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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Modelobjects – The Real-Time BIM Messenger for Revit

From the Autodesk App Store:

Great teams walk the talk.
The constant back, forth, question, answer, and continued dialogue can be all too much for some BIM collaboration tools to handle. Today's CAD collaboration tools lack the quickfire interaction needed to drive collective team decision making. They can also lock users into formal, prolonged and sometimes unnecessary workflow. Modelobjects has reinvented intra-team communications by putting your BIM models at the center of the discussion.

Increased Design Productivity
Conversations drive the design process in AEC projects. Modelobjects streamlines the dialogue, pin-pointing the discussion to the areas of your 3D model where it's needed most.

Better Stakeholder Management
Non-technical, site, facility and other managers can interact and communicate directly with the core design or engineering team, driving fast and efficient stakeholder inputs.

Faster Team Alignment
Across the AEC spectrum, changes in one discipline can have knock-on effects in others. With Modelobjects, conversations take place in a virtual office where everyone is around the table.

Free EnTools Rename – Quickly Rename Views With Prefixes and Suffixes, & by Using Search and Replace

From the Autodesk App Store:

This tool is designed for quick rename of a view. It includes adding a prefix, adding a suffix, search and replace characters in a view name.



Monday, September 16, 2019

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Sheet Creator

From the Autodesk App Store:

This add-in will help you to select your desired views in an Autodesk® Revit® file and to create sheet for them simultaneously.

By this app You can set the title block used in sheet, sheet number, and sheet name, in one form and multiple sheets will be created from selected views.



Megara Shared Parameters Formulator

From the Autodesk App Store:

Batch Remap your shared parameters for scheduling, or Batch write your own standard formula for a shared parameter.

This App is based on many users’ requests. You create Shared Parameters for scheduling uses, where normal family parameters aren't available.

Having to manually assign each shared parameter formula value to read from another, or a calculated value from other parameters,

through a whole family’s library is an exhausting task. This plugin lets you do this in a couple clicks, and once and for all to your whole company library

Features:
  1. Batch remapping and/or setting your shared parameters formulas.
  2. Recursive Families Search Engine: It automatically locates and processes all your Autodesk® Revit® families under your root folder and its subfolders.
  3. Program shows progress bar and current family being processed. You have the right to keep an eye on your automatic bot after all.
  4. Automatic Upgrade of old families from previous Revit versions
  5. Blazing Fast families processing and parameters remapping
  6. This is a License protected application. You need to get your activation key in 7 days after purchase. Each License works for one seat.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Curtain Wall Patterns Designer

From the Autodesk App Store:

It has never been so easy and fast to deal with large curtain wall facades in a design process!
  • Simple and easy to use.
  • With this tool, your design team will be able to generate multiple panelling options in a few seconds.
  • This will increase the possibility of fitting into client requirements in the design process with almost no effort.
  • Every panelling option can be saved for future reviews and applied on the fly to showcase the results.
  • If your company is working on a worksharing environment, this tool will enable all users to access the information generated in the design process through their local files.

Preview

ENRWOOD-FRAMING

From the Autodesk App Store:

BIM software for efficient wood design framing under gravity loads. An easy and simple way to design your project. Automatic support detection according to 3D Model. Analysis and transfer loads according to the actual load path. Design module includes many types of wood.

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



Saturday, September 14, 2019

Free NavisExport – Batch Export of Revit Models and 3D Views to Navisworks

From the Autodesk App Store:

"Free NavisExport" is a free Autodesk® Revit® Add-in that makes batch export of Revit models and 3D Views to Autodesk®  Navisworks® "NWC" files possible.

A simple user form allows the user to select the models to be exported (whether they are in the same directory or in separate directories) and the output folder.

The entire models can be exported automatically, which is a huge time saver. The user can also specify individual 3D views to be exported across several models based on a view name keyword, and all Navisworks Export settings can be specified through the user interface.

This add-in requires Autodesk® Navisworks® Manage or the Navisworks® NWC Export Utility to be installed.

