Friday, February 3, 2017

Free PCL PartsLab Version Released

From the Autodesk App Store:

Revolutionize your Construction Model Workflow! If you manage Revit® construction models, this addin will significantly improve how you directly leverage design model geometry. PCL PartsLab is a free Autodesk® Revit® model browser that automates the creation, visualization, and change management of Revit Parts. Drastically reduce time and clicks by instantly creating thousands of Parts from targeted categories/families/types. Context sensitive tools assist in quick hiding & isolation. The managed history view helps you keep track of when design updates happened, and what changed.

Feature Highlights:
  • Supports Autodesk® Revit® 2015, 2016, 2017 (all verticals supported)
  • Browse linked model categories/families/types from the aggregated construction model
  • Filter model categories/families/types content by Level
  • Create thousands of Parts from targeted categories/families/types
  • Automatically associates the level of Parts from linked-model objects
  • Creates and manages a 3D history view of all Parts created
  • Context ribbon tools that Hide/Isolate Parts by original categories/families/types
  • Use as investigative tool for Linked model content, shows object counts
  • Copy selected family/type definitions from linked models into your current model 

Investigate current & linked model content, filter content by level,
search for specific content names

Visualize current model content with Isolate & select that
update displayed geometry with every click in the content tree

Find an object’s category/family/type in the content tree by
selecting that geometry in the model

Revit Parts are typically used in the construction documentation process when modifications to host objects are required (including linked-model objects) like foundations, floor slabs, walls, concrete columns, concrete beams, structural steel… without actually modifying those host objects in the linked models. Native Revit functionality lets you divide Parts created from walls, floors, and other objects into pours that can be dimensioned, give accurate take-offs & host families like embeds & blockouts. PCL uses this workflow to prevent documentation rework after design model updates, specifically changes within linked design models.

Note: This app uses a custom installer (and not the standard App Store installer).

About This Version

Version, 1/31/2017
  • Significant Performance Increase - When selecting linked RVTs to populate the content tree, some complex / dense models were slow to open. These models will now open almost instantly.
  • Improved error handling that will allow you to skip objects that cannot receive Parts – In some rare cases due to heavy profile modification, valid objects that should host Parts, won’t. This was preventing the entire selection from receiving Parts. You can now skip these items & see an alert with their object ID.

PCL PartsLab is brought to you by PCL Construction. It's free.

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

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

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