Don’t forget your extensions!
I am not talking about tax extensions here, I am referring to additional tools under your subscription benefits that leverage the functionality of the Revit platform beyond what is shipped.
I want to point out 6 extensions for the Revit 2012 Platform.
First off, if you have never done this before download and install the platform specific Revit Extensions for Autodesk Revit Architecture 2012 from this link. Revit Architecture 2012 Extensions. Revit EMP 2012 from this link. Revit MEP 2012 Extensions or Revit Structural 2012 from this link: Revit Structural 2012 Extensions. Each Revit product has its own discipline specific extensions and the following 7 are covered below.
1. Autodesk Revit DB Link 2012
Import and export data between all Autodesk Revit 2012 products any external database, to maintain relationships of linked data with Autodesk® Revit® DB Link. There are 4 ways this tool aids in changes bi-directionally.
- In Revit users will have a grid view of the data to let users make changes to the data prior to importing and exporting.
- The results in databases begin modified after changes internally or externally .
- The grid control enables you to create Revit shared parameters to add new fields to related tables in the database.
- Changes to new fields within the database automatically update Revit shared parameters upon future imports.
More topics on this tool are found here: Revit DB Link on Autodesk WiKiHelp and download it here: Revit 2012 DB Link
2. Autodesk Revit Model Review 2012
Automate the process of reviewing and auditing building information modeling (BIM) projects in all Autodesk Revit 2012 products software with the Autodesk® Revit® Model Review plug-in:
- Check the accuracy and consistency of a Project or Family against standards set by your firm, your clients, or industry best practices.
- Correct inconsistencies with a single click or with instructions provided when manual fixes are required.
3. Worksharing Monitor for Autodesk Revit 2012
Worksharing Monitor facilitates the use of all Autodesk Revit 2012 products in a worksharing environment, in which multiple people work on one project from a workshared central file. For workshared projects, Worksharing Monitor answers questions such as:
- Who is currently working on this project?
- Is my local copy of the project up-to-date?
- When will my Save to Central operation finish?
- Has my request to borrow elements been granted?
- Are any issues interfering with my work on a Revit software project?
4. Space Naming Utility for Autodesk Revit MEP 2012
The Space Naming Utility for Autodesk® Revit® MEP 2012 software is an intuitive tool that automatically assigns the names and numbers from architectural rooms to Revit MEP spaces. By downloading the Space Naming Utility for Revit MEP 2012 software, you can eliminate the need to manually assign names to the spaces, helping save time and simplifying your workflow.
Download it here: Space Naming Utility for Revit MEP 2012
5. Globe Link for Autodesk Revit 2012
With Globe Link, users can publish 3D building information models directly from Autodesk Revit 2012 products into Google Earth™ mapping service. Users can also acquire site information from Google Earth mapping service and import it into Revit 2012 software applications for building and site layout purposes.
Batch Print provides an easy way to print a large number of drawings (views and sheets) from any Autodesk Revit 2012 product based project. After preparing the default printer and the Revit software project, use Batch Print to:
- Send any number of drawings to the printer
- Control the order in which they print.
- When you start the print job, Batch Print manages the printing of the drawings, requiring no further interaction from you. If desired, you can monitor the progress of the print job using a status dialog.
7. Roombook Extension for Revit Architecture 2012
The Roombook Extension for Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2012 software helps calculate the surface area of walls, floors and ceiling elements, room circumferences and the total number of furnishing elements within a project. In addition to the automated detection of room areas and surfaces, this extension helps users configure these elements manually to local requirements, as well as achieve more accurate model take-offs. Quantified results can be exported to Microsoft® Excel® software and Autodesk® Quantity Takeoff (QTO) software.
Updates to 2012 are:
- Each calculated element is listed with all its single faces.
- Enhancements to prepare Roombook data for further editing in Autodesk Quantity Takeoff 2012.
- Export to DWF/DWFx via native Revit command.
- Roombook data in Revit schedule views.
- Consider material when “by element” is used.
Now head off to your subscription login, get them all and install them to your current installation. No extra cost when signed up a a subscription seat.