Monday, July 24, 2017

Visualive3D – Export 3D Models to Many AR/VR Platforms

From the Autodesk App Store:

This plugin allows you to push your 3D model to many platforms for AR/VR purposes with simply one click. You set your 3D view with section box and click push to device. You instantly will be able to see the model in HoloLens, GearVR, iPhone, iPad and Android devices.

There are 3 products in this plugin:
HoloLive (Available): Allows you to upload your models from Autodesk® Revit® to HoloLens and position the model to the right coordinate system using marker/survey control in the field or you can visualize it with smaller scale using the scale tool in HoloLive app.

UNIFI Version 3.0 Released – Includes Multi-Format Support!

From the UNIFI website:

v3.0 – Multi-format is Here! (plus a lot of other really cool features)

July 23, 2017

Yes, it’s true, you can now use UNIFI as your single source for all of your digital content including Revit, Bentley, AutoCAD and SketchUp files not to mention jpg, pdf, xls, doc, even movies! Now, as you work on various phases of a project, you can have easy access to all of the content in one place.  In future releases, we will be creating add-ins to popular design software solutions which will further enhance our multi-format capabilities. In addition to multi-format, we were very busy adding additional features:

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

Here on Revit Add-ons, for the week of July 17, 2017, we published nineteen posts.


From the Autodesk App StoreNovade Exporter is for exporting to the Novade platform, which we also posted about hereSheetManagerExpert is for duplicating sheets with extended options, and Structural Precast Extension for Revit 2018 is for automatically modeling and detailing precast planar structural elements. We also re-posted an article from the Internet about this latter add-in: Announcing Autodesk Structural Precast Extension for Revit 2018 – A Step Toward the Future of Automatically Making Structural Things

From around the Internet, we posted about Novade, the self-styled enterprise app for building & construction operations. We also posted about the release of the ReCap Pro for Mobile App.

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

The week of July 17, 2017 was a relatively busy one for Revit add-ins on the Autodesk App Store. Four new add-ins were released, and another eight were updated.

For the new add-ins, Novade Exporter is for exporting to the Novade platform, ShadowAnalysisExporter is for establishing smooth communication between Revit and the Shadow Analysis standalone applicationSheetManagerExpert is for duplicating sheets with options, and Structural Precast Extension for Revit 2018 is for automatically modeling and detailing precast planar structural elements.

For updated add-ins, the Autodesk IFC and the BOM to Excel add-ins received relatively significant updates.


This add-in will duplicate existing sheets with or without views, apply view template, to sheets as well as export and import sheet list csv files | USD 10.00
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About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 7/19/2017 – Initial release.

Structural Precast Extension for Revit 2018
Autodesk® Structural Precast Extension for Revit® 2018 is a BIM-centric offering for modeling and detailing precast planar elements that promotes productivity for engineers, detailers and fabricators | Subscription App
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About This Version: Version, 7/18/2017 – Initial release to store.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

BOM to Excel Version 2.1.1 Released

About This Version

Version 2.1.1, 7/17/2017
  • Revit 2018
  • Better handling of Materials
  • Performance enhancements
  • Grouping and totaling upgrades
  • Improved layout and display
  • Bug Fixes


Stop wasting hours manually creating BOM reports from Revit.
Spend more time working on what matters.
  • Use our app to automatically create material lists from your Revit models.
  • Immediately export BOMs, reports, estimates and quantity takeoffs
  • Add cost parameters in Revit and get instant cost estimates and quotes directly from the source.

Template Projects Now Available in AGACAD Framing Softwares for Revit

From the AGACAD website:

NEW FEATURE: Template Projects in Framing Software for Revit – the Biggest Splash of the Summer!

July 13, 2017
By Ieva Janulevičiūtė

Wood and Metal Framing software for Revit has been enhanced once again to save you time on probably the least “fun” process – documentation. After getting so many user requests, from now on you will not have to create new sheet templates in every project over and over again. Interested? Read on!

In previous versions of our Wood Framing software for Revit, after creating an assembly with automatic dimensions and tags, users had to drag views to the sheets and then set those Sheets as Templates to create other Assemblies within that project. Then, when users would start the next project, configurations remain and could be used straight away. But the Sheet Templates had to be created in each project for every configuration from scratch.

In the new versions of Wood Framing software, we’ve managed to enhance this workflow: you will not have to create new sheet templates for your assemblies anymore, as you will be able to use the existing ones from the Template Project.

ReCap Pro for Mobile App Released

From the Autodesk ReCap blog:

Reality Capture Goes Mobile: The Highly-Anticipated Autodesk® ReCap™ Pro for Mobile App is Here! 

By Annie Phan
July 17, 2017

Bringing everything you love about ReCap Pro to the field.

ReCap Pro mobile – extending Reality Capture capabilities to the field.

Last year at Autodesk University, we announced the affordably-priced bundle with the Leica Geosystem’s BLK360 laser scanner and a 1-year subscription to Autodesk® ReCap™ Pro (bundle reservation now available). We’ve seen high demand for this game-changing reality capture combo. Watch how it works:

If you’ve signed up for the bundle waitlist, you’re probably chomping at the bit for its arrival.

Today, we are excited to announce that the ReCap Pro for mobile app, is now available to all ReCap Pro subscribers! ReCap Pro for mobile can be used to view, markup, measure, and collaborate on point clouds from any location—office to the field.

