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Monday, July 22, 2019

EasyPower Integrator

From the Autodesk App Store:

EasyPower Integrator is the Autodesk® Revit® add-in that integrates with the EasyPower electrical power system software by exchanging model data, analysis data, and design data between the two programs. The add-in reads the Revit model for power equipment with all the families, types, parameters including connectivity, and circuit details, which enables EasyPower to automatically and instantly create a complete one-line (single-line) drawing with the electrical data needed for electrical analysis. The add-in allows Revit users to export data to EasyPower users. This gives them access to Building Information Modeling (BIM) data within EasyPower. The add-in also imports the results of electrical calculations such as short circuit, arc flash, electrical design, and voltage drop as parameters associated with individual equipment in the Revit model.


This product works with Revit versions 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. EasyPower version 10.3 or higher. An EasyPower Integrator license is required to exchange data with Revit. To try out or purchase EasyPower software, go to the website https://www.easypower.com/pricing-and-demo.

Family Package – A Budget-Priced Collection of Five Add-ins

From the Autodesk App Store:

This application contains 6 useful tools for families.

Batch Rotate Family
In Autodesk® Revit® you can't rotate more than one family at once.
This tool will enable you to rotate more than one family at once.

Match Rotation
The tool is designed to match loadable families rotation.
This tool will enable you to match element rotation in more than one element at once.
The tool works for loadable family only in this version and it will include all elements in later releases.

Batch Rename Families
The tool is designed to batch rename or modify family names inside Revit.
This will facilitate the process of maintaining standard family names inside your project.
Please note: Application works for only loadable families.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

REVMo8 – A Revit Productivity Suite

From the Autodesk App Store:

REVMo8 greatly simplifies working in Autodesk® Revit®.

Powerful tools to improve productivity and speed up your design process.

Use REVMo8 to do much of your work in Revit from drawing grid lines, 3D Stick Frame, 3D modeling, visibility control, material takedown and more. Every step is fully automated and hides the complexity of doing it manually. REVMo8 is perfect for those new to Revit.

Features include:
  • Building Boundary and Column Grids: Quick and easy way to generate column grids and dimensions. Grids are automatically shown in 3D view as well as plan views.
  • 3D Stick Frame: Manual and Automatic generation of 3D stick frames. Stick Frames are used for 3D modeling as well as massive buildings visibility control.
  • Level Manager: Tools to manage all aspects of levels operations without dealing with the graphics screen.

New Sheet Information

From the Autodesk App Store:

When a New Sheet is created in the model the user will be presented with a pop-up dialog to Number and Name the sheet. This keeps the user from having to hunt the sheet down at the bottom of the browser.


Friday, July 19, 2019

BILT NA 2019 – Boost Your BIM's Harry Mattison is Granting Revit API Wishes!

Place View – Place Multiple Views on Sheets Automatically

From the Autodesk App Store:

The version 1.0.1 of Q'Apps for Autodesk® Revit® has added the Place View tool.

This tool is designed to quickly place multi Views on a Sheet automatically, or place Views at a pick point on a Sheet.

This tool has a friendly interface, is easy to use, and is highly effective for work.

The interface of Place View tool.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Duplicate Sheet

From the Autodesk App Store:

The version 1.0.1 of Q'Apps for Autodesk® Revit® has added the Duplicate Sheet tool.

This tool is designed to quickly duplicate Sheet with many features:
  • Duplicate the selected Sheet into multiple Sheets to have the same parameter values as the original Sheet.       
  • Create at the same time multiple Sheets from Sheet Number and Sheet Name on Excel.
  • Automatically set the Sheet Number and Sheet Name for new Sheets.
  • Allows copying Views/Legends/Schedules/ Text/Revision Cloud from original Sheets to new Sheets.

This tool has a friendly interface, easy to use and highly effective for work.

This is the location of Duplicate Sheet tool in Q’Apps Solutions.

Rename View

From the Autodesk App Store:

The version 1.0.1 of Q'Apps for Autodesk® Revit® has added the Rename View tool.

This tool is designed to quickly rename View and includes these features: add a prefix to View Name, add a suffix to View Name and find & replace text value in View Name.

This tool has a friendly interface, easy to use and highly effective for work.

This is the location of Rename View tool in Q’Apps Solutions.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Rename Sheet

From the Autodesk App Store:

The version 1.0.1 of Q'Apps for Autodesk® Revit® has added the Rename Sheet tool.

This tool is designed to quickly rename Sheet Number and Sheet Name. It includes adding a prefix, adding a suffix to Sheet Number or Sheet Name, and find & replace text value in Sheet Number and Sheet Name.

