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November 14, 2013 by Renata Jočienė

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Team of tools4revit© development today has released updated Fast Documentation Pack that includes 5 products of tools4revit© product group. Revit apps those are included in Fast Documentation Pack allow you to automate BIM data analysis and specification process by extracting the required elements, various parameters and material requirements directly from the project’s BIM models:

    • Excel2Revit icon Excel2Revit imports MS Excel spreadsheets into Autodesk® Revit® with its design settings; automatically inserts any external data from doc/txt/xls and creates/updates tables in Revit® drafting view.
    • Dynamic Legend shot Dynamic Legend quickly creates, modifies, and updates intelligent legends for different Revit® elements.
November 12, 2013 by Renata Jočienė

Today I will explain about the possibility to work with linked files using the Autodesk® Revit® extension Dynamic Legend. This post was inspired by our customer question “Does Dynamic Legend work on linked files, if yes, how?”, that we received last week.

I want to make all Revit users sure that Dynamic Legend really works with linked files. You can filter those elements by selecting “Document” tab in the window “Select Parameters”:

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November 07, 2013 by Renata Jočienė

Updating of Revit Legends is a matter of great concern for many Autodesk® Revit® users. We often receive questions: “Do you have an instruction for how to update the door legend when here has been any change in the project?” or something like that. So today I’ll try to explain, how to update Revit legends with ease.

Dynamic Legend - Update All LegendsDynamic Legend is a very good Autodesk Revit extension that allows you to quickly create, modify and update legends for Revit elements. For updating legends there is a separate function Update All Legends. This function allows you to update all selected legends with just one click.

So press the feature

October 30, 2013 by Renata Jočienė

Structure or MEP engineers working with Revit® need to have a quick and easy way to layout hangers in the chosen level. The newest product of our team BIM solution Smart Hangers allows you to dramatically decrease the effort and cost you modify your Revit Structure or MEP model. It applies to all MEP curves including pipe, duct, cable tray and conduit. Smart Hangers allows you to split the curves into fixed length according to manufacturer's specified lengths and insert supports / hangers based on each curve or the layout and size of the curves.

Smart Hangers has a functionality to get a real hanger elevation. You can find it by clicking Common → Modify Hangers/Supports:

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October 25, 2013 by Renata Jočienė

Excel2Revit iconExcel2Revit is an Autodesk Revit add-on that can help you to quickly insert MS Excel data into your Revit Architecture, Revit MEP and Revit Structure projects. This tool was highly appreciated by Revit users. We receive a lot of suggestions how to improve work with Excel data and to make Excel2Revit much more helpful. So we have improved this tool. The latest released versions of Excel2Revit are v2014.2 and v2013.2.

Video: What's new in the latest Excel2Revit version (2014.2, 2013.2)

Description what’s new in Excel2Revit v2014.2 and v2013.2 please read below:

October 08, 2013 by Renata Jočienė

Dozens of various queries have landed in my in-box this year. Today I’ve decided to collect some of the most frequently asked questions about Revit app Sort Mark those can be answered shortly.

The Revit extension Sort Mark dramatically speeds up the Revit project documentation process, therefore this add-in is one of the most popular tools4revit products and we get many queries about it.

So here’s an attempt at answering the most popular questions.

October 04, 2013 by Renata Jočienė

This week I have received an interesting question: Working with Revit, we do have a need to copy architectural walls and openings then convert them to structural. We usually model all structural walls and openings from scratch. Can you offer more clever solution?

Yeah, it’s a known issue. I’ll try to explain how to make this design process faster. Actually we have a solution for the cases if you want to copy architectural walls and openings then convert them to structural elements.

Openings in structural walls-1First of all, you need to use “Decompose Walls” from our Autodesk Revit extension Smart Walls. The Decompose Walls feature spites selected walls to the separate wall segments. It’s totally independent walls.

So you just need to select a wall with all layers and press on Decompose Walls. Result:

September 24, 2013 by Renata Jočienė

Smart Browser Pro is a powerful BIM Solution for Autodesk Revit family search & management.

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It is a very helpful BIM tool for architects, designers, engineers, BIM modelers and BIM managers because they can quickly and easily search & manage Revit families using Smart Browser Pro. We understand that tools for Revit family search are very necessary for each Revit user’s daily work therefore we improve our Smart Browser Pro to make Revit family search & management much easier.

So here are novelties of Smart Browser Pro v2014.2 and v2013.5 that have been released this week:

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