Dante van Wettum has again updated and released his excellent free utility to cleanup all the bits and pieces Revit leaves behind. You can download Revit Journal Cleaner 2 here:
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.
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.
In case you missed it:
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:
From Revit Randoms –
- Download the files here: Upgrade_PurgeUnused.zip
- Extract to a folder of families you want to purge.
- Copy the first family in your category and paste and rename it in the same folder.
- Edit the ‘Upgrade_PurgeUnused.txt’ file.
- Insert the file path of your ‘dummy’ family file.(update all 3 file paths)
- Save and close.
- Run the upgrade.rfa script.
- Drag the ‘Upgrade_PurgeUnused.txt’ file onto your Revit icon. (make sure Revit is closed first.)
- Watch in amazement as Revit opens and purges your families.
- 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:
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
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.
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.
Dante van Wettum
I previously posted about this tool back in January 2013:
Free Revit Journal file Cleaner tool from Dante van Wettum
find your last Journal File .
open it in notepad
put your cursor at the file BOTTOM of file …
from the Edit pulldown menu select FIND , Select the Direction UP.
� Revit : Finding the Error in a Journal File Tech Solutions
Here a small tool i made to clean op the journal files that revit leaves behind on the computer.
It seems it doesn not clean these files out of itselve, and can take up a lot of space on the computer pretty fast.
If anyone sees room for improvements they can use the contact button to mail them top me, so i can put it in a next version.
As gmail/hotmail wont let me sent a zip with an exe in it (install file) i uploaded it to my site, and can be downloaded here:
Attached in this mail is a screenshot
Dante van Wettum