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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Giant-Size Roundup – For May 7-20, 2018, New and Updated Revit Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store

The weeks of May 7 and 20, 2018 were exceptionally busy ones for Revit-related add-ins on the Autodesk App Store. 8 new add-ins were published, and another 38 were updated.

For new add-ins, for Revit, Auto Modifying CB helps to automatically modify the rating of  circuit breakers, BIM&CO is for downloading thousands of free BIM objects, BIM Explorer is for selecting elements by specific criteria, Door (From Room / To Room) is for automatically copying room data to doors, Eyecad VR - Virtual Reality Architecture is for converting models to VR with just a click, RAAPSII is a free productivity suite, and Type Browser is for selecting elements by type to easily create or change types. For BIM 360, Notes! connects with NoteVault.

For updates, Bonus Tools, CADdaddy Tools, CTC BIM Manager Suite, CTC BIM Project Suite, HotGear Project - Parameter Explorer, Preview Image Generator (P.I.G.) Free Version!, Rockit, rvt2skp, Scope Box Reorder, and Scope Box Synchronizer received relatively significant refreshes.

REVIT

New

Door (From Room / To Room) 2016
The tool is designed to automatically copy the room data to doors especially (From Room and To_Room) | USD 3.99/M
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About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 5/17/2018 – Initial Release

BIM&CO
Install the BIM&CO app for Autodesk® Revit® and download thousands of free BIM objects from our library or take advantage of our Smart Download feature! | Free
 (1 review)
About This Version: Version 2.5.26, 5/15/2018 – Minor bugs fixed. Uninstaller language and message bugs fixed.

Rockit v2019.0.1

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 2019.0.1, 5/8/2018
  • Compatibility for Revit 2019.
  • Improvements to licensing for all workstation users.
  • Features & enhancements to Project Search command.
  • Features & enhancements to Category Search command.
  • Link & Import Search command added.
  • Features & enhancements to Grids, Levels, Reference Plane, Scope Box Search command.
  • Improvements to Combine Text command.
  • Text Leaders to Top command added.
  • Lines to Spline command added.
  • Improvements to Align commands.
  • Disjoin Elements command added.

CADdaddy Tools v1.9.0.0

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 1.9.0.0, 5/15/2018
  • Release for 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016. 
  • Revised renumbering tools to maintain leading zeros and zeros after decimals. 
  • Revised renumbering tools to allow decimal value for increment. 
  • Added feature to allow renumbering of "Schedule mark" for rebar instead of "Mark".  When this option is checked "Schedule mark" is renumbered instead of "Mark" when rebar is selected to be renumbered.


Free rvt2skp v2.1

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 2.1.0.0, 5/15/2018

What’s new on version 2.1:
  • Faster conversion
  • Better rendering (obvious triangulation is no longer showing)
  • Name on SketchUp components correspond to elements in Revit
  • RPC support
  • Realistic/ Consistent Colors style support
  • LOD support
  • Revit 2019 support

Monday, May 21, 2018

Free HotGear Project - Parameter Explorer v1.3.1

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 1.3.1, 5/17/2018
  • Add New function to change Type Name and Family Name
  • fix refresh filter bug
  • Fix Errorlog bug
  • Fix Storage Type None to read-only
  • Add error report replace fail input
  • Add Wall Instance Parameter (X_Axis_Orientation, Width, Flipped)
  • Orientation Start From X axis   12=90 3=0 6= -90 9=180
  • Add Family Instance Parameter (Y_Axis_Rotation , Location XYZ Parameter Editable)
  • Add ViewPort Title Name Edit 

What's Hot in Revit Add-ons for May 2018

Here on Revit Add-ons, with What's Hot, at about the middle of each month, we take a look back at the preceding month to see which new posts received the most pageviews.

We published 68 posts in April 2018, and received 59,148 pageviews.

Revit 2019 was released in April, and along with it came our most popular recurring post, Revit Product Enhancements from Autodesk. Predictably, it was our most popular new post of the month, by far. A couple other Revit 2019 related posts also made the cut, the new Infraworks to Revit Interoperability Add-in from Autodesk at #3 and Roundup – Updated Revit Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store, Special Revit 2019 Supplemental Edition at #6.

Two of our April Fools prank posts also made the cut, SpankMyRevit at #2 and Building Designer for Autodesk® Revit® at #7. In  response, SpankMyRevit as a real app is currently under development. Stay tuned!

