Sunday, July 31, 2016

ProductXchange Plugin

From the Autodesk App Store...

This Autodesk® Revit® plugin allows users who have subscriptions to coBuilder's ProductXchange system to work with their data from ProductXchange in Revit. The plugin allows the addition of product information (based on the available information in ProductXchange) to a Revit model, as well as its subsequent storage and maintenance as a part of the Revit model.

Users need to have a Revit model which corresponds to a workplace in their ProductXchange account in order to attach products to their corresponding elements.

The advantage of using the application is the consistency between your Revit models and the product information in ProductXchange which allows you to gain the maximum value out of managing this information in a single place and in a more robust and atomic way.

login to productXexchange server an select a workplace

Attaching specific product parameters to selected element type

Tagging Revit materials to products

select use of shared or of internal Revit parameters

Choosing of specific product from the list

Tagging an element from the Revit model

Tagging Revit types to products

Binding product parameters to the selected Revit element

About This Version
Version 1.0.0, 7/25/2016
Initial version with basic module functionality.

The free ProductXchange Plugin is brought to you by coBuilder.

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

Batch Assign Scope Box To Views

From the Autodesk App Store...

This app provides more automation for scope box workflow.

The tool is designed to Assign Scope Box to a specific view or views automatically.

About This Version
Version 1.0.0, 7/21/2016
Initial Release

The Batch Assign Scope Box To Views add-in is brought to you by BIM SOFT SOLUTIONS. It's priced at 2.50 USD.

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

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Batch Modify Revisions on Sheets

From the Autodesk App Store...

The tool will help the user to edit Revisions on sheets parameters.

The user will select a number of sheets and the tool will automatically apply Revisions on all of the selected sheets.  Users can choose to add or remove revisions.

This will save time and accelerate work.

About This Version
Version 1.0.0, 7/20/2016
Initial Release

The Batch Modify Revisions on Sheets add-in is brought to you by BIM SOFT SOLUTIONS. It's priced at 3.00 USD.

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

Create Worksets from Excel

From the Autodesk App Store...

The tool is designed to create worksets from Excel list.

This will save time when creating worksets in Autodesk® Revit® and facilitate the workflow, especially when you have standard workset names stored in an Excel file.

About This Version
Version 1.0.0, 7/20/2016
Initial Release

The Create Worksets from Excel add-in is brought to you by BIM SOFT SOLUTIONS. It's priced at 3.00 USD.

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

Friday, July 29, 2016

MEP Space Namer Add-in

From the Autodesk App Store…

MEP Space Namer is a utility that allows the user to automatically change the space name, numbers, or both to their counterpart in the linked architectural model. The utility includes 5 options to allow the user to specifically pinpoint the areas and parameters that they wish to change.

Options included in latest release:
  • Select project Phase
  • Select project Level
  • Change Space Name
  • Change Space Number
  • Allow duplicates

One of the issues with the current space naming utility available is that it automatically adds a number to the end of space names and numbers if another instance of that number is already present in another space name or number within in the model. Whereas it is sometimes beneficial to add the number to these duplicate rooms, this can also cause additional work to be required when the user wishes to allow room name and numbers to be duplicates. This utility provides a solution to that problem by making both options available.

Further, this utility also allows the user to specify which Phase and Level of the model they wish to update. This comes into play in the instance when multiple arch models are linked into the same MEP model. The BIM manager can specify a phase for that arch file to be referenced and then the user can change ONLY the names and numbers of the spaces in that particular phase. This reduces the chances for error when prior phases have already been designed and formatted. Specifying the phase ensures that only the desired space name and numbers are updated.

About This Version
Version 1.0.0, 7/11/2016
Initial Release

The MEP Space Namer add-in is brought to you by Bill Johnson. It’s priced at 1.99 USD.

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

Spare Amps Utility

From the Autodesk App Store…

Spare Amps Utility is an Autodesk® Revit® MEP addin that allows the user to change the load value of all spare circuits associated with an electrical panel, all at the same time. Choose which panel schedules you wish to update and change the spare amps rating to whatever numeric value you desire.

Spare Amps Utility gives the user control over their panel schedules which can take a needless amount of time to update all the spare circuit trip rating. This tool is particularly useful for large projects where the number of circuits associated with each panel can exceed 200. Easily add all the panel schedules that you wish to update to the selected panels box and then one click will change the spares circuits rating all at once.

This utility allows the user to update the schedule on the fly while keeping the Spare Amps Utility dialog open. This increases the speed at which changes can be made and allows the user to most effectively get work done.

About This Version
Version 1.0.0, 7/15/2016
Initial release

The Spare Amps Utility add-in is brought to you by Bill Johnson. It’s priced at 1.00 USD.

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

Monday, July 25, 2016

BIM Assure

From the BIM Assure website...

Get models you can trust

Better BIM starts with quality data. It lets everyone access models and data. It uncovers issues, and helps you build models you can trust.

Better models make your vision a reality.
Better data helps you design better buildings.
Models that help you build with confidence.
Turn your building model into an Owner’s Manual.

Improve BIM Quality

Cloud-based, collaborative model checker

BIM Assure’s intelligent rules search your models and highlight data issues important to you.

Autodesk LIVE Subscription Service – Interactive Visualization for Revit

A few days ago we posted about the Autodesk LIVE Viewer. Now here's information on the authoring side of the equation, the LIVE subscription service.

From the Autodesk website...

