Monday, February 28, 2022

Free Element_Level_Check

From the Autodesk App Store:


The tool examines selected elements with level elements inside the Autodesk® Revit® model and checks if elements' base level (shown in the properties window) is associated with the level line, which is closest to the element's bottom geometry. 

Once done, it will generate a new schedule named "QC ELEMENT LEVEL," which contains elements that need to be checked or adjusted.

Schematic Tools

From the Autodesk App Store:


Create a 2D schematics from your 3D model. 

A 2D diagram of a 3D model is always the easiest and quickest way to check your design.

With Schematic Tools, you can quickly create a schematic from Autodesk® Revit® models by just selecting the first piece of the system. 

You can check the flow quantity or duct velocity of your system by using this tool. The app will read the flow quantities from the air terminals and add them up through the duct system. 

The app also allows you to change model parameters through the schematic.  

You can also show the flow arrows on the schematic and get the app to place the arrows for you on the 2D view. 

By exporting the excel schedule of the ductwork system, you can calculate the pressure loss of the system. 

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Place Multiple Views On Sheets

From the Autodesk App Store:


This tool is designed to place multiple views on sheets with a desired arrangement automatically 

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

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Free ifc2room

From the Autodesk App Store:


ifc2room makes it possible to read architectural rooms (in the form of levels, room geometries, room numbers and room names) from an Ifc file and transfers them to a desired Autodesk® Revit® file.

The primary target group for ifc2room are mechanical and electrical engineers who use Revit themselves but are provided with the architectural models as Ifc files in openBIM projects. In order to generate the required MEP rooms in Revit, the HVAC engineers need a valid data set in the form of Revit architecture rooms.

This is exactly what ifc2room provides on the basis of Ifc files.

Free Family Transfer & Manager

From the Autodesk App Store:


Family Transfer & Manager is a free Autodesk® Revit® add-in/plugin to help you to manage Revit families in your projects.

How it will help you?

  • Easy selection: Easily select the required Families
  • Transfer command: Transfer all families between 2 projects (or from a linked project)
  • Purge command: Purge all unused families, except annotation families.
  • Export command: Export families to one folder or category folder
  • Observation Mode: To find and isolate your family in the active view & also detect and unhide hidden family

Monday, February 21, 2022

Free Sheetori: Helps to Manage Sheets in a Smart Way

From the Autodesk App Store:


Sheetori is one of the BIM Ninja specific sets of Autodesk® Revit® plug-ins, It helps you manage your project sheets easily in a smart way.

It will help you: 

  • Batch create your sheets allowing you to assign your own browser organization parameters and titleblock.
  • Easily apply and overwrite the required revisions for your submission sheets.
  • Batch print your submission into your selected location using timestamps and folder organization.
  • Supports (PDF), (DWG) & (DWF) extensions for the outcome of your submission.
  • Supports all the known sizes of titleblocks along with allowing control of the output file properties.

This app requires a lite free PDF printing tool called (PDF24). It can be downloaded from here:

EzAssembly: Duplicate Assembly Views Based on an Existing Assembly

From the Autodesk App Store:


This app increases efficiency when working with multiple assemblies that share similar detail sheet layouts. This add-in duplicates assembly views, schedules, and sheets based on an existing assembly. Additionally, it duplicates sheet layout with corresponding views, schedules, legends, text notes, title blocks, and sheet parameter values to the new assembly sheet(s).

Assembly Views Supported:

  • 3D Ortho
  • Plan
  • Section A
  • Section B
  • Elevation Top
  • Elevation Bottom
  • Elevation Left
  • Elevation Right
  • Elevation Front
  • Elevation Back
  • Part List
  • Material Takeoff
  • -Category- Schedule(s)
  • Sheet (In Assembly and Project Sheet)

Section A and B will be converted to Elevation Front, Back, Left, or Right depending on the orientation. Angled elevation views are not supported.

