Friday, October 21, 2011

Building Programming with dRofus

dRofus is an advanced, easy-to-use, software for integrated program management. The tool is used in a large number of projects in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, The Netherlands and the US.

More and more clients, contractors, architects and engineering firms are adopting dRofus and TIDA.

The program is rapidly becoming established as the standard in the Norwegian building industry.

dRofus supports the key business processes required in construction projects:

  • Planning and mapping of areas, rooms and functions
  • Room Data Sheet (RDS), registration and monitoring of the requirements for each room ·
  • FF&E planning, cost control and procurement of FF&E
  • Check and visualization of designed model through IFC

DotSoft Revit Add-on Utilities (for Excel, Word and PDF)


Overcomes the limits and problems associated with placement of Excel spreadsheets inside Revit.  It creates and maintains DWG/DXF files of named ranges in Excel that are linked in Revit.  The results are lines, fills and mtext that can plot without problems and are highly portable to others.


Place Word documents into Revit projects.  It creates and maintains DWG/DXF files of Word documents that are linked in Revit.  You simply select your area of interest and click an icon to create the DWG file.  The best part is that as changes are made in Word the DWG files are updated when the document is saved or closed.


Converts PDF files to DWG/DXF which can be placed or linked in Revit.  Using our conversion tool, if the PDF file contains vector geometry, it will result in highly usable polylines in CAD.  Text annotations become text objects.

Pricing is $95 each with bundled pricing of $145 available when you buy Excel2Revit with Word2Revit.

Visit DotSoft's website for more information.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Revit Integrator for Revit Structural (Updated)

Press release: CSC releases Revit Integrator

23 September 2011

Leading structural software developer, CSC, today announces the release of its ground breaking new BIM integration tool, Revit Integrator. This unique and free tool enables structural engineers and technicians to synchronise models between Autodesk Revit Structure and CSC's steel building design software, Fastrak, and concrete building design software, Orion.

“Revit Integrator is a major step forward for all those companies involved in Structural BIM, giving enhanced control to the technicians and engineers who share, amend and synchronise models”, comments Kevin Lea, BIM Business Development Manager at CSC. “This new functionality will enable synchronisation of models to take place throughout the entire project, without compromising existing or new modelling work.”

Revit Integrator enables engineers to filter groups of structural objects, ignore geometrical changes, communicate end forces, openings and stiffeners, and intelligently map family types between modelling systems. This new tool also highlights what’s been added, changed or deleted during synchronisation, thus enabling engineers to react to changes quickly and reduce the risk of errors.

“The seamless integration between Fastrak and Orion, and Revit Structure, improves project communication and increases productivity as engineers and technicians can report and manage incremental model changes easily”, comments Lea.

Download Revit Integrator for free here.

Updated 1/23/2016: Updated link to point to the product download page on the Tekla website.