Wednesday, December 13, 2017

CVP-SYNC for Navisworks Manage – Export Clashes and Viewpoints to iFieldsmart Platform

From the Autodesk App Store:

This plugin allows you to export clashes and viewpoints to ifieldsmart platform.

After opening a specific project file in Autodesk® Navisworks®, you must create all the Clashes and Viewpoints. You can find the plugin under Navisworks "Tool Add-ins  -> CVP-SYNC”.

The CVP-SYNC plug-in uploads the created Clashes and Viewpoints on the "ifieldsmart platform". You can glimpse the data in "".

ClashViewPointManager (CVPM) for Navisworks Manage – Organize, Extend and Speed Up the Clash Detection Process

From the Autodesk App Store:

The aim of this app is to organize, extend and speed up the clash test process after performing Autodesk® Navisworks® Clash test. It boosts the process and action after running the Clash test which includes the following actions; 'Find and Assign to trade', 'Grouping', 'Rename Clash', 'Rename ViewPoints', 'Merging and Record Time'. The complete plugin has been designed to keep the process and actions usually performed by users to scale up the Clash Test. The plugin is an integrated kit of actions: Assigned to, Grouping, Rename Clash, Rename Viewpoints, Merging and Recording. This is the default process after running Clash tests regardless of the project you are working. iFieldSmart ClashViewPointManager picks up the most and default action and put them in flow which is best to speed up the process.

  1. Assign To: This option allows you to assign clashes to respective Test Name by selecting Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Sprinkler trade type.
  2. Grouping: It is a feature that facilitates the grouping of elements and associated clashes for a better view and understanding, on the basis of common elements.
  3. Rename Clash: Allows users to define names for the clashes provisioning better understanding of a clash report, hence the clash report becomes more meaningful & easy to understand. You just   need to fill in a few fields like Project Name, Level Name and it will Rename the clashes for you.
  4. Rename ViewPoints: Allows you to give user defined names to the viewpoints for better understanding. The viewpoints will be more meaningful and easy to understand. You just need to fill in a few fields like Project Abbreviation, Level Name and it will Rename viewpoints for you.
  5. Merging: Merging tab allows you to merge viewpoints together i.e. Dim and Hide. This gives you a better understanding of the clash and the problems associated with it.
  6. Record Time: Record Time is an extended feature, keeping collaboration in mind and interaction with different engineers. Recording allows you to record the brainstorming & discuss the clashes to use the information for resolving the problem. This will greatly help productivity if you are working with different engineers.

CADS RC3D – Rebar for 3D Models

From the Autodesk App Store:

CADS RC3D has been designed to enhance the placement, annotation and bar marking of rebar in 3D structures. Building on the heritage of our world-leading detailing and bar listing software CADS RC / RebarCAD extends the detailing power of Autodesk® Revit®.

  • The software provides functionality to create 2D detail drawings and bar bending lists to country standards.
  • Additional annotation functions have been created to detail tapered ranges and mark rebar ends.
  • Enhanced layering tools allow rebar to be split into zones within a structure, rebar visibility can be controlled using the layer assignment.
  • Editing functions allow rebar to be copied from one structure to another.
  • Rebar can be 'joined' together to form new bar shapes.
  • Openings in the structure can be identified and trimming reinforcement added.
  • Path placement functions have been enhanced to allow the rebar to be placed parallel to another rebar in the structure.
  • Assign rebar to a structure, release and drawing sheet; manage the rebar according to these assignments.
  • The rebar lists can be placed on drawing sheets or printed using industry standard templates.
  • The bar list templates are easy to customise to company standards.

The Family Exporter

From the Autodesk App Store:

The Software
  • Is intended to simplify exporting current model families to independent content libraries.
  • Exported content is sorted into category subfolders.
  • Features content list filter and sorting functions. Filter settings are stored between sessions.
  • Displays preview image and selected family data.

The Interface
  • Topmost the info area. This area holds the family preview image and selected content data. Note, the preview image could be empty. The overwrite checkbox should be used if you want to re-export families. If left un-checked you will get an additional popup warning at export time.
  • Next you will find this model's families list. Initially this list holds all the families present in the model, sorted by category and name. The list header has one checkbox intended for quick check/uncheck of all entries in the list. It also has filter funnel symbols allowing you to filter the list both by category and family name. Each list entry has a checkbox allowing you to select single families for export. It is recommended you filter this list only to show the Revit categories relevant. You could also filter this list by family name to simplify your further selection. Clicking the header will sort the list either ascending or descending. Note, light green checkbox indicates that the family already exists at the given path.
  • The list separator line is next. Drag up and down to adjust the list sizes.
  • The lower list is intended to show the family types in currently selected family. Note, this list could be empty if no types are defined in the selected family.
  • At the bottom, you will find the currently selected output path, the set output path button and the export button. The export button is enabled when an entry in the family list is checked.

IFC Component Replacer

From the Autodesk App Store:

Working with IFC models in Autodesk® Revit® has significant limitations. Components from IFC models are difficult to manage and edit. The IFC Component Replacer app automatically replaces the simple IFC generated in-place mass element, IFC import symbols and IFC non-parametric components from an IFC model with native Revit family components so you can use the power of Revit families in your IFC Revit project.

Simply pick one of the IFC objects you want to replace. All copies of this object in the project will be selected and can be replaced with a Revit component family of your choosing. The orientation of the replacement family can be adjusted while replacing the IFC object.

The 4 simple steps:
  1. Select an IFC object instance of the type to be replaced
  2. Choose the replacement family type from a drop-down list
  3. If necessary, correct the orientation of the new component
  4. All instances of the selected IFC component in any orientation will be replaced

In Autodesk® Revit® each IFC object is typically an individual separate in-place family. Therefore they cannot be easily selected as a group and all replaced in one operation. e.g. you can’t use “Select All Instances”. You will have to find and replace each element one by one throughout the project which is time-consuming.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Perpetual Licenses of AGACAD BIM Solutions 50% Off!

