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View Parameter for Detail Items

2014 Install

Create a “View” text parameter for Detail Items. Then use this app to set the value for every Detail Item. The app will keep these values automatically updated as view and detail items are created and changed.

Level Displacer

2014 Install

Create Displacement Sets – one for each level – and translate each displacement set by a user-specified increment

LevelDisplacerScreenShot

Select Intersecting Elements

2013 / 2014 Install

In a complicated and crowded model, it can be hard to select the elements you want. This tool helps you select all elements that physically intersect with a specified element.

Select an element and use this tool to select all other elements that intersect with it.

SelectIntersectingScreenShot


Topo From Lines

2014 Install

Create model lines in Revit to define the contour lines for a toposurface. Run this command, select the lines, and your surface is created.

TopoFromLinesScreenShot


Section Box Fit

2013/2014 Install

Adjust the view’s section box to fit a selected wall.

Rotates the section box so that its sides are aligned with the wall faces.

SectionBoxFit


In-N-Out Family Parameters

2014 Install2013 Install Use free for a limited number of families during each export, or purchase a license
  1. Select a folder to export parameter data for all families in that folder
  2. This produces a XLSX file that can be edited in Excel to set parameter values for each type
  3. Import this modified file back into Revit to update the parameter values of the families

Family Security Guard

2012 Install 2013 Install Use free with the password “boost” or purchase license for $2.99

The user will be prompted for a password in two situations:

  1. In the project environment when they attempt to open the Family Types dialog
  2. When they attempt to open a family file

You can control if you want this check enabled for all Revit family files or not as follows:

  1. The password will be required to edit and open all family files if there is “AlwaysRequirePassword.txt” file in the BoostYourBIM-FamilySecurity.bundle\Contents folder.
  2. If this file does not exist, the password will only be required for families that contain an integer parameter named “AccessRestricted” with a value of 1 (or Yes, if you choose to make it a Yes/No parameter)

After the password is successfully entered, the user will not be prompted again for the password during that Revit session. If you purchase a license, a custom password can be set in the pwd.txt file in the BoostYourBIM-FamilySecurity.bundle\Contents folder.

NOTE: This app only protects families when this app is installed. There is no protection when someone without this app attempts to modify families.


Keyboard Shortcut Tutor

2012 Install 2013 Install Purchase License (only $4.99)
  • Become a Revit speed demon
  • Leave your co-workers in the dust
  • Increase your productivity

Boost Your BIM’s keyboard shortcut tutor gives you a friendly reminder in a small modeless dialog box when you use the mouse to click on a command that has a keyboard shortcut. A button in the dialog lists all shortcuts.

Free version provides reminders for shortcuts that contain the letter “W”. If you find it helpful and want reminders for all shortcuts, please purchase a license.


Move To Analytical

2013 Install

Move beams and floors to the location of their analytical model.
How to use:

  1. Move the analytical model of a floor or beam away from the physical model with the Analytical Adjust command in the Revit UI
  2. Run the “Move to Analytical” API command
  3. Select the analytical model of a beam or floor that has been moved with the Analytical Adjust command
  4. The element will move into the position of its analytical model (this command will move a floor but does not change the shape of its sketch)

Image-O-Matic

Revit 2013 Install Vasari Install Purchase License
Revit 2014 Install

Do you want to animate your Revit model? Instead of a tedious process of manually changing parameters and exporting images, you can use Image-O-Matic to automatically create dozens, hundreds, or thousands of images to show phases or a range of parameter values. Use these images to easily review your design, create slideshows, consider alternatives, or merge them into a video file.

Parameter Values

Each image using a different Parameter values for the selected family instance

parameters screenshot parameter

Phases

Each image uses a different Phase setting for the active View

phases screenshot phasing

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Terms of Use


This is a legal agreement between you (either an individual or an entity), the end user, and Boost Your BIM regarding use of this software. By installing, copying, or otherwise using the Software, you agree to be bound by the terms of this Agreement. If you do not agree to the terms of this Agreement, do not install or use this Software. This license agreement applies to any and all software and code downloaded from http://boostyourbim.wordpress.com. The Software or any other materials provided in this package may not be modified in any way. You may not upload the software to a freeware or shareware site without first receiving written permission from Boost Your BIM. Also no parts of The Software or other files provided in this package may be reproduced in part or in whole. You may not reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble this software product.

Boost Your BIM expressly disclaims any warranty for this software. The Software is provided “AS IS”. You agree that by accepting this license, you are expressly acknowledging that the use of this software is at your own risk. Any harm or damage to your system by running this software will also be for your own risk.

20 Comments »

  1. download link does not work

    Comment by darius springer — January 8, 2013 @ 6:40 pm

  2. when I click the link I am redirected to a page which says Google drive – the app is curently unreachable

    Comment by darius springer — January 9, 2013 @ 9:23 am

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  14. Will you be updating the Keyboard Shortcut tool for 2014?

    Comment by Jacob DAlbora — December 11, 2013 @ 4:36 pm

    • Hi Jacob,

      Hopefully Keyboard Shortcuts 2014 will be available in the App Store soon. In the meantime, you should be able to copy the BoostYourBIM-KeyboardShortcutTutor.addin and the BoostYourBIM-KeyboardShortcutTutor.bundle folder from %APPDATA\Autodesk\Revit\Addins\2013 to %APPDATA\Autodesk\Revit\Addins\2014.

      Regards
      Harry

      Comment by harrymattison — December 15, 2013 @ 10:30 am

  15. Hi, I tried to install the “Section Box Fit” but it gives me an error saying the DLL required to install could not run. I have updated everything in windows 7, check the programs compatibility, etc … I don’t know what to do more..any idea of what could be happening?

    Comment by Margarida — April 8, 2014 @ 11:06 am


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