“75” Revit Add-ins | 75 Minutes

Jay B Zallan

Session 3

“75” Revit Add-ins | “75” Minutes
Jay B Zallan
BIM Director Perkowitz+Ruth Architects

Class Description
As the title suggests we will be going over quite a lot in our “75” Minutes together, so be ready. We will cover some of the products in brief, with special looks into those Revit Add-Ins that I find most beneficial as well as those potentially beneficial for users of all kind. We will focus on finding and using add-ins that are available for Revit that will include popular free and paid add-ins, content management add-ins such as content browsers, etc. We will also explore and bring to light the many platforms some of these add-ins are available within.

Key Learning Objectives: 1. Learn Where, When & How to find add-ins and content for Revit. 2. Learn the depth and breadth of add-ins that are available, as well as the evolving plugin landscape, including self-creation possibilities… 3. Learn what commercially available add-ins may be the most beneficial and those to keep an eye on. 4. Learn how you can enter the world of add-in creation or simply how you can guide new plugin developments, including how to get your own custom add-ins created.

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Jay B Zallan
Architecture - Technology - Creativity These are Jay Zallan’s professional passions. He is a BIM Leader, Designer, an Artist and an AEC technologist. Currently the VDC BIM Director at Perkowitz+Ruth Architects & Studio-111, Jay brings unique & qualified insights into the business & creative processes of Architecture with proven strategies for production & growth. Mr. Zallan has over 20 years of Architectural experience and enjoys a varied & diverse portfolio of Architecture and Art. Jay’s standing as an Autodesk Expert Elite member, President of the Los Angeles Revit Users Group, AUGIworld magazine Revit Architecture Managing Editor and Graphic Standards’ BIM Advisory Board member positions him as one of the sources to trust in AEC. Jay frequently presents at Autodesk University, the Revit Technology Conference (Hey that’s here!!!) and is a frequent lecturer on Creativity, AEC, BIM and Virtual Design & Construction throughout the building industry and institutions such as the University of Southern California, LACMA, as well as other industry, AIA & CSI events.

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Why Add-Ins
Why do we want add-ins? Efficiency! Productivity and filling gaps, etc. all fall under efficiency in my view. Efficiency is one of those buzzwords that is oft used but sometimes misunderstood or mis-used.

Efficiency | Adjective | Noun: Setting the Stage
Efficient: adjective “Productive of desired effects; especially: productive without waste” Efficiency: noun “(1) Effective operation as measured by a comparison of production with cost (as in energy, time, and money) (2) The ratio of the useful energy delivered by a dynamic system to the energy supplied to it” Apps & Add-ins bring the promise of greater efficiency to end users, managers and the extended BIM team; when implemented ‘right’, with reason and after proper (and actual) vetting.

Start with “75” | End with the Best
In this session we will obviously highlight many apps & add-ins, as the session title rightly asserts. We will also delve a bit deeper into a limited handful of current standouts and finally hit our crescendo with what is undoubtedly “THE BEST ADDIN EVER”

Expectations from this Session and Handout
Everyone in attendance will leave with a copy of “THE BEST ADD-IN EVER”, including unlimited lifetime renewals!!!
Handout Note: If a paragraph, etc. is in quotations (“) then it is directly copied from the add-in creator’s materials -DO NOT BLAME ME NOR RTC FOR ANY IMPROPER GRAMMER, CLAIMS, ETC.

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 Autodesk Exchange Apps CADstudio Revit Tools SOFiSTiK BIMTOOLS 3D PDF Converter for Revit CTC | BIM Manager Suite CTC | BIM Project Suite PopIcon for Revit KiwiCodes |Family Browser KiwiCodes |Project Browser KiwiCodes |Keynote Browser KiwiCodes |Element Renumber KiwiCodes |Sheet Counter KiwiCodes |Family Categorizer KiwiCodes| Revitworks |Door Factory KiwiCodes |Custom API KiwiCodes |Bonus Tools Power Measure IMAGINiT Clarity IMAGINiT Clarity Workshare IMAGINiT Utilities for Revit IMAGINiT Scan to BIM CadFaster Collaborate Ideate BIMLink B-G-ECircuit SuperFilter Rushforth Tools Tools4revit | Cut Opening Tools4revit | Smart Browser Tools4revit | Insert Elements Tools4revit | RAS Manager Tools4revit | Smart Floors Tools4revit | Smart Walls Tools4revit | Sort&Cope Tools4revit | U-Value Tools4revit | Dynamic Legend Tools4revit | Quick Dimensions Tools4revit | Quick Table Tools4revit | Smart Sheets Tools4revit | Sort Mark Autodesk | Civil Structures Autodesk | Frame Generator Autodesk | Excel Based Model Autodesk | Timber Framing Autodesk |Grids Generator Autodesk |Compare Model DPR | Model Slicer Revizto BIMstop | Revit Tools dp Stuff | Randomizer ElumTools ArchVision | RPC Plugin RTV Tools | Xporter RTV Tools | Paint BIMobject 55 Trilligence Affinity 56 BuildEdge Roof 57 StrucCope 58 DigiPara | ElevatorArchitect 59 Stadia 60 Heat Load (EN 12831) 61 ENGworks | Piping Productivity 62 ENGworks | BIMXchange 63 MDX 3D Exporter 64 TotalStation Point Utilities 65 SysQue(tm) Supports CASE Inc | Apps 66 CASE Inc | Add-In Manager 67 CASE Inc | Delete Sheets, Views, and Revit Links 68 CASE Inc | Change and Replace Line Styles 69 CASE Inc | Extrude Rooms to 3D Mass 70 CASE Inc | Super Shared Parameter Loader 71 CASE Inc | Rename Families and Types from Excel 72 CASE Inc | Super Tag 73 CASE Inc | Import openNURBS (3dm File Data) 74 CASE Inc | Multiple View Duplicator 76 CASE Inc | View Template Controller 77 CASE Inc | Change & Replace Family &/or Type Names 78 CASE Inc | Place 3D Room Tags 79 CASE Inc | Migrate Parameter to Parameter 80 CASE Inc | (BETA) OpenNURBS for Vasari BETA 2 81 CASE Inc | Super Shared Parameter Loader 82 CASE Inc | Basic Reporting of Hosting and Formulas 83 CASE Inc | Egress Workaround for Sending Railing Length to a Selected Parameter 84 CASE Inc | Create Plan Views by Discipline 85 CASE Inc | Delete Sheets, Views, and Revit Links 86 CASE Inc | External Wall Directions 87 CASE Inc | Import Images to Drafting Views 88 CASE Inc | Extrude Rooms to 3D Mass 89 CASE Inc | Reusable and Sharable Selection Sets 90 CASE Inc | Export Families to RFA Files (By Category) 91 CASE Inc | Door Mark Updater 92 CASE Inc | Revision Cloud Data Export to Text File 93 CASE Inc | Change and Replace Line Styles 94 AEC-APPS | Assorted, Ever Growing # 95 Ian Keough | Dynamo for Vasari 96 WhiteFeet | Mario Guttman | Tools for Revit 97 Revolution Design | Keynote Manager Revolution Design | Revit Workflow 98 99 Revolution Design | Selection Master 75 THE BEST ADD-IN EVER APPENDIX | More Digital & Human -Apps, Add-ins, plugins...  There are obviously many more Add-ins, Plugins and Apps in addition to those listed herein, so please search them out, repeatedly!  That number will only grow. Do the research.  Better yet get someone else to research -if you can!!!

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1 | Autodesk Exchange | Apps
As ADSK says themselves: “Getting the add-ons you need has never been easier. Select the Autodesk Exchange store for your Autodesk product to access a broad range of Autodesk® approved extensions.” Class dismissed ;-)

http://apps.exchange.autodesk.com/en

Bonus for users of all ages and technical abilities: It’s “Safe” Some are free, some pay-to-play… safe? It IS the internet so let’s be a bit sceptical… -I quote that “Safe” bit tongue in cheek since as with everything in the wild or on the internet nothing is 100% safe or fool proof. Not every App & Add-In is perfect and as with many things in BIM (and life) nothing can accommodate everyone’s divergent and at times contradictory needs. Safe, Easy I can argue those points pedantically but ‘powerful’? Why yes, there is power in this site. To be most powerful and safe test all apps on a “non” production installation prior to using or implementing any soft or hardware.
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2 | CADstudio Revit Tools (Pay to Play)

http://www.cadstudio.cz/revittoolsen

My favourite part of these tools may be the “Job Time Tracker” which “…automatically tracks your true (net) time spent on editing a particular project (job). You can specify idle time delays (pauses between commands) which won't be calculated into the total project time. You can track individual sessions, total time and the number of executed commands. The resulting data can be exported to Excel…” OK, maybe my favourite is the “Reference List” No wait; the “Floor Legend” (not just for floors either)!!! I got it the “Element Legend”. No, no…the “Anaglyph” is the best… You get the point: these include a good assortment of Add-Ins, affording Revit life to be a bit dreamier. Whether Structural, Mechanical or Architectural you will be intrigued by CADstudio’s offerings.

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3 | SOFiSTiK BIMTOOLS (Free)

http://www.sofistik.com/en/

Revit Structure 32 & 64 bit tools to enhance productivity for View Elaboration. And really, isn’t that what we need… “SOFiSTiK BiMTOOLS are available in German, English and French. The tools contain the following functionality: - Substitution of Font Type - Read out of Coordinates - Create Views of Elements - Positioning of Elements - Family Creator - Automatic Dimensioning - Selective tagging - Hiding of categories not to be plotted - Altitude of Openings - Formwork area”

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4 | 3D PDF Converter for Revit (Pay to Play)

http://www.3dasystems.com/

If you want an in-depth review of the 3DA Systems PDF Converter, limitations explained and all go to: Not a bad tool, a little expensive if you ask me but since I use Adobe Creative Suite I have no need for an external 3D PDF creator other than… Well, Exporting to Design Review .DWF’s then I print those to PDF (when the need arises). BTW: This method is faster than creating PDF’s directly from Revit… Go try it if you don’t believe me!

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5 | CTC BIM Manager Suite (Some Free, Some Pay to Play)

Example CTC Family Processor

“Batch Family Loader This tool automates the process of loading families into projects. Family Tools This tool contains powerful tools that assist with the family creation process. Revision Cloud Remover This tool makes it fast and easy to remove revision clouds from your project. Watermark This tool adds secure digital signatures to your families and projects. Family Processor This tool quickly and painlessly allows changing values in a family, or an entire library of families at once. It all but completely removes the tedium of working with parameters in families, making it easy to standardize the data in your families.”
Example CTC Revit-Excel Link Page 9 of 123

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6 | CTC BIM Project Suite (Some Free, Some Pay to Play)
Detail Link This tool automates the process of linking AutoCAD DWG details for use in the Revit project environment. Renumbering This tool provides the quickest and simplest way to renumber your rooms and doors, with an intuitive and customizable interface. BIM List This tool is the most advanced, yet easiest to use Revit family browser for finding, organizing, and leveraging your Revit families. Excel Link This tool lets you effortlessly export data from virtually any Revit elements to Excel, edit the data in Excel, and re-import your changes back into Revit. Project Link This tool provides a straightforward, customizable time-saving system for finding and tracking frequently used documents related to Revit projects. COBie2 Link This tool helps you adhere your Revit documents to the standards of COBie2 during project workflow and minimize the time required for creating project handover data.

Others by CTC

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7 | PopIcon for Revit (Pay to Play)

http://www.popiconsoftware.com/PopIcon_Online_Brochure.pdf

As they themselves say: There are “Eight new, unique tabs for icon-based ribbons eliminate the need for drilling down through menus, hunting for, and loading families. • Simple, direct user interface that looks and feels like Revit® and works inside Revit® tabs. • PopIcon™ organizes content logically in panels and tabs. • Load and place objects in just a couple of clicks. • Easily switch between metric/imperial libraries or your own company libraries. • PopIcon™ loads along with Revit® at startup. There is no additional waiting.” Get the full brochure (above)

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8 | KiwiCodes | Family Browser Pro (Pay to Play)

http://www.kiwicodes.com/11-products

KiwiCodes is one to keep an eye on, into the future! If you have never heard of KiwiCodes then you may have to get out more! We will discuss where you can keep up with these and others, so look for that later in this document. “Family Browser is a dynamic interface; to control, store and locate office families. Family Browser stays up to date with any changes made in windows explorer. Ideal for any small or large practice no matter what flavor of Autodesk’s Revit you use. All families can be controlled from a central location allowing a BIM Manager to instantly make changes, adding groups, tabs or families.”

