Drag Drop Interface 2021

Drag Drop Interface 2021

Win64, English

Sjoden ByggDesign AB
Load and insert families by intuitive drag and drop interface. Filter and list sorting functions. Memory buttons for favorite settings.

General Usage Instructions


Simply left mouse click-select any item in either family or family type list and drag it into the model drawing area. Once you release the mouse button the normal (API version) insert command engages. You will be able to spacebar-adjust rotation and move the loaded symbol to its desired location before placing it.

Moving the mouse pointer back into the list area will release the previously selected symbol from the crosshair, quickly giving you access to the next click, drag & drop operation.

HINT: Selecting items in the Family Type list is the faster method. Use the Family list when the family needs updating or is not yet loaded into the model.

HINT: If you like to load, but not immediately insert a family object, you could simply double-click the item in the family list. Loaded families are indicated by a slightly darker background colour.

For convenience, the symbol lists could be filtered by category and by column content. Column filters are interacting. Normal column ascending or descending sorting applies. NOTE: Be observant of filters if the lists are not showing expected content.

The Family Type List filters could be stored using the Filter (0-4) buttons. The filters are stored between sessions. HINT: If you need a quick filter release, store an empty filter.

Use the set path button to select a new content path. A right-click on the path label will open a new Windows Explorer showing the current folder content. NOTE: the tool will show content in subfolders.

The Family List content path could be stored using the Path (0-4) buttons. The path settings are stored between sessions.

List views should update automatically when changing the model. This is triggered when moving the mouse pointer into the list view area. Use the Refresh List button to update all list views, if needed.

API External Event:

This software is utilizing the Autodesk® Revit® API “External Event”. Clicking the list view items will set all input data for the External Event. Drag and drop will raise the event. Revit processes external events only when no other commands or edit modes are currently active in Revit. Normally this is instant once you release the mouse button. If you experience delays, there are probably other processes going on in the Revit background.




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


The application category list displays all family categories present in the model, but some categories will not allow insertion using this tool.
Trying to place a detailed item in a 3D view will render a warning. Simply uncheck inconsistent categories in the category list.


This application user interface utilizes the Windows WPF dockable panel. At present this application can only be initialized either at Revit Startup or In Zero Document state.
If Revit is active in a Non-Zero Document State (a document is open) when installing this application, you must either close all documents or restart Revit before the application dockable panel can be opened.


Author/Company Information

Sjoden ByggDesign AB

Support Information

Use SjodenByggDesignAB@telia.com for support, error reports, comments or suggestions.

Version History

Version Number Version Description


Interface reworked. Emphasizing open filter buttons and intuitive store filter and path buttons. The category filter list is now a collapsible/expandable column.
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