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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.

New

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.

New

SheetManagerExpert
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
☆☆ (0 reviews)
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
☆☆ (5 reviews)
About This Version: Version 18.017.195.03, 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

Description

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.

Free Webinar July 27 – 5 Key Steps to Using Point Clouds on Your Constr. Projects

From the Assemble Systems website:

5 Key Steps to using Point Clouds on your Construction Project

Thursday, July 27th @ 1pm CT

Assemble Webinar!

Whether you are new to Point Clouds or have already been using them in managing your construction projects and progress, this is the session to attend. Recent advancement in 3D point cloud technologies including low-cost handheld 3D Scanners have made it easier for construction companies to incorporate point clouds into their existing workflows.

Join us for this petite tech session to learn tips & tricks on successfully implementing Point Clouds in your construction projects.

Join us for a quick 20 minutes session on July 27th!



There's more information available on the Assemble Systems website.

Free Webinar July 25 – AVAIL for Revit

From the registration website:

AVAIL for Revit

Tue, Jul 25, 2017 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM PDT

Tired of using Window File Folders to manage your Revit content? Join us for this webinar to learn about how AVAIL can save time with our Revit Add-on.

This webinar will include Live Q&A at the end of the presentation.



There's more information available on the registration website.

Free Webinar July 27 – BIM Coordination Simplified: Create/Manage/Track/Report with Revizto

From the registration website:

BIM Coordination Simplified: Create-Manage-Track-Report

Thu, Jul 27, 2017 3:00 AM - 4:00 AM PDT

In this webinar for the UKMEA&EU region we will walk through the Revizto collaboration workflow and also demonstrate the new features of Revizto 4.4.
During this session we will discuss in detail how to:
  • Create issues in 2D and 3D in a variety of applications including Navisworks, Revit, Revizto and more then assign them in real time.
  • Manage clashes from Navisworks and/or from  Solibri using BCF.
  • Generate detailed reports instantly or for regular delivery to keep the whole project team up-to-date.
  • Isolate or color code different aspects of the model and view different phases of the project.

The webinar will be hosted by Rhys Lewis, Revizto Business Development Director | UKMEA & Europe



There's more information available on the registration website.

Free Webinar July 20 – Connecting Project Teams with Collaboration for Revit

From the registration website:

Connecting Project Teams with Collaboration for Revit

Thu, Jul 20, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT

Building projects are never simple. There are numerous stakeholders, different teams delivering on different schedules, working on multiple models, with each model progressing independently within each firm’s network. Join us as we show you how building project teams can connect with centralized access to BIM project data making it easier to access all project data – anytime, anywhere. Learn how  to:
  • Enable project team members in all disciplines, from multiple firms, or sites to concurrently author a model using the BIM process.
  • Connect team members with direct, real-time chat within project models to free teams from traditional, limited tools, such email and phone.
  • Access Autodesk A360 Collaboration for Revit with a centralized cloud-based workspace, and improve efficiency on projects.



There's more information available on the registration website.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Structural Precast Extension for Revit 2018

From the Autodesk App Store:

Autodesk® Structural Precast Extension for Autodesk® Revit® 2018 software 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 Revit, Structural Precast for Revit 2018 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 product is mostly suitable for typical building projects, made up of slabs and walls produced in factories with a high level of automation.


What's Hot in Revit and Navisworks Add-ons for June 2017

Here on Revit Add-ons, with "What's Hot", at about the middle of each month, we take a look back at the preceding month to see which posts published during that month received the most pageviews.

We published 74 posts in June 2017 and received 50,882 pageviews.

The top trending posts were bunched together more tightly than usual. In order, they were:
  1. Revit Finish Tagging and Scheduling with Dynamo by Ngoc Nguyen
  2. BIM Track Version 1.11 for Navisworks and Revit by Virtual construction and technology BIM One Inc.
  3. Free Mosa Pattern Generator – Make Endless Tile Wall and Floor Patterns by Mosa
  4. What's Hot in Revit and Navisworks Add-ons for May 2017
  5. New Wombat Package for Dynamo by Woods Bagot 
  6. Hanger Generator by CTI Consultora


Congratulations to the add-in authors!

The Week that was in Revit Add-ons for July 10-16, 2017

During the week of July 10, 2017, here on Revit Add-ons, we published seven posts.