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9 | KiwiCodes | Project Browser (Pay to Play)
“Project Browser is the world’s first complete project and family management addin for Autodesk Revit”

http://www.kiwicodes.com/specials/16-project-browser.html

“… the features include:        Tabs that separate common view types which minimizes the amount of scrolling through Project Browser especially on large projects. Totally customizable fonts, sizes and colors. Easily add custom folders. Drag and Drop views into these custom folders. Custom folders available for all view types including schedules, legends etc. Quick Filters to filter the Project Browser by common view parameters, phases and view templates. Family Browser built into Project Browser. Powerful search feature to find any View/Family in Project/Family in Library quickly. Query Builder to build custom tabs and quick filters for reuse. These can be shared between other members of the project team. Silent deployment options to firm wide user base”

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10 | KiwiCodes | Keynote Browser (Pay to Play)
http://www.kiwicodes.com/28-keynote-browser.html

“Kiwi Codes Keynote Browser enables users to easily add, edit and delete Keynotes. It also allows users to compare the Keynote file against all Elements in any Revit project, checking for assigned, non-assigned, and broken Keynote links (where broken Keynote links are elements with a Keynote number assigned that no longer exists in the Keynote file).”

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11 | KiwiCodes | Element Renumber (Pay to Play)
http://www.kiwicodes.com/products/22-element-renumber.html

“Easily renumber any Revit element that has a “mark” value, including doors, windows walls etc. Also renumber Viewports and Grids. Add Prefix and suffix to mark values. Remove all duplicate “mark” values in a selected category in one easy step using Category Renumber.”

See how easy all this add-in ‘stuff’ is? Oh wait, it’s time consuming, takes research, time, testing, sometimes budgets and approvals; all before any one add-in is used… Still want “75”??? OK then, let’s continue…

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12 | KiwiCodes | Sheet Counter (Pay to Play)
http://www.kiwicodes.com/products/24-sheet-counter.html

“Sheet Counter is a simple automatic sheet counter for Revit 2013 which counts how many sheets are in the project and numbers the sheets i.e. sheet 23 of 97. You can remove, exclude or add sheets and Sheet Counter will automatically renumber the sheets for you.”

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13 | KiwiCodes | Family Categorizer (Free)
http://www.kiwicodes.com/products/27-family-categorizer.html

“This tool takes all the families located in the specified folder and sub folders and organizes them into Category named folders in the target directory. Depending on the number of families this can take a long time. This tool is FREE.”

14 | KiwiCodes | RevitWorks Door Factory (Pay to Play)
http://www.kiwicodes.com/products/26-door-factory-2013.html

““RevitWorks Door Factory” – The world’s only door creator addin for Autodesk Revit. Create beautifully constructed doors in a matter of seconds from a selected set of components.  The Door Factory not only simplifies the creation of doors, it creates doors that are incredibly easy to use.  Any Revit user, from novice to expert, can create the doors they need quickly and easily.”

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15 | KiwiCodes | Custom API (Pay to Play)
http://www.kiwicodes.com/products/23-custom-revit-api.html

“Do you have a great idea that could make a blockbuster Revit Addin? Are you wanting some Revit process automated to become more efficient in your Revit workflows? If so Kiwi Codes can help you out. We treat all enquiries in absolute confidentiality.”

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16 | KiwiCodes | Bonus Tools (Pay to Play)
http://www.kiwicodes.com/30-bonus-tools.html

“Simple time saving tools that can help any practice. The two primary tools found in this API are the Window Watcher and Family Tracker: The Window Watcher allows you to either block and/or report on the activation of Revit Windows as part of a Company Standard. - The Family Tracker lists all Loaded Families and/or Groups in the Project and the date of insert and the date of reload...” “Ribbon Settings 20130327
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View and change the Ribbon Settings. Select and re-order the tools you want to see on the Ribbon.

Window Watcher Settings - 20130327

View and change the Window Watcher Settings. Add Revit Window names you would like to either block and/or report on the windows activation as part of a Company Standard. This tool is primarily used to block/report on "In-place Families" and "Importing of CAD files". o Blocking a window does just that, blocks it and replaces it with a warning message.

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Reporting on a windows activation writes to a log file listing the project and users name who activated the window. It also warns the user the window activation is being recorded. o Change the report path to suit.
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Family Tracker Window - 20130327

Lists all Loaded Families and/or Groups in the Project and the date of insert and the date of reload (modification). Note: the insertion and modification date are only recorded if Kiwi Codes Bonus Tools or Family Browser are installed and running. From the list, highlight families that are out of date in the project file, reload or repath them.

3d Views for All Levels - 20130327
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Create a 3d View for each level in the Project. Note: depending on the number of levels, this may take a while.

3d Views for Worksets - 20130327
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Create a 3d View for each Workset and hide all other Worksets in the view. Note: depending on the number of Worksets, this may take a while.

3d View for Selected Elements - 20130407
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Create a 3d View with a Section Box around the currently select elements. Specify a margin around the elements to extend the Section Box by.

Change Text Case - 20130327
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Change text case between Title, UPPER and lower. This applies to Annotation Text, Model Text, Room Names, Area Names, View Names & View Titles on Sheets.

Dimension List (2014) - 20130327
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Lists all Dimensions within the project. Go to the view hosting the Dimension. Delete the Dimension. See if it has a text override.

Create Floors from Rooms - 20130327
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Create Floors using rooms as the perimeter. Note: You must be in a plan view. The level associated to the view you are working with is the level the new floor will be placed on. You can choose the floor type & the floor offset from the level.

Elements on Level - 20130327
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Lists all elements on a selected level. Cycle through the levels in the Project to see what elements are hosted to it.

In-Place Family List - 20130327
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Lists all In-Place Families within the project. Go to the view hosting the In-Place Family. Delete the In-Place Family.

Referencing File List - 20130327
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Lists all Revit, DWG and Image references within the project. Go to the view hosting the Referencing File. Delete the Referencing File.

Remove All Views - 20130327
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Removes all views from the Project except for the active view. Help reduce the file size before issuing to consultants or archiving the model.

Remove Unused Views - 20130327
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Remove unwanted views that causes the file size to bloat. Removes views: o Other than the active view. o Not placed on a sheet. Note: retains the primary views not placed on a sheet but reference secondary views that are. o Without a parameter of your choice. Retain views that are not placed on sheet but are working views that you do not want delete.

Section Creator - 20130327
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Creates a perpendicular or parallel section to the selected wall. Note: a wall must be selected before activating this command.

Sheet Duplication - 20130327
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Duplicate one or many sheets. Quickly duplicate sheets by: o Selecting from a list of current sheets those to duplicate. o Choosing the title block to be assigned to the duplicated sheets. o Choosing whether to duplicate the views on the current sheets and place them duplicated sheets. Note: schedules and legends are not duplicated, the originals are placed on the duplicated sheets.

Swap unwanted Groups out for Families - 20130418 (New)

Use any of the below combinations and more. o Swap Detail Groups for Annotation Symbols. o Swap Detail Groups for Detail Components. o Swap Model Groups for Generic Models. o Swap Model Groups for Casework. o Note: ensure the base points are the same before swapping Groups for Families.

Place Points on Topography - 20130418 (New)
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Use a Families X and Y location to place Points on a Topography Surface. Use this tool to insert points at a X,Y location on a Topography Surface, the Z location value is the height of the Topography Surface at the specified point. o Step 1: Use the Setting Out Points tool to create Points. o Step 2: Select the desired Points and the Topography Surface. o Step 3: Run the tool. o Step 4: Edit the Topography Surfaces.

Add Points to Topography - 20130418 (New)
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Use a Families X, Y and Z location to add Points to a Topography Surface. Use this tool to make a Topography Surface follow the underside of a Floor. o Step 1: Use the Setting Out Points tool to create Points. o Step 2: Select the desired Points and the Topography Surface. o Step 3: Run the tool. o Step 4: Edit the Topography Surface to remove excess points.

Topography Surface Edge - 20130327

Creates Lines around the boundary edges of the select topography in: Plan, 3D or Section.

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There are 3 selection types available: o In Plan - the lines are created as Detail Lines. o In 3D - the lines are created as Model Lines. o In Section - the lines are created as Detail Lines. o Note: a topography surface must be selected before activating this command.

Update Referencing Sheets - 20130327
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Updates Sections Referencing Sheets. Note: you must be in a Section or Elevation view before activating this command.

Reference Plane List - 20130327
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Lists all Reference Planes in the project. Go to the view showing the Reference Plane. Delete the Reference Plane.

View Template Map - 20130327

Lists all view templates, and views using those view templates.(The code to this tool can be found on the Boost Your BIM website. If you would like a stand-a-lone free version of this please contact us.) Before modifying a view templates settings gather a list of all views that will be affected by the changes.

Element Selector - By Id - 20130407
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Enter an element Id or element name get the element and choose to delete the found element if wanted. Find the Name of a corrupted element in the project file.

Setting Out Points - 20130327

Position setting out points on structural elements in the project. (The code to this tool can be found on The Code Builder website. If you would like a stand-a-lone free version of this please contact us.) Select the Generic Family to use as the setting out point marker and enter the desired shared parameters to use in a schedule. o Choose your selection set:  Current View.  Current Selection.  Entire Project.

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Navisworks to Revit - 20130418
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Convert a Navisworks XML report into clash points and 3D views placed on sheet(s). Select the Generic Family to use as the clash point and enter the desired shared parameters to use in a schedule. Choose whether to also create 3D views with bounding boxes and whether to place them on Sheets. Note: create views and sheets can take time. (now hides scope boxes) Suggestion - do this in a blank project file. Multiple views and sheets will be created.”

WOW, KiwiCodes has some awesome add-ins!!! Undoubtedly more to come… So this is a good time to discuss how you ‘should’ be finding apps and add-ins, etc. We humans can be lazy (and not in the efficient way), sometimes we ask others before exhausting the options available at our fingertips. I will keep it simple because it really IS!!!

Fake Help (in many cases, but not all)
 Giving people answers to questions they can easily find the solution for. o This is not a good way of helping them, That’s enabling… Giving people the power to find answers, or at least the knowledge and ability to try first and you will become the real hero; this is the way to truly help!!! Use the following to start with…

Real Help

Internet Searches
1) Searching to provide others answers to questions they should find themselves: http://lmgtfy.com/ 2) Searching to get answers yourself: https://www.google.com/

Other Assets (to Leverage Heavily)
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1) Revit Forum http://www.revitforum.org/forum.php 2) F1 (Help) –This is not a joke!!!  If you ask a question that is already answered in the native software help, I will come by your desk, ask if you searched help…if not I will have you hit F1, type in the issue and if the answer is there you may feel stupid. We don’t want that!  EMPOWER OTHERS AND YOU BOTH WILL GAIN POWER!!! Providing the ability for others to help themselves as much as is truly possible is a great act of compassion …ok…maybe a small act of compassion but you get my point.

“We work on ourselves in order to help others, but also we help others in order to work on ourselves.” ~Pema Chodron [Name redacted] decided to ask “How do you help someone who won’t help themselves?” Here are a few gems… I bet you have (or will have) some ideas of your own to add as well… “First, check yourself. Do they really need help, or are you pushing some agenda subconsciously or otherwise? Second, let them know you’re there. Third, give them an example to follow. ~Carl B Salazar Don’t enable them. Put the tools in their hands to help themselves, show them how to use them, step back, and be there when they trip. Love them when they fall. Repeat repeatedly. ~Crystal Boudreau You can’t make people be what you want them to be and you can’t decide what is best for them. You can only choose for yourself. There is a huge difference between can’t and won’t. Can’t might be open to help. Won’t can’t be your problem. The best thing is won’t might not always be won’t. Hope for that. ~ Melodee Luka Kardash” From http://tinybuddha.com/blog/how-to-help-someone-who-wont-help-themselves/

OK, Back to “75” Revit Add-Ins!!!

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17 | Power Measure (Pay to Play)
http://apps.exchange.autodesk.com/RVT/en/Detail/Index?id=appstore.exchange.autodesk.co m%3apowermeasure%3aen

“Simple and useful. Do you need to measure the surface of a face, the length of an edge from an object of Revit or pick points in a 3d view to get distance from this points, PowerMeasure is the right solution. Watch a video demo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuRosycnuIY With a simple modeless dialog will display the length and surface information from selected faces in Revit. You simply click on the Get button available on the tab AsiaSW / PowerMeasure, so that by now you can click on the button Pick available on the form PowerMeasure and select faces or edges of objects from which to obtain area or length information. You can also get distance information from points picked in a 3D view simply go to tab 3D Distance to get it. The length and area information are expressed in the current unit of the Revit project, you can change them from standard Revit user inteface (Manage/Project Units). You can also copy the information read from PowerMeasure in Windows clipboard to paste wherever you want.”
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18 | IMAGINiT Clarity (Pay to Play)
http://www.imaginit.com/software-solutions/imaginit-products/IMAGINiT-Clarity-for-AutodeskRevit-Server

“Built upon the Autodesk® Revit® Server platform, IMAGINiT Clarity enables better collaboration between Revit users (both inside and outside an organization). By using IMAGINiT Clarity you can control your Revit Server setup, automate repetitive tasks, and provide valuable data to non-Revit users – all with simple setup, easy administration and secure connectivity. Beyond collaboration, IMAGINiT Clarity for Revit Server also provides: Simple Setup Security - work with internal and external partners with project-level and rolebased security Project Reporting - real-time access to information and reports for non-Revit users Task Automation - process on-demand or regularly schedule tasks System Management” There are three versions of Clarity available to meet your project sharing needs: IMAGINiT Clarity LT  Two projects and up to 25 users  One host site and three remote Local Accelerators  One Automated Task Server IMAGINiT Clarity  Unlimited projects and users  One host site and three remote Local Accelerators  Three Automated Task Servers  Purchase additional hosts*, Local Accelerators or Automated Task Servers as needed — there’s no limit to the number of locations you can add
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19 | IMAGINiT Clarity Workshare (Pay to Play)
. http://imaginit.com/software-solutions/building-architecture/IMAGINiT-ClarityWorkshare “IMAGINiT Clarity Workshare uses file-based sharing and offers enhancements and tools such as: Task Automation
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Automated task processing on an immediate, scheduled or on-demand basis Optional distributed task servers Generate PDF, DWF, DGN or other types of files Automated Backup, exporting of files like PDF, NWC, , DGN, IFC, and more.

