The Revizto Export Scheduler does a great job at automating export tasks from Revit and Navisworks direct into Revizto.

But what if you want to decommission a machine that is doing repetitive export tasks? And move those export tasks to another machine?

Overview
You just need to copy the .db files from the Source Machine to the Target Machine.

Note: The Target Machine will need to have an almost identical environment as the Source, especially in terms of file locations and BIM360 cache folder locations.

Here is how you might do it…

Step by step

On The Source Machine (the one with current Revizto Scheduler jobs)

  1. Confirm that a given scheduled task runs successfully by using the Run button

  2. Revizto Scheduled Tasks are stored inside the Revizto Working Folder, .db file. So we need to determine which folder to work in…
  3. To determine which Revizto Project is being scheduled, look at the name to the right of the -> in the list. In the case below, the Revizto Project Name is “Scheduler_Connection_Status”

  4. Identify the Revizto Project ID + location folder of that particular project (from Revizto Viewer, Project Open, hold mouse over the project thumbnail to see the ID)

  5. In the above image, the project ID has been identified as a ‘60557’, and location folder is R:\Revizto\60557. Now, navigate to the Revizto Working Folder (location can be found in Revizto Preferences – General). Inside the Revizto Working Folder, look for the relevant project folder:

     

  6. For safety – close, Revizto and forcibly close the background services “ReviztoService.exe” and “ReviztoServiceGUI.exe”

  7. Navigate into this folder – there is a .db file in there. Copy it somewhere safe.

  8. Proceed with next set of steps on the Target Machine…

On the Target Machine

  1. Open the relevant Revizto project on the Target machine. Ensure the model is downloaded correctly (this creates the local cache folder). Now, close Revizto.
  2. For BIM 360 tasks, ensure you have at least opened each model once on the Target machine (to create the cache)
  3. Using steps 4 to 7 in the section above, close Revizto services, and find and backup the .db file somewhere safe
  4. Now, copy and paste the .db file from the Source machine into the Target project folder
  5. Launch the Revizto Export Scheduler from the desktop
  6. Confirm the job has been imported

  7. Test running the Scheduled Task on the Target Machine

If you experience an error like this, it is probably because your username is different on the new machine:

I fixed this by creating a dummy folder structure, and then adding the symbolic link. Keep in mind that different versions of Revit have different cache folder locations…

If this still doesn’t work for you, you might consider copying the entire Revizto Working Folder from one machine to another.

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Fixes

  • When loading merged models from BIM 360 Glue, selection sets and clash tests that
    were created with Navisworks 2018 or earlier now show and maintain the correct
    individual model or file selections (NW-54655).
  • Changing a Timeliner appearance using the Configure tab no longer causes a crash
    when .NET Framework 4.8 is installed (NW-54941).
  • Navisworks will no longer run out of memory and crash when saving an NWF file larger
    than 2GB to an NWD format (NW-55133).
  • Patched a potential security vulnerability in the licensing code (NW-55168).

 

Known Issues

Release Notes

Direct Download

Navisworks Freedom 2019 Update 4 Direct Download Link Here

When Revizto Stamps were first released, I didn’t fully understand how powerful they would become – but now, Stamps are probably the most widely used method of issue creation in the entire Revizto ecosystem. A Stamp is basically an “Issue Template”.  If you have a particular type of issue or problem or question that regularly comes up on your projects, you create a Stamp so that you don’t have to keep entering the same data over and over again. These stamps can be pre-tagged, prioritised, and pre-assigned, and that creates real efficiencies across your entire project team and lifecycle.

Up until now, Stamps could only be created inside the Revizto Viewer – but as of Revizto 4.11 (released today), you can now create a Stamp issue from Revit or Navisworks (or other software with the Revizto plugin).

Here’s how to do it in Revit (the workflow is similar in all platforms):

  1. Open a Revit project that is connected to a Revizto project
  2. While reviewing the model or drawings, click the New Issue button

  3. On the issue creation screen in Revizto, click the ST button (this allows you to apply the Stamp to the new issue):

  4. Select the relevant Stamp from the list:

  5. Optionally edit the pre-filled issue title to add more detail
  6. Add any desired markups with the markup tools
  7. Click Done

The above workflow can also be performed from a Revit Sheet (creating an issue on the 2D sheet that has been synced from Revit to Revizto):

If you want to adjust the Stamp pin position (for 3D issue):

  1. Go to the issue
  2. Click 3D on the far left
  3. Click Update 3D at the top

  4. Move the pin in 3D space
  5. Click Done

The above workflow to move a pin position is similar for 2D issues, but you should click on the Markup icon on the far left, and then click Edit Markup at the top of screen.

