Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Rooms to Masses

From the Autodesk App Store: 


Do you need to create mass elements from a geometrically complicated room (shafts/openings/voids) into your project?

Does dynamo satisfy your needs for the task?

RoomMass for Autodesk® Revit® is a tool to automatically create mass elements as extrusions from 2D room objects

  • Extruding complicated room shapes 
  • Automatically extruding the voids/shafts/openings when generating masses
  • Providing parameters to offset the masses when extruding
  • Generated masses are stored as editable families 
  • Generated masses can be used to get  MEP quantities by rooms coupled with QTO By Room plugin

Free EE-Toolkit

From the Autodesk App Store:


EE-Tools is an Autodesk® Revit® add-in which aims to help Revit modeler do some time taking tasks very quickly.

There are four different parts in the EE-Toolkit plug-in.

In part one, there are some tools helping through documentation like Add Revision, Project Folder, Crop Match, and Grid Dimension.

In the second part, there are tools for easily generating rebar for beams, columns walls, and strips when you have a simple pattern.

In the third part, tools help you through steel framing like Flip Face and Cross Bracing.

in the last part, there are tools to create Color Legend by adding filters to the current view to view reinforcement bars or steel bars in randomly different colors. A pop up window will show color legend.

Monday, August 30, 2021

XYZ to Roof

From the Autodesk App Store:


XYZ to Roof takes point data from CSV files and creates new roof elements in minutes - with surfaces that accurately match existing point cloud images.

The plugin takes your data captured from the site and creates a roof element via an import of a CSV file. You can use Pointcloud data, GNSS or Total station points to create an accurate roof. It supports original scan data taken in both metrics (m) and imperial units (ft).

This app has been designed to help Surveyors, Engineers, Architects, 3D Autodesk® Revit® Modellers, and 3D Laser scanning technicians. It imports as-built conditions from site to office, automating the tedious manual input of surface points within a roof element.

To Use this app, insert your pointcloud (rcs or rcp) to Revit as "Auto Origin to Origin" via the existing Revit Insert Tab if required.

Prepare your roof point data into a CSV file in the numerical format of (E-value), (N-value), (Z-value). Find XYZ to Roof on the add-ins tab and click the button to load CSV into XYZ to Roof - it will create a new structural roof that accurately matches your point cloud image. Roof boundaries will need some manual adjustment. The app will prompt you for which Revit layer to add the roof to, so by creating a layer close to the desired level less adjustment will be required.

B's WallAutoOpening

From the Autodesk App Store:



This is an add-in software that creates an AutoOpening(*) on the adjacent wall along with the door, window, or wall opening.

This software is effective when the skeleton, base, and finish are entered as "single walls" instead of "composite walls".

*The opening created by this add-in software

Until now, you had to create openings in the groundwork and finish along with the windows and doors you entered in the body.

By using this add-in, you can create multiple openings at once, which can greatly reduce work time.

Since it also has a function to display a list of created AutoOpening, you can easily check the number of created AutoOpening.

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Free Project Sweeper Final

From the Autodesk App Store:


This is the final release of this app. All app production from pkh lineworks is shutting down.

Project Sweeper is a collection of tools that allow a user to quickly and accurately remove the following clutter from Autodesk® Revit® projects:

  • line styles
  • line patterns
  • text styles
  • fill region types and
  • fill patterns.

Except for text styles, these items are not checked by Revit "Purge Unused" command. Project Sweeper goes beyond just checking for unused styles and patterns. It also allows a user to convert from one style\pattern to another, delete all the elements using a style\pattern and to preview all the views\elements using a style\pattern before removing it.

Engipedia Layers Manager PRO

From the Autodesk App Store:


The add-in analyzes all layered structures in an Autodesk® Revit® project, looking for material names and layer widths (thicknesses). Materials, widths, and material layers with widths can be written into multiline Type parameters of all six-layered categories (Ceilings, Floors, Site-Pads, Roofs, Structural Foundations, and Walls). However, this PRO version features custom setting of material information to be read, their order and general syntax settings.

