Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Dashboard from Flux Labs – Simple & Beautiful Presentations of Your Data

From the Flux website:


Stay on top of progress with a simple and beautiful presentation of your Flux data.

Terra from Flux Labs – Place Your 3D Model on Google Earth

From the Flux website:


Place your 3D model on Google Earth.

VR Viewer from Flux Labs

From the Flux website:

VR Viewer

Build a shareable VR model that updates in real-time.

Scheduler from Flux Labs – View and Edit Revit Schedules on the Web

From the Flux website:


Create, edit, and view Revit schedules on the web. Collaborating with Revit model data has never been easier.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Site Extractor from Flux Labs – Get Site Context of Detailed Topography Globally

From the Flux website:

Site Extractor

Search, select, extract, done. In minutes get site context of detailed topography, surrounding buildings, roads, parks and waterways.

Flux – Exchange Data Between Revit, Excel, SketchUp, Grasshopper, and More (Updated)

Editor's Note #1: Originally published on December 3, 2015. Updated on February 21, 2017 to reflected updated information on the product website.

Editor's Note #2: FLUX was the first startup to spin out of the semi-secret Google X lab. 

From the Flux website:

Design Tools & Teams Working Together

Flux is a data exchange and collaboration platform for designing the buildings and cities of tomorrow

Data. Not files.™

Flux plugins send and receive data seamlessly between your existing design tools

Plugins are available for SketchUp, Excel, Revit, AutoCAD,
Grasshopper, Dynamo and 3DS Max

Maquettio – Cloud-Based Collaboration and Visualization

From the Autodesk App Store:

For architects who use building information modelling (BIM) tools, Maquettio provides quick, easy, and low cost means of showcasing your project's progress and speed up collaboration with clients and colleagues. Unlike other platforms, Maquettio is designed for ease of use and low cost per project, allowing for faster feedback cycles at a fraction of the cost of traditional physical models or other collaboration and visualization tools.

This plug-in for Autodesk® Revit® makes uploading models to Maquettio a breeze, simply open your project, run the plugin, select your view, and upload your model!

New Dynamo for Revit Nodes in Version 1.2.3 Work-in-Progress Daily Builds

From the Dynamo website:

New Revit nodes in v1.2.3 daily builds

February 19, 2017

We are getting ready for a 1.3 release, and we have a number of new functionalities that we would appreciate your feedback on. Here is a draft list of what's going in, please take a look at the latest builds available at

Large number geometry scaling: For folks who have had trouble with geometric precision in models with large numbers (buildings and landscape projects described in mm), there is a solution that adjusts numerical precision to accomodate these large numbers. Check out the Geometry Scaling section in the Settings menu.

Monday, February 20, 2017

The Week that was in Revit Add-ons for February 13-19, 2017


From around the Internet, we posted for the first time about a number of offerings for Revit MEP from Progman, including MagiCAD Ventilation, MagiCAD Electrical, MagiCAD Piping, MagiCAD Sprinkler Designer, and MagiCloud.


From the Autodesk App Store, we posted about BIM Track version 1.8 and Reports version 1.1.

For additional App Store updates not mentioned here, please check out our latest roundup.

From around the Internet, we posted about the new clash reporting in ClashMEP.

Roundup – For the Week of February 13-19, 2017, New and Updated Revit Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store

The week of February 13, 2017 was an exceptionally quiet one for Revit add-ins on the Autodesk App Store as no new add-ins were released. A handful of add-ins were updated, including Reports and BIM Track, which received relatively significant updates.


Pile Coordinates
Pile Coordinate App to extract and schedule the X, Y, Z and Easting and Northing Coordinates from “Structural Column and Structural Foundation | Pile” | Trial
★★ (4 reviews)
About This Version: Version, 2/16/2017 – App form updated

Sunday, February 19, 2017


From the MagiCloud website:


Do you want to drastically improve your MEP design productivity?

As an MEP designer, you work with thousands of products and vast amounts of information. Commonly, your MEP designs will include many more products than all other building component designs put together.

Having access to data-rich product libraries matters more for MEP designers than any other stakeholder in the building project. The automation of design tasks combined with ready-to-use intelligent product libraries will dramatically improve your efficiency.

Product Roundup – MEP Software from MagiCAD

From the MagiCAD website:

MagiCAD for Revit MEP and AutoCAD

The MagiCAD software for Revit and AutoCAD is the flagship BIM solution for MEP (mechanical, electrical and plumbing) design in the Nordic countries, Russia and China, with 20,000 licenses sold in more than 50 countries.

MagiCAD delivers simplicity, flexibility and time savings to the user by providing powerful design and calculation functions to produce BIM model designs and configurable printouts.

Additionally, MagiCAD allows you to design projects from more than one million real MEP product models from leading international manufacturers, each containing full dimensions and technical data to accurately calculate your designs in Revit and AutoCAD.

MagiCAD Ventilation

From the MagiCAD website:

MagiCAD Ventilation for AutoCAD and Revit

MagiCAD Ventilation is a powerful tool for the design of all ventilation systems

MagiCAD Electrical

From the MagiCAD website:

MagiCAD Electrical for Revit and AutoCAD

MagiCAD Electrical is a fast and efficient tool for designing and designing lighting, telecommunications, computer and electrical systems

MagiCAD Piping

From the MagiCAD website:

MagiCAD Piping for AutoCAD and Revit

The Heating & Piping module allows the design and calculation of heating, cooling, air conditioning and water supply systems as well as evacuation, sprinkler and other specialized installations