Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Roundup – For the Week of March 27 - April 2, 2017, New and Updated Revit Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store (Update #2)

The week of March 27th was an exceedingly quiet one with regards to Revit add-ins on the Autodesk App Store. Perhaps it's the calm before the Revit 2018 storm...

Two new Revit add-in debuted: AS Highlighter, for finding and viewing specific Architectural and Structural items, and Copy Worksets from Files 2017.

Three add-ins were updated, including Enscape and CADtoEarth.Revit, which received relatively significant updates.


AS Highlighter
AS Highlighter allows you to highlight specific Architectural and Structural items by Category, Family or Type | Trial
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About This Version: Version 1.4.0, 3/30/2017 – Added Autodesk® Revit® 2018 support; Added Load and Save Highlight Set buttons.

Copy Worksets From files 2017
This tool is designed to copy worksets from file | USD 2.99
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About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 3/30/2017 – Initial Release


Simplicity Dynamic Reinforcement Details
The easiest and fastest way to create structural drawings of reinforced concrete structures. Draw your 3D reinforcement in Autodesk® Revit®. Then add the details dynamically connected | Trial
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About This Version: Version 2.0, 3/30/2017 – Improved. Much more simple. More stable

Ideate Explorer 2018 - Trial
The Ideate Explorer for Autodesk® Revit® tool gives you an easy, intuitive and profound way to search, filter, quantify and select elements in a Revit model | Trial
★★★★★ (2 reviews)
About This Version: Version 2018.0, 3/28/2017 – Compatibility with Revit 2018 building information model; Data model enhancements for use with Query

Enscape™ – Realtime 3D rendered walkthrough plug-in with live integration inside Autodesk® Revit®. Show and communicate designs in your team or to your customers effortlessly | Trial
★★★★★ (20 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.9.3, 3/30/2017 – For release notes, see this post

CADtoEarth is a family of innovative add-in applications for the most popular CAD packages that link modeling environment with Cesium Earth | Free
★★★ (59 reviews)
About This Version: Version 4.0.35, 3/30/2017 – For release notes, see this post

False Updates

Most weeks there are a number of add-ins listed on the App Store as having been updated when, in point of fact, they were not. We call these false updates.

We suspect false updates occur because developers have the ability in the App Store database to mark an 'update' without changing the version number. This is advantageous to developers because it moves their add-ins up in the App Store  'Newest' list. Also, authors of multiple add-ins on the App Store may use the practice to group their add-ins together. And some may mistakenly not change the version number for a legitimate update.

We verify false updates by comparing the current version numbers with our last posts about the add-ins. This is work for us, though, hopefully, value for you.

In the hopes that the App Store will someday fix this loophole or developers will cease the practice, we list the developers and their add-ins that, though marked as updated, were not.

  • SLG Solution
    • Duplicate Sheet
  • Optimizer Tools
    • Sheet Duplicator

  • Update #1: Updated on April 17, 2017 to include Ideate Explorer 2018
  • Update #2: Updated on April 25, 2017 to include AS Highlighter

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