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Online dashboard provides insight for project management and quality control Project map provides a visual display of project files, links and their interactions Review and monitor activity from anywhere, on any type of device

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Conducts 17 Revit model performance checks that Autodesk recommends ModelReview reports for running your own project standards checking Provides simple reporting and the ability to assign various team members to fix any identified issues

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Real-time access to Revit data via the Project Web Portal Access to custom reports and schedules, even for non-Revit users Automated creation of Data Sheets for rooms, furniture, equipment and 17 more categories. Report wizard for custom report building Revisions, Detailed Items, Material Quantity, View Reports and more Export to additional formats – including Microsoft Excel and Autodesk Navisworks*”

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20 | IMAGINiT Utilities for Revit (Pay to Play)
http://www.imaginit.com/software-solutions/imaginit-products/imaginit-utilities-for-revit

“The Indispensable Time-Savers for Autodesk Revit IMAGINiT Utilities for Revit 2014 supports only Revit 2014 products. We do also offer versions for Revit 2011, 2012 and 2013. The IMAGINiT Utilities are available in either Standalone or Named-User versions.” “Revit Excel Link What it does: Export Revit project data to Excel and Import data from Excel to a Revit project. 2014 Enhancement: Use filters to control what you want to export, include information like what view on which a particular item appears. For importing, you can create elements you want to have in your model based on the spreadsheet, including rooms, spaces and sheet placeholders. Space Update What it does: Seamlessly transfers room names and numbers from the linked Revit Architecture model to the Revit MEP model. Eliminate tedious manual input of room names and numbers in different places. 2014 Enhancement: An updated, more configurable mechanism to pull information between rooms to spaces. Copy across any information from the room to the space. MEP Parameter Tool What it does: Update parameters across an entire piping or mechanical system in Revit MEP. Configure your firm’s parameters either as single values to update across the system or based on the size of each element. This utility comes in handy when updating parameters like insulation thickness, lining thickness, and
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system type. 2014 Enhancement: Change an entire system (ducts, pipes, etc), based on criteria you set – like the sizing of the pipes. Includes being able to update things such as insulation thickness, system type, insulation type and more. Room Renumber” -Also Available as an individual AddIn for FREE, via http://apps.exchange.autodesk.com/RVT/en/Detail/Index?id=appstore.exchan ge.autodesk.com%3aimaginitroomrenumber%3aen “What it does: Easily renumber existing rooms into an order defined by selection. Insert rooms into an existing series with the subsequent room numbers “shifted” to make space for the inserted one. Element Renumber What it does: Enjoy the same kind of capabilities as our long-standing Room Renumber tool, but with other element types like grids, levels, doors, windows, and spaces. You can either renumber based on a selected order or insert a new number and shift the existing ones. 2014 Room and Element Renumber Enhancements: Use a line to draw a path to create your renumbering sequence. Finds gaps and allows you to re-sequence in order. Change Case What it does: Instantly match your organization’s or client’s standards on naming with UPPER CASE, Title Case, or lower case. This tool scans your model and automatically fixes “case issues” to whatever standard you specify. 2014 Enhancement: Configure what you want to change, like updating the case on parameters and elements. Translate What it does: Working with clients in other languages? Powered by Google Translate™, you can use this utility to automatically translate notes and room information from the current drawing language into one of six other languages. Includes additional configuration for special words and words that should not be translated. 2014 Enhancement: Supports more than 50 languages. *Enhanced features are available only in the 2014 version. Additional Utilities include:

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Dim Text Update Override multiple dimensions using chosen text options. Parameter Concatenater Assemble multiple parameter values into a single text parameter using a custom expression. DWFPlus Create DWF files with more BIM information - whether aug¬menting parameter data in 2D and 3D, adding hyperlinks, or creating new viewpoints to highlight content, DWFPlus will make your DWFs into the deliverables you expect from Revit. ViewSetup Cover all the levels, phases and types of views you want with information presented to you in the ViewSetup utility in a grid, you can easily generate dozens to hundreds of new views with ease. GridSelect Select Revit elements based on the grid they are on. Select walls, columns, beams and more. Choose the current level or all levels and select collinear or touching beams. Door Mark Update Make door marks refer to the room that the door swings into. Enables you to inspect and override the suggested marks and updates the marks. Also provides user-specified suffixes. Revit Content Browser Use a Web browser inside of Revit to connect to industry content sites or your own internal site. All in one step, you can download content, store it in the proper library, rename it, and load it into the current model. Earth Connector for Revit Watch your building come together, phase by phase, within Google Earth. This utility supports Revit Phases working with Google Earth time spans. Room Phase Copy More Revit users are employing Revit’s Phases to represent as-builts or multi-phase projects, but Revit’s Rooms are limited to a single phase. The Room Phase Copy tool makes it easy to copy Rooms from one phase to the same location in another phase and push updates on an ongoing basis. Parameter Copy Easily copy information between parameters across the whole Revit model. Whether moving parameters for type to instance, host to element, room to component or even just switching to a new parameter, this utility takes a grueling task and makes it easy.” -Phew, they have A LOT!!!
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21 | IMAGINiT Scan to BIM (Pay to Play)
http://www.imaginit.com/software-solutions/imaginit-products/scan-to-bim

“Create a Revit model from your point cloud data. IMAGINiT’s Scan to BIM™ builds upon the Autodesk® Revit® platform to provide additional point cloud functionality and modeling data that can be trusted and validated. You can now view point clouds directly inside Revit. Scan to BIM™ takes this one step further, enabling you to not only visualize point clouds in Revit, but also to interact with them, assisting with automated recognition and placement of architectural elements such as walls and columns, as well as MEP elements such as pipes, ducts, conduits and more. Features include the ability to create native Revit geometry from the point cloud and to analyze differences between the model geometry and the point cloud. Key Features of Scan to BIM include:

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Tools to assist with creation of Revit elements including: o Walls (straight or arc), Columns (rectangular or round), Pipe, Conduit and Duct (rectangular or round), Levels, Embedded Curtain Walls o Construction geometry to assist with other element types. o Clean topography extraction Supports interference/clearance detection for geometry vs. point cloud Workflow-based tools to help set up and work on your model with the point cloud Viewing enhancements to quickly create useful views and toggle point cloud viewing options. Align/extend existing geometry to match the point cloud. Measure points within your scan to quickly find true dimensions Visualize accuracy by comparing the Revit elements against the point cloud The ability to export/import data in a format understandable by electronic surveying equipment, so you can read in survey data for as-built conditions, as well as exporting design data for field verification Support for floating network licenses New “Getting Started” tutorials and how-tos And more.”

See the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=“75”cp3T4XSjg
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22 | CadFaster Collaborate (Pay to Play)
http://apps.exchange.autodesk.com/RVT/en/Detail/Index?id=appstore.exchange.autodesk.co m%3acadfastercollaborate%3aen

“With CadFaster Collaborate Revit users can share, review and markup their models with every stakeholder including those without BIM tools and experience. Just click a single toolbar button and your model is available for anyone in your team. Even large 3D models can be viewed very quickly without installing any software. Every exported model is bundled with an unique collaboration viewer that allows markup, measure and real-time coviewing between project stakeholders. Review data such as model markups are stored in CadFaster secure cloud service and they can be accessed any time during the model lifecycle. CadFaster Collaborate works even on the move. You can export any 3D model to the iPad and use our free iPad application to review and share the model to the others. You can watch a video tutorial in YouTube from the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvSfaF_8JcA&feature=plcp “

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23 | Ideate BIMLink (Pay to Play)
http://www.ideatebimlink.com/

Free Trial:
http://apps.exchange.autodesk.com/RVT/en/Detail/Index?id=appstore.exchange.autodesk.co m%3aideatebimlink2013%3aen

“Ideate BIMLink lets you pull data from an Autodesk Revit file into user-friendly Microsoft Excel and push Excel data into Revit with equal ease. This indispensable tool gives you unprecedented access to Revit data – the I – in Building Information Modeling (BIM). Pull Data Out Use Ideate BIMLink to get more detailed information about your Revit projects. Ideate BIMLink gives you access to Design Option and Phasing information as well as additional parameters such as Top and Bottom Constraints and Unconnected Height for Wall object and Base and Top Level elevation values for Columns. Use this data externally with cost estimating, takeoff, or analysis tools. The link definition can be saved for re-use in subsequent projects. Work the Data, and Push it Back Ideate BIMLink lets you access data that Revit hides, including phase and design option data. Detailed access to room, space and zones data is at your fingertips. Plus, when you use Ideate BIMLink to bring Revit data into Excel, you can task Excel with calculating volumes of data and populating quantities of fields – impractical operations in Revit. You can push calculated data such as occupancy loads, duct and pipe lengths, or beam cut lengths, into your tags with astounding ease.”

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24 | B-G-ECircuit (Pay to Play)

http://apps.exchange.autodesk.com/RVT/en/Detail/Index?id=appstore.exchange.autodesk.co m%3ab-g-ecircuitfreetrial%3aen

“Draw electrical circuits as you want them! Want switch legs, travelers, and dimming control wires? This is your answer! The program B-G-ECircuit draws electrical circuits as annotation lines, arcs, and families in Revit. The program can also add tics to an existing line or arc. B-G-ECircuit does not connect electrical families like Revit MEP's Wire; the circuits are not part of the model. However it has these advantages: • Arrows are customizable. • Additional tics are available for switch legs and travelers. • Additional tics are available for dimming control wires. • You control of the direction of the tics. • You can draw circuits on detail sketches. • Multiple arrows stay on the arc curve. • All variants of Revit are supported. • Tics family symbols are created on-the-fly as needed. Drawing a circuit is quick. After choosing the tics configuration, three clicks draws the arcs and places the perfectly-aligned tics. The next circuit you draw is just another three clicks. The program remembers the last tics configuration. Restart Revit, and everything is as you left it. Snaps are conveniently set to Nearest/Endpoints/Intersections while drawing wire and Nearest while placing tics.”
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25 | SuperFilter (Free)
http://apps.exchange.autodesk.com/RVT/en/Detail/Index?id=appstore.exchange.autodesk.co m%3asuperfilter%3aen

“SuperFilter add-on expands standard Revit filtering functionality and allows you filter elements by category, family and type. SuperFilter UI consists of panel where you may select elements grouped in dropdown lists. You may toggle selections using appropriate Checkboxes.”

26 | Rushforth Tools (Pay to Play)
http://www.rushforthprojects.com/ “Have you ever wanted to…

● Manipulate the parameters of your selection using Excel for advanced formulas and concatenation? ● Insert COBie, client, or manufacturer data from Excel and have it automatically create any missing project shared parameters for you? ● Find and replace text in all view names (or any other element parameter)? ● Select all elements that have a width of X and change them to Y? ● Select all elements of a certain family that have become unhosted and have them move to the closest wall? ● Select all spaces with ‘Office’ in their name and place devices at 6 feet on center on the walls around the perimeter? ● Automatically create views and sheets for each level in the project based on template you create? ● Create spaces in your model to match the room names and heights in a linked model? ● Automatically generate a 3D section box from a selected region or the ceiling space of your current level?”

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27 | Tools4revit | Cut Opening (Free & Pay to Play)
http://www.aga-cad.com/tools4revit/Free-Revit-Add-ons/Cut-Opening-LT.html

“FREE Autodesk Revit add-on Cut Opening LT provides a set of tools for creating and cutting openings in building constructions. Extension works with Ducts, Pipes, Cable Trays and Conduits. Cut Opening LT easily cut holes automatically in the places where MEP ducts, pipes, cable traces or conduits intersect walls, floors or ceilings. This extension manages the creation of openings using Revit® „Interference Check results. Compatible with Revit 2014 and 2013.” “Main features:  Cut Opening utilizes Revit "Interference Check" results for adding openings.  Automatically creates openings where ducts, pipes, cable trays or conduits intersect walls, floors or ceilings.  Adds opening offset if needed.  User can change the type and shape of opening.  The cut offset and shape of opening can be locked.  Ability to change/delete existing openings if needed.  Works with linked files. Architectural project can be linked to MEP project as well as MEP project can be linked to Architectural part.” The ‘pay to play’ version has a lot more functionality…be sure to check them out!!!
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28 | Tools4revit | Smart Browser
http://www.aga-cad.com/tools4revit/Free-Revit-Add-ons/Smart-Browser.html

(Free)
 “Quick and easy searches Revit families on user’s local computer or company server and places them in to the project.  Allows to drag-and-drop elements to the project.  Elements can be quickly found by family name, family type, parameter name or parameter value.  Allows to overview all family 2D and 3D views (using DWFX) before inserting it to the project.  Allows to overview family types and parameters prior to insertion.  Revit families are listed in a "tree view" where they can be grouped by original folders, categories, insertion types or unit systems.”

