Thursday, April 27, 2017

Free Revit 2018 Visual Studio .NET Add-in Wizards from The Building Coder

From The Building Coder blog:

April 27, 2017

Revit 2018 Visual Studio .NET Add-in Wizards

I updated the Visual Studio Revit C# and VB add-in templates for Revit 2018.

They enable you to create a new C# or VB Revit add-in in Visual Studio with one single click on File > New > Project... > Visual Basic/Visual C# > Revit 2018 Addin:

Dynamo Package: Bang! – Access Model Warnings

From the sixtysecondrevit website:

Bang! for Dynamo

Well, Revit 2018 came out recently and there were a few exciting API additions. One of these included the ability to access warnings a little easier. As a result of this new ability, I went ahead and published a new Dynamo package called Bang!

Have fun! -johnP

Bang! for Dynamo is brought to you by John Pierson of sixtysecondrevit. It's free.

This add-in is compatible with Revit 2018.

There's more information available on the sixtysecondrevit website.

Free BIMobject Version 4.1.0

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 4.1.0, 4/27/2017
  • Improved RVT import.
  • App now remembers last opened product.
  • Added support for 4K screens.
  • Added support for single sign on. You can now use your Autodesk, Google and LinkedIn accounts to sign in.
  • Added support for Revit 2018


The BIMobject® App for Autodesk® Revit® is one of our most advanced apps. The BIMobject® is the perfect tool for architects and everyone else looking for an app with more advanced features.

This app has all of the latest features including cloud integration, direct download, product information updates and version checking. It also includes integrated BIMail™ functions, a news section and a toolbar with featured manufacturers.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Free Webinar May 3: 2D Overlay Strategies with Revizto

From the registration website:

Revizto Web Training: 2D Overlay Strategies

Wed, May 3, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT

During this session you will learn how to utilize Revizto's 2D overlay functionality for quality control purposes, combining your 3D model with any plan in Revizto to ensure greater confidence in your design.

There's more information on the registration website.

Free Webinar Apr 27: FormIt Friday! Episode 24: What is new in our Spring 2017 release

From the registration website:

FormIt Friday! Episode 24: What is new in our Spring 2017 release

Thu, Apr 27, 2017 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM PDT

Welcome to another episode in our FormIt Friday webinar series! (Yes, we are doing it on Thursday again this month :) We will be covering all of the new features and workflows in our latest (and greatest - at least so far) release of FormIt!

There's more information available on the registration website.

hatch22 – Automate the Process of Creating Fill Patterns

From the Autodesk App Store:

hatch22 helps to automate the process of creating fill patterns. The pattern that is to be repeated is drawn within Autodesk® Revit® and hatch22 helps you to convert it to .pat format.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Find and Replace Materials

From the Autodesk App Store:

The Find and Replace Materials for Autodesk® Revit® plugin finds assigned materials in a project document and replaces them with other materials selected by the user. Multiple materials can be selected to be assigned to a single material. Additionally, material assignment rules can be saved to a CSV file within the “batch mode” for later use.

This is a powerful tool for BIM managers that are tasked with standardizing materials within projects. Visualization artists can also save on material setup time, by consolidating like materials before rendering.

Legend | Schedule to Sheets – Copy Legends and Schedules to Multiple Sheets at the Same Location

From the Autodesk App Store:

This app is designed for copying legends and schedules to multiple drawing sheets at the same location.

Legends and schedules are one of those view types in Autodesk® Revit® that can be placed on multiple sheets. However, it is not a one comment process to copy to multiple sheets. So here we have a single application to perform copying legends and schedules to multiple drawing sheets where the views appear in the same location on each sheet.

Megara Multiple Links Adder

From the Autodesk App Store:

Add Multiple Revit® Links at once

  1. Choose Multiple Revit Links from different locations
  2. Load your full list and only check what you want to be added this time
  3. Plugin uses the most commonly chosen options (by shared coordinates and relative paths), we are planning to add more options in the upcoming releases which you are automatically entitled to download through Autodesk App Store
  4. Instantly generates report on your desktop with link by link insertion result

Free Create Worksets Add-in – Import Worksets from a Text File

From the Autodesk App Store:

The Amplify Create Worksets tool gives you the ability to create worksets based on a text file (.txt) with comma-separated workset names. This is the perfect tool for quickly generating worksets based on office or client standards.The text file needs to have the names separated by a comma, for example: Workset1,Workset2,Workset3, etc.

