Back in March 2015, I posted a script that I had created to disable all Revit addins. That was put together in Powershell and was a pretty severe and somewhat ugly method to use. Happily, earlier this year Robert Manna developed and posted about a more refined tool that Stantec calls the Add-in Manager.
It requires no installation and allows you to selectively switch Revit addins on and off prior to launching Revit. Obviously, this is easier than manually renaming .addin files, and quicker than uninstalling / re-installing addins all the time 🙂
Interestingly, the Bitbucket site is under BoostYourBIM, so it looks like Harry Mattison (probably the best Revit API coder in the world) was involved in building this helpful little tool.
Here are the steps to install (copied from the original post):
- Download the tool from Bitbucket here.
- Find where you downloaded the zip file and unzip it.
- When unzipped, there will be a BIN folder; browse into the BIN folder then the Debug sub-folder.
- Run the tool by double-clicking on the exe file.
- In the window that opens, pick your version of Revit (or go with all if you like).
- The data grid will update to display all of the machine wide and the logged in user specific add-ins installed. You can pick and choose, invert, select all, then simply click on the “Enable/Disable” button to either enable or disable the selected add-ins.
- Once you’ve made your choices, start Revit in the normal manner. Simple and easy.
Thanks for sharing Robert!
Harry has put together a nice Revit addin UI for searching, choosing and setting Uniformat and Omniclass codes. You can read his post and view the video at:
A better way to set Assembly Codes & Uniformat | Boost Your BIM – making Revit even better
Direct download for addin:
here it is – http://gdurl.com/WsDe/download
I’ve always felt that the Floor tool in Scan to BIM is a bit lacking – rather than analysing and deforming an existing Floor element, I want it to work like the Topo tool (just select a bunch of points and decimate).
Well, now it can (sort of). Like this:
- Use the Scan to BIM topo tool to make temporary topo “Floors”
- Then use the Topo to Shape Edited floor macro from Boost Your BIM
Sometimes, What Revit needs is for you to put two workflows together to solve a problem in the most efficient way…
Download from Autodesk Exchange
This app will generate a report of all keynotes in your Autodesk® Revit® model, with information about user, material, and element keynotes and which keynotes are orphaned.
Free Keynote Reporter now available on Revit App Store | Boost Your BIM – making Revit even better
Revit Add-Ons: Free Keynote Reporter Add-in for Autodesk Revit
Most of you already know how highly I recommend Harry Mattison. He is completely at peace with the Revit API, and he knows instinctively how to solve Revit coding challenges that are out of reach for most of us.
For less than $150, you can learn the Revit API from the master, at https://www.udemy.com/revitapi/
Harry was an employee of Revit Technology Corporation and Autodesk from 1998 to 2012 and spent four of those years developing and testing new Revit APIs in areas such as the Family Editor, Massing, Analysis Visualization, Dynamic Model Update, and Views & Schedules.
I have personally started reviewing the classes, and the level of expertise targeted by this course is very appropriate — intermediate to advanced Revit users, with a comprehension of basic programming techniques. Not too basic, and not too complicated 🙂