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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Free BIM Vault - Purger Version 1.1 Released

From the Autodesk App Store:

Several floor plans, ceiling plans, sections, 3D views are created while working on a project. But, at the end of the day, we only place a few views on the sheets (drawings).

The rest of the views are only working-views. These views have to be identified and purged for producing clean models. This app can be used to purge these unused views.



RAAPS - Files Upgrader 2017

From the Autodesk App Store:

This application will upgrade all your Autodesk® Revit® files [*.rvt - *.rfa   - *.rte] (Project files, family files and template files) to be compatible with Revit 2017.
For more information please visit my webPage : https://moustafakh.wordpress.com/2014/10/22/revit-files-upgrader/

Choose from these options:
  1. Overwriting the same file.
  2. Use the same file name but add any suffix you would like.
  3. Upgrade all to another directory.





For support or app enhancement ideas please send an email to: arch.moustafa@gmail.com

Note: This app uses a custom installer (and not the standard App Store installer).

About This Version

Version 1.0.0.1, 12/5/2016 – Bug fixes

 (6 reviews)



The RAAPS - Files Upgrader 2017 add-in is brought to you by arch4hum. It's priced at 10.70 USD.

This add-in is compatible with Revit 2017.

There's more information available on the Autodesk App Store.

RAAPS - Export Kit 2017

From the Autodesk App Store:

Export Kit is designed to help user to Print/Export all Autodesk® Revit® sheets to PDF, DWG and DXF formats. It is more or less having the same features as ‘Print All PDF’ app with much more extra options.

Also, by using the options in this app you will be able to name your exported PDF/DWG/DWF/DWFX files in the pattern you want.

This tool increases the rate of production and gets the job done much faster.
For More Information please visit my Webpage: HERE



RAAPS - Auto Join All

From the Autodesk App Store:

We all know that whenever we create a new slab, beams or columns they don’t get joined unless we join each. This will lead, whenever I get a new section I have to join all the elements that was not joined to make the drawing more presentable. So basically I have done two methods, the first where you can Join All elements intersecting the selected element and the second is Auto Join All Elements in the project, finally the UnJoin All.





For more information on how this app works please visit my webpage: Here

About This Version

Version 1.0.0.0, 12/5/2016 – Initial start

 (1 review)



The RAAPS - Auto Join All add-in is brought to you by arch4hum. It's priced at 25.00 USD/year.

This add-in is compatible with Revit 2017.

There's more information available on the Autodesk App Store.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Reinforced Concrete BIM Designers for Revit

From the Autodesk App Store:

GRAITEC Reinforced Concrete BIM Designers for Autodesk® Revit® embed advanced industry-specific intelligence into Revit enabling the design, creation and documentation production of 3D reinforcement cages for concrete frame structures to be fully automated.

Complete with US (ACI), Canadian (CSA) and European (EC) design codes, and supplied with numerous country specific Revit Families and Revit Templates, the Reinforced Concrete BIM Designers are extremely flexible and can be applied at any stage of the design process, from configuring 3D cages of single elements - based on user and country preferences, to forming part of a fully connected BIM workflow and automating design-to-documentation of 3D cages to international design codes and detailing standards.

If you are looking to create 3D reinforcement in Revit the Reinforced Concrete BIM Designers are an effective scalable solution that can support any workflow, at any stage, saving immeasurable time.

Key features of the Reinforced Concrete BIM Designers for Revit:
  • International design codes covering US (ACI), Canada (CSI) and Europe (EC)
  • Built-in design reports complete with design code formulas
  • International detailing standards with localized DWG and Revit Families and Templates (editable)
  • Design driven 3D rebar cages generation for concrete frames
  • Realtime 'required reinforcement' checking
  • Automated drawing creation
  • Perfect Revit integration enables new Families to be created using simple geometry editor
  • Uses native Revit Families making all results completely client-side configurable

Key workflows:
  • Simple 3D Rebar cage configurator to save time creating rebar cages for concrete frames in Revit.
  • 3D Rebar generation of all concrete frame elements based on default preferences (ideal for estimating).
  • Enter loads manually to instantly calculate and generate required 3D reinforcement for concrete frames in Revit.
  • Use FEM results imported from Engineer to automatically design and calculate required 3D reinforcement in Revit.
  • Single elements can be redesigned independently by engineer (in standalone mode) and re-synced with Revit model.
  • Fully automated documentation creation (views, sections, elevations, drawing sheets & schedules) in Revit.


RAAPS - Center Room

From the Autodesk App Store:

This app will help you to move the Origin point of any room in the current view to the most logical center location.




For more illustration please visit my website here.

About This Version

Version 1.0.0.0, 12/5/2016 – Initial Start



The RAAPS - Center Room add-in is brought to you by arch4hum. It's free.

This add-in is compatible with Revit 2017.

There's more information available on the Autodesk App Store.

RAAPS - Align Legend

From the Autodesk App Store:

This tool will help in aligning all Legends in all sheets to the same exact position. For more information on how it works please visit my website here.




About This Version

Version 1.0.0.0, 12/5/2016 – Initial Start



The RAAPS - Align Legend add-in is brought to you by arch4hum. It's free.

This add-in is compatible with Revit 2017.

There's more information available on the Autodesk App Store.

RAAPS - Floor Generator

From the Autodesk App Store:

This tool is an advancement on my old previous tool called Floor from Room but now no rooms are needed. This tool will help in generating Floor of default floor type.
For more illustration please visit my website here.




This is 30-days trial application.

About This Version

Version 1.0.0.0, 12/5/2016 – Initial Start



The RAAPS - Floor Generator add-in is brought to you by arch4hum. Pricing was not known at press time.

This add-in is compatible with Revit 2017.

There's more information available on the Autodesk App Store.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Metal Framing Wall+ Versions 2016.17 and 2017.17 Released, Plus New 'Frame My Project' Service

From the AGACAD website:

New Metal Framing Wall+ 2016.17 and 2017.17 versions have been released!

Take advantage of all the benefits of the newest versions of Metal Framing Wall+. There’s more flexibility, more options, and more user-control. Win. Win. And Win.

  • Using the secondary stud system, it is possible to have two different stud sizes in the same wall.



  • More ways to control Additional Bridging/Nogging/Blocking have been added. Predefine an offset from the selected element or a connected element.


A Color Picker in Dynamo using the Revit API

From John Pierson's 60 Second Revit blog:

For a long time now I have wanted to look into building a color picker for Dynamo. Primarily because the previous package I utilized, hasn’t been updated for the latest version of Dynamo. This was of course the great UI++ package from the badmonkeys. (This package is awesome by the way. Adam, please update with Konrad’s code ASAP 😃)

After much research and investigation, I stumbled upon this API method in the Revit API.


This was a revelation! Finally I can create a color picker without importing a bunch of Python libraries. Even better is, that this supports Revit color output as well.

I can’t wait to see what people use this for, especially with mandrill and dynamo player.


Have fun!

-johnP



John Pierson's the author of the Rhythm Package for Dynamo. It's free.

There's more information available on the 60 Second Revit blog.