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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Roundup – Free Revit Add-ins from SpiceTools Technologies

I became aware of these tools when Family Size Reporter dropped on Autodesk Apps. The rest are available on the developer's website. A pretty impressive little suite of free tools. Nice.

Family Size Reporter
Find Size of Loadable Families within a Revit Project | Free

Delete Duplicates
An easy-to-use tool for weeding out all those pesky duplicate elements in your project | Free

Watch Levels
Monitor Levels easily in Linked Projects. Available in legacy versions | Free

Symbolic Coordinates
Customize Symbolic Annotations to display 'x' and 'y' coordinates | Free

Re-Number Duplicate Mark
An easy-to-use tool for renumbering Mark parameters when they are duplicated in a project | Free

Free Re-Number Duplicate Mark Add-in for Revit

From the SpiceTools website...

Warning Resolution.Re-Number Duplicate Mark Values
Often the source of annoying warnings in a project, the 'Elements have duplicate Mark Values' warning can slow down your project eventually. This error usually when families are copied multiple times.

Fail-Safe.Reliable Warning Resolution
The objective of using this tool is to two-fold: to remove the warning as quickly and painfully as possible and to make it possible to identify erroneous components for correction later.

It's Free.Don't let warnings slow you down!
We know that element Id's of each element is unique. So, in order to resolve this problem, we simply left the first instance of the mark as is and appended all the others with an underscore and the element ID. This ensures that all duplicate elements have unique mark numbers. Element Id's are clearly identifiable by its long string of numbers. When this is combined with an underscore, it becomes very easy for an user to revisit renumbered components leisurely at a later date and correct the mark values if necessary.

There's more information available on the SpiceTools website.

Free Symbolic Coordinates Add-in for Revit

From the SpiceTools website...

Custom Symbols.To report Spot X & Y Coordinates
This has been a minor irritant for a lot of offices that need to display spot symbols, but have to suffer the default out-of-the-box annotation. This tool provides you with two custom annotation symbols that you can change or create your own by following the prototype.

Simplicity.It is the name of the game.
At SpiceTools, we have dedicated our efforts to building tools for folks who aren't necessarily computer whizzes. They just need to get the job done, and quickly. This tool does exactly does. We hope you enjoy this.

There's more information available on the SpiceTools website.

Free Watch Levels add-in for Revit

From the SpiceTools website...

Finally. A tool with good consequences.
Dealing with linked files and levels inside them are always a gnarly issue. The built-in tools are great, but have consequences on your project. Sometimes all you want to do is watch but not act. You don't have to jump through hoops to achieve this. The LevelWatcher is the tool you have been waiting for.

Drag-and-Drop Monitoring Without the rituals.
Watching levels on any link is as easy as drag-and-drop. You can even mix-and-match links that you want to monitor. The automatic colour-coding makes it easy to keep your mind sane. Once you save your settings, the levels in your project remember (unless you tell it otherwise) what links they are supposed to watch and will warn you - you guessed it, with an appropriate colour-change - if something goes awry.

This one is about control. Control of complexity!
Level Watcher is mean't for large complex projects where effecting changes among various teams and stake-holders is not always instantaneous. This is where you need to keep lists of tasks and elements to monitor. Let us take some of the burden off your shoulders.

There's more information available on the SpiceTools website.

Free Delete Duplicates Add-in for Revit

From the SpiceTools website...

Easy To Use. It is pretty much self-explanatory.
DeleteDuplicates was created with the 'doer' in mind. Designers, Architects, and Engineers are mean't to create - not fiddle with software settings.

Get a quick overview of the state of your project. With the click of a mouse.
Users of the software are already familiar with the tree-view interface. This plug-in extends that interface to show the hierarchy and scale of duplicate elements in your project. Double-clicking a node will let you zoom to the offending object. The isolation option let's you pick apart even the most complex situations with the ease of a pro.

And lastly, this one is on us. Yes, you heard it right, this plug-in is free!
Duplicate Elements are silent assassins lurking within your project. You may have had a green team or played fast and loose with the building of the project. That does not mean that you have to pay the price of not being neat and tidy always. You may not need this often, but when you do, it will probably shave hours in accumulated opening, save, and regeneration times for your project.

There's more information available on the SpiceTools website.