Thursday, May 31, 2012

Winner Announced for the Great Revit Addin Competition

Announcing the winner of the Great Revit Addin Competition 2012: Mapper

Mapper is a data input/output Addin application. Development on this application has started.

There's more information on Mapper on the Revit Plugins website.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Keynote Watcher by Revolution Design

Keynote Watcher is a Pro version add-in for Revit that complements Keynote Manager. Keynote Watcher watches keynote files for changes and notifies the user within Revit and allows the user to open keynote files from within Revit.

 There's more information on the Revolution Design website.

Credit: The Revittize Blog.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Great Revit Addin Competition

Revit Plugins is sponsoring a competition to suggest a great idea for Revit add-in development...

"Our last Revit addin was built about a year ago. It's time to build some new ones. Send us your great idea for a Revit addin. The idea we like best will be the winner of the Great Revit Addin Competition. We will build the addin, and give it to the winner free of charge. The addin may also be offered for sale on the Revit Plugins site with the winner collecting 50% of the profit off the sales."

For more information, visit the Revit Plugins website.

Free Add-ins from Revit Plugins

Revit  plugins has a few free add-ins available...

Extract Families

Extract loaded Revit families into family category sub folders. Great for when your file has many families.

Create Shared Parameters

This is a simple External Tools Add In to create a shared parameters file.

Text Utility

Text Utility gives the ability to modify the capitalization of text annotations to uppercase, lowercase or titlecase.

For more information, visit the Revit Plugins website.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

HyperPDF 6.0 (Originally "Revit PDF Writer")

It’s here!!  Pinebush Technologies is pleased to announce the availability of the new version HyperPDF 6.0, the easiest to use and highest performance PDF Writer.  We have upgraded performance and now support Windows 7 and XP in the same package.

HyperPDF started out life as “Revit PDF Writer 4.2” as the designated solution for Revit by Autodesk.  When Autodesk dropped direct PDF writing, we made the software more general and released HyperPDF 5.0.  HyperPDF includes an AutoSave feature so that you can easily save all of your PDF output in one directory without a “Save as …” dialog box for each new PDF file.

Software options include HyperPDF Desktop for single computer usage and HyperPDF Network for floating licenses.  We have reduced pricing for HyperPDF Desktop to $49 per license.

There's more information available on the Pinebush website.

BIM Coordinator for AutoCAD Civil 3D and Revit from Autodesk Labs


The effective organization of project data in shared or related coordinates is essential to effective collaboration across disciplines and good quality project information. BIM Coordinator for AutoCAD® Civil 3D® and Autodesk® Revit® software is a free* technology preview that assists project team members with building and site grids.

Building Grid

Building grids are generally selected based on the layout and shape of the building, usually using the lower left corner of the selected orientation as a reference point. Building grids are established by the lead designer of a project for use by all members of the building design team. This grid ensures that different disciplines' building designs use the same reference for purposes of building analyses, drawing production, and other tasks requiring coordinated building data.

DocLink and ProjectLink from CTC

The CAD Technology Center (CTC) has updated their Revit Express Tools for Revit 2013, including their free Revit Family Tools and Revit Renumbering add-ins.

CTC has also released a couple of new add-ins, DocLink and ProjectLink.These are similar products. DocLink includes a standalone Windows version that  works outside of Revit. ProjectLink does everything that DocLink does (minus the standalone Windows version) and also has the ability to locate all hyperlinks associated with a family within your project.

Revit DocLink 2013

Price per license (piece): $19.95

Managing your documents has never been so easy.

Also available for Revit 2012

Finding documents in Revit can be a slow and time consuming process. DocLink by CTC gives you an easy and customizable way to find your files. Revit Architecture, Structure, and MEP users now have a powerful time-saving tool for finding and tracking documentation. 

Administrator Controls

DocLink gives you control over what documentation users see. Easily add new documents or remove outdated information from DocLink with a few button clicks. Create multiple databases and invite users to them via email.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Wiip MoveBackup 2013

Revit creates backup copies of the project at the same level as the project or the family file. This little utility allows you to move these files in a sub-directory named "Backup". This way your folders are no longer cluttered with these files.

The free Wiip MoveBackup add-in may be downloaded from the Autodesk Exchange | Apps website.

KKM RevView - A Free View Renaming Tool

With this App you could easily rename “View” and “Callout” in a REVIT project prefixing with the selected Room name. This App will rename all the “View” and “Callout” names in single shot. This App could also be extended to any user requirement.

 The KKM RevView free add-in may be downloaded from the Autodesk Exchange | Apps website.