MagiCAD Connect for Autodesk® Revit® 2018 - 2021

MagiCAD Connect for Autodesk® Revit® 2018 - 2021

Win64, English

MagiCAD Group
Add-in software for Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) design with Revit. When installing MagiCAD Connect, users can download free BIM objects inside native Revit projects in RFA format.

General Usage Instructions

Quick Start

MagiCAD Connect enables you to search Revit compatible product models from MagiCAD Cloud's wide selection and insert them effortlessly into your design drawing. After installation MagiCAD Connect is automatically loaded to Revit and it is ready to be used when Revit is restarted.

To launch MagiCAD Connect, go to "MagiCAD Connect" tab on the ribbon and select "Search Products". Next use existing or create a new free MagiCAD Cloud account to login with. Click "Remember me" to keep yourself logged in for longer periods of time. Search products you would like to use in your design drawing and click insert. Select a placement for the model in the drawing and you are done. 

There also exists MagiCAD Selection Tools, which are listed on the “MagiCAD Connect” ribbon tab. These selection tools support the product selection process for the specific manufacturer products.

 

General Workflow

Your BIM project is in a stage that you would like to add product models to it. Your workstation is connected to the Internet.

  1. Launch MagiCAD Connect, by first going to "MagiCAD Connect" ribbon tab and click on the "Search Products" button. 
  2. Search products from MagiCAD Cloud’s wide selection, by typing or selecting your search criteria.
  3. Inspect the potential candidates by clicking on the product cards. Pick the most suitable product variant for your needs.
  4. Press insert and place the model into your design drawing.

Commands

Installation/Uninstallation

Installation:

  1. Download the installer file from Autodesk App Store (or from MagiCAD Portal)
  2. Save unsaved Revit project and close Revit if it is running. 
  3. Run the MagiCAD Connect installer on your workstation as an Admin.

Uninstallation:

  1. Go to Control Panel, Programs, and Features.
  2. Select MagiCAD Connect from the list.
  3. Right-click and select “Uninstall”.

Additional Information

Visit the online help manual.

Known Issues

Contact

Company Name: MagiCAD Group
Support Contact: support@magicad.cloud

Author/Company Information

MagiCAD Group

Support Information

If you face any issues when using MagiCAD Connect, please follow these steps in order to solve the issue:

Consult our online user guide for a solution. You can find the online user guide here.

Check the application profile at Autodesk App Store for known issues and solutions. 

Document the issue as well as you can and contact our support via e-mail at support@magicloud.com any time of the day.

We will get back to you within a week.

Version History

Version Number Version Description

2020.10.2

The latest changes and updates: MagiCAD Connect now supports Spanish. Improvements: -Previously when hovering cursor over a split button on MagiCAD Connect's ribbon and pressing "F1", the user was directed to AutoDesk's default help. Now the user is directed to the front page of MagiCAD Connect's online help. -Reducing inconsistencies in MagiCAD Connect's localization when MagiCAD's language setting differs from Revit's language setting -When products with LOD levels were installed into the Revit project, Revit's Family Editor buttons appeared and couldn't be closed unless the family editor was opened and closed. This issue has now been fixed.

2020.8.4

The latest changes and updates: An ETS Selection Tool for kitchen hood products has been added to MagiCAD Connect for Revit.

2020.5.13

The latest changes and updates: Support for Autodesk® Revit® 2018-2021. MagiCAD Connect now supports the following new product types: -Gas valves -Back boxes Updated web browser component (EO version: 20.1.31) Improved compatibility with other 3rd party addins. Resolved issues: Installing fittings via Connect did not work. This has now been fixed. Untoggling MagiCAD Connect in MagiCAD for Revit 2018 UR-2 forward did not work properly. This has now been fixed. See the MagiCAD Connect Help Manual for more details. MagiCAD Connect enables you to search Revit compatible product models from MagiCAD Cloud’s wide selection and insert them effortlessly into your design drawing. Have access to manufacturer’s MagiCAD Selection Tools which will make selecting the correct product for your design that much easier.

2020.3.31

The latest changes and updates New features: -Two new selection tools have been added: With the new Blücher selection tool the user can more easily select Blücher's drainage products for their projects. With the new Wide MagiCAD Selection Tool tool the user can more easily select Wide's air grilles for their projects. Fixed issues: -In some cases, when the user clicked "Cancel", an error message was shown to the user. This issue has now been resolved. -When clicking weblinks in MagiCAD Connect, the information bar at the bottom of the window did not show any information. -Some improvement has been made to the software to eliminate conflicts with other plugins. This improvement is related to Dynamic-Link Library bundling. MagiCAD Connect enables you to search Revit compatible product models from MagiCAD Cloud’s wide selection and insert them effortlessly into your design drawing. Have access to manufacturer’s MagiCAD Selection Tools which will make selecting the correct product for your design that much easier.

