hsbTimber for Autodesk® Revit®

hsbTimber for Autodesk® Revit®

Win64, English

hsbTimber provides a seamless solution natively in Autodesk Revit to transition from the design of timber structures to production with full CNC workflows.

General Usage Instructions

The hsbTimber for Autodesk Revit app uses regular Revit structural members that are created from the standard structural member's templates. If not specified differently in the settings, all Revit structural members can be used for adding tools, creating shop drawings, export to cnc etc.

Tools applied to these structural members are void families that cut the structural member. A tool can consist of multiple void families that are controlled by a handler. The handler family can be recognized by its magenta color. 

Changes in the behavior, shape or dimensions of a tool can only be controlled through the parameters of this handler family instance.  

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To start the installation process you should double click on the hsbOnRevit.exe file found in the folder you selected to download the installer. It is required for you to close the Autodesk Revit product before starting the installation process. The installation will run automatically and will show a message of completion when it is finished. 

To uninstall this hsbOnRevit plug-in, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7/8.1/10), and uninstall as you would any other application from your system. Warning, by uninstalling the plug-in all your hsbOnRevit packages will be deleted. If you only wish to deactivate the hsbTimber package, go to the Settings command under the hsbTimber Ribbon tab and select the packages tab from the displayed Settings dialog. Finally, uncheck the hsbTimber package and save the changes.

Additional Information

Known Issues

hsbTimber for Autodesk Revit is a limited full functioning trial app that allows the user to explore the possibilities of designing timber structures in Autodesk Revit but limits the user to utilizing 60 tools on each project. The user is provided with an opportunity to upgrade to the premium version and CNC output is an optional premium requirement. This is an application with multi-language support.

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Profiled, curved beams and other complex geometry can cause Revit modeling issues.

Tools are solely meant for rectangular Beams and may provide inaccurate results on profiled, curved and beams with voids.

Cut tools cannot use curved model lines (only straight)

Drills and slots cannot be added to end faces

Frame edge command on touching edges can result in wrong UCS of the beam

Limited to 60 Tools

hsbExporter requires a license – Premium Version


Company Name: hsbcad
Support Contact: support.revit@hsbcad.com

Author/Company Information


Support Information

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For support of hsbTimber for Autodesk Revit please email support.revit@hsbcad.com

Version History

Version Number Version Description


Additional toolsets for Timber included such as bridle and double shoulder joints Performance enhancements for coded family extensions Automated toolsets added to allow multiple selection assignation Basic ModelX import support Advanced ModelX export support to AutoCAD Architecture Autodesk Revit to AutoCAD Architecture integrated link


- Version 2019 with support for Autodesk Revit 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. - The new FaceCut and FaceStretch commands have been added. These commands include multiple beams selection and smart prompt for side to conserve. If none beam will be splitted, the user won't have to input a point. - Existing handler control improvement: now every handler involving 2 elements will be aware of the presence of other similar, leaving the user the chance to keep existing or replace with new one - An existing end tool control has been implemented. When a handler changes a beam's length, all existing end tools will be removed upon user's approval. - Some small fixes added.


Version 2018 with support for Autodesk Revit 2017, 2018, and 2019. The installer has been improved to avoid installation of older versions. Some small fixes added.


Version 2018 with support for Autodesk Revit 2017, 2018, and 2019
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