Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Free Attach Toposurface

From the Autodesk App Store:


This is a plug-in that allows you to attach toposurface to any edge, any face or floor elements. This could be used in developing site to create roads, sidewalks, etc The app has the convenience of letting you pick edges faces or elements in a continuous loop until you hit the escape key to exit the command.

Free Divide Floor

From the Autodesk App Store:


Divide Floor is a free plugin for Autodesk® Revit® that allows users to divide one floor into many floors.

Main features:

  • Divide the floor into many floors based on floor geometry after joining with the others.
  • Note: All assigned parameters will be reset.

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Monday, November 29, 2021

Free Webinar December 1 — How to Create Framing for Stairs with MWF

From the announcement:

How to Create Framing for Stairs using MWF

In next week's webinar we will walk our users through a step-by-step process of creating framing for stairs, using MWF.

Join us on Wednesday, December 1st at either 10 AM or 2 PM (you can choose your slots after clicking the 'register now' button below).

We'll cover the following options:

  • Overview of how to draw stairs in Revit;
  • How to create floors;
  • How to create stair framing per step;
  • How to add sheathing on the stairs.

Register here »

Free Webinar December 9 — Automated Tasks with Dynamo for Revit

From the announcement:

Automated Tasks with Dynamo for Revit Webinar

Thursday, December 9, 2021

1:00 PM ET

Dynamo for Revit is a visual programming environment integrated into Revit that enables designers to create visual logic to explore parametric conceptual designs and automate tasks.

During this webinar, we will:

  • Review what is Dynamo for Revit
  • Discuss what repetitive tasks exist
  • Create placeholder sheets from an excel document to demonstrate reading Excel data, creating Revit content, and filling in Revit parameters
  • Demonstrate reading parameter values from Revit and writing parameter values to Revit

Register here »

Saturday, November 27, 2021


From the Autodesk App Store:


Assigning classifications to your model elements can be time consuming. Or it can be easy - with this plugin. Select the elements and apply the correct classification with a simple mouse click. Or drag and drop a whole category, family or type on a classification node to classify them. Use the powerful search function to drill down to the classification you are looking for.


  1. assign storey parameter to easily turning them on or off in 3D view
  2. assign IFC-Classes
  3. assign any classification system you want. Just provide a simple Textfile with the structure, a parameter to store it and you are done
  4. easily identify elements that are not classified yet.

Tilt-Werks Export

From the Autodesk App Store:


Tilt-Werks Export is a free, time-saving Autodesk® Revit® plug-in. It allows you to start your workflow in Revit, and transfer your project into Tilt-Werks (instead of re-entering) when analysis related to tilt-up engineering, lifting and bracing is desired. If you have a Tilt-Werks subscription already, your exported projects will show up automatically in Tilt-Werks when you log in. However, no subscription is required to share your projects with Dayton Superior for obtaining estimates or services.

Tilt-Werks Export is a Revit plug-in that shows up on the Add-Ins tab

Friday, November 26, 2021


From the Autodesk App Store:


ViewCropper will allow you to Crop or Section Box a view based in current selection. Features:

  • Crop or Section Box by Selection, including elements in linked files. If linked file is selected ViewCropper will ask you to select elements in linked file.
  • Defined default offset for both Crop or Section Box.
  • Easy expand and contract Crop or Section Box. Ctrl + click will double expand or contract. You can define default amount.
  • You can save or restore Crop or Section Box. Stored box is interchangeable, you can save as Crop but Restore as Section Box or vice versa.

CatiaV5 Exporter

From the Autodesk App Store:


CatiaV5 exporter for Autodesk® Revit® exports the Revit model into CatiaV5 file format.

Click here to view the partial client list.

It has the following features:

  1. Supported export of Catia V5 version V5R22  to V5R29
  2. Support Revit 2020 and 2021

Model to export in CatiaV5 format

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Convert Pipe to Conduit

From the Autodesk App Store:


This tool is designed to convert pipes to conduits.

Since most of the laser scanning conversation tools convert the conduits in Autodesk® Revit® as Revit pipes, so we created this tool to convert it to conduits.

Multi Connect Conduit and Fixtures

From the Autodesk App Store:


This tool is designed to multi-connect electrical and lighting fixtures which contain conduit connectors to the conduit. 

