Saturday, October 13, 2018

What is Revit Lookup, and Where Can I Get It?

Here on Revit Add-ons, over the years, we've posted a few times about Revit Lookup, the free and open-source add-in from Jeremy Tammik of The Building Coder for interactively exploring model data. But what exactly the add-in does and where to get it might remain a little murky for some. Fortunately, over on the UNIFI blog, Jay Merlan has posted a helpful overview, including where to get the latest versions. Thanks Jay (and Jeremy and Peter)!

Revit Lookup


Let’s talk about Revit Lookup, the interactive Revit BIM tool that allows you to explore your data. If you’ve ever had a conversation with me about BIM, you understand that I put most of my efforts towards data within my Revit models. Yes, Revit can produce clean drawings and beautiful renderings, but data within our models is what sets us apart from our predecessors. Revit Lookup is one of the most powerful Revit add-ins for reviewing said data, giving its users the capability to view most of the raw database including several data points that are typically not visible from the frontend. In the screenshot below, you can see that Revit Lookup exposes element data such as element ID, the BoundingBox (x, y, z coordinates), the level ID, and location. All of which are available through the Revit API, but otherwise invisible to the end users.

Read more on the UNIFI blog »

Revit Lookup is brought to you by Jeremy Tammik. It's free.

This add-in is compatible with Revit 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, and 2015. It may be downloaded from the Lookup Builds website (brought to you by Peter Hirn of Build Informed GmbH).

There's more information available on the UNIFI blog.

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