Preview Image Generator (P.I.G.) Free Version!

Preview Image Generator (P.I.G.) Free Version!

Digitally signed app



Do you have Autodesk® Revit® families with horrible preview images?  This app is for you!


With one click, P.I.G. Free will create a consistent & clear preview image for your open Revit family! This free version offers limited functionality compared to the more fully featured app. See below for a comparison.


Free Version Features:

  • Choose your own default appearance settings & Revit category specific settings.
  • Options to hide connectors, host elements, reference planes and more!
  • Your settings are automatically synchronized with your cloud account.  Activate on up to two computers.
  • Very simple licensing system
  • Automatic notification of new feature updates


Check out the exciting additional features available in P.I.G. Batch here:

  • **All users at your company can be set up to use the same settings.
  • **Automatically regenerates the preview image every time families are saved!
  • Batch process new preview images for thousands of families at a time!
  • Upgrade files from previous versions of Revit in the process.
  • Optional to export high resolution images for indexing on popular content management systems such as Avail and CTC.
  • Enable gradient backgrounds.
  • Enable Preview Visibility mode - ensuring that the image looks just like it will in your projects.
  • Customize view scales by category so line weights show accurately.
  • Smooth lines with anti-aliasing.
  • Hide certain subcategories
  • Lock 3D views


**If you would like P.I.G. to silently run on every workstation at your firm, virtually eliminating the future need to monitor or batch through files, a site license is available. Please contact for more information.


Note: This app uses a custom installer (and not the standard App Store installer).

About This Version

Version 2.2.1, 7/13/2023
Revit 2024 support! Audit families, gradient backgrounds, lock views, hide categories & other improvements!

Screenshots and Videos

Customer Reviews

11 reviews
Get Technical Help
  • Version 2024?
    Maurice Fox | May 23, 2023 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I have used it many times. Are there any plans for a 2024 version?

  • REVIT 2024?
    Brian Flatley | April 27, 2023 Verified Download (What's this?)

    we love your product, when is the version for revit 2024 coming?


  • Fast, easy and with a fun name.
    Mauricio Silva dos Santos Filho | March 26, 2022 Verified Download (What's this?)

    A very useful tool, even for a free version.

  • Not working
    Vitor Beltrao | February 28, 2020 Verified Download (What's this?)

    There is no "Batch generate" button here.

    Only "Settings" (working fine) and "Update Preview" (disabled to click)


    Rafi Sarkis | May 19, 2022

    Vitor, try it with a family open not a project. Had the same issue and that solved it.

  • Highly impressed
    Connor Fitzgerald | June 11, 2019 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I find it to be very intuitive, simple and refined. Not a half-done job like some independent applications. Well done IconicBIM

  • Works Great!
    Nicholas Baum | February 12, 2018 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Very helpful. Solves a long standing Revit problem.

  • Indispensable!
    DIONISIO A SOUZA | October 31, 2017

    A very useful, indispensable program, seems to have been born for Revit.

    Parley Burnett (Publisher) | November 08, 2017

    Thank you, Dionisio! We took great effort to make it a seamless experience.

  • Nice plugin
    Artur Bessoni | October 31, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I work with BIM Implementation and during our workings we need to create several families. Although I already use a good workflow when seting preview images, this plug-in makes it much easier! I loved it.

    Parley Burnett (Publisher) | November 08, 2017

    Very glad to hear you like it, Artur! It's only going to get better :)

  • Need to clean up your libraries?
    Alfred Crane | October 30, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Are you a smaller firm with a vast in-house library that looks like a random pile of scary Revit files? Are you interested in sharing your content, but too much of the preview images look garbled- through no fault of your own? PIG is hands down the best, most affordable solution to getting your "family presentation" all cleaned up. Just point it to the directory that you store your library at, and away it goes! Any new family saved to that directory can also be set to receive this spit and polish treatment. No more unsightly presentations when uploading to online libraries either (I am looking at you, Revit City)!

  • Quick and Easy
    Holger de Groot | October 29, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Works great

  • So smooth
    Emily Burnett | October 26, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    This is long-overdue and brilliant! Very smooth functionality and I love that it runs automatically.

Go top