(Pay to Play)
 “Allows to edit existing parameters of hundreds selected families.  Allows to add new parameters (including shared) of hundreds selected families.  Allows to copy family parameter to hundreds selected families.  Posibility to use all unit types: Common, Structural, HVAC, Electrical, Piping, Energy.  Has possibility to modify type names (rename, delete or add new type) of hundreds selected families.  Allows to modify family names of hundreds selected families.  Groups edited procedures into jobs.  Shows graphically predefined jobs for families in a single convenient dialog window.  Shows all history of your made jobs with families.  User can easily come back to any state of job adding.”

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29 | Tools4revit | Insert Elements (Pay to Play)
http://www.aga-cad.com/tools4revit/Smart-Modeling/Insert-Elements.html

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“Instantly insertsinto a project hundreds of building objects by predefined rules. Includes the best selling Project Family Browser that allows you to see all available project elements in a convenient dialog. Drag and drop functionality allows you to easily place family elements into your design. Distributes elements into selected Room or Spaces. Inserts gravity points. New Feature! Changes parameter values of inserted elements automatically according to related object if parameters are the same name, parameter type and under Model Properties group. New Feature!”

30 | Tools4revit | RAS Manager (Pay to Play)
http://www.aga-cad.com/tools4revit/Smart-Modeling/RAS-Manager.html

“RAS (Room, Area, Space) Manager helps to quickly create and manage spaces and rooms with HVAC parameters in Revit projects. This extension reduces errors and accelerates modeling process. RAS Manager TOP 3 Uses:  Modeling  Speed  Error Reduction”

-These guys bring the goods!

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31 | Tools4revit | Smart Floors (Pay to Play)
http://www.aga-cad.com/tools4revit/Smart-Modeling/Smart-Floors.html

“Autodesk Revit extension Smart Floors provides tools for creating and cutting reinforced floor slabs.  Inserts or updates floor panels according to selected walls, grids, reference planes or structural framings. Has ability to set offsets and position of floor panels. Splits floor panels into different geometric patterns. Insert holes into selected floor panels. Cuts selected floor panel into two pieces. Creates floors according to the room boundaries. This method allows to have separate core floor for the whole building level and separate floors with finish layers for every room. Core floor can be later given to structural engineer and architects can work just with finishes.New Feature! Has flexible configuration that allows to draw floor boundaries in room in different ways.New Feature! Has possibility to draw floor boundary in room according to window/door center lines and solid faces.New Feature! Updates all floor groups when the model geometry is changed.”

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32 | Tools4revit | Smart Walls (Pay to Play)
http://www.aga-cad.com/tools4revit/Smart-Modeling/Smart-Walls.html

“Features for Revit Architecture and Revit Structure Autodesk Revit extension Smart Walls provides a powerful set of tools for managing walls.       Decomposes Wall layers to separate wall types by user predefined configuration. Ability to fully control joins and gap distances between walls. Inserts Gravity Center Point to the selected walls. Renumbers walls in different ways. Splits walls by grids. New Feature! User can filter and find any parameter by its name. New Feature!”

Oh, it continues…

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33 | Tools4revit | Sort&Cope (Pay to Play)
http://www.aga-cad.com/tools4revit/Smart-Modeling/Sort-Cope.html

“Features for Revit Architecture and Revit Structure Autodesk Revit extension Sort&Cope provides a set of tools for structural framing element coping. Revit add-on Sort&Cope copes beams intersected with other beams | tools4revit

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Copes all beams connected to the selected beam. Copes all beams intersected to the selected beam. Copes the selected beam that intersects with other beams. Copes beams connected to beams from both sides. Copes different elements of trusses. Changes predefined coping distance with the new value of distance. Removes all copings from selected beam/beams if needed.”

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34 | Tools4revit | U-Value (Pay to Play)
http://www.aga-cad.com/tools4revit/Smart-Modeling/U-Value.html

“Autodesk Revit plug-in U-Value provides a powerful set of tools for U-Value calculation and analysis processes.    Automatically calculates U-Value for walls, floors, roofs, ceilings and foundation slabs. Calculates U-Value for material based compound elements if thermal conductivity coefficient and specific heat capacity per area are defined. Exports construction data to external formats.

Benefits of U-Value  Easy to use - Automation of U-Value calculation and analysis.  Analysis - Use of all material and products data for U-Value analysis.  Data Export to External Formats  Speed - Automatic operations of Revit increase designer's performance.  Adaptation by Producer - Automatically loads more than 400 materials and products with physical parameters”

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35 | Tools4revit | Dynamic Legend (Pay to Play)
http://www.aga-cad.com/tools4revit/Fast-Documentation/Dynamic-Legend.html

“Features for Revit Architecture, Revit Structure and Revit MEP Dynamic Legend is an Autodesk Revit extension that provides a set of tools that allow you quickly and easily create legend of any Revit Family.       Convenient dialog allows to find and group elements and to filter and analyze legend data before creation. Ability to create legends on different pages. Ability to update all selected legends with one click. Has possibility to use real element pictures instead of legend components. Ability to use one or more element views in the legend. Works with linked projects.”

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36 | Tools4revit | Quick Dimensions (Pay to Play)
http://www.aga-cad.com/tools4revit/Fast-Documentation/Quick-Dimensions.html

“Features for Revit Architecture, Revit Structure and Revit MEP Revit extension Quick Dimension automatically creates more than one dimension chain Autodesk Revit extension Quick Dimensions provides a set of tools for a fast documentation process” and automatically creates more than one dimension chain.     “Automatically adds dimensions to selected architectural, structural or mechanical elements. Has ability to use the auto-dimensioning tool in elevations and sections. Creates more than one dimension chain with one click. Joins existing separate dimensions to a dimension chain.”

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37 | Tools4revit | Quick Table (Pay to Play)
http://www.aga-cad.com/tools4revit/Fast-Documentation/Quick-Table.html

“Features for Revit Architecture, Revit Structure and Revit MEP Autodesk Revit plug-in Quick Table provides a set of tools to dramatically speed up the Revit project documentation process.

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Automatically inserts any external or numerical data. Changes inserted values. Changes the order of columns. Creates/updates table in Revit drafting view according to the selected table settings. Calculates totals if it's needed. Creates additional columns with row numbers. Ability to save text field and appearance settings under separate name for the future tables. New Feature! Extension remembers all text field and appearance settings for every created table. In this case new data could be updated with predefined settings. New Feature! Ability to share text field and appearance settings with other users. New Feature!”

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38 | Tools4revit | Smart Sheets (Pay to Play)
http://www.aga-cad.com/tools4revit/Fast-Documentation/Smart-Sheets.html

“Features for Revit Architecture, Revit Structure and Revit MEP Autodesk Revit extension Smart Sheets provides a set of tools for fast documentation process.        Creates new sheets by the selected template. Saves graphical, crop information and scale if needed. Saves position of the views. Adds new views to corresponding sheets according to the selected view position. Updates sheet parameters. Works with assembly views and sheets. Allows to find and filter views by discipline and put them into the sheets. New Feature!”

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39 | Tools4revit | Sort Mark (Pay to Play)
http://www.aga-cad.com/tools4revit/Fast-Documentation/Sort-Mark.html

“Features for Revit Architecture, Revit Structure and Revit MEP Autodesk Revit extension Sort Mark provides a set of tools for quickly locating, sorting and modifying element data.    Detects grid geometry and renumbers them. Renumbers grids automatically after they have been changed in the project. Revit app Sort Mark renumbers any Revit elements in different ways | tools4revitPowerful and flexible functions allow renumbering of any Revit elements (Doors, Windows, Beams, Columns, Pipes etc) in a number of different ways. Writes swing direction for the doors into the door's properties. Writes flip/mirror orientation for the selected elements. Recalculates shared X, Y, Z coordinates. Creates new shared parameters and many more functions. Possibility to save numbering settings under the separate name. New Feature!”

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40 | Civil Structures (ADSK Subscription)
http://apps.exchange.autodesk.com/RVT/en/Detail/Index?id=appstore.exchange.autodesk.co m%3acivilstructuresforautodeskrevit2014%3aen

“Using these Bridge Modeling Revit Extensions, you can generate bridges based on user-defined criteria. Users can define basic parameters of the geometry of a bridge including: a road profile, a deck, abutments, piers and railings. The road profile may also be imported from a LandXML format file. The bridge is generated based on user-defined families that are provided with these Revit Extensions. Bridge Modeling Revit Extensions are composed of following modules: - Roads and Terrain Definition This extension allows to create road objects and topography in Autodesk Revit based on data coming from infrastructure oriented sources. - Integration with AutoCAD Civil 3D This extension provides a bi‐directional link between AutoCAD® Civil 3D® software and Autodesk Revit to facilitate cooperative workflows between civil engineers and bridge designers. - Bridge Definition—Concrete Slab The extension generates entire concrete slab bridge, based on an existing road. - Bridge Definition—Concrete Box Girder The extension can be used to create a concrete box girder bridge, based on an existing road. - Bridge Definition—Concrete Slab with Girders The extension can be used to create a concrete slab on concrete or steel girders, based on an existing road.
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- Document Generation for Bridges Based on a bridge defined in Autodesk Revit, this extension automatically generates fundamental documents for the entire bridge. - Customization of Bridge Families This extension facilitates the registration of customized families to be subjected to all rules allowing for the automated bridge design process. Supported Language: English”

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41 | Frame Generator (ADSK Subscription)
http://apps.exchange.autodesk.com/RVT/en/Detail/Index?id=appstore.exchange.autodesk.co m%3aframegeneratorforautodeskrevit2014%3aen

“The Frame generator extension is used for quick defining of simple 3D models of one-bay or multibay halls. It includes the load definition, carrying out calculations, designing steel bars and generating documentation for the calculated structure. To generate a structure and carry out calculations and the structure elements design, follow the steps below: - define general parameters of the frame - define geometric parameters of the frame - define loads applied to structure - start analysis and design of a structure The analysis and the design is performed in the Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis. Supported Languages: English, Polish, French, German, Russian, Japanese, Chinese Simplified, Portuguese.”

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42 | Excel Based Model Generation (ADSK Subscription)
http://apps.exchange.autodesk.com/RVT/en/Detail/Index?id=appstore.exchange.autodesk.co m%3aexcelbasedmodelgenerationforrevit2014%3aen

“Using the Excel® Based Model Generation extension, you can generate Revit model based on the data defined in a Microsoft Excel sheet. The environment of the Microsoft Excel sheet enables automating the process of structure definition. The extension offers 2 methods of defining / modifying a structure model: - Entering parameters directly in the Microsoft Excel sheet - Manual definition in the dialogs used for defining parameters of individual structure objects. Supported Languages: English, Polish, French, German, Russian, Japanese, Chinese Simplified, Portuguese.”

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43 | Timber Framing (ADSK Subscription)
http://apps.exchange.autodesk.com/RVT/en/Detail/Index?id=appstore.exchange.autodesk.co m%3atimberframingforautodeskrevit2014%3aen

“Using the Timber Framing tool you can generate timber structure for walls and roofs in Autodesk Revit software application. Timber Framing tool is composed of three extensions: Wall Framing, Rafter Framing and Roof Trusses. Wall Framing This extension allows framing selected walls. The extension imports walls, recognizes openings and presents them in a 2D/3D viewer. Walls can be individually framed with available framing parameters, such as: Connections, Studs, Plates, Blocking, Cripple studs, Headers, Sills. Rafter Framing This extension enables the definition and generation of various types of “A” frame roof models. Roof Trusses This extension enables the definition of truss system for roof models. You can define parameters for the following roof structural elements: Wall Plates, Ridge Trusses and Roof Ends.
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Supported Languages: English, Wall framing supports: Polish, French, German, Russian, Japanese, Chinese Simplified, Portuguese.”

Please stop saying that “it takes too long to frame out a building”!!!

