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Monday, May 8, 2017

Roundup – For May 1-7, 2017, New and Updated Revit Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store

The week of May 1, 2017 was a busy one for Revit add-ins on the Autodesk App Store with seven new add-ins debuting and fourteen receiving updates.

New add-ins included Watermark Manager PowerPack for Revit 2018, which was part of GRAITEC's already established PowerPack for RevitDWG Explorer, for purging Revit Models of linked and imported CAD files, Randomizer | Curtain Grid, for randomizing horizontal or vertical grids on curtain walls, Punch, drawing/markup software that can be used for editing Revit screen captures and saving them in a variety of formats, including PDF, Keynote Type Preview, for highlighting keynotes in a view, SMARTreview APR, for checking models for code compliance, and BIMsofts addin, a suite of tools.

For relatively significant updates, IFC 2018 from Autodesk made its debut on the App Store.

New

Watermark Manager PowerPack for Revit 2018
Watermark Manager PowerPack for Autodesk® Revit® allows users to securely protect their Revit Families by adding non-editable, password protected personal information to user-created Families | USD 140.00/Y
 (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 2018, 5/5/2017 – Original Release.

DWG Explorer 2016
DWG Explorer shows all DWGs & other CAD files in the model, then lets you select, show or delete either each one individually or all instances of the same file | USD 4.95/M
 (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 2016.1, 5/4/2017 – Stable release.

DWG Explorer 2017
DWG Explorer shows all DWGs & other CAD files in the model, then lets you select, show or delete either each one individually or all instances of the same file | USD 4.95/M
 (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 2017.1, 5/4/2017 – Stable release.

DWG Explorer 2018
DWG Explorer shows all DWGs & other CAD files in the model, then lets you select, show or delete either each one individually or all instances of the same file | USD 4.95/M
 (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 2018.1, 5/4/2017 – Stable release.

Randomizer | Curtain Grid
Randomize the horizontal or vertical grids on the selected curtain wall | USD 5.00
 (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 5/4/2017 – Support for Autodesk® Revit® 2016 & 2017.

Punch
"Punch" is a drawing software that can be used for editing an Autodesk® Revit® screen capture and save the image as a pdf, jpeg or png format | USD 12.00
 (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 5/4/2017 – Initial release

Keynote Type Preview
Temporarily override the color of Element, Material and User Keynotes in Autodesk® Revit® | USD 5.00
 (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 5/3/2017 – Support for Autodesk® Revit® 2016 & 2017.

SMARTreview APR
Our fast, accurate, easy-to-use software enables you to check your BIM against provisions of the IBC®. See which provisions apply and which elements of the building are affected | Trial
 (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.0.6323.24868, 5/3/2017 – Initial release. Implementation of portions of IBC® Chapters 5,6,7,8,10.

BIMsofts addin 2016
Tools for automatic join, switch join, family browser, section box from plan | Trial
 (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 5/2/2017 – Initial release.

BIMsofts Addin 2017
Tools for automatic join, switch join, family browser, section box from plan | Trial
 (1 review)
About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 5/2/2017 – Initial release.

Updated

Lumion® Plug-In
See model changes in real-time in Lumion® with a LiveSync® preview version of the model, and also export your projects to Lumion® | Free
 (5 reviews)
About This Version: Version 2.02, 5/5/2017 – Speed improvement

Find and Replace Materials
Plugin finds assigned materials in a project document and replaces them with other materials selected by the user | Trial
 (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.0.1, 5/5/2017 – Extended trial period to 30 days

BIMWERX Batch File Upgrader
Upgrade multiple Autodesk® Revit® Projects (*.rvt) or Revit Families (*.rfa) in a folder to the most current version | USD 10.00
 (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.2.0, 5/5/2017 – Added Revit 2018 support

Rename Param
This App renames bound shared parameters while retaining the parameter values, formula and GUID | USD 10.00
 (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.2.0, 5/4/2017 – Revit 2018 update

ViewManager
Provides options for copying or renaming multiple views as well as applying view templates | USD 10.00
 (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.1.0, 5/4/2017 – Revit 2018 update

BindSharedParam
Add multiple Shared Parameters to Projects, Templates and Families | USD 10.00
 (2 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.3.0, 5/4/2017 – Revit 2018 update

PurgeSharedParam
Remove shared parameters from the Active Document | USD 10.00
 (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.5.0, 5/4/2017 – Revit 2018 update

IFC 2018
Seamlessly replaces the built-in IFC import and export capabilities of Autodesk® Revit® 2018 | Free
 (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 18.1.0, 5/4/2017 – For release notes, see this post

Egan Space Planning
App for Autodesk® Revit® that imports a text-file program into re-sizable Cubes that can be arranged as desired, and then draws walls around the Cubes and places rooms | Trial
 (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 2018.0.1.10116, 5/4/2017 – Re-issue after mapping file and family document revisions.

Egan Bubble Diagram
App for Autodesk® Revit® that draws filleted Filled Regions to correspond with Rooms or Areas in the current view | Trial
 (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 2018.0.1.10087, 5/4/2017 – Updated for Revit 2018.

Egan Sheet Matrix
This app automatically renumbers views on sheets to comply with the Drawing Area Coordinate System of the NCS, or according to a custom user-defined matrix | Trial
 (1 review)
About This Version: Version 2018.0.1.10087 , 5/3/2017 – Updated for Autodesk® Revit® 2018.

Egan Parametric Graphic Scale
This app provides a Parametric Graphic Scale for Autodesk® Revit® that automatically updates each viewport’s view title | Trial
 (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 2018.0.1.10110, 5/3/2017 – Added intermediate number marks for Metric scales.

GRAITEC BIM Connect 2018
GRAITEC BIM Connect for Revit® enables powerful multi-discipline BIM workflows (import, export, synchronization) with Advance Steel, Advance Design (FEM), Advance Workshop (Steel MIS) +other formats | Free
 (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 2018, 5/3/2017 – Initial Release.

Egan Project Startup
This app provides startup utilities for Autodesk® Revit®: Local file maker, previous version alert, icons to display your company’s help file and splash view and place the Central File name on prints | Free
 (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 2018.0.1.10087 , 5/2/2017 – Updated for Autodesk® Revit® 2018. (Win64.)



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.

  • Egan BIM Resources
    • Egan View Reference Plus
  • Megara Engineering Services
    • Megara Multiple Links Adder

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