Palladio X BIM WindowsLayout

Palladio X BIM WindowsLayout

Mensch und Maschine acadGraph GmbH

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Description

Using this addin, all open windows can be arranged by a scheme. Contrary to the built-in windows arranging tool which allows you only to tile or cascade windows, PXBIM WindowsLayout assumes that you want the active window to get most of the screen space. You can give 20 to 80 percent of the screen space to the active window while the inactive windows will arrange in the remaining space. Additionally, you can save and restore your window configuration. Optionally, you can decide if you want the re-arranged windows to be zoomed in or not.

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About This Version

Version 1.0.6, 4/28/2017
Added support for Revit 2018

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Customer Reviews

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  • Could not work without it.
    Kyrre Kolstad | September 27, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    The only app which I consider myself dependent of. Thank you for making this!


  • Great Addin, use 100+ times a day. 1 request:
    Aric Crosson Bouwers | July 20, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I have been using this addin for a while, and there is one thing that I would love for it to do. My typical use case is having Revit stretched across two screens, with my main display having the full display taken up by the current view I’m in. On the second display, using the “left” command In your addin, stacks the remaining open windows vertically, and they’re stretched the full width of the monitor. What I’d LOVE to be possible, would be to have the “left” functionality for the left half of the screen, while adding the “tile” function for the second half of the screen, for the remaining open windows. I’ll attach a screenshot depicting how I’d like it. This would allow more useable windows when more are open, than having a lot of short, wide windows that don’t use the space efficiently. I don’t expect this to be possible right away, but would be extremely appreciated for a later revision of the addin. You can view a screen shot that I’ve annotated here: https://www.screencast.com/t/bd44NU4mFy0 Thanks for considering!!


    Julien Ready | August 22, 2017

    I'm looking for the exact same configuration!


    doug degreef | September 18, 2017

    I too am looking for the exact same configuration.


  • Would be perfect... If.
    Shawn Chambers | July 18, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    This is awesome. The only thing that seems to be missing is the option to have multiple view configurations per project. I work in the MEP world. So when I'm doing HVAC, I will have my Mechanical floorplans, sections, and 3D views open. But in the same project, I will also have Plumbing. And when I'm working on Plumbing, I need to have my Plumbing floorplans, sections, and 3D views open. It would be awesome to be able to save multiple configurations where you have a home one that works the same as the restore one. But then you could have a drop down that would let you select different ones that you save and rename. So I could quickly switch between Mechanical, Plumbing, Electrical, etc. Now that would be worth spending the money on. Call it a "Pro" version if you want. I did find a small work-around if anyone is looking for something similar. The windows arrangements are stored in Documents\MuM acadGraph\WindowPositions.xml. I saved my layout for HVAC and then went into the xml file and made a copy called HVAC. I then set up my Plumbing window layout and saved that one. I again copied the XML file and called it Plumbing. In each of the copies, I deleted everything but that Projects window layouts. I have that folder shortcut saved, so it only takes me a second to swap out the window layouts. With 6-8 windows open each time, it definitely saves time.


  • Tile Button does not tile windows Vertically
    Dan Booze | December 22, 2016 Verified Download (What's this?)

    In the help file, the icon associated with the Tile button has a description that says can tile windows horizontally or vertically. When I hit the tile button, there is no option to choose, it just tiles all the windows horizontally. I'd like to just tile vertically. Can you help?


    Michael R Mignone | April 19, 2017

    I d/l-ed this app for exactly this reason, to tile windows vertically and have the same question - there seems to be no option to change which way it tiles. I was able to workaround it by using the 'top' button when two windows are open and using the 'Bigger' command to make the windows equal size. I'm hoping there's an easy solution to making this part of the 'tile' command. Thanks! Running Revit '15 (Arch) - haven't checked it in Revit '17 yet.


  • Excellent !
    Michel Jourdes | October 10, 2016 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Very usefull add-in. One question, the save button don't work for me. Is it because i'm not admin on my computer ? (Revit 2016)


    Rudolf Honke (Publisher) | October 27, 2016

    Dear Michel, there is a C:\Users\<USERNAME>\Documents\MuM acadGraph\PXBIM WLayout <YEAR> folder. In this folder, there should be two files, "Options.xml" and "WindowPositions.xml". The "Save" button adds the current project's window positions to the WindowPositions file. If not present, the file will be created when starting Revit. You should have write permission to that directory even if not having admin rights. If the file is corrupted, you could shut down Revit, rename the "WindowPositions.xml" (e.g. "WindowPositions_backup.xml") and restart Revit, forcing the app to create a new file. This way, the formerly saved window positions will be lost (but you could save them again). Could you send us the window positions file ? Please use the "Get Technical Help" link for sending us an email. Best regards, Rudolf Honke


  • INCREIBLE!!
    Marcos Cardoza | July 28, 2016 Verified Download (What's this?)