From the AGACAD website:

Thank-you Offer: Perpetual Licenses of BIM Solutions 50% Off!

Our Thank-you offer is here!

As the end of the year approaches, we're offering perpetual licenses of BIM Solutions at 50% off the license price. This discount is only valid for orders placed by Dec 22, so take advantage of this limited-time offer of half-price perpetual licenses!

It’s our way of saying “thank you” for being our clients, followers, and trial users, for participating in our events, for being with us on this BIM journey.

See the list of discounted products below, and contact us to get the best offer of the year!

Promo Details

50% discount is valid for the individual BIM Solutions listed below. Not valid for Suites. The discount applies only to the license price. Training and yearly maintenance must also be purchased with the discounted perpetual license.

  • The yearly maintenance provides your license with updates and the version for Revit 2019 to keep it running smooth-as-can-be, year after year.
  • Training is done by our BIM experts to ensure that you can use your software to its full potential right from the start.

Free Webinar Dec 13 & 14 – Master Your BIMcollab Workflow

From the registration website:

Master your BIMcollab workflow

This webinar is offered several times. Select the date and time that works best for you.

Wed, Dec 13, 2017 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM GMT
Wed, Dec 14, 2017 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM GMT

An interactive webinar about how to master your workflow in BIMcollab®.  Do you want to learn more about the possibilities of issue management for BIM, or learn about the main functionalities? This is your chance. There will be room for questions to ask our BIMcollab-expert at the end of every webinar. Read more about BIMcollab on

Register for the webinar here.

SpaceMouse Wireless Kit Special Offer

From the announcement:

Only valid until 12.31.2017

Our wireless solution for professional mobile CAD performance. The must-have for modern engineers or designers.

Now only $179* (Save $20)

Free Webinar Dec 14 – MWF Panel Stacker

From the registration website:

Masterclass: MWF Panel Stacker

This webinar is offered several times. Select the date and time that works best for you.

Thu, Dec 14, 2017 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM GMT
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM GMT

Join us as we look at how MWF Panel Stacker can optimize the sequencing and transport of your MWF panels in this month's masterclass.

Learn how to:
  • Calculate panel and bundle weights.
  • Create "areas" to organize panels into stacked bundles for shipping.
  • Optimize panel stacks based on transportation constraints.
  • Produce detailed bundle reports including overall panel dimensions and  packing slips.
  • Associate panel shop drawings to each bundle & much more. 

Open Source IFC Property Viewer

From the Revit API Forum:

By GeomGym
December 8, 2017

I'm involved in an open source project that might be of interest and benefit to other Revit API developers.

It's available in an infant form at

Primarily it's a replica of the Revit property browser, when you select a single element or multiple elements, it displays the appropriate IFC properties as would be generated when exporting to IFC (Industry Foundation Class openBIM format).  An image is below.

There are many planned improvements for this project, including the ability to edit the revit parameters from the IFC properties (which permits the opportunity for some more interesting user interface controls for doing so).

Free Webinar Dec 19 – Enscape - Man and Machine

From the registration website:

Man and Machine - Enscape Webinar

Tue, Dec 19, 2017 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM GMT


 Register for the webinar here.

Free Webinar Dec 14 – ABB Busch Jaeger Switch Range Configurator

From the registration website:

BIM Insights Sessions - BIM webinars for manufacturers, engineers and designers

Thu, Dec 14, 2017 1:00 PM - 1::30 PM GMT

Join this webinar about the ABB Busch Jaeger Switch Range Configurator app for Revit, developed by MEPcontent.

The new junction boxes as well as other app functionalities will be shown in this 30 min webinar.

Register for the webinar here.

Monday, December 11, 2017

The Week that was in Revit Add-ons for December 4-10, 2017

The week of December 4, 2017 was a moderately busy one here on Revit Add-ons with 16 posts published.



From the Autodesk App StoreHanger Generator 2 is for creating hangers for pipes, ducts, cable trays and conduits, iFieldBIMdataExtracter(BDE) is is for extracting asset data from 3D views, and ReluxCAD is for calculating and placing luminaires and sensors.

From around the Internet, Stabicad For Revit is BIM Software for the MEP engineer, the free Stabicad Recesses App is for clash management integration for non-Stabicad users, and Stabiplan Export and Import Excel is self-explanatory.

BIM 360

From the Autodesk App Store, the free Account Data Export is for exporting BIM 360 data to PDF, and Plex.Earth360 is for collaboration for BIM 360 with augmented reality.

Roundup – For December 4-10, 2017, New and Updated Revit Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store

The week of December 4, 2017 was a moderately busy one for Revit add-ins on the Autodesk App Store, with two new add-ins published and another seven updated, including two we hadn't posted about previously.

For new add-ins, iFieldBIMdataExtracter(BDE) for Revit, is for extracting asset data from 3D views, and the free Account Data Export, for BIM 360, is for exporting data to PDF.

Apparent updates that we hadn't covered before, both for Revit, were Hanger Generator 2, for creating hangers for pipes, ducts, cable trays and conduits, and ReluxCAD, for calculating and placing luminaires and sensors.

Other updates included BIM Track and Enscape, each of which received a relatively significant refresh.



iFieldBIMdataExtracter is a smart plugin that extracts assets data from Room 3D view | USD 99.00/M
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About This Version: Version, 12/5/2017 – Initial release.


BIM Track™
BIM Track™ is a web-based collaboration platform that empowers your team with better coordination workflows. It provides a central hub for all coordination information from design to construction | Free
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About This Version: Version 1.14.0, 12/8/2017 – For release notes, see this post