Two Useful Revit tools

by Tim Alatorre

I’m always on the lookout for good Revit tools and things to make life easier. I’ve recently found two that look promising. I have yet to use them on a project but am looking forward to giving them a try.

If you have any experience with either of these leave a comment and let us know what you think!

40,000 + Native Revit Details

FREE!

This is a really interesting idea.  They just made all of their details available for free on Dec. 14th, 2010.    You can read about that and their plans on their blog.  http://arcxl.blogspot.com/

I’m not sure how useful this is, especially if you generate a high amount of custom details or already have a comprehensive detail library, but it’s worth looking into.

Revit Family Browser

7-Day FREE Trial

This looks like a much easier way to browse and manage my ever growing collection of Revit families.  It allows you to organize them and see previews.   Some of the highlighted features are:

  • Instant Family search with each letter typed in the search box;
  • Type Catalog functionality (Create/Edit/Recreate Catalogue);
  • Add families by drag & drop from Windows Explorer;
  • Add families from within the project environment;
  • Create a tab with wall families (more functionality to be added in upcoming releases);

You can read a couple of reviews here:


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Tim Alatorre