Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Roundup – New and Updated Revit Add-ins on Autodesk Exchange Apps for the Week of 12/21/2014


PopIcon for Revit 2013
PopIcon Software improves productivity for both model building and documentation by giving users an easy interface that puts tools, tabs and icon families at your fingertips | PopIcon Software | Trial

SOFiSTiK Reinforcement Detailing 2015
Using “SOFiSTiK Reinforcement Detailing 2015” enables user to directly extract 2D reinforcement sheets from 3D model in Autodesk® Revit® | SOFiSTiK AG | Trial

3DPDF Exporter for Revit®
3DPDF Exporter For Autodesk® Revit® exports your model to secured and encrypted 3D PDF file | ProtoTech Solutions and Services Pvt Ltd | Trial

Easy Keynoter
The next generation of keynoting for Autodesk® Revit® 2015. Easy Keynoter is not just another glorified keynote text file editor. Easy Keynoter can do that plus so much more| Kiwi Codes Solutions Ltd | Trial

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Roundup – New and Updated Revit Add-ins on Autodesk Exchange Apps for the Week of 12/14/2014


Align Ducts
Justify the alignment easily of ducts with four alignment options: center, edge, top, and bottom | BIMCODER, Inc | Trial

A4H_Create Coordinate Points
This tool will help creating 2D points in your Autodesk® Revit® project from AutoCAD® | Architecture For Humanity | USD 10.00


A4H_Align Topo to Road
This tool will help designers to Align the Topography to a created Road "Floor or Roof" | Architecture For Humanity | USD 20.00

Egan View Reference Plus
This app augments the standard Autodesk® Revit® View Reference by allowing for additional notes to be included with the view reference | Egan BIM Resources | Trial

A4H-Export Parameter to Excel
Linking different programs together is an efficient way of working. With this tool you can export any parameter data to Excel | Architecture For Humanity | USD 20.00

Enscape™ – the best way to walk virtually through Projects in Autodesk® Revit®. It enables you to show and communicate designs in your team or to your customers effortlessly | Inreal Technologies | Free

Knock Knock
An Autodesk® Revit® extension for editing door schedules | pkh Lineworks | USD 7.50

Multi Line Text Editor | pkh Lineworks | USD 5.00

Isolate Warnings
Isolate and highlight elements in the model with warnings. | Archisoft | Free

Topo Align
Align topography to elements picked in the model | Archisoft | USD 1.99

Pull material quantities from Autodesk® Revit® and create an accurate bill of materials for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) | KT Innovations | Trial

A4H_Print All PDF DWG
This Application will save you the effort of printing each sheet with a confirmation of its name, and no more frustration with sheets Sizes | Architecture For Humanity | USD 20.00

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Align Ducts Add-in for Revit

From the Autodesk Exchange Apps website...

MEP designer needs to justify ducts to different alignment according to actual situation, it's time consuming and error prone manually, this tool lets user align ducts effectively and accurately according to desired align requirement.

The align duct tool provides four alignment options:
  1. Align center of ducts: justify duct to align center of reference duct.
  2. Align edge of ducts: justify duct to align some edge of reference duct.
  3. Align top of ducts: justify duct to align top face of reference duct.
  4. Align bottom of ducts: justify duct to align bottom face of reference duct.

There's more information available on the Autodesk Exchange Apps website.

The Future of Issue Tracking for AEC – How CASE Uses JIRA

There's an article on CASE employee Michael McCune's Collective BIM blog about how CASE saw corollaries between bug tracking in their software development business and issue tracking in their AEC business, and adapted JIRA tracking software for AEC workflows.

Impressive out-of-the-box thinking. Kudos CASE!

Click here for the article.


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Ideate Explorer Add-in for Revit Gets a Major Update

Ideate today announced an update to their popular Ideate Explorer add-in for Revit. Ideate Director of Software Development Glynnis Patterson says, “This new release lets our customers delve both deeply and seamlessly into their Revit files, since they can now work in Revit and Ideate Explorer at the same time. We make sure our BIM data management solutions are robust and our updates meaningful and frequent. This new functionality answers a No. 1 customer request.”

Following is information on Ideate Explorer from the Ideate website...

Audit BIM Projects With Ease
  • Ideate Explorer for Revit Saves Hours, Uncertainty, and Revit File Space
  • Find and delete wrong, obsolete and hidden problem items, including DWGs
  • Find, refine and revise elements, even those excluded from the project browser
  • Get a full, in-depth view of any Revit model and understand all elements present
  • Easily maintain standards compliance
  • Ensure quality assurance and quality control

You can use Ideate Explorer for Revit extensively to manage Revit models. With it, you can search for and find any and all elements in the current view or entire Revit file – even ‘missing’ and hard-to-find ones – clean-up Revit projects and keep them clean, delete problem items to dramatically reduce cumbersome, erroneous file size, and analyze files quickly. This essential Revit tool makes it easy to assess Revit file health, execute necessary changes quickly and get a BIM project back on the right path.

There's more information available on the Ideate website.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Free BIMsets Cloud Writer - Manage Revit Shared Parameters in Google Sheets

From the authors of the award-winning SP.Writer add-in comes BIMsets Cloud Writer for Google Sheets. From the BIM Source website...

A sheets add-on to help manage, create and deploy shared parameters for Autodesk Revit.

