Revit creates a bit of a mess sometimes, leaving behind backup and journal files that can take up disk space and clog your system. I have posted about a few cleanup tools before, including:

You may also have heard about MoveBackup. This tool was created by Maxence Delannoy and has now been renamed to Wormhole for Revit. It comes as a 30 day trial and it can move your Revit backup files to a directory that you choose.

You can download the Revit 2016 – 2018 version here and the 2015 version here.

Installer
Set Path
Backups moved automatically

From the main page:

Wormhole for Revit with 2018 support (version 0.5

en-US version: https://docs.google.com/uc?export=download&id=0B_UzIApsl084UEdEb2dCQ2dsckU

fr-FR version: https://docs.google.com/uc?export=download&id=0B_UzIApsl084eFlHdjZNbTEwWms

Support for Revit 2015 has been dropped. So if you’re still using this version of Revit, please download the 0.4 here : https://docs.google.com/uc?export=download&id=0B_UzIApsl084dG9wWTYxUmRoTlU

Have you ever tried getting thumbnail images to show up for Entourage families? After reading a few tweets on this recently… I’ll admit, using a Journal “script” to open family, switch to Elevation View, enable Realistic mode and save the thumbnail is not too shabby (by Aaron Maller):

While the above method is definitely cool, it still relies on you having a good RPC Entourage library in the first place. So, are you looking for a plug-and-play software solution to manage all of your Entourage and RPC content? And do you want to be able to preview the RPC, and then use it in Revit or Photoshop?

Then you may want to check out the latest update released for Archvision Dashboard. I’ve posted recently about how easy the RPC creation is now – it is literally drag and drop, and pretty much automatic, meaning that your potential for generating custom RPCs is virtually unlimited. Now with the preview mode and Photoshop drag-and-drop integration, Archvision Dashboard is starting to feel like one of those things that just “makes sense” if you are doing any kind of rendering and presentation work in Revit (and / or Photoshop).

Here’s a video of the new Viewport feature:

Download it from this page
The next time you fire up your ArchVision Dashboard you should see a prompt to update to the latest version (v 2.1) which includes the new Viewport viewing mode.
Viewport for Dashboard not only lets you preview and spin around any 3D or 3D+ RPC but you can also drag & drop directly into applications like Photoshop! Just hit the Render button and drag the thumbnail into Photoshop. Viewport for Dashboard improves the workflow for using RPCs in Photoshop and does away with the need for the Photoshop Viewport plug-in.

This new version of Dashboard also include a new Filters feature which works hand-in-hand with Channels letting you drill down to the right content in just a few clicks.

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Previewing RPCs and using them in Photoshop just got easier! We’ve added a new viewing mode within Dashboard called Viewport. Not only can you preview and spin around any 3D or 3D+ RPC but you can also drag & drop directly from Viewport into applications like Photoshop! Just hit the Render button and drag the thumbnail into Photoshop.
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Link:
Archvision Dashboard

In case you missed it:

also:
Drag and Drop updated build of ArchVision Dashboard available that just came out as a ‘pull’ update. This includes the admin license panel tools and also has Drag & Drop enabled for Revit 2013 and later / 3ds Max / AutoCad. We expect to deploy a new RPC creation feature at the end of April, where you will be able to take any 2D image with an alpha channel, drag it into our creation tool, assign a name and height and have an RPC available to use immediately in any supported application.

You may also be interested in my previous posts about Archvision:
http://wrw.is/search/label/archvision

To use, basically:

  1. Download from link below
  2. Install
  3. Pick the retention time
  4. Click Clean all file types (you will be shown how much space was saved)
  5. or/ click Toggle Calc mode to clean individual file types
  6.  You can also click Open Journal Folders to see all versions of Journal folders on your PC

(As you can see there is  also an unrelated angle calc tool. I usually use this family.)

From Dante van Wettum, via email:
Also this year again i have updated the Revit journal cleaner again to support 2015. Also i added a few new features to the tool that might help others. Though i wrote the tool in first instance for personal use, i will share it again as the passed few years 🙂

EDIT fixed download link here:
http://gdurl.com/FPiy

Download via: http://www.aqua-page.nl/dls/dls/download.php?fname=./other/RevitJournalCleaner_2015.zip

Here the changelog:
======================
Revit Journal Cleaner
======================
Copyright (C) 2014 D. van Wettum.
2.0.4
– Added support for revit 2015
– Added commandline parameter “/CleanAll:<number_Of_Days>” Example:”C:…RevitJournalCleaner.exe /CleanAll:1″
– Added a small angle calculation tool that has completely nothing to do with cleaning journal files, though i found it to be a nice add-on for my own use 🙂
Kind Regards
Dante van Wettum
(The Netherlands)

From Revit Randoms

  1. Download the files here: Upgrade_PurgeUnused.zip
  2. Extract to a folder of families you want to purge.
  3. Copy the first family in your category and paste and rename it in the same folder.
  4. Edit the ‘Upgrade_PurgeUnused.txt’ file.
  5. Insert the file path of your ‘dummy’ family file.(update all 3 file paths)
  6. Save and close.
  7. Run the upgrade.rfa script.
  8. Drag the ‘Upgrade_PurgeUnused.txt’ file onto your Revit icon. (make sure Revit is closed first.)
  9. Watch in amazement as Revit opens and purges your families.
  10. Go make coffee.

Now this can be used on any category of family, but you will need to make a dummy family that can be loaded into each category, else it will not work.

Read more at:
http://revitrandoms.blogspot.com.au/2013/08/purge-unused-in-families.html

In the post, he also references some journal scripts by Aaron Maller that use the old File Upgrader to Transfer Project Standards from a project to families. The benefits of the old Upgrader are shown at: http://cadalot-revitlearningcurve.blogspot.com.au/2011/06/file-upgrader-for-revit-vs-content.html

Heads-up

From the github page:
uses a python script to automatically generate Revit journal files. When run, these journal files handle opening a specified model, instigating the testing plugin, and running the specified test. This document outlines the components of the Dynamo Revit Test Framework and provides examples of how to run NUnit tests against Revit from the command line.

results file is a proper nunit results file and should be able to be parsed as such by continuous integration systems like Jenkins, etc.

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It seems that the Revit Journal Cleaner 2013 stopped working as soon as Revit 2014 was installed a the computer.
I update the Revit Journal Cleaner to now support 2014 (and lower).
Download link: http://www.aqua-page.nl/1869clansite/download.php?fileID=37
It does not remove/update the 2013 version, so the user will need to remove this one manually.

Kind regards,
Dante van Wettum

I previously posted about this tool back in January 2013:
Free Revit Journal file Cleaner tool from Dante van Wettum