CTC BIM Manager Suite 2020 (Purchase)

CTC BIM Manager Suite 2020 (Purchase)

Win64, English

CTC Software
For people who manage Autodesk® Revit® content and projects, BIM Manager Suite contains tools to help standardize, protect, and quickly change Revit families and projects. For Revit 2017-2020.

General Usage Instructions

A detailed user guide is provided.

Commands

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Ribbon Buttons

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Installation/Uninstallation

The installer that ran when you downloaded this plug-in from Autodesk App Store has already installed the plug-in. You may need to restart the Autodesk® product to activate the plug-in. To uninstall this plug-in, exit the Autodesk product if you are currently running it, simply rerun the installer by downloading it again from Autodesk App Store, and select the 'Uninstall' button, or you can uninstall it from 'Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features' (Windows 7/8.1/10) or Add/Remove Programs, just as you would uninstall any other application from your system.

Additional Information

Known Issues

The installer requires an account with Administrator privileges be used.

Contact

Company Name: CTC Software

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CTC Software

Support Information

For product support, please visit:  https://ctcsoftware.com/support

Version History

Version Number Version Description

20.0.4

Family Processor: Enhancement -- Family Processor should work much better on scaled-up 4K monitors Import and Link Manager: Enhancement -- Import and Link Manager should work better on scaled-up 4K monitors Schedule Parameter Resolver: Bug Fix -- Fixed issue with display of schedule names in Revit 2020 Shared Parameter Manager: Enhancement -- Shared Parameter Manager should work much better on scaled-up 4K monitors Type Swapper: Enhancement -- Type Swapper should work much better on scaled-up 4K monitors

20.0.3

Import and Link Manager -- New Feature: Point cloud links are supported New Feature: On Revit links, the room bounding property can be adjusted Project Cleaner -- Enhancement: Improved processing time estimation and alerts with empty/used sort option is selected

20.0.1

20.0.1 -- Bug Fix: Installer issue fixed 20.0.0 -- Entire Suite: New Feature: Revit 2020 is now supported Family Processor -- Enhancement: When setting the text casing for all text parameters (e.g. to all upper case) URL parameters will be ignored because some web servers have case-sensitive addresses. Bug Fix: The setting to add _(Edited) to the end of the file names for saved families was not working. This has been fixed.

20.0.0

Entire Suite: New Feature: Revit 2020 is now supported Family Processor -- Enhancement: When setting the text casing for all text parameters (e.g. to all upper case) URL parameters will be ignored because some web servers have case-sensitive addresses. Bug Fix: The setting to add _(Edited) to the end of the file names for saved families was not working. This has been fixed.

19.0.3

Entire Suite: New Feature: A "Contact Support" button has been added to the Revit ribbon and within each tool. This button can be hidden if desired.

19.0.2

NEW TOOL: Manage Revit Project Links This Windows Explorer pop-up menu tool can be used to modify link paths within Revit files without first opening the files in Revit. Family Processor -- Enhancement: The Family Processor button will now be disabled when in a project (it must be opened only when in a family) Enhancement: Built-in parameters that have been initialized will now be included in type catalogs generated Bug Fix: Parameters that had not been initialized were erroneously being included in type catalogs generated. Bug Fix: During type catalog generation, families for which the only change was to delete the types were not being resaved. Bug Fix: Type catalog files generated for Revit 2016 and 2017 did not have correct column headers for Currency and Number unit types.

19.0.1

Project Cleaner Enhancement Option to organize sheets grouped by Empty and Used Project Cleaner New Feature Images tab lists images that can be removed from projects Project Cleaner New Feature Added button shortcut to Revit "Purge" dialog Project Cleaner New Feature Parent views not on sheets are listed separately if they have dependent views on sheets. Project Cleaner New Feature Parent views in the list now display the number of dependent views.

