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Friday, July 19, 2024

Free Dynamo Multiplayer 2.0 Released – New! Desktop Shortcuts That Batch Open and Process Revit Files With Dynamo

From the Autodesk App Store:

Description

Dynamo Multiplayer is a Free Autodesk® Revit® Add-In by Bird Tools. It is the ultimate universal Autodesk Revit batch processing tool, allowing the user to batch process several Revit models or families using one or multiple Dynamo scripts.

The range of functionalities offered by Dynamo Multiplayer is infinite, as the user can use it to batch export PDF, NWC, DWG, and IFC…files from Revit, to batch edit multiple Revit models, to achieve batch project setup, to batch perform quality assessment operations, to batch load families, to batch upgrade models, to batch edit families… and all of that using Dynamo, which provides the user with the highest level of flexibility. That makes Dynamo Multiplayer a universal batch processor for Revit.

Not only that, Dynamo Multiplayer takes Revit add-ins to a new unprecedented level, as it’s probably the first free non-Autodesk Revit add-in ever to support Autodesk® BIM 360®/ACC models through Autodesk Platform Services (APS, formerly Forge): the tool can batch process BIM Collaborate Pro (a.k.a BIM 360 Design) workshared models as well by retrieving them through APS, batch controlling them through the Revit API, and processing them using Dynamo.

Moreover, starting with v1.1, users can schedule automated Dynamo runs, so that multiple models can be automatically processed at a user-specified time, which can also be regular daily or weekly scheduled Dynamo runs, and starting with v2.0, those runs can also be sent to the user's Desktop as Desktop shortcuts.

Thursday, July 18, 2024

Free AXIS Plugin – 3D Camera Visualizations for Professionals

From the Axis Communications website:

Planning makes perfect

The AXIS Plugin for Autodesk® Revit® allows users to plan entire surveillance systems directly in Autodesk® Revit® building plans by giving users the ability to add cameras or other products quickly and easily to the plan. The plugin is fully integrated into Autodesk® Revit® projects with quick access to a wide variety of Axis products as realistic 3D models. The models provide complete 3D visualizations of CAD design, giving a simple, intuitive way to configure and verify coverage areas.


Wednesday, July 17, 2024

NonicaTab PRO Gets New Automatic Hangars Button

From LinkedIn:





NonicaTab PRO is brought to you by Nonica. It's priced at USD 9.00/month or USD 90.00/year. A free 30-day trial is available.

This add-in is compatible with Revit 2025, 2024, 2023, 2022, 2021, and 2020. 

Download from the Autodesk App Store » 



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Monday, July 15, 2024

CTC Software Releases Nexus Suite – Includes Ally, a Guardian Competitor

CTC Software has released a new collection of tools named Nexus Suite. It contains Ally, a new apparent competitor to the well-established Guardian. It also contains PAL (Project Activity Logger), which is used to visualize how users work in Revit models. Lastly, it contains CMS (Content Management System), formerly known as Hive. I've no idea why they changed the name, Hive was so much better than a simple acronym. 

Nexus Suite is a seeming bargain, starting at USD 135.00/user/year. Volume discounts apply.

From the CTC Software website:

The Nexus Suite contains powerful tools comprising a system that enables organizations to take control of every aspect of their design processes and production.

Ally ensures that modeling practices and standards are encouraged and enforced in real-time production of Revit models. The flexible rulesets can be targeted to all users, specific projects and groups based on the objects they affect or the actions of the Revit operator.

PAL (Project Activity Logger) is used to monitor, log and visualize the way an organization’s users work in Revit model. The online dashboards offer standard visualizations and with the available APIs, those interested in deeper dives or more customized reports can implement integrated BI consoles to their specifications.

Sunday, July 14, 2024

CUKON – For Working with Structural Reinforcement

From the Autodesk App Store:

Description

TagAll button will tag all structural rebars in an active view. In settings you can select witch rebar tag do you want to use for multi rebar annotation or for single rebar annotation. Also if you Override Graphic in View → By Element → Halftone, TagAll button will ignore this rebars.