Sunday, February 20, 2022

DiRoots.One: Eight Free Bundled Productivity Tools

From the DiRoots website:

Eight Productivity Tools for Autodesk Revit.


A single application bundle that includes 8 free Autodesk Revit Plugins to boost your productivity. DiRootsOne allows seamless interoperability between our plugins, opening doors to new workflows and ways for getting your job done faster and better.

One Bundle, 8 Free Revit Plugins to make your life easier.


Export your Revit model data (by categories, elements, schedules) to Excel and Google Sheets. Edit the data and import it back to update the model.


Link Manager

From the Autodesk App Store:


Link Manager will help you to manage your Autodesk® Revit® links and Autodesk® AutoCAD® links. The add-in is very useful and saves time while working with links in your project.

  1. Quick function (select link directly or using control panel dialogue):
  2. Open the file folder
  3. Open file in Revit/ AutoCAD program
  4. Reload From...
  5. Isolate Revit link in the active view
  6. Hide/Unhide
  7. Reload multiple links
  8. Unload multiple links (only for Revit links)
  9. Quick Insert Link (only for Revit links)
  10. Remove multiple links
  11. Close Grid and Level worksets) (only for the work-shared projects)
  12. Copy multiple links to one folder
  13. Quick enable work-sharing (only for Revit links)

Saturday, February 19, 2022

Free Dynamo Scripts from BIM One

From the BIM One website:

These scripts are distributed free of charge by BIM One Inc. They have all been tested and used by our specialists before being distributed. However, due to the nature of Dynamo, some of the scripts may not work as expected on your computers; therefore, we cannot be held responsible for your use of them. Of course, we will try to correct any problems or answer your questions as much as possible and according to our availability.

With Dynamo, it is essential to understand that manipulations on a file can cause an undesired result. This is why it is important to always save your file or a copy of your file before proceeding.

A good practice to improve the reliability of Dynamo scripts consists in closing and reopening Dynamo every time you use the same script on the same file.

Analytical ON-OFF

Arrow head switcher

Change line style

CQ Level Reference

Delete unused filters

Sandwich Panels

From the AGACAD website:

The definitive BIM solution for designing sandwich panel envelopes in Revit® models

AGACAD Sandwich Panels brings a collection of powerful features and top-notch automation for efficient modeling, data management, and output. Create coordinated, consistent, and complete model-based designs for paneling, framing, sheathing, detailing, scheduling, and more. Use Sandwich Panels to drive accuracy and time savings across the project lifecycle.

Sandwich Panels makes design and documentation fast and easy with real-time full project updates in Revit®. Plus it generates views with automatic dimensions for wall or roof panels or segments as well as accurate bills of materials and shop drawings. So quality production and accurate assembly on site are ensured.

Advanced automation and built-in best practices help BIM professionals make optimal choices, move much faster, and avoid errors at every stage – from design and documentation to fabrication and construction.

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Free Webinar February 24: How to Automatically Number & Mark Revit Elements with AGACAD's Sort Mark Add-in

From the AGACAD website:

How to automatically number & mark Revit elements [WEBINAR]

Working on building projects requires a lot of attention to the details and precisely organized technical information. A lot of time is spent on repetitive tasks to sort, number, and mark dozens of elements by position, technical specification, function, and other criteria.

The architect marks door elements by type and fire classification; the structural engineer sorts and numbers beams by length and structural capacity; the manufacturer creates a schedule with all the brackets and studs sorted by type and other parameters. All of that takes many hours to do.

Although Autodesk® Revit® itself has a lot of features to manage projects and generate the requisite data and documents, it still takes up quite a lot of time to sort and mark elements. Architects and engineers who use Revit encounter issues like those below frequently. Can you relate?

A lot of repetitive manual work has to be done to calculate the position of certain element groups.

Sorting and numbering or renumbering elements requires a lot of manual work and attention, which is time-consuming – all the more so for huge projects.

Slow communication and human errors inhibit a smooth workflow.