19.0.0

New Feature: The suite now supports Revit 2019, as well as 2018, 2017 and 2016. Schedule Parameter Resolver -- New Feature: Filter list of parameters by project or shared New Feature: Flag rows for user action or attention. Group/sort by flagged/unflagged Bug Fix: Resolved errors caused by missing or invalid shared parameters files Family Processor -- Bug Fix: Fixed an issue with type catalog files generated when the family file has units defined as using fractional inches.

18.0.3

All tools that work with spreadsheets have an improved spreadsheet handling engine. Family Checker: Bug Fix - Fixed error that would cause Family Checker to fail for Revit 2016, 2017 and 2018.

18.0.2

Family Processor: Bug Fix - Fixed an issue with unit symbols not being imported when using existing parameters as sources for parameter changes.

18.0.1

All Tools: Now support Revit 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018

17.0.7

Family Processor: New Feature: Type catalog files can now be generated, with the option to delete the original types from the family files. New Feature: You can now apply all the settings for units of measure in one family file to all of the family files being processed. New Feature: You can now automatically replace all parameters found in families with matching name and type found in a shared parameters file New Feature: You can now change the category of the family files being processed. New Feature: You can now set the Keynotes file on the family files being processed. (Revit 2015 and later) Bug Fix: Shared Parameters files automatically generated could define multiple groups with the same name (e.g. multiple "Dimensions" groups). While not an invalid shared parameters file, this fix only allows groups to be created with unique names.

17.0.6

Family Processor: New Feature: Family processor can now import lookup table files into, or delete lookup tables from, the families being processed using the new "Lookup Tables" main tab. New Feature: You can now control the order in which the processing is performed, and turn off some of the processing steps as part of the settings using the new "Processing Order" main tab. New Feature: You can now specify a view by name to be used to override the preview image. If no view with the name specified exists, it will do its best to preserve the old preview image, or pick the most appropriate view if none can be determined. New Feature: Family Processor can now generate a new shared parameters file which contains all of the unique shared parameters discovered in the families that were processed. New Feature: Family Processor can now change the text casing of the values for all text-based parameters (e.g. Text, Multi-line Text, URL, etc.) to all uppercase, all lowercase, or to use title casing. Type Swapper: Enhancement: The duplicate families will be deleted from the project only if all of its instances were successfully swapped. Bug Fix: Fixed a bug where some family instances were excluded when swapping family.

17.0.5

New Tool: Family Checker This new tool reports on errors or potential issues found in family files.

17.0.4

Family Processor: New Feature - Options now allow creating log files automatically to a specified folder. Enhancement - The progress dialog is now movable and allows canceling the processing. Enhancement - Suggestion winner: A new logging engine now allows filtering the log results by entry types (e.g. Success, Warning, Error, etc.) and exporting log information to different formats. Enhancement - When replacing with shared parameters, if a shared parameter exists with the exact same name and parameter type as the one to be replaced, the matching shared parameter will be selected automatically from the list of available shared parameters of that parameter type. Shared Parameter Manager: Enhancement - Automatic handling of parameter groups Enhancement - View and save report log of operation Enhancement - Added option to specify "Varies by Group Instance" parameter setting Type Swapper: New Feature - Save and load selection sets New Feature - Save processing logs to spreadsheet New Feature - New element types to swap: materials and fill patterns New Feature - Delete selected and delete unused buttons and context menu Enhancement - Removed "Delete Unused" from Dimension, Text and Line Style tabs Enhancement - Multi-select buttons and context menu added Bug Fix - Fixed issue where Duplicate Families were ignored if they had a number in the name

17.0.1

- First version to support Revit 2017 - Moved Schedule Parameter Resolver to this suite from BIM Project Suite per several customer requests - Moved the free tool Batch Family Loader to the new BIM Batch Suite. It remains a free tool. - Family Processor bug fix: Under some conditions no choices will be available for replacement shared parameters even though parameters of the correct data type are in the SP file. This has been fixed. - Multiple tools (including Shared Parameter Manager and Family Processor) which read shared parameter files will now display a warning if two or more parameters in the SP file have the same name or GUID.