The release of Dynamo v2.0 was big news too, and our related post charted at #4.


Element Array

From the Autodesk App Store:

  • Copy an Element to Rectangular Array of Rows and Columns by pre-input 3 consecutive Points (3 Corners of Rectangle/Room).
  • Base-point is the first corner of Rectangular Array (Room).
  • Second-Point allows you to get the x-axis and the y-axis and the distance between each item.
  • Third-Point is the second corner of Rectangular Array (Room).
  • Useful in the distribution of Lighting, Sensors, HVAC Diffusers, Fire Sprinklers... etc.

The 2 modes of operation are
  1. X and 2 X spacing: the distance between the elements and each other is double the distance between the elements and the borders
  2. Equidistant spacing: the distance between the elements and each other is equal to the distance between the elements and the borders


RAAPSII – A Free Tool Suite

From the Autodesk App Store:

This application contains the following apps:
  • Files Upgrader:
    • Easily upgrade your Autodesk® Revit® Files old version to the current version.

Revit Files upgrader

Saturday, May 19, 2018

CTC BIM Manager Suite v19.0.0

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 19.0.0, 5/8/2018

New Feature:  The suite now supports Revit 2019, as well as 2018, 2017 and 2016.

Schedule Parameter Resolver --
New Feature:  Filter list of parameters by project or shared
New Feature:  Flag rows for user action or attention. Group/sort by flagged/unflagged
Bug Fix:  Resolved errors caused by missing or invalid shared parameters files

Family Processor --
Bug Fix:  Fixed an issue with type catalog files generated when the family file has units defined as using fractional inches.

CTC BIM Project Suite v19.0.0

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 19.0.0, 5/8/2018

New Feature:  The suite now supports Revit 2019, as well as 2018, 2017 and 2016.

Schedule XL --
Enhancement:  Further improvements to font sizing, spacing and overall fidelity of schedule views in Revit 2018.2 and up

Room Data Sheets --
New Feature:  Rename mulitple RDS views and sheets in a single operation
New Feature:  Select multiple rooms for view/sheet creation at one time

Friday, May 18, 2018

Free Auto Modifying CB – Automatically Fills in Circuit Breaker Rating

From the Autodesk App Store:

The application automatically fills in the circuit breaker rating for each circuit according to circuit load.

The normal action is modifying the circuit breaker parameter for each circuit one by one.

This app will automatically do the process.

The Auto CB button

Preview Image Generator (P.I.G.) Free Version! v1.5.0

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 1.5.0, 5/18/2018 – This new release adds Revit 2019 support and the ability to hide additional element types such as room calculation points, , and text notes!  Bug fixes and subtle UI improvements are included.

Description

Do you have Autodesk® Revit® families with horrible preview images?  This app is for you!

With one click, P.I.G. Free will create a consistent & clear preview image for your open Revit family! This free version offers limited functionality compared to the more fully featured app. See below for a comparison.

BIM&CO – Download Thousands of Free BIM Objects

From the Autodesk App Store:

Install the BIM&CO app for Autodesk® Revit®, and download thousands of free BIM objects from our library or take advantage of the Smart Download feature!



One-click download
Download any BIM object from the platform into your model for free, using Revit.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Bonus Tools v20.18.05.03 – Contains 4 New Tools, 124 Total

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 20.18.05.03, 5/7/2018

Supply Usage. Each time a tool is activated, a record will be sent to Kiwi Codes. This allows us to focus development on those high use tools.

Note: only tool activation will be recorded, no other action or data.

Supply Warnings. Each time a warning is created, a record will be sent to Kiwi Codes. This allows us to focus on fixing and removing bugs.

Note: only warning data will be recorded, no other action or data.
  • New
    • 121 Document Marcos - Lists all Application and Document Modules. Bulk delete.
    • 122 Element Usage - Shows the Usage of Materials, Material Assets, Filled Regions, Fill Patterns, Line Patterns, Reference Planes and Filters.
    • 123 Sub-Category Map - Export and Import Category and Sub-Category settings.
    • 124 Update Key Plan - Bulk set or update intelligent Key Plans.

Type Browser

From the Autodesk App Store:

With this type browser app, you can select type easily to create or change element's type.

Create elements : select type in the list -> double click -> create mode is active.

Change type of elements : select elements -> select type in the list -> double click -> elements type is changed.