We have a tool that really takes the pressure off your shoulders in your daily tasks, saving lots of time so that you can focus on TRUE project value. Our Sort Mark add-on for Revit makes it easy to define rules for sorting multiple elements and marking them automatically. Check it out in our live, free webinar on February 24!

Sunday, February 13, 2022

Free Webinar February 23: Design Collaboration & Document Management with Autodesk BIM Collaborate Pro

From the CADD Microsystems announcement:

Wednesday, February 23, 2022
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM ET

Join us for an overview of the features Autodesk Docs and BIM Collaborate Pro provide during the design phase. You will learn about major elements of both modules and get an overview of the critical decisions to be made when choosing how to collaborate in the Autodesk Construction Cloud. You will have a better understanding of the platform, what benefits it may provide, and how it may fit with your team and project delivery methodology.

You will specifically hear how the Autodesk Construction Cloud can help you:

  • Share, view, markup, and manage your drawings, documents and models
  • Assign and manage issues for easy design review
  • Visualize how new design information will impact ongoing work
  • And more

Register for the webinar here »

Free Webinar February 16: Model Review and Clash Detection with Navisworks

From the CADD Microsystems announcement:

Wednesday, February 16, 2022
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM ET

Autodesk Navisworks Manage software offers design and construction professionals a comprehensive project review solution for coordination analysis and communication. Multidisciplinary design data can be combined into a single integrated project model for improved interference management, clash detection and 5D analysis. Navisworks Manage helps anticipate and minimize potential problems before construction begins. Extend the power of Navisworks with tools that support Building Information Modeling (BIM) for design and documentation, visualization, simulation, and project collaboration.

In this webinar, you will see:

  • What is Navisworks? (…and what is it not?)
  • Planning for BIM Coordination
  • Clash Detective: clash identification and reporting
  • Quantification: 2D and 3D takeoffs
  • Timeliner: Project sequencing and simulation
  • And more!

Register for the webinar here »

Free Webinar February 16: Automated Tasks with Dynamo for Revit

From the CADD Microsystems announcement:

Wednesday, February 16, 2022
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 for the webinar here »

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Done Wallowing in the Autodesk App Store

Back when I took over this blog in July 2021, I decided to initially focus on catching up with the Autodesk App Store. It made sense to me to knock out the low-hanging fruit. However, it wasn't as easy as expected; just try searching for new add-ins on the App Store. Can't be done. Also, at nearly two posts per day, I didn't expect it to take eight months to complete this task! It was rough, but I'm finally caught up. This means that, aside from keeping up with subsequent new add-ins published on the App Store, I'll be free to focus on add-ins from around the Internet, Dynamo, application development, etc. Stay tuned.

- Cord

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Free Clash Navigator

From the Autodesk App Store:


Clash Navigator is a free Autodesk® Revit® plugin that helps you manage the process of reviewing and resolving clashes detected by Autodesk® Navisworks®.

Main Features:

  • View Clash Report created by Navisworks and navigate clashes inside Revit UI.
  • Select clash items.
  • Focus on and isolate clash elements in view.
  • Create section box “Clash Box” of custom size at the clash location.
  • Model clash points to help identify the point in view.
  • Show/Hide clash images created by Navisworks
  • Manage the status of each clash result.
  • Status summary for clashes of each Test and for clash report Tests.
  • Manage display units of the report data.

Select one clash element

Align Views Ez

From the Autodesk App Store:


The plug-in for Autodesk® Revit® can help to save time while aligning multiple drawings with large sets of views and schedules.

Just select a few elements and the align view tool will sort them for you.

  1. Align all views in all sheets: divide sheets into multiple groups, each group sheet has the same amount of view. Sheet members of each group will be copied view reference locations in the first sheet. You have to manually arrange views on the model sheet before aligning.
  2. Align all views in all sheets with the same amount of views: the sheet list will be filtered. Only the sheets which have the same amount of view as the model sheet can be selected.

