Thursday, October 5, 2017

Roundup – For Sep 25 - Oct 1, 2017, New and Updated Revit Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store

The week of September 25, 2017 was a fairly slow one with regards to Revit add-ins on the Autodesk App Store. Two new add-ins were published and four were updated.

For the new add-ins, Element Information is for displaying a list of elements by category or selection along with Parameter information, and ElementsJoiner Lite is a limited app for creating junctions between architectural and structural elements.


Element Information
List elements and information, rather than Autodesk® Revit® Schedule | USD 5.00/Y
 (0 reviews)
About This Version: – First Version

ElementsJoiner Lite
Element Joiner Lite helps you to create different kind of junctions between architectural and structural elements automatically for small project | Trial
 (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 9/25/2017 Version 1.0.0, 9/26/2017 – Initial Release


Trace Autodesk® Revit® Lines over CAD Imports in Project or Create Family with Traced Lines and load into Project | USD 29.99
 (3 reviews)
About This Version: Version 2.1.0, 9/28/2017 – Support for Revit 2018. Added automatic update checker. Added user notification and crash protection in case Family Templates are not found on user's computer.

Import / Export sheet data from Excel 2018
The tool designed to import / export sheet information from and to Excel file | USD 4.00/M
 (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 9/27/2017 – Initial Release

R AutoSave
Autosave for Autodesk® Revit®. Just specify the autosave interval and work as usual. In case of an unexpected termination, you will not lose data! | Free
 (4 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.4.4, 9/25/2017 – Added automatic check for updates. Improved automatic save processing when working with a copy of the central storage. The appearance of the settings panel is changed version is displayed.

RushForth Tools 2018 (Trial)
● Save hundreds of hours ● Link Revit to Excel ● Manage shared parameters ● Facilitate 3D section creation ● Automate project view and sheet setup ● And much more! | Trial
 (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.0, 9/25/2017 – Initial release

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
    • TransTips for Revit (Version 2.0.1)
    • Compare and fix levels elevations (Version 1.0)
    • Copy scope boxes from linked file 2018  (Version 1.0)
    • Purge Scope Boxes 2018  (Version 1.0)

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