Saturday, December 31, 2016

Selection Master Version 4.3 Released

From the Revolution Design website:

Selection Master is the robust filtering and selection tool for Revit. Select elements by level, category, family, and many others with one click or build complex filter sets based on almost any property of an element. Use selection tools to identify elements on an unwanted level and the rehost tool to move them prior to deleting the level.

Robust Filter Capabilities

Selection Master supports 6 types of filters:
  • Parameter
  • Level
    • Level filters recognize level parameter, work plane, reference level, and schedule level so all offset beams, etc. are included.
    • Level filters can be set to recognize multi-level elements like walls and columns by their top constraint, base constraint, or either constraint.
  • Family
  • Category
  • Phase Created
  • Phase Demolished

The Selection Master palette can be used to create filters based on any of these properties or combine as many filters as desired to refine the set. Find all doors over 7'-0" high on the second floor, or simply find every element related to the second floor level.

Save Filter Sets

Filter SetsWhile some filter sets are only useful once, most can be useful continually throughout a project life cycle. Selection Master allows you to save filter sets directly into a project (or template) file. With filter sets saved to the file they are accessible to all team members and even those in other offices.

Selection Master's filter pane allows quick viewing, modification, and switching between filter sets directly on the palette!

Preview Pane

Selection Master allows you to preview and work with the elements that satisfy the filters in the current filter set. Once you have the current filter set configured the way you want it simply press the 'Refresh' button on the left side of the element preview list and Selection Master will show you the elements that match your filters.

Once this list is populated you can do further work with the elements by:
  • Exporting the list to .csv
  • Showing & selecting individual elements in Revit
  • Showing & selecting all listed elements in Revit
  • Showing & selecting a subset of listed elements

Quick Filters

You can use Quick Filters as a shortcut to easily apply the basic filters with predefined settings in a single click.

Want to find all elements related to a certain level? Use the 'Quick Level' command.

Want to quickly select everything created in Phase 2? Use 'Quick Phase Created'.

You can even use Quick Level to avoid losing elements when removing redundant or unnecessary levels.


Ever decide that a level is redundant and unnecessary but were afraid to delete it because you knew you would lose everything that may still be on that level? Or just place a series of elements only to find out that you were working on the wrong level? Selection Master to the rescue!

If you need to delete a level, use the Quick Level tool to find everything on the level and rehost to move it; if you just placed some objects on the wrong level simply select them and use rehost to move them to the correct level.


Selection Master not only allows you to preview the elements that match the filters, you can also export the data to a comma separated value (.csv) or plain text (.txt) file for use or analysis in any standard spreadsheet program.

In addition to exporting the preview data, Selection Master also allows exporting of all the levels, grids, families, and phases in the project.

Lastly, Selection Master allows you to view all plan and ceiling plan views in the project and sort or filter them by level and export this data to .csv or .txt.

About this Version

Version 4.3, October 13, 2017 –
  • Added
    • Support for Revit 2017 has been added.
  • Fixed
    • General stability enhancements.

For full update history, click here

The Selection Master add-in is brought to you by Revolution Design. It has a base price of 29.00 USD per seat.

This add-in is compatible with Revit 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014.

There's more information available on the Revolution Design website, or on the Autodesk App Store.

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