Happy New Year! Welcome back to another year of ArchSmarter. Like many of you, I always try to start the new year with some resolutions. One thing I want do this year is to get really efficient in my work. I want to squeeze every ounce of productivity out of my working time so I have more time for myself and my family. My goal this year is to work smart, REALLY smart.
One easy way to get more productive is to add good tools to your toolbox. Revit is great out of the box but sometimes you need it to do something a little extra. Fortunately, you can extend Revit’s capabilities though apps and add-ins.
A couple of months ago, I asked members of the Revit Users group on LinkedIn to list their favorite Revit apps. There were a lot of great apps recommended by the group. Here’s the list of top 10 apps you should be using in 2015 (plus an extra one at the end from ArchSmarter).
Easily link your Revit data to Excel. Starts at $850 (USD).
Cool enhancements for the already super-useful Section Box tool. Free.
Export Revit to Navisworks NWC format. Free.
Manage and arrange your open Revit windows. Free.
Batch export and print from Revit. Starts at $49 (USD).
A variety of productivity apps. Free.
Very cool visual programming environment for Revit. Really powerful. Free.
Display parameter values by color in any view. Starts at $99 (USD).
Automatically create information-rich wall types. Free.
Sophisticated program, room and FF&E tools. Contact for pricing.
Yes, I did mention there was a special bonus from ArchSmarter. Sign up for ArchSmarter updates and get access to the ArchSmarter Revit Macro Library. From the library, you can download all of the macros that I have posted so far on ArchSmarter. These macros will help you easily create new sheets and views, delete unused views, create walls from lines and rename just about everything in your Revit model. Plus I’ll be adding new macros to the library each month! Enter your email in the form below to access the library.
So what Revit apps are you using? Leave a comment below with your recommendations.