ViewIt

ViewIt

Win64, English

BIM Optimized
Take back time and eliminate the frustration of scrolling for views and sheets when navigating complex projects using Autodesk ® Revit ®. Streamline your modeling & documentation processes.

General Usage Instructions

User ViewIt with or without the ViewIt window open or docked. You can open views by a single-click in the ViewIt window or by typing the related keyboard shortcuts.

When docked, the ViewIt tool is designed to work with complimentary commands like: Tile Check Views, Sheet Numbers, and Sheet Contains, Close Views.  

When ViewIt window is closed, any previously configured ViewIt shortcut is available transparently while working in Revit.

Here is how to use ViewIt in more detail:

A)      Click on the BIM Optimized tab >> View Tools panel >> and then the ViewIT command.

or

B)      Type “VI” to launch the ViewIT window thought the defined keyboard shortcut.

Setup ViewIT:

1.       Click the “Setup” tab.

2.       In the “Views” section find and select the view you want to associate by A) Using the search filter to type the name of seeking B) drop down the View Category filter or C) scroll through the view to find the one you seek.  Using a combination of all three functions will get you the view you seek quickly.

3.       Then in the “View Shortcut Settings” select the row or view number slot that you want to associate the select view from the “Views” section above. This will associate the previously selected view to the newly selected view shortcut.

4.       Click “Save changes”.

5.       Your view is now ready to launch with the related keyboard shortcut. Go to the ViewIT tab to see the associate and shortcut name.

6.       To customize new view shortcut triggers, visit the Autodesk ® Revit ® Keyboard Shortcuts command. You can also access through the ViewIT Setup window to match this setup workflow best.  See additional commands below for further enhance speed.

7.       Creating new Keyboard Shortcuts for ViewIT view: 

Use ViewIT with the window docked:

o   Hold Control then Select multiple views in ViewIT, then click “Tile Checked Views” to close all existing windows and tile selected views only.

o   Setup and configure views to shortcuts for future navigation speed and focus.

o   Use “Sheet Number” to launch a sheet view by typing or selecting the sheet number.

o   Use “Sheet Contains” to find and launch search criteria that match either sheet number or sheet view name. For example, typing “Elev” will isolate all view with the word “Elevation” in the sheet name. Once isolated, pick or launch the view you see.

o   “Close View” is similar to Autodesk  Revit  “Close Hidden Windows” in Revit 2018 and earlier, EXCEPT it will close all view but the active view regardless if one view is maximized (saving you clicks, and also fluid process within the ViewIT workflow). Also, similar to the “Close Inactive” command in Revit 2019 except it will work without having to first command “Tab Views”.

o   Complimentary workflow commands include toggles for “Project Browser” and “Properties.”  This allows users to access these windows only when needed and to preserve screen real-estate.  An example of a real-world situation: working in Revit and having the Project Browser and Properties docked on the second screen; now reference a PDF file on the second screen, while also working in Revit; quickly toggle these items off/on so that you can work with both PDF and Revit.

 

Use ViewIt with the window docked:

o   Simply type the keyboard shortcut of the corresponding the view(s) you want to appear.

o   If the desired view does not appear, go to “Setup” to configure any new views.

Test Drive ViewIt

Test drive a ViewIt setup by going to Open >> Sample File >> and open rac_basic_sample_project.rvt. Then launch ViewIt and use the preconfigured views and shortcuts listed in the “Shortcut” column.  See screenshots.

Alternatively start a new project immediately after launching Revit with the out-of-the-box Architectural template (default.rte).

Screenshots

Commands

Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description

ViewIT

VI = ViewIT – This will launch the ViewIT window.

Sheet Number

SH = Sheet Number – This will a red-outlined box in the center of your screen which you can type a sheet number to launch the sheet.

Sheet Contains

. = Sheet Contains – This will a red-outlined box in the center of your screen which you can then type a value that the sheet name or number may contain to then launch the sheet.

View Contains

VC = Launch a red-outlined box in the center of your screen, type the view name that a view may contain.

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Installation/Uninstallation

The installer that ran when you downloaded this app/plug-in from Autodesk App Store will start installing the app/plug-in. OR, simply double-click the downloaded installer to install the app/plugin. You may need to restart the Autodesk product to activate the app/plug-in. To uninstall this plug-in, exit the Autodesk product if you are currently running it, simply rerun the installer, and select the "Uninstall" button. OR, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7/8/8.1/10) and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.

Additional Information

For more information on BIM Optimized, how to use ViewIT, or other products offered, visit us at www.bimoptimized.com

Known Issues

* VewIt User interface is not compatible with some 4K resolution monitors. Commands are still operable.

* When two or more projects are open in one Revit session, the “Close Views” command will close all views of the active project; however, views of all other open projects remain open until “Close Views” is used on that project.

Contact

Company Name: BIM Optimized
Support Contact: support@bimoptimized.com

Author/Company Information

BIM Optimized

Support Information

Company Name: BIM Optimized

Company URL: https://www.bimoptimized.com

Support Contact: support@bimoptimized.com

Support Hours: 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, Central Standard Time in North America

Version History

Version Number Version Description

2.0.0

New features added: stored filters, shareable configurations,

1.1.0

Fixed issue with a dual session, username with special characters, and added the “View Contains” feature.

1.0

Original version.
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