Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Align & Coordinate Lighting with Ceiling Grids

From the Autodesk App Store:


This tool is designed to align Lighting fixtures to ceiling grids.

It coordinates Lighting fixtures with other ceiling categories and adjusts the Lighting fixtures location.

It works with the linked and non-linked ceilings.

Graphic Memories — Create Legend Views from Graphic "Memories"

From the Autodesk App Store:


Graphic Memories is a plugin that allows you to automate the creation of all types of graphic memories through legend views, especially carpentry memories. This plugin is designed to combine automation with customization, with it you can automate your graphic memories without leaving aside total customization of your plans. You can define your own templates and generate from them your memories in a few clicks. Or if you prefer, you can start from one of the templates we provide you and generate the carpentry memory of your project in a few seconds.

Graphic Memories is divided into three parts. First, select the components for which you want to create the memory; second, sort the selected components according to the criteria you prefer. Finally, customize the view or template you want to use as a reference view for your memory. Take a look at Graphic Memories at work in the video below:

M3dida Portals — "Never Trace AutoCAD into Revit Again!"

From the Autodesk App Store:


Never Trace AutoCAD into Revit again!

Want to save time tracing your Autodesk® AutoCAD® plans and details in Revit?

Of course, you do!

This tool works in tandem with M3dida's Portal Exporter tool for AutoCAD.

Use that tool to send your plan or detail selection to the M3dida Portal.

Once you have entries in the M3dida Portal, use this tool to select an entry from the M3dida Portal that you would like to bring into your Revit project. 

To bring in a plan, navigate to a plan view in Revit, and then begin the process. To bring in a detail view, navigate to a drafting view, login if you haven't already, and begin the process.

Your M3dida Portal will hold up to 10 entries. Once that number is reached, your bottom and last entry in the list will be deleted from the list.  

This tool will create placeholders in your Revit project for walls and doors.

This takes care of a lot of the leg work so you can have more time to take care of the more important things.

Monday, December 27, 2021

Batch Upgrade Models, Families and Templates

From the Autodesk App Store:


In Autodesk® Revit®, you can easily upgrade an older file version to the current version by opening it in Revit and saving it as the file. But this function only allows you to open files one by one and you must wait until it is finished, in order to process another file. 

So if you have many files that need to be upgraded, then this add-in will help you to easily upgrade all the Revit model, family, and template files in your library:

  • Add as many Revit model, family, and template files as you want to upgrade
  • Set the detach option for your Central model files
  • Add Prefix, Suffix for your output file in batch
  • Create a category folder for Revit families
  • Easily checking up the progress and log file

Free eCAPS Bridge — Make Product Selections and Download Revit Content

From the Autodesk App Store:


Using Greenheck’s eCAPS to make product selections and grab Revit content just got easier!

The eCAPS Bridge is an add-in that links eCAPS directly into Revit, allowing users to fully utilize its performance-based selection capabilities. Users can seamlessly insert or download BIM content without having to leave Revit.


  • Map Greenheck parameters in Level of Development (LOD) 300 Revit content to user shared parameters.
  • Add user shared parameters to Greenheck LOD 200 Revit content.
  • Quick library access to Greenheck LOD 200 Revit content.
  • Product performance and electrical shared parameters for scheduling provided with LOD 300 Revit content.
  • Access selections from saved eCAPS® jobs.
  • Perform quick product reselections.
  • Rapid equipment schedule generation.

Sunday, December 26, 2021

ApliCAD UpdateBIM — Share Your Family Library in the Cloud

From the Autodesk App Store:


This app is a plugin for Autodesk® Revit® that allows you to efficiently manage a library of insertable Families (.rfa) or System Families using files (.rvt).

The user-generated family library can be shared with as many Revit users as desired.

Using a centralized library (in the cloud) that is constantly updated is one of the most efficient ways to share the realization of a project between several users.

In addition to using the same set of objects, the program facilitates insertion, as well as updating in the event that the owner of the library generates new versions.

