Saturday, May 14, 2016

Free GMS Prefilter Add-in

From the Autodesk App Store...

In real time, select elements that are already filtered through our tool. Simply select the type of category you'd like to use and then you can draw a rectangle in any active view to add it to the current selection.

This app will filter through any category in the model. (even linked .dwgs) Also, this tool will filter structural usages for framing and walls.

Similar to other filtering tools, this app will filter the selection down to specific elements, but the difference is the app is more efficient and faster than conventional selecting and filtering. Plus you get to see highlighted what you're selecting in your active view.

This tool has made viewing, modifying, and selecting elements in our Revit models much easier. In our YouTube video provided below under screenshot, you can see the difference in speed selecting elements and filtering using the normal method versus our new method.

Editor's note: The video below starts with the standard method of filtering a selection, selecting everything and then using Filter to deselect all but a specific category. In the video, this process is painfully slow. Coverage of the custom add-in starts at about the 2:30 mark.

About This Version
Version 1.0.2017, 5/10/2016
Original Release

The free GMS Prefilter add-in is brought to you by Goodfriend Magruder Structure, LLC.

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

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