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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Free Webinar June 6: Revit Rendering Workflows by ArchVision

From the registration website:

"Revit Rendering Workflows with Dan Stine" presented by ArchVision

Tue, Jun 6, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PDT

Join us for "Revit Rendering Workflows with Dan Stine" as he guides beginners through using Revit to create beautiful renderings. He will cover materials, lighting and using RPC content to make your rendering come to life. Workflow into Enscape and Revizto will also be covered.

Live Q&A will take place after the presentation.



There's more information available on the registration website.

Free Firestop Clash Management (FCM) Plugin

From the STI Firestop website:

Introducing a powerful new plugin for AutoDesk Revit®. The FCM (Firestop Clash Management) plugin uses clash detection to find locations where penetrants meet fire-rated barriers and automatically selects the appropriate firestop systems.  It removes the complexity of designing firestop systems and ensures that when it comes time for construction, the systems selected provide the fastest installation and best installed cost.  It is as easy as 1, 2, 3!


Step 1: Clash Detection

Scan the Revit® model to find clash points where firestopping is required.


Friday, May 26, 2017

Free Webinar June 1: Precast Concrete – Detailed Modeling of Columns and Beams in Revit

From the AGACAD website:

WEBINAR: Precast Concrete - Detailed Modeling of Columns and Beams in Revit 

May 24, 2017 by Asta Aksomitienė

Precast Concrete Solution enables you to quickly and easily model prefabricated concrete walls, floors, and columns and get full project updates in the Revit platform in real time. Create element views with automatic dimensions, and generate bills of materials and shop drawings for quality production and accurate assembly on site.


Precast Concrete Suite – Example Uses

From the AGACAD website:

Review of Revit Add-ons for Precast Concrete Beams and Columns 

May 23, 2017 by Valensas Balsevicius

In this article, I will overview a few examples of how you can apply our Revit add-ons in our Precast Concrete Suite (Compatible with REVIT 2016, 2017, 2018) to deal with the design of Structural Framing and Structural Column category elements.


This solution have tools for insertion of details, cuts, and connections, automatic sorting of columns and beams, and shop drawing preparation with automatic dimensions and sheets.

New Konstru Version – Many Updates, Including New Dynamo Desktop Client

From the Konstru website:

INTRODUCING THE NEW KONSTRU: SO MANY UPDATES WE LOST COUNT!

By Kevin Sandlin | May 18, 2017

In one of our biggest updates ever, today we’re rolling out fourteen new features and big changes and 10 bug fixes and improvements. All of these changes came as a result of our awesome users’ feedback. The biggest thing you’ll notice is just an overall change to the entire web interface. More space for your 3D models, easier navigation, and better experience with our range of desktop plugins.

Best of all, anyone can try out Konstru for free.


Punch Version 1.0.1

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 1.0.1, 5/26/2017
  • Multiple Screens support, 
  • improved Cloud Drawing, Zoom in/out and Wheel in/out, 
  • Drop Shadow option, 
  • Titleblock Transparency, 
  • Background Layer can be moved.

Description

"Punch" is a drawing tool that can be used for editing an Autodesk® Revit® screen capture and save the image as a pdf, jpeg or png format.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Free Webinar June 1: AVAIL for Revit

From the AVAIL website:

Thurs, June 1, 2017
3 PM EST

AVAIL FOR REVIT (60 min + Live Q&A)

Tired of using Window File Folders to manage your Revit content? Join us for this webinar to learn about how AVAIL can save time with our Revit Add-on.



There's more information available on the AVAIL website.

Free Webinar May 31: AVAIL Basics

From the AVAIL website:

Wed, May 31, 2017
1 PM EST

AVAIL BASICS (30 min + Live Q&A)

New to AVAIL? Join us for a 30 minute webinar on the "basics" on how AVAIL can help you manage content - from Revit family files to drawings, PDF's, photos - anything!



There's more information available on the AVAIL website.

Modelo Exporter for Revit Version 1.2.2

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 1.2.2, 5/24/2017
  • Support exporting RPC objects in revit 2016, 2017 and 2018
  • Support Revit 2018 (single view export only)
  • Fix the Revit multiple view export with section box
  • Only export single view on Revit 2018

Description

A plugin that uploads Autodesk® Revit® documents to the Modelo cloud platform. The current version has following features.
  • Supports multiple view exporting.
  • Supports exporting textures (built-ins and user textures).
  • Supports exporting Workset in Revit to layers in modelo.io
  • Direct uploading to modelo.io
  • Built-in update.


New Smart Dimensions Technology in Wood/Metal Framing Wall+, Floor+ and Roof+ Add-ins

From the AGACAD website:

New Smart Dimensions Technology in Framing Software for Revit 

May 24, 2017
By Ieva Janulevičiūtė

Thanks to the enhanced Wood/Metal Framing Wall+, Floor+ and Roof+ software, you’ll be able to add customizable, complex dimensions with completely new dimensioning technology – Smart Dimensions.