These parameters can be used to show tags and schedules.

Tree structure displays all layered structure types, materials, and widths (thicknesses), showing:

  • Red color shows missing materials (<By Category>)
  • Core layers are underlined
  • Structural materials are bold and blue (or red if the material is missing)

Units can be set: millimeters, centimeters, decimeters, meters, decimal inches, decimal feet as well as fractional feet and inches with rounding feature.

The unit format can be set: number of decimals and trailing zeros. Fractional values can be rounded to the nearest (selected) fraction value.

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Free Total Length Calculator

From the Autodesk App Store:


This add-in helps you to measure the total length of selected ducts, pipes, cable trays and conduits. Mark elements and check their length. It's so easy!

Change Level MEP

From the Autodesk App Store:


This app is designed to change the levels of the MEP system in bulk without affecting its parameters. Normally for Autodesk® Revit® versions 2019 and below version, when changing levels, some elements may change coordinates or in some cases when changing levels, there will be some errors that users cannot change quickly. This app will help to solve these problems quickly.

Friday, August 27, 2021

Calculate Fire Fighting Pipes According To NFPA 13

From the Autodesk App Store:


This plugin is designed to calculate the size of Fire Fighting Pipes according to NFPA 13 Code and take that into account to calculate the size of the Pipe Fittings.

The user has the ability to select the network that contains Sprinklers, Pipes, and Pipe Fittings, then the user can click (Run) to calculate the size of Fire Fighting Pipes. It should be noted that the network must be closed, or the network must be connected with each other.

This plugin contains many options such as change units (Imperial or Metric) and change material (Copper or steel) according to NFPA 13.

The plugin will save a lot of time and effort where the user needs to calculate and draw the size of Fire Fighting Pipes.

Free ARKBCWS — Flow Rate for Domestic Water Systems

From the Autodesk App Store:


Flow rate for domestic water system from loading units based on BS-EN 806 diversity factor.

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Free Rebar Assign Sheet

From the Autodesk App Store:


This application assigns the value of the Sheet Number to the reinforcements that are selected, within the shared parameter 'Sheet_Number'.

Once the sheet is assigned to the selected reinforcements, the data will be automatically updated for the following cases:

  • When the plane name is modified, this value will be modified in all the reinforcements that have that value, within its parameter Sheet_number
  • When a sheet is deleted, the value of the Sheet_Number parameter will be emptied in the reinforcements associated with that Sheet.

If the model does not have the shared parameter Sheet_Number, executing the Assign button will create the parameter for that model.

Free Delete Multiple View Templates at Once

From the Autodesk App Store:


This application allows you to quickly delete multiple view templates from the project at once.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Rebar Detailing

From the Autodesk App Store:


Rebar Detailing creates a detail item family and uses it to draw a rebar bar detail with all dimensions and descriptions. This is required for easier and faster production of rebar drawings.

Free IDEA StatiCa Viewer for Autodesk® Revit®

From the Autodesk App Store:


Have you ever needed your colleague to export a connection from Autodesk® Revit® but an IDEA StatiCa license was not installed on his machine? Now he can get a FREE plugin to export from Revit to IDEA StatiCa Connection.

Moreover, all detailers without an IDEA StatiCa license can export a connection to the cloud Viewer and from there, export and send the .ideacon file to the structural engineer.

After the installation, you will find a new button in the Revit ribbon (IDEA StatiCa – Export to Viewer). By selecting the desired standard, you can export any connection to the IDEA StatiCa Viewer on a cloud. Cloud Viewer is a free service enabling you to display any connection from IDEA StatiCa and export it to the 3D DXF model or generate a .ideacon file. (Please note that the IDEA StatiCa Viewer plugin for Revit plugin differs from the Code-check manager plugin which enables us to work with multiple connections at a time, synchronize models, etc. and requires a valid license.)