    INCREIBLE...


  • Simple and Effective
    Don Magill | June 03, 2016 Verified Download (What's this?)

    This simple app saves me money on blood pressure pills. I am in multiple projects a day, and this allows me to save my standard view layout the first time I go into a project. From that point on, a quick click of the "Load" button has me up and productive in seconds. Thank you for this app.


  • Great but (Solved)
    Josue Romero | May 10, 2016

    Hello,&#13;&#10;&#13;&#10;This app is great, and so far the best way I found until now to work in 2 monitors. Still not perfect, but great. I would like to know if there is any way to assign a shortcut to this function. Before I was using all the time WT + ZA, palladio offers a better solution but is slower since there is not shortcut. Any idea to solve this? EDIT: Ok, now I know how to do it. In shortcuts menu just filter for Add-in Tab, there you will have all the options like "left:left, Left:Right" and so on, I assigned WWW to left:left, which is the one I am using all the time.


  • Great tool
    Arthur Macleod | April 19, 2016 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I get depressed every time a new version of Revit is released because there is no Palladio app to use. Revit 2018 on its own doesn't do it for me.


  • Only adjust 1 Revit window vertically
    Michael Rybin | February 23, 2016 Verified Download (What's this?)

    It needs the option to adjust ALL Revit windows vertically (not including those minimized)!


  • Its Great but the save current windows positions is not working for me. Why?
    Louis Magno | February 11, 2016 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Save current windows positions is not working for me. Is there any issue with my system or what?


  • Molto utile
    Giorgio Benzini | February 08, 2016 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Applicazione molto utile


  • It does excactly what it says
    Maria Tzanetakou | December 15, 2015 Verified Download (What's this?)

    It does excactly what it says ... and saves time!!!!!! Just a brillant little app. Thanks a million !!!


  • Excellent!!
    Christopher Abela | October 30, 2015 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Great, very useful for plumbing layout using multiple views. Can you make symbol for "add to quick access toolbar" please. Thanks from Australia


    Rudolf Honke (Publisher) | November 02, 2015

    Dear Christopher, we think about it. Over the years, there have been many suggestions, e.g. defining not only a primary but also a secondary window. We are open for new ideas but we cannot say when and if we implement them (since each new feature may result in new support cases). Regards, Rudolf Honke


  • Brilliant time saver
    Duncan Lithgow | September 21, 2015 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Great app, saves me time and helps me keep an overview of what I'm in the middle of doing so I don't get completely lost between all the half done jobs in different Views...


  • Yeah But it doesn't work for Sheet views!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Yixuan Gao | September 15, 2015 Verified Download (What's this?)

    been using it for a while now... its good BUT, it only works for normal views... Sheet views do not work for some reason... which i mainly work with the view ports on my sheets... Pls fix that!!


    Rudolf Honke (Publisher) | October 22, 2015

    Dear Yixuan Gao, thank you for the feedback. We have localized the bug and have fixed it in the latest version. Regards, Rudolf Honke


  • Great
    Camila Martin | August 25, 2015 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Very useful tool


  • Does not work in combination with TeamViewer 10 button
    Thierry Monteyne | August 21, 2015 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Besides the great functionallity, if for some reason the add in does not work, check other software with "screen features". In my case TeamViewer blocked it, turned off the TeamViewer button, et voila.


  • Must Have
    Kenneth Eastman | June 01, 2015 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Anyone trying to create LOD 400 models in Revit need this Add-in!!!!!!


  • Great app, shortcuts make it even better
    Matt Thompson | May 29, 2015 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Fantastic app, which is even better if you use the keyboard shortcuts suggested by Daniel Davies


  • Finally got this addon
    Frank Zhao | May 04, 2015 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Looking for this add-on for a long time and finally got it from here!


  • Unusual Group Policy Deployment
    IT Management | March 13, 2015 Verified Download (What's this?)

    If you deploy this .msi installer in the usual way, i.e.. under Computer Configuration, it will seemingly install... but it won't work. I guess this must be a change to support Revit 2015, but this has to be deployed under User Configuration, as it installs into the users profile. I thought I would post this here to save anyone the time I have spent figuring this out.


    Paola Dorantes | April 06, 2015

    Would you mind explaining this a little bit more? I tried to install it just by clicking on it and I got an error :(


  • thumbs up
    Kenneth Amrud | October 21, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Works perfect for me, saves alot of time with this addin.


  • Most used Add-in
    Jeff Rogers | June 22, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I am constantly using this app, it's the first thing I install when I get a new Revit version!


