take the value of one parameter and assign it to another parameter, the user can select a parameter from the selected object or host, or level.

Users can check the Id of the object by creating a parameter named Element Id and running the Add-in to assign a value to the parameter.


Plug Into BIM Tools

From the Autodesk App Store:

Description

  1. Curtain Wall Pattern Designer: Define custom and repetitive panel patterns applied to curtain walls. Generate multiple panelling options in a few seconds. 
  2. Model Data Management: Assign standardized data to model elements for building commissioning as well as future operation and maintenance tasks. 
  3. Read Only Shared Parameters: Create Read-Only Shared Parameters to strengthen data entry reliability in your projects. Read-Only Shared Parameters will avoid users from manually entering data. 
  4. Attach Foundations to Toposurface: Streamline the embedment calculation process of structural foundation piles and shafts into bearing stratum. 
  5. Create Floor from CAD: Create complex floors designed from external software like Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D®. Automate roads and land development into your Autodesk® Revit® projects.

Plug Into BIM Tools

Monday, September 13, 2021

IgentForm — A 3D Mass Modeler

From the Autodesk App Store:

Description

IgentForm is a 3D mass modeler. One of its unique features is an innovative way of modeling, where the structure is described by a set of parameters and, in contrast to traditional modeling, the structure is composed of one or more masses and its 3D model is visualized automatically in real-time after the change of any parameter. The program interface is friendly by using concepts known to every engineer and doesn’t require programming knowledge.

Each mass is independently defined by such parameters like mass contour, height, number of stories, position, roof options and others. Each contour line can be parametrized by assigning structural elements like columns, beams, walls and others. It is also possible to change its shape horizontally or vertically using predefined shapes like circle, parabola or user-defined curves. Additionally, the program enables the creation of internal lines, which can be parametrized in the same way as contour lines.

The mass shape can be controlled by 3 contours at the bottom, middle and top levels. Middle and top contours can be scaled, moved or rotated to achieve the desired shape. Roofs can be freely created by the elevation of chosen contour or internal lines according to any curve and adjusting the roof surface, also using any curve.

Masses can be easily mutually connected, vertically or horizontally, so after changing the position or dimensions of one mass, dimensions and positions of related masses are automatically adjusted. Cutting one mass to another is also one of the parameters – this functionality enables quick modeling of real structures, which in many cases are composed of substructures cut to other parts.

Distribution Sprinklers from CAD Link

From the Autodesk App Store:

Description

This tool is designed to copy the sprinklers from an Autodesk® AutoCAD® drawing that contains distributed closed circles which refer to the location of sprinklers, where the center of each circle indicates the location of the sprinklers, and takes into account that sprinklers become a host in the ceiling under condition that the active view contains rooms or spaces because sprinklers take height from the height of rooms or spaces. The volume of rooms or spaces inactive view must be activated by using volume computations or the user adjusts the height of Rooms and spaces from floor to ceiling manually.

The user can specify Sprinkler & CAD, then the user specifies the method to distribute the sprinkler according to the height of room or space or by the height of selected sprinkler.

Finally, the program has distributed sprinklers according to the center points of CAD.

The application will save a lot of time and effort in case the user needs to copy sprinklers, especially in shop drawings. This tool allows converting the location of sprinklers in CAD drawings to model in an Autodesk® Revit®File.

Note: Volume computations may affect Revit performance, and you can follow these steps:

  1. Click Architecture tab Room & Area panel drop-down   (Area and Volume Computations).
  2. On the Computations tab of the Area and Volume Computations dialog, under Volume Computations, select (to enable) or clear (to disable) Areas and Volumes.
  3. Click OK.

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Sheet Set Manager

From the Autodesk App Store:

Description

This plugin helps you to easily manage your sheet sets.

In Basic View, you could save, save as, rename, or delete a sheet set similar to Revit, the difference is the "Hide un-check" button.

In Schedule View, you could manage your sheet sets by using a table and filtering sheets based on their parameters. This is very practical because most of the time there are too many sheets and it's hard to select the desired ones. And as a result, the probability of mistakes in selection sheets will increase.

In this view, also, you could edit, rename, duplicate, or delete sheet sets, or create new ones easily by using the mentioned filtering feature.


Quick CutBack

From the Autodesk App Store:

Description

Quick CutBack is a plugin for Autodesk® Revit® through which one can easily control the value of CutBack for multiple structural framing in one go. A lot of the time, when working on steel projects, we need to modify the CutBack parameter of multiple elements at the same time. Doing that manually is a big pain, as the number of elements may run to the hundreds or thousands. This plugin presents a handy way to tackle this problem and do all of it in one go.

Further, you can choose to process elements by Active view/Selection/Level and enter values in different units as per convenience. You can also choose to change both start and end CutBack in one go or keep it different for both.

Saturday, September 11, 2021

SheetSetComposer

From the Autodesk App Store:

Description

SheetSetComposer is a handy tool to compose Sheet Sets with a single click. The sheet sets are based on Sheet Width and Sheet Height (custom sizes are supported). It works for both the Metric and Imperial Unit Systems. All sheets in the active project that include one TitleBlock are collected and sorted to different sheet sets according to their sizes. That makes it very easy to print and export drawings. The SheetSetComposer gives you a sheet sets named by the Sheet Width and Sheet Height. To avoid any conflicts with user composed sheet sets, "SheetSetComposer" is also added to the sheet set name. The Sheet width and Sheet Height in the sheet set name are given in mm for a Metric Unit System and in decimal inches for an Imperial Unit System (e.g. 210x297_SheetSetComposer or 8.27x11.69_SheetSetComposer).

Wall Chamfer

From the Autodesk App Store:

Description

Sometimes you need to chamfer two walls in a corner (especially in Hospitals, Clinics, etc, based on some design codes and standards).

Most of the time it can be very time-consuming because you need to set a start and an endpoint of chamfer, draw a new wall, adjust its parameters, sometimes trim the main walls to the chamfered wall (of course manually) and so on.

However, using this app, it is so easy to chamfer walls. Simply select two walls and it is done!

And as long as you don’t cancel the command, you can draw as many chamfered walls as you want.

In the configurations window, you can set some options for the chamfered wall including:

Wall Type, Location Line, Base Constraints, Base Offset, Top Constraints, Top Offset, and Unconnected Height.

Also, you can choose whether you want to trim the main walls or not.

Friday, September 10, 2021

Free Webinar September 23 — CADD Microsystems' Applications for Faster Workflows in Revit

From the announcement:

CADD Applications for Faster Workflows in Revit

Webinar · September 23, 2021 · 2:30PM - 3:30PM ET · Online · Free

Join us for a free webinar that will show you a collection of Extensions and Add-Ins developed by CADD Microsystems that can help you be more organized and save time in your model.

You will see how:

  • FilterPLUS expands Revit’s Filter tool to make it immediately more useful.
  • FilePROPS for Revit and AutoCAD get valuable DWG and RVT file information without opening the file.
  • The CADD Dashboard for Revit can place critical project or standards information inside Revit.
  • WarningsPLUS helps make it easier to manage your warnings and easier to deal with them.
  • CADD Toolbox for Revit shares content, utilities, and education from the CADD experts.

Register here »


Free Webinar September 16 — BIMxt Network - Revit Add-ins with Ehsan Iran-Nejad (pyRevit) and Jason Kunkel

From the announcement:

BIMxt Network - Revit Add-Ins

Online Network · September 16, 2021 · 1:00PM - 2:00PM ET · Online · Free

The BIMxt Network brings together experts and practitioners using building models to discuss pertinent issues of the day. This month, we'll be discussing Revit Add-Ins with Ehsan Iran-Nejad and Jason Kunkel.

We will hear from the following experts:

Ehsan Iran-Nejad

How to pyRevit Python is simple. Revit is powerful. Ehsan will explore the power of scripting for Revit, specifically in python, and the vast amount of power that is hidden under the Revit’s user interface that could be harnessed using simple programs, tailored to support your specific workflows. Ehsan, like you, is a tinkerer and maker. Curiosity is his power; and making things better, his purpose. With many years of experience as an Architect designing spaces, he now spends his time getting better at Architecting software at McNeel. His main focus is supporting the integration of Rhino/Grasshopper ecosystem into Revit.

Jason Kunkel

Making an add-in for Revit can be a lot like a design and construction project. Having been part of numerous teams responsible for many Revit add-ins, Jason will go through the highlights of conceptualizing, designing, building, testing, and rolling out a Revit add-in.

Register here »


Thursday, September 9, 2021

Align Air Devices to Ceiling Grids

From the Autodesk App Store:

Description

The ceiling grid alignment tool makes sure that the diffusers are centered and rotated so that they are properly coordinated with the ceiling pattern and its orientation. It also checks for other ceiling-mounted elements (lighting fixtures, speakers, motion sensors…) and coordinates the diffuser position with these elements so that they are not overlapping. It can process a thousand diffusers in less than a minute, a task which was previously tedious and time-consuming.