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Maximize Navisworks Add-in Version 1.1

From the Autodesk App Store:

Due to the popularity of the Maximize AutoCAD tool,  a similar tool was created for Navisworks to aid in working across multiple monitors. Very simply, this will cause Navisworks to span across all screens of your computer. After that you can use the built in Split View to split your views, or you can fill one screen with Navisworks controls (like the clash navigator and selection tree) leaving one full monitor for viewing your model.

Spanning 3 monitors with the screen split 3 ways

BIMCAVE Export Properties to Excel Add-in Version 1.0.1 for Navisworks

From the Autodesk App Store:

A very powerful and easy tool for exporting the required properties of selected elements to Excel. Just select the properties of the elements you want to export. You may select elements manually, Selection Sets, Search Sets, from Selection Tree, using Find Items or any similar way.

Please review the screencasts below for more detail about using the application.



BIMCAVE Custom Parameter Add-in for Navisworks Version 1.0.1

From the Autodesk App Store:

Custom Tab and Custom Property with values can be added to multiple selected elements. You may select elements manually, Selection Sets, Search Sets, Selection Tree, Find Item or similar.

HOW TO USE:
  1. Select the model Elements
  2. Enter the new "TAB NAME"
  3. Enter the new Parameter Name and Value
  4. Select if you want Existing TAB to Remain or Delete
  5. Click "LOAD CUSTOM PROPERTY"


Selection Set Creator Add-in for Navisworks

From the Autodesk App Store:

A useful tool for creating search sets and selection sets. Just select the properties category and save sets. It can be created easily by selectiing the model’s properties by one click. You don’t’ need to save them one by one.

The major functions include
  • Easy creation of selection sets: Just select model’s properties category. You can create selection sets by properties name.
  • Easy creation search sets export XML: you don’t need to use find Items function. just select the properties name of the one you want to create.

You can also save search sets for another file or revision files.


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Check Out Our New Quick Access Badges for Filtering Content for Revit, Navisworks or Dynamo

In our right-sidebar, immediately below our 'Trending Top 10 for the Last 7 Days' list, we provide a series of quick access 'badges' for quickly filtering popular content based on a category label. Just click on a badge and appropriate content will be displayed.

Today we added three new badges, one each for Revit, Navisworks, and Dynamo related articles:




Clash Management Suite for Navisworks Manage and AutoCAD

From the Autodesk App Store:

CaManSys Clash Management Suite is a set of add-ins for Autodesk® AutoCAD® and Autodesk® Navisworks® Manage that provide tools for viewing and resolving Clashes generated by Navisworks Manage. Using the add-in in AutoCAD, clash status and comments can be modified and the changes imported back into Navisworks to record all clash modifications.

Clash Glyphs Off

Free Equipment Properties Version 7.0 for Navisworks

From the Autodesk App Store:

The Autodesk® BIM 360™ solution enables model objects to be identified as Selection/Search Sets (Navisworks) or Equipment Sets (BIM 360 Glue). When these models are shared with BIM 360, these sets can be mapped to Equipment records, to track the physical assets during construction.

The Equipment Properties Add-in enables data such as Serial Numbers, Installation Dates and Status to be downloaded from BIM 360 Field. Visible in Autodesk® Navisworks®, equipment data can then be used to accurately visualize construction progress.


OBJ Exporter For NavisWorks Version 2.5

From the Autodesk App Store:

The Application called “OBJ Exporter For Navisworks®” exports solid bodies OBJ file.The OBJ Exporter For Navisworks has following features
  1. It supports both face level and body level material colour.
  2. There is an option to control the file size and quality by specifying precision value. Increasing precision value will increase the fineness and accuracy of the model as well as the file size.
  3. All the data is compressed which reduces the file size to as much as possible.
  4. OBJ Exporter works with Navisworks 2015, 2016 and 2017.

WebGL Exporter For NavisWorks Version 2.4

From the Autodesk App Store:

The WebGL Exporter for Navisworks® has following features
  1. It exports the model to an HTML document that can be viewed in the browser.
  2. It supports both face-level and body-level colour.
  3. Option is provided to control the file size and quality by specifying precision value. Increasing precision value will increase the fineness and accuracy of the model as well as the file size. All the data is compressed which reduces the file size as much as possible.
  4. WebGL Exporter works with Navisworks® 2015.

We are providing 10 trials of the plugin in which you can use full set of features without any limitations. You will need to activate this plugin after 10 trials.
The paid version cost of this product is 79 USD.
For activation please contact at: support@ProtoTechSolutions.com


Monday, May 22, 2017

Selection Master Version 5.0

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 5.0.0, 5/22/2017
  • Added
    • Support for Revit 2018 has been added.
    • Reporting is now on a single easy to use dialog instead of many dialogs.
    • Added connection to the startup tips system.
    • Added the 'Current Selection' tab to manage the current Revit selection.
  • Fixed
    • General stability enhancements.