  • Excellent!
    Bryan Thatcher | May 15, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I have used this app for at least a year and it's great! I recently upgraded to 2015 and installed the app, but it appears not to support 2015. When will an update be released? Thanks.


    Dick Barath | May 30, 2014

    I just download and TRIED to install Palladio. I have used it from day one and it was one of my favorite addons. Unfortunately it does not seem to work on two machines - I previously had it installed upon. A huge disappointment.


  • Must have App!!! Awesome
    Jim Smith | October 02, 2013 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I can't believe how much my productivity has increased with this app. Managing multiple views is a snap. I put it on the quick access toolbar and when I want to change the view I'm working in I give it focus by clicking on it and then click on the Palladio icon and bingo, its in the big window and the other view is in the smaller one.


  • fan-bloody-tastic !!!!
    Mark Warren | September 06, 2013 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Just had a quick go using this app..........and it's brill! I've always got at least 3 windows tiled but am always irritated that I can't get the right window to be the largest one...this app is my new best friend. Nice work !!! So now of course we're gonna need an upgrade for 2015 - life just isn't the same without this great little app !


  • Simple but effective
    Matthew Astle | July 11, 2013 Verified Download (What's this?)

    An answer to a problem that shouldn't exist in Revit. It does what is says on the tin. Great for organising views quickly on your screen. Should have multi-screen support.


  • Awesome
    Jakpong Prathompong | June 24, 2013 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Thanks a million ! It help me a lot. ^^


  • Doesn't work
    Carl Veillette | June 18, 2013 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Weird doesn't work on my side ... W7 x64 on intel core i7 with nvidia quadro 600


  • Doesn't work
    Manuel Risso | March 26, 2013 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Doesn't work on W7 x64, Building Design Suite


  • Brilliant, but..
    Jostein Olsen | February 22, 2013 Verified Download (What's this?)

    works exactely as described. However, it would be even better if it had options for multiple screens


  • Works like a charm
    Håvard Vasshaug | February 21, 2013 Verified Download (What's this?)

    W7 x64


  • Should be an native function
    Alex Dias_Teixeira | February 18, 2013 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Thanks!!!! Missed this!


  • Awesome
    Windell Bruner | February 07, 2013 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Very usefull app quickly changing between levels, and also helps when rearranging schedules


  • Feedback
    Rudolf Honke | January 31, 2013 Verified Download (What's this?)

    @ Andrey Slyusarenko @ nate love @ Adriel Sim Please help us to solve the problem by contacting us: support@mum.de Thank you !


  • Doesn't work
    Andrey Slyusarenko | January 28, 2013 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Doesn't work on W7 x64, Building Design Suite


  • Outstanding
    Rene Basurto | January 14, 2013 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Great tool provides speed to switch between windows, even faster with keyboard short cuts. Thanks for the improvement.


  • Doesn't work
    nate love | January 07, 2013 Verified Download (What's this?)

    mine did not work. Do not know why. It installed successfully but does nothing when I try to reaarange windows


  • Thanks
    wnc akro | December 12, 2012 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Thanks a million !


  • Useful
    Maxence DELANNOY | November 10, 2012 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Wonderfull app


  • Nice practical plugin!
    Vincent Cadoret | October 25, 2012 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Does what is says it does!


  • excellent
    Bulent Karakaplan | October 04, 2012 Verified Download (What's this?)

    just what i needed


  • Very Cool
    Rob Bower | September 12, 2012 Verified Download (What's this?)

    good job I'll use it every day


  • Does not work
    Adriel Sim | August 27, 2012 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Weird.. doesn't work for me.. am i doing something wrong? The installation was a success but when i click on any layout within Revit, the windows do not get rearranged.


    Michael Fuller | March 03, 2014

    You need to open the views and then click the icon that either shows Top, Bottom, Left, or Right. Doesn't work automatically as you open views.


  • Useful
    Julien Benoit | August 22, 2012 Verified Download (What's this?)

    very nice app.


  • Very Useful App
    Gabe Cottam | August 21, 2012 Verified Download (What's this?)

    We need more of this sort of simple improvement to the UI! I love it.


  • Absolutely brilliant little app, a big thumbs up from me!
    Daniel Davies | August 16, 2012 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Assign your keyboard short cuts for this app to window tile Top = WTT, Left = WTL, Right = WTR, Bottom = WTB and your away. I have also assigned Bigger and smaller window to WT8 & WT2. Makes sense on a large keyboard with a numeric pad with up down arrows.


    Meli RHernández | September 23, 2015

    How can I assign these shortcuts?


  • Does what it's supposed to
    A. F. | August 15, 2012 Verified Download (What's this?)

    ... and saves time


  • Brillant
    Mark Balsom | August 09, 2012 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Just a brillant little app. Thanks a million !

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