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


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.

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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