Top 5 Free Revit Add-ins (or Plug-Ins) 2017

Top 5 Free Revit Add-ins (or Plug-Ins)

Autodesk software products are a great start, but what allows them to work best is their add-ins. Add-ins get you efficiency and functionality for your workflow. We’ve outlined five of the best Revit FREE add-ins to increase and ease productivity.

COINS Auto section Box

FREE

5 Stars on Autodesk App Store

Compatible with Revit 2013-Revit 2018

Available on the Autodesk App Store

   This add-in by Coins allows you to create cropped 3D sections based on object selection. You can create temporary or permanent views to see information in your model. You may view that section in an isolated viewport, and can also toggle to see how it works in the context of the whole model. It works with linked files.

 

PalladioXBIM Windows Layout

FREE

5 Stars on Autodesk App Store

Compatible with Revit 2013- Revit 2018

Available on the Autodesk App Store

    This add-in allows users to customize and save window configurations to better serve your workflow. All open windows can be arranged by a scheme and choose how much space you want to allocate to a particular window.

 

ColorSplasher

FREE

5 Stars on Autodesk App Store

Compatible with Revit 2015- Revit 2017

Available on the Autodesk App Store or www.bimone.com

    This is a great tool for breaking down your model by filters, selects and colors elements based on parameter information. It allows you to graphically visualize the information in the model as well as catch inconsistencies. You can also color cut patterns and MEP categories.

 

BIMObject

FREE

4 Stars on Autodesk App Store

Compatible with Revit 2014- Revit 2018

Available on the Autodesk App Store or www.bimobject.com

    Integrate the BIMobject cloud directly into your project so you can browse, filter and download free BIM families from real manufacturers without switching between windows.

      

CADtoEarth for Autodesk Revit

FREE

3 Stars on Autodesk App Store

Compatible with Revit 2014- Revit 2017

Available on the Autodesk App Store or www.amcbridge.com

    This app works with Cesium, Google Earth, and Google Maps to help users design “in context” by enabling the import of surfaces and 3D buildings into your Revit modeling session and vice versa. You can also get information about a building layer from Cesium or Google.

 

Bonus- For Purchase Apps Worth Mentioning:

Roombook Areabook Building book 2016

Free to Autodesk Subscription Customers Only

4 Stars on Autodesk App Store

Compatible with Revit 2016 Only

Available on the Autodesk App Store

    These apps together allow the user to calculate more accurate model take-offs. Roombook calculated the room related surface areas of walls, floors, and ceiling elements. Area book calculates living and net area by rooms and room groups. Also calculates net, gross and construction floor area. Building book calculates the material related quantities of constructive building parts.

EasyKeynoter

Trial or $35 for one year, $28 for years and $58 for permanent subscription

4 Stars on Autodesk App Store

Compatible with Revit 2015- Revit 2017

Available on the Autodesk App Store (Trial) or www.kcsl.biz/easy-keynoter (Full)

    Once installed, this add-in is fully integrated into the Revit User Interface to easily create and edit existing keynotes. All Keynote data is stored within a Database. Features include a super fast search function and changes are reflected immediately to the keynote without having to reload. Drag and Drop keynotes from the Palette directly onto Revit elements for keynoting

 

IdeateBIMLink

Trial or $850 for Single User

5 Stars on Autodesk App Store

Compatible with Revit 2018

Available on the Autodesk App Store (Trial) or www.ideatesoftware.com (Full)

    This add-in allows users to pull data from a Revit file into a Microsoft Excel file and vice versa. The app lets you access, analyze, extract, and edit the Revit model data.

Melita Issa
Melita Issa is an LEED accredited designer with over 15+ years of experience in the interior design industry. She received her Master’s degree in Interior Design from Savannah College of Art & Design and went on to co-found the NYC/Tokyo design collaborative MISO Studios, LLC (www.misostudios.nyc). Melita has personally been using Revit software to design for over 8 years.

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