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Monday, November 4, 2019

Wall Joins Plus

From the Autodesk App Store:

This AddIn gives direct control over the wall join order.

It's intended for use with complex wall joins where the standard UI interface is inefficient. It is especially useful with stacked walls, where there are a very large number of order permutations.


ManufactOn BIM360 Connector

From the Autodesk App Store:

ManufactOn is a SaaS (mobile/web) platform that helps construction firms plan, track and manage both prefabrication and regular material handling. The platform helps optimize the prefabrication process from detailing, fabrication and QA in the shop, through storage and delivery to the jobsite. It provides complete visibility and better control for all stakeholders in the process including: coordinators, detailers, procurement, shop foremen, field superintendents and project leaders.

ManufactOn's Autodesk® Revit® plugin allows users to connect model elements to the ManufactOn construction supply chain management platform. Users can publish prefab packages, associate model elements to the package and track the progress through planning, coordination, detailing, manufacturing, QA through delivery.  Downstream integration with Autodesk® BIM 360® online model viewing will allow project teams to instantly visualize their material stream, status, and key dates all in a rich, 3D model environment.


Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Roundup – For Oct 14-20, 2019, New and Updated Revit-Related Add-Ins on the Autodesk App Store

Revit

New

ViewTypeOrganization
The Project Browser arranges and manages the views. Easily create view parameters and apply them to views | USD 1.90/M
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About This Version: Version 10.11.9365, 10/15/2019 – License release

VisibilityGraphicEdit
Easily modify Visibility/Graphic Overrides of the view. Copies Visibility/Graphic Overrides of the current view to another views | USD 1.90/M
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About This Version: Version 10.11.9365, 10/15/2019 – License release

Updated

UL SPOT app for Autodesk® Revit®
The UL SPOT app for Autodesk® Revit® is an add-in that enables Revit users to access product data from UL SPOT, the source for product sustainability information and Detailed Product Information | Free
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About This Version: Version 1.1.0.1063, 10/18/2019 – The UL SPOT App provides direct access SPOT (spot.ul.com), the world’s largest source for credible product sustainability information. Updated published information and a few performance updates. Support for Revit 2020

Free Export to Excel for BIM 360

From the Autodesk App Store:

This application demonstrates how to extract Autodesk® Revit® data on your BIM 360 account into an Excel spreadsheet. It also provides source code to demonstrate how to perform 3-legged OAuth to BIM360, how to create an extension into the 3D viewer and finally, example code to export Autodesk data, like Revit, into an Excel compatible file.

Export icon

ViewTypeOrganization

From the Autodesk App Store:

The Project Browser arranges and manages the views.

Easily create view parameters and apply them to views.

View parameters and use them in Project Browser.


VisibilityGraphicEdit

From the Autodesk App Store:

Easily modify Visibility/Graphic Overrides of the view.

Save the override properties and apply them to the category.

Copies Visibility/Graphic Overrides of the current view to other views.


Sunday, October 20, 2019

Deploy UNIFI's Project Analytics, Get BIM Content Free!

From the announcement:




Has your team been slowed down by long sync times or even model crashes? Poor model health and quality can lead to a number of issues that waste time and money.  With UNIFI’s Project Analytics solution, our customers tell us they are enabled to:
  • Monitor your models for common issues and anomalies with diagnostics.
  •  Identify issues before they become serious problems.
  • Set health indicators with customizable alerts.
  • Manage Revit warnings and categories by urgency.
  • Drill down into the specific issues and related users for swift corrective action.
  • Utilize easy-to-read dashboards.
  • Get real-time data, that updates with every sync to central.

Ideate Software Planning Special Incentives for BIM Professionals at AU 2019

From the press release:

San Francisco, CA, October 18, 2019 – Ideate Software, an Autodesk Authorized Developer and Autodesk Developer Network member, is offering several incentives to encourage Autodesk® Revit® software users to visit their booth at Autodesk University in Las Vegas on November 19-21, 2019.

“With thousands of BIM professionals in attendance, AU is an ideal place for us to discuss the industry’s workflow challenges,” said Glynnis Patterson, Director of Software Development. “When applicable, we will demonstrate how our applications address those challenges. We will also look for ideas for future software developments that answer the needs of AECO professionals.”

Revit users are encouraged to stop by booth AE490 to get demonstrations of all Ideate Software solutions that aid in accessing, managing, controlling, finding, and filtering Revit data. The demonstrations will include the significant fall 2019 updates to Ideate BIMLink and IdeateApps, many of which directly respond to customer requests, as well as demonstrations of the new Ideate StyleManager, launched in June of this year.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Ridiculously Over-Sized Roundup – For Jul 22 - Oct 13, 2019, New and Updated Revit-Related Add-Ins on the Autodesk App Store

Revit

New

SetWorkplanePoint
Set Workplane in a variety of ways. Move the Workplane to the pick a point or offset it by the specified distance | USD 1.90/M
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About This Version: Version 10.11.9365, 10/10/2019 – License release.

BIM_SOFT_Tool_Package_V_17,18,19,20
This application contains 12 useful tools to facilitate work in Autodesk® Revit® | USD 20.00/Y
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About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 10/1/2019 – First release.

Section on Element
Create Section view parallel or perpendicular to selected element | USD 2.00
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About This Version: Version 1.0, 9/30/2019 – Initial release.

SetWorkplanePoint

From the Autodesk App Store:

Set Workplane into the face/a point and edge/3 point/normal-line.

Move the Workplane to the pick a point or offset it by the specified distance.

On some surfaces, you can create a work plan.



Define Clash Tests for Navisworks – Import Clash Tests from Excel

From the Autodesk App Store:

Instead of defining Autodesk® Navisworks® clash tests manually, one by one, this app automatically defines Navisworks clash tests from a Clash Matrix CSV file.

A clash Matrix Excel file should be a part of your company's standards, and should be utilized for your projects.

If two test names in the Excel file match the defined Navisworks search set names, it creates a clash test for you. You can define the clash tolerance by editing the value between a column and a row in the Excel template file provided with the app.

Results...

Monday, October 14, 2019

BIM SOFT Tool Package

From the Autodesk App Store:

This application contains 12 useful tools to facilitate work in Autodesk® Revit®.

Convert Text Case

The tool is designed to modify the text case for the "Text Notes category" in Revit.

This function will enhance working with text in Revit. It will help the user to change the text case for the “Text Notes category “ to be (Upper case, Lower case, Sentence case, and Title Case).

Upgrade Files

This tool will upgrade previous versions of Revit files to the latest Revit format. The tool can upgrade families, template files, and project files.

This will reduce the time used in upgrading the manually. It will save a lot of lost time.

Centralized families cannot be upgraded to the latest version of Revit.

A different folder path needs to be selected to save the upgraded files.

Export Link Path To Excel

This tool is designed to export a Revit link file's path to Excel.

It's very useful, especially for large projects with many links.

You can also use it to check the linked file's paths.

Batch Update Thumbnail (Preview Icons) for Family

From the Autodesk App Store:

Your Autodesk® Revit® Family library might contain a thousand Families. Usually they have many types of thumbnail icon styles (preview images). This makes it hard to search them visually.

This app has been created to help you to standardize your Revit Library with your custom option with just one click.

Some main feature of the add-in:
  • Add multiple Revit families by folder or files
  • Option to set view orientation
  • Option to set view detail level, graphic display, background setting
  • Options to hide dimension, reference line, reference plane, levels, connectors, light sources, host elements and imported categories
  • Smooth lines with anti-liaising
  • 2D plan views for selected Categories
  • Upgrade families from older version
  • Add suffix, prefix for family name

Thumbnail Setting

Batch Create Central Files

From the Autodesk App Store:

This add-in will help you to batch create multiple Autodesk® Revit® Central Files from multiple normal Revit models for your collaboration work.

Main function of the add-in:
  • Add multiple files
  • Add multiple workset names 
  • Add prefix and suffix for output Revit Central models 

Main User Interface

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Section on Element

From the Autodesk App Store:

Create section view parallel or perpendicular to selected element.

The following options are available:
  • Pick a point on any linear element (even in a linked file) to create a section view
  • Specify view scale, type and assign a view template to the new section view
  • Select section orientation to element
  • Specify section view extents from element
  • Open the new section after creation

Settings Form.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Sales Plan Add-In – Create Hundreds of Sales Plan Sheets in Minutes

From the Autodesk App Store:

This add-in allows you to create hundreds of sales plans in a couple of minutes.

Usually, you create your sheet one by one by choosing a Titleblock and then dragging your views, your schedule, your legend, etc... It can take days to create your plans.

With this add-in, you automate all those tedious tasks, You don't need to create all the views of your apartments, you only need a filter parameter for all rooms on each apartment.

The add-in takes just one plan as a model (which contains an apartment view, a level view and a schedule for example) and reproduce the same scheme for all the apartments you want in your model.

Key features:
  • Produces a large number of sales plans according to a model you created
  • Create the views off all the apartments you choose and the corresponding level views
  • Works with linked project
  • Reproduce the Titleblock you use
  • Reproduce the templates of the model views
  • If you put a schedule filter on the parameter, the add-in will produce all the schedules for all the apartments and add them to all your plans
  • You can add a legend view as well

The model you create with an apartment view,
a level view and eventually a schedule

QuickAccessMenu

From the Autodesk App Store:

Register frequently used icon menu in a separate window.

Arrange your favorite icons.

You can do a quick job with QuickAccessMenu.



