Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Free Fab Parameters

From the Autodesk App Store:


Autodesk® Revit® Tags are not allowed to read all Fab Parameter values. By creating Shared Parameters and assigning them to the MEP Fabrication Categories you can use the add-in to fill them with the Fabrication Part values.

Sync Manager

From the Autodesk App Store:


Do you and your team always have problems syncing over each other? Well, now you won't.

Sign in and register for your project. Once that is done, there will be a queue created for that project and you will be able to see who is in line to sync. 

Not only will a queue be created but also with the "auto-sync checkbox", you can add yourself to the queue and Autodesk® Revit® will sync automatically when it is your turn! 

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Free Webinar December 8 — Sheathing and Subassemblies in Onyx

From the announcement:

Sheathing and Subassemblies in Onyx

Join us for [this] webinar where we take you through sheathing and subassembly features in our production management software Onyx.

Join us on Wednesday, December 8th at either 10 AM or 2 PM (you can choose your slots after clicking the [register link] below). 

We'll cover the following:

  • Uploading panels with subassemblies into Onyx
  • Sequencing/Stacking your project
  • Generating CNC output for subassembly members in the panel manager
  • Generate faster lines for your sheathing
  • Route your sheathing panels to size

Register for the webinar here »

Material Path Lite — Find Missing Material File Paths and Edit Them

From the Autodesk App Store:


Ever wondering where those missing Material bitmap files are? This add-in is aiming to help you to find those missing material bitmap file paths and edit them all at once. For Autodesk® Revit® prior 2021 version, it might be the fastest way for you to edit missing bitmap files. Because it has ability to quickly identify missing bitmap files, which may take a couple minutes for default material browser to bring them up. There is extra function for you to export your custom bitmap files to a specific location. It is helpful for sending your Revit file with custom bitmap files to outside consultant. It also has a function for you to export or import your custom rendering paths from or to Revit. It is model-less form which allows you to find material in Revit material browser by double clicking on the name of material. It's very helpful for editing materials. It has ability to delete more than one material at once.

When to use this add-in?

  • When you download Revit project or family from other resource.
  • When you reinstall your computer and system drives are changed.
  • When you have a lot of missing material bitmap files and material browser takes long time to open up.
  • When you want to export your custom bitmap files to a specific location.

Autodesk 360 login is needed for using this add-in. 

Monday, December 6, 2021

Select Similar

From the Autodesk App Store:


  • Select Categories (Project or View) to automatically select multiple Autodesk® Revit® categories that match your current selection(s). Works with multiple categories at once.
  • Select Families (Project or View) to automatically select multiple top level families that match your current selection(s). Works with multiple families and categories.
  • Select Types (Project or View) can be used as a replacement for the standard Select All Instances (in Project or View) commands. The major difference is this command allows for selecting multiple types instead of limiting you to just one.
  • Select Instances allows the user to select specific instance parameters to match in the Project or View. Select only those instances that exactly match your current selection.

All of these commands work with traditionally “unselectable” elements like Lines, Masking Regions, Revision Clouds, and other built-in categories, as well as normal loadable families.

The ribbon button is conveniently located on the Modify tab of the ribbon, right where you need it when you have elements selected.

Select Similar Categories in View (or Project).
Selects all elements of one or more categories.

Free 3D Packages — View, Add Visual Mark-ups and Comments to 3D models in the Cloud Using the Forge Platform

From the Autodesk App Store:


Users should log in using their Autodesk Forge® Client ID and Client Secret to create a new package to upload the models.


View, add visual mark-ups and comments to your 3D models using the Forge Platform


Simple drag and drop Autodesk® Revit®, Autodesk® Inventor®, Autodesk® Navisworks® and many other file formats. We will generate a visualization using the Forge Platform and make the 3D model available in the cloud.


Securely share your packages with existing or new users

Built for Project Managers, Engineers and Doc-Controllers

Because you deserve a tool that understands your way of working.

Designed to be easy to use

To be modern, minimal, and beautiful.

Autodesk Forge® integrated

Add your Forge information and let the system convert and view your models

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Multi Connect Air Terminals to a Duct

From the Autodesk App Store:


The tool will help you to connect multiple Air Terminals to the Duct automatically.

It will create the needed flex ducts to connect air terminals to the ducts.