The plugin is for FREE. That means it does not require a license of IDEA StatiCa. It is activated by downloading the install file from the IDEA StatiCa website or the Autodesk App Store.

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Free G.Algo — Share Small and Schematic Files During the Initial Phases of Design

From the Autodesk App Store:


Thanks to G.Algo, share small and schematic files with engineers and clients, that contain all the data required for the study and evaluation of your ideas during the initial phases of the architectural design.

  1. Design with the G.Algo new category: a Building at LOD 100 with a schematic plan floor and 3D representation.
  2. Customize the pre-existing Building family types to fit any kind of building typology, or add your own family type.
  3. Use the G.Algo toolbar to easily create functional diagrams and automatically place or switch rooms in your building.

Free VA+ COVID-19 SDP (Social Distance Planning) app

From the Autodesk App Store:


The VA+ COVID-19 Social Distance Planning app analyzes indoor layouts to evaluate social distancing compliance while evaluating re-opening plans during the Covid-19 pandemic. Using a combination of various factors such as distance to doors and clustering, this tool evaluates which layouts are best and which need adjustment.

Monday, August 23, 2021

Free Webinar August 25 — CTC Spreadsheet Link for Structural Engineers

From the announcement:

Engineers love their spreadsheets! Actually, they really love the data, and Revit® is chock full of data. So why can't Excel® work in Revit? Guess what? It can! This webinar will show you how to take Excel data and use it to drive objects in Revit. Whether it's pushing data in for scheduling or massaging data pulled from the models and pushed back in to make changes, this session on Spreadsheet Link will show how it's done.

CTC Software Live Webinar

Date: Wednesday, August 25th, 2021

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

Cost: FREE

Learning Points:

  • Learn how to manipulate data in Spreadsheet Link and apply it back to the model
  • Understand how to format data in Excel and push it back to Revit using Spreadsheet Link
  • Learn how to create a repeatable workflow that can be used by other projects

Register for the Webinar!

VisiSpecs, The Visual Specification System

From the vendor:

VisiSpecs integrates and automates the BIM model, Keynotes, Specs and related documents. NO CHANGES are required in the BIM Model enabling immediate integration.  VisiSpecs customers testify to the ease of learning, enterprise roll-out and fast ROI based on time and cost savings and improved quality and delivery.

    • Document neutral supporting all docs instead of tied to one master
      • Company/Client/Commercial/International masters easily imported
    • Familiar editor makes VisiWord easy to trial, learn, use, and deploy
    • Project docs and collaboration accessed directly in Microsoft Word or Revit
    • Most robust editing environment for any spec editing tool
      • Programmed routines are >40% faster than macros and other tools
      • Quickly and easily edit even if you only use 1-2 times per year
    • Immediate integration of your current project
    • Easily link your elements + materials to required specs/docs
    • Select in Revit with dynamic highlighting of the related docs
    • SpecsIntact (UFGS) BIM Integration
    • Keynote Manager directly in Word or Revit
    • Automatic selection of keynotes based on project specs
    • Keynote Assigner with search, comments, and inline editing
    • Keynote Verifier ensuring model, specs, keynotes are coordinated
    • IT loves easy deployment and fast access anywhere / anytime
    • Local backups to your server, BIM 360, or preferred path
    • Reuse design preferences with easy access to lessons learned
    • Customers have ROI on 1st and 2nd projects
    • Easily verify recently completed project models and specs

Free 30-Day Trials, Customer Testimonials and Case Studies, Event listings and more can be found at

LATS — Access LG's Multi V™ Line of Products in Revit

From the Autodesk App Store:


LG Air Conditioner Technical Solutions (LATS) for Autodesk® Revit® features various tools to reduce drawing and design time by up to 80%.

You have access to LG's Multi V™ line of products to be used in your design.

Place components, run refrigerant and drain lines, and pipe automatically and/or manually. Multi-floor projects can be designed by connecting floors with a pipe, and isometric pipe and control diagrams can be created with a click of a button and placed on the drawing.