New

From the Autodesk App Store, we posted about the free ShadowAnalysisExporter add-in.

From around the Internet, we posted about MWF Post Frame for creating post-frame structures in Revit.

Updated

For App Store updates not mentioned here, please see our latest roundup.

From around the Internet, we posted about the BIMcollab July 2017 release, and the VRay version 3.5 for Revit release.

Roundup – For July 10-16, 2017, New and Updated Revit Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store

The week of July 10, 2017 was a slow one for Revit add-ins on the Autodesk App Store. No new add-ins were published. Eight add-ins were updated, including the very popular UNIFI and Enscape, both of which received relatively significant updates.

Updated

Docuflow
The most advanced publisher tool for construction professionals. Exports PDF, DWG, IFC and drawing lists in 1 job, with your office standards and intelligent detection of size and orientation | Trial
 (1 review)
About This Version: Version 1.2.0, 7/13/2017 – Supports Autodesk® Revit® 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015. Improved logging.

Topo Align 2018
Align topography to elements picked in the model | USD 3.00
☆☆ (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.5, 7/11/2017 – Updated to Autodesk® Revit® 2018. Added support for different units.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Free Shadow Analysis Exporter

From the Autodesk App Store:

Shadow Analysis is a simple, jet powerful tool for analyzing daylight conditions. This plugin is designed to help you with smooth communication between Shadow Analysis and Autodesk® Revit®.

It allows you to select families which will be included in the exported file. The add-on will create custom 3D Views. You can create and save multiple Shadow Analysis Exporter views for different purposes.

Shadow Analysis is a simple tool for analyzing daylight conditions. An analysis is presented as easy to read, colorful diagram, directly on the 3D model. Shadow Analysis was created to help designers to understand daylight conditions in the dense urban area and provide them with a tool for designing better, more sustainable buildings and urban spaces. Main advantages of Shadow Analysis 2 are:
  • Result of the analysis is served as texture directly on 3D model
  • Allows to save multiple views without recalculating
  • Analyze only selected surfaces
  • Utilize all power of you CPU and GPU

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Introducing MWF Post Frame - Create Post-Frame Structures in Revit

From the StrucSoft Solutions website:

MWF POST FRAME

Draw, quantify and manufacture post-frame structures with easy-to-use MWF Post Frame for Revit®


MWF Post Frame models, quantifies and produces drawings for a variety of post-frame structures quickly and easily through user-defined templates and easy-to-manipulate 3D Revit® models.

Pre-Populating Families for the COBie Extension and Classification Manager Add-ins

From the CADD Microsystems website:

Prepopulating your Families for the COBie Extension and Classification Manager

Jul 7, 2017
By Jason Kunkel

Out of the box, the Autodesk COBie Extension for Revit and the Autodesk Classification Manager for Revit add-ins will not function in the Family Editor workspace. What that means is that you cannot use the add-in buttons to assign settings or classifications when you are not in a Revit project.

However, if you want to set up your families with the default appropriate parameters and start adding data BEFORE they are in a Revit model file, there is a pretty easy way to do that.

BIMcollab July 2017 Release

From the BIM Collab website:

BIMcollab® 3

08-07-2017 | Maintenance update BIMcollab Ecosystem

Ecosystem
  • Ecosystem prepared for BIMcollab ZOOM.
  • Extra billing address available on dashboard.
  • Improved upgrade proces from space-dashboard.

New features Web application
  • Multi-edit for all issue properties
  • All team members can now be defined as approver
  • Bug solved where issues could be invisible
  • Several small bugs fixed

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

VRay Version 3.5 for Revit Released

From Twitter:


The Week that was in Revit Add-ons for July 3-9, 2017

The week of July 3, 2017 was a holiday week in the US as we celebrated our Independence Day. Here at Revit Add-ons, we took it a easy and only published five posts during the week.

New

From the Autodesk App Store, we posted about the free AUGmentecture, a service for models in AR for mobile devices.

Updated

From around the Internet, we posted about the releases of  Enscape Version 2.0IrisVR Prospect Version 1.5, and the free pyRevit Version 4.4.

Roundup – For July 3-9, 2017, New and Updated Revit Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store

The week of July 3, 2017 was a holiday week in the US as we celebrated our Independence Day. Predictably, it was a relatively quiet week for Revit add-ins on the Autodesk App Store. A single new add-in was published, and nine were updated.

