Monday, September 30, 2019

Clash Preventor

From the Autodesk App Store:

The future of coordination lies in Clash Prevention.

Clash Preventor is an add-in for Autodesk® Revit® that allows the user to prevent clashes by running clash prevention tests while he/she works.

The tool automatically tests modified elements for clashes. A manual mode also exists allowing the user to check selected elements, visible in view elements, or all elements for clashes as well.

The user can filter elements by category, knowing that Revit Links and IFC links are supported by this tool as well.

When clashing elements are detected, the user is allowed to navigate and visualize clashes in 3D by automatically creating a section box around the elements, and has the ability to tile all open views when he proceeds to solve the clashes for better visualization. The built-in Clash Browser automatically generates a Clash Report that simplifies the clash resolution process, and that can be exported to an Excel compatible file format, which can be also imported later on.

This tool is a huge time saver as it prevents clashes without wasting the user's time, and because it helps reduce clashes it then reduces the time usually wasted on detecting and solving clashes through conventional clash detection tests.

LandXML Pipe Network Importer

From the Autodesk App Store:

This add-in was designed to work with Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® LandXML exports of pipe networks.

LandXML exports from other applications cannot be guaranteed but may also work with this add-in.

UI and sample model

Wall Chamfer

From the Autodesk App Store:

Sometimes you need to chamfer two walls in a corner (especially in Hospitals, Clinics, etc, based on some design codes and standards).

Most of the time it can be very time-consuming because you need to set a start and an endpoint of chamfer, draw a new wall, adjust its parameters, sometimes trim the main walls to the chamfered wall (of course manually) and so on.

However, using this app, it is so easy to chamfer walls. Simply select two walls and it is done!

And as long as you don’t cancel the command, you can draw as many chamfered walls as you want.

In the configurations window, you can set some options for the chamfered wall including:

Wall Type, Location Line, Base Constraints, Base Offset, Top Constraints, Top Offset, and Unconnected Height.

Also, you can choose whether you want to trim the main walls or not.

Free Express Family ViewBar

From the Autodesk App Store:

The Express Family ViewBar displays Autodesk® Revit® Project and View windows separately in the Docking Bar. This allows users to easily navigate between Project and View windows.

Close view windows of the project

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Place a Legend or Schedule on Multiple Sheets

From the Autodesk App Store:

This application enables a user to place a Legend or Schedule on multiple sheets in the same location as the one selected. If the Legend or Schedule already exists on the selected Sheet, the Legend or Schedule's location will be updated to match the one selected.

Select Sheets

Megara Levels SafeGuard – Protect Level-Hosted Elements and More!

From the Autodesk App Store:

AutoProtect Levels. With this app, you will  no longer lose your elements after deleting levels, and you have the control on where they go.

This app was developed after  nearly 1K votes and requests in the Autodesk® Revit® Ideas forums, for some way to prevent/notify a user about levels deletion consequences.

Megara Levels SafeGuard solves the irritating issue, where the elements get deleted by the deletion of associated Levels.

Users are prevented from deleting levels, and are notified that elements will be lost, unless they manually unprotected the level.

And more that! You have the option to automatically rehost to another level and move to the same elevation from the new level.

  1. For peace of mind, the plugin is auto-activated with Revit launch, as long as your subscription is valid.
  2. Auto protects levels of each project you open.
  3. Prevents user from deleting levels and gives option to auto move the elements to another level.
  4. Works with all Different Level Parameters whether that’s being a Host, Level, Reference Level, Schedule Level, Base Level or Base Constrain.
  5. When you choose to use the plugin auto processing, it creates a new 3D view with suffix “_SafeGuard” so you can review it for the last time.
  6. To delete a level, you must manually unprotected the level. So, no place for losing elements by mistake.

Free Unhide Elements in View

From the Autodesk App Store:

Hiding an element in the view is quite a tricky move. It is an effortless way to mask single elements, however hidden elements are hard to manage.

With this add-in, you will be able to quickly identify all the elements which are hidden in the active view. It is much faster and easier to use than the native "Reveal Hidden Elements" button.

Hidden elements will all be listed and sorted in a new window, allowing you to choose the ones you want to unhide in the view.

This essential tool has been lacking for too long in Autodesk® Revit®. That's why I developed it and I give it to you for free.

<Unhide Elements in View> workflow

Automatic Clash Solver for MEP and MEP Up and Down

From the Autodesk App Store:

This tool is designed to automatically solve the clashes between the MEP elements.

Usually, users spend a lot of time solving the clashes between Pipes, Conduits, Cable Trays and Ducts.

This tool will automatically solve these clashes depending on an accurate setting to define the offset, angle, and distance of the newly created elements which will solve the clash.

In the predefined settings , you can set which links and categories you need to clash with.

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

  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.



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!