Express Family Layout

Express Family Layout

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Description

Automatically place user-managed loadable families in Autodesk® Revit® projects by category or family type. In addition, you can arrange families that need host elements, such as doors and windows that require walls. You can add different parameters for each project.

 

1. Description of the Family Layout dialog box

- Family File List: List of loadable family files to be placed

- Layout start position: User-specified start position

- Column: When placing a family you can place it in the x-direction number

- Folder ...: Select a folder and add all the families of the folder to the list

- File (s)...: Select a family file and add it to the list.

- Select All: Change all items on the list to check.

- Deselect All: Change all items in the list to unchecked.

- Invert selection: Selected by reversing the selection of items in the family list

- Add UserParameter: Added user parameters

- Family Parameter Edit ...: Add or delete parameters using a text editor

- Execute: Executes batch execution (When execution is completed, the dialog box is automatically closed)

- Close: Close the dialog box.

 

2. Supported loadable family types

- furniture

- opening

- Electrical

- Structural Column

- Structural foundation

- structural reinforcement

- Structural connection

- structural retaining wall

- Structure truss

- Structure frame

- Mechanical

- Lighting

- Handrail

- duct

- Door

- pipe

- Plumbing

- Detail items

- Planting

- General model

- light

- Window

- cable tray

- Casework

- Special facilities

- pipe

- Fire Protection

- Environment

About This Version

Version 1.0.5, 12/27/2022
- Changed field delimiter in user parameter file to comma - Fixed parameter default input error


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  • Amazing addin!!!
    Yuki Scharf | January 18, 2023 Verified Download (What's this?)

    This is great tool for family creaters!!
    A few feedbacks.
    #1 I would prefer model line instead of detail lines for the boundary.But I can just switch to it.
    #2 All MEP cateories to be available would be nice...
    Thank you for the tool!

     
     

     


  • Awesome free tool for a BIM Manager
    Nauman Mysorewala | December 13, 2022 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Extremely useful FREE tool. Lays out the families. I am docking a star for the User Parameters which are not customizable and errors out. In the video it shows that they are customizable, however, it cannot handle Parameter names with spaces or Default value being empty. The formatting of the file is weird too. multiple tabs that do not align with the format field header locations.

    Sunghan Lee (Publisher) | December 14, 2022

    Thanks for reporting the problem. I've fixed the problem and am testing it. (version 1.0.5) - Changed the field separator in the family parameter file from 'Tab' to 'comma'. - Fixed a bug that occurred when parameter names contained whitespace. If testing doesn't find any issues, we'll proceed with redeployment to the Autodesk App Store.

    Nauman Mysorewala | January 10, 2023

    Thanks, Sunghan for your quick reply and fix. I will download the update and give feedback!


  • V. Good
    Ahmdhsn Ahmdhsn | December 26, 2019 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Very simple and very useful, thankx.


  • excellent addin but...
    David Grassin | May 03, 2019

    Thank you for this addin.

    I wait for 2020.

    it is missing a function : 

    The ability to add all or part of families included in the project

    And a function that I would like is to be able to transfer the view to a legend! 

    thanks for your dev.

    Sunghan Lee (Publisher) | May 08, 2019

    Thank you for your feedback. First, we are ready to support the Revit 2020 version. Your suggestion feature will be updated after review.

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