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Monday, September 26, 2016

Roundup – For the Week of September 18, 2016, New and Updated Revit Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store

Nearly 90% of the Revit-related add-ins listed as being updated on the Autodesk App Store during the week of September 18, 2016 were, in reality, false positives.

One of the services that we provide here on Revit Add-ons is winnowing down the list of apparent updates to actual updates, and that can make a big difference in some weeks, as in this one.

As to why so many add-ins are erroneously listed as having been updated when they apparently weren't, this could be down to...
  • The developer not providing an accurate version number
  • The developer indicating an update in the App Store database when none was actually issued, perhaps to move the add-in to the top of the list on the page, or...
  • An App Store glitch

As a third party, however, I have no idea why this actually happens, but happen it does, frequently. Rest assured though that we here at Revit Add-ons will continue to look out for you by attempting to make our lists of updated add-ins as accurate as possible using the available version information.

That being said, several new add-ins debuted on the App Store this week: one for real-time 3D animations, OneRay RT, one for placing an Excel range in a drafting view, BIMWERX - Draw Spreadsheet, one for quickly toggling the display of imported CAD files, ON / OFF CAD Imported Drawings, and, lastly, one for adding low voltage electric power cable instances, Electric Power Cables (EPC).

Several add-ins were updated to Revit 2017: ClarkDietrich Wall Type CreatorCurtain ModelerReforma Swing Direction, and Switch Join Order.


NEW

Electric Power Cables (EPC)
Electric Power Cables (EPC) is plugin development for Autodesk® Revit® 2017, which gives ability of adding low voltage electric power cables type instance | USD 299.00
About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 9/21/2016 – Initial release.

ON / OFF CAD Imported Drawings
This application helps you to turn ON / OFF the imported CAD Drawings | Free
About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 9/19/2016 – Initial Release.

BIMWERX - Draw Spreadsheet
Link spreadsheets in an active Drafting view | USD 10.00
About This Version: Version 1.2, 9/19/2016 – Improved error checking; Improved spreadsheet selection linking

OneRay RT
OneRay-RT for Revit is the 3D real time animation Plug-In created for Autodesk® Revit®. Import models or entire scenarios into OneRay-RT and add spectacular animations to your presentations | USD 95.00
About This Version: Version 1.0, 9/19/2016 – Initial Release


UPDATED

Reforma Swing Direction 2017
Digitally signed and secure Reforma Swing Direction add-in for Autodesk® Revit® | USD 25.00
About This Version: Version 3.0.0, 9/21/2016 – 2017 upgrade and minor bugfixes

Saturday, September 24, 2016

OneRay RT – Real-Time 3D Animations

From the Autodesk App Store...

OneRay-RT for Revit is the Plug-In that allows 3D animation in real time of your projects created with Autodesk® Revit®. With one click you can import your models or entire scenarios into OneRay-RT and add spectacular animations for your stunning presentations. Add animated characters, detailed trees, moving vehicles, and all the other models included in the internal library or which you can freely add to your own library.

With your Revit projects you can create your own custom presentations, or create models to complete your professional animations. The workflow is simple and intuitive thanks to the integrated plug-in to import models from Revit. In only a few seconds you will produce spectacular high-definition videos, with a major positive impact on your customers.

Create breathtaking animations and high definition videos

Free ON/OFF CAD Imported Drawings Add-in

From the Autodesk App Store...

This app is helpful while creating 3D drawings from imported 2D drawings in Autodesk® Revit®.  It enables you to turn ON / OFF the imported CAD Drawings. It’s easy to ON / OFF as all the drawings will be listed in ribbon panel.



About This Version
Version 1.0.0, 9/19/2016
Initial Release.

The free ON / OFF CAD Imported Drawings add-in is brought to you by IN6Tech.

There's more information available on the Autodesk App Store.

BIMWERX - Draw Spreadsheet Add-in

From the Autodesk App Store...

This add-in allows the user to open a spreadsheet, using the .xlsx or .csv file format, and then to define a selection / region to insert into an active Autodesk® Revit® Drafting view by creating an external link (using DXF), then inserting it as an external link into the active Drafting view.

There are many add-ins available that can import spreadsheets into Revit using Schedule views, which requires a parametric link to model elements, but very few (if any) that can insert any spreadsheet table data into a Drafting view using the methods mentioned above.

This allows the user to insert virtually any table region into Revit, which can then be placed onto Sheets.

Ribbon menu

Selecting a region to insert into the active Drafting view

The result of inserting the selection into the
active Drafting view

The current version does not handle merged cells or images in spreadsheets.

About This Version
Version 1.2, 9/19/2016
  • Improved error checking
  • Improved spreadsheet selection linking

The BIMWERX - Draw Spreadsheet add-in is brought to you by BIMWERX. It's priced at 10.00 USD.

There's more information available on the Autodesk App Store.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Free Clash Sphere Generator from BIM One to be Retired by September 30, 2016 – Now Part of BIM Track

From the vendor's message...

IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT CLASH SPHERE GENERATOR

As you know, BIM One offers free add-ins for Revit and Navisworks with our Addin Manager. We are very proud to provide them for free to the BIM community and hope they help you to reach your goals and make better projects.

By September 30th, 2016, the clash sphere generator will be retired and BIM One will stop supporting it. However, you can install the last update of the Clash Sphere Generator by September 28th.

But hold-on, don't worry, the Clash Sphere Generator is now included as a feature in the BIM Track platform and now you can avoid file-based clash coordination with all of these Navisworks XML report files!

Benefit of cloud based clash tracking with BIM Track and so much more:
  • A web platform to communicate issues, questions, problems, etc
  • Work in context with our Navisworks and Revit add-ins
  • Collaborate with any other tools with our BCF import and export features
  • Comments on issues, attach files and keep full history
  • Visualize metrics to understand the coordination evolution
  • View your models online with our 3D viewer and navigate from an issue to another
  • Print reports of your model coordination status


Introduction video to BIM Track:



If you still have not signed up for BIM Track, click here and try our free version for up to 50 issues, unlimited users, projects and data space.

Do you want to know more about BIM Track? Christian will be happy to help you fast-forward your BIM workflows so let's connect on a Skype call! Contact Christian to plan your live chat at christian.proulx@bimtrack.co!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Electric Power Cables (EPC) Add-in

From the Autodesk App Store...

Electric Power Cables (EPC) is plugin development for Autodesk® Revit® 2017, which gives ability of adding low voltage electric power cables type instance and standard for more flexibility in drawing and counting.

This plugin contains more than five hundred of various low voltages EPC, all cable parameters (over all diameter, bend radius, insulation type and material) are according to British Standard (BS) and IEC as indicated in plugin database.



Note: This app uses a custom installer (and not the standard App Store installer).

About This Version
Version 1.0.0, 9/21/2016
Initial release.

The Electric Power Cables (EPC) add-in is brought to you by "Individual business." It's priced at 299.00 USD.

There's more information available on the Autodesk App Store.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Duplicate Sheet Version 1.0.1 Released

From the Autodesk App Store...

About This Version

Version 1.0.1, 9/13/2016

Support for Autodesk® Revit® 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Update some features:
  • Add Title on sheet with prefixes and suffixes.
  • Auto copy parameter for sheet
  • Auto keep orientation of viewport
  • Auto copy revision for sheet
  • Copy element out side of sheet (Ex: text, line, detail item...)
  • Make same key plan for sheet if any
  • Just duplicate legend and schedule one time for any sheets have same original schedule or legend.
  • Change sheet number and sheet name from excel file. Great !