Monday, May 15, 2017

Roundup – For May 8-14, 2017, New and Updated Revit Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store

Once we weeded out the false updates, of which there were many, the week of May 8th was a quiet one for Revit add-ins on the Autodesk App Store. Five items were added and only three add-ins were updated.

For new items, the cleverly-named and free Paramnesia is a proof reader for parameter names. DOSCH Textures added two texture samples, DOSCH Textures: Road Surfaces Sample and DOSCH Textures: Sand Ground Sample. The free OpenMultipleViews is for opening selected views from the Project Browser with one click, and the free doXenter Transfer is for transferring large files.


Quickly open multiple views from the project browser by clicking a button | Free
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About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 5/11/2017 – Initial release.

doXenter Transfer
The DoXenter transfer is an easy and free way to transfer large files | Free
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About This Version: Version, 5/11/2017

Paramnesia is a plug-in which helps Revit® users proofread their BIM parameters. This tool will check thousands of parameters, names, and families against a master nomenclature file that you control | Free
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About This Version: Version, 5/12/2017 – Updated to be compatible with Revit 2017.  Enhanced parameter checking to include more datatypes.

DOSCH Textures: Road Surfaces Sample
DOSCH Textures: Road Surfaces Sample | Free
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About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 5/9/2017 – Initial release to Store.

DOSCH Textures: Sand Ground Sample
DOSCH Textures: Sand Ground Sample | Free
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About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 5/9/2017 – Initial release to Store.


The most advanced background synchronization software for Autodesk® Revit®. It work with Revit, so you never have to worry about relinquishing or losing anything important again | Trial
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About This Version: Version 1.2, 5/12/2017 – Support Autodesk® Revit® 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018; Improved logging.

Import plate reinforcement from Robot
The application performs the import of theoretical reinforcement plates from Autodesk® Robot™ Structural Analysis and allows controlling the actual layout of reinforcement in Autodesk® Revit® | Trial
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About This Version: Version 2.0.0, 5/8/2017 – The current version contains an updated view for controlling the reinforcement of structural elements; Fixed problems for Revit version 2017.

Crowd is a tool for Autodesk® Revit® that allows the user to place multiple elements randomly in an area defined by an adjustable box | USD 6.00
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About This Version: Version 2.0.2, 5/8/2017 – Compatible with Revit 2017 and 2018

False Updates

Most weeks there are a number of add-ins listed on the App Store as having been updated when they appear not to have been. 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.

    • Automatic Conduit
    • Batch Create Panel Schedule View
    • Batch Duplicate Views
    • Batch modify Revisions on sheets
    • Create Sheets from Excel List 2018
    • Extract_Panel_Schedule to .csv, .xls
    • Extract Selected Families Outside Model
    • Import / Export sheet data from Excel
    • Parameters Text Case
    • Purge CAD Drawings
    • Purge Filters
    • Purge unused views
    • Remove Duplicate Mark Warnings
    • Sheet Renumbering
    • Space naming update
    • Upgrade Revit Files 2017
  • Centek Software, LLC
    • Rich Text Editor
  • Rock CAD Support
    • RockIt

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