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44 | Grids Generator (ADSK Subscription)
http://apps.exchange.autodesk.com/RVT/en/Detail/Index?id=appstore.exchange.autodesk.co m%3agridsgeneratorforautodeskrevit2014%3aen

“The extension enables the definition and generation of axes grids and levels in Revit projects. This extension allows [one to] generate columns, beams, walls, and footings at grid intersections. This extension provides the ability to: - Specify the home position of the generated grid - When generating radial grids, define an internal radius between the center of the circle and the first grid in which lines may not be drawn - Exclude some specific characters from the grid numbering The following grid types are available in the Extension: Cartesian and Cylindrical. Supported Languages: English, Polish, French, German, Russian, Japanese, Chinese Simplified, Portugal”

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45 | Compare Models (ADSK Subscription)
http://apps.exchange.autodesk.com/RVT/en/Detail/Index?id=appstore.exchange.autodesk.co m%3acomparemodelsforautodeskrevit2014%3aen

“When the application starts, it recognizes the number of opened projects created in Revit. If more than two projects are opened, a dialog displays where you can select two projects to be compared. Comparing models that were created as a result of copying elements (for example, through the Clipboard) may not lead to good quality results. Original element identifiers (ID) may be changed in the application, which makes element identification and correct comparison of models impossible. After selection of two Revit models, the main dialog of the application, used for comparing models, displays. The detailed comparison can be reviewed by the user and can also be presented in the form of a report. Supported Languages: English, Polish, French, German, Russian, Japanese, Chinese Simplified, Portuguese”
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46 | DPR | Model Slicer (Free)
http://modelslicer.dpr.com/

“DPR Model Slicer is a free Revit plug-in which facilitates the creation of 3D Building sections from a Revit model. Inherently within Revit, the only way to separate a model by floor is to filter it by reference levels. Unfortunately, this often results in a product (shown below), where items modeled as multi-floor elements, such as walls or columns, become associated with only one floor despite occupying space on many floors. During the construction coordination process, this can be a limitation, so it is often desired to have the building model separated into individual floors. DPR Model Slicer makes this process faster. The end result is a model which is sectioned by floors.”

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47 | Revizto (Pay to Play)
http://www.revizto.com/

“REVIZTO ™— Latin for “visual check” — is a simple cloud-based collaboration software for Autodesk® Revit. It allows users to convert a BIM model into a Visual Information Model (VIMs), an interactive 3D environment. VIMs can be shared easily with other AEC professionals and non-design focused users, who can create video notes, annotated markers and screenshots. REVIZTO includes easy-to-use tools for sharing VIMs and collaborating online in REVIZTO ™ Cloud Gallery. REVIZTO clarifies and speeds communication between AEC professionals and non-design focused clients in real time by allowing them to speak the same visual language. REVIZTO enables everyone to work together more effectively and avoid misunderstandings — all without having to learn a complex 3D software program. FAST Depending on the project complexity, converting data to REVIZTO takes from 10 seconds to a few minutes. The resulting VIM can be exported for viewing on any platform (Mac, PC, Web) or uploaded to REVIZTO ™ Cloud Gallery. EASY-TO-USE REVIZTO ™ is designed for simplicity. The user-friendly application turns BIM into an interactive VIM that can be navigated with a keyboard and mouse — just like a videogame. Building product objects in a VIM can be selected in REVIZTO Viewer to display the attached Revit Building Product information. FACILITATES COLLABORATION REVIZTO ™ Cloud Gallery is an online repository for AEC project collaboration that lets users engage in a more interactive and open design process. Each REVIZTO user is provided with 2 GB of free storage space on REVIZTO ™ Cloud Gallery.”
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48 | BIMstop Revit Tools (Free)
http://www.bimstop.com/tools/bimstop-bim-software-add-ons/ http://apps.exchange.autodesk.com/RVT/en/Detail/Index?id=appstore.exchange.autodesk.co m%3abimstoprevittools%3aen

“The BIMstop Revit Tools app allows you to easily browse and place families directly from a curated Revit only version of BIMstop.com “

“The app adds new buttons to your Revit ribbon that allow you to: -Browse a smaller toolbar sized version of BIMstop's library within Revit and download families directly into your project -Browse all of the families you have already downloaded -Browse your own private library and the other shared libraries you have access to -Create a quick schedule of all the families used in your project and loads more! With exciting new features for the next version.”

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49 | dp Stuff | Randomizer (Free)
http://apps.exchange.autodesk.com/RVT/en/Detail/Index?id=appstore.exchange.autodesk.co m%3arandomizerv004%3aen

“Randomizer is one of the free design tools from 'dp Stuff'. This tool allows you to take randomization process into a controlled environment. Random appearance trick is being used very often by designers and the goal behind the Randomizer add-in is to save the hassle of mimicking random behaviour of elements “by hand”.”

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50 | ElumTools (Pay to Play)
http://apps.exchange.autodesk.com/RVT/en/Detail/Index?id=appstore.exchange.autodesk.co m%3aelumtools%3aen

“ElumTools™ is the first fully integrated lighting analysis Add-in for Autodesk® Revit®. Leveraging content that is already present in the Revit model such as geometry, material properties and lighting fixture families, ElumTools can calculate illuminance on any surface or workplane using the lighting industry’s standard radiosity calculation method. An interactive visualization is provided during the calculation process allowing detailed navigation of the illuminated scene. Numeric results are visible in any Revit view and all statistics are available to Revit schedules. ElumTools operates in either Revit Architecture or MEP. The ElumTools version available in the Revit Apps Store is a fully functional Trial version valid for 30 days from registration date.”
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51 | ArchVision | RPC Plugin (Free)
http://apps.exchange.autodesk.com/RVT/en/Detail/Index?id=appstore.exchange.autodesk.co m%3aarchvisionrpcplugincontent%3aen https://www.archvision.com/

“RPC Plug-ins provide the ability to place, edit, create, and render all types of RPC People, Trees, Cars and Object content. Delivered through ArchVision Dashboard, you may download RPC Plug-ins for Autodesk products including demo versions for supported applications. Supported applications include Autodesk Revit, AutoCAD, 3ds Max, 3ds Max Design and Adobe Photoshop.

Thousands of RPC People, Trees and Cars are available for download and placement into supported applications. Extensive Demo RPC Content included (Search Term: Demo). RPC Content plans are also available for purchase. Note: Since this app can be used with multiple Autodesk products, this app uses its custom installer and not the Autodesk Exchange Apps Store standard installer.”

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52 | RTV Tools | Xporter (Pay to Play)
http://www.rtvtools.com/product/rtv-xporter/

“RTV Xporter for Autodesk® Revit®, automates the process of exporting and printing drawing sheets and views in Autodesk® Revit®. Quickly browse, search and filter Revit® drawing sheets and views using the intuitive RTV Xporter user interface. Automate the process of creating PDFs, DWG, DWF, DWFx, DXF and IFC files. RTV Xporter’s built-in parametric file naming engine automatically saves the exported files to match any company’s or project team’s file naming conventions with ease. RTV Xporter also supports batch printing to two separate printers simultaneously giving your project teams more time to design and coordinate their BIM projects. With virtually no setup required, just install and automate! RTV Xporter is ideal for Architects, Interiors Designers, Engineers, Landscape Architects
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and Visualization Artists using Autodesk® Revit®. RTV Xporter features include: Automatic creation of PDFs, DWG, DWF, DWFx, DXF and IFC files from Autodesk® Revit® drawing sheets and views. Built-in parametric file naming engine automatically saves exported files to match any company’s or project team’s file naming conventions. Batch print large format and reduced hardcopies to two separate printers simultaneously. Minimal and fast learning curve with the intuitive and clean graphical user interface (GUI). No setup required, just install and automate your work processes today.”

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53 | RTV Tools | Paint (Pay to Play)
http://www.rtvtools.com/

“RTV Paint for Autodesk® Revit®, automates the process of creating paint materials in Autodesk® Revit®. Browse, search and create Revit® paint materials from manufacturers paint colour swatches using the intuitive RTV Paint user interface. RTV Paint is ideal for Architects, Interiors Designers, Engineers, Landscape Architects and Visualization Artists using Autodesk® Revit®. RTV Paint features include: Search by paint colour name. Search by colour hue using the built-in colour wheel. Search for complementary and similar colour hues and tones with our built-in colour matching algorithms. Browse through thousands of paint colours from leading paint manufacturers including, Dulux, Resene, Sherwin-Williams and Benjamin Moore. Automatically create ‘ready to visualize’ Revit® paint materials with ‘one click’. Manage company standards and material naming conventions.”

Go check out these others from RTV Tools and see what you can see ;-)
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54 | BIMobject (Free)
http://apps.exchange.autodesk.com/RVT/en/Detail/Index?id=appstore.exchange.autodesk.co m%3abimobject%3aen

“The world’s first fully integrated BIM object solution inside a BIM software. With the Revit app the whole BIMobject™ on-line portal is integrated inside Revit, allowing BIM users to find, search, filter and browse dynamically for BIM object content on the bimobject.com portal. Users can view and use the full extent of the portal’s features (including fully rendered 3D previews) inside Revit, creating an easy and flexible way to find content for their actual BIM project. The BIMobject™ app for Revit is easy to install and will create a new ribbon, where you can reach all of the real BIM objects from real manufacturers in a easy and convenient way. Revit family download is seamless and fast into the actual Revit project.”

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55 | Trilligence Affinity (Pay to Play)
http://apps.exchange.autodesk.com/RVT/en/Detail/Index?id=appstore.exchange.autodesk.co m%3atrelligenceaffinity%3aen

“Trelligence Affinity™for Revit is a unique software solution for architectural programming, conceptual design, and real-time analysis of design-to-program compliance. Support for import/export of program data from Excel and COBie. Report generation engine enables high quality output of reports to HTML/Word. This trial version is fully functional for 30 days. After that time you will not be able to save or print.”

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56 | BuildEdge Roof (Pay to Play)
http://apps.exchange.autodesk.com/RVT/en/Detail/Index?id=appstore.exchange.autodesk.co m%3abuildedgeroof64-bit%3aen

“BuildEdge Roof allows you to input detailed pitched roofs quickly. Specific roof geometry that can be difficult and time consuming to create in Revit (such as multiple plateheight roofs) can be input quickly and easily. Add to that the ability to define Dutch hips, or pitch breaks with a single click, and the ability to view a final roof while designing and you will appreciate the simplicity and efficiency of BuildEdge Roof.”

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57 | StrucCope (Free)
http://apps.exchange.autodesk.com/RVT/en/Detail/Index?id=appstore.exchange.autodesk.co m%3astruccope%3aen

“Automatically copes a selected beam with any number of intersecting beams or copes all the intersecting beams with the selected beam and applies an offset specified by the user (supports metric and imperial input formats since version 1.0.1)”

Free is (most) always good!!! In this case it is…

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58 | DigiPara | ElevatorArchitect (Free)
http://apps.exchange.autodesk.com/RVT/en/Detail/Index?id=appstore.exchange.autodesk.co m%3aelevatorarchitect%3aen

“DigiPara Elevatorarchitect is a free plug-in to create elevator models within Autodesk® Revit® software. It supports Revit users in finding the correct size and number of required elevators and professionally guides them to the point of reaching an optimal 3D Revit model. DigiPara Elevatorarchitect greatly simplifies and enhances the design workflow as the placing and adjustment of single Revit families are eliminated.”

What floor would you like…
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59 | Stadia (Pay to Play)
http://apps.exchange.autodesk.com/RVT/en/Detail/Index?id=appstore.exchange.autodesk.co m%3astadia%3aen

“Stadia renders your Revit model in real-time, allowing you to walk through the building on any PC. Successful design reviews depend so much on convincingly showing design intent. For architects who care about a client’s contribution to the design process, Stadia provides better representation through interactive rendering. Stadia is a small Add-In that allows you to 'Bake' a Revit model. Computation is offloaded to the cloud, so you can keep working without interruption. Bake time ranges from 5 minutes to a few hours depending on model size. When it’s finished, you’ll get an email with a link to download the interactive rendering - an executable file that runs on any PC. Sharing is as easy as forwarding the link.You’ll see custom materials, geometry, and lights all beautifully and realistically simulated in a Stadia interactive rendering, just as you would expect.”
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60 | Heat Load (EN 12831) | (Pay to Play)
http://apps.exchange.autodesk.com/RVT/en/Detail/Index?id=appstore.exchange.autodesk.co m%3aheatloaden12831%3aen

“Calculations of the heat load can now be conducted in accordance with the recommendations of the EN 12831 that is commonly used in Europe.
 Application takes data directly from the building model in Revit MEP and automatically determines the zone, room, spaces, and ventilation streams. The main advantages of Heat Load: Retrieval of model geometry from Autodesk Revit MEP Collection vent stream from the Autodesk Revit MEP model Calculation in accordance with EN 12831 code Calculation of unheated room temperature Possibility to modify the data retrieved from the Autodesk Revit MEP model Interactive graphical viewer of the building Expanded report with complete data report Instant brief reporting for a quick check of the correctness of results Storing results of calculation in Autodesk Revit MEP objects.”

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61 | ENGworks | Piping Productivity (Pay to Play)
http://apps.exchange.autodesk.com/RVT/en/Detail/Index?id=appstore.exchange.autodesk.co m%3apipingproductivitytrial%3aen http://www.engworks.com/

“ENGworks Piping Productivity Package is an industry standard add-on for Autodesk Revit MEP that provides intelligent, 3D Mechanical Piping Fitting into BIM. This package is specifically designed to support engineers seeking ASTM, ANSI, and AWWA pipe materials, sizes, schedules, and connection types. Presently there are fourteen pipe types to choose from and more than a thousand manufacturer fittings. All the fittings are all manufacturer specific, and restrictive to only the sizes and angles available in the manufacturer’s catalogue.”