16.0.6

Entire suite:
  - Misc. performance and stability improvements

16.0.5

Batch Family Loader Enhancement:

 - Loading into project (rte) and family (rft) file types now supported.

 

 

Dimension Checker Enhancement:

  - Search choice: Include or Exclude when filtering dimensions with specific text strings

16.0.4

Batch Family Loader Enhancement:
  - Checks the project family against the loading family. In most cases, BFL can avoid loading a family which is identical to the one in a project -- enhanced performance

Import and Link Manager Enhancements:
  - Now presents warning when changing remote file data on central files regarding requiring re-save to central the next time the project is opened.
   - Grid now has columns displays "Referencing Sheet" and "Sheet Number" for applicable link types.

Revision Cloud Remover Enhancement:
  - Now has the ability to keep revisions on sheet after deleting the revision clouds.

Shared Parameter Manager Enhancements:
  - Find/Replace -- Can now find parameter names by pattern and replace with user specified pattern
  - Prefix/suffix can be added to parameter names in the master shared parameter file

Type Swapper Bug Fix:
  - Corrected the issue when in Revit 2014 or Revit 2015, Type Swapper would produce an error regarding trying to use a DLL for Revit 2013.

16.0.2

Batch Family Loader Enhancements:
 - Can now reload only the selected or all families in the currently open project or family

Import and Link Manager Enhancements:
  - Now allows saving a report to a spreadsheet file
  - Now breaks down the imports and links into separate lists by these filters:  All, All Links, All Imports, Revit Links and CAD Links

Shared Parameter Manager Bug Fix:
  - An error would occur when modifying a piping shared parameter, which has been fixed

Family Processor Bug Fixes:
   - When replacing a shared parameter in the family with a new shared parameter which happens to have the same name, the replacement would fail in Revit 2016
  - When adding shared parameters or replacing with shared parameters, if Log Only Errors was turned on but there were no errors, the family would not be saved unless there were other changes successfully made OR the option to always save even if there were no changes was turned on

Family Tools Bug Fixes:
  - Saving merged shared parameters is now allowed when one shared parameters file has two parameeters in it with identical names
  - The Help button within the app now works 

16.0.0

This is the first version to support Revit 2016.  Now supports Revit 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Suite New Features:
  - Ribbon buttons can now be grouped under only two buttons:  Free Tools or Premium Tools, for better ribbon management.
  - The tab on which the ribbon buttons are placed can now be renamed, or the buttons can be hosted on the built-in “Add-Ins” tab.
  - A “Videos” button has been added in each tool, which will display only tool-specific videos in the web browser.  These videos are available as another resource for learning more about each tool and how to better use each tool. 

Suite Bug Fixes:
  - Node Locked licenses were not being allowed to be activated on Microsoft Surface devices
  - 
Active Directory-controlled settings may not have been getting applied correctly when disconnected from the network which contains the domain controllers.
  - Tools that read type catalogs will now read type names with double-quotes in them the same way Revit interprets it.
  - Tools that read type catalogs will now respect the option to skip duplicate type names without generating an error.

Family Processor Enhancements:
  - Now always saves each family, whether changes were made or not, if the option to save to an alternate parent folder is used.
  - No longer creates redundant backup files when saving

 

Model Compare Enhancements:
  - Some projects with some kinds of CAD links were not able to have snapshots taken.  This has been fixed.

5.1.12

Family Processor New Feature:
  - Family Processor now supports getting material and parameter definitions from multiple family files when configuring settings

5.1.11

This release fixes an issue with node-locked licenses not activating correctly.

5.1.10

Family Processor
  - Now allows turning on Auditing when opening family files, to help fix corruption which causes problems in Revit 2015. This feature is only available for Revit 2014 and later.
  - Now sorts the list of available files from which to choose when selecting the files to process.

Most tools now have "Request Feature" and "Report Bug" as choices on the main pulldown menu and in the "About" dialog, which will start the local e-mail client and pre-populate the subject and body with information about the tool being used for sending in ideas for new features or reporting issues found.

Minor bug fixes

5.1.8

Minor bug fixes

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