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Sunday, October 17, 2021

Quick Jump Phase

From the Autodesk App Store:

Description

This application allows Autodesk® Revit® Users to jump from the current phase of the current view/sheet to the next or previous phase by simply clicking on the button "JumpToPreviousPhase" or "JumpToNextPhase".

Convert Text To Tag

From the Autodesk App Store:

Description

This application allows Autodesk® Revit® users to convert TextNote to tag automatically by finding the shortest distance from Element to Textnote.

We have three available commands:

  1. TextNote To Tag Curve: Use for location-curve-elements such as wall, beam, pipe, duct.
  2. TextNote To Tag Point: Use for location-point-elements such as structural column, column, isolated foundation, MEP fixture.
  3. TextNote To Tag Boundary: Use for boundary-elements such as floor, ceiling, slab foundation.

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Diffuser Pack - Space CFM To Diffusers

From the Autodesk App Store:

Description

The Space CFM To Diffusers is a tool that roundS space specified airflows based on the user input, divide, and round that flow over the corresponding diffusers based on the systematic classification of these diffusers’ systems (or connectors) and on the space they belong in. It avoidS all the arithmetic involved in this distribution and the manual modification of that flow in each diffuser, and thus maintains consistency between the specified space flows and the diffuser flows.

This tool also includes an option for automatic flow update, where the diffuser flows are automatically checked against their respective space flows every 10 seconds in the background while thus making sure that the diffuser flows are properly updated whenever new diffusers are added to space or the specified space airflow is updated by the user in a real-time way.


Diffusers To Ceilings

From the Autodesk App Store:

Description

The Diffusers to Ceilings tool detects the ceiling to which the diffuser should be moved to and moves the diffuser to its corresponding ceiling.

It supports model and linked ceilings and is able to detect the correct ceiling height and level. It proves to be crucial in several instances, especially whenever an Autodesk® Revit® link is reloaded and a ceiling has been moved up or down, and the diffuser is not ceiling or work plane based, or the diffuser is and has lost association to its ceiling.


Friday, October 15, 2021

57 TestFit Tips, Tricks & Hacks to Become a Power User

From the TestFit website:

Written by:

Matt Kendall

OCTOBER 14, 2021


Here at TestFit, I get to show brand-new clients and existing ones how to get the most out of TestFit. I always try to teach something new, so in that spirit, here is The Ultimate collection of some of our most popular how-to’s, tricks, and a few straight up dirty hacks. 

Preferences & shortcuts

1. Enable large sites (over 10 acres) in Preferences.

Free Webinar October 20 — Generating Trusses Using the Line Based Command in MWF

From the announcement:

Upcoming Webinar:

How to Generate Trusses Using the Line Based Command

In [this] webinar, we walk users through how to generate trusses using the line-based command in MWF.

Join us Wednesday, October 20th at either 10 AM or 2 PM.

We'll cover:

  • How to use the Line Based Command;
  • How to use Auto Truss Connection;
  • How to design trusses. 


Register for the webinar here »


Thursday, October 14, 2021

PlanIT Impact Addin — Meet Your High-Performance Goals

From the Autodesk App Store:

Description

PlanIT Impact makes meeting your high-performance goals easier... AGAIN.

PlanIT Impact is the quickest way to achieve high-performance buildings and landscapes that meet your financial goals. With this first-of-its-kind web application, you can introduce costs and estimate ROI during preconstruction, helping your clients exceed their corporate social responsibility goals. Schedule a demonstration: https://planitimpact.com.

The PlanIT Impact Plugin for Autodesk® Revit® automatically determines the following:

  • Exterior wall area by orientation
  • Window area by orientation
  • Overall window-to-wall ratio
  • Total building area 

Users can quickly review and refine results with the following features:

  • Automatic assignment of window/wall properties
  • Isolation mode for windows and walls to easily check out the model
  • Manual override for any inconsistencies
  • Quick Export button to easily move from drawing to energy modeling


Free Spatial Element Tools

From the Autodesk App Store:

Description

Spatial Element Tools is a free Autodesk® Revit® application to operates with spatial elements such as room, space, zone, and associate tags. It is compatible with Revit versions 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.

Spatial Element Tools includes 3 categories of tools as follow:

1. Room Tools - tools for room and room tag.  (previously released as stand-alone add-ins)

  • Remove Redundant Room ( to remove redundant rooms from the current document)
  • Center Room (relocate rooms' location points to the center of the rooms)
  • Room Tag to Room (relocate rooms' tags to the rooms' location points)
  • Create View (create floor plan, ceiling plan, 3D view, and elevations for the rooms)

2. Space Tools - tools for space and space tag.  (previously released as stand-alone add-ins)

  • Remove Redundant Space( to remove redundant spaces from the current document)
  • Center Space (relocate spaces' location points to the center of the spaces)
  • Space Tag to Space (relocate spaces' tags to the spaces' location points)
  • Create View (create floor plan, ceiling plan, 3D view, and elevations for the spaces)

3. Zone Tools - tools for the zone.

  • Add Space - add spaces to a zone.
  • Remove Space - remove spaces from a zone.