Hit their website for their other offerings!
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62 | ENGworks | BIMXchange (Pay to Play)
http://apps.exchange.autodesk.com/RVT/en/Detail/Index?id=appstore.exchange.autodesk.co m%3acadworksbimxchangetrial%3aen

“The full featured ENGworks BIMXchange is an intelligent, lightweight and intuitive Web application which provides easy access to over thirty-five thousand Revit® Family Types, from more than one hundred fifty building product manufacturers, and is currently utilized by several thousand Revit users. The Cloud based tool offers right-sized, rich-data Revit models of building products primarily important to the MEP designer, but with sufficient cross over products to be significant for architectural users as well. BIMXchange is available on a per seat basis, via a yearly subscription. BIMXchange allows the Revit® user to access and navigate multiple libraries; either manufacturer specific, ENGworks General, MEP discipline specific (mechanical, electrical & lighting, plumbing & fire protection), generic, or metric. Content selection begins with a tree view structured by categories, enhanced with renderings, then additionally by the ability to hierarchically search on all Shared Parameter values in each piece of content. Each Revit® Family Type has been built with engineering criteria for both project efficiency and collaboration, and to meet essential Revit® systems requirements. Once selected, content pieces are loaded swiftly, directly into a project from the ENGworks Cloud, eliminating any need for a firm to manage or backup extensive content libraries.”
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63 | MDX 3D Exporter (Pay to Play)
http://apps.exchange.autodesk.com/RVT/en/Detail/Index?id=appstore.exchange.autodesk.co m%3amdx3dexporterforrevit14%3aen

“Collaboration and Data Management- Meta Data Exporter software helps organize, manage, and track data creation, simulation, and documentation processes for design and engineering workgroups. Get more control over design data with revision management capabilities and quickly find and reuse design data. This allows for easier management of your design and engineering information directly from the 3D model. Parametric Components from Revit help calculate detailed material quantities and track material quantities for cost estimates. The MDX engine helps support more accurate material takeoffs. Free Trial offers FULL functionality for 30 days, so you can experience all the power and features MDX for Revit® has to offer.”

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64 | TotalStation Point Utilities (Pay to Play)
http://apps.exchange.autodesk.com/RVT/en/Detail/Index?id=appstore.exchange.autodesk.co m%3atotalstationpointutilities%3aen

“Simple, easy to use plug in to import/create layout points in a Revit model and export to various formats for different Robotic Totalstation manufacturers. You can also use this plugin to import point files directly into Revit models using native revit families (included with plug-in). Includes: -Plugin to Import/Export files to specific formats for different machines -Control Point family to assist with placing points manually for exporting or importing. Tested with the following” Mfg’s ”/formats: -Trimble/N,E,Z (.txt), -Sokkia/E,N,Z” (.csv)

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65 | SysQue(tm) Supports (Pay to Play)
http://apps.exchange.autodesk.com/RVT/en/Detail/Index?id=appstore.exchange.aut odesk.com%3asysquesupports%3aen

This Autodesk® Revit® MEP ADDIN will allow you to easily add Hangers and supports to existing and new MEP Systems within Autodesk® Revit® MEP. The supports can be added to flat and sloped systems. User specific settings can be created and stored that include offset distances from fittings and joints as well as what hanger type to use. Hanger rods will automatically stretch to the above structure including floor above, concrete, and structural steel beams. Offsets from center of steel beams can also be given to provide an acurate position for a side beam clamp position. All of the hanger rod points can then be sent out in a point file for exporting to Trimble® MEP for onsite field point layout.

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CASE Inc. Apps | (Free & Pay to Play)
http://www.apps.case-inc.com[

Do you want some of the best add-ins, be able to collaborate and help develop your own companies’ addins? CASE Inc is an important trusted source to look to...

“”Tools for the Building Industry

Add-In Manager All public CASE Add-Ins are installed and updated from this tool. No need for administrative privileges since the installation is contained 100%... read more...

Subscription - Change and Replace Line Styles Have you ever imported a DWG file into your model and got a bunch of unwanted line styles? Have you ever wanted to quickly change those line... read more...

Subscription - Delete Sheets, Views, and Revit Links It is a common task to remove as much from a model as possible prior to sharing it with your consultants for the purpose of linking into their... read more...

Subscription - Extrude Rooms to 3D Mass This add-in is designed to extrude the boundaries of selected rooms as individual mass elements for uses ranging from block and stack workflows to... read more...

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types by category using a specified tag on as... read more...

Subscription - Super Shared Parameter Loader The user form contains options to load in a selected shared parameter file along the top. All parameters in the shared parameter file are then... read more...

Subscription - Import openNURBS (3dm File Data) The free version has been 100% retired! The subscription version offers extended geometry support. This add-in reads the OpenNURBS file... read more...

Subscription - Rename Families and Types from Excel Have you ever needed to batch rename a set of families or types in your model and wished you could dump the data out to Excel and import them back... read more...

Free - Multiple View Duplicator Have you ever wanted to duplicate a ton of views all at the same time? Are you sick of how Revit names new duplicated views with a prefix of "Copy... read more...

Subscription - Super Tag This tool is only available under subscription and offers a simple means for tagging specific family
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Free - View Template Controller

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The View Template controller is a simple tool that enables you to visualize and change View Template assignments for views in your model. Just... read more...

Free - Change & Replace Family and/or Type Names This is a handy little tool that goes out and renames families and/or type names in your project model. Be careful though, because this version... read more...

Free - Migrate Parameter to Parameter Have you ever needed to schedule an item of data that Revit would not let you? This is a common hurdle for many and now there's a free tool that... read more...

Free - Place 3D Room Tags Have you ever exported a model to Navisworks and wish your room tags were visible? This utility will place a 3D Room Tag family at each room in... read more...

Free - (BETA) OpenNURBS for Vasari BETA 2 CASE is excited to announce the Beta release of Import OpenNURBS for Autodesk’s Vasari Conceptual Modeling Software. The Import OpenNURBS... read more...

Free - Super Shared Parameter Loader
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The user form contains options to load in a selected shared parameter file along the top. All parameters in the shared parameter file are then... read more... Free - Create Plan Views by Discipline This is Alan Jackson's first Add-In and it creates plan views by level as Floor Plans or Reflected Ceiling Plans. You will get a dialog telling... read more...

Free - Basic Reporting of Hosting and Formulas Have you ever wanted to export a list of elements hosting other elements? Or better yet, have you ever wondered what formulas were inside each of... read more...

Free - Egress Workaround for Sending Railing Length to a Selected Parameter Revit 2012 does not allow you to tag the Length parameter for railings. This tool will allow you to select a parameter to send the length for each... read more...

Free - Delete Sheets, Views, and Revit Links It is a common task to remove as much from a model as possible prior to sharing it with your consultants for the purpose of linking into their... read more...

Free - External Wall Directions This tool comes in as a request from the Passive House design community and solves the problem of reporting the external wall directionality in...

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read more...

This add-in allows you to save a list of ElementID's for all selected objects to various text files. You can later call these selections back up... read more...

Free - Import Images to Drafting Views This tool launches a dialog that allows you to import multiple images at a time each into their own individual drafting views. The drafting views... read more...

Free - Export Families to RFA Files (By Category) We are all aware that Revit can export families to a library, but the control that you get is less than sufficient for large models. This exporter... read more...

Free - Extrude Rooms to 3D Mass This add-in is designed to extrude the boundaries of selected rooms as individual mass elements for uses ranging from block and stack workflows to... read more...

Free - Door Mark Updater This little guy uses the room number of the room adjacent to the door to number each door mark parameter. Where multiple doors are along a common... read more...

Free - Reusable and Sharable Selection Sets
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Free - Revision Cloud Data Export to Text File Revit does not offer a means to schedule individual revision cloud elements, so this add-in will export all revision cloud data to a CSV file for... read more... Design Reform Design By Many Case

Free - Change and Replace Line Styles Have you ever imported a DWG file into your model and got a bunch of unwanted line styles? Have you ever wanted to quickly change those line... read more...”

These apps will be detailed on the following pages... So don’t stop now ;-)

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66 | CASE Inc. | Add-In Manager (Free)
http://www.apps.case-inc.com/content/add-manager

“Platform: Revit, Navisworks, Rhino, etc...

All public CASE Add-Ins are installed and updated from this tool. No need for administrative privileges since the installation is contained 100% within the user profile! You can quickly access the documentation pages for each tool from within the CASE Add-In Manager by clicking on the hyperlink of the name of the tool that you are interested. Is there a packaged (exe) CASE Add-In Manager? Yes, a CASE Add-In Manager that supports batch distribution within your organization can be made available. Please contact us with your inquiry and we would be happy to send you a link to download along with instructions on how to distribute the tool throughout your organization.”
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67 | CASE Inc. | Delete Sheets, Views, and Revit Links
http://www.apps.case-inc.com/content/subscription-delete-sheets-views-and-revit-links

“Subscription - Delete Sheets, Views, and Revit Links Platform: Revit 2012, 2013, and 2014 It is a common task to remove as much from a model as possible prior to sharing it with your consultants for the purpose of linking into their model or sometimes you want to lighten up a model that was sent to you for the same purpose. Delete Sheets, Views and Revit Links does just what it says. You can select which of the three options to include from the provided check-boxes. Note: The View Family Type filtering features are not available in the Revit 2012 version This tool should only be used on models detached from central as it can be quite destructive.”

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68 | CASE Inc. | Change and Replace Line Styles
http://www.apps.case-inc.com/content/subscription-change-and-replace-line-styles

“Subscription - Change and Replace Line Styles Platform: Revit 2012, 2013, and 2014 Have you ever imported a DWG file into your model and got a bunch of unwanted line styles? Have you ever wanted to quickly change those line styles to your standard styles already loaded into your model? This little guy does just this!”

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69 | CASE Inc. | Extrude Rooms to 3D Mass
http://www.apps.case-inc.com/content/subscription-extrude-rooms-3d-mass

“Subscription - Extrude Rooms to 3D Mass Platform: Revit 2012, 2013, and 2014 This add-in is designed to extrude the boundaries of selected rooms as individual mass elements for uses ranging from block and stack workflows to conceptual visualizations. A few of the most notable features available only in the subscription version include the ability to update existing room mass elements in the model as well as use any parameter you want to drive the materiality of the resulting masses (“Department” values are default).”

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70 | CASE Inc. | Super Shared Parameter Loader
http://www.apps.case-inc.com/content/subscription-super-shared-parameter-loader

“Subscription - Super Shared Parameter Loader Platform: Revit 2013 and 2014 The user form contains options to load in a selected shared parameter file along the top. All parameters in the shared parameter file are then displayed along the left and can be shown grouped by either their assigned group name or their data type. Categories are shown along the right. There is quantity that can a single selected and their must be the no limit to the of parameters be loaded on step, but the parameters group under association supported by target document.

The difference between the free version and the subscription version is that the subscription version supports family documents (*.rfa) as well as search functions.”

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71 | CASE Inc. | Rename Families and Types from Excel
www.apps.case-inc.com/content/subscription-rename-families-and-types-excel

“Subscription - Rename Families and Types from Excel Platform: Revit 2013 and 2014 Have you ever needed to batch rename a set of families or types in your model and wished you could dump the data out to Excel and import them back in? This tool supports exporting family and type names to Excel where you can make changes to the names in a separate column and then import the changes into your model.

This tool is under

only available subscription.”

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72 | CASE Inc. | Super Tag
http://www.apps.case-inc.com/content/subscription-super-tag

“Subscription - Super Tag Platform: Revit 2012, 2013, and 2014 This tool is only available under subscription and offers a simple means for tagging specific family types by category using a specified tag on as many views as you choose.”

Did that just say “tagging” in “as many views as you choose”? AWESOME!

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73 | CASE Inc. | Import openNURBS (3dm File Data)
http://www.apps.case-inc.com/content/subscription-import-opennurbs-3dm-file-data

“Subscription - Import openNURBS (3dm File Data) Platform: Revit 2013 and 2014 The free version has been 100% retired! The subscription version offers extended geometry support. This add-in reads the OpenNURBS file format (Rhino 4.0 *.3DM) and imports curve objects as Revit Model Lines in the project environment. Learn more about this tool from Design Reform via Nate: http://designreform.net/learning/2012/07/25/case-app-import-opennurbs-3d... “

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74 | CASE Inc. | Multiple View Duplicator
http://www.apps.case-inc.com/content/free-multiple-view-duplicator

“Free - Multiple View Duplicator Platform: Revit 2013, 2014 Have you ever wanted to duplicate a ton of views all at the same time? Are you sick of how Revit names new duplicated views with a prefix of "Copy of View Name"???????? Well here's your new favorite tool (the good kind)! You can set an optional prefix or suffix to your new view names as well as set the kind of duplication that you want... you can filter views to duplicate by name, family type as well as the kind of view... If this doesn't save you time, something is wrong... Enjoy!”

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76 | CASE Inc. | View Template Controller
http://www.apps.case-inc.com/content/free-view-template-controller\

“Free - View Template Controller Platform: Revit 2013 and 2014 The View Template controller is a simple tool that enables you to visualize and change View Template assignments for views in your model. Just drag and drop views onto a View Template name and your views will update instantly taking on the new view template settings.”