Step inside your design. With a single click, the Autodesk® LIVE service transforms Revit models into interactive visualizations that you can present, or share with others to explore on their own.

How it works

Fast click-to-cloud tools help bring your Revit models to life in minutes.

Start with Revit.

Upload your BIM model to the cloud in a single click.

Download and personalize your interactive visualization.

Show off your design, or let clients explore it on their own.

Friday, July 22, 2016


From the Autodesk App Store…

COLORIZER helps you to change colors on Autodesk® Revit® quickly and easily.

FINALCAD Colorizer will allow a user to easily select and color objects in Revit.

When opening your BIM Model, the plugin will load the objects. 'Reload' the plugin allow to update modifications on these elements (e.g. their deletion).

You can either highlight:
  • Only selected elements, or
  • Selected elements + those of the same kind, family or category.

Reset elements works the same, except that it removes colors instead of adding them.

About This Version
Version 1.0.0, 7/11/2016
Initial version

The free COLORIZER add-in is brought to you by FINALCAD.

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

NuPAutoNum Add-in

From the Autodesk App Store…

In Autodesk® Revit®, numbering is by default realized through increments. Consequently, numbering becomes inconsistent after elements are deleted or added. When you want to insert elements, numbering always needs to be corrected by hand.

NuPAutoNum for Autodesk Revit enables automatic numbering of Revit elements. By pre-filtering, you may define which category or family type the Revit element to be numbered is supposed to be assigned to. You can further limit the preselection by predefined parameter values. Additionally, you can choose from several ways of numbering (figures, letters, as well as with prefix or suffix). It is moreover possible to analyze an existing numbering to check, for instance, whether it is gapless.

Besides this app, we also offer other interesting tools to increase your productivity with Autodesk Revit and Autodesk® Vault®. The following tools are available in the store:

Autodesk Revit
NuPDoorWin – Creating practical door and window lists with linked parameters from Autodesk Revit and direct connection to Excel and the SQL Server.

Autodesk Vault
NuPiFolder – Create local folder structures on several levels
NuPFileBrowser – Display local folders directly in the Vault-Explorer

Numbering Dialog in Revit

Thursday, July 21, 2016

BIMWERX Delta Tools – Compare Iterations of Models

From the Autodesk App Store…

BIMWERX Delta Tools for Autodesk® Revit® is an advanced Revit project comparison utility. With this tool, the user specifies 2 versions of the same project, the program then analyses user-specified changes between the two models, comparing model elements (currently Walls, Floors, Structural Columns, Columns and Structural Framing) and displaying them in a color-coded 3D view, together with a dynamic element “finder” floating dialog.

There has never been an easier and more effective change management tool for Revit. You also have the option to save the analyzed data, and to share with other users who can then leverage off of the recorded changes to dynamically focus on elements in the model(s) that have been added, removed or modified.

The unlicensed version will consider 20 elements per category.

About This Version
Version 1.2, 7/7/2016
Improved error handling

BIMWERX Delta Tools is brought to you by BIMWERX. The price was not known at press time.

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

Autodesk LIVE Viewer – Step Inside Your Design

From the Autodesk App Store…

Walk anywhere, experience everything - before breaking ground.

Step Inside Your Design with the Autodesk® LIVE Viewer

Use the Autodesk LIVE Viewer to open and explore interactive visualizations created in Autodesk LIVE, a subscription service used by architects to make Revit files interactive.

Bring your interactive designs with you using the Autodesk LIVE Viewer. This powerful, portable communication tool also offers a highly engaging way to present or share your architectural vision with clients or project stakeholders.

Feature summary:
  • Navigate to different points in an architectural space with a click or a tap, depending on your device. 
  • Toggle between the 'Orbit' and 'Tap&Go' perspectives to explore exterior and interior spaces
  • Stay in context with smart navigation that understands BIM object behaviors; you won't veer off course, or wander into walls.
  • Adjust geography-specific lighting by date and time for a sense of where shadows will fall

More to explore:
  • Experience it now: Download sample scenes to use with the LIVE viewer here.
  • Go mobile: Get the LIVE Viewer for iPad™ on the Apple App Store®
  • Get Autodesk LIVE: Transform your Revit files in to interactive visualizations in one click. Visit the Autodesk website to learn more or subscribe. *Please be advised the complete product experience of Autodesk LIVE which includes this free viewer application download, may not be available for purchase in all countries, please consult the Autodesk store.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

What's Hot in Revit Add-ons for June, 2016

With over 51,000 pageviews, June was a banner month here on Revit Add-ons, and the following add-ins, including three from AMC Bridge, were a big part of this.

(Descriptions are those of the vendors.)

Free RealSense Add-in for Revit – Enables Gesture-based User Interface

RealSense-for-Revit™ is a new add-in that enables gesture based user interface for Autodesk® Revit®.

The add-in allows users to create, modify and rotate a model in 3D view in Revit through hands gestures using Intel® RealSense™ camera.

Read the full story about RealSense here.

hsbModel – Disassemble Revit Models into Connectable Panels Fit for 3D Printing

hsbcad’s hsbModel is an add-in for Autodesk® Revit® that enables you to decompose a Revit building model into logical, scaled elements, print them on a standard 3D printer, and then assemble the model by clicking or gluing the elements together.

hsbModel can print Revit models on a large scale by splitting up objects that can be visually viewed in the building model, modifying them, and adding clickable connections to them.

Read the full story about hsbModel here.