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The BIM Manager Suite includes the best management add-ins for Revit. Autodesk Revit users that manage the company BIM standards in project templates and component libraries can reduce weeks to hours of time spent doing complex and repetitive tasks.
Each of these powerful tools will improve model quality and reduce errors in Revit projects.
Click on any one of the tools listed below for videos and information about that tool. Purchase or download a free trial of the BIM Project Suite for 14 days. After the trial period, the free tools will continue to work.
This free utility sets Revit family preview images for entire libraries quickly and consistently. Family Preview Manager can process thousands of families, applying preset properties based on the category of the family. Using this tool improves visual recognition of components in folders, project models and HIVE.
To improve the visual appeal of Revit family thumbnails, Family Preview Manager contains powerful features which can be applied to a single family file, or multiple family files, in a unified interface.
It’s easy to configure the overall look of the previews by simply choosing the appropriate options such as: preview name, set as active view, preview visibility, anti-aliasing, showing reference objects, turning off dimensions and more.
With the Appearance Template engine, unique processing profiles can be applied to families by category. For example, with this feature Family Preview Manager can apply plan or elevation views to doors, right or left orthogonal views for mechanical equipment, ceiling/hidden lines to air terminals, etc.
Family Tools provides utilities to make it easier to work with Revit family files.
There are many tedious tasks involved with managing family files, such as deleting old backup files and comparing and merging shared parameter files. It’s also annoying to not be able to determine the version of a family file before opening it, so you can select the correct version of Revit to use to open it the first time.
Whenever a family file is saved, Revit typically creates a backup file in the same folder. Sometimes several backup files can exist for a single family file. This feature lets you easily specify to delete all the backup files in an entire folder structure.
Shared parameter files are specially-formatted text files that define the names and data types for special parameters that are used in Revit. This feature makes it easy to see the difference between two shared parameter files, and to be able to select parameters from one shared parameter file and merge them into another.
Project Cleaner can be used to lighten models to be sent to outside parties, resulting in smaller file sizes. It also allows you to easily remove information from a Revit model before sending it to an outside party to help protect your intellectual property. It can also be used to remove items in projects provided by an outside party which may not be desirable for in house use, or to remove items that don’t conform to your organization’s standards.
Project cleaner has 3 tabs which are used to select the views, schedule, sheets and links for removal.
The options dialog controls default behavior of the add-in and also contains sorting options for the lists of items in the interface.
This tool removes non-issued revision clouds from your project. It will list the revision clouds in a project, including the quantity for each.
You can select which revision clouds to remove, or remove all of them.
Revision Cloud Remover deletes all non-issued revision cloud instances from each view in a Revit project.
While the tool does not merge all the revision cloud schedules, the revision cloud information will be removed from the sheets.
Click on the ribbon button and select the revisions you want to delete from all views in the current project. Clicking ‘Remove’ will complete the process and all selected revisions will be removed.
Dimension Checker identifies dimension strings using the dimension override options and presents them for review. Additional filter options can be used to narrow the search results.
The first step when using Dimension Checker is to select the search options. The three options for filtering search results are “Dimension Value”, “Text Field” and a list of special characters to search for. These options are related directly to the native Revit “Dimension Text” dialog that is used to configure dimension overrides in Revit.
For each dimension the following information is collected and displayed:
Family Processor is a tool that allows you to define one or multiple changes to one or more Revit family files, and then process those changes in batch.
Making changes to family files is a time consuming manual process. The people with the skills to properly make changes to families are usually in high demand and can’t spare days or weeks of time to manually push changes into their family library.
The ability to automate these tasks with accuracy and consistency can provide enormous time and cost savings, as well as reduce the likelihood of human error inducing mistakes in your families.
Here’s a link to the White Paper
Import and Link Manager assists with locating and managing imported or linked CAD objects or Revit models within a Revit project. It can be used to find imported or linked DWG files in your Revit project, and can change workset assignments of imports and links.
The main dialog lists all of the imported or linked CAD or Revit files in the active project. For each file, the following information displayed:
This part of the tool can be used to load or unload links in a Revit project. This tool can only be used on documents that are not open in any Revit session. When used, the list of links contained in the selected project file will be displayed.
Schedule Parameter Resolver makes it fast and easy to synchronize multiple schedules with the right parameter information by changing the parameter definitions in the schedule to match the parameters used in families within the project, without losing the schedule formatting.
Swapping types, and even families, is no longer a time-consuming process when using Type Swapper. Discover the simplicity of identifying and deleting duplicates.