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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Roundup – For April 24-30, 2017, New and Updated Revit Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store (Update #2)

The week of April 24, 2017 was a very busy one for Revit add-ins on the Autodesk App Store. Eight add-ins made their debuts, and twenty three received updates.

Two of the new add-ins spun out of the already established GRAITEC PowerPack for Revit, the self-descriptive Family Manager PowerPack for Revit 2018 and Link to Excel PowerPack for Revit 2018.

While Hatch22, for automating the creation of patterns in Revit, only recently made it's debut on the App Store, it's been around for a long time. In fact, we first posted about it in 2011.

The other new add-ins debuting were Create Worksets, for importing workset names from a text file, Find and Replace Materials, Legend | Schedule to Sheets, for copying legends and schedules to multiple sheets in the same locations, and Megara Multiple Links Adder.

Of the numerous updates, we posted individually about ones for BIMobjectRockit, and UNIFI.

New

Link to Excel PowerPack for Revit 2018
Link Excel spreadsheets with your Autodesk® Revit® projects as you import, export and synchronize BIM data between Revit® and Excel, retaining coloring, formatting and formulas | USD 140.00/Y
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About This Version: Version 2018, 4/28/2017 – Original Release.


Family Manager PowerPack for Revit 2018
Family Manager PowerPack for Revit® is a graphical family browser that simplifies how local and networked Revit Families are accessed, managed and organized, saving time and reducing project file size | USD 140.00/Y
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About This Version: Version 2018, 4/28/2017 – Original Release.

hatch22 - 2017 - Subdomain License
Custom Autodesk® Revit® Fill / Hatch Pattern Generator | USD 574.00
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About This Version: Version 2017.0413, 4/26/2017 – Initial Autodesk App Store Release.

hatch22 - 2017 - Single Seat
Custom Autodesk® Revit® Fill / Hatch Pattern Generator | USD 60.00
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About This Version: Version 2017.0413, 4/26/2017 – Initial Autodesk App Store Release.

hatch22 - 2016 - Subdomain License
Custom Autodesk® Revit® Fill / Hatch Pattern Generator | USD 500.00
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About This Version: Version 2017.0413, 4/26/2017 – Initial Autodesk App Store Release.

hatch22 - 2016 - Single Seat
Custom Autodesk® Revit® Fill / Hatch Pattern Generator | USD 52.00
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About This Version: Version 2017.0413, 4/26/2017 – Initial Autodesk App Store Release.

Find and Replace Materials
Plugin finds assigned materials in a project document and replaces them with other materials selected by the user | Trial
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About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 4/25/2017 – Initial release

Megara Multiple Links Adder
Add Multiple Revit® Links at once | USD 2.00/M
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About This Version: Version 1.0, 4/25/2017 – Initial Release

Create Worksets
Create worksets based on a comma-separated text file | Free
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About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 4/24/2017 – Support for Autodesk® Revit® 2016 & 2017.

Legend | Schedule to Sheets
Copy Legend and Schedule to Multiple Sheets at the same location | Trial
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About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 4/21/2017 – Initial release.

Auto Insulate
Auto Insulate is a tool that empowers you and your team with better and smarter pipe and duct insulation workflows. The toolset enables some simple routines that automate the placing of insulations | Free
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About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 4/28/2017 – Initial Release

Updated

Upgrade Files to 2018
This tool will upgrade previous versions of Autodesk® Revit® files to the latest Revit format. The tool can upgrade families, template files, and project files | USD 1.50/M
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About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 4/28/2017 – Initial Release

ProductXchange Plugin
coBuilder ProductXchange Plugin can be used to link the coBuilder Product data list from ProductXchange with Autodesk® Revit® Elements, Family Types, and Materials | Free
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About This Version: Version 1.4.0, 4/28/2017 – Fixed login issue

Advance Steel 2018 Extension
The Advance Steel Extension for Revit allows you to exchange BIM data from your models between Autodesk® Revit® and Autodesk® Advance Steel®. You can export, import and synchronize BIM data | Free
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About This Version: Version 18.1.7082.0, 4/28/2017 – Now compatible also with British English installation of Revit.

GRAITEC PowerPack for Revit 2018
GRAITEC PowerPack for Revit® is a powerful add-on with a wide range of tools and utilities suitable for Revit users of all disciplines including Architecture, Structures & MEP | USD 140.00/Y
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About This Version: Version 2018, 4/28/2017 – Updated for Revit 2018 version

GRAITEC PowerPack for Revit 2018 (Trial)
GRAITEC PowerPack for Revit® is a powerful add-on with a wide range of tools and utilities suitable for Revit users of all disciplines including Architecture, Structures & MEP | Trial
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About This Version: Version 2018, 4/28/2017 – Updated for Revit 2018 version

Align Ducts
Justify the alignment easily of ducts with four alignment options: center, edge, top, and bottom | Trial
 (2 reviews)
About This Version: Version 4.0.0, 4/28/2017 – Upgrade to support Autodesk® Revit® 2018.

Palladio X BIM WindowsLayout
Arrange windows by a scheme | Free
 (42 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.0.6, 4/28/2017 – Added support for Revit 2018

UNIFI
UNIFI is the single source, cloud platform to control, manage, analyze and create digital building content among leading architectural, engineering and construction organizations | Trial
 (12 reviews)
About This Version: Version 2.2.0, 4/28/2017 – For release notes, see this post

Egan View Name By Sheet Number
This app allows you to name your views the way you always wanted, but thought it was too hard to maintain. Using “Reference other view,” it displays the views in sheet and detail number order | Trial
 (1 review)
About This Version: Version 2018.0.1.10087, 4/28/2017 – Updated for Revit 2018.