"Free NavisExport" User Interface

Curtain Wall Elevations – Create Views Annotated with Tags and Dimensions

From the Autodesk App Store:

This application with collect all walls in the project that are Curtain Walls. It will provide a list of those walls, their Mark, Phase Created, Level, and if they have been previously elevated by the tool.

The user will then select a View Type, a Dimension Style, Panel Tag, and the offset criteria for the dimension strings. If there aren't any intermediate curtain wall grids, only an overall dimension string will be created. If intermediate Curtain Grids exist then two dimension strings will be created. One will be for each Curtain Grid, the other for the overall height of the Curtain Wall.

The tool will also tag every Curtain Panel with the tag selected.

Project Parameter

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Free StrucSoft Solutions Add-ins Now Available for Revit 2020!

Saturday, August 31, 2019

AT+Sync | Synchronize with Unity

From the Autodesk App Store:

AT+Sync lets you export and synchronize Autodesk® Revit® projects into Unity scenes. Connect your usual Revit workflow with Unity and sync any change you make on your file in real-time.

Move objects, edit families, delete or add walls and windows: all the changes will be updated in Unity just pushing one single button.

AT+Sync generates a dynamic workflow for real-time advanced presentations of your BIM projects.

AT+Sync plugin works with a twin plugin on Unity3D: you can download Unity here and the Sync Unity plugin here.


OverrideElementsVisibility

From the Autodesk App Store:

OverrideElementsVisibility is Visibility / Graphic Overrides for elements.

Easily change the visibility of selected elements and other elements.

Quick apply visibility to elements by saved visibility preset.


Thursday, August 29, 2019

Walls Sections – Quickly Create Wall Section Views From Selected Walls

From the Autodesk App Store:

The “Walls Sections” is an Autodesk® Revit® add-on that aims to create a parallel section to selected walls with options to set section location, wide, height and a far clip from the location line of these walls.

Instead of wasting time in creating a section for each wall you can easily select all walls needed, and with only one click all sections are placed.


ElementsHideUnhide

From the Autodesk App Store:

Hide/Unhide Elements and Category in the selected views.

Hide/Unhide real-time Elements and Categories from the mini-window.

In the main window, you can do visual control.

You can also reverse the changes by temporarily saving history.


Friday, August 23, 2019

MEP Package – A Budget-Priced Package of 13 Add-ins

From the Autodesk App Store:

This application contains 13 useful tools for MEP systems in Revit.
This tool is designed to place hangers along the (Ducts, Pipes, Conduits and Cable Trays) automatically.

Copy Electrical Circuits
This tool is designed to copy the electrical circuits from floor to another floor or in the same floor. or from file to another file.
The app will save a lot of time for electrical engineers in case they need to copy the electrical circuits.
The tool will facilitate copying Electrical typical floors.

Automatic Conduit
The tool is designed to create power circuits and connect fixtures with conduits instead of Autodesk® Revit® default 2D wire.

Automatically offset elements on Ceiling
This tool is designed to place floating elements on ceiling automatically.
The tool automatically detects the needed offset for the element to accurately place on the ceiling.
Saving hundreds of hours used for adjusting floating elements.

Duct weight calculator using SMACNA catalogue
This tool is designed to calculate the ducts weight for all the ducts in the projects according to the international standard.
This helps the designers to calculate the Duct weight. This enables the users to produce a more accurate design.

Monday, August 5, 2019

BackupFileFolder

From the Autodesk App Store:
  • ▪ Manages the Autodesk® Revit®-backup-files(rvt).
  • ▪ BackupFileFolder is an app that manages the Revit-backup-files by moving them to another folder.
  • ▪ This app is an application that moves the created backup file to another folder or manages the number of backup files.