Saturday, July 13, 2024

TimeTracker – Track the Time Spent in Revit Projects

From the Autodesk App Store:

Description

Time Tracker is an application compatible with Autodesk® Revit® program, easily tracking the time spent on each of your projects in a created txt file. Turn it on once when you start working on a project and it will automatically start always when you open the project again. This tool is essential for you to keep track of your work. 

After pressing the START button in the application, Time Tracker creates a txt file in which the individual days and times spent on your project are recorded. It adds up to the total work time in the last line at the bottom. There is an option to set the length of an inactive time - the time of being inactive in your project after which the recording of your work will stop automatically and it will turn on again as soon as you start working in the Revit file (e.g. if you run for lunch). Time recording can be also stopped at any time by pressing the STOP button. You can easily find and edit or delete a TXT file.

Friday, July 12, 2024

Geberit BIM Plug-in – Manufacturer-Specific MEP Content

From the Autodesk App Store:

Description

To support MEP design and planning, Geberit offers manufacturer-specific BIM content in addition to conventional CAD data and intelligent tools. The Geberit BIM content consists of parametric 3D models that contain article-specific meta information. This facilitates MEP design and planning with Geberit products in the Autodesk® Revit® planning software from the early stages of design to facility management. 

Main advantages.

  • A single integrated Plug-in that brings together all previous Geberit planning and calculation tools for Revit
  • Straightforward sanitary planning with up-to-date, complete, and valid BIM content
  • Lightweight and simplified geometry, Geberit BIM objects meet the requirements of all planning and construction phases, right through to facility management 
  • Worldwide planning application. Geberit BIM objects are available in 35 national languages and 41 local assortments.

Thursday, July 11, 2024

Blocks – Add Curated Families with a Single Click

From the Autodesk App Store:

Description

Welcome to a new era of Autodesk® Revit® design :)

With the Blocks Plugin, you can easily add any parametric family to your Revit project with just a single click.

Every week, new furniture and decorative families are added to the library, ensuring that users are always up to date with the latest trends in architecture and interior design.

Features:

  • Free Download: Get started with the free version and access a diverse range of families.
  • One-Click Magic: Add families seamlessly to your projects with just a single click.
  • Smart Searching: Easily find families using our intuitive search bar.
  • Personal Favorites: Bookmark your frequently used families for quick access.
  • Weekly Inspirations:  Every week, discover new collections of dynamic families with different themes.
  • Top Manufacturers: Discover products from renowned national and international brands.
  • Language: Available in Portuguese, English, and Spanish.

Tuesday, July 9, 2024

AG Hanger Generator

From the Autodesk App Store:

Description

The Hanger Generator creates hangers automatically on MEP linear elements such as pipes, ducts, and cable trays.

  1. The Add-In includes Eleven hanger models: Rectangular rail, Rectangular, Circular Hanger Duct, Round Base Hanger, Circular clamp, Clevis, Bend hanger, Hanger Base Pipe, Hanger Base Duct, Hanger Base Cable tray and Hanger Vertical Pipe.
  2. The hangers automatically detect structural elements to hang from, you can choose structural floors, structural framing, or both (Element and Links).
  3. The Add-In can place the hangers along with the elements (DUCTS, PIPES, and CABLE TRAYS) automatically.
  4. The Add-In will change the hanger size due to the change in element size.
  5. The Add-In will change the hanger offset due to the change in element offset.
  6. The Add-In can work with sloped elements.
  7. The user can choose to enter the distance between hangers in mm.
  8. The Add-In can place the first hanger and specify the distance between the first hanger.
  9. The user can create hangers on several elements on different levels at the same time.
  10. The Add-In detects insulation and works with it.
  11. The Add-In runs on Autodesk® Revit® 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 2024 and 2025.

Monday, July 8, 2024

Leia – A Free glTF Exporter

From the Autodesk App Store:

Description

Leia is a glTF exporter for Autodesk® Revit®. Export any 3D model to use in the cloud or in any other tools.

The .glTF file format offers an extensive array of features and is compact in size, making it highly advantageous. By utilizing this plugin, you can easily transform your Revit Design into a .gLTF file format, enabling you to incorporate your Revit Model across various platforms such as Unity3D, Unreal Engine, and the Web.

In today's world, the .gLTF file format has become increasingly popular for AR/VR applications due to its rapid loading speed and minimal file size. Consequently, the output file produced by this plugin is ideal for AR/VR applications and game development platforms such as Unity.

About GlTF format: 

The.glTF file format is designed to reduce the size of 3D assets and the computational resources required to unpack and utilize these assets in modern web platforms. This format is built on a royalty-free specification that allows for the efficient transmission and loading of 3D scenes and models by any application. With *.glTF, you can benefit from a more streamlined workflow that allows for faster loading times and improved performance, making it an excellent choice for web-based 3D applications.

Sunday, July 7, 2024

Free Forgify Tools – Notes and To-Do List in Project, and a Filter Tool

Editor's Note: We posted several times before about My Notebook, which is now part of the expanded Forgify Tools.

From the Autodesk App Store:

Description

Forgify tools comes up with 3 handy commands:

  1. My Notebook: helps you to take notes right inside the Autodesk® Revit® Model. Since notes are saved in a cloud, when you share your model, the notes are automatically transferred.
  2. My Todos: helps you to add and track todos items of the project right inside the Revit Model. Your todos list is saved in a secured cloud when you share your model, the todos are automatically transferred.
  3. Filter tools: helps to filter the Revit model.

Monday, July 1, 2024

Free Align CAD – Align Linked CAD Files with a Reference Point

From the Autodesk App Store:

Description

The plugin allows you to align your imported or linked CAD files automatically to a fixed common point in your project.

It's built for Autodesk® Revit® users when starting a new project for saving time in aligning DWG files.

It can be difficult when aligning DWG files manually in our projects by moving each file to the target point. That repetitive work takes a lot of time and effort, especially when working on a multiple floor project. This plugin was made for that aim, with two clicks you can automatically align your CAD files by selecting the DWG file first and the reference point in the second click then all your files will be aligned in the origin of the project.

When using this Plug-in, try not to select any element other than the DWG file, anyway the plugin, in most cases, does not allow you to select other elements (beams, columns, doors ...).

Sunday, June 30, 2024

Free BlinkC Category Visibility – Forget the Visibility/Graphics Window

From the Autodesk App Store:

Description

Switch Categories, CAD imports and Autodesk® Revit® links visibility with a single click.

Change category transparency on the fly.

Forget the Visibility/Graphics window.

Switching category visibility is one of the most frequently used functionalities in everyday Revit work.

Are you tired of opening the Visibility/Graphics window to see, what´s behind a wall?

With BlinkC you have everything right there. Just click on the category in the list to show it. Or just type the name of the category. Or drag a slider to set it's transparency.

Everything works on the fly without interrupting your work.

Friday, June 28, 2024

Free Share Model – Create a Shared Model and an NWC File in One-Click

From the Autodesk App Store:

Description

This multifunctional plugin helps to automate the process of creating a Shared model and an NWC file in one click. It has a lot of useful utilities that will help you with customizing and cleaning your shared model from unused and unnecessary elements.

Key features:

  • Creating a shared model from the current work project;
  • Sorting base elements into base worksets;
  • Adding prefixes and postfixes to a new model;
  • Exporting a 3D view to an NWC file (needs Autodesk utility to be installed);
  • Deleting view, sheets and schedules in the shared model;
  • Changing offset of the level boundary;
  • Unloading link files in the shared model;
  • Archiving the already existing shared model;

Thursday, June 27, 2024

Pollination – The Complete Building Performance Simulation Platform

From the Pollination website:

Stop redrawing analytical models from scratch!

Pollination is the complete building performance simulation platform that helps you generate models, run simulations, and deliver trustworthy results. From the creator of Ladybug Tools!

Revit Plugin

Do you spend hours of your valuable time re-creating Revit models from scratch just so you can use them for energy and daylight simulation? If you answered yes, then you will fall in 💖 with the Pollination Revit Plugin.

The Revit Plugin allows you to extract analytical models directly from your design model to get real-time insight on energy consumption, daylight, and thermal comfort. Use the Revit Plugin as a stand-alone application or combine it with Pollination's cloud-computing capabilities, verified simulation recipes, and collaboration features for the ultimate environmental analysis experience.🚀