Tuesday, June 03, 2008

The 2009 Revit Utilities are (finally) posted

It was fun, last year, when we posted our free Revit Utilities for Revit 2008. We got nice press, and generally nice comments.

And then came 2009. It's not that it's hard to port applications over to Revit 2009 - it's straightforward, and if you're not doing too much geometry work I'd call it "cake".

But it's every thing else that needs to be taken care of - particularly because we wanted to have this release support both 2008 and 2009 with the new enhancements. So it's updates to installers, and keeping track of multiple DLLs, multiple registry keys, etc. Even that's not so bad.

The worst part is - trying to get something like this published when it's a free product, but you're buried in customer work. Whether it was developers or application engineers for testing or marketing people - it's tough to put down billable work and get it taken care of. Of course, the 5-10 e-mails I got per day requesting the timeline added a little motivation to my guilt.

Just to make things more complicated, we've been working on some other packaged Revit development ideas (which stole the remainder of our free time).

I usually like to have software available within 30 days of the release of the updated CAD version - so we fell short here (apologies). But here they are - published and enhanced for Revit 2008 & 2009 (all flavors).

  • Room Renumber
  • Door Mark Update
  • Change Case
  • Revit Content Browser (Revit City)
  • Earth Connector for Revit
Best Regards,
Matt

P.S. If you've got feedback, please send to devfeedback (at) avatech.com

3 comments:

Nicholas said...

Great job. I installed them today and tested them. Everything seems to work fine. Thank you!
(have not checked earth...)
Also, have not used it in a real project yet!
N

chris said...

so i wonder, is there a way to API out the SPACES that revit now calculates (evert time you create or move a wall... how annoying!)? or maybe change the way that revit calculates them. could we add an on/off switch for spaces, or standardize the spaces to all be the same size?

Matt Mason said...

Chris,

Are you referring to the Spaces elements in Revit MEP? The API for them is pretty good, so I'm curious about what you'd like to see.
-Matt