Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Revit 2018 Product Enhancements from Autodesk (Update #2)

Gathered here for your convenience are the Autodesk-authored add-ins for Revit 2018.

Known Released

Advance Steel Extension
Advance Steel 2018 Extension enables BIM data exchange between Autodesk® Revit® 2018 and Advance Steel 2018, through a complete set of functionalities like import, export or synchronize | Autodesk App Store | Free

BIM 360 Add-in
BIM 360™ construction management software enables almost anytime, anywhere access to project data throughout the building construction lifecycle. BIM 360 empowers those in the field to better anticipate and act, and those in the back office to optimize and manage all aspects of construction performance | BIM 360 website / Autodesk Account / Desktop App

Classification Manager
This free tool will allow you to quickly apply data from multiple
classification systems to all your elements | BIM Interoperability Tools website | Free

COBie Extension
This free tool will allow you to set up your Revit models to capture COBie
data and then export that data to a COBie compliant spreadsheet | BIM Interoperability Tools website | Free

Dynamo extends building information modeling with the data and logic environment of a graphical algorithm editor | Dynamo website | Free

Extension for Fabrication
This extension allows Autodesk® Revit® users to read and write files compatible with Autodesk® Fabrication products (CADmep, ESTmep, CAMduct) | Autodesk Account / Autodesk Desktop App | Subscription Product Enhancement

Extensions for Revit
Revit Extensions for Autodesk Revit 2018 software enhance the capabilities of Revit software in key modeling and documentation areas. This single download contains all current Revit Extensions | Autodesk Account / Autodesk Desktop App | Subscription Product Enhancement

The Revit® Extensions for Autodesk® Revit® 2018 software products package contains the following Revit Extensions:
    • Reinforcement
      • Beams
      • Columns
      • Continuous footings
      • Pile caps
      • Slab openings
      • Spread footings
      • Walls
      • Walls corners
      • Piles
      • Parapets
      • Slab corners
      • Retaining walls
      • Interferences of reinforcing bars
      • Automatic Reinforcement Generation
      • Timber
        • Wood Framing Walls
        • Rafter Framing
        • Roof Trusses
      • Modeling
        • Frame Generator
        • Grids Generator
      • Miscellaneous
        • Elements Positioning
        • Compare Models

      Formit Converter
      The FormIt 360 Converter is a Revit add-in that will allow you to: Convert Revit RFA files for use in FormIt 360; Convert SketchUp SKP files for use in FormIt 360; Import FormIt 360 files into an open Revit file; Convert RFAs used in FormIt, back into the original RFA in Revit | FormIt website; may be installed during Revit install | Subscription Product Enhancement

      Seamlessly replaces the built-in IFC import and export capabilities of Autodesk® Revit® 2018 | SourceForge website and Autodesk App Store | Free

      Insight 360
      Insight 360 is a cohesive guide for improving building energy and environmental performance. Insight 360 empowers architects and integrated teams with centralized access to performance data and advanced analysis engines | Insight 360 website | Free, though actual analysis requires cloud credits

      LIVE Viewer
      Open and explore interactive visualizations created with the Autodesk® LIVE service. Ideal for immersive, on-the-go presentations | Autodesk App Store | Free

      Model Checker
      This free tool will automatically check your Revit models based on a
      set of BIM requirements and generate a compliance report | BIM Interoperability Tools website | Free

      Model Checker Configurator
      This free tool will allow you to make your own configuration
      files for the Autodesk Model Checker for Revit | BIM Interoperability Tools website | Free

      Revit Server
      Revit Server is a server application for Autodesk Revit and is the foundation for server-based worksharing for Revit projects. Refer to the product overview within the Revit Online Help | Autodesk Knowledge Network | Free

      Autodesk Site Designer Extension for Revit software provides site planning tools to shape the terrain for building sites within the Revit environment | Autodesk Account / Autodesk Desktop App | Subscription Product Enhancement

      Steel Connections
      Use Steel Connections for Revit to view detailed structural connector geometry and to modify additional parameters in the Revit modeling environment | Autodesk Account / Autodesk Desktop App | Subscription Product Enhancement

      The toolkit is a suite of tools that supports the BIM process and allows structural engineers to analyze structures from within the Autodesk® Revit® environment | Autodesk App Store | Free

      Known Discontinued

      The following add-ins appeared in our 2017 list but have been removed here for the reasons listed below:
      • Autodesk Remote – retired
      • Autodesk Seek – discontinued; moved to BIMobject's service
      • Batch Print – installed with Revit
      • Central European Content Extension for MEP – content, no update release required
      • Energy Analysis – discontinued; integrated into Insight 360
      • eTransmit – installed with Revit
      • Lighting Analysis – discontinued; integrated into Insight 360
      • Model Review – installed with Revit
      • Shared Reference Point – discontinued; migrated into the AutoCAD Civil3D Civil Productivity Tool Set
      • Space Naming Utility – discontinued; integrated into Revit
      • Worksharing Monitor – installed with Revit

      Release TBD

      A360 Collaboration for Revit
      Autodesk® A360 Collaboration for Revit® is a Cloud Subscription service that works with Revit® software to connect building project teams with centralized access to BIM project data in the cloud. Teams stay connected in real time using the Communicator chat tool within models. Integrated with Autodesk A360, Collaboration for Revit enables the entire project teams to work on shared building information models | Autodesk Knowledge Community

      Civil Structures
      Using Bridge Modeling Autodesk Revit Extensions you can generate bridge, road profile, abutments, piers, and railing objects based on user-defined criteria | Autodesk Account / Autodesk Desktop App | Subscription Product Enhancement

      DB Link
      Use Autodesk Revit DB Link to export Revit project data to a database, make changes to the data, and import it back into the Revit project | Autodesk Account / Autodesk Desktop App| Subscription Product Enhancement

      Roombook / Areabook / Buildingbook
      The Roombook Areabook Buildingbook Extension for Autodesk® Revit® 2018 products helps you with the quantification of your projects. Also available in French and German | Autodesk Account / Autodesk Desktop App | Subscription Product Enhancement

      STL Exporter
      The STL Exporter is designed to produce a stereolithography file (STL) of your building model | Autodesk App Store | Free

      1. Updated on April 21, 2017 to include link to Advance Steel 2018 Extension.
      2. Updated on May 11, 2017 to move Batch Print, eTransmit, Model Review, and Worksharing Monitor to the "Known Discontinued" list (thanks to Tim Waldock's RevitCat blog for the heads-up!)


      1. Autodesk have incorporated 5 of their add-ins to the standard install: Batch Print, eTransmit, Model Review, Worksharing Monitor, Formit Converter (optional). See my RevitCat blog post for more detail: