Saturday, June 1, 2019

Free PCL PartsLab® v4.1.1.5 – Features New Divide Parts Tools

From the Autodesk App Store:

Revolutionize your Construction Model Workflow! If you manage Revit® construction models, this addin will significantly improve how you directly leverage design model geometry. PCL PartsLab® is a free Autodesk® Revit® model browser that automates the creation, visualization, and change management of Revit Parts. Drastically reduce time and clicks by instantly creating thousands of Parts from targeted categories/families/types. Context sensitive tools assist in quick hiding & isolation. Isolation tools show overlapping Parts to reveal design issues. The managed history view helps you keep track of what was created during each design update, and what changed.

Feature Highlights:
  • Browse linked model categories/families/types from the aggregated construction model
  • Filter linked model categories/families/types content by Level
  • Create thousands of native Revit® Parts from targeted categories/families/types
  • Automatically associates the level of Parts from linked-model objects
  • Find / highlight / review all overlapping Parts in your model in a managed view
  • NEW in 4.1 – Division tools that quickly divide Parts by levels or style
  • Creates and manages a 3D history view of all Parts created
  • Context ribbon tools that Hide/Isolate Parts by original categories/families/types
  • Use as investigative tool for Linked model content, shows object counts
  • Copy selected family/type definitions from linked models into your current model

Watch the new 4.0 features on YouTube.

Revit Parts are typically used in the construction documentation process when modifications to host objects are required (including linked-model objects) like foundations, floor slabs, walls, concrete columns, concrete beams, structural steel… without actually modifying those host objects in the linked models. Native Revit functionality lets you divide Parts created from walls, floors, and other objects into pours that can be dimensioned, give accurate take-offs & host families like embeds & blockouts. PCL uses this workflow to prevent documentation rework after design model updates, specifically changes within linked design models. Watch our YouTube videos for more information.

Investigate Model Content

Visualize current model content with Isolate &
select that update displayed geometry with every
click in the content tree

Find an object’s category/family/type in the content tree
by selecting that geometry in the model

Automated history view helps you track design revisions – see YouTube video

Context sensitive Isolate & Hide tools that work specifically with Parts

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

Read Help Document

About This Version

Version, 5/22/2019 – These new division tools will significantly reduce the clicks required when dividing Parts.
  • 2020 Compatibility
  • Quick Divide – Split any part that extends through several levels with one click.
  • Replicate Division – works like Copy / Paste with divisions
  • Divide by Style – Create / manage division styles using Levels / Grids / Ref Planes 
  • When divided by a Level, PartsLab updates the Level property on the Parts

PCL PartsLab is brought to you by PCL Construction. It's free.

This add-in is compatible with Revit 2020, 2019, 2018, and 2017.

Download from the Autodesk App Store »

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