Description

Filter the model by 6 different filters:
  • Value of any parameter (including greater than, less than, etc.)
  • Level (recognizes work plane based elements and elements using 'Schedule Level' and 'Reference Level' parameters)
  • Family
  • Category
  • Phase Created
  • Phase Demolished

PowerCad-M Version 1.5

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 1.5, 5/22/2017
  • Now supports Revit 2018
  • Added feature that aligns circuit path with cable tray or conduit ( Revit 2018 only)
  • Added panelboard isolator to single line diagram
  • Redesigned Electrical Distribution Network Browser screen

Description

Dramatically reduce the time to build your electrical design in Autodesk® Revit®.  PowerCad-M is a live electrical schematic that gives you ultimate control over your electrical design, simplifying your design workflow and allowing you see exactly what’s going on in your model.

Bonus Tools Version 20.17.05.21

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 20.17.05.21, 5/22/2017
  • Revit 2018 enabled.
  • Updated
    • 05 About - Feed back on number of Network Licenses and those in use.
    • 40 Copy Parameter Values - Choice ElementId or string value.
    • 52 Renumber Category - Export grid
    • 77 Project Parameters
      • Clear Selected added.
      • Filter Parameters and Categories.
    • 84 Scope Box Map - select scope boxes
    • 88 Element Properties
      • Added column for family name.
      • Area Scheme listed with Areas are selected.
      • Select and go to view for only those that are ticked, same with go to view.
  • Fixed
  • All - Add export CSV and Excel options.

The Week that was in Revit and Navisworks Add-ons for May 15-21, 2017

The week of May 15, 2017 was a very busy one on Revit Add-ons as we posted 30 new articles.

New

From the Autodesk App Store, for Revit add-ins, we posted about Classify, for managing assembly codes, doXenter Transfer, for transferring large files for free, the free OpenMultipleViews, for opening selected views from the Project Browser with one click, and the free Transfer Family Parameters, for copying parameters from one family to others.

Based on our recent poll, this is the first week that we're also covering Navisworks add-ins, and, from the App Store, we posted about the free BIMCAVE Auto Search Set, BIMtrace, for overlaying site photos on models, the free Spools To Search Sets, and Navisworks to OBJ Converter.

Roundup – For May 15-21, 2017, New and Updated Revit and Navisworks Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store

The week of May 15, 2017 was a productive one with regards to Revit add-ins on the Autodesk App Store. Three new add-ins were published, and another twelve were updated, including seven with 5-star ratings.

For new add-ins, Classify is for managing assembly codes, doXenter Transfer is for transferring large files for free, and the free Transfer Family Parameters is for copying parameters from one family to others.

For updates, BIM Batch SuiteCTC BIM Project SuiteKeynote Manager +, the free PCL PartsLabReports, and workFlow all received relatively significant refreshes.

Based on our recent poll, this is the first week that we're also covering Navisworks add-ins. Navisworks to OBJ Converter was added and Group Clashes, for automatically grouping and sorting clashes, was updated.

Revit

New

Classify 2018 Free
Easily check the Assembly Codes in your Autodesk® Revit® model | Free
 (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.0.11, 5/20/2017 – Initial release.

Classify 2018
Easily check, add or change the Assembly Codes in your Autodesk® Revit® model | USD 50.00
 (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.0.11, 5/20/2017 – Initial release.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Free Properties+ Add-in Version 2.1.1 for Navisworks – Display Only Desired Model Object Properties

From the Autodesk App Store:

The Properties+ plugin allows you to select just the model properties you are interested in, and displays them all together in the same window. So you no longer have to switch between tabs to see the properties you want to. You can also use the plugin to quickly create searches for items with matching properties.


BIMtrace Add-in for Navisworks – Overlay Site Photos on Models

From the Autodesk App Store:

BIMtrace reality capture compares the construction site to the Building Information Model geometry quickly and accurately without large data transfers, complex equipment, or cloud processing. Rather than generating a new model, BIMtrace overlays iPhone or iPad field images onto your existing Autodesk® Navisworks® model for immediate comparison. Get the image data you need and Build to the BIM.

BIMtrace can product model/photo overlays for direct comparison
between field photos and a Navisworks model.

Free RhinoToNavisworks Version 1.1

From the Autodesk App Store:

RhinoToNavisworks is a plug-in for Autodesk® Navisworks® that enables viewing Rhino® models (*.3dm) in Navisworks 2015-2017

Rhinoceros (Rhino) is 3D modeling software. Rhino specializes in free-form non-uniform rational B-spline (NURBS) modeling. The software is commonly used for industrial design, architecture, marine design, jewelry design, automotive design, CAD / CAM, rapid prototyping, reverse engineering, product design as well as the multimedia and graphic design industries.

The plug-in contains the following features:
  • Integration with open file dialog of Navisworks®
  • Conversion of geometry and material colors of Rhino model

After installation .3dm files are available.

3DPDF Exporter For NavisWorks Version 2.5

From the Autodesk App Store:

“3DPDF Exporter for Navisworks®” exports solid and wire bodies to a 3D PDF file. It has the following features:
  1. Supports face level colors.
  2. You can set a password on the exported PDF file.
  3. Option to control the file size and quality by specifying precision value.
  4. There is always a default compression which helps reduces the file size as much as possible.
  5. Supports Autodesk® Navisworks® 2015, 2016 and 2017.