 

This new feature will further increase the already widespread use of Revizto Stamps, and in turn improve the consistency of data applied to issues… regardless of what platform you are using to review or markup your designs!

 

Also in this new version is enhanced Procore integration, and Vectorworks 2020 support. Full release notes copied below…

Revizto 4.11 Release Notes

Version : 4.11.52232 (17 October 2019)
 
Revizto app

– Direct integration with Procore RFI module. Ability to elevate Revizto issues to new or existing RFIs. Once the issue is elevated, its status will be locked – it will reflect the status of the RFI. All RFI status changes will be reflected in Revizto issue.
Important note: the integration with Coordination Issues module of Procore has been discontinued in favour of direct RFI integration.
– Ability to create stamps from plugins (Revit, Navisworks, etc). There is a new stamp button on the issue creation screen that allows converting issue to stamp upon creation.
– Enhancements for saved issue filters: ability to search by name and apply alphanumeric ordering.
– Clearing the cache for Revizto projects now has several options. For example, it now allows removing all project files to save space on the hard drive, while keeping export settings.
– Increased the character limit to 100 characters for stamp category names.

Revizto plugins

– Vectorworks 2020 support.
– Rhino 6 support.

All Revizto products

– Stability improvements and bug fixes.

Following the integration of Revizto with Procore and Box, starting today you can also connect Revizto to BIM 360 Docs and BIM 360 Team. This will allow you to browse BIM 360 hosted files within Revizto, attach them to issues, and convert hosted PDFs to sheets that you can easily markup.

Download it from here

This opens up some exciting possibilities:

  • Upload PDFs from your project into BIM 360 Docs, and then automatically sync and convert those sheets to Revizto 2D sheets. You can then markup these sheets with the Revizto issue tracker. You could even use the extremely fast ‘viewport sync’ from the Revizto Revit addin to actually enable those PDFs for 2D to 3D overlay. This potentially provides a massive performance enhancement to the existing Revizto to Revit sheet export process.
  • Store commissioning documents, specifications, and other project documents on BIM360, and then attach those live documents to issues in the Issue Tracker
  • Take the BIM 360 Docs offline to your device using Revizto, including on our iPad app. In this way, you can take the 3D model, drawings, and Documents offline to the device and take them onsite easily. All interactions with the issue tracker will ‘sync’ when an internet connection becomes available.

How Do You Enable the Revizto BIM 360 Docs Integration?

Prerequisites:

  • you should be a BIM 360 Account Admin to install the Revizto BIM 360 app
  • if you wish to install this integration for BIM 360 Docs / Document Management, you must have access to the Apps tab in BIM 360 Account Admin. From Autodesk website:
    Note: If you are on an enterprise plan and the Apps or Custom Integration features are not enabled, send an email to bim360appsactivations@autodesk.com to request access. You can also contact support for further help and information.
  1. Install the new version of Revizto (4.10)
  2. Login to BIM360 in your browser to confirm you are a BIM 360 Account Admin
  3. Install Revizto BIM 360 app here – go to Apps tab
    > Select Revizto> Click Add to BIM 360

    > Authorise

    > The app should now be Active

  4. Open Revizto and login to Revizto if necessary
  5. Go to Docs in Revizto and Connect Project to BIM 360:
    Follow prompts in Web browser:

  6. Allow Access:

  7. Select your Hub and Project (if you didn’t enable the BIM 360 Docs app, you will only see BIM 360 Teams hubs here):
  8. You should receive this message:

Your BIM 360 Docs connection to Revizto should now be active!

 

Go to this link to find Revizto on BIM 360 App Store

There are some other nice enhancements in Revizto 4.10, you see the full Release Notes below.