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77 | CASE Inc. | Change & Replace Family and/or Type Names
http://www.apps.case-inc.com/content/free-change-replace-family-andor-type-names

“Free - Change & Replace Family and/or Type Names Platform: Revit 2013 This is a handy little tool that goes out and renames families and/or type names in your project model. Be careful though, because this version does not offer a means of isolating the renaming scope, it is all or none.”

78 | CASE Inc. | Place 3D Room Tags
http://www.apps.case-inc.com/content/free-place-3d-room-tags

“Free - Place 3D Room Tags Platform: Revit 2012 and 2013 Have you ever exported a model to Navisworks and wish your room tags were visible? This utility will place a 3D Room Tag family at each room in your model using a provided Generic Model family.
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You can customize the family if you want, just don't rename the family, the type, any of the parameters, or change the category and it will work just fine. The family installs to the same directory that the add-ins get installed or you can just download it from the following link: www.case-dev.com/revit/support/3D_RoomTag.rfa Be sure the family has been loaded into the model prior to running the add-in.”

79 | CASE Inc. | Migrate Parameter to Parameter
http://www.apps.case-inc.com/content/free-migrate-parameter-parameter

“Free - Migrate Parameter to Parameter Platform: Revit 2013 Have you ever needed to schedule an item of data that Revit would not let you? This is a common hurdle for many and now there's a free tool that you can use to get around this. Common uses include migrating Wall Base Constraint Element Names (Levels) into a schedulable parameter. I'm sure you guys will find lots of uses for this one.”

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80 | CASE Inc. | (BETA) OpenNURBS for Vasari BETA 2
http://www.apps.case-inc.com/content/free-beta-opennurbs-vasari-beta-2

Free - (BETA) OpenNURBS for Vasari BETA 2 Platform: Vasari 2013 BETA 2 CASE is excited to announce the Beta release of Import OpenNURBS for Autodesk’s Vasari Conceptual Modeling Software. The Import OpenNURBS add-in facilitates early-stage interoperability by allowing designers to import conceptual geometry from Rhino into Autodesk Vasari. Unlike importing and linking with other file formats, Import OpenNURBS will translate geometries as native Vasari elements to give designers the flexibility to further develop their designs using Vasari’s modeling and analysis features. The Vasari Add-in reads the OpenNURBS file format (Rhino 4.0 3DM) and uses custom algorithms to reconstruct geometry using Vasari API methods. Currently, the Add-in supports a broad range of OpenNURBS geometry. At this stage, some geometry support has yet to be implemented but we are committed to expanding the functionality as new capabilities become available for OpenNURBS and the Vasari API. We hope you enjoy testing the new Import OpenNURBS Beta for Autodesk Vasari and we hope you can provide us with valuable feedback about the tool!

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81 | CASE Inc. | Super Shared Parameter Loader
www.apps.case-inc.com/content/free-super-shared-parameter-loader

“Free - Super Shared Parameter Loader Platform: Revit 2013 The user form contains options to load in a selected shared parameter file along the top. All parameters in the shared parameter file are then displayed along the left and can be shown grouped by either their assigned group name or their data type. Categories are shown along the right. There is no limit to the quantity of parameters that can be loaded on a single step, but the selected parameters and their group under association must be supported by the target document. The difference between the free version and the subscription version is that the subscription version supports family documents (*.rfa) as well as search functions.”

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82 | CASE Inc. | Basic Reporting of Hosting and Formulas
http://www.apps.case-inc.com/content/free-basic-reporting-hosting-and-formulas

“Free - Basic Reporting of Hosting and Formulas Platform: Revit 2012 and 2013 Have you ever wanted to export a list of elements hosting other elements? Or better yet, have you ever wondered what formulas were inside each of your families in the model? This little tool exports this information for you to a CSV file! This entire utility runs in Read-only mode, so no worries about damaging anything...”

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83 | CASE Inc. | Egress Workaround for Sending Railing Length to a Selected Parameter
http://www.apps.case-inc.com/content/free-egress-workaround-sending-railing-length-selectedparameter

“Free - Egress Workaround for Sending Railing Length to a Selected Parameter Platform: Revit 2012, 2013 Revit 2012 does not allow you to tag the Length parameter for railings. This tool will allow you to select a parameter to send the length for each railing in your model to for the purpose of tagging their length. This is a super easy and common workaround for tagging Egress path distances. Using railing means you can use arcs, straight distances, and even ramps in your egress calculations. Railing will also display in 3D making them an even sexier option for an Egress workaround...”

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84 | CASE Inc. | Create Plan Views by Discipline
http://www.apps.case-inc.com/content/free-create-plan-views-discipline

“Free - Create Plan Views by Discipline Platform: Revit 2012, 2013 This is Alan Jackson's first Add-In and it creates plan views by level as Floor Plans or Reflected Ceiling Plans. You will get a dialog telling you the views that it created as well as the ones that it could not create for whatever reason.”

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85 | CASE Inc. | Delete Sheets, Views, and Revit Links
www.apps.case-inc.com/content/free-delete-sheets-views-and-revit-links

“Free - Delete Sheets, Views, and Revit Links Platform: Revit 2012, 2013 It is a common task to remove as much from a model as possible prior to sharing it with your consultants for the purpose of linking into their model or sometimes you want to lighten up a model that was sent to you for the same purpose. Delete Sheets, Views and Revit Links does just what it says. You can select which of the three options to include from the provided checkboxes. This tool should only be used on models detached from central as it can be quite destructive.”

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86 | CASE Inc. | External Wall Directions
www.apps.case-inc.com/content/free-external-wall-directions

“Free - External Wall Directions Platform: Revit 2012, 2013 This tool comes in as a request from the Passive House design community and solves the problem of reporting the external wall directionality in either text (N, NW, S, etc.) or by angle. The angle values use project North as 0 winding clockwise back around to 360. The resulting data can then be pushed into a user specified text formatted parameter. The angle option can be written to either a text or number formatted parameter. Look for a future update that will include external doors and windows hosted within external walls soon (no promises).”

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87 | CASE Inc. | Import Images to Drafting Views
http://www.apps.case-inc.com/content/free-import-images-drafting-views

“Free - Import Images to Drafting Views Platform: Revit 2012, 2013 This tool launches a dialog that allows you to import multiple images at a time each into their own individual drafting views. The drafting views will be named the same as the image that they originate from. This tool is handy on large renovation projects where photographs of existing conditions are documented in the model. You can tag your floor plans showing where the photograph was taken from (that part is manual of course ;)”

88 | CASE Inc. | Extrude Rooms to 3D Mass
http://www.apps.case-inc.com/content/free-extrude-rooms-3d-mass “Free - Extrude Rooms to 3D Mass Platform: Revit 2012, 2013 This add-in is designed to extrude the boundaries of selected rooms as individual mass elements for uses ranging from block and stack workflows to conceptual visualizations. A few of the most notable features available only in the subscription version include the ability to update existing room mass elements in the model as well as use any parameter you want to drive the materiality of the resulting masses (“Department” values are default).”
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89 | CASE Inc. | Reusable and Sharable Selection Sets
http://www.apps.case-inc.com/content/free-reusable-and-sharable-selection-sets

“Free - Reusable and Sharable Selection Sets Platform: Revit 2012, 2013 This add-in allows you to save a list of ElementID's for all selected objects to various text files. You can later call these selections back up and reapply them in your model. There is no limit to the number of elements that you can have selected nor the amount of separate selection sets that you can save. You can also share the selection set text file with anyone on your design team. The text files containing the ElementID's must be TXT file format and saved under the user's profile: %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Case Design Inc\Revit Tools\2012\Selection Sets “

90 | CASE Inc. | Export Families to RFA Files (By Category)
http://www.apps.case-inc.com/content/free-export-families-rfa-files-category

“Free - Export Families to RFA Files (By Category) Platform: Revit 2012, 2013 We are all aware that Revit can export families to a library, but the control that you get is less than sufficient for large models. This exporter will organize your families into sub directories matching the names of the category that the family originated from. This tool obviously will not be able to export system families or in-place families of any kind :(“
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91 | CASE Inc. | Door Mark Updater
www.apps.case-inc.com/content/free-door-mark-updater

“Free - Door Mark Updater Platform: Revit 2012, 2013 This little guy uses the room number of the room adjacent to the door to number each door mark parameter. Where multiple doors are along a common room number, the remaining doors are numbered alphabetically suffix of the room number (1001A, 1001B, etc.). You will have the option to update doors by selection, common level, or the entire model all in a single click.”

92 | CASE Inc. | Revision Cloud Data Export to Text File
http://www.apps.case-inc.com/content/free-revision-cloud-data-export-text-file

“Free - Revision Cloud Data Export to Text File Platform: Revit 2012, 2013 Revit does not offer a means to schedule individual revision cloud elements, so this add-in will export all revision cloud data to a CSV file for you. Exported data includes revision name, date, description, view and sheet name as well as the comments parameter for each and every cloud element in your model.”

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93 | CASE Inc. | Change and Replace Line Styles
www.apps.case-inc.com/content/free-change-and-replace-line-styles

“Free - Change and Replace Line Styles Platform: Revit 2012 and 2013 Have you ever imported a DWG file into your model and got a bunch of unwanted line styles? Have you ever wanted to quickly change those line styles to your standard styles already loaded into your model? This little guy does just this!”

94 | AEC-APPS | Yes, More CASE Inc + Others
https://aec-apps.com

OK, Now the work is yours to do… There are literally hundreds more apps, add-ins, plugins and more evolving and surfacing most every day. At AEC-APPS (& elsewhere). Now, Ready for “The Best One”?
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95 | Ian Keough | Dynamo for Vasari | (Free, open Source)
https://github.com/ikeough/Dynamo/wiki

“Dynamo is a visual programming environment for Building Information Modeling. Dynamo extends the parametric capabilities of Revit and Vasari with the data and logic environment of a graphical algorithm editor. Dynamo is an open source project for developers and designers to become actively involved in building the tool.” There are also a lot of learning materials to get you started and on your way.  “Workspace”  “Nodes”  “Wires”  ‘Ports”  ‘Flow”  “Direction”  “Custom Nodes”  “Workflow”

There are so many assets, documents and videos on Dynamo and Vasari and they are only a click or two away!!!

For those times when rational geometry is your preference (over the irrational ;-) There’s Dynamo
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96 | WhiteFeet Tools for Revit | Mario Guttman
http://www.whitefeet.com/Tools/ http://whitefeettools.wordpress.com/ http://www.whitefeet.com/ Oh and there’s a whole universe of awesome on Mario’s site!!! And not just the tools...read his blog!!!
“The WhiteFeet Tools for Revit consist of a collection of small, generally independent, programs that have each been created to address a specific need. Typically, a project would encounter a problem, or envision an opportunity, that suggested a customization. A tool was developed to address this need, but in a way that was slightly more general, so that it could be used in other ways and on other projects. At the same time, the design of each tool is intentionally limited so that they don’t suffer from trying to be all things to all people. In particular, they are not intended to be particularly “user friendly.” Rather, they are “user respectful”, providing an effective solution for the thoughtful user, and assuming that the less-capable ones will get some help. A. Sheet Manager: Links to an Excel file. Creates or updates sheets in Revit as a bulk editing process. B. Revit-Database Link: Connect to either an Access or a SQL Server database and synchronize data in both directions. C. Model Builder: Import and export Revit elements in a way that allows geometry exchange with other programs. D. Area & Mass Tools: Placing unplaced areas; creating solid forms from areas; and counting the floors in a mass object. E. Room Tools: Placing unplaced rooms; creating rooms from areas; and, creating solid forms from rooms. F. View Tools: Creating views from rooms; tagging views; exporting images from views; and, creating sheets from views. G. Parameter Tools: String and number manipulation; relating data between object types; and, importing and exporting of model data. H. Family Tools: Exporting detailed information about families, symbols and tags; importing parameters; and, batch processing families. I. Schedule Tools: Working with schedules and key schedules with Excel; editing instance values; creating a table and type schedule. J. Management Tools: Displaying the various forms of classification use with families; and, managing attachment links.” Page 108 of 123

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97 | Revolution Design | Keynote Manager | (Free and Pay to Play)
http://revolutiondesign.biz/keynotemanager/KMfeatures.html

Simple Keynote File Editing

Revit's keynote system is a powerful way to integrate data into Revit families, reduce errors, and streamline documentation. The text files, though, are cumbersome and difficult to work with. Keynote Manager was created to provide a simple, efficient interface to edit keynote files. Edit keynotes in a tree view instead of a long list in notepad or Excel Automatically sequence keynote numbers Add & edit new notes without worrying about tabs or formatting Locate keynotes quickly with the find/replace function Perform find/replace on the key value, description, or both Multiple users can work on a single file concurrently Reorganize notes by simple drag and drop Select multiple keynotes and renumber in sequence

Comment & Markup
Revit keynote text files provide no ability for managers to mark up or comment on keynotes. With Keynote Manager's comment and markup system, comments can be added to any keynote and the history of the comment is tracked automatically. Create comments, update, and mark as complete Track the dates of comment creation and changes Convenient comment panel lists all comments Review comments for a particular note or for the whole keynote file
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Print all keynotes or a subset for manual review and markup

Info Link
Keynotes can be linked to external documents or web locations and those documents can be opened from Keynote Manager. Files will be opened in their default editor and web locations will be opened in the default browser. Link to the Manufacturer's web site, content page, or specification Link to a word processor specification Link to an image of the installed product Create as many links as desired

Keynote Palette (Plus Only)
Keynote Manager Plus gives the user access to the keynote palette within Revit. This palette places the ease of editing provided by Keynote Manager directly into Revit. Edit keynote files directly within Revit. Palette can be flipped, expanded / collapsed, resized, moved, or hidden at will. All settings are remembered from session to session. Automatically loads the correct keynote file for the current active Revit project and switches files when the active project is changed. Automatically updates key values in open Revit projects when a key value changes to avoid broken keynotes. Available for Revit 2012 or later only.

