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Friday, September 22, 2017

Smart Browser Manage – Synchronous Family Management

From the AGACAD website:

Synchronous Revit® Family Management


Smart Browser Manage adds or changes BIM object parameters and values based on rules, eliminating error-prone manual work to update Revit® families. Adapt in real time to new LOD specifications, object standards, and record-model needs, keeping project and library families in sync across your full BIM team.

This Revit families management solution is aimed at architects, designers, engineers, BIM modellers and BIM managers to quickly and easily search & manage Revit families on user's local computer or company server. 

Smart Browser Manage (previous name Smart Browser Pro) performs tasks with Revit families. Users will not need to modify families one by one anymore. All modifications happen in real time, this allows users to easily avoid mistakes and control all process of family parameter changes. With Smart Browser Manage user can find differences between families in the project and families in the library. The project will always have updated families.

Ideal for: 
  • Architects, Structural Engineers, MEP Engineers 
    • Smart Browser Manage is able to search for, review, insert or add new families in a fast and easy way, which is an essential need for every Revit user. 
  • BIM Managers 
    • You can control all projects better with 50% or more time saving.
    • All actions of possible parameter changes are showed in a single Modify Families Dialog window. New, deleted, or renamed parameters are shown in various colors. 
  • Private Revit users 
    • All modifications happen in real time allowing you to avoid mistakes and to easily control all processes of family parameter changes. 
  • Small & big design companies 
    • Using Smart Browser Manage users can select hundreds or thousands of Revit families and add tasks in one convenient dialog. 

Smart Browser Manage features that you can apply to hundreds of selected families:
  • modify existing parameters: change values, rename parameters, and delete parameters;
  • add new shared parameters;
  • add new family parameters;
  • add new types, rename type names, and delete types;
  • standardize type names; rename family names, delete families; add, modify, and delete text formulas.

Afterwards, user needs to run the process and the tool will perform all the changes automatically: it will open every family, make changes and then save them to the current Revit version.

Take advantage of all the benefits of the newest version!

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An Already-great Tool Just Got Even Better: The Updated Smart Browser Manage





Benefits
  • 50% or more time saved. Smart Browser Manage reduces the amount of time spent searching through your families by 50% or more, which allows you create more projects and earn more money in less time.
  • Incredible performance increase working with Revit families. For example, if the user adds three new shared parameters to 1 family with Revit, he spends ~ 1min 40sec. User can spend the same amount of time adding three new shared parameters to 24 families using Smart Browser Manage.
  • Easy Control Process. All actions of possible parameter changes are showed in the single Modify Families Dialog window. New, deleted or renamed parameters are showed in various colors. 
  • Error Prevention. All modifications happen in real time allowing you to avoid mistakes and to easily control all process of family parameter changes.
  • Up-to-date Smart Browser Manage always keeps your families in the projects up-to-date



Smart Browser Manage is brought to you by AGACAD. Pricing was not known at press time.

This add-in is compatible with Revit 2018, 2017, and 2016.

There's more information available on the AGACAD website.

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