Bird Tools' Tag Alignment Tool

Bird Tools' Tag Alignment Tool

Win64, English

BIRD Tools
Aligns Autodesk® Revit® tags, room tags, space tags, area tags, and text notes automatically, and offers an Annotation dashboard to dynamically control selected/new leader geometries and angles.

General Usage Instructions

Once installed and once a monthly subscription/free trial is obtained, and after the user signs into his/her Autodesk account, this tool can be accessed through the push buttons that can be found under the “Bird Tools” tab of the Revit ribbon.

For the alignment tool, and whether the tags and text notes in question were preselected or not, the configuration form will be shown once the aforementioned button is clicked.

The alignment angle in degrees can then be selected through the slider, or entered in the appropriate textbox. The alignment side and alignment points can now be picked separately for an easier and more user-friendly operation.

The user may specify the vertical spacing between the tags in case he/she finds that the default distance is not convenient for him/her.

An option for “intermittent alignment” allows the user to reduce the space occupied by the tags once the execution of the command is over. Once this option is checked, the user will be allowed to configure the horizontal spacing between the tags.

Another option for constant landing distance makes the alignment based on the tags having a constant landing distance, rather than a common angle.

Note that all these options can be set once and that they are remembered the next time the tool is used, whether in the current session or in a future one.

Once all the parameters are configured, the user is prompted to select the tags and/or the text notes to be aligned (unless they were preselected). The user then selects the position of the closest tag to the tagged elements with a mouse click. The user can keep on repeating the alignment process infinitely until he's satisfied with the results. When satisfied, he can cancel the command with the <Esc> key and the aligned tags would keep their final alignment.

Not only can this add-in align the tags/text notes, it can also control the leader properties through its all new Annotation Dashboard.

The Annotation Dashboard is a modeless configuration interface that can be kept opened and modified while working. It allows users to dynamically control tag leader properties, such as landing distance, leader length, and leader angle, and leader orientation, for selected tags or visible tags.

Not only that, it can also be configured to automatically process newly added tags as soon as they are added.

Commands

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

Known Issues

Linked spaces are not supported yet.

Horizontal text alignment is available for TEXT NOTES ONLY.

Vertical Tags not yet supported. Support for vertical tags is on the roadmap.

Contact

Company Name: BIRD Tools

Author/Company Information

BIRD Tools

Support Information

Kindly contact us at support@birdtools-developers.com for additional support.

Version History

Version Number Version Description

3.2

- Digital Signature Hotfix.

3.1

- Fixed user reported bug

3.0

- Added support for Revit 2021. - Added a new Annotation Dashboard, allowing users to control leader angles and lengths. - Included support for the 0 degree angle. - Added more options to the alignment mode, such as Snap Toggle and Alignment point control. - Fixed several minor bugs

2.2

- The App is now signed. - The App is now available for a 30 Day Free Trial. - Entirely new and more user friendly interface. - The app now remembers its settings throughout different Revit sessions. - Fixed a couple of bugs. - Enhanced entitlement process security

2.1

- Enhanced entitlement process security

2.0

- Fixed Bugs - Updated User Interface - Added Support for Revit 2020

1.5

- Added support for Attached End Tags as an experimental feature. - Added new feature allowing the user to keep the selection after the command has finished its execution. - Added support for Area Tags. - Added support for inches: imperial projects now support feet and inches instead of feet. - All angles are now supported when the "Constant Landing" option is selected (except 0,90,180, and 270). - Fixed Critical Bug Related to Window Scaling when Font Scaling is set to more than 100% on a user's system. - Fixed bug related to vertical spacing in 3D views. - Added support for decimal numbers lower than 0.1. - Improved Stability and fixed several other bugs. - Updated and enhanced the user form.

1.4

- Added looping feature for the leader landing location picking process: the user would keep on picking the desired location of the desired taghead until he/she cancels the command whenever he/she is satisfied with the results. - Added an experimental feature for a constant landing (distance between the elbow and the leader attachment point) among all tags/text notes. - Added support for the Imperial Unit System whenever the initial project template would be an imperial one. - Fixed bugs.

1.3

- Added support for room and space tags. - Added manual control to the horizontal text alignment of text notes. - Fixed bugs.

1.2

- Added support for sections and 3D views. - Fixed bugs.

1.1

Fixed bugs with entitlement verification (pre-2018) and added support for tagged linked elements.

1.0

Initial release
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