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.

  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

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:

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.


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


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

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version, 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.


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.



Classify 2018 Free
Easily check the Assembly Codes in your Autodesk® Revit® model | Free
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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
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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.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Free BIMCAVE Auto Search Set Add-in for Navisworks

From the Autodesk App Store:

Search Sets are very powerful tool and can be used in many ways in Autodesk® Navisworks®. However it is generally time consuming to create multiple Search Sets for different value of a property. This App does the job for you and Auto creates the Search Sets.The App creates multiple Search Sets in a very short time for using in Clash Detection, Auto-Attach to Timeliner, Create Viewpoints, Hide/Unhide Elements easily and even for many more function. You may simply use to create Search Set for every Element Type or MEP Systems. Moreover if you have parameters defined, you may create your Search Sets for BOQ items or WBS codes in one click.

You may create Search Sets for Entire Project or for only Selected Items. Also you can use the Contains option to create Search Sets that contains the value of the property.

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

Free Spools To Search Sets Add-in for Navisworks

From the Autodesk App Store:

Search sets can provide useful tools to help the personnel in the field locate a piece of fabrication in the model.  In order for this workflow to be used, the spool names must be located on a property that is exposed in Autodesk® Navisworks®.  An example of this would be on Fabrication CADmep+ parts.  The actual "Spool Name" data is not exposed in Navisworks as a property, but the "Notes" data is.  The same workflow can be used for Revit Elements or any other part that has the spool name on a property exposed in Navisworks.  For more on how to make this process work for you, and for a tool to automatically put the data in the "Spool Name" field into the "Notes" field for Fabrication MEP, see the post "Creating Navis Spool Search Sets".  The "Spool To Search Set" tool will go through the model and find the unique property values on different parts in the model.  This can be done either through a selection, or on the entire model.

Navisworks to OBJ Converter

From the Autodesk App Store:

About the Plugin
The plugin allows you to convert 3D models to OBJ file format. The OBJ file format is a simple data-format that represents 3D geometry. It contains the model's triangle (vertices, indices) data and material data.Visit our website for more information:

Purpose: Convert Autodesk® Navisworks® model to .OBJ file.

Plugin offers: Fast conversion to OBJ, Material support, optimized and small OBJ output size.

Group Clashes Add-in Version 1.1 for Navisworks Manage

From the Autodesk App Store:

This plug-in for Autodesk® Navisworks® Manage will help you to find meaning into the thousands of clashes found in complex models.Select a clash test, a grouping rule, and start sorting your clashes.

With Group Clashes, you can group clashes by:
  • Nearest level
  • Nearest grid intersection
  • Element belonging to a model
  • Status, approval or assignment

Group clashes by Level

Revit Add-ons to Also Cover Navisworks Add-ins (Updated)

Nearly 70% of respondents to our recent poll would like us to cover Navisworks add-ins as well as Revit ones, so we're happy to begin doing so.

We'll clearly identify Navisworks add-ins as such in post titles. We'll also add separate sections for Navisworks add-ins to our popular weekly Autodesk App Store roundups and week-in-review articles.

We'll use the Navisworks label so Navisworks-related posts can quickly be filtered. The Navisworks label can be found at the bottom of any Navisworks-related post, like this one.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Free Transfer Family Parameters

From the Autodesk App Store:

Opening families one by one, creating family parameters, and saving and loading in a project can be a long process. This tool can help you avoid all these tasks by automatically reusing existing family parameters.

"Transfer Family Parameters" is simple, easy and fast. Simply select parameters from a family loaded in an Autodesk® Revit® Project, then select families to add these parameters and click ok. Copied parameter names can be renamed if needed.

Classify – Manage Assembly Codes (Updated)

From the Autodesk App Store:

The Classify for Autodesk® Revit® Add-In provides you the opportunity to easily check, change or add Assembly Codes to objects in a Revit model.

The elements are grouped in a list by category and type. When a group or item is selected the element(s) are selected in the Revit model.

You can select any uniformat classifications file you want.

workFlow Version 6.0

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 6.0.0, 5/19/2017


Developed by design professionals, Autodesk® Revit® workFlow adds powerful and practical daily use tools designed to turbo charge your Autodesk Revit productivity.

  • Reference views in parameter values, text notes, and keynotes (requires Keynote Manager) and have them automatically update when the view changes.
  • Align similar views from one sheet to the next with a click of a button.
  • Place reference views by sheet and detail number rather than searching through a large list of views.
  • Set an office standard for view naming and update view names with 1 click.
  • Create finish floors based on the finish schedule with a single click or for the whole project at once.
  • QC check dimension plans for undimensioned elements.
  • Override dimensions with override standards in bulk.

Keynote Manager + Version 14.5

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 14.5, 5/19/2017

  • Added
    • Cloud console now allows sign in as monitor only.
    • Projects can now be moved to a different master in the cloud console.
    • Projects can now be renamed in the cloud console.
    • Console now allows management of joined projects including leaving projects and accepting/denying join requests..
    • A command for comparison of two arbitrary text files has been added..
    • Startup tips have been added.
    • Support for Revit 2014 has been discontinued.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Free Webinar May 24: Overview of IMAGINiT Clarity

From the IMAGINiT Technologies website:

Overview of Clarity

May 24, 2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST

Get more done with IMAGINiT Clarity for Revit. Our latest release features tools that help teams deliver PDFs, DWGs and other files to online services; cleanup partner models more efficiently; stay on top of potential model issues; and track model health across projects with Revit Model Metrics.

There's more information available on the IMAGINiT Technologies website.