AS Highlighter – Find and View Specific Architectural and Structural Items

From the Autodesk App Store:

AS Highlighter gives you the ability to easily find and view specific Architectural and Structural items. You can highlight by Categories, Families or Types.  You can Select items in your model and highlight all similar items.  Items can be selected in either the current model or linked models.  You can also specify how the other model items are displayed.  They can be made hidden or transparent and can have their color changed for better contrast.  AS Highlighter can work in the current view or all open views of the current model.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Rockit Version 2018.0.1

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 2018.0.1, 4/24/2017
  • Compatibility for Revit 2018.
  • Ribbon enhancements.
  • Online license added.
  • Improvements to Publish command.
  • Features & enhancements to Bulk Rename command.
  • Improvements to Project Search command.
  • Features & enhancements to Category Search command.
  • Features & enhancements to Dimension Spot Label Text Font Search command.
  • Features & enhancements to Grids, Levels, Reference Plane, Scope Box Search command.
  • Improvements to Break Symbols commands.
  • Split Spline command added.
  • Improvements to Combine Text command.
  • Features & enhancements added to Edit Sheet Revisions command.
  • Improvements to Parameters Manager command.
  • Views Set Annotation Crop to on command added.
  • Explore Selected command added.
  • Improvements to Upgrade selection of Model/Family files command.
  • Improvements to Resave a selection of Central Models command.
  • Improvements to Purge Line Styles command.
  • Improvements to Purge Line Patterns command.
  • Improvements to Purge Fill Patterns command.
  • Features & enhancements to Model Cleanup command.

Free Webinar May 4: BIM Track – The BASICS

From the registration website:

Thu, May 4, 2017 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM PDT

You heard about BIM Track® but never had the chance to get an introduction demo, this is your chance to learn about what it is, how to start a project and basic functionalities.


Christian Proulx

There's more information available on the registration website.

The Week that was in Revit Add-ons for April 17-23, 2017

The week of April 17 was an extraordinarily busy one here on Revit Add-ons with a whopping 42 posts published.


From the Autodesk App Store, we posted about the free Saint-Gobain India Glass - BIM Library, featuring glass families with analytical attributes, Megara Shared Parameters Renamer, and the free Pre Selection Filter.

From around the Internet, we spent a lot of time last week posting about RevitWorks' host of rebranded products, most for the first time. These included, for Revit, Door Factory Premium, the free Door Factory Premium Preview, Electrical Premium, the free Electrical Premium Preview, and RevitWorks Premium Suite. For Revit LT: Door Factory Standard, the free Door Factory Standard Preview, Electrical Standard, the free Electrical Standard Preview, and RevitWorks Standard Suite. For Revit & Revit LT: Casework Standard, the free Casework Standard Preview, Fixings, the free Fixings Preview, Flashings, the free Flashings Preview, and Piping for Architecture. We also published a convenient product roundup of RevitWorks' products.

Roundup – For April 17-23, 2017, New and Updated Revit Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store

The week of April 17 was a busy one for Revit Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store. Three new add-ins debuted: Megara Shared Parameters RenamerSaint-Gobain India Glass - BIM Library, and Pre Selection Filter.

Fifteen add-ins were also updated, including Advance Steel 2018 ExtensionElumTools, and Autodesk Live Viewer, each of which received relatively significant updates.


Megara Shared Parameters Renamer
Batch Rename Shared Parameters or add/remove prefix & suffix in all your Autodesk® Revit® families RFA files, It's all in one app | USD 25.00
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About This Version: Version 1.0, 4/20/2017 – Initial release.

Saint-Gobain India Glass - BIM Library
Using the range of products from Saint Gobain India Coated Glass, you can filter and select Bim objects based on the performance and aesthetic requirement | Free
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About This Version: Version Version 1.0, 4/17/2017 – Autodesk® Revit® 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Version are supported.