2020.1.19

The latest changes and updates: -A new selection tool for Vallox Air Handling Units -We have added support for 3-port valves. -Premium users now have the ability to insert multiple products from the Collections with a single click MagiCAD Connect enables you to search Revit compatible product models from MagiCAD Cloud’s wide selection and insert them effortlessly into your design drawing. Have access to manufacturer’s MagiCAD Selection Tools which will make selecting the correct product for your design that much easier.

2019.12.3

The latest changes and updates: -A new selection Tool from Tovenco has been added to help the users select suitable kitchen hood products to their projects. -We have optimized the downloading process of families from MagiCAD Cloud. -We improved the way product variants are selected to the project from the product card seen in MagiCAD Connect. Earlier only the first variant was downloaded, but now all variants in the family are downloaded. MagiCAD Connect enables you to search Revit compatible product models from MagiCAD Cloud’s wide selection and insert them effortlessly into your design drawing. Have access to manufacturer’s MagiCAD Selection Tools which will make selecting the correct product for your design that much easier.

2019.9.13

The latest changes and updates: -MagiCAD Connect now imports product geometry in multiple detail levels, which the user can select for the products in Revit. Supported levels are MagiCAD LOD 200, 300 and 350. MagiCAD LOD 300 is comparative to what has been available in MagiCAD products before this latest update. -The email-template for contacting our support has been improved to better assist users sharing information about any issues they might be experiencing when using MagiCAD Connect. Resolved issues -The error code was not always shown when an error occurred in MagiCAD Connect. -An issue related to the permalink in families has been fixed. If you downloaded a product with multiple variants, meaning it had multiple types in the RFA in the project, then the permalink did not work for all of the different types. Because of this you weren't able to check the details of the product using the Properties-function. -We have updated the Web browser component (EO version: 19.2.42.0). This solves a range of issues caused by conflicts between multiple Web browser component versions. (for example an E0100-error and a black Connect-screen) -The user was able to navigate to MagiCAD's homepage in the Connect-dialog. This then caused unnecessary confusion as the user easily ended up in the traditional search-window for MagiCAD Cloud, but via the Connect-application. MagiCAD Connect enables you to search Revit compatible product models from MagiCAD Cloud’s wide selection and insert them effortlessly into your design drawing. Have access to manufacturer’s MagiCAD Selection Tools which will make selecting the correct product for your design that much easier.

2019.6.17

The latest changes and updates: -MagiCAD Connect now supports Revit 2017-2020. -A new "Contact Support"-feature has been implemented to help solving problems experienced by the user. -Updated error messages to give clearer information to the user. Resolved issues: -Fixed a Revit 2017 startup issue for users who have only Revit 2017 installed. -Fixed a bug related to installing the same .rfa via Connect multiple times MagiCAD Connect enables you to search Revit compatible product models from MagiCAD Cloud’s wide selection and insert them effortlessly into your design drawing. Have access to manufacturer’s MagiCAD Selection Tools which will make selecting the correct product for your design that much easier.

2019.4.6

MagiCloud Connect is now MagiCAD Connect. To learn more about the re-branding please visit https://www.magicad.com/en/blog/2019/01/progman-unifies-its-brands-under-magicad/ The latest changes: -A permalink is added as a family parameter via which the user can access the product information. -It is now possible to open the User Guide for MagiCAD Connect via a "Help"-button, instead of just using "F1" on the keyboard. -An "About"-button has also been added which gives the user more details of the currently installed MagiCAD Connect version -We do now support Microsoft's Edge browser as a default web browser for the users. MagiCAD Connect enables you to search Revit compatible product models from MagiCAD Cloud’s wide selection and insert them effortlessly into your design drawing. Have access to manufacturer’s MagiCAD Selection Tools which will make selecting the correct product for your design that much easier.

2019.1.20

MagiCloud Connect is now MagiCAD Connect. To learn more about the re-branding please visit https://www.magicad.com/en/blog/2019/01/progman-unifies-its-brands-under-magicad/ The latest changes: - EO web browser component loading issues fixed for Windows 10 v. 1809 users. - Performance improvements and faster startup. - Bug fixes. MagiCAD Connect enables you to search Revit compatible product models from MagiCAD Cloud’s wide selection and insert them effortlessly into your design drawing. Have access to manufacturer’s MagiCAD Selection Tools which will make selecting the correct product for your design that much easier.

2018.12.13

Performance improvements and startup optimization. MagiCloud Connect enables you to search Revit compatible product models from MagiCloud’s wide selection and insert them effortlessly into your design drawing. Have access to manufacturer’s MagiCloud selection tools which will make selecting the correct product for your design that much easier.
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