Tools available in ApliCAD UpdateBIM:

Cloud Access

  • Access your own library, with the advantage of having a search engine and objects that are always safe in the cloud.
  • Access to public libraries that appear by manufacturers who put their products in ApliCAD UpdateBIM.
  • Access to private libraries to which you have been invited as a collaborator, guaranteeing the inviting company that it uses the latest approved versions of its objects.

Project Analysis

  • This tool allows to obtain a query interface of all the elements that are inserted in the drawing and that has some characteristics to highlight:
    • Search and select the element in the project so you can edit it later.
    • It allows a “double click” to insert the selected object with the same type again.
    • In inserted objects with more than one type, you can insert any type in the family, even if they are not inserted in the project.
  • This tool can be used in any project, even if it does not have elements inserted from the ApliCAD UpdateBIM cloud.
  • Use is always free since this order is independent of the number of shared users and the volume of information.

unit Export tools

From the Autodesk App Store:


A number of free tools are available directly out of the box. For some premium features, you need purchase a subscription to unlock all restricted features. For more info see: Tools comparison or read the information below.


Open in PDF

Command automatically sets the paper size according to the view size and opens the current view in the default PDF viewer.

Learn more at Open in PDF | Revit Export | unit Documentation (

Open in DWG

The command opens the current view in the default Dwg browser.

Learn more at Open in DWG | Revit Export | unit Documentation (

Open in EXCEL

Continue working with the schedule in Excel with one click. You can set the export format in the settings.

Learn more at Open in Excel | Revit Export | unit Documentation (

Saturday, December 25, 2021

Free DocuGrid — Assigns Grid Locations to Element Parameters

From the Autodesk App Store:


DocuGrid detects model elements' respective grid locations and writes them to the element's parameter.

How to?

  1. Select Categories & Family Types ( Or all of them )
  2. Input Parameter
  3. Modify output Delimiters & Separators
  4. Run the App!

Show element's grid locations in schedules! Tag your elements! Tell us what you're using DocuGrid for!

Free ConduitMaterial

From the Autodesk App Store:


ConduitMaterial is a plugin for Autodesk® Revit® MEP, this tool facilitates the modification of the material in Conduits and Cable Trays, allowing the modification or material of each element as configured in the type properties in the configured parameter 'Material'.

Friday, December 24, 2021

Free Conduit Splitter — Conduit Detailing Software & Automatic Coupling Placement

From the Autodesk App Store:


Conduit detailing software and automatic coupling placement.

Easy-to-use interface for immediate productivity.

Conduit Splitter provides Autodesk® Revit® with an extra toolbar specifically for detailing of conduit runs and couplings. Design conduit the way you build it using your content while letting us do the math to get those couplings just where you need them.

With Conduit Splitter you can now quickly split conduit runs by automating the repetitive tasks previously involved in coupling placement with native Revit. You can now focus on the skilled part of the design rather than having to deal with time-consuming repetitive work.

Split Single or Multi-Run – Split to Fitting – Split Aligned – Align Couplings – Decouple Run


  • No proprietary content, use your fittings and conduit types
  • Accurate conduit splitting with multiple logic-based tools to get every coupling in just the right spot
  • Stock length controls and minimum distance from fittings

Room Color 3D Pro

From the Autodesk App Store:


Room Color 3D Pro is an add-in for managing room volumes visualization to respond to modeler's needs.

Autodesk® Revit® users are informed that room spaces and tags are only visible in 2D views such as floor plans and sections. Considering the huge demand for visualizing different spaces of projects in academic and professional areas, the app creates rooms' geometry as generic models in direct shape format and manages assigning color to generated volumes in 3D views.

Users may color the generated volumes based on their data, such as room names and departments. They may also hide the volumes, while having their latest color configuration saved on the Revit database.

