Thursday, May 31, 2018

Roundup – For May 21-27, 2018, New and Updated Revit Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store

The week of May 21, 2018 was a moderately busy one for Revit-related add-ins on the Autodesk App Store. Two new add-ins were published, and another thirteen were updated.

For the new add-ins, Cleaner is for deleting unwanted items, and Element Array is for creating rectangular arrays of elements.

For updates, Preview Image Generator (P.I.G.) Batch! received a relatively significant refresh.


A simple and effective tool that will improve your productivity while managing model efficiency. Helps to remove information from an Autodesk® Revit® Project/Template or Family | USD 7.00
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About This Version: Version 1.0, 5/21/2018 – Initial Version

Element Array
Create Rectangular Array of Elements , Fast and Easy | USD 5.00
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About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 5/21/2018 – initial release


Ideate Explorer - Trial
Ideate Explorer for Autodesk® Revit® gives you an easy, intuitive and profound way to search, filter, quantify and select elements in a Revit model | Trial
 (2 reviews)
About This Version: Version 2019.0, 5/24/2018 – Compatibility with Revit 2019 building information model. Installation and licensing improved to simplify installation across Revit versions. Warnings tab added. Support for IFC and Dynamo created elements added.

Cut Opening 2018
BIM software to create precision openings for MEP services | Trial
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About This Version: Version 2018.1, 5/24/2018 – New release for 2018

Rotate, resize, and move the section box | USD 3.00/Y
 (1 review)
About This Version: Version 2.0.0, 5/24/2018 – Second Version

HotGear Project - Parameter Explorer
Parameter Explorer is used for filtering, modifying and checking Elements parameters, including synchronizing data with Excel, override colors and temporary isolate specific elements | Free
 (4 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.3.2, 5/24/2018 – Fix Excel import Family location X, Y, Z, Y_Axis_Rotation Parameter is not working.

SOFiSTiK BiMTOOLS is 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 2019-0, 5/23/2018 – Release 2019-0

Batch change circuit breaker size_2019
The tool is designed to automatically change the circuit breaker size according to the load name or load classification | USD 2.99/M
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About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 5/23/2018 – Initial release.

Preview Image Generator (P.I.G.) Batch!
In one click, replace those ugly preview images with consistent & clear images for your entire library! No other add-in will provide this much satisfaction with so little effort! | USD 139.00/Y
 (4 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.5.0, 5/23/2018 – For release notes, see this post

RVT Columns for Explorer Trial
Show the Autodesk® Revit® version and Revit build in Explorer columns or even in file dialog boxes within Revit | Trial
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About This Version: Version 1.1.0, 5/23/2018 – Added support for Autodesk® Revit® 2019 files

RVT Columns for Explorer
Show the Autodesk® Revit® version and Revit build in Explorer columns or even in file dialog boxes within Revit | Trial
 (1 review)
About This Version: Version 1.1.0, 5/23/2018 – Added support for Autodesk® Revit® 2019 files

IdeateApps Trial
IdeateApps is a set of Autodesk® Revit® -based tools designed to increase the productivity of the entire project team, helping to keep projects of all sizes and complexities on time and on budget | Trial
 (1 review)
About This Version: Version 2019.0, 5/22/2018 – IdeateApps for Autodesk® Revit® includes updates for use with Revit versions 2019, 2018, 2017, and 2016.  Refer to in-product Help for detailed information about What's New.

WorksetFinder - Select items in a workset
Now you can find all elements that are inside a workset and select them. You can also choose types or instances | Trial
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About This Version: Version 2.0.0, 5/22/2018 – Bugs fixed. Improved workflow.

Automatically synchronize your open 3D views for pan, zoom, and orbit. Great BIM coordination tool! | Free
 (16 reviews)
About This Version: Version 4.0.0, 5/21/2018 – Added support for Revit 2018 and 2019. Fixed Revit interaction bug.

Line Cleaner - Quickly purge duplicates & convert!
Now you can easily delete duplicate and / or smaller lines in a view with a single click! Additionally convert model lines to symbolic/detail lines even faster than Autodesk® Revit®! | Free
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About This Version: Version 1.1.1, 5/21/2018 – Latest 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 primarily 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.

False updates may also be caused by glitches in the way the App Store serves up its database.

Lastly, apps are sometimes re-published with new logo artwork only.

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 problem, or developers will cease the practice, we list the developers and their add-ins that, though marked as updated, were not.

  • Revit
    • AGACAD
      • Excel2R 2018
    • Anton Ostanin
      • 3D Section Box
      • FilterOK
      • FilterOK PRO
      • MarkUp
      • Batch change circuit breaker size_2016
      • Batch change circuit breaker size_2017
      • BIMWERX Batch File Upgrader
    • Byatis
      • Cloud Browser
  • BIM 360
    • Byatis
      • Cloud Browser
  • Advance Steel
    • JTB World Inc.
      • JTB BatchAttEdit

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