Greenlee BendWorks®
This app optimizes electrical conduit modeling and splitting based on Greenlee benders. Output files may be loaded into programmable benders, or printed for traditional nonprogrammable benders | Trial
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About This Version: Version 2.2.7, 4/28/2017 – Added 3/4" conduit size to the 855GX Bender Family; Updated accuracy for the 855GX bend marks.

Egan View Reference Plus
This app augments the standard Autodesk® Revit® View Reference by allowing for additional notes to be included with the view reference | Trial
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About This Version: Version 2018.0.1.10087, 4/28/2017 – Updated for Revit 2018.

Egan Sheet Sequence
This app renumbers views on sheets to according to a custom user-defined sequence | Trial
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About This Version: Version 2018.0.1.10087, 4/28/2017 – Updated for Revit 2018.

3D Section Box
3D Section Box - an application, which helps you to find elements in 3D models. Create section box around selected elements. Very useful when you have to work with 2D and 3D | Free
 (4 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.0.3, 4/28/2017 – Support Revit 2018.

End User Assistant
A helper program that runs in the background and ensures full functionality of other add-ins of DZ Studio | Free
 (1 review)
About This Version: Version 1.0.2, 4/27/2017 – Fixed the error happens while creating new Revit file; Fixed External Data Storage owned by other user error.

Polantis APP
Polantis Revit Api for Autodesk® Revit® is one of the best tools for architects to integrate CAD and BIM objects directly in their projects | Free
 (1 review)
About This Version: Version 1.1.0.0, 4/27/2017 – Update BIM parameters

BIMobject
The BIMobject™ on-line product portal is integrated inside Autodesk® Revit® allowing BIM users to search, filter, browse and download free BIM objects from real manufacturers | Free
 (27 reviews)
About This Version: Version 4.1.0, 4/27/2017 – For release notes, see this post

3DWarehouse-For-Revit™
Technology demonstration plug-in that enables Autodesk® Revit® users to browse SketchUp® 3D Warehouse | Free
 (14 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.1.0, 4/27/2017 – Updated release for Autodesk® Revit®

Rockit
Rockit™ Autodesk® Revit® productivity tools to assist BIM managers & anyone with a huge collection of utilities Bulk Rename, Quick Search Project/Category/Materials, Parameters, Publish PDF & more | USD 99.00
 (6 reviews)
About This Version: Version 2018.0.1, 4/26/2017 – For release notes, see this post

RebuildWalls
RebuildWalls allows the user to convert Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2D lines into Autodesk® Revit® Walls and Lines | USD 16.00
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About This Version: Version 2.2.1, 4/26/2017 – Compatible with Revit 2017 and 2018

Ideate BIMLink 2018 - Trial
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 | Trial
 (6 reviews)
About This Version: Version 2018.0, 4/25/2017 – For release notes, see this post

Xinaps Suite
Ensure you meet local building regulations simultaneously with clients’ requirements by validating the data quality of the BIM model | Trial
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About This Version: Version 1.4.1, 4/25/2017 – Supports Revit 2017

Rewrite
Rename multiple Views, Sheets, Levels, Grids, Reference Planes, Family Types, Families, Family Parameter Values, Rooms, Areas and Materials. Duplicate Multiple Views, Sheets and Family Types | USD 9.00
 (1 review)
About This Version: Version 1.0.6, 4/25/2017 – Generate Volumes from Rooms or Areas

User Editing History
Find and filter user editing history in Autodesk® Revit® document | USD 10.00
 (1 review)
About This Version: Version 1.0.2, 4/24/2017 – Fixed "cannot load assembly" error

User Editing History (Trial)
Find and filter user editing history in Autodesk® Revit® document | Trial
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About This Version: Version 1.0.2, 4/24/2017 – Fixed "cannot load assembly" error

Revision + Cloud Manager (Trial)
Smart manage revisions, clouds and sheets. (Trial version) | Trial
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About This Version: Version 1.2.1, 4/24/2017 – Fixed "cannot load assembly" error; Improved interface for Revision Manager

Revision + Cloud Manager
Smart manage revisions, clouds and sheets | USD 10.00
 (2 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.2.1, 4/24/2017 – Fixed "cannot load assembly" error; Improved interface for Revision Manager



False Updates

Most weeks there are a number of add-ins listed on the App Store as having been updated when they appear not to have been. We call these false updates.

We suspect false updates occur because developers have the ability in the App Store database to mark an 'update' without changing the version number. This is advantageous to developers because it moves their add-ins up in the App Store  'Newest' list. Also, authors of multiple add-ins on the App Store may use the practice to group their add-ins together. And some may mistakenly not change the version number for a legitimate update.

We verify false updates by comparing the current version numbers with our last posts about the add-ins. This is work for us, though, hopefully, value for you.

In the hopes that the App Store will someday fix this loophole or developers will cease the practice, we list the developers and their add-ins that, though marked as updated, were not.

  • KUBUS BV
    • BIMcollab® BCF Manager for Revit
  • Maker Software LLC
    • Auditorium Maker Trial Version
    • Auditorium Maker Paid Version

Updates:
  1. Updated on May 3, 2017 to add Ideate BIMLink.
  2. Updated on May 5, 2017 to add Auto Insulate

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