This tool has a friendly interface, is easy to use and highly effective for work.

This is the location of Rename Sheet tool in Q’Apps Solutions.

Duplicate View

From the Autodesk App Store:

The version 1.0.1 of Q'Apps for Autodesk® Revit® has added the Duplicate View tool.

This tool is designed to quickly duplicate views with features. It allows you to enter the number of views to be duplicated, and customize the name of the views to be created.

This tool has a friendly interface, is easy to use and highly effective for work.

The interface of Duplicate View tool.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Free Transfer Template

From the Autodesk App Store:

The Transfer Template add-in for Autodesk® Revit® is a free application which helps you to transfer/copy only selected view templates from a Revit linked document file to the current Revit document with a few simple clicks. It is compatible with all recently released Revit versions (tested on Revit 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020).

Transfer Template on Revit 2020

Free BIMaven – Batch Reload Revit Links

From the Autodesk App Store:

This app is a productivity improvement tool. It is a tool that consolidates all the useful functions that we as BIM specialist require and use on a daily basis.

We developed this tool based on our workflow, however, feel free to join us with our plugin development.

We will spend time to develop plugins and we hope to provide value to fellow BIM users as well.

Currently, we have the following function in place:
  • To solve recurring usability issues with batch reloading Autodesk® Revit® links.

We plan to add on the following functions as well:
  • CAD files batch reload
  • Generation of the site boundary
  • Clash detection management

So do join us and stay tuned to further developments.


Saturday, July 13, 2019

Roundup – For July 1-7, 2019, New and Updated Revit-Related Add-Ins on the Autodesk App Store

Revit

New

Batch Join , Unjoin Elements with custom order
A tool to help you join and unjoin quickly multiple elements selected by Category, Family and Types | USD 8.00
☆☆ (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 7/2/2019 – The first release.

Updated

CAD Files Explorer 2019
Instantly shows, selects, or deletes all linked or imported CAD files in Autodesk® Revit®. Lists and opens all views & sheets where a CAD file is visible. Scans all loaded families for nested CAD | USD 7.95/M
★ (3 reviews)
About This Version: Version 2019.2, 7/5/2019 – Family Scan feature added.

Splashtop Streamer v3.3.2.0

From the Autodesk App Store:

Secure Remote 3D Desktop solution, optimized for NVIDIA Quadro® / NVIDIA GeForce®. Remote access your 3D workstations from any computer (Windows, MAC, Linux) and mobile device (iOS, Android, Windows Phone). Both On-premise / self-hosted and cloud versions available.

  • Winner of NVIDIA's "Company to Watch" award in 2013 and 2014.
  • Blazing Speed – NVIDIA optimized remote desktop app, supporting 3D / HD at 60 fps+, sub-30ms latency.
  • Optional:  On-Premise / Self-hosted option offering Active Directory integration and multi-factor authentication, with no data goes across the Internet.
  • Simple – Just log in and connect; seamless remote access across any network -- 3G / 4G, WIFI, firewalls.
  • Broad device support -- iOS, Android, Windows, MAC, Linux, Chromebook, etc.
  • Multi-monitor to multi-monitor support for applicable services

iPad Remote Access 3D Apps

Friday, July 12, 2019

Batch Join, Unjoin Elements with Custom Order

From the Autodesk App Store:

Autodesk® Revit® automatically joins the elements with its default rule. If you want to switch the join order between elements you have to do it manually.

If you have a project with thousands of elements that need to be switch joined, this would be a huge task.

This tool will help you to quickly Join and Unjoin as many elements as you like with your defined order.

The main User Interface

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Introducing CadMouse Pro Wireless & CadMouse Pro Wireless Left

Our good friends at 3Dconnexion, the world leader in advanced 3D navigation devices and makers of the SpaceMouse and CadMouse product lines, have released two new versions of their mice designed for CAD professionals, the CadMouse Pro Wireless and CadMouse Pro Wireless Left.


These two new devices join the original CadMouse Wireless and the (wired) CadMouse, which, shortly after its release, we reviewed here.

The new CadMouse Pro Wireless is a full-sized mouse for the modern workstation, as is the CadMouse Pro Wireless Left, which holds the distinction of being the first CadMouse designed specifically for left-handed users.


Shortly, we'll be reviewing the CadMouse Pro Wireless, along with the CadMouse WirelessSpaceMouse Enterprise, and SpaceMouse Wireless. Look for our review to drop early next week soon. In the meantime, check out all the great 3Dconnexion products on 3Dconnexion.com.

The CadMouse Pro Wireless and CadMouse Pro Wireless Left are priced at $119.00 US each.

