Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Roundup – For July 3-9, 2017, New and Updated Revit Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store

The week of July 3, 2017 was a holiday week in the US as we celebrated our Independence Day. Predictably, it was a relatively quiet week for Revit add-ins on the Autodesk App Store. A single new add-in was published, and nine were updated.

The new add-in, AUGmentecture, is a service for viewing 3D models on mobile devices.


AUGmentecture is a service helping you to view 3D models on a mobile device. With the help of this plugin you can upload your 3D models and floor plans directly from Revit® to your AUG account | Free
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About This Version: Version 1.7.6, 7/5/2017 – In this version you can sign in to your AUG account from plugin and upload your models to your account.


WebGL Exporter For Autodesk® Revit® - Trial
WebGL Exporter For Autodesk® Revit® exports your model to an HTML file. You can then view your model in the browser without any external application/plugin installation, manipulate the view and share | Trial
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About This Version: Version, 7/7/2017 – Feature: Added support for Virtual Reality (VR) headset compatible format. Now you use the exported WebGL on a VR headset such as Google Cardboard, Oculus Rift, Gear VR, HTC Vive and more.

FISA - Convert 2018
This tool allows you to update your old Autodesk® Revit® files to the latest version | USD 25.00
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About This Version: Version 2018.1.0, 7/7/2017 – Initial release.

Xrev Transmit
Xrev Transmit is the ultimate print, export & transmittal tool for Autodesk® Revit® users. Publish drawing sheets and the model in numerous formats all at the same time, with the settings you need | Trial
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About This Version: Version 3.4.5, 7/7/2017 – Fix for errors when loading the Transmittal report designer.

The most advanced multi-page reports engine for Revit® Schedules. Share long schedules in PDF Word or send to any printer. Supports customization: title block, autosave, custom logo, font formatting | Trial
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About This Version: Version 1.5, 7/7/2017 – Release compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Minor corrections on settings: logo, languages. Support for columns with same name.

OS: Win64
Automatically copes many beams/columns at once | Free
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About This Version: Version 1.0.4, 7/6/2017 – Added support for Autodesk® Revit® 2018

SOFiSTiK BiMTOOLS are a set of free tools for Autodesk® Revit® Structure which enhances the productivity for elaborations of views up to 50% | Free
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About This Version: Version 2017-3.0, 7/4/2017

Pile Coordinates
Pile Coordinate App to extract and schedule the X, Y, Z and Easting and Northing Coordinates from “Structural Column and Structural Foundation | Pile” | Trial
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About This Version: Version, 7/3/2017 – 2018 update

SimLab Composer Integration for Revit
Transfer and Link Autodesk® Revit® files to SimLab Composer | Free
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About This Version: Version 7.0.0, 7/3/2017 – Updating Plugin for Revit 2018.

SimLab Collada Exporter for Revit
Export Autodesk® Revit® files into Collada files within Revit | Trial
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About This Version: Version 7.0.0, 7/3/2017 – Updating Plugin for Revit 2018.

Apparent 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.

  • CAD & Company
    • Plot Manager 2018
  • RV Boost
    • DWG Explorer 2018
    • DWG Explorer 2017
    • DWG Explorer 2016
    • SOFiSTiK Reinforcement Detailing 2018
  • soloviewserg
    • ssUtilites
  • StrucSoft Solutions Ltd.
    • Column Splitter

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