Family Type Manager Standard

Family Type Manager Standard

Win64, English

BIModular
Bulk edit Autodesk® Revit® Family Type Catalogs & Lookup Tables in Excel. Includes Scratch Pad workspace. Works with any Revit language and version year.

General Usage Instructions

Family Type Manager Standard has features separated by Excel Worksheet Tabs.

Each worksheet has information on how to use the application with step-by-step instructions or general information.   

 

SCRATCH PAD:  Use the application to consolidate all family-related data into a single screen.  Import data sections from other files, modify data, link Type Catalog and Lookup Tables to Scratch Pad data tables, then save Scratch Pad files for future use.   

 

TYPE CATALOG MANAGER:  This worksheet allows you to import Revit .txt Type Catalogs into the Type Catalog Editor.  After changes have been made, Export the data back as a Type Catalog file ready for import into the Revit family or for immediate use within projects.   You can also Export the file as a standalone Excel file to send to others, create single-item Default Type Catalogs, multi-item Default Type Catalogs, Duplicate Type Catalogs with a new name, and Duplicate both the New Type Catalog and Revit Family with a new name.   You also can create Master Type Catalogs.  This is a single catalog for multiple families.  Filter the table and export catalogs by language, product sizes, change tracking, or other values.  The program also provides backup features before Type Catalogs are exported.

 

TYPE CATALOG EDITOR: Use the Type|Catalog Home page to import Revit Type Catalog .txt files into the editor.  The program then converts the .txt file into an Excel data table.  Use the Command Bar to add or delete rows, find/replace, run data error checking, resize the table, convert to different Revit versions (2010-2020 and 2021-Current), create 60+ Feet-Inch measurement formats, over 1000 units of measure conversion options, and remove table filters.  Enter information in any Revit-approved language and any required international date formats.  When exporting the revised Type Catalog, the languages and the date formats will be retained for use in the catalog.  To create a multi-Default Type catalog, simply place any character in the 'Default Type' column to export all selected rows.  Use multi-level sorting and move columns into any desired order.  When you export, the Type Catalog will retain your settings. 

 

LOOKUP TABLE MANAGER:  This worksheet allows you to import Revit .csv Lookup Tables into the Lookup Editor.  After changes have been made, Export the data back as a .csv Lookup Table file ready for import into the Revit family.   You can also Export the file as a standalone Excel file to send to others and duplicate Lookup Tables with a new name. The program also provides backup features before Lookup Tables are exported.   

 

LOOKUP TABLE EDITOR:  Use the Lookup Home page to import Revit Lookup Tables into the editor.  The program then converts the .csv file into an Excel data table.  Use the Command Bar to add new rows, delete rows, find/replace, run data error checking, convert to different Revit versions (2010-2020 and 2021-Current), create 60+ Feet-Inch measurement formats, over 1000 units of measure conversion options, resize the table, and remove table filters.  Enter information in any Revit-approved language and any required international date formats.  When exporting the revised Lookup Table, the languages and the date formats will be retained for use in the Revit Lookup Table parameters.  Use multi-level sorting and move columns into any desired order.  When you export, the Lookup Table .csv file will retain your settings. 

 

INFO TAB: The worksheet provides detailed information about Revit Type Catalogs and Lookup Tables.   This worksheet should be used for reference only.

Commands

Installation/Uninstallation

After downloading the application, you will receive an email with your activation code. 

The installer includes the following:  Family_Type_Manager_Std-Setup.exe 

 

Double Click the “Family_Type_Manager_Std-Setup.exe” file to begin installing the software and save it to a location on your computer.

During activation, you have the option to select either the Excel 32-bit or Excel 64-bit version.

After Installation, an activation screen will appear for online activation.  Enter the activation code provided in the email. 

 

Each license is assigned to a single user and machine and is valid for one year. 

Each year,  you will receive an email to purchase a subscription renewal license to extend your license for an additional full year.  Subscriptions can be purchased from https://BIModular.com/shop   

 

To uninstall the app, go to your installation folder and click the “uninstall.exe” file.  This will remove the app and all files within the folder.

Additional Information

For bulk discount purchases and a Free 15-Day trial, please visit https://bimodular.com/shop/products/software/apps/family-type-manager/

 

Below are links to the User Guide and Training Videos:

USER GUIDE (PDF): https://bimodular.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/family-type-manager-user-guide-v2-00.pdf

YOUTUBE CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/@BIModular

 

Specifications:

Windows Operating System

Microsoft Excel 32-bit or Excel 64-bit Desktop: version 2016-Current

Revit (optional): Any year and language version

Known Issues

The product has been tested in Windows 10 and 11, Excel 2016-Current, and Revit 2015-2023.

The product has not been tested with Windows 2008, Mac OS, or previous versions of Revit.

The product will not work with Excel Online as this is a Desktop application.

Contact

Company Name: BIModular
Support Contact: Support@BIModular.com

Author/Company Information

BIModular

Support Information

Contact us at Support@BIModular.com or Sales@BIModular.com.

We are available Monday-Friday

8.00 am - 5.00 pm Central European Time (CET)

6.00 am - 4.00 pm Easter Standard Time (EST).

Version History

Version Number Version Description

2.3.0.2

- Included horizontal scrolling for find/replace results - Updated copyright information to 2023 - Includes both Excel 32-bit and Excel 64-bit versions

2.3.0.0

- Now with Feet-Inch Bulk Converter and Unit of Measure Converter. - All .CSV and .TXT exports are in UTF16-LE encoding to work in any year and language version of Revit. - Created files, imported files, and data fields can be in any language special characters. - Export Files in Excel .xlsx format along with business and file information metadata to share with others.

2.2.1.1

- Now with Feet-Inch Bulk Converter and Unit of Measure Converter. - All .CSV and .TXT exports are in UTF16-LE encoding to work in any year and language version of Revit. - Created files, imported files, and data fields can be in any language special characters. - Export Files in Excel .xlsx format along with business and file information metadata to share with others.

2.0.0

Family Type Manager Standard Edition with Type Catalog Manager, Lookup Table Manager, and Scratch Pad Workspace.
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