BIMsets Cloud Writer is designed to streamline the process of managing shared parameters for the Autodesk Revit platform. The add-on allows users to import existing shared parameter files, edit, append and export new files that can be used in the Revit application. The current method within Revit to manage these parameters is quite time consuming and does not allow bulk editing or modification. Additionally all edits are required to be performed inside the application. BIMsets Cloud Writer removes these limits by allowing the shared parameter file to be edited outside of the Revit platform. Additionally the file can be accessed from anywhere via Google Drive and Google Sheets, adding the ability to collaborate across a team, and to have access to built in version control for any changes that are made. The Sheets interface also lends itself to being able to manage multiple files at the same time via additional tabs in the instance that you have client specific requirements that require multiple files.

There's more information available on the BIM Source website.

Credit: Luke Johnson's What Revit Wants blog.

Kubus Releases BIMcollab - A BCF-Based Issue Management System for BIM

From the Kubus press release...

KUBUS announces the release of a new groundbreaking product: BIMcollab®. This BCF based issue management system for BIM in the cloud operates across applications. It helps bridging the differences between BIM tools, and targets the multidisciplinary cooperation between companies working on construction projects.

We are happy to invite you to try BIMcollab for free. Upload BCF files or connect to BIM applications and invite team members to view your issues. Improving communication in BIM projects starts today.

With the introduction of BIMcollab® we now offer our BCF Managers for free. These add-ons for Revit, simplebim and ArchiCAD have a direct link to BIMcollab® from the before mentioned BIM authoring tools.

There's more information available on the BIMcollab website.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Roundup: New and Updated Revit Add-ins on Autodesk Exchange Apps for the Week of 12/7/2014


Wall Rasteriser
H1 Information Modeling e.K. | Win32 and 64 | 12/12/2014 | USD 1.99

Define your grid with detail lines and Wall Rasteriser creates your horizontal and vertical reveals on the fly.


Knovel Quick Search
Elsevier | Win32 and 64 | 12/12/2014 | Free

Find engineering best practices, trusted technical references, material properties data all in one place, and quickly pinpoint answers to help you solve critical business challenges.

Ideate Explorer 2015 - Trial
Ideate, Inc. | Win64 only | 12/11/2014 | Trial

The Ideate Explorer for Autodesk® Revit® tool gives you an easy, intuitive and profound way to search, filter, quantify and select elements in a Revit model.

Marsh API LLC | Win32 and 64 | 12/8/2014 | USD 15.00

As you zoom, pan, and orbit views, ViewSync automatically synchronizes other open 3D and/or Plan views to the same zoom, pan, and view direction as your active view.

ArchVision, Inc. | Win32 and 64 | 12/8/2014 | Free

2015 now supported! Download and Drag & Drop RPC Content into AutoCAD®, Autodesk® Revit® & Autodesk® 3ds Max. Place, edit & render thousands of RPC People, Trees, and Cars & Objects.

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New RPC Creator Add-in for Revit from Archvision

From the Archvision website...

Convert 2D Images into RPCs Instantly

Expand your firm's RPC content collection instantly with RPC Creator.

RPC Creator is a new feature available only in ArchVision Dashboard. Easily convert existing commercial, public or personal 32-bit TIFF or PNG image into an RPC and easily place into any supported application. Quickly add meta data for searchability and organization.
  • Convert any alpha-masked TIFF or PNG image to RPC 
  • Automatic creation of geometry and previews 
  • Bulk processing of your TIFF and PNG libraries 
  • Add real-world height for each RPC and it scales perfectly in your scenes 
  • Full support for custom RPCs in Autodesk 360 Cloud Rendering

There's more information available on the Archvision website.

Wall Rasteriser Add-in for Revit - Create Wall Reveals on the Fly!

From the Autodesk Exchange Apps website...

Wall Rasteriser lets you create multiple wall reveals based on detail lines. Do you want to rasterise your facade without complicated workflows like parts or curtain walls?

Just define your grid with detail lines and Wall Rasteriser creates your horizontal and vertical reveals on the fly.

Create detail lines to define the reveal position.

Select one or more detail lines and walls and start the Wall Rasteriser command.

Define your reveal type and profile and commit by pressing the OK button

Reveals are created at the defined position.

3D view of created reveals

The Wall Rasterizer add-in retails for USD 1.99.

There's more information available on the Autodesk Exchange Apps website.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Roundup: New and Updated Revit Add-ins on Autodesk Exchange Apps for the Week of 11/30/2014


Level Displacer
Boost Your BIM | Win32 and 64 | 12/6/2014 | Free

Create displacement sets for all elements on each level of your model and translate each displacement set by an incremented value in X, Y, and Z

A4H_Print All PDF DWG
Architecture For Humanity | Win64 only | 12/5/2014 | USD 20.00

This Application will save you the effort of printing each sheet with a confirmation of its name, and no more frustration with sheets Sizes.

Family Manager Basic 2015
Hi-Tech Company Software Solutions (Chennai) Pvt. Ltd. | Win64 only | 12/4/2014 | USD 2.99

This tool helps to directly load families from one Autodesk® Revit® project to another and to easily save families from a Revit project as ‘rfa’ files in a local PC path..

Modlar Tools
Modlar Ltd. | Win32 and 64 | 12/4/2014 | Free

The Modlar Autodesk® Revit® Tools app allows you to easily browse and place Revit families directly from current Revit families only version of

Bonus Tools
Kiwi Codes Solutions Ltd | Win32 and 64 | 12/4/2014 | Trial

Bonus Tools contains multiple apps and can help any practice save time. New tools include; SheetEMup, Renumber Parameter, Highlight 3D Elements, Areas or Rooms to Mass. Also major Ribbon upgrades...

Lumion Collada Exporter

Act-3D | Win32 and 64 | 12/3/2014 | Free

Using this add-in you can easily export your scene from Autodesk® Revit® to COLLADA format (*.DAE).

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