Thursday, July 12, 2018

Preview Image Generator (P.I.G.) Batch! v1.5.1

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 1.5.1, 7/2/2018
  • Default view scales can now be set using default settings or by category. 
  • 2D Categories are now represented in a tab of their own - making the processing differences more apparent.  
  • P.I.G. is now digitally signed. 
  • Bug fixes and subtle UI improvements are also included. 


Do you have Autodesk® Revit® families with horrible preview images?  This app is for you!

With one click, P.I.G. Batch will replace those ugly preview images with consistent & clear images for your entire library! It will even regenerate the preview image every time you save your families so you literally never have to worry again.  Just install the app and let P.I.G. do its job!

Batch Version Features:
  • Choose your own default appearance settings & Revit category specific settings.
  • Options to hide connectors, host elements, reference planes and much more!
  • Enable Preview Visibility, gradient backgrounds and anti-aliasing for every preview automatically.
  • Option to export high resolution images alongside the .RFA for indexing by other library management tools.
  • Your settings are automatically synchronized with your cloud account.
  • **All users at your company can be set up to use the same settings.
  • **Automatically regenerates the preview image every time families are saved!
  • Batch process new preview images for thousands of families at a time!
  • Upgrade files from previous versions of Revit in the process.
  • [NEW] Customize view scales by category so line weights show accurately.
  • Very simple licensing system
  • Automatic notification of new feature updates

Minimal space utilized in the add-in ribbon.
Two buttons are all you need!

Loading up a batch of family files for processing.
Drag and drop folders here to process!

A batch of .rfa files that just finished processing

Reviewing a batch of family files for processing.
This process will also upgrade files from earlier Revit versions!

Sample output

3D Default and category specific settings force
each image to be created with consistent appearances.

Settings allow all options to hide elements and improve output.
Many more options here compared to the free version.

P.I.G. is available as a yearly subscription service. This ensures that you always receive the latest features and compatibility with the latest version of Revit.  Two weeks prior to your automatic renewal, you will receive an email notification and you will have the opportunity to cancel.

**If you would like P.I.G. to silently run on every workstation at your firm, virtually eliminating the future need to monitor or batch through files, a site license is available. Please contact for more information.

Note: This app uses a custom installer (and not the standard App Store installer).

Read Help Document

Preview Image Generator (P.I.G.) Batch! is brought to you by ICONIC BIM LLC. It's priced at US $139.00/year.

This add-in is compatible with Revit 2019, 2018, 2017, and 2016.

There's more information available on the Autodesk App Store.

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