Friday, April 14, 2017

CADdaddy Tools Version 1.8

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version, 4/6/2017
  • Release for version 2018
  • Added dialog to deployment tool to instruct user on target folder location for deployment data file.
  • Edited help document on deployment tool
  • Made About, Help & Options buttons available on start screen when no active files are open.
  • Fixed access of incorrect credentials from database.
  • Fixed incorrect display of message that tells user that upgrade period has expired.


CADdaddy Tools is a productivity pack that includes a growing array powerful and unique tools. For additional information on each tool visit A trial copy that works for versions 2015,2016,2017,and 2018 is available here. For pricing and to purchase a license visit


Export Families:  
What: Batch Exports selected non-system family to disk.
Why: Autodesk® Revit® can export all families to files and also individual families to file. But it cannot export a particular selection and it cannot organize them into folders by category.
Features: Can organize categories into separate folders. Select individual families or groups using tree selection.
Demo Video: Export Families Demo

Export Families

Renumber Items:
What: Powerful renumbering tool. Renumbers almost anything in the order selected or all at once with directional sweep.
Why: Renumbering Revit items is a pain!!!
Features: Suffixes, prefixes, user increments, integer and alpha sequences, case matching, renumbers types and instances.
Demo Videos: Renumbering by picking, renumbering by location, duplicate handling

Renumber Items

Renumber Doors:
What: Renumbers all doors in project based on room number
Why: Revit does not include the to Room or From Room number as a parameter that can be included in the door tag. Since many architects like to number doors based on room number this program eases the medium of renumbering the doors manually.
Features: Can change which room to associate. Great formatting features.
Demo Video: Renumber Doors Demo

Renumber Doors

Hide in Views:
What: The Hide in Views tool can hide or unhide elements or categories from all the views that you select.
Why: Revit allows you to hide elements/categories in the current view but sometimes you want to hide elements/categories in many (or all) views.
Features: Tree selection allows immediate selection of entire categories, current view shown bold.
Demo Video: Hide In Views Demo

Hide in Views

Associate Parameters:
What: Quickly and easily associates nested family parameters. When creating complex families this tool gives the user unprecedented control over parameter associations within nested families.
Why: Revit only allows you to associate parameters one type at a time. This is a time consuming task and error prone because the user may make the association for the current type but may forget to make the association for all the rest of the types. With the Associate Parameters tool you can associate all your nested parameters in a single dialog and also see at a glance if any associations are incorrect or missing.
Features: Resizable grid so you can see all family types and their parameter at once. Optionally you can automatically apply changes to all family types every time you make changes.
Demo Video: Associate Parameters Demo

Associate Parameters

Toggle Reference Planes:
What: Turns on/off the visibility of Reference Planes in the current view.
Why: Reference planes are necessary to create a highly flexible model. But sometimes they (visually) get in the way and it's nice to just turn them off. Now reference planes can be turned off with the touch of a button and turned back on just as easily.

This is 30 days trial version

The CADdaddy Tools add-in is brought to you by CADdaddy. It's priced at 12.99 USD.

This add-in is compatible with Revit 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, and 2014.

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

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