Sunday, August 4, 2019

Interior Designer (Decoration)

From the Autodesk App Store:

Interior Designer is an application used to create decoration models promptly. The application includes wall decoration, floor decoration, ceiling decoration and so on. Floor decoration module includes functionalities such as floor finishing, floor tiles creation, tile replacement, tile creation in part of a floor, wooden board modeling and parquet floor creation, etc. Wall decoration module includes functionalities such as wall finishing, wall tiles creation, tile replacement, tile creation in part of a wall, dry-hanging stone creation, and parquet wall creation, etc. Ceiling decoration module includes ceiling finishing, integrated ceiling creation, two-stage ceiling creation, multi-stage ceiling creation, grid ceiling modeling, and wooden keel ceiling creation, etc. Other functionalities include wall paper and skirting modeling and so on.



ElumTools v2020.2.0.3, 2019.8 & 2018.13

From the Autodesk App Store:

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.


Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Beta Testers Wanted for KiwiCodes' Family Browser r3

Monday, July 29, 2019

G.Plus – A Productivity Suite for Scheduling, Excel Interoperability and More

From the Autodesk App Store:

G.Plus increases the productivity of the entire project team.

Link an Autodesk® Revit® schedule to an Excel File:
  • Edit Schedule data either by instance or type parameter.
  • Create unplaced rooms, spaces, areas, and sheets.
  • Add and remove Schedule fields.
  • Add New shared parameters to the Revit file and schedule.

Color filters and legend:
  • Easily identify the data of your elements in any view by automatically applying a color filter.
  • Create rule-based filters to mark any category of elements in a view.
  • Apply filters to the active view template.
  • Create color legends for the rule-based filters.

AR VR for Autodesk® Revit®

From the Autodesk App Store:

About the plugin:

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

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

THIS APP IS SUPPORTED ON DEVICES WHICH SUPPORT AUGMENTED REALITY: list of supported devices are: https://developers.google.com/ar/discover/supported-devices

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

How it works?
  1. Install this plugin and then  open Autodesk® Revit®
  2. In the Ribbonbar you will see the plugin tab. Load any model, set view (this view will be the initial view in VR) and click on "Convert to AR VR" button. It will generate a folder to your system.
  3. Transfer converted folder to your Mobile or Tablet.
  4. Install this Android App to your Mobile or Tablet. IOS app coming soon.
  5. Open the android app "Epic AR VR" and browse the exported file "*.unitydata"
  6. Now select whether you want to load the model for Augmented Reality or Virtual Reality

Critical Mass – 5-Star Rated Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store for Summer 2019

For your convenience, below is our bi-annual list of the 5-star rated Revit-related add-ins on the Autodesk App Store (with at least four reviews). The list is sorted by number of reviews, highest to lowest. Add-ins are also separated between free and paid.

The add-in that gained the most reviews since our last listing was Color Splasher with 8 (for 21 total).

Eighteen add-ins made their debut on the list this go-round. The add-in debuting with the most reviews was BIM BOQ Quantifier with 9 reviews.

Remember, reviews are important. Please take a few minutes to share your experiences with apps on the App Store by submitting reviews!

Revit

Free

COINS Auto-Section Box
"Brings fluidity to the Autodesk® Revit® section box when modifying complex areas of a model. Saves seconds when communicating, costly minutes when modeling, and valuable hours throughout a project."
★ (102 reviews +3 )

Palladio X BIM WindowsLayout
Arrange windows by a scheme.
★ (63 reviews +2 )

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Giant-Size Roundup – For July 8-21, 2019, New and Updated Revit-Related Add-Ins on the Autodesk App Store

Revit

New

FISA PDF Insertion and scaling
This tool allows you to insert a PDF file into Autodesk® Revit® | USD 89.00
☆☆ (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 7/18/2019 – Initial Release.

OnboxApp
Onbox is a free and open-source Autodesk® Revit® app that helps day to day tasks like renumbering elements, creating structural components, topo surface manipulations, and content management | Free
★ (3 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 7/17/2019 – Initial release. The first version of this tool was released in Q'Apps version 1.0.2

Crop View
This tool is designed to quickly create crop view on View Plan | Trial
☆☆ (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 7/17/2019 – Initial release. The first version of this tool was released in Q'Apps version 1.0.2

Bullclip for BIM 360

From the Autodesk App Store:

This integration brings drawings from the Autodesk® BIM 360™ project into a live markup environment in Bullclip for design and drawing review. Live markups and communication in Bullclip enable faster turnarounds for teams with tight review deadlines, and enhance the BIM 360 Plans and Project Files modules by making every drawing a workspace for instant communication.

