How & When Were Your Revit Objects Created?

Oscar suggested that Revit could have an “action log” that, as an instructor, he could use to find out if students are cheating by “copying the assignment or parts of it from another student”. Here’s a look at how the Revit API solve this problem.

When every element is created, the time and tool used (for example the Wall command, Mirror, Rotate, or Paste…) are secretly and invisibly stored on the element. A user-visible command copies that data into a standard Revit parameter. So if Oscar has all his students run Revit with this tool installed, he can check their work by running the command and seeing how many elements were created with each command.

You can download this tool for free and if you like it, please help makes these free tools possible by supporting Boost Your BIM at Patreon or taking one of our video courses on the Revit API.

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