RVT.Calc – Automatic Calculation of Numerical Parameters at the Element Level

From the Autodesk App Store:

How can I calculate parameter values based on formulas in Autodesk® Revit®? Well, with on-board tools, this only works in tables. Here, formulas can be stored, but the calculated values are not available at the element in the model.

Of course, there are other approaches like Dynamo, which are complex for the normal user.

So, how do they ensure that values in the model that are based on calculations follow the changes in the model, and that the data in the model is always consistent?

The idea of our add-in Rvt.Calc is the automatic calculation of numerical parameters in Revit. The calculations are based on setting parameter calculation configurations to calculate Autodesk Revit parameters using other parameters or mathematical equations.

The configuration is created once per project and can be imported/exported to other projects. The calculation process is performed in the background while elements are being edited or created. Thus, consistent metainformation can be ensured at any time, even in central models.

If a designer changes an element in Revit, the formulas stored for this are automatically executed and the relevant parameter values of the element are updated.

All labels etc. based on these parameters are immediately updated, so all information in the model is consistent!


Thursday, October 10, 2019

Enscape™ v2.6

From the Autodesk App Store:


Enscape’s newest version, 2.6, had now been launched!

The new features and overall improvements let you achieve better results with even less work. Enscape 2.6 will render any design you can dream up in seconds. Collaborate more easily with your colleagues and precisely communicate your design intent with the new 2.6 features.

If you never tested Enscape before: Give Enscape a Try for Free

If you are already familiar with Enscape: Update your Enscape to V2.6



Free IFC 2019 v19.3.0

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 19.3.0, 10/3/2019
  • General:
    • IFC4 schema has been updated to the latest IFC4 ADD2 TC1 as well as all other related entities, PropertySets and other related properties.
  • New Functionality:
    • Two new export options are added:
      • Use Type name only for IFCType name
      • Use visible Revit name as the IFCEntity name
    • Added a few more IFC unit types:
      • IfcPowerMeasure
      • IfcMassMeasure
      • IfcLinearForce
      • IfcPlanarForce
  • Export Bug Fixes:
    • Various regression issues especially related to the default names for IFC entities
    • Improved consistency of PropertySet assignment. It now includes all PropertySets defined for the supertype.
    • Improved support for conditional PropertySet (PropsetySet assignment based on the entity type and its PredefinedType)
    • Improve export of grouped rebar
    • Correct perimeter quantity export for metric units, and volume quantity export in mixed unit cases.
    • Make Open IFC respect "Don't Import" setting when import ingIfcSpace.
    • Fixed an issue that resulted in the incorrect orientation of some elbow pipe or duct segments after IFC export.
    • Fixed export issue when working with Cloud model
    • Improved the generation of consistent IFC GUIDs when exporting doors and windows in sandwich walls.
    • Improved IFC export of walls with integral wall sweeps.
  • Import Bug Fixes:
    • Added support for IfcTimeMeasure
    • Added support for IFC metadata to Revit IFC importer.
    • Store the IFC GUID of the containing element assembly to differentiate between assemblies with the same name.
    • Fix import of rebar with incorrect trim parameters from Tekla.
    • Improved import of IfcTrimmedCurve.
    • Fixed issue of IFC files from Tekla with an unexpected 90 degree rotation about Z
    • Correct the default North orientation when there is no information of the True North to +Y.

Free IFC 2020

From the Autodesk App Store:

The IFC for Autodesk® Revit® 2020 contains up-to-date improvements on the default IFC import and export capabilities of Revit contributed by Autodesk and our Open Source contributors.

While this app is not necessary for IFC support, it is recommended that users that depend on the quality of their IFC files download this app and keep it up-to-date, as new enhancements and defect fixes are added, for more information on IFC, please visit the building SMART website (buildingsmart.org) or the Revit wiki (help.autodesk.com/view/RVT/2020/ENU/?guid=GUID-6708CFD6-0AD7-461F-ADE8-6527423EC895).

Read Help Document

About This Version

Version 20.1.0, 8/27/2019 – This is the first open source release for IFC 2020.

Free BIMcollab for BIM 360

From the Autodesk App Store:

BIMcollab bridges the gap between BIM applications by offering a broad set of add-ons for all popular BIM tools connecting them together via the BIMcollab cloud. It dramatically reduces time spent on communication about issues and helps to improve model quality: less construction errors, lower costs. The BIMcollab app provides users access to models stored in Autodesk® BIM 360® Docs directly from the BIMcollab web application. Users can review the federated model, create issues or review existing issues without the need for uploading files to a secondary repository or requiring access to a model viewer.

Note: Supported browsers Mozilla Firefox 57.0 and higher, Google Chrome 63.0 and higher, Apple Safari 11.0 and higher, Microsoft Edge 39.14 and higher, Opera 50 and higher.


