Saturday, October 14, 2017

Roundup – For Oct 2-8, 2017, New and Updated Revit Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store

The week of October 2, 2017 was an exceedingly quiet one for Revit add-ins on the Autodesk App Store. Only a single new add-in was published and just one other was updated.

The free MEPContent Browser, for finding manufacturer-specific content, made its App Store debut, although we posted about it previously.


MEPcontent Browser
Find manufacturer specific content in the largest BIM library for MEP engineers. Browse MEPcontent without leaving your project and place content directly into your BIM project | Free
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About This Version: Version 11.07, 10/3/2017 – Added support for type catalog families. You can directly select and insert the family type you would like to use into your project. Back to overview button: easily return to your search results or previous overview. Request content: a button and form is added to simplify the process of making a request for content


You are unique. Make your Autodesk® Revit® appearance look as unique as you. Give Revit your own personal style!! | USD 5.00
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About This Version: Version 1.1.0, 10/3/2017 – Now it applies the template when Revit starts.

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.

  • SpiceTools Technologies
    • Family Size Reporter
  • Polantis 
    • Polantis APP
  • 株式会社コンピュータシステム研究所
    • Detail Filter Pro 2018
    • Detail Filter Pro 2017

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