Keynote Watcher (Plus Only)
Keynote Watcher is an add in to Revit that monitors keynote files and notifies users of changes to the file.
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Locates keynote files for all open Revit projects. Monitors keynote files for changes and notifies users via an Unobtrusive notification icon (see image to the right). Notifies users of the need to reload their keynote file. Warns users if they are about to print a file that has changed keynotes and allows print cancellation to avoid incorrect prints. Can be turned on and off at will. Can be turned off by default in settings. Available for Revit 2012 or later only.

Standards and Quality Control
Keynote Manager allows a degree of quality control and standards enforcement not available in other editors, further reducing errors and increasing productivity. Formatting & parent/child relationships are handled by Keynote Manager so no more orphaned keynotes! Spell check function reduces spelling errors Quickly enforce office standards Define master files & create new keynote files based on office masters Set automatic keynote casing to UPPERCASE, lowercase, or Sentence Case Convert casing for individual keynotes or all keynotes in a file Set the font so the display in Keynote Manager matches the display in Revit

Backup Files
Everyone knows the frustration of losing data or an entire file due to either human or computer error. Keynote Manager's distributed backup system
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ensures that if anything happens to a keynote file there will be a recent backup that can be restored and most if not all of your work saved. Text file and comment backups are distributed on all users computers so even in the event of a hard drive or complete computer failure another user will likely have a backup copy Backups are created automatically when a file is opened or closed Backups can be created automatically at a specified interval Select the number of backups per user (up to 999)

Automatic & Floating Licensing
For users with large numbers of installations, it is desirable to avoid the need to visit every computer to activate it's license. Keynote Manager offers 2 systems designed specifically for such situations: Keynote Manager allows the purchase of floating licenses. Floating licenses allow a company to purchase a pool of licenses for use by the company. The license pool resides on a company server and licenses are checked out and returned by Keynote Manager as the program is opened and closed. This allows sharing of licenses by users in the company rather than having licenses tied to specific computers. For more information click here. For standalone licenses, Keynote Manager will recognize XML files with license data and automatically activate a license on startup if such data is present, allowing large companies to deploy and activate automatically without giving out their activation code to users. For more information click here.

Tracking & Reporting
Keynote Manager tracks some basic, non-personal data for use in our marketing and analysis of program usage. The following information is reported to Revolution Design: Program open and close time Program version & Executable path (11.5 and later only) Open and close time of each file (no file names or paths are collected) License type (trial or paid)”

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98 | Revolution Design | Revit Workflow | (Free and Pay to Play)
http://revolutiondesign.biz/workflow/WFfeatures.html

autoLink
One of the Revit's greatest strengths in the realm of documentation is the automatic coordination of view callout tags and the views' actual detail location. Change the detail number on a sheet and all view tags that reference that view update automatically. However, Revit has no similar ability with general annotations, text, or scheduled parameters... until now! Revit workFlow's autoLink function allows you to reference views from any instance parameter, simply by typing the view reference as you normally would with text. Views are then automatically updated whenever the view reference changes. With version 3.0, autoLink now allows you to reference views from linked files; whenever the location of that view changes the link is updated automatically, no coordination necessary! Reference views with a simple annotation symbol or within any parameter. Update links automatically when a view is moved. Fully customizable autoLink symbols and parameters.

viewRename
Tired of looking through default view names like 'Section 1', 'Section 2', and 'Elevation 1-a' to try and find the view you were looking for? Have you ever looked for 'Ceiling Plan - First Floor' only to find it at the bottom of the project browser because someone didn't read their standards and named it 'RCP - First Floor'? viewRename is your answer!
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View naming standards are extremely helpful when used, but too often users are in too much of a hurry to worry about renaming views and doing it properly. With viewRename, you simply set up your office standard naming conventions for various view types when you first set the program up and views are named by the standard automatically, no mess, no hassle and no lost views! Existing views can also be renamed to match the standard with two quick clicks! Set the office standard once and follow it effortlessly. Set a different standard for various types of elevations, sections, and callouts. No more lost views or generic view names. Update existing views to the standard in 2 clicks. Set View Template automatically Use Instant Updater option to name views immediately on creation

finishFloors
Have you ever wanted to model floor finishes in Revit but didn't want to spend the time creating floors in every room? finishFloors can create floors for just a few rooms or every room in your project in just a few clicks, automatically coordinated with your finish schedule! Just tell finishFloors what floor types to create for each finish code and which rooms need floors and they will be automatically generated with the correct floor type, offset by their thickness so that they will sit on top of the structural floor. Floors generated by finishFloors are linked to rooms, so if the room boundary or finish ever change updating the finish floor is one button click away!

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utomatically map finish codes from the finish schedule to floor types and generate finish floors coordinated with the finish schedule. Save your standard finish code mapping and settings will be automatically loaded. Finish floors automatically sit on the top of the structural floor. Finish Floors can have automatic thresholds created at doorways extending to the center of frame, face of frame, or no thresholds at all. When finishes or room boundaries change, update existing floors with a single click. Pre-select rooms to focus on a single area or select nothing to work with all rooms in the project. Use 'Floors by Click' to generate floors one at a time with a single click, just like Revit ceilings.

dimensionCheck
Quality control is vital to a good set of construction documents and proper dimensioning is vital when communicating a design layout to the contractor. Items that are not properly located can cost time and money in RFI's or costly re-do's when someone on site decides they know 'about where it should go'.

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dimensionCheck is designed to quickly and efficiently identify objects in a dimension plan that are not properly located to avoid unnecessary errors. Select a category or set of categories and find all elements in the current view that are not currently dimensioned. Quickly locate one or more nondimensioned elements using the show tool to determine where the dimension should be placed or if one is necessary. Search only the current view, or all subviews as well (i.e. enlarged plans). Non-modal dialog box allows you to find non-dimensioned elements, place the dimension, and then move to the next element without closing the command. Place several dimensions and refresh the dialog to see the remaining elements without dimensions.

99 | Revolution Design | Selection Master | (Free and Pay to Play)
http://revolutiondesign.biz/selectionmaster/SMfeatures.html

Robust Filter Capabilities
Selection Master supports 6 types of filters: Parameter Level Level filters recognize level parameter, work plane, reference level, and schedule level so all offset beams, etc. are included.
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Level filters can be set to recognize multi-level elements like walls and columns by their top constraint, base constraint, or either constraint. Family Category Phase Created Phase Demolished The Selection Master full interface can be used to create filters based on any of these properties or combine as many filters as desired to refine the set. Find all doors over 7'-0" high on the second floor, or simply find every element related to the second floor level.

Save Filter Sets
While some filter sets are only usefull once, most can be usefull continually throughout a project or even across multiple projects. Selection Master allows you to save filter sets to be reused as many times as desired.

Preview Elements
Before returning to Revit, Selection Master allows you to preview the elements that satisfy the filters you have created. From here you can change your filters, further refine the set of elements, export a report, or have them automatically selected for you in Revit.

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Quick Filters
You can use Quick Filters as a shortcut to easily apply the basic filters with predefined settings in a single click. Want to find all elements related to a certain level? Use the 'Quick Level' command. Want to quickly select everything created in Phase 2? Use 'Quick Phase Created'. You can even use Quick Level to avoid losing elements when removing redundant or unnecessary levels.

Rehost
Ever decide that a level is redundant and unnecessary but were afraid to delete it because you knew you would lose everything that may still be on that level? Or just place a series of elements only to find out that you were working on the wrong level? Selection Master to the rescue! If you need to delete a level, use the Quick Level tool to find everything on the level and rehost to move it; if you just placed some objects on the wrong level simply select them and use rehost to move them to the correct level.

Reporting
Selection Master not only allows you to preview the elements that match the filters, you can also export the data to a comma separated value (.csv) or plain text (.txt) file for use or analysis in any standard spreadsheet program.
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In addition to exporting the preview data, Selection Master also allows exporting of all the levels, girds, families, and phases in the project. Lastly, Selection Master allows you to view all plan and ceiling plan views in the project and sort or filter them by level and export this data to .csv or .txt” OK, I think that was a perfect lead up to our finale… I can think of no better denouement to this handout! There are so many great offerings but they all miss one component IMHO, but before we hit the final add-in for Revit (The Best One), let us take a brief moment to review.  We have seen, maybe even learned, How to find add-ins (and anything else ‘findable’) Via F1 (Help) and on the Internets, at large.  We have seen, maybe even learned, about many of the current, top add-ins for Revit.  We have seen, Maybe even learned, that it is not practical, let alone possible in any reasonable sense to use ‘every’ add-in... Mainly due to the ever growing & changing add-in & app landscape. That said, we’re at the point where it can be re-stated that we haven’t yet discussed the best add-in possible... It is an add-in that exists and we all have unlimited access to, at the very least, one copy of it, though I contend we have billions and It/they can be used every day. “The Best Add-In works in Revit, 3DS Max, Navisworks, Vasari, Dynamo, Rhino, Grasshopper, Sketchup, Archicad, Digital Project…damn, even AutoCAD -and I am pretty sure it can integrate into many more software paradigms: after thorough testing!!! …Don’t have an add-in like that yet? Here it comes... “The Best Add-In for Revit” is... Got it yet??? OK, you have to turn one more page to get it then ;-)
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75 | YOU/4 Revit | Dynamic Active Participation

Yes, You
The more you ponder this, the more you may find it’s true and not just a clever thought.    You You You You You You Add in every action you undertake (work); internally, externally, incl. digitally Are The Operator, Manager, Owner of your actions (work) Choose what plug-ins help yourself and your teams Must remember and use them Teach Others Need I go on???

  

Don’t forget to see the APPENDIX on the following pages for even more to PLUG-IN –J_Z
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APPENDIX
SketchFab | Not for Revit (yet?) | (Pay to Really Play)
https://sketchfab.com/

Exporters  3ds Max exporter  Zbrush exporter  Maya exporter  Cinema4D exporter  Blender exporter  Modo exporter  SolidWorks exporter  SketchUp exporter  Autocad exporter  Minecraft exporter

Gordon's Rule of Quarters | (Free)
Although the actual statistics may be different ;-) I hear a ring of honesty within the sentiments of Gordon’s comment. –In case you wondered why I included it.
     50% of Architects can actually do Architecture, the rest can't. 50% of Architects can use the tools effectively, the rest can't. o These two groups overlay 90 degrees out of phase. So... 50% can do one or the other, but not both 25% can do both 25% are totally useless This leads to two "ground truths" Gordon ‘s 1st Ground Truth | The 75% that are useful spend an inordinate amount of time fixing the things the useless 25% are doing. A solid improvement in efficiency comes from simply ridding a firm of that 25%. Gordon ‘s 2nd Ground Truth | The 25% that can do it all, can do all the work currently being done. Alone. Better. For a lower fee (it is 25% the staff after all). And not working more hours. They just need the other 75% to get out of the way.
-Gordon Price the Pragmatic Reviteer

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Jay B Zallan

Sumex | Parameter Manager| (Pay to Play)
http://www.sumexdesign.com/services/Software/

“‘Replace Parameters’ function now allows you to set parameters to be either instance or type. It is titled ‘Instance Option’ and has three possible selections: Match Existing (Default) - If a new parameter is specified with this option the new parameter will match the type/instance value of the one it’s replacing. If no new parameter is specified the existing parameter will not be modified. Make Instance - Force the new parameter to instance if one is specified. If no new parameter is specified it will force the existing parameter to instance. Also specifying the same parameter for existing and new will simply force the existing to instance. Make Type - Force the new parameter to type if one is specified. If no new parameter is specified it will force the existing parameter to type. Also specifying the same parameter for existing and new will simply force the existing to instance. ‘Family Type’ parameter warning now has a ‘Don’t show again’ checkbox...”

Able2Extract | PDF to AutoCAD <IKR>| (Pay to Play)
http://www.convertpdftoautocad.com/ Able2Extract is a PDF to Autocad software that Users can to convert vector images and text into DWG or DXF formats leverage

And then there was one...more that we’ll look at...

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BIM Apps | A Blog
http://bimapps.typepad.com/

API Applications for Autodesk’s BIM Tools’ Blog

OK, that’s going to do it. Explore your world, Share what you use. The rest is out there!!!
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