Friday, February 24, 2017

Autodesk Live Viewer Version 1.7 Released – Revit LT Now Supported

From the Autodesk App Store:

Walk anywhere, experience everything - before breaking ground.Step Inside Your Design with the Autodesk® Live Viewer.

Use the Autodesk Live Viewer to open and explore interactive visualizations created in Autodesk® Revit® Live, a subscription service used by architects to make Revit files interactive.

Bring your interactive designs with you using the Autodesk Live Viewer. This powerful, portable communication tool also offers a highly engaging way to present or share your architectural vision with clients or project stakeholders.

Product Roundup – Apps, Hacks and Example Workflows from Flux Labs

Editor's Note: And here we thought Flux (AKA was just for data exchange between different applications. Their Labs projects show that it's much more than that.

From the Flux website:

Apps, hacks and example workflows built with Flux for you.

Site Extractor

Get site topography, buildings, roads, parks and other data


Create, view, and edit Revit schedules on the web.

Table Blocks from Flux Labs – Flow Blocks for Manipulating Table Data

From the Flux website:

Table Blocks

Flow blocks for manipulating table data

Today, we bring you simple sophistication.

With our recently launched Revit plugin, constructing and manipulating tables in the Flow (our visual programming environment) just became a whole lot more important.

But what if you need to edit that table? Dissect it, split it, or break it up into different pieces? Well, that’s finally made possible without a multi-block gymnastics routine. And no need to move data out to Excel to extract a single column or lookup a value, you can now do all of this in the Flow with these simple blocks.

Project Sync from Flux Labs

From the Flux website:

Project Sync

Synchronize your data across projects


How to:
  1. Head to the app and login with your Flux account.
  2. Use the dropdowns to setup the Origin and Destination. Once the connection is added, so you can close the tab.
  3. If you selected Constantly, the sync will magically happen in the background anytime the Origin Key is updated. If you selected Once, when it’s time to manually sync, you can come back to the app and click to Refresh.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

File Uploader from Flux Labs

From the Flux website:

File Uploader

Upload your files to flux in seconds!

Sightline Analyzer from Flux Labs – Find the Best Views

From the Flux website:

Sightline Analyzer

Determine whether a set of windows have a clear view of features in their vicinity.

Tracker from Flux Labs – Track Your Project's Activity on Slack + Email

From the Flux website:


Track your project activity on Slack + Email

Flux Capacitor from Flux Labs – Go Back in Time in Your Project's History

From the Flux website:

Flux Capacitor

“Wait a minute, Doc. Are you telling me that you built a time machine?”

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Dashboard from Flux Labs – Simple & Beautiful Presentations of Your Data

From the Flux website:


Stay on top of progress with a simple and beautiful presentation of your Flux data.

Terra from Flux Labs – Place Your 3D Model on Google Earth

From the Flux website:


Place your 3D model on Google Earth.

VR Viewer from Flux Labs

From the Flux website:

VR Viewer

Build a shareable VR model that updates in real-time.

Scheduler from Flux Labs – View and Edit Revit Schedules on the Web

From the Flux website:


Create, edit, and view Revit schedules on the web. Collaborating with Revit model data has never been easier.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Site Extractor from Flux Labs – Get Site Context of Detailed Topography Globally

From the Flux website:

Site Extractor

Search, select, extract, done. In minutes get site context of detailed topography, surrounding buildings, roads, parks and waterways.

Flux – Exchange Data Between Revit, Excel, SketchUp, Grasshopper, and More (Updated)

Editor's Note #1: Originally published on December 3, 2015. Updated on February 21, 2017 to reflected updated information on the product website.

Editor's Note #2: FLUX was the first startup to spin out of the semi-secret Google X lab. 

From the Flux website:

Design Tools & Teams Working Together

Flux is a data exchange and collaboration platform for designing the buildings and cities of tomorrow

Data. Not files.™

Flux plugins send and receive data seamlessly between your existing design tools

Plugins are available for SketchUp, Excel, Revit, AutoCAD,
Grasshopper, Dynamo and 3DS Max

Maquettio – Cloud-Based Collaboration and Visualization

From the Autodesk App Store:

For architects who use building information modelling (BIM) tools, Maquettio provides quick, easy, and low cost means of showcasing your project's progress and speed up collaboration with clients and colleagues. Unlike other platforms, Maquettio is designed for ease of use and low cost per project, allowing for faster feedback cycles at a fraction of the cost of traditional physical models or other collaboration and visualization tools.

This plug-in for Autodesk® Revit® makes uploading models to Maquettio a breeze, simply open your project, run the plugin, select your view, and upload your model!