Sunday, May 15, 2016

Roundup – For the Week of May 8, 2016, New and Updated Revit Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store

Several new add-ins debuted this week, and they're all attracting attention. Developer Juan Osborne debuted his first add-ins on the App Store, all free, and I awarded him Editor's Choice awards for TransferSingle and WorksetCreator, but it's his FilterMore that's attracting the most pageviews.

Another filtering add-in also made its debut, the free GMS Prefilter.

An Excel interoperability app made its debut, Extract_Panel_Schedule to .csv, .xls, as did a parameter management add-in, Purge Unused Parameters.

The App Store seemingly continues to have problems with either add-in versioning or with their database, with add-ins showing up again as updated with the same version information as their last updates. These are shown in the bottom section.

Add-ins updated to Revit 2017 this week included:
  • BIMcollab® BCF Manager for Revit
  • BIMiTs Workshop Drawings
  • Color Splasher
  • Egan Project Startup
  • Export Schedule
  • Isolate Warnings
  • Keynote Manager +
  • Kubity Exporter
  • Number
  • PowerCad-M
  • PowerCad-PNL
  • QuickVent


GMS Prefilter
Select filtered elements in any active view by drawing a selection rectangle. This prefilter highlights only filtered elements while being selected for faster selecting and filtering of elements | Free

Extract_Panel_Schedule to .csv, .xls
OS: Win64
The application will extract panel board schedule views to .csv format and Excel format | USD 3.00

Purge Unused Parameters
This tool is designed to purge unused parameters from Autodesk® Revit® model | USD 3.00

Advanced filter with expand capabilities and selection keeper | Free

Workset creator will let you handle workset names and create multiple worksets in just few clicks. WorksetbyAverage will let you assign workset to multiple elements based in category, family or type | Free

Advanced way to transfer content and standards between one file and another (or multiple) | Free


Create ventilation calculations in accordance with ASHRAE standard 62.1 or export room information into your ventilation calculation spreadsheet | USD 65.00/Y
About This Version: Version 2.0.0, 5/13/2016 – Revamped app to allow users to create new calculation excel spreedsheets. Also revamped the help file.

BIMcollab® BCF Manager for Revit
The BIMcollab® BCF Managers for Autodesk® Revit® provide an efficient collaboration workflow for communicating BIM issues. Use the BCF Manager in any situation where issue management for BIM is needed | Free
About This Version: Version 2.5, 5/13/2016 – For details, see this article.

Ge-Terrain for 2016
Ge-Terrain for Autodesk® Revit® acquires the digital terrain model from Google Earth for Revit importation | USD 28.00
About This Version: Version 1.0, 5/13/2016 –Initial release

Number 2017
This app is used to sequentially number objects by clicking on them. Supports numbering with prefix or suffix into any text based parameter | USD 3.00
About This Version: Version 1.5, 5/13/2016 – upgraded number 2016 and added support for numbers greater that 1000

Kubity Exporter
Export any Autodesk® Revit® model to your mobile and see it in VR! | Free
About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 5/12/2016 – Compatible with Revit 2017.

Isolate Warnings
Isolate and highlight elements in the model with warnings | Free
About This Version: Version 1.5, 5/11/2016 – Upgraded to support Revit 2017

Export Schedule 2017
Export an open schedule from Autodesk® Revit® direct to Microsoft Excel either in CSV or XLXS formats from an open schedule view | Free
About This Version: Version 1.3, 5/11/2016 – Updated to support Autodesk® Revit® 2017

Making building your Electrical Revit Model much simpler. A 2D interface allows you to move panelboards and electrical loads between boards then export the system to excel or a drafting view | Trial
About This Version: Version 1.1, 5/11/2016 – Now supports Revit 2017

Enhancing your electrical design workflow in Autodesk® Revit® with a live 2D schematic of your connected panelboards | Free
About This Version: Version 2.3, 5/11/2016 – Now supports Revit 2017

Egan Project Startup
This app provides startup utilities for Autodesk® Revit®: Local file maker, previous version alert, icons to display your company’s help file and splash view and place the Central File name on prints | Free
About This Version: Version 2017.0.1.10098, 5/11/2016 – Updated for Revit 2017.

Keynote Manager +
OS: Win32 and 64
Simple, intuitive keynote file editing directly within Autodesk® Revit® | Trial
About This Version: Version 14.0, 5/9/2016 – Added option to work with keynote projects on the Revolution Design Cloud server; Full permissions support for cloud based projects; Share cloud projects with users inside and outside your company with permissions per user; Integration with the autoLink command in Revit workFlow for view linking; Added Undo/Redo capability; Revit 2017 support has been added.

Color Splasher
Visualize and verify the information in a model with color | Free
About This Version: Version 17.0.0, 5/9/2016 – Now Coloring MEP elements; Supports multi select in category filter; You can now color in 2D views; Compatible with Revit 2017.

BIMiTs Workshop Drawings 2017
Tool to generate 2D drawings (sections, elevations ...) of selected Autodesk® Revit® objects, directly in AutoCAD® 2017 or AutoCAD® Structural Detailing 2015 | Free
About This Version: Version 2017.0, 5/9/2016 – Original version


2D Placer
Autodesk® Revit® addin for placing Detail Items and Annotation Symbols with a modified interface to enhance productivity | Free
About This Version: Version, 5/12/2016 – App is now free.
Advance Steel 2017 Extension
Advance Steel 2017 Extension enables BIM data exchange between Autodesk® Revit® 2017 and Advance Steel 2017, through a complete set of functionalities like import, export or synchronize | Free
About This Version: Version 17.1.6359.0, 5/11/2016 – For details, see this article.

Xinaps Financial Simulator
Xinaps Financial Simulator™ App enables Return on Investment (ROI) calculations, monitors the financial impact of design decisions and supervises achievement of owner and developer financial goals | Trial
About This Version: Version 1.2.2, 5/11/2016 – Rebranded version; Supporting Autodesk Revit 2017; New menu item “Construction Costs”. With this feature you can now define the construction costs per building element; Predefined, modifiable Construction Costs Templates; Possibility to import and export Excel files for construction costs; Word Report update.

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