The sample file is under the below path.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Free Get Material

From the Autodesk App Store:


This app will help you to get the material information of a selected face, indicating whether the face is painted by a paint tool or not, and will copy its name into  clipboard. You can use the copied material name to paste into the material parameter of any elements by Ctrl+V, therefore you can apply material without opening the material browser.

Free CopyPaint

From the Autodesk App Store:


With this app, you can paint the system family faces without opening the material browser by just selecting another element's face. It will extract the material from the selected face and use it for painting the faces you want. You can keep using the same material paint for as many faces as you want. To cancel the function, just hit keyboard ESC or mouse right click select cancel menu item.

Monday, November 22, 2021

Export Electrical Panel To Excel

From the Autodesk App Store:


Have you ever searched for a tool that can Export Electrical Panel Schedule to Excel in (.xlsx) format and not (.csv)?

This add-in will Export all electrical panel views to an Excel file and avoid the problems of converting .csv file to Excel 

  • First -  Browse to choose the directory to export Autodesk® Revit® Electrical -panel schedules
  • Second - press the Export button to export all panel schedules View to the selected folder 
  • Individual Excel .xlsx files will be exported to your local computer

Note: The user must install Microsoft Excel 2016 or later on their computer to run this Add-in.

Free Webinar November 24 — Structural Member Options Within Panel Properties in MWF

From the announcement: 

Upcoming Webinar:

Structural Member Options Within Panel's Properties

In [this] webinar, we will walk users through all the options in the structural members tab in MWF. Join us Wednesday, November 24th at either 10 AM or 2 PM.

We'll cover the following options:

  • Stud Arrangements
  • Stud Configurations
  • By Benchmark
  • Misc. 

Register for the webinar here »

AGACAD Offering Up to 50% Off Perpetual Licenses Until Christmas

From the AGACAD website:

Perpetual Licenses of AGACAD BIM Solutions for Revit up to 50% off until Christmas

As 2021 draws to a close, we here at AGACAD want to thank all of our clients, trial users, webinar participants, blog readers, and followers. We’d especially like to thank our partners who work with us in their various regions around the world, in particular all our fellow members of the ARKANCE Group that we joined at the year’s outset.

In token of our gratitude, we are offering 50% OFF perpetual licenses of individual BIM Solutions for Revit from now until Christmas. And 30% OFF perpetual licenses of our Wood Framing Suite, Metal Framing Suite, and specialized framing solutions for CLT, SIPS, and OAK.

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Free CAD Finder Plus

From the Autodesk App Store:


CAD Finder Plus can be used to list all the available data of the linked or imported CAD drawings like its ID, whether the drawing is linked or imported, the name of the view that contains the drawing, level name, workset name ... etc.

User can also navigate to the view that owns the drawing and zoom directly on it by clicking on the table row

CAD Finder Plus can show the CAD instance
by clicking on its data row to open the view that
own the drawing, select it

Free Create 3D View from (Section, Callout, Scope Box)

From the Autodesk App Store:


The tool will generate 3D view for a batch of selected sections or callouts or Scope Boxes.

The tool will use the view crop box boundary to generate the 3D view.

Batch Convert Floor Plans and Ceiling Plans to 3D

From the Autodesk App Store:


The tool will generate 3D view for a batch of selected views.

The tool will work with floor plan and ceiling plan.

The tool will use the view crop box boundary to generate the 3d view.

If you need to change the boundry of 3d so adjust the crobbox first.

Saturday, November 20, 2021

ReviCheck — Work from the Latest Revisions

From the vendor: 


Say goodbye to working from out of date drawings resulting in expensive reworks.

Revicheck is a simple one step process that enables you to be efficient, working from the latest revisions and reducing costly reworks.

No fuss or wasted time, just a simple system that delivers confirmation you have the correct drawings to work from. Accessible for any size project, pay per QR code, as and when required.


ReviCheck enables contractors and site managers to install using the latest drawings and information. Using a simple, one step process, it reduces wastage, project delays, and budget overspends due to incorrect drawings. 52% of all rework globally is caused by poor data and miscommunication, ReviCheck ensures you will never work from out of date drawings again. Using our QR codes, get it right - first time.


"Such a simple, yet effective concept, I look forward to using it to reduce time wasted on costly reworks" - Matt Phillips, Senior Technical Services Manager, Paragon

Future BIM — A Suite of 43 Tools (Revised)

Editor's Note: Revised on November 11, 2021 to replace Russian language with English.

