Sunday, August 27, 2017

Roundup – For Aug 21-27, 2017, New and Updated Revit Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store (Updated)

The week of August 21, 2017 was a moderately busy one for Revit add-ins on the Autodesk App Store. Two new add-ins were published and nine were updated.

For new add-ins, Copy scope boxes from linked file 2018 is self-explanatory, and Text Properties is for changing the text case of text notes.

For updated add-ins, Ultimate Plugin Suite received a relatively significant refresh.


Copy scope boxes from linked file 2018
The tool is designed to copy scope boxes from linked files | USD 3.99
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About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 8/22/2017 – Initial Release

Element Case Tools
Quickly capitalize Room Names, View Titles on Sheet, and Sheet Names with this free app | Free
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About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 8/24/2017 – Support for Autodesk® Revit® 2018, 2017, and 2016.

Grid Prefix | Suffix
Adds either a prefix or suffix to the user-specified selection of grids within a project file | USD 5.00
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About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 8/23/2017 – Support for Autodesk® Revit® 2018, 2017, and 2016.

Text Properties
The Amplify Text Properties plugin for Autodesk® Revit® gives users the ability to convert text notes to all upper-case, all lower-case, or all title case | Free
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About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 8/22/2017 – Support for Autodesk® Revit® 2018, 2017, and 2016.


Ultimate Plugin Suite 2.0 - 2018
This suite contains multiple plugins that help accelerate many of the tedious tasks that boggle or consume an Autodesk® Revit® User on a daily basis | Trial
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About This Version: Version 2.0.0, 8/24/2017 – For release notes, see this post

RoomMass provides a tool for automatically creating: - mass elements (mesh geometry) from 3D room’s objects - mass elements (solid geometry) from extrude 2D room's objects | USD 19.99
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About This Version: Version 2018.3.6.25561, 8/24/2017

Extract_Panel_Schedule to .csv, .xls_2018
The application will extract panel board schedule views to .csv format and Excel format | USD 4.00/M
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About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 8/24/2017 – Initial Release

Batch Rename Views_2018
This tool is designed to modify the views names in Autodesk® Revit® project | USD 3.00
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About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 8/23/2017 – Initial Release

DigiPara Elevatorarchitect
Free plug-in to create elevator BIM models within Autodesk® Revit® 2017/2018 software | Free
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About This Version: Version 2018.0.35, 8/23/2017 – Update to support Autodesk® Revit® 2018

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
 (1 review)
About This Version: Version 2.0.0, 8/23/2017 – We've done complete redesign of the plugin. Enjoy!

Create Worksets
Create worksets based on a comma-separated text file or user-specified input | Free
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About This Version: Version 2.0.0, 8/23/2017 – Support for Autodesk® Revit® 2018, 2017, and 2016.

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
 (8 reviews)
About This Version: – Additional fix for error when generating transmittals in some scenarios. Fix for error when updating info for Aconex uploads.

ClarkDietrich Wall Type Creator™
Cold-formed steel design tool that intelligently builds wall types with detailed properties, such as UL assemblies based on fire rating requirements, STC sound ratings and limiting height design | Free
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About This Version: Version 2.0.13 (July 31, 2017) – Updated for Autodesk® 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.

  • Autodesk, Inc.
    • Structural Precast Extension for Revit 2018
    • Revit Extension for Fabrication

  1. September 3, 2017 – Added Element Case Tools and Grid Prefix | Suffix.

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