Thursday, March 2, 2017

RevEx – Modify Revit Model Information in Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets

From the Autodesk App Store:

RevEx is a must have utility in the ever expanding BIM industry. The built-in scheduling and spreadsheet tools in Autodesk® Revit® do not provide adequate ability to convert, manipulate, and handle data for a vast amount of data stored in each model. RevEx provides you with the means to handle your data, using the spreadsheet tools you are comfortable with, in a profoundly more efficient manner than has ever been possible.

RevEx allows you to export element information from your existing Revit project, modify that data in either Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets, and then push that information back into your model in one click. RevEx keeps all your information in one place and stores links on a per project basis, so you never have to go looking for your data again. You can even open your spreadsheet links directly from the main application form given all information is stored locally on your machine.

There are several options in place that provide you with the means of pinpointing the information you want to extract. Choose between the following to start:
  • Element category
  • Element phase
  • Include linked elements
  • Include type parameters
  • Element types only

Any element parameter that isn't "Read only" can be modified when using this product. This includes:
  • Type parameters
  • Element Id parameters
  • Text parameters
  • Integer/double parameters
  • Yes/No parameters
  • And much more...

Furthermore, RevEx is the first and only spreadsheet utility to include support for Google Sheets. The cloud-based storage of Google Sheets provides the same features of typical spreadsheet tools such as Microsoft Excel and extends those features to be available to you anywhere in the world. This is something that cannot be undervalued in a world of constant connectivity. You can share your project links with coworkers across the globe and give them the ability to make meaningful changes to projects without even having access to Revit. Moreover, this establishes a transparent base point for project data that can be inspected, reviewed, and modified all in one place, yet everywhere in the world.

In addition to the features discussed, RevEx also allows you to create new placeholder elements for objects such as Sheets, Spaces, and Rooms. This feature allows you to automate the process of creating model elements and allows you to delegate the creation of certain objects without even touching Revit. This is perfect for anyone who is new to the industry or anyone who doesn't know how to use Revit yet.

RevEx also allows you to create links, export existing project schedules, and update/import new information from Microsoft Excel. RevEx allows you to extend the capabilities of your existing workflow and integrate new processes instantaneously. We understand that Revit users have put a lot of time and effort into making efficient models and we ensure that RevEx will integrate seamlessly into any project.

RevEx is a must have utility for anyone's BIM toolset.

This is a 14-days trial period application.

About This Version

Version 1.0.6256.26332, 3/2/2017

The RevEx add-in is brought to you by RevDev Studios. It's priced at 59.00 USD per single user license per year.

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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