From the Autodesk App Store:


Future contains a set of functions that can significantly improve the efficiency of work in Autodesk® Revit®, speed up the creation of models, as well as the release of documentation for engineers, architects and BIM specialists.

We list just a few of the 43 functions: Export to Navis, Coloring tabs, Copying sheets / parameters / legends, Marking openings, Numbering sheets, Reinforcement of walls / columns / beams, Autosizing, Override reinforcement constraints.

The main feature of the program is its constant content and optimization. The program is provided with a paid subscription. By purchasing a subscription, you get access not only to the functions created now, but also to those that we add to the program over time. No intrusive notifications, automatic updates, affordable price and simple interface. There is a 30-day trial version, as well as an educational one - a free license key is issued for students.


1. Saves more than 100 hours of design work
2. Versatility - a large number of optimization tools collected in one program
3. Advanced functionality for automatic reinforcement creation
4. Simple and intuitive interface
5. Automatic update
6. Trial and student versions
7. Constant technical support, communication directly with the developer
8. Affordable price

Friday, November 19, 2021

View/Sheet Assistant

From the Autodesk App Store:


This plug-in helps you to quickly manage and modify the sheets/views in the project.

You can do the following:

  1. Batch Auto Rename Sheets based on Views inside
  2. Batch Auto Renumber Sheets
  3. Batch Auto Rename - Renumber Section Views inside any Sheets
  4. Crop View and Copy Crop Region from a view to other views
  5. Auto Create Sheets with selected views inside
  6. Insert multiple views to one-sheet
  7. Auto Scale your views or scale multiple views at one click
  8. Over Graphic multiple views
  9. Batch Set ViewTemplate
  10. Batch Align Views in sheets
  11. Set Viewtile VisibleOn or Off at one click
  12. Set Original Number for sheets
  13. Duplicate Views or Sheets at one click
  14. Batch copy Legends or Schedules from a sheet to other sheets
  15. Batch delete views or sheets
  16. Run multiple functions at the same time

Multi Dimensions

From the Autodesk App Store:


This app places dimensions between multiple parallel grids, levels, or curtainwall grids automatically.

It will help reduce your working time for documentations.

Select grids, levels, or curtainwall to place aligned dimensions in the plan, section, or elevation view.

Choose aligned dimension type and click the dimension button in the app window.

Click a point to place dimensions in the view.

Then multiple aligned dimensions will be placed automatically.

Select parallels from a designated button will help select all parallel grids or levels. It will be useful to select non-vertical or non-horizontal grids.

Magic Measure - 3D Measure Tool

From the Autodesk App Store:


With this tool, you can measure a distance between 2 points in a 3D view.

The workflow is fast and easy:

  • Open a 3D view and start the add-in
  • Pick the first point in the view
  • Pick the second point

The 3D distance between these 2 points will be displayed on the screen, along with its X,Y and Z components.

Of course, you can also use this add-in in a 2D view. Useful to get the horizontal and vertical components of a given distance.

Add-in workflow

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Free Carbo Life Calculator — Automatically Interpret Models' Embodied Carbon

From the Autodesk App Store:


Carbo Life Calculator is the perfect tool to calculate the embodied carbon in a building with a single press of a button. Using data from EPD's or self-defined materials & values, the Carbo Life Calculator automatically interprets your Autodesk® Revit® model and presents you its embodied carbon.

Using this tool allows anybody to calculate the embodied carbon of a design while giving full freedom to the user to select materials, edit or expand the material database to report and optimize the embodied carbon. As a Revit plugin, you will also be able to create "heatmaps" from the calculation results, making it just a press of a few buttons to create some great 3D visualizations to show the embodied carbon. You can also export the embodied carbon values back as a parameter into the Revit elements and use in-Revit-schedules in ways of your liking. Or why not export the entire database to excel and create your own graphs and reports as you please. There are many ways the Carbo Life Calculator can be of use:

Carbo Life Calc is flexible, and can help assess your project in many ways:

  • It’s a full embodied carbon calculator;
  • Use it as a simple quantity snooping tool;
  • Keep it as a database for your embodied carbon values;
  • Optional by comparing various design options;
  • Use it as a tool to study in-depth what embodied carbon is;
  • Optimize materials to find low-carbon solutions, and present their impact;
  • Various export methods take your calculation and visualizations to a new level.

Give it a go, good luck!