PropertyWizard – New Version 1-5-0

PropertyWizard 1-5-0 is now live on the Autodesk App Store!

Download from here – with free trial

Help file here

I’ve added four new features in this version. You can now:

  1. Add formulas to Title Blocks to control Key Plans, etc.
  2. Access built-in parameters using their BuiltInParameter Enum name
  3. Access shared parameters using their Guid (unique Id) value
  4. Skip the Result Check dialogs and go straight to the overall result

1. Add formulas to Title Blocks to control Key Plans, etc.

You’ll now find ‘Title Blocks’ in the Category list, so you can write formulas to control your Key Plans, Scale Bars, and other title block features.

This example is driven by the following formula, which uses the value of each sheet’s Zone/Volume parameter to control a parameter on the title block, which in turn drives the visibility of the red lines on the key plan.

2. Access built-in parameters using their BuiltInParameter value

It’s possible for an element to have multiple parameters with the same name. This is a problem – if you use that parameter name in your formula, how do you know which parameter it’s referring to?

Now in PropertyWizard 1-5-0, you can specify exactly which built-in parameter you want by using its BuiltInParameter value. The BuiltInParameter value is unique so it’s a good way to be sure you’re always referring to the same parameter.

3. Access shared parameters using their Guid (Unique Id) value

Similarly for shared parameters: in 1-5-0 you can avoid ambiguity by using the shared parameter Guid value. This will mainly be useful when you have duplicate parameter names, because the Guid value does not make your formula very readable.

4. Skip the Result Check dialogs and go straight to the overall result

If your model has a lot of formulas that show Result Check dialogs, perhaps because they all fail on just a few elements, you might be tired of clicking ‘Continue processing this formula, and ignore errors’ for every one. New in 1-5-0, the ‘Process all formulas and ignore all errors’ option will run all the formulas and take you straight to the overall result.

PropertyWizard – New Version 1-4-3

PropertyWizard 1-4-3 has just gone live on the Autodesk App Store!

This is a bugfix release with two key bugfixes:

Hyphens in parameter names

Some built-in parameter names contain hyphens. An example is ‘Rebar Cover – Top Face’. Now you can use these parameter names in PropertyWizard formulas.

Large models in BIM 360 Design

BIM 360 Design limits the number of elements an app can include in a workshare borrow request. If you set a formula on a category that contains a lot of elements, you can hit this limit. PropertyWizard 1-4-3 avoids the problem by using a better element borrowing algorithm.

PropertyWizard – New version 1-3-0

I’m happy to announce that PropertyWizard 1-3-0 has just gone live on the Autodesk App Store. The main focus of the new version is Revit 2021 support.

As well as adding Revit 2021 support, I have been busy refactoring the code to make it more flexible and extensible. That work is now complete, so I will be able to deliver new and requested functionality much more quickly.

You can download a free trial of the new version from the Autodesk App Store: https://apps.autodesk.com/RVT/en/Detail/Index?id=2295752866487515443

You can also download the new Help file, with the new tutorials, here on the website, if you don’t want to download the installer just now.

As always, if you have any comments or questions, please get in touch.

PropertyWizard – New version 1-2-5

A new version of PropertyWizard is now live on the Autodesk App Store. Synchronisation is much faster, and I’ve fixed some more bugs.

You can download the new version from the App Store product page.

You can also download the new Help file, with the new tutorials, here on the website, if you don’t want to download the installer just now.

As always, if you have any comments or questions, please get in touch.

Showing Door Handedness (video)

A quick video showing PropertyWizard updating the handedness of doors in a door schedule.

I’ve created a new ‘Hand’ parameter on the Doors in my project, and added it to a door schedule. As I flip the doors between Right and Left hand, PropertyWizard keeps the parameter up-to-date. So the schedule always shows the correct door hand.

There are different conventions for handedness in different countries: This example shows the DIN 107 standard, but you can customise the PropertyWizard formula to match the standard that applies to your project.

Showing Door Handedness using PropertyWizard for Revit

ISO 19650 Sheet Numbers (video)

A quick video showing the PropertyWizard add-in keeping a parameter up-to-date.

The target parameter shows the sheet’s full BS 1192 / ISO 19650 number, and it’s formed by concatenating a set of other parameters, one for each field.

With PropertyWizard, the full number parameter is kept up-to-date as you change the individual field parameters.

PropertyWizard – New version 1-2-0

A new version of PropertyWizard is now live on the Autodesk App Store. I’ve reduced the installation size, fixed several bugs around internationalisation, and added Volume units in cubic metres and cubic feet.

You can download the new version from the App Store product page.

You can also download the new Help file, with the new tutorials, here on the website, if you don’t want to download the installer just now.

As always, if you have any comments or questions, please get in touch.