Monday, May 8, 2017

The Week that was in Revit Add-ons for May 1-7, 2017

Last week we published 27 new posts here on Revit Add-ons. That's a good week!


From the Autodesk App Store, we posted about BIMsofts addin, a suite of tools, SMARTreview APR, for checking models for code compliance, Keynote Type Preview, for highlighting keynotes in a view, Punch, image markup software for editing Revit screen captures and saving them in a variety of formats, including PDF, Randomizer | Curtain Grid, for randomizing horizontal and vertical grids on curtain walls, DWG Explorer, for purging Revit Models of linked and imported CAD files, the free Auto Insulate, for pipe and duct insulation workflows, and Watermark Manager PowerPack for Revit 2018, which was part of GRAITEC's already established PowerPack for Revit.

From around the Internet, we posted about HydraCAD, for fire protection systems design in Revit, and, from the same vendor, HydraCALC, for hydraulic calculations from Revit models. We also posted about BIMobject launching new virtual reality and augmented reality solutions,


For fourteen updates on the App Store, please see our latest roundup.

From around the Internet, we posted about a MWF Pro Metal update which features a new, more intuitive interface, Solibri Model Checker version 9.7.17, and new versions of Ideate BIMLink.


We posted our latest product review, this one on FenestraPro Premium, for energy-efficient and visually pleasing façade design. This review was authored by guest blogger Carl Storms of The BIMsider.

We posted an anticipatory article about Revit HoloView, for overlaying BIM models with the real world – fast.

From the world of Dynamo, we posted about an example of a parametric truss using Dynamo and React Structuresradial reinforcement in Revit with Dynamo, a use case of modelling rebar in Revit with Dynamo, and a series of blog posts on the BIM Chapters blog about energy modeling with Revit and Insight 360.

For do-it-yourselfers, we posted about Forgify, for reducing project size dramatically by deleting all but the default "{3D}" view.

We re-posted a couple of articles on ClashMEP, the real-time solution for clash detection and management, The Machine Learning Roadmap for ClashMEP and The Non-Technical Explanation of ClashMEP.

For free webinars, we posted about Framing in Revit – The Latest Industry-Driven Advances held on May 4, and MWF Pro Metal & MWF Panel Stacker to be held on May 9.


Top of the Pops

For the second straight week, Revit 2018 Product Enhancements from Autodesk remained at the top of our "Trending Top 10 for the Last 7 Days" list.

Rock Steady

Only the afore mentioned post Revit 2018 Product Enhancements from Autodesk spent the entire week in our top 10 list.

In and Out of Love

The following posts spent the majority if the week in our top 10 list:

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