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a spider crawling mainly in the .NET of Revit and Navisworks
Interests: crawling mainly in the .NET of Revit and Navisworks
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It looks the Revit .NET API FamilyParameter.UserModifiable is not used commonly. Based on our experience, it almost always returns false, but through checking here and there we did not figure why. It seems the property always reads its default value (false) and exposes to outside. So, please do not call... Continue reading
It is pretty straightforward to purge Global Parameters programmatically using the Revit .NET API. The GlobalParameter class provides a few methods to help check whether it is used by dimensions, elements, or other Global Parameters. The three nice methods are: GetLabeledDimensions() GetAffectedElements() GetAffectedGlobalParameters() If they all return nothing or empty,... Continue reading
Revit .NET API follows the try/catch/finally pattern. Even for a can-not-be-too-simple method like InternalDefinition.SetAllowVaryBetweenGroups, try/catch block has to be always used; otherwise, the whole program logic may be broken due to the failure of the method call. Another small matter is that the most important parameter related class InternalDefinition is... Continue reading
Revit Organizer 2020 has been released. It supports and works with Revit 2020. More features are added, e.g. Shared Parameter Updaters for both project and family models/files, Style Replacers for elements, current view, entire model and even component families, and various Text Gadgets. Some existing features are improved, e.g. Family... Continue reading
Revit Organizer 2019 and Revit Organizer 2017 have been released. They are combo packages of Revit Parameter Organizer, Revit Family Organizer, and Revit Project Organizer that work for the corresponding Revit version, 2019 or 2018. A single installer will install the three addins all together for the target Revit version.... Continue reading
A new build #2.5.5.6 of Revit Organizer 2018 has been released. It has enhanced many features, made command output more detail and friendly, improved performance of many tools, and addressed all known issues. It is still a combo package of Revit Parameter Organizer 2018, Revit Family Organizer 2018, and Revit... Continue reading
A new build #3.9.5.5 of Revit Project Organizer 2019 has been released. It has enhanced many features, made command output more detail and friendly, improved performance of many tools, and addressed all known issues. Its online help has also been updated. The build still works with Revit 2019, 2018, 2017... Continue reading
Its UI is more friendly and its features are more powerful now. After the ribbon button is clicked, an eidtor window pops up as follows. Buttons (from left to right): Close: to close the editor. Save: to save changes back to the model. New: to create a new item into... Continue reading
Its UI is more friendly and its features are more powerful now. After the ribbon button is clicked, an editor window pops up as follows. Buttons (from left to right): Close: to close the editor. Save: to save changes back to the model. New: to create a new item into... Continue reading
Its UI is more friendly now. After the ribbon button is clicked, an editor window pops up as follows. Buttons (from left to right): Close: to close the editor. Save: to save changes back to the model. New: to create a new item into the data grid. Erase: to erase... Continue reading
A new build #3.8.7.6 of Revit Family Organizer 2019 has been released. It has enhanced many features, made command output more detail and friendly, improved performance of many tools, and addressed all known issues. Its online help has also been updated. The build still works with Revit 2019, 2018, 2017... Continue reading
Dear DanG, thanks for the suggestion. It is a good idea to make the feature also available to family models. We will do so in the future.
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Revit SPF Editor is a standalone Windows tool. It does not depend on any third party applications such as Revit, Notepad and Excel. It helps edit all kinds of Revit shared parameters in any shared parameter files (SPFs). It can operate on shared parameters in many ways such as creating... Continue reading
Happy New Year! A new build of Revit Parameter Organizer 2019 has been released. It has enhanced many features, made command output more detail and friendly, improved performance of many tools, and addressed all known issues. It still works for Revit 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016. It is free to... Continue reading
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Legend Creator - Annotations tool in the Creators group of the Startup tool-set can help create legends for annotations. Let's create an Annotations Legend with the tool in this post. The legend options and those legend columns look as follows in this example. The content of the Annotations Legend may... Continue reading
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Legend Creator - Fill Patterns tool in the Creators group of the Startup tool-set can help create legends for fill patterns. Let's create a Fill Patterns Legend with the tool in this post. The legend options and those legend columns look as follows in this example. The content of the... Continue reading
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Legend Creator - System Symbols tool in the Creators group of the Startup tool-set can help create legends for various system symbols. Let's create a Floors Legend with the tool in this post. The legend options and those legend columns look as follows in this example. The content of the... Continue reading
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Legend Creator - System Symbols tool in the Creators group of the Startup tool-set can help create legends for various system symbols. Let's create a Ceilings Legend with the tool in this post. The legend options and those legend columns look as follows in this example. The content of the... Continue reading
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Legend Creator - System Materials tool in the Creators group of the Startup tool-set can help create legends for various system materials. Let's create a Roof Materials Legend with the tool in this post. The legend options and those legend columns look as follows in this example. The content of... Continue reading
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Legend Creator - System Materials tool in the Creators group of the Startup tool-set can help create legends for various system materials. Let's create a Ceiling Materials Legend with the tool in this post. The legend options and those legend columns look as follows in this example. The content of... Continue reading
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Legend Creator - System Materials tool in the Creators group of the Startup tool-set can help create legends for various system materials. Let's create a Floor Materials Legend with the tool in this post. The legend options and those legend columns look as follows in this example. The content of... Continue reading
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Legend Creator - Family Symbols tool in the Creators group of the Startup tool-set can help create legends for various family symbols. Let's create a Generic Models Legend with the tool in this post. The legend options and those legend columns look as follows in this example. The content of... Continue reading
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Legend Creator - Family Symbols tool in the Creators group of the Startup tool-set can help create legends for various family symbols. Let's create a Lighting Fixtures Legend with the tool in this post. The legend options and those legend columns look as follows in this example. The content of... Continue reading
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Legend Creator - Family Symbols tool in the Creators group of the Startup tool-set can help create legends for various family symbols. Let's create an Entourage Legend with the tool in this post. The legend options and those legend columns look as follows in this example. The content of the... Continue reading
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Legend Creator - Family Symbols tool in the Creators group of the Startup tool-set can help create legends for various family symbols. Let's create a Planting Legend with the tool in this post. The legend options and those legend columns look as follows in this example. The content of the... Continue reading