Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Free ArchiCAD Object Replacer Add-in for Revit

From the Autodesk App Store...

Autodesk® Revit® converts each Archicad object into a separate in-place family. This means they cannot be selected as a group and replaced. e.g. you can’t use “Select All Instances”. So finding and replacing each one becomes time consuming.
This utility will match and select all of the in-place family instances in the model on any level and replace with a selected Revit family.

This App:
Finds matching In-Place objects and works out their orientation so they can be replaced with a Revit family type.
The Addin currently supports two types of placement
  • WorkPlane based – face hosted.
  • One Level Based.

The In-Place objects can only be selected from the following Categories
  • Casework
  • Electrical Equipment
  • Electrical Fixtures
  • Furniture
  • Generic Models
  • Plumbing Fixtures
  • Specialty Equipment

The start dialog box

When Revit imports Archicad objects they become In Place families.
These are hard to work with

Usage guidance

Family files are not always orientated the same way.

About This Version
Version 1.0.0, 5/25/2016
Initial Release

The ArchiCAD Object Replacer add-in is brought to you by SMRT Consulting.

There's more information available on the Autodesk App Store.

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