BIMright

BIMright

Win64, English

BIMright
Automates the work within Autodesk® Revit® by allowing to bind Text Notes to model data, pass parameter values from one category to another, sync with Excel in real-time, and more...

General Usage Instructions

 
 

Text Note Binding - Bind Text Note to Revit or Excel data.

  1. Go to the BIMright dockable window, if it's hidden go to the BIMright tab>Settings panel> toggle Dock Visibility On.   
  2. Select 1 or multiple Text Notes.
  3. Under Text Note Binding, select a binding source type (ex. Global Parameter).
  4. Select a binding source.
  5. To unbind set source type to none.
 
Data Reference - A live reference to data within the Revit model.
  1. Under the BIMright tab click the Data Reference button to open the window.
  2. Give it a name.
  3. Select a category.
  4. Select a parameter (only parameters where at least one element using this parameter is placed in the model will be available).
  5. Select a calculation type.
  6. You can select the Data Reference and add filter rules, to filter which elements of the category to include in the reference.
  7. To delete, select all the Data References you want do delete and press the delete button on the keyboard.
 
Category Joins - Bind categories to be able to pass parameter values from an element of a category to an element of another category.
  1. Under the BIMright tab click the Category Joins button to open the window.
  2. Give it a name.
  3. Select a parent category.
  4. Under Parent Filters, you can add filter rules, to filter which elements of the parent category to include in the join.
  5. Select children categories from the available categories.
  6. Under Children Filters, you can add filter rules, to filter which elements of the children categories to include in the join.  
  7. You can bind parameter values from parent to children or from children to parent (only parameters where at least one element using this parameter is placed in the model will be available).
  8. To bind from parent to children, select a source parameter from the parent category, and then select a target parameter from the children category.
  9. To bind from children to parent, select a source parameter from the children categories, and then select a target parameter from the parent category, and then select a calculation type.
  10. To delete, select the Category Joins or bindings you want to delete and press the delete button on the keyboard.
 
Excel Links - Link Excel file in the Revit project to be able to bind Revit data to Excel cells or Revit schedules to Excel tables.
  1. Under the BIMright tab click the Excel Links button to open the window.
  2. Click on the Add button to browse to an Excel file, and click Open.
  3. You can bind named cells to Revit data, Excel tables to Revit schedules.

 

Cell Bindings

  • Select a named cell.
  • Select a binding source type.
  • Select a binding source.

 

Table Bindings

  • Select an Excel table.
  • Select a Revit schedule to bind it to.
  • Select a Binding Mode.
    • One Way - Updates will only go from schedule to table.
    • Two Way as Source - Updates will go in both directions, but the table will be the Source, so if the schedule and the table are not in sync the table will take precedence and will update the schedule.
    • Two Way as Target - Updates will go in both directions, but the table will be the Target, so if the schedule and the table are not in sync the schedule will take precedence and will update the table.
  • Check Lock Width if you want to sync the data only when the number of columns in the schedule is the same as the number of columns of the table.

Commands

Installation/Uninstallation

  • Download and run the installer
  • Make sure Autodesk Revit and Microsoft Excel are closed before running the installer

Additional Information

If you see a category or parameter that you think it makes sense to be available in Dara References or Category Joins and it's missing, or for any other feedback, please send us an email to feedback@bimright.com  

Known Issues

  • Elements inside groups cannot be edited by the plugin, so if you have any Text Note Bindings, Category Joins, or Excel Links where the target element is inside a group it will be ignored when the data is updating. So if you want to have bound Text Notes in multiple sheets you can use Legend Views instead of groups.
  • In the Data References or Category Joins window, where you can select from a list of available parameters, only parameters where at least one element using this parameter is placed in the model will be available, for example, if you want to create a Dara Reference to the Area parameter of the Wall category at least one element of the Wall category must be placed in the model when you create the Dara Reference in order for the parameter to show up in the list of parameters. (once it's created, you can delete this element)
We hope to have these limitations fixed in the future. 

Contact

Company Name: BIMright
Support Contact: support@bimright.com

Author/Company Information

BIMright

Support Information

If you experience any issue using this app please email us at support@bimright.com

Version History

Version Number Version Description

1.0.10

Updated installer to detect if Revit is open before running the installation.

1.0

Initial Release
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