Release Notes:

Version : 4.10.51843

Revizto app

– New integration with BIM 360 Docs and BIM 360 Team for Revizto Documents. It includes the ability to browse BIM 360 hosted files within Revizto, attach them to issues, convert hosted PDFs to sheets.
– 2D gallery: visual indicators for sheets hosted on Box/Procore/BIM 360.
– 2D gallery: new sheet filter by the number of total issues.
– Image viewer in Issue Tracker attachments and Docs: ability to open any image as 360 panorama.
– Docs: checkboxes for group operations moved to the left side + some other visual tweaks.
– New setting in Cache Management: ability to set max file size for issue attachments downloaded using “Download for field” button.
– Terminology change: Revizto Revisions renamed to Versions to eliminate ambiguity with Revit sheet Revisions. Project -> Revisions dialog is now called Project -> Versions.
– Tooltips in the UI will now show up quicker.

Navisworks plugin

– Export Scheduler now has an option to choose between 2 types of Navisworks licenses: AdLM and BIM 360. Scheduled task will run Navisworks in selected licensing mode.
– Removed the ability to export sheets from Navisworks.

All Revizto products

– Stability improvements and bug fixes.

 

Other Notes:

Emails sent to Autodesk to get BIM 360 Apps enabled:

I am Account Admin for XYZ – please enable the Apps and Custom Integrations panels as per:
Note: If you are on an enterprise plan and the Apps or Custom Integration features are not enabled, send an email to bim360appsactivations@autodesk.com to request access. You can also contact support for further help and information.

 

Response:

Hi Luke,

I have enabled your Developer Account; you’re all set!
– you should now see the APPs & Custom Integrations tabs in BIM 360 Account Admin.

Would you mind sharing which integration is of interest? Or perhaps you’re planning to build a new custom integration?
– It’s helpful for us to know what folks are trying to build/solve.
– You can explore our existing partner integrations here, or in the APPs tab.

For technical questions about Forge APIs, feel free to reach out to the Forge Team.

Please let me know if you have any other questions.

Thanks,

 

This post includes download links and release notes for Navisworks 2019 Update 3.

Navisworks Manage 2019 Update 3 Direct Download Link

Release notes

File name: NW_NAVMAN_2019_Update3.exe

Enhancements

  • Levels are now hidden when reading IFC files using the Revit IFC loader (NW-54146).
  • Revit and IFC files now default to Shaded render mode when loaded using the Revit and Revit IFC loaders (NW-54945).

Fixes

PDMS attribute files

  • PDMS attribute files (e.g. ATT, TXT files) can now contain lines longer than 500 characters (NW-54885).
  • PDMS attribute files containing attributes with the prefix ‘END’ in their name are now processed correctly (NW-54887).

Revit files

  • Geometries are now displayed correctly when loading Revit files using File > Export > NWC (NW-54912).

IFC loader

  • When reading IFC files using the Revit IFC loader, all geometry elements are now converted and displayed correctly (NW-54940).

 

Navisworks Freedom 2019 Update 3 Direct Download Link

Navisworks Simulate 2019 Update 3 Direct Download Link

 

Around 5 years back (where did that time go?), I posted about a free right-click Explorer extension that gives you some useful information on Revit files at a glance. CTC continues to update and provide that extension for free as part of its “BIM Project Suite”. All you need to do is:

  • install CTC BIM Project Suite
  • right-click on any Revit file to view its version and properties

This works for family RFA files and RTE files as well, and will give you an option to open in the actual file Revit version, or in any newer version you have installed.

Download: You can get the latest version of CTC BIM Project Suite on the App Store at this link.

The plugin ribbon will be installed in Revit versions 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.

Note: Seems like the “Open In” function will offer you any versions of Revit installed on your system, that are same as or newer than the file itself:

Try this first:

Using the latest installation file –

  • Uninstall Autodesk Desktop Connector
  • Restart
  • and then re-Install Autodesk Desktop Connector
  • Login with your details

Did it launch?

Other things to try:

Logout from Autodesk services prior to starting Desktop Connector. You can do this easily with the sign out option at top-right of Autodesk Desktop App.

Through Task Manager – Details, attempt to “End Task” on these. Probably AdskLicensingService.exe won’t close.

Then try to start Autodesk Desktop Connector again from the Start Menu.

You can monitor starting of Desktop Connector in the tray.

 

Other errors that may pop up:

A360 – Service Unavailable

“Requested service not available”

Just try again on this one. You can also check Autodesk Health Dashboard at https://health.autodesk.com/