Thursday, December 23, 2021

RV Browser — A Powerful Model Management Tool

From the Autodesk App Store:


To get the latest trial of this app for all Autodesk® Revit® versions before since 2016, visit

Say goodbye to bloated file size, redundant Revit items, and poor model management. With RV Browser, it is amazingly easy to:

  • Understand the state and progress of your model by seeing all its elements, even hidden ones.
  • Select elements of interest to edit all their properties at once.
  • Filter elements using properties such as Phase or Level, or any of your existing Revit view filters.
  • Quickly search for all elements containing a word or phrase in their names.
  • Quickly see if Revit elements are on the right worksets.
  • Check how many elements are in each Design Option.
  • See exactly who created or last modified an element to ask them relevant questions.
  • And much more!

Why not start right now with this 14-day, fully-functioning trial?

VRcollab LITE

From the Autodesk App Store:


This integration allows you to access all your Autodesk® BIM 360™ Docs files directly in VRcollab, improving your workflow and design reviews. Learn more about VRcollab on our Website.

VRcollab is a collaborative VDC software that aims to improve visualization and project actualization by speeding up decision-making processes. VRcollab converts BIM models for use in design reviews, building requirement approval and construction coordination. Multi-User functionality aids in the seamless communication between groups whether in one physical location or remotely via the internet. This is further enhanced by VDC-oriented features and automated document generation allowing increased effectiveness and efficiency. 

Collaborate & Coordinate From Anywhere

Collaborate with teams, clients and colleagues from anywhere around the world. Any issues created will automatically be synced in BIM 360 for everyone to access. VR is optional.

Make Better Decisions

VRcollab improves coordination meetings by empowering you with the right VDC tools to identify errors and make better decisions for your entire team before construction begins.  

Ease of Use

We believe in making BIM accessible to everyone regardless of their BIM skill level. No experience is required to start reviewing designs with VRcollab, making collaboration with external stakeholders so much simpler. 

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Free SnipTools — Create Snapshots Within Revit

From the Autodesk App Store:


SnipTools is an easy way to create a snapshot of the current drawing within the Autodesk® Revit® environment.

SnipTools is a beneficial tool to share your mark-ups with others when you are working on larger plans and grid bubbles are not visible. The app creates a snip of the area selected without creating a cropped view. 

SnipTools adjust the grid lines to the selected area and allows you to mark up and share your mark up with others. 


  1. Adjust the grid lines to the selected area
  2. Mark up tools
  3. Watermark
  4. Copy to Clipboard
  5. Share via email

Remove Duplicates

From the Autodesk App Store:


This tool is designed to remove duplicates for model elements Line-based such as (Cable trays, Ducts, Pipes, Conduits, Beams ...etc) and Point-Based such as (Lighting fixtures, Electrical fixtures, Electrical Equipment, Lighting devices, Air Terminal, Sprinklers, Fire Alarm, and Data Devices ...etc) and Sketch-Based such as (Floors, Ceilings, Roofs), this add-in will save a tremendous amount of time in the project.

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Free Webinar December 22 — Introduction to Room Family Manager from CTC Software's BIM Project Suite

From the announcement:

Introduction to Room Family Manager from the BIM Project Suite

Revit® doesn't have a native way to plan room types and content to be placed. Many of us meet with clients to decide what is needed in the project before preliminary design even begins. This programming needs to be captured so we can validate that we met the program once the design is complete. There are some tools that are very expensive, but if you are seeking an entry-level solution, thie Room Family Manager may be a powerful solution that you can leverage to program your projects with delivery validation.

CTC Live Webinar

Date: Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT

Cost: FREE

Learning Points:

  • Accessing Room Family Manager
  • Introduction to the Interface
  • Define and Assign Room Types
  • Creation of Families and Room Validation

Register for the webinar here »

Autonomous HVAC CFD — Converts Building Models to “CFD Computational Models”

From the Autodesk App Store:


The application converts the real building model to the “CFD computational model” autonomously and does not need any CFD expertise or prior CFD knowledge. 