Novade Exporter

From the Autodesk App Store:

This plugin allows you to export a 3D model to Novade platform.

Once your model is ready, click on the plugin, select a project and a unit type, and upload it. You will then be able to view your model from the Novade platform.

The plugin can be exported and saved in the folder location.

Choose between uploading the file directly to Novade or locally save it on your machine 

Novade – The Enterprise App for Building & Construction Operations

From the Novade Group website:

The Enterprise App for Building & Construction Operations

Modules to help you manage Quality, Safety, Logistics & Maintenance

See how Novade can get it done

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Free Revit IFC Add-in Versions 18.2 and 17.4 Released

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 18.2.0, 7/19/2017
  • General: 
    • Added extra UI and functionality to make COBie IFC exports easier. Specific improvements will be detailed below. 
    • TODO: Some of the new fields will be localized to French in a future release. 
  • New Export Functionality: 
    • Allow curtain wall mullions to export as any supported IFC entity. 
    • Allow families to export as IfcPile with corresponding IfcPileType. 
    • Improve export of axis representations for structural elements. 
    • When exporting schedules as property sets, individual schedules can be excluded from the export by setting the IfcExportAs shared parameter to "Don't Export". 
    • (COBie) Add COBie Company Information tab in Modify Setup if COBie export is chosen. 
    • (COBie) Add COBie Project Information tab in Modify Setup if COBie export is chosen. 
    • (COBie) Improve entity naming for COBie export. 
    • (COBie) Rename "IFC2x3 Extended FM Handover View" to "IFC2x3 COBie 2.4 Design Deliverable" 
    • (IFC4) Improve export of material layers. 
    • (IFC4) Modify Setup has an option to force triangulation only for tessellated outputs. 

Sheet Manager Expert

From the Autodesk App Store:

Rather than create every sheet view manually from scratch, use Sheet Manager Expert to duplicate existing sheets with or without views and apply new view template.

Export existing project sheet number, title and template type to create office standard csv file. Import sheet list csv file to create multiple sheets.
This add-in will:
  • Duplicate Existing Sheets with or without templates.
  • Create New Sheets.
  • Create Placeholder Sheets.
  • Export Project Sheet list to csv file.
  • Import Sheet list from csv file.
  • Apply View Templates to Sheets

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

IMAGINiT Utilities for Revit 2018 – Includes 2 New Tools

From the IMAGINiT Technologies website:

IMAGINiT Utilities for Revit

The Indispensable Time-Savers for Autodesk Revit

IMAGINiT Utilities for Revit 2018 supports only Revit 2018 products. We do also offer versions for Revit 2015, 2016 and 2017. The IMAGINiT Utilities are available in either Standalone or Named-User versions.

NEW in Utilities for Revit 2018*:

Legend View Creation
Get help creating legend views for components used in your project.

Room Contents Import
Quickly bring in all the required components for a given room.

*These tools only in IMAGINiT Utilities for Revit 2018.

Try IMAGINiT Utilities for Revit free for 14 days.

Other Tools Include:

Batch Ungroup
Save yourself from the mind-numbing task of ungrouping multiple groups in your model.

Announcing A Step Toward the Future of Automatically Making Structural Things

From the Autodesk BIM and Beam blog:

Announcing Autodesk Structural Precast Extension for Revit 2018, a notable step toward the future of automatically making structural things 

By Dan Peticila
July 12, 2017

Autodesk brings into play a new automated workflow for the precast concrete industry. The Autodesk Structural Precast Extension for Revit 2018 is a BIM-centric offering for modeling and detailing precast elements that promotes productivity and precision for engineers, detailers and fabricators working on typical building projects in the precast industry. As an app for Autodesk Revit software, Structural Precast for Revit provides Revit users access to powerful tools for automatic rule-based segmentation, reinforcement, shop drawings and CAM files generation of precast planar concrete elements. The app is available on the Autodesk App Store.

Leveraging the concept of Parts, which support the construction modeling process by letting you divide certain elements from the design intent model into discrete parts, the app provides the opportunity of having one single source of truth for various personas that need to work with the model. This way, designers’ and fabricators’ perspectives are respected and various Levels of Development can be displayed – two key benefits of embracing a Revit-based workflow for Precast projects.

Free Webinar Every Tuesday – Getting Started with Flux

From the registration website:

Getting Started with Flux

This webinar is offered [every Tuesday. Here are some upcoming dates and times:]

Welcome to Flux! We are excited to help you make better and faster design decisions, driven by robust data and computation in the cloud

Please join our "Getting Started with Flux" webinar  as we:
  • Walk through the Flux platform
  • Demo our Site Extractor App
  • Show how to transfer data via the Flux Connector Apps
  • Hear an Enterprise customer success story 

There's more information available on the registration website.

Free Webinar Aug 3 – Create 2D Outputs Quickly & Easily w/ MagiCAD for Revit MEP

From the the registration website:

MagiCAD for Revit MEP: Create 2D outputs quickly and easily using MagiCAD for Revit

Thu, Aug 3, 2017 1:30 AM - 2:00 AM PDT

An overview of the tools which make 2D drafting easier. These include Symbol Organiser, Sheet Manager, Schematic Symbols, User Symbols, Wiring Tool and Smart Tags.

There's more information available on the registration website.