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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Free Stabicad Recesses App For Clash Management

From the Stabiplan website:

STABICAD RECESSES APP FOR OPTIMAL COOPERATION IN BIM PROJECTS

For an optimal cooperation in a BIM project you need clash detections as an essential part of the BIM workflow. A common used feature for this is the Recesses application in Stabicad. This application automatically generates and imports recesses requests. In Stabicad for Revit the Recesses application also integrates the workflow of the recesses requests. This means that the approval of architectural parties and the process of recesses changes in architectural model are automated.

With the Stabicad Recesses application non Stabicad users can adopt recess requests. This Add-in BIM tool is free to download and updates are posted on this website. So from now on architectural parties can simply and directly communicate with partners in a BIM project and apply recesses requests.

Go BIM LIVE and download the Stabicad Recesses application.

A manual is available for the Recesses application. You can download it here.

Stabicad For Revit – BIM Software for the MEP Engineer

From the Stabiplan website:

STABICAD FOR REVIT

Autodesk Revit is rapidly developing into a powerful design platform worldwide. Stabicad for Revit is going along for the ride. The handy Stabicad features are a great addition to the standard Autodesk Revit functionality and provide great value in design efficiency and usable output. More importantly: Stabicad supports your workflow from concept to detail with the desired level of information at any time for the adviser, installation company and building manager. Stabicad for Revit is the best choice when your specification prescribes BIM, Autodesk Revit and/or IFC.


Revit Live v2.0 – Includes Revit LT Support

From the Revit blog:

What’s new in Revit Live 2.0 for immersive architectural visualizations

By Nicolas Fonta
December 6, 2017
An update from the Revit Live product team

I’m proud to announce the release of Revit Live 2.0.  It’s been more than a year since we launched Revit Live 1.0, and a lot has changed since then. On top of all the improvements we’ve made since our start, we pushed VR capabilities directly in the product, we added support for Revit LT, and we included Revit Live as part of the Architecture, Engineering & Construction Collection. But there’s always more to be done.

During this last year, the product team has visited AEC customers across the globe to discuss the challenges they are facing in their firms surrounding visualization and producing engaging experiences. The result of these visits and our development efforts have converged in Revit Live 2.0.

See what we’ve been cooking for Revit Live 2.0

Simplification of our apps

We received many questions about the Live Editor and Viewer apps. To simplify things, we decided to get rid of the Viewer app and streamline the Live Editor. It is now simply the Live application.

Free Webinars – MEPcontent BIM Insights

From the registration website:

BIM Insights Sessions - BIM webinars for manufacturers, engineers and designers

MEPcontent launches a new series of webinars specifically designed and selected for manufacturers and MEP engineers. Europe’s best BIM experts will join these webinars to inform you about the latest BIM trends, the benefits of Europe’s largest MEP content platform: MEPcontent.eu, what engineers demand nowadays regarding  BIM and what manufacturers are doing to stay ahead of the pack.

Register now for specific webinars:

Webinar marketing services - what support do we offer to manufacturers to spread the word about their products to a global engineer audience?
August 24th 2017, 14:00 - 14:30 PM CET

Webinar content - how do engineers benefit from the MEPcontent platform or apps?
September 7th 2017, 14:00 - 14:30 PM CET

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Automatic Batch PDF Naming Using RTV Xporter Pro with a Free PDF Print Driver

Over on his What Revit Wants blog, Luke Johnson has posted a workflow for using a free PDF printer with RTV Xporter PRO for automatic batch PDF naming from Revit.

Read the article here.



RTV Xporter Pro is brought to you by RTV Tools. It's priced at US $49.00.

This add-in is compatible with Revit 2018, 2017, 2016, and 2015.

There's more information available on the RTV Tools website.

Free Account Data Export – Export BIM 360 Data to PDF

From the Autodesk App Store:

Autodesk® BIM 360 Account Data Export is a web app that exports BIM 360 account data as PDF. Each BIM 360 account contains valuable administration information which may be required in a variety of places and for a multitude of purposes, from board meetings to press conferences. The app requires Autodesk sign in. The user needs to enter the BIM 360 account id. The data is retrieved from Autodesk servers and then presented to the user. The user can save the data as PDF. The default PDF size is 1920mm x 1080mm. The PDF size is customizable. The app must be provisioned in the BIM 360 account for use. The app retrieves and exports projects, companies, users, and business units data in full. To ensure the best possible user experience, state-of-the-art technologies have been used both in the backend and the frontend. The app offers a comfortable, streamlined experience with strong security mechanisms which operate behind the scene. The help feature tells the user how to use the app. The provisioning feature guides the user in provisioning the app.

The app is going to become a must-have app for BIM 360 users due to its ease of use and smooth functioning. For BIM 360 administrators, it is necessary to keep track of all the activities and to do that it is necessary to keep track of the account data, more specifically, the projects, companies, users, and business units data. The job of an administrator is to make well-informed decisions. By putting the most important data at the fingertip of the administrator, BIM 360 Account Data Export ensures best practices are followed and nothing is left for surmise.

Hanger Generator 2

From the Autodesk App Store:

Hanger Generator 2 creates hangers automatically on MEP linear elements such as pipes, ducts, cable trays and conduits. You can personalize things such as hanger model, layout rules, measures, position offset, tiers, support bars, internal parts, to consider insulation, adaptation to element width, and more.

The application includes an auto-update functionality, this means that all MEP elements with hangers will remember the settings you defined; so when you modify or move a host, the hangers will be updated automatically according to with your settings.

Currently includes four hanger models: Rectangular rail, Circular clamp, Rectangular strap and Clevis hanger. More hanger models are under development.

You can create hangers on several elements on different levels at the same time. The hangers automatically detect structural elements to hang from, you can choose structural floors, structural framing or both.

At the main bar on top of the interface, there are several tools for improving your work experience and to save time, such as: remembering the last input values, turn on/ off auto update, delete data or hangers of host elements, release hangers (this means that they become free hangers, not to be updated with their original host), identify in a 3D view the elements that have saved hanger data, clear information, and more.

iFieldBIMdataExtracter (BDE) – Extract Asset Data from 3D Views

From the Autodesk App Store:

ifieldBIMdataExtracter gets all 3D Views for this the user need to select a 3D View from a given list and give two inputs - Project Name and Trade Type - in order to extract the desired assets data. It shows assets data and allows the user to Export all of this data in XML file format.


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

ReluxCAD – Lighting Planning for Revit

From the Autodesk App Store:

Lighting planning with ReluxCAD for Autodesk® Revit®
Save time through intelligent functionalities – the motto for ReluxCAD for Revit! ReluxCAD for Revit offers all electrical and lighting planners a great deal of added value. The add-on gives you direct access to products from ReluxNet® with more than 100 luminaire and sensor manufacturers. It determines the required number of luminaires for a building efficiently and simply.

To ensure you can acquire an overview in just a few minutes, the most important information on the new add-on is summarized below. You will also find more in-depth information in the tutorials here. Except for the Premium Tools program group, all the functions of this add-on are free of charge. The Premium functions can be tested without any restrictions for 30 days and are being constantly expanded. The roadmap shows what you can expect from the forthcoming updates.

Features
  • Considerable time savings in the automated calculation and positioning of luminaires. (Calculated using lumen method)
  • In ReluxCAD for Revit, you have direct access to products with BIM capability from more than 100 manufacturers on ReluxNet®, the product platform for luminaires and sensors.
  • How much light is required for a specific activity? This question is answered by the standards to EN12464 (Part 1 and 2) and ASR A3.4 that are incorporated in the add-on. The subsequent lighting planning calculates and positions luminaires automatically. Determining the number of luminaires required could scarcely be faster.
  • Do you need product parameters to CoBie V1? With a single click of the mouse, the add-on will compile the parameters and fill these with information.
  • A parts list is provided as support for subsequent quotations.
  • We support MEP rooms since architecture rooms are not available to all users.

Free Webinar Dec 7 – Stabiplan Export and Import Excel App Functionalities

From the registration website:

Stabiplan Export and Import Excel app functionalities

Thu, Dec 7, 2017 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM GMT

Welcome to this webinar to show you how to use the Stabiplan Export and Import Excel app for your Revit projects.

Attendees will receive a special discount of 25%, a one-time offer!
You will get an email with a special download link to get this discount right after the webinar on Thursday.



Register for the webinar here.

Stabiplan Export and Import Excel

From the Stabiplan website:

Combine the functionalities of Revit and Excel with this powerful app. Download the Revit plugin to export data to an Excel file, make (bulk) changes and import data into your Revit project again, without any hassle. You can make a selection of data you like: the whole project or just a selection of it, you decide.

Start designing now Download

Using the app you can create an overview of parameters which can’t be used in Schedules, edit elements in your model by changing parameter values, add information to your elements by using Excel (e.g. manufacturer data) or easily combine parameters in Excel which you can later use as an value for a parameter.

YOUR BENEFITS:
  • Export easily data from all parameters in your Revit model to Excel
  • Save and load templates if you would like to export the same parameters regularly
  • Modify parameter values in Excel and import the updated data into your Revit model
  • Change the order of the exported parameters
  • See directly which elements and parameters will be changed and where it is located in your model

Enscape v2.1 – Includes Rhino Support and Other Improvements

From the Enscape website:

Enscape Version 2.1 Released

By Andreas
November 24, 2017



Enscape Version 2.1, we’re introducing many new features and improvements such as Rhino Support, Presentation Mode, Horizon Presets, Area Lights Support. Once again, we’ve increased the rendering speed and quality! Here’s a complete list of the updates:

Monday, December 4, 2017

The Week that was in Revit Add-ons for Nov 27 - Dec 3, 2017

The week of November 27, 2017 was a moderately busy one here on Revit Add-ons with 24 posts published.

New

Revit

From the Autodesk App StoreAutoSleeveDimension creates dimensions from specialty equipment to the nearest horizontal and vertical grid lines, AutoViewGenerator creates 3D views of each room, Comsense BIM Tools is for collaborating on and adding detailed opening and product information to doors, and MyUpdateFile generates QR codes for sheets.

BIM 360

BLMConnect (BIM Last Mile Connect) helps with marketing and after-sales processes utilizing cloud technology, and Interactive Website Design is for embedding 3D interactive models into websites.

Roundup – For Nov 27- Dec 3, 2017, New and Updated Revit Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store

The week of November 27, 2017 was a fairly busy one on the Autodesk App Store. Six new add-ins were published, four for Revit and two for BIM 360. Eleven add-ins were also updated.

For the new Revit add-ins, AutoSleeveDimension creates dimensions from specialty equipment to the nearest horizontal and vertical grid lines, AutoViewGenerator creates 3D views of each room, Comsense BIM Tools is for collaborating on and adding detailed opening and product information to doors, and MyUpdateFile generates QR codes for sheets.

For the new BIM 360 add-ins, Interactive Website Design is for embedding 3D interactive models into websites, and Plex.Earth360 enables real-time collaboration between office and field in augmented reality.

For updates, BIMcollab BCF ManagerProject Sweeper and QuickSelect, all for Revit, and BLMConnect, for BIM 360, received relatively significant refreshes.

REVIT

New

AutoSleeveDimension (ASD)
AutoSleeveDimension (ASD) is a smart plugin that draws dimensions from specialty equipment to the nearest horizontal and vertical grid lines for the selected floor plans (2D) | USD 99.00/M
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About This Version: Version 1.0.0.1, 11/30/2017 – Initial release

AutoViewGenerator (AVG)
AutoViewGenerator is a smart plugin that generates 3D View of each room from selected floor plan (2D) which contains roomtag | USD 99.00/M
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About This Version: Version 1.0.0.1, 11/28/2017 – Initial release

Plex.Earth360 – Collaboration for BIM 360 with Augmented Reality

From the Autodesk App Store:

Plex.Earth360 enables real-time collaboration between the office and the field, for any project in the world, by bringing together Autodesk® BIM 360® and Augmented Reality (AR)

SEND PHOTOS AND DATA REAL-TIME
Are you on the site and want to show a colleague, in the office, what you exactly see?
Take a picture with the Plex.Earth360 mobile app and the exact photo you took will instantly show up in their screen, along with all relevant data: your exact location or even the direction you were looking at the time of the capture. The best part? You can add any comments or notes you like and share them with your colleagues!

SHARE PLACEMARKS
Do you need more information about a specific location in your project area?
Simply post a place mark there and your colleagues on site will be instantly notified. They will see its exact location both in 3D view and on the map, allowing them to get there quickly and easily.

DISCOVER THE WORLD AROUND YOU
Your inner explorer deserves a mobile super-tool.
With Plex.Earth 360, you can learn everything you need about your surroundings: May that be the mountains and villages you see while hiking or the stores and restaurants you go past in your downtown walk.