AHC is a cloud-based CFD SaaS product that generates accurate CFD results without any CFD inputs asked from the user. CFD model is built automatically while creating the BIM configuration using an in-build BIM designer.  Users can define design configurations and scenarios and quickly do a design exploration to estimate thermal comfort for each situation. The product is validated against many test cases.

App is powered by Autodesk® Forge. Revit IO powers the BIM model creation. We will be also supporting Autodesk Revit import and export in the upcoming version

Monday, December 20, 2021

Manage Batch Links

From the Autodesk App Store:


This tool is designed to :

  • Add multiple links into the model and assign them to the desired workset.
  • Reload from existing links by specifying the folder path of the links.
  • Reload all links at once for the unloaded links.

This add-in will save a lot of time in the project.

Free Tab Select+ — Select MEP Networks with One Click

From the Autodesk App Store:


This app will allow you to select the complete MEP network(s) with just one click. It will search and add all elements connected to the selected element(s).

It can be used in all MEP systems, Conduits, Cable Trays, Duct, Flex Duct, Pipe, and Flex Pipe.

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Distribute MEP Elements from CAD

From the Autodesk App Store:


This tool is designed to distribute MEP elements automatically (Lighting fixtures, Electrical fixtures, Electrical Equipment, Lighting devices, Air Terminal, Sprinklers, Fire Alarm, and Data Devices ...etc) from a CAD drawing, this add-in will save a tremendous amount of time in the project.

Free Run Lookup — Get the Total Length and Angle Bend of One or More Conduits or Cable Trays

From the Autodesk App Store:


This app helps you in the easiest way possible to get the total length, including angle bend, from the selected conduit or Cable Tray Run(s). This app is ideal when working with conduit runs and when there may be a limited angle bend or length on a conduit run. In the end, you can quickly check for the total length and angle bend of each conduit run. 

Works on: 

  • Conduits with fittings
  • Conduits without Fittings
  • Cable tray with fittings
  • Cable tray without Fittings

How total run length is calculated

Conduit/cable tray without fitting (family): The length displayed is directly from the Run Schedule which includes fittings (Recommended for most accurate length).

Conduit/cable tray with fitting (family): Run Lookup calculates fitting length base on curves in Revit family, which may not be 100% accurate all depends on how the family was created. 

Saturday, December 18, 2021

MEP Fixtures Ceiling Distribution

From the Autodesk App Store:


This tool is designed to distribute MEP Fixtures automatically on the ceiling such as Lighting fixtures, Air Terminal, Sprinklers, Fire Alarm, and Data Devices, by selecting 3 successive inner corners of rectangular shape space. This add-in will save a tremendous amount of time in the project.

Batch View Duplicator

From the Autodesk App Store:


This tool is designed to duplicate multiple views (floor plans & Ceiling plans) and create dependent views with assigned scope boxes , this add-in will save a lot of time in the project.

Friday, December 17, 2021

Batch Detach Models

From the Autodesk App Store:


 This tool is designed to detach multiple workshared or non-workshared models automatically and save them at a desired path , this add-in will save a lot of time in the project.

Free IFC 2021

From the Autodesk App Store:


The IFC for Autodesk® Revit® 2021 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 ( or the Revit wiki (

Export Tab

Thursday, December 16, 2021


From the Autodesk App Store:


Create Elements From Excel will help you to create groups of non-hosted elements in the model by coordinates and rotation angle exported from an Excel document (xls /.xlsx).

Create Elements From Excel

Multi Connect Fire Sprinklers to Fire Pipe

From the Autodesk App Store:


This tool will help you to connect multiple sprinklers to the fire pipe automatically.

It tool will save you many hours of work used in this process.

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Auto Dimensions for MEP Fixtures at Ceiling

From the Autodesk App Store:


The This tool is designed to create automatic dimensions for MEP fixtures located in a ceiling.

This will save you a lot of time usually spent with this task.