Magic Views

Magic Views

Win64, English

Pangolin tools
A free set of tools to help create quick views, and switch between them.

General Usage Instructions

Magic Section

Run the add-in in any plan view, then:

  • Pick the start point of the section plan
  • Pick the end point of the section plan
  • Pick the section depth (far clip offset)
  • Your section view will automatically pop up on screen

The first time you run the addin, a form will show on screen to let you define some specifications of the section that will be created and reused by this addin. You can also access this form by clicking on the "Settings" button. Please note that these specifications are relative to each project, and will be remembered for each project.

 

Magic 3D Box

Run the add-in in any plan view, elevation view, or section view, then:

  • Pick on the active view the rectangular box you want for your 3D view. (You need to hold down the left mouse button while creating the rectangular box)
  • Your 3D view will automatically pop up on screen, zoomed in

The first time you run the addin, a form will show on screen to let you define some specifications of the 3D box that will be created and reused by this addin. You can also access this form by clicking on the "Settings" button. Please note that these specifications are relative to each project, and will be remembered for each project.

 

Hotkey to View

  • Run the "Settings" button to show the form where you can attribute a view for each 10 available commands. Don't forget to press "Apply"
  • Then, you can run the commands by clicking on the appropriate button in the dropdown list in the add-in ribbon button
  • Attribute a keyboard shorcut to each command using the native Autodesk® Revit® Keyboard Shortcut Interface. Press <KS> in Revit to access this interface (default keyobard shortcut)

Screenshots

Commands

Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description

Magic Section

The easiest way to create quick Section Views

Magic 3D Box

The easiest way to create quick 3D Section Boxes

Hotkey to View

Quickly jump to particular views you have previously set up

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 7/8.1/10) and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.

Additional Information

It is possible to insert this add-in in your custom tab.

Find the folder where the add-in is installed (typically C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\ApplicationPlugins\pglMagicViews.bundle)

In the \Contents\Resources folder, open the file TabName.txt.

Then, write on the first line of the document the name of the tab you want to insert the add-in panel in.

If the name of the tab does not exist yet, it will be created.

If you type in "default", the add-in will be inserted in the "Add-Ins" tab.

Known Issues

Contact

Company Name: Pangolin tools
Support Contact: contact@pangolin.tools

Author/Company Information

Pangolin tools

Support Information

If you're having trouble using my add-in, email me at contact@pangolin.tools

Feedbacks and requests are welcome!

Version History

Version Number Version Description

1.1.0

Bug fix when creating a 3D box in view whose orientation is rotated

1.0.0

Initial release
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