Drag and drop RevitLookup.csproj to the Projects panel on the left
Compile Revitlookup. Make sure to Add Reference Path (project / properties) to your Revit 2013 Program folder. Then click Build, Build Solution. I received a bunch of Warnings about obsolete classes and properties, but no errors.
Open Revit and any project
External Tools – Add-in Manager (automatic)
Load the compiled RevitLookup.dll and then use the Save to Add-ins folder option
Now, to use RevitLookup to find the Element ID of a View Template and copy it to another project:
Open a Project
Add-Ins, Revit Lookup, Snoop DB…
Scroll down and select the appropriate View reference, ie. ViewPlan for a Template that was created from / for a Plan View
When you select it, the Element ID will be shown on the right and you can copy it to Clipboard
Daniel Monsén has created one of those addins where you just have to say “this makes sense”. The key feature of Bimframe Connect? It allows users to import and export data from Revit to a Google Spreadsheet.
The overall concept is that you can export data to a Google Spreadsheet, collaborate using a web client or mobile device, then import the data and update the Revit model. Collaborators obviously don’t need Revit – just access to the Google spreadsheet.
Personally, I love the idea. The more transparent the Revit building database is, the easier it is to add intelligence to the model, share the model, and detect design problems.
The above video includes the following info: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to get trial key.
“quickly connect … Revit models to the GRAITEC Advance suite and then optimize the design of their structures in accordance with North American and Eurocode standards and produce effective and error-free general arrangement drawings, fabrication drawings, BOMs, NC files for both steel and concrete structures.Read more. GRAITEC BIM Connect is available on Autodesk Exchange for Autodesk Revit.”
I received this request via email: a question in revit vasari or you can get the orientation and exposure of a face of a mass or a wall for example classify all the walls to the north or the south-west? and put them in a schedule of the walls?
Vanilla Revit can’t do this. But perhaps someone would like to make a little add-in, macro or script that processes Walls, determines their ‘facing’ orientation, and then inputs this data into a Shared Parameter of Walls? Successful challenger will obviously get a mention on the blog.
Maybe something like this already exists out there… Feel free to comment!
ANSWER Thanks to Amy Manning, who ‘reminded’ me that Case do have a tool that does exactly that 🙂
@lukeyjohnson doesn’t case have one like this? It reports either the orientation or the angle of the wall and writes it to a parameter. — Amy Manning (@amyonymous) May 17, 2013
Its the aptly named “External Wall Facings”. More info at this link.
Note: I used my Revit Master Search, which led me to this post, which led me to Sort and Mark by tools4revit. However, I don’t think this adds orientation relative to North – I’m pretty sure it just determines Flip/Mirror orentation?
PermRemoveAreasRooms Revit API addin allows you to delete rooms or areas permanently on the fly directly from any of your Revit views without having to do it from the Revit schedule. You have two options: either pre-select the elements and run the tool to delete just the rooms/areas in your selection, or you can collect ids of rooms/areas that you want to get rid of and copy/paste them via “Type In Element Ids” method. 04-02-2013 PermRemoveAreasRooms2013 (DOWNLOAD for Revit 2013)
RemoveEmptyTags Revit Addin
Just as the name suggests this Revit addin allows you to find and remove empty tags from your Revit 2013 document. You will have two options whether you want to remove empty tags in the active view or in the whole document. You can use it in conjunction with out-of-the-box Revit Tag All tool.
Nice tip + addin coming from Trevor Taylor via Jeremy Tammik – it shows how to rename Interior Elevation views by the Room that they reside in.
Download: Here is a complete sample project including a test model in case you’d like to check it out yourself. Many thanks to Trevor for this useful tool, his research, implementation, and generous sharing.