The new add-in, AUGmentecture, is a service for viewing 3D models on mobile devices.

New

AUGmentecture
AUGmentecture is a service helping you to view 3D models on a mobile device. With the help of this plugin you can upload your 3D models and floor plans directly from Revit® to your AUG account | Free
☆☆ (0 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.7.6, 7/5/2017 – In this version you can sign in to your AUG account from plugin and upload your models to your account.

Updated

WebGL Exporter For Autodesk® Revit® - Trial
WebGL Exporter For Autodesk® Revit® exports your model to an HTML file. You can then view your model in the browser without any external application/plugin installation, manipulate the view and share | Trial
☆☆ (2 reviews)
About This Version: Version 2.4.0.0, 7/7/2017 – Feature: Added support for Virtual Reality (VR) headset compatible format. Now you use the exported WebGL on a VR headset such as Google Cardboard, Oculus Rift, Gear VR, HTC Vive and more.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

IrisVR Prospect Version 1.5 Released

From the IrisVR website:

Prospect 1.5: The Release You’ve Requested

June 27, 2017

While we’re in the business of building software, our ultimate goal is to help you communicate powerful ideas spatially through virtual reality. Every new feature is meant to make your designs easy to understand for all parties involved, putting the unbuilt at the user's fingertips so virtually, it’s almost tangible.

Our team has been hard at work making improvements both visible and invisible to users; the feedback we get from our user base and industry experts is a vital part of our development process. With that in mind, here are new features we've developed for the release of Prospect 1.5:

Connecting Prospect and Scope



Enscape Version 2.0 Released

From the Enscape website:

June 29, 2017
By Joana

With Enscape Version 2.0’s release, we are taking a big step towards exceptional visual quality and realism. Both Revit and SketchUp versions are updated so no matter which program you prefer to use, the new features are now available. New features include real geometry grass, trees, better lighting, and much more. Watch the video and read all of the details below:



Free pyRevit Version 4.4 Released

From GitHub:

pyRevit v4.4

Jul 4, 2017
By Ehsan Iran Nejad

Finally pyRevit 4.4 is here. Here is a list of the most important changes:
  • Compatible with Revit 2018: Yay (finally)
  • Adopted revitpythonwrapper module: This means that you can import rpw in your pyRevit scripts without installing the revitpythonwrapper extension. You should disable/remove the revitpythonwrapper extension if you already have it. It’s not necessary anymore. The rpw inside pyRevit will be updated on a weekly basis to always have the most recent stable version. Read more below.
  • pyRevit Installation for All or Current User: Installer now has the option to install for All Users versus for only the Current user. Read more below.
  • Config File Naming: pyRevit configuration and temporary files no longer include the username in the file naming. (e.g pyRevit_eirannejad_config.ini is now pyRevit_config.ini). This should help sysAdmins to push pyRevit configurations easier.
  • Zero Document mode: A selection of pyRevit tools are now available in zero-document mode (e.g. You can access pyRevit settings even when no documents are open inside Revit. (this is done by setting __context__ = 'zerodoc' inside your scripts)

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Free Webinar Jul 11 – Tools to Ensure Meeting BIM Requirements

From the registration website:

Webinar: Tools to Ensure Meeting BIM Requirements

Tue, Jul 11, 2017 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM PDT

Many firms work on a wide range of projects that must comply a list of BIM deliverables requirements. We know that can be a tedious and difficult task.

Join us for a free webinar that will show you a collection of tools for Revit that can help you comply with different aspects of delivering and using BIM models.  The Revit Model Checker, the Model Checker Configurator, the Classification  Manager, and the COBie Extension all help solve a different set of challenges that have come up since the need for working in BIM has grown over the years.

See how you can provide high quality, accurate and compliant Revit models for all your BIM projects with these easy to use tools.



There's more information available on the registration website.

Free AUGmentecture – Models to AR for Mobile Devices

From the Autodesk App Store:

AUGmentecture is a service helping you to view complex 3D models on a mobile device in an Augmented Reality format. With the help of AUGmentecture plugin you can seamlessly and securely upload your 3D models and floor plans directly from Autodesk® Revit® to your AUG account to view them later with your mobile device. You just need to select the model in 3D view and optionally select floor plan and you will be able to see the model on your mobile device mapped on your floor plan.