From the Autodesk App Store:


This is the trial version of 'AutoFlexDuct' app.

'AutoFlexDuct' app is a useful Autodesk® Revit® Add-in that creates flexible ducts automatically between ducts and air terminals

It is for Revit HVAC modeling and BIM coordination.

It saves modeling time and improves model quality.

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Ideate Software Bundle

From the Autodesk App Store:


Firms that deploy Ideate Software widely enjoy increased benefits. Install all Ideate Software solutions from a single download and empower your team to be less focused on time-consuming Autodesk® Revit® activities.

Ideate BIMLink is the Revit data management solution that lets you pull and push volumes of information from a Revit file — Architecture, Structure, and MEP — into user-friendly Microsoft® Excel® with speed, ease, and accuracy.

Distribute Lighting & Data Devices from CAD

From the Autodesk App Store:



  • Distribution of lighting and communication/data devices from an imported Autodesk® AutoCAD® drawing
  • Useful in lighting distribution from DiaLux CAD output
  • Convert CAD drawings to Autodesk® Revit®
  • supports indoor and outdoor distributions
  • Wall-mounted fixtures are not supported

General Instructions

  • Option 1 (by CAD layers)
    • One Revit family type will be used for all CAD blocks on the same layer (recommended for distribution from DiaLux)
  • Option 2 (by CAD block names)
    • One Revit family type will be used for each CAD block with a unique name


  1. Link/Import the CAD drawing
  2. Adjust the position of the CAD drawing in the desired view
  3. Place Spaces/Rooms
  4. Run the add-in
  5. Select the CAD drawing
  6. Pick a family type for each CAD object
  7. Press ok

Friday, December 3, 2021

Free Chamfer and Fillet Lite

From the Autodesk App Store:


Chamfer and Fillet Lite is an add-in that lets you create a large number of chamfers or fillet arcs in one operation.

If you ever need to create Chamfer Lines or Fillet Arcs, this app is a no-brainer.

It adds a Chamfer feature to Autodesk® Revit® and improves upon the existing Fillet Arc by allowing you to batch process.

Both Chamfer and Fillet come with plenty of geometric options to save the user's time.

For Fillet, instead of controlling just radius, choose between arc length, radius or length of the line to be trimmed.

For Chamfer, choose between chamfer length, perpendicular distance to corner or length of the trimmed line.

Chamfer and Fillet Lite can be used in projects or families and supports detail lines, model lines, room separation lines, area separation lines, and symbolic lines.

Pro version supports walls, ducts, pipes, floors and more.

Free Auto Section Box for Linked Elements

From the Autodesk App Store:


This application creates a section box around selected elements in Autodesk® Revit® link files.

You must select the button "SectionBoxLink" first, then select the elements in Revit Links.

A dialog will appear to ask you to select which 3D View you want to apply the new section box. Select the desired one and Click OK.

Thursday, December 2, 2021


From the Autodesk App Store:


PARASOLID exporter for Autodesk® Revit® plugin exports the Revit model into PARASOLID file format.

Click here to view the partial client list.

It has the following features:

  1. Color export is supported.
  2. Support Revit 2020 and 2021 

Model to export in Revit format.

Formwork Area

From the Autodesk App Store:


Formwork Area add-in is designed to calculate the formwork area for structure element, Foundation, Column, Framing, Floor, Wall, and Generic Model.

This is an effective add-in for Quantity Takeoff the Formwork Area in Autodesk® Revit®, a 3D BIM Model-Based Estimating solution.

After you create a structural BIM model in Revit, this add-in will help you calculate the formwork area for each member and save the calculated values in Shared Parameters.

Draw Formwork Shape for Structural Floor

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Free 3D Gridlines

From the Autodesk App Store:


This app inserts a 3D gridline family for all gridlines in the project at an offset above or below selected levels for easy identification of grid locations in a coordination model.

The included family has a red material applied, which transfers to the exported coordination file. It also includes a type selectable 2D annotation and user modifiable parameters to make this the only gridline helper you need for your coordination team and your Autodesk® Revit® detailing crew.

Inserted 3D gridlines are automatically placed on the "Shared Levels and Grids" workset if available, and pinned in place.

You can choose to use your own family if it meets these conditions:

  • Generic model
  • Line based
  • Text parameter to accept grid name