Productivity Tools

Productivity Tools

Win64, English

MEPcontent
This app provides productivity support for designing MEP systems. The functionality is meant for easily connecting, rotating and reconnecting Autodesk® Revit® families in routing systems.

General Usage Instructions

1. Stabiplan Productivity Tools

Features

  • Connect elements
  • Connect & rotate elements
  • Connect & copy elements
  • Rotate elements around another element
  • Rotate elements in free space
  • Reconnect elements
  • Attach hangers to routing systems
  • Attach & extend hanger rods to construction elements

 

Get started

The Stabiplan Productivity Tools app requires Revit 2017, 2018 or 2019 and a working internet connection. After the installation, the app can be started from the Stabiplan tab within Revit. Furthermore, you can save clicks getting to your favorite connectivity command – the tools adapt to what are logical modifications for the selected elements and are conveniently displayed in the context sensitive ribbon. 
 
To make use of the Stabiplan Productivity Tools you will need to have an MEP content account which you can register from the MEP content website.

Menu

The integrated menu gives you quick access to additional features. 
 
Stay up-to-date and take advantage of the Communication Channel, an important tool where you can gain access to news items, help articles, videos, and much more. 
 
Moreover, BIMme, Stabiplan’s community platform, offers extensive support for all your questions on MEP design and enables you to share knowledge and experiences with others and to accelerate and improve your performance.

2. Use the Productivity Tools

The Stabiplan Productivity Tools app allows you to easily connect elements in any view without having to create separate section views, to entire systems according to your preferences, and to reconnect disconnected system elements. These powerful tools can also be used with self-created Revit families.

Connect

Make use of this functionality to quickly connect, rotate and copy elements with just a few clicks in any view, including 3D views.

Connect elements

After starting the function, select the connector of the element you want to connect or a point close to it.  Continue by selecting the connector of the reference element you want to connect into or a point close to it. The element will be moved and connected to the reference element.

Connect & rotate elements

After starting the function, select the connector of the element you want to move or a point close to it.  Continue by selecting the connector of the reference element you want to connect into or a point close to it. The element will be moved and placed to the desired reference element. Next, you can rotate connected element around the axis of the connector of the reference element. Specify the angle and click either Clockwise or Counterclockwise buttons to rotate the elements according to your preferences.

Connect & copy elements

After starting the function, select the connector of the element you want to move or a point close to it. Continue by selecting the connector of the reference element you want to connect into or a point close to it. The element will be moved and placed to the desired reference element. Every next click, the selected element will be copied and connected to the point indicated by you.

Rotate

Make use of this functionality and rotate elements according to your preferences in just a few clicks, regardless of the view you’re in.

Rotate elements around another element

After starting the function, select the element to be rotated. Specify the angle and click either Clockwise or Counterclockwise buttons to rotate the elements according to your preferences.

Rotate elements in free space

By means of a preselection or directly from the Productivity Tools tab, you can easily rotate elements such as single Revit families, assemblies, and groups around X, Y and Z axis. After starting the function, you can specify the desired direction and angle.

Reconnect elements  

After starting the function, select the pipe or duct where the disconnected element should be attached to. Elements with connectors on top of each other will be connected. Also, disconnected saddles will be reconnected to pipes or ducts.

Attach hanger(s) to your system

After starting the function, select the bracket that needs to be attached to a system. Next, select a point on a pipe, tray or duct. The bracket will be moved and attached accordingly.

Attach & extend hanger rod(s) to construction

After starting the function, select the brackets and the elements to attach to. The threaded rod will be extended and attached to the reference element.

Commands

Installation/Uninstallation

1.    Download and run the “Stabiplan Productivity tools” Exe-installer from the Autodesk App Store.

2.    During the installation, you can provide an alternative installation location. By default, the app is installed in

       C:\Program Files\Stabiplan\Stabiplan Productivity Tools.

Uninstallation

The Stabiplan Productivity Tools can be uninstalled via Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features. 

Additional Information

The app requires:
•    Windows 7 or higher
•    Autodesk® Revit® 2017, 2018 or 2019 (64 bit)
•    Internet connection
•    Communication over port 443 (mepcontent.eu)

Known Issues

Contact

Company Name: MEPcontent
Support Contact: apps@mepcontent.com

Author/Company Information

MEPcontent

Support Information

Questions, ideas or suggestions? Please contact us via productmanagement@stabiplan.nl

Version History

Version Number Version Description

1.5.1.4

• Solved an issue where the app crashed on start-up

1.4.0.2.

Second release to store.

1.1.0.2.

Initial release to store.
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