Did you miss the recent update to Whitefeet Tools?  These are probably the oldest and most robust database editing tools for Revit.

The highly experienced developer, Mario Guttman, is also actively working on Project Hummingbird (a set of Grasshopper components that facilitate the creation of Revit native geometry).  Check it out at:
and download at

The latest version of Whitefeet can be downloaded by following the instructions at:


FM, or Facility Management, is sometimes thought of as the sixth dimension of BIM, or 6D BIM.

Mario Guttman, creator of Whitefeet tools, reposted an interesting video / case study by David Mettler showing a potential workflow from Revit into an FM scenario using MySQL:

The process:  “I exported the Revit tables out to Access using the DBlink. From Access I had to setup a ODBC export using SSH Tunneling to get the remote host to show up as a  localhost. It took a lot of time to figure out the connection issues get the data across to MySQL. Once I got the bugs work out on the ODBC connection it’s a piece of cake post the information into MySQL. I used phprunner with the SSH Tunnel to create the pages.”
Revit FM Tool | WhiteFeetTools

Mario Guttman does – he is a Senior Associate and the Firmwide Design Applications Research Leader for Perkins+Will.  He is also the author of the Whitefeet Revit Menu Utilities.

He has changed the way that he provides access to his public downloads – go here.

In the video below, he speaks about the development of the Whitefeet suite.  Here are a few quotes:

“I want to own the automation of my own profession.”

“I’m now part of a large community that has a very short attention span.”

“Let’s not become ‘knowledge Machine Operators’ “

“Own your own value proposition.”

Read more:
Why Mario Guttman is “Still Coding After All These Years”