Furthermore, the plug-in can help you quickly rotate the current view.

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Matterport Plug-in

From the Autodesk App Store:


Matterport for Architecture, Engineering & Construction

Streamline documentation, 3D scan as-builts, and collaborate with ease using Matterport's 3D Technology. Our 3D data platform is the most powerful, accurate, and quickest way to document a building or property. With a compatible camera, you can capture anything from small to large spaces — both inside and outside — with the highest level of detail. With Matterport, you can also reduce costs and help save the most precious commodity — your time.

Use Matterport Plug-in for Autodesk® Revit® to reduce design and construction costs

Now with the Matterport plug-in, you can seamlessly: 

  • Import your Matterport Point Cloud (E57 or .XYZ) files and seamlessly convert, share and render them within Revit.
  • Download Matterport Scan-To-BIM assets directly from our Platform and import them into a new or existing project.

Incorporating Matterport into your BIM (Building Information Modelling) process can help reduce virtual design and construction costs and help you win more bids.

Using Matterport technology you can: Generate OBJ files and point clouds for as-builts and construction documentation; Scan tight areas 10–15 times faster than with a typical lidar scanner; Take measurements in difficult-to-access areas such as pipes, trusses, and ceiling beams; Overlay your point cloud onto your BIM model to conduct verification.

Matterport Plug-in installed in the Add-Ins tab

Free Export/ Import Excel Ez

From the Autodesk App Store:


1. The Add-in allows you to export multiple schedules (even with images) in Autodesk® Revit® project to Excel with many options:

  • Export images from schedules to Excel files.
  • Export schedules to separate Excel files.
  • Export schedules to combined sheets in one Excel file.
  • Export Schedule in Excel as a table.
  • Export Schedule in Excel as a text.
  • Combine many options.
  • Export 1 schedule to 1 excel file

2. Import Excel file into Revit project.

Monday, February 7, 2022

Planary — Conduct Accurate and Quick Feasibility Studies

From the Autodesk App Store:


Planary comes in handy for the early stages of design for architecture and urban planning projects.

It allows you to enhance your feasibility study workflow inside Autodesk® Revit® (Using only Filled Regions).

You can get a real-time evaluation, export the data into an Excel sheet and create massing in just a few clicks.

How it works:

Planary converts 2D drawing (Filled regions) from the Revit view to 3D parametric buildings and land use.

For each Filled Region, the user can assign parameters such as the number of floors, floor height, space use and building part type.

Planary combines information of the parameters with the 2D geometry and shows you a 3D representation and statistics as Gross Floor Area, FSI, BCR, number of units, parking, cost and more.

You can keep working and changing the 2D drawing on Revit, and Planary gives instant feedback on the statistics and the 3D.

Planary allows you to export:

  • Statistics of your study to an Excel sheet 
  • Preview Image
  • Revit mass into the Revit view

Planary interface

PypeServer® Connect — Exports PypeServer File Formats of Pipe Cutting Information

From the Autodesk App Store:


PypeServer Connect streamlines the transmission of data from a Revit model to PypeServer software. Customizable data mappings help to organize pipe cuts to fit your organization's needs.  No third-party applications are necessary to communicate directly with PypeServer Enterprise. Supports both Revit Family Content and Fabrication ITM Content. Currently supports Revit 2019 through Revit 2022.

Integrations with PypeServer Cloud allow the cut information to be immediatly consumed by PypeServer Enterprise or PypeServer Lyte where cut status will be reported.  PypeServer Connect can then write the cut status data back to the model to show project progress.

Filter parts by multiple parameters to exclude from data export.

Sunday, February 6, 2022


From the Autodesk App Store:


CircuitName is a plugin to rename electrical and communication circuits in Autodesk® Revit® 2021 and onwards.

The circuit number of the electrical equipment is the same as the panel name, configure all prefixes all in one place.

Sample file: