The View Collection

The View Collection

Win64, English

ThreeDeltaTools Ltd
Selection Box Browser and Interactive View Range Control, are unique tools that enhance user experience in Autodesk® Revit®. Bonus tool - Apply View Parameters to View Templates.

General Usage Instructions

The SelectionBox Browser

A View in Revit is an element that allows you to interact with and develop your design/model.

Usually, when you begin a new project, Revit creates default views, floor plans, and elevations south, north, east, and west that you use to start your design. As the project develops, you create more views to help with your project's design and documentation. You name the views and organize them in the project browser to be able to find and recall them.

However, very quickly you end up with a project browser populated with hundreds of views that require clearly defined and well-executed naming conventions.

The SelectionBox Browser offers an alternative approach.

  • As you develop your project you can select model elements in an area/volume of interest and create a SelectionBox.
  • This SelectionBox then becomes the identity of the area/volume of interest for the project's design exercise.
  • The SelectionBox creates and manages initial SelectionBox Design/Model Views and allows you to add more on the fly.
  • The SelectionBox Browser allows you to quickly find and focus on an isolated area/volume of your model and develop it further.
  • Subdivide your model into named areas/volumes of interest that are easier to work with.
  • Group SelectionBoxes that belong in the same wider volume/area/zone or design theme.

 

The Interactive View Range Control

Use this control to dynamically adjusts the view range of plans, sections, and elevations. Set the offset or the level from the project base point for top, cut, bottom and view depth planes of plan views. Set offsets or distances from the project base point for far, near clip planes and location of sections and elevations. Type in new values, drag areas with the mouse or increment values using the arrow keys on the keyboard, repeat buttons or the mouse wheel. Apply the settings automatically with each value change and watch the live update of view on the display.

Apply View Parameters to View Templates

Apply selected view parameters and visibility graphics to any number of predefined view templates.

Screenshots

Commands

Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description

SelectionBoxBrowser

Displays the SelectionBox Browser. The selectionBox Browser shows an ordered logical hierarchy for all SelectionBox Groups, SelectionBoxes, and SelectionBox design/model Views of the current project. Hover over the items in the browser's list with the mouse for additional commands. Rename items, configure view parameters and visibility graphics that remain in sync between SelectionBox views and propagate to other SelectionBox views within the same group.

NewSelectionBox

Uses one or more selected elements that have a 3D representation in the model to create a new SelectionBox and initial SelectionBox views. In any view, either select one or more elements and activate the command or activate the command and use the multiple selection options. A new SelectionBox entry with a default name and its initial views will be created in the SelectionBox Browser. SelectionBox default names and initial views are configured in the SelectionBox Settings dialog. Select a single element to create an oriented SelectionBox. Use extended click or press the <F2> key to rename the SelectionBox. Use the Add Views command to create more views in the browser.

ResetSelectionBox

Resets SelectionBox Views. Some SelectionBox View crops and elevation markers may become out of sync. Use this command to force synchronization on the active or all SelectionBoxes in the current project. Reset the orientation to Project North of SelectionBoxes and the origin and far clip offset of section SelectionBox Views.

ApplyParametersToViewTemplates

Applies properties of the current view to multiple view templates. Use this command to select one or more properties from the current view and apply them to one or more view templates in the current project.

ViewRangeInteractiveControl

Displays the View Range Interactive Control.

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ActivateNextSelectionBoxView

Activates the Next SelectionBox View or the first view of the Next SelectionBox.

ActivatePreviousSelectionBoxView

Activates the Previous SelectionBox View or the first view of the Previous SelectionBox.

SelectionBoxSettings

Displays the SelectionBox Settings dialogue.

CloseSelectionBoxInactiveViews

Closes inactive views associated with SelectionBoxes or all inactive views.

HideNonActiveSelectionBoxViews

Hides non-active SelectionBox views in the active SelectionBox or in all SelectionBoxes of the current project.

ShowAllViewsInActiveSelectionBox

Shows all views in the active SelectionBox or in all SelectionBoxes of the current project.

GrowShrinkActiveSelectionBox

Grows or shrinks the active SelectionBox by a parameter set in the SelectionBox Settings

ResetSelectionBoxViewNames

Resets the view name of SelectionBox Views to their default names controlled by parameters in the SelectionBox Settings.

SelectionBoxAddViews

Displays the Add SelectionBox Views dialogue and creates additional SelectionBox views.

SelectionBoxDelete

Deletes a SelectionBox and all SelectionBox associated views.

SelectionBoxMoveToGroup

Select one or more SelectionBoxes in the browser and use this command to move the selected boxes to an existing SelectionBox Group or to move them to a new SelectionBox. Use extended click or press the <F2> key to rename SelectionBox Groups.

SelectionBoxViewDelete

Deletes a SelectionBox View.

SelectionBoxGroupDelete

Deletes a SelectionBox Group, the group SelectionBoxes and their associated views.

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.

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 7/8.1/10/11) and uninstall as you would any other application from your system

Additional Information

Known Issues

Contact

Company Name: ThreeDeltaTools Ltd

Author/Company Information

ThreeDeltaTools Ltd

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Version History

Version Number Version Description

1.0.2.1

Improved view creation with NewSelectionBox & SelectionBoxAddViews commands.

1.0.0

Initial release. Selection Box Browser and Interactive View Range Control, are unique tools that enhance user experience in Revit. Bonus tool - Apply View Parameters to View Templates.
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