For continued reading: 3Dconnexion's CadMouse Pro Wireless press release

Coming to Seattle? (Updated)

By Tim Grimm
July 11, 2019

DBEI, the Digital Built Environment Institute, is having its 2019 North American events in Seattle next week. These are:

That's quite a schedule of events! And BILT is consistently my favorite technology conference of the year.

Seattle is my adopted hometown, so I'd be remiss if I didn't provide some information about this beautiful city for our out-of-town friends. First off, expect the weather to be mild and very pleasant. The current forecast calls for temperatures in the 67°-76° F range (19°-25° C), with plenty of sun breaks. There is rain forecast for late in the week, but, honestly, it's too early to rely on that. If it does rain, our rainfall is usually light, as opposed to the torrential downpours often portrayed in film. Proof of this is that Seattleites almost never carry umbrellas.


For sightseeing, the premier attraction is of course the iconic Space Needle. Built for the 1962 World's Fair, the Space Needle has an observation deck at 520 ft (160 m). On a clear day, not only can Mount Rainier be seen, but also Mount Baker to the north and even Oregon's Mount Hood to the south.


Wednesday, July 3, 2019

What was Hot on Revit Add-ons in May 2019

Here on Revit Add-ons, with What's Hot, at about the middle of each month, we look back at the preceding month to see which new posts received the most pageviews. Presently though, we're playing catch up with posts to cover February through May, 2019.

In May 2019 we published 56 posts. For our efforts, we received 60,033 pageviews.


Warning Manager topped the list for the month. Other new add-in related posts that made our shortlist were Smart Unhide Elements at #2, Place Views on Sheets at #4, Replicate Legend/View on Sheets at #6, glTF Exporter at #7, and Interior Designer at #8.

What was Hot on Revit Add-ons in April 2019

Here on Revit Add-ons, with What's Hot, at about the middle of each month, we look back at the preceding month to see which new posts received the most pageviews. Presently though, we're playing catch up with posts to cover February through May, 2019.

In April 2019 we published 14 posts. For our efforts, we received 55,499 pageviews.


Our post explaining why we posted so infrequently in March and April topped our shortlist for the month.

What was Hot on Revit Add-ons in March 2019

Here on Revit Add-ons, with What's Hot, at about the middle of each month, we look back at the preceding month to see which new posts received the most pageviews. Presently though, we're playing catch up with posts to cover February through May, 2019.

In March 2019 we published 20 posts. For our efforts, we received 60,702 pageviews.


By a comfortable margin, PropertyWizard topped our shortlist for the month. Other posts related to new add-ins that made the list were Express Family Layout and S.T.A. DATA at #2 and 4 respectively.

What was Hot on Revit Add-ons in February 2019

Here on Revit Add-ons, with What's Hot, at about the middle of each month, we look back at the preceding month to see which new posts received the most pageviews. Presently though, we're playing catch up with posts to cover February to May, 2019.

In February 2019 we published 89 posts. For our efforts, we received 65,507 pageviews.


The free Naviate Rebar Extension topped our shortlist for the month, and it wasn't even close.


Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Revit 2020 Product Enhancements from Autodesk

Gathered here for your convenience are the Autodesk-authored add-ins for Revit 2020.

Known Released

Advance Steel Extension for Revit
Advance Steel Extension for Revit allows you to exchange BIM data from your models between Autodesk Revit and Autodesk Advance Steel. You can export, import and synchronize BIM data from your Autodesk Revit models for structural analysis and detailing in Autodesk Advance Steel | Subscription Product Enhancement | Autodesk Account / Autodesk Desktop App | Help

Autodesk Classification Manager for Revit
This free tool will allow you to quickly apply data from multiple
classification systems to all your elements | Free | BIM Interoperability Tools website | Help

Autodesk COBie Extension for Revit
This free tool will allow you to set up your Revit models to capture COBie
data and then export that data to a COBie compliant spreadsheet | Free | BIM Interoperability Tools website | Help

Giant-Size Roundup – For May 27 - June 30, 2019, New and Updated Revit-Related Add-Ins on the Autodesk App Store

Revit

New

Room Tools
Aligning tools for room and room tag | Free
☆☆ (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.0.1, 6/28/2019 – Fixed Area Issues.

FBX Exporter
Batch exports Autodesk® Revit® geometry to individual FBX files | Free
☆☆ (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 6/27/2019 – Initial release.

Warning Manager
This app is designed to help you manage all warning messages on Autodesk® Revit® models with Isolate and create a Bounding box around the error Elements | USD 8.00
☆☆ (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.1.0, 6/27/2019 – For release notes, see this post »