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About This Version

Version 1.0.2, 9/13/2021

UI improvement & some update.

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Spatial Element Tools is brought to you by TwentyTwo. It's free.

This add-in is compatible with Revit 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, and 2018.

Download from the Autodesk App Store »


Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Free Filter Isolator

From the Autodesk App Store:

Description

The plug-in is very useful to see quickly the instances of Autodesk® Revit® filters.

You can select one or more Revit filters from a grid and you can choose if you want to temporarily isolate or hide the instances of the filters in the active view.

You can change the view and maintain filter selections so you can apply your choice in every view without redefining it.

Interior Elevations Creator

From the Autodesk App Store:

Description

Our app creates contiguous interior elevations of Autodesk® Revit® sections. Some interior designers prefer to create “bands” of contiguous interior elevations, where each wall joined by the next wall. This app automates this task. User may choose a corner of the room to start creating a band from this point. Also, this app placemarks in the corners of the room and in the jointing points of the interior elevations band.


Tuesday, October 12, 2021

SkyCiv Plugin — Cloud Engineering Software for Structural Analysis and Design

From the Autodesk App Store:

Description

SkyCiv Plugin is an integration between Autodesk® Revit® & SkyCiv (https://skyciv.com). It helps to transform the geometry built as an analytical model in Revit to SkyCiv Platform and use all the structural analysis and design capabilities offered by SkyCiv. 

After Installation, the first thing the user must do is to update the details in the Settings Dialog. If you don't have the SkyCiv Account please sign up for one (https://skyciv.com/free-signup/). Once you have signed up, head over to https://platform.skyciv.com/account/api, and get the user API Username and API Key and enter the same in the Settings Dialog on the Plugin. 

Once the user prepares the model, they can use the "Export Model" functionality which will transfer all the nodes, elements, sections, materials, loads and load combinations, supports, etc. to the Structural 3D module of SkyCiv.

Users can also perform the structural analysis right there in the Revit Model environment. The user can select the "Run Analysis" by selecting any of the Analysis methods which will do the analysis on the SkyCiv's Structural 3D platform by transporting the model. 

Once the analysis is complete, users can view the analysis results visualization, Reactions, Displacements, Moments, and many other parameters in Tabular Format. These results can be viewed directly in the Revit environment.

The plugin is also capable of exporting Plate Elements (slabs, floors, walls),  which the analysis results are also displayed in graphical format as coloured contours on meshed diagram on the Revit analytical model itself.

LotSpec — A Solution for Managing Options in Revit

From the Autodesk App Store:

Description

Now There's a Smarter Way to Manage Your Options

This add-in provides a solution for managing options in Revit. It automates the process of creating "Lot Specific" construction documents used for permitting and construction based on customer option selections. LotSpec also provides a powerful set of tools for producing master plan sets commonly used for bidding and approval processes.

LotSpec is an essential solution for your project options:

  • Manages option groups and option selections and eliminates combination errors
  • Automates the process of creating "lot specific" plans
  • Optimizes efficiency and productivity for production homebuilders
  • Uses a "rule-based" workflow with tools for assigning logic to project elements

View Jumper

From the Autodesk App Store:

Description

How many times have you had to scroll through the project browser looking for that 1 specific sheet or view to double click?

How many times have you tabbed through all of your open views to find that one view or worse yet, find out it wasn't even open?

That is no longer a problem!

This app is certainly a must-have for all Autodesk® Revit® users. 

It allows the user to search for and jump to a specified and selected view or jump to one of your past 20 views! Simply start typing the name of the view you want to jump to and you'll see a list with that view along with suggested other views with similar naming characteristics.

Monday, October 11, 2021

Free Webinar October 13 — Floor Shop Drawings in MWF

From the announcement:

Upcoming Webinar:

How to Set Up and Run Floor Shop Drawings

In [this] webinar, we walk users through how to set up and run floor shop drawings in MWF. Join us Wednesday, October 13th at either 10 AM or 2 PM.

We'll cover:

  • How to create different views
  • Dimension Styles
  • Labeling 




SMART Scaffolder

From the Autodesk App Store:

Description

SMART Scaffolder for Autodesk Revit provides functions to quickly and easily create UK-style Tube and Fitting scaffolding models.

Component families are provided for the required components to erect a scaffold. 

The Create Scaffold button allows an independent to be created around existing model walls or lines.

A Bill of Materials tool provides a material list for the scaffolding you have created.