This URL links to a picture on my desktop. If I click the link in Revit, I get the image on the right. The computer knows to launch the appropriate program to open the file. A link to a AVI file opens my Divx Player.
This technique allows file operations and programs to be initiated from an in-canvas Revit modelling session, without the need to switch to Windows Explorer.
Basically, you just need a Symbol family with URL instance parameter. In the URL parameter, paste a fully resolved path to the script or exe file (you can use Shift + rightclick to quickly get this from Explrorer in Windows 7). Now, when you select the Symbol family, click on the dots in the Properties Palette – the exe or script will run, directly from Revit
These are part of the Standard, Free BIM Project Suite by CTC:
BIM List is a content management solution providing the ability to sort, search and leverage your families more effectively. • Locate and insert families into a Revit project • Search parameter data using filters • Administrative controls help enforce company standards
Detail Link automates the process of linking AutoCAD DWG details for use in the Revit project environment. • Reduce errors and ensure consistency • Save time by automating an otherwise manual process
Project Link is an easy and customizable system for finding and organizing documents from inside the Revit interface. • Make important documents and hyperlinks accessible from within Revit • Locate and group all families that have a hyperlink associated with them • Both administrative and user interfaces are provided
Renumbering provides a fast and simple way to renumber your rooms and doors. • Auto-swapping avoids duplicates • Alphanumeric sequential numbering • Add separators and suffixes to room and door numbers
No doubt you issue many PDF files to consultants, Clients, Builders and the like. Why not add a URL link to your titleblock, so that anyone receiving your PDF files can jump directly to your webpage?
Its as simple as adding a parameter of type:URL into your titleblock.
To make it even easier for you, I have created a Generic Annotation family with a URL parameter inside it. Simply load this family into your titleblock, then link the parameter from it to a parameter in your titleblock (see image).