Thursday, March 30, 2017

BIM&CO – A Free and Open Content Platform in the Cloud

From the BIM&CO website:

All BIM objects and construction product data for your digital models.

Architects, Engineering

Engineering offices, BIM managers, universities...Use data and objects of BIM&CO, publish your own objects, collaborate with the community

BIM&CO allows you to use the objects of the platform and publish your own objects in compliance with the best uses of digital modelling.

Case Study: Stantec and BIM 360 Team + Collaboration for Revit

From the Autodesk BIM 360 blog:

Video: Stantec finishes mixed-use project faster with BIM collaboration software

22nd March 2017

By Alison Geering-Kline

Stantec is no stranger to the many challenges that come with working on large-scale multi-discipline architecture projects. The firm specializes in everything large–commercial skyscrapers, hospitals, education centers, colleges, universities, city centers, art museums. To overcome the many coordination and communication challenges of these large projects, BIM collaboration software in the cloud is key.

Free CADtoEarth.Revit Version 4.0.35 Released – Uses Forge Platform and is Integrated with A360

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 4.0.35, 3/30/2017 – Using Forge platform, CADtoEarth is integrated with Autodesk A360 cloud service allowing users to better collaborate on projects


CADtoEarth™ for Autodesk® Revit® is a POC of an application establishing a bi-directional connection between Autodesk Revit and Cesium®. It allows users to create personal accounts on the CADtoEarth web application and provides individual control over the visibility of uploaded data.Using Forge platform, CADtoEarth is integrated with Autodesk A360 cloud service allowing users to better collaborate on projects.

Copy Worksets from Files 2017

From the Autodesk App Store:

This tool is designed to copy worksets from file.

Generally Autodesk® Revit® users have to manually create worksets, This tool will enable you to use any file which contains your old worksets to copy the worksets names from it.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

From ArchVision, New RPC Office Clutter and AXYZ Ready-Pose People

From the email announcement:

New Office Clutter Now Available in Stash!

We used the new 3D+ RPC Creator to create stunning new office clutter. You can now download, drag & drop, and render office objects like Apple Macbook Pro, Dell Monitor, HP Laserjet Pro, Microsoft Surface Studio, earphones, books, magazines and more directly from Dashboard into Revit (or any other application that supports RPCs)!

To download the office clutter click here and unzip into your c:\RPC directory (or preferred RPC storage location).

Take Me to Stash!

New AXYZ Collection Released

Check out the four new collections of AXYZ's Ready-Pose People, now available in RPC format and one additional file format of your choosing. These new collections will easily add life to your projects!

A free download sample of AXYZ RPC People is available here.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Renaming Families With Dynamo

From the EvolveLAB website:

March 27, 2017 | Bill Allen

I recently was working on a Revit template, and wanted to rename a lot families within the template.  Now I could go through the manual and tedious process of renaming all the families. The other option would be to write a script that would do it for me (and for future projects).

Free Open Source IFC for Revit Versions 17.3.0 and 16.6.0 Released – With Better IFC4 Support

From the SourceForge website:


This is the .NET code used by the Revit 2015-2017 family of products to support IFC, and the Revit 2012-2014 families of products to support IFC export. The open source version can override the version that comes standard with shipped Revit. Revit 2013-2017 contain both IFC export and IFC export UI overrides, which contain options not available in the regular UI, such as ifcXML and ifcZIP support. The Revit 2014-2017 versions also work for Revit LT 2014-2017, respectively.

  • Minor improvements to the Importer class to make it easier for developers to create a custom Importer.
  • We now support the IFC4 Addendum 2 schema.  Specific improvements based on that will be listed below.  For this update, you will have to manually add the IFC4_Add2.exp file (included with this package), to the EDM subfolder of your Revit Program folder.  We will automate this in a future update.

BIM Assure Version 1.2 Released

From the Business Wire website:

Invicara Releases Next Version of BIM Assure to Advance Building Information

Business Wire March 28, 2017


Invicara, provider of transformative solutions for building information modeling (BIM), today announced the release of BIM Assure 1.2, with new features focused on making BIM data validation and reporting easier and faster. The latest tools help users edit data quickly and share information with people that don’t have access to BIM.

BIM Assure is a collaborative, cloud solution that unlocks BIM data and helps entire project teams collaborate on data quality. BIM Assure’s intelligent rules help users to quickly identify and resolve issues to improve BIM quality and sync the corrections back to the source model. In addition, the easy-to-use Web app provides a common BIM environment that lets architects, engineers, contractors, and owners (AECO) share models and manage data, creating new opportunities to streamline design and construction workflows and improve project delivery.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Free Clockwork for Dynamo Version 1.0.3 Released

From GitHub:

Clockwork for Dynamo


New nodes:
  • Document.Default3DView
  • Document.ProjectParameters
  • Document.ProjectParametersByCategory
  • Element.Category
  • FamilyType.FamilyName
  • Grid.Plane
  • List.Chop+ (re-added to package due to a bug in OOTB node List.Chop)
  • List.JoinByKeys
  • ModelCurve.Type
  • Schedule.KeyScheduleParameterName
  • SpotElevation.ByFloorPlanAndPoint
  • String.CompileRegularExpression
  • String.ReplaceIllegalFilenameCharacters
  • String.Replace+
  • View.Direction
  • View.SetDetailLevel
  • ViewSheetSet.Views

Free Webinar March 30: New and Improved MagiCloud Version

From the registration website:

New and Improved MagiCloud Version

Thu, Mar 30, 2017 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM PDT

Overview of MagiCloud, a free browsing library for MEP designers with a wide selection of high-quality BIM products, and its functionality. We will go through the library, how to search, select and download BIM objects.

Register here.

The Week that was in Revit Add-ons for March 20-26, 2017

The week of March 20, 2017 was an exceptionally busy one on Revit Add-ons with 26 articles published.


From the Autodesk App Store, we posted about the awkwardly-named yet self-descriptive Synchronize same viewport location to all sheets, as well as AutoExcel, the self-proclaimed "fastest Export / Import from Excel", and (another) Sheets Creator.

Roundup – For the Week of March 20-26, 2017, New and Updated Revit Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store (Updated)

The week of March 20, 2017 saw the release of a few new Revit add-ins on the Autodesk App Store, including the awkwardly-named yet self-descriptive Synchronize same viewport location to all sheets, as well as AutoExcel, the self-proclaimed "fastest Export / Import from Excel", and (another) Sheets Creator.

Several add-ins were also updated, including the Lumion Plugin, which received a relatively significant update.


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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Video: Site Extractor Tutorial

From YouTube:

Site Extractor Tutorial

Here's a link to the product website:


Video: Reuse Grashopper Scripts in Revit Via Flux

From YouTube:

Flux Bi-directional Rhino to Revit brep exchange

Sending Revit reference brep geometry to Rhino, running a Grasshopper script to generate a handrail detail, sending this item back to Revit also as a brep geometry via Dynamo.

Here's a link to the Flux website:

Video: ClashMEP - Clash Control Center Upgrades Including New Real-Time Clash Counter

From YouTube:

This video shows recent upgrades to the Clash Control Center. This includes adding a clash counter and UI upgrades.

Here's a link to the ClashMEP product website: