Sunday, May 28, 2017

Fasttrack Navisworks Version 1.27 – Apply Project Properties to Objects

From the Autodesk App Store:

This app reads the project information and then applies it to any parts found in the current model. The data is written to the properties, so that the project database does not have to be supplied with a published Autodesk® Navisworks® file.

BIMcollab BCF Manager for Navisworks Version 3.1

From the Autodesk App Store:

The BCF Managers by KUBUS add BIMcollab® connectivity as well as BCF file support to Autodesk® Navisworks®. It provides the ability to create and modify issues and communicate these through BIMcollab or via BCF files (supports version 1.0 and 2.x) directly from within Navisworks®.

Complete Issue Management Ecosystem

The BCF Managers are available for other popular BIM tools such as Navisworks, ARCHICAD, Solibri Model Checker, Tekla Structures and simplebim. Together with our web application, these form the BIMcollab® issue management ecosystem which provides an effective way to communicate BIM issues and thereby providing a more efficient workflow.

BCF files support is also included for working with BIM applications which support BCF natively such as Tekla BIMsight, DDS, MagiCAD and many more.

Free iConstruct QR Code View Navigator for Navisworks

From the Autodesk App Store:

iConstruct QR Code View Navigator can create and scan viewpoint QR codes.

Once a QR code is successfully scanned the app can automatically take the user to the scanned viewpoint

Smart Plant 3D Loader for Navisworks Version 1.2

From the Autodesk App Store:

Use this plugin to enable Autodesk® Navisworks® Simulate 2017 and Autodesk® Navisworks® 2017 Manage to read Intergraph SmartPlant 3D (.vue) files.

Open, append and merge files into your Navisworks projects, supporting geometry and data, to open up the powerful workflows available in Navisworks to your project teams:
  • Easily navigate and review your projects
  • Perform powerful coordination, using clash detection to identify, and manage the resolution of issues before they reach site.
  • Simulate the delivery of projects using timeliner tools.
  • Take control of project delivery using Quantification tools.
  • Connect to BIM360™ and open up the project to all participants using the cloud to democratize your models, and take advantage of our ‘one click to BIM’ workflows.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

QuickSelect Version 1.0.1

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 1.0.1, 5/23/2017
  • Now including 
    • area and room boundaries
    • links
    • model and detail groups
    • pads
    • clouds.
  • Improved performance. 
  • Bugs fixed.


QUICK SELECT: The easiest and fastest way to select elements in Autodesk® Revit®. This easy to use app allows the user to select any item in just few clicks.

CostX – Fully Integrated Cost Estimation Software

From the Exactal website:


With BIM (Building Information Modelling) fast emerging in the construction industry and various estimating software packages claiming to support BIM, you need to make sure your software will cover all the BIM bases. CostX® is renowned worldwide as a leading BIM estimating solution and is used in a variety of industries for this reason.

Free Webinar June 6: Revit Rendering Workflows by ArchVision

From the registration website:

"Revit Rendering Workflows with Dan Stine" presented by ArchVision

Tue, Jun 6, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PDT

Join us for "Revit Rendering Workflows with Dan Stine" as he guides beginners through using Revit to create beautiful renderings. He will cover materials, lighting and using RPC content to make your rendering come to life. Workflow into Enscape and Revizto will also be covered.

Live Q&A will take place after the presentation.

There's more information available on the registration website.

Free Firestop Clash Management (FCM) Plugin

From the STI Firestop website:

Introducing a powerful new plugin for AutoDesk Revit®. The FCM (Firestop Clash Management) plugin uses clash detection to find locations where penetrants meet fire-rated barriers and automatically selects the appropriate firestop systems.  It removes the complexity of designing firestop systems and ensures that when it comes time for construction, the systems selected provide the fastest installation and best installed cost.  It is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Step 1: Clash Detection

Scan the Revit® model to find clash points where firestopping is required.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Free Webinar June 1: Precast Concrete – Detailed Modeling of Columns and Beams in Revit

From the AGACAD website:

WEBINAR: Precast Concrete - Detailed Modeling of Columns and Beams in Revit 

May 24, 2017 by Asta Aksomitienė

Precast Concrete Solution enables you to quickly and easily model prefabricated concrete walls, floors, and columns and get full project updates in the Revit platform in real time. Create element views with automatic dimensions, and generate bills of materials and shop drawings for quality production and accurate assembly on site.

Precast Concrete Suite – Example Uses

From the AGACAD website:

Review of Revit Add-ons for Precast Concrete Beams and Columns 

May 23, 2017 by Valensas Balsevicius

In this article, I will overview a few examples of how you can apply our Revit add-ons in our Precast Concrete Suite (Compatible with REVIT 2016, 2017, 2018) to deal with the design of Structural Framing and Structural Column category elements.

This solution have tools for insertion of details, cuts, and connections, automatic sorting of columns and beams, and shop drawing preparation with automatic dimensions and sheets.

New Konstru Version – Many Updates, Including New Dynamo Desktop Client

From the Konstru website:


By Kevin Sandlin | May 18, 2017

In one of our biggest updates ever, today we’re rolling out fourteen new features and big changes and 10 bug fixes and improvements. All of these changes came as a result of our awesome users’ feedback. The biggest thing you’ll notice is just an overall change to the entire web interface. More space for your 3D models, easier navigation, and better experience with our range of desktop plugins.

Best of all, anyone can try out Konstru for free.

Punch Version 1.0.1

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 1.0.1, 5/26/2017
  • Multiple Screens support, 
  • improved Cloud Drawing, Zoom in/out and Wheel in/out, 
  • Drop Shadow option, 
  • Titleblock Transparency, 
  • Background Layer can be moved.


"Punch" is a drawing tool that can be used for editing an Autodesk® Revit® screen capture and save the image as a pdf, jpeg or png format.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Free Webinar June 1: AVAIL for Revit

From the AVAIL website:

Thurs, June 1, 2017

AVAIL FOR REVIT (60 min + Live Q&A)

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.

There's more information available on the AVAIL website.

Free Webinar May 31: AVAIL Basics

From the AVAIL website:

Wed, May 31, 2017

AVAIL BASICS (30 min + Live Q&A)

New to AVAIL? Join us for a 30 minute webinar on the "basics" on how AVAIL can help you manage content - from Revit family files to drawings, PDF's, photos - anything!

There's more information available on the AVAIL website.

Modelo Exporter for Revit Version 1.2.2

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 1.2.2, 5/24/2017
  • Support exporting RPC objects in revit 2016, 2017 and 2018
  • Support Revit 2018 (single view export only)
  • Fix the Revit multiple view export with section box
  • Only export single view on Revit 2018


A plugin that uploads Autodesk® Revit® documents to the Modelo cloud platform. The current version has following features.
  • Supports multiple view exporting.
  • Supports exporting textures (built-ins and user textures).
  • Supports exporting Workset in Revit to layers in
  • Direct uploading to
  • Built-in update.