Family Size Reporter

Family Size Reporter

Win64, English

SpiceTools Technologies
Reports the sizes of loadable families within the Autodesk® Revit® Project in Kilo Bytes.

General Usage Instructions

The App can be run from the Addins Tab>SPICETOOLS Panel>RUTILITIES Pull down Button>Family Size Reporter Command. Running the Command 'Family Size Reporter' launches a Task Dialog warning the user that the app may take a significant amount of time to complete processing depending on the Project Size and Workstation specification. The user will have an option to terminate the App at this point. If the user chooses to proceed, the App Window is launched along with a Status bar at the bottom indicating the progress in processing by the App.

Once the processing is done, a DataGrid listing the Family Name and Family Size grouped by Project Category is displayed. The Toolbar at the top of the App allows the user to remove the grouping and sort the presented information either by Family Name (alphabetically), or by Family Size (numerically) by clicking on the column headers of the DataGrid.

If the user decides to terminate the App at any point including while the App is processing the Families within a project, the user can click on the 'Close' button ('x') and the app will terminate immediately.

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

The Family Size Reporter is part of a series of utilites collectively called 'RUTILITIES' developed by SpiceTools Technologies Limited. The purpose of these utility applications is to assist users charged with the management of Revit Models with time-saving and easy-to-use tools. Please visit http://spicetools.org for further information.

Known Issues

Please ensure that the project file is saved to a location before running the app. If you create a new project from a template and then run the app without first saving, then you will get an error message.

While processing families, some families may generate Warning or Error messages and the App may stop processing while awaiting user input. This typically occurs due to dimensional or hosting constraints, usually within the family. Although these messages are typically not welcome, it is a good way to highlight problems in the construction or constraints within these families and gives the user an opportunity to rectify the issue.

Larger projects may take a long time to process. The processing time may be upwards of an hour. Please ensure that you have adequete memory in the temp directory. Processing will slow or terminate if there is insufficient diskspace.

Commands such has Purge CAD Linestyles are very demanding on the computer's resources. Please try to use these commands on smaller parts of the project rather than the entire project. We have not observed the App to crash, but it does take a long time to process commands for large project containing a lot of CAD objects.

Contact

Company Name: SpiceTools Technologies
Support Contact: support@spicetools.org

Author/Company Information

SpiceTools Technologies

Support Information

In case of any questions or concerns regarding this App, please email us at support@spicetools.org

Alternatively, you can look up updated information on the App's Web-page: https://spicetools.blogspot.com/p/family-reporter-200.html

Version History

Version Number Version Description

2.1.3

Support for Revit 2020. Additional option to probe only top-level families (and skip nested families) for faster results.

2.1.2

Support for Revit 2019

2.1.1

Big fixes to avoid crashes when creating xml libraries in very rare cases.

2.1.0

1. Support for Revit 2018 2. Alphabetical Family Extraction 3. Automatic Update Checking

2.0.0

Major Revamp of User interface. Added additional file maintenance features such has purging CAD Styles and Opening Families. The Tool now displays nested families. Additionally, a Treeview display was added to the Datagrid Display along with a family properties display. Settings include ability to export the report to a CSV or an XML file .

1.0.1

Bug fixes to handle OLE Errors caused by some Families.

1.0.0

Initial Release

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