System Check

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Free BIM.archiproducts plug-in

From the Autodesk App Store:


BIM.archiproducts Plug-in is an integrated application for Autodesk® Revit® that allows users to search, filter, browse, and download BIM models of products in a free mode.

BIM.archiproducts Plug-in for Revit is one of our free applications for Architects, Designers, Builders, and whoever uses BIM libraries.

The plug-in has all the latest functions, including cloud integration, the direct download, and the check for updates.

The plug-in has the following features:

Browse: It allows us to open the family search box in BIM.archiproducts, download and insert objects in the RVT project 2D, and 3D views.

Select the needed family, press the download button to download and insert the object directly into the project.

The downloaded object can be inserted in all 2D or 3D views.

My Library: It allows us to open the library containing the favorite families saved on BIM.archiproducts, download and insert the objects directly into the RVT project 2D, and 3D views.

Select the needed family, press the download button to download and insert the object directly into the project. The search session will be automatically closed when the download is complete.

The downloaded object can be inserted in all 2D or 3D views.

Free Webinar August 26 — AVAIL Harvest 2.0

From the announcement:

AVAIL Harvest 2.0:

Revit Element Level Virtualization in AVAIL

Join us for the LIVE webinar:

Thursday August 26 at 4 PM ET

Join Randall Stevens - CEO and Founder - as he demos AVAIL Harvest 2.0, a new and groundbreaking functionality that makes Revit much easier to use and more accessible to a wider range of users.  

Simplify Revit

AVAIL Harvest 2.0 simplifies Revit by making content libraries instantly accessible and as easy as drag-and-drop or one-click placement into a Project.

Managing and making available to designers the wide variety of Revit content that are not Families is extremely difficult.  Reusable assets such as Drafting Views, Groups, Sheets, Legends, Schedules, and System Families all present a problem when it comes to Revit library management and delivery.  Until now…

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Distribution Sprinklers based on Hazard NFPA 13

From the Autodesk App Store:


This tool is designed to distribute sprinklers according to Hazard by using NFPA Code. It takes into account that sprinklers become a host in the ceiling under the condition that active view contains rooms or spaces because sprinklers take height from the height of rooms or spaces, so the volume of rooms or spaces inactive view must be activated by using volume computations or the user adjusts the height of Rooms and spaces from floor to ceiling manually.

The user can specify Sprinkler & Space or room, then the user selects the Hazard Types (Light, Ordinary or Extra) to distribute sprinklers according to the height of room or space or by the height of the selected sprinkler.

Finally, the program has distributed sprinklers according to the hazard type by using NFPA Code.

The application will save a lot of time and effort in case they need to distribute sprinklers, especially in the initial design. Users can define the spaces between sprinklers if the specific distances between sprinklers differ from NFPA Code.

Note: Volume computations may affect Autodesk® Revit® performance, and you can follow these steps:

  1. Click Architecture tab Room & Area panel drop-down (Area and Volume Computations).
  2. On the Computations tab of the Area and Volume Computations dialog, under Volume Computations, select (to enable) or clear (to disable) Areas and Volumes.
  3. Click OK.

Copy Parameter

From the Autodesk App Store:


Copy parameter value from one parameter to another one in the same family to show this value to the tag instance.

Friday, August 20, 2021

Free 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 by 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.

Export Spaces to DIALux

From the Autodesk App Store:


Exports Spaces from Autodesk® Revit® to the (.STF) file format used by DIALux software for photometry calculations.


  • Export All Spaces geometry to DIALux with ease
  • Export Spaces By Level
  • Export Reflection Factor Parameters from Model or Use DIALux default values
  • Export Spaces with Model Room Name and Number

All exported values are expressed in SI units, can be changed inside DIALux

Very useful for Electrical Engineers and Lighting Designers.

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Free Match Rebar

From the Autodesk App Store:


This application takes the properties of the reference element and matches them to the selected reinforcements as long as they have the same shape.