Bullclip’s live communication environment provides both transparency to the whole project team as well as a complete version and markup history along the way. While most design review status updates are limited to traditional milestones (such as 30%, 60%, 90% complete), Bullclip allows real-time insight into the status of a particular review at any one point in time, allowing the team to be better positioned to catch errors earlier in the design process. Bullclip brings markups, discussion and issue management onto every live drawing for faster design turnaround.

With your Bullclip integration you can:
  • Markups - Draw and send design feedback to your team instantly through a live workspace
  • Discussion - gather timely feedback from the right people, all within context of a particular drawing
  • Design Issue Management - Create issues, pin them to a drawing, and assign to team members for traceable feedback 

Design Master Electrical RT v1.4

From the Autodesk App Store:

Design Master Electrical RT adds electrical calculations to Autodesk® Revit® MEP.

One-Line Riser Diagrams: Automatically generate one-line riser diagrams from your Revit model. Customize the graphics to match your existing one-line diagram. Keep your one-line diagram synchronized with the rest of your project as your design changes.

Feeder Sizing: Feeders are size automatically based upon the upstream overcurrent protection for a piece of electrical equipment. You have complete control of the chosen feeder size and can override it when necessary.

Branch Circuit Sizing: Branch circuit breakers and wire sizes are sized automatically based upon the connected load. You have complete control of the breaker and wire size and can override it when necessary.

Fault Calculations: Available fault current is calculated for each piece of electrical equipment. The calculated fault current can be used to set the AIC rating for the device.

Voltage Drop Calculations: The voltage drop is calculated between each piece of electrical equipment. Feeders that exceed the maximum 3% voltage drop allowed can be easily resized.

Arc-Flash Calculations: Arc-flash calculations are performed at each piece of electrical equipment. An arc-flash schedule can be created that displays the calculated values. Arc-flash warning labels can be printed to be put on devices in the field.

hsbTimber for Autodesk® Revit® v22.1.40

From the Autodesk App Store:

hsbTimber for Autodesk Revit works with native Revit objects by having a seamless transition from architectural design to fabrication. hsbcad enhance the intelligence of Revit families, making your models even smarter. Through continuous integration with the latest production methods hsbcad ensure users are unlimited in their design, extending the possibilities of BIM with complementary hsbcad tools.

hsbcad use native Autodesk Revit structural members and apply complex tools through extended Revit families. Some of the toolset includes dovetail, tenon, slots, drills, convex/concave, chamfer and much more. Autodesk Revit commands such as split, join, stretch, and cut are reactive and can still be applied to structural members.

Utilising native edges, surfaces and structural members, hsbTimber for Autodesk Revit will create a framed result for walls, floors, and roofs with unique intelligent positioning of numbers on the structural members.

All structural members and tools support customizable basic shop drawings and every part of the construction can be exported to a required format using the hsbcad exporter for CNC information.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

AutoExcel v5.5.2

From the Autodesk App Store:

With Auto Excel, you will be able to quickly export and re-import any Autodesk® Revit® project schedule to Microsoft® Excel®. The best batch tool to modify lots of parameters at once.

  1. Open any project schedule and click "export"
  2. Modify the Excel generated file
  3. Go back to the same project schedule and click on "import"

Great for modification of tons of parameters in a single step. Use Excel to organize your data and parameters!

Free OnboxApp – Topo, Building and Grid Tools

From the Autodesk App Store:

Originally created in 2014 as a collection of macros to improve and speed up workflows for multi-story buildings, it had its first public release in September 2016 as an Autodesk® Revit® application. It became very popular in Brazil and other countries like Spain, Mexico, and Portugal, helping AEC students and professionals across 39 different countries to be more productive and efficient.

The tool is available in English or Brazilian Portuguese depending on the language of Revit that you have launched.

The Slope Grading Command