Wednesday, October 9, 2019

ElumTools 2020 v2020.3, 2019.9, and 2018.14

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 2020.3, 2019.9, 2018.14, 9/11/2019
  • Photosynthetic Photon Flux Density (PPFD) calculations for Horticulture lighting applications.
  • Layout Assistant for Horticulture lighting.
  • Fix issue with daylighting categories in Material Mapping, occurring in certain cases.
  • Fix Material Mapping error with linked documents containing period characters in the file name.
  • Add luminaire validation to Calculate View commands.
  • Fix error occurring with photometric file names exceeding Windows character limit.
  • Fix error occurring when calculating materials with names containing invalid characters.
  • Fix error occurring when calculating materials with long names.
  • Add ability to switch from "points mode" to "spatial maps mode" without a valid license.
  • Line offsets of Calculation Points now respect project length units.

Description

ElumTools™ is the first fully integrated lighting analysis Add-in for Autodesk® Revit®. Leveraging content that is already present in the Revit model such as geometry, material properties and lighting fixture families, ElumTools can calculate illuminance on any surface or workplane using the lighting industry’s standard radiosity calculation method.

An interactive visualization is provided during the calculation process allowing detailed navigation of the illuminated scene. Numeric results are visible in any Revit view and all statistics are available to Revit schedules.

Free BIM 360 Issues for Navisworks

From the Autodesk App Store:

Throughout all phases of the project multidisciplinary team members need to collaborate and communicate with each other. There are multiple tools and technologies that are used to facilitate those interactions from informal / unstructured mechanisms (e.g. phone calls, emails, f2f meetings) through to highly structured and contractual systems  (e.g. cost, change or bid management systems). Most project teams need a system that provides structured, audited and controlled interactions between team members for tracking formal but not contractual interactions, typically referred to as an issue tracking system. 'Issues' can comprise questions, clarifications, notifications and alerts across anyone in the project team. The issue tracking system provides a mechanism to document issues, assign responsibility and view the status of how the issue resolution is progressing.

Frequently the project participant that is responding to or raising an issue will be a persona that is creating or consuming data in a desktop product such as Autodesk® Navisworks®. This persona is likely to receive issues that have been created by other project participants that need clarity on the design content that has been created, and to collaborate with other project team members as they develop their design and fabrication content. They may also use issues to track and resolve problems relating to clash and coordination problems or changes to the project.

AR VR for Autodesk® Navisworks®

From the Autodesk App Store:

About the plugin:

The plugin allows you to publish Navisworks models to Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality.

For more details, Please visit our website : https://visionworkplace.com/products/ar-vr-for-autodesk-navisworks

Android App (to open exported model to AR VR): Epic AR VR

Contact us for,
  1. If you need any custom development on AR and VR
  2. If you want to integrate this plugin to your solution
  3. SDK to read .unitydata file in unity

Revizto for BIM 360

From the Autodesk App Store:

Revizto is a real-time, 3D model-based issue tracking software for AEC teams that brings ease-of-use and precision to collaboration and BIM project coordination.

The simple yet powerful Revizto Issue Tracker is a cloud-based single source-of-truth platform for managing all BIM project activities in real-time. The issues created in Revizto reside within the X, Y, Z coordinates and not on a single sheet or model which provides an intelligent connection across multiple views and platforms.

Revizto adds a new dimension to BIM that enables teams to have a multidimensional issue tracking and coordination hub, instantly allowing project members to communicate accountability and address challenges in real-time through the whole project lifecycle, to include project inception, design, construction, and operation.

The Documents is a brand new section of the Revizto app. It provides direct access to project files stored on major CDEs like Autodesk® BIM 360®, so users can work with their live documentation seamlessly from inside Revizto:
  • View files from BIM 360 inside Revizto
  • Add your sheets in PDF format from BIM360 docs and teams to Revizto 2D module
  • Attach documents to issues
  • Link sheets to CDE-hosted PDFs to see the actual version with no need to re-export
  • Make selected documents available offline for on-site work

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Cloudsfer for BIM 360 v3.7.12.1

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 3.7.12.1, 8/19/2019
  • New integrations for BIM 360
  • New connector for S3 Compatible Storage
  • On Premise to cloud migration solution
  • SharePoint On Premise to BIM 360
  • Google Photos to BIM 360
  • Minor stability and performance fixes

Description

Cloudsfer is a cloud based migration service, supporting over 20 cloud storage providers such as Autodesk® BIM 360®, Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, OneDrive, Office 365, Aliyun, Azure, Google Photos, Egnyte, Amazon S3, Amazon Cloud Drive, S3 Compatible Storage and many more.

Migrate and transfer your data from/to BIM 360. Cloudsfer is designed to seamlessly migrate data. The cloud to cloud migration solution requires no installation, no hardware, and no bandwidth during the migration process.