Author: Jason Kunkel

Custom Unique Identifier Support in COBie Extension For Revit 3.0

COBie is all about organized data, and one of the ways it organizes a building’s BIM data is by assigning everything a unique identifier; some typically crazy long alphanumeric code that nothing else in that COBie spreadsheet uses.  This is how most databases work as well, with a key field that is unique to that row so you can just refer to that ID when you need to find that line of data. Prior to this new release, the Autodesk COBie Extension for Revit has relied on either the Revit Element ID or the Revit GUID to generate the COBie...

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Parameter Mapping Update in COBie Extension For Revit 3.0

Two great updates in the Parameter Mapping function of the Autodesk COBie Extension for Revit. The first is around how the extension generates its data for export. Version 1 of the Autodesk COBie Extension for Revit relied on its own custom parameters to collect and store COBie data in the Revit model prior to export. Version 2 then added the ability to “map” a parameter to an existing parameter that you might already have in your Revit model and bypass the COBie Extension parameters. Newly released Version 3 expands on that parameter mapping functionality.  Now, instead of simply using...

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Revit 2017.2 Update Released

Revit 2017.2 Update Autodesk has released Revit 2017.2, and while the new features are really only thrilling to the people who REALLY want those features, there are a couple dozen bug fixes and stability tweaks.  Definitely worthwhile downloading. You can find it via your Autodesk Desktop App or you can grab it here. Make Your Revit User Experience Easier FilterPLUS is designed to easily and immediately make your Revit user experience easier by replacing the native Filter tool with a custom built beefed-up filter. Download the add-in for free! Learn...

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Support for Linked Models in COBie Extension For Revit 3.0

The Autodesk COBie Extension for Revit just dropped a new version and it has a couple of brand new features that users have been asking about for some time. First and foremost, the extension will now export COBie information from linked models. Previous versions would only pull out data from the active model and then you would have to add the data from the second model in there on a different export.  Not a huge hassle, but this makes the process tons easier. If the linked model has not been set up with the COBie Extension, it will be...

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