Monday, August 31, 2015

Free Scope Box Synchronizer

From the Autodesk Exchange Apps website...

The application is able to import all or selected Scope Boxes from a linked Autodesk® Revit® project into your project, as well as checking if yours and the linked Scope Boxes are the same - if they are different you're able to Synchronize your Scope Boxes to match those in the linked project. Similar to the built-in Copy/Monitor functionality, but on Scope Boxes.

After importing or synchronizing you also have the possibility to reorder the Scope Boxes either automatically or with drag and drop.

The free Scope Box Synchronizer is brought to you by Omnia Revit.

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

Related: Roundup – Free Scope Box Add-ins from Omnia Revit

Friday, August 28, 2015

In the Works with ArchVision

Aside from a couple updates, it's been awhile folks. I had a host of post-RTC NA articles planned. Suffice it to say that sometimes life gets in the way. I'll still get the content up over time though.

I also need to get caught up on the regular features here on Revit Add-ons: What's Hot in Revit Add-ons and What's New on Autodesk Exchange Apps. Not to mention Civil 3D Add-ons and AutoCAD Add-ons. Oi vey...

One of the things I've been meaning to post about is what ArchVision has been working on – it's some exciting stuff.

From ArchVision's blog...

On the RPC front we’ll soon have a new update for Entourage Workshop that includes Autodesk Cloud Rendering support, support for RPC Planting families, and a new option for making 2D RPC geometry face the camera in Revit.

[if you've seen it,] I’m sure you were as blown away as I was at Chaos Groups preview of VRay for Revit.  Our teams have been working together closely to make sure your RPCs flow through seamlessly.  They do!  Take a look at [this image].  Your RPCs in Revit have never looked better than when they’re rendered with VRay. 

If you haven’t stopped by the recently relaunched ArchVision Labs site you may have missed the news that we’ve been working on an RPC Plug-in for Sketchup!  Been a long time coming but it was worth the wait.  There are still a few things to get sorted out but we’ll be releasing this to existing customers for beta testing soon.  We’ve also begun working with 3rd party Sketchup rendering partners such as Podium and VRay to ensure smooth workflows.

It’s in the Details…
We’re working to expand our content offering beyond RPC.  First will be a collection of approximately 1,000 Revit Components.  The Component Warehouse will be the first “Channel” of non-RPC content available leveraging a new content platform we’ve been developing [AVAIL].  The components are easily browsed or searched.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Free Project Expo for Revit Available Via Autodesk Labs

From Scott Sheppard's It's Alive in the Lab blog...

Autodesk Labs has a few kinds of technology previews. Project Expo is a Confidential Technology Preview that was not listed on the Autodesk Labs home page but is now going public in search of more project applicants. Users request to join the project, and the team grants access based on a variety of factors such as geographic diversity, type of user, etc. Users participate under NDA and cannot share results publicly.

When you are trying to communicate your architectural designs to your clients, sometimes drawings and videos just aren't enough. Having the ability to explore your design and communicate your design intent in a compelling real-time environment can significantly help tell your story and convey your message to your stakeholders.

Project Expo leverages Autodesk’s powerful new game engine, Stingray, and puts it to use for professionals in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction. Our cloud service makes the conversion from BIM to real-time automatic and simple as the click of a button. If you are a Revit user, and this is something you would like to try, you can request to join the project.

Request participation.

We'd love to hear from Architects, who want to fit immersive visualization into their design process, to find out how we can make this technology better. We plan to keep improving it for the duration of the Technology Preview. You can reach us at or in the discussion forums available to participants on the project.

There's more information available on the Project Expo website.

Architectural immersion is alive in the lab.