Bird Tools - CAD Link Opener
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Bird Tools - CAD Link Opener is a free Autodesk® Revit® application that adds a DWG link opening functionality that was previously non-existent.
When this command is executed, the user selects the DWG link and it will open in a new Autodesk® AutoCAD® (or any other DWG viewer/editor that the user has associated with the DWG filetype) instance in case it is not already running. Otherwise, the aforementioned file will be opened in the already running instance of the process. Both Desktop and cloud (BIM 360) hosted dwg links are supported.
Such a feature proves to be helpful whenever the user needs to edit the currently linked DWG, by automatically opening this file for him/her and thus saving him/her some time and effort.
Note: This app uses a custom installer (and not the standard App Store installer).
Love this plugin, but starting a new project in Revit 2023 and really wanting it to work with linked site DWGs. Would love an updated version that provides 2023 support.
Thank you for your 5-star review! Definitely, a version with 2023 and 2024 support is now available on our website. It has also been just submitted here as well and will be coming soon to the Autodesk App Store. You may find our website here: https://www.birdtools-developers.com/
HUGE FAN SINCE 2018
VERY MUCH IN NEED FOR V23
THANKS FOR EVERYTHING!
Your support is greatly appreciated Eduardo! The 2023 version of the tool is coming very soon to the Autodesk App Store. It has already been published on our website and you may download it there in the meantime: https://www.birdtools-developers.com/shop.html Cheers!
I use your tool for three year!
Thank you Igor! You're the one that's amazing!
You're most welcome! Cheers!
This tool has proven itself very useful. What's more, I had an issue that wouldn't let me use it, and the development team got in touch with me and solved it.
Keep up the good work!
Always happy to help and thank you for reporting your issue, which enabled us to investigate and include BIM 360 support, which will be a feature coming very soon with v2.0
If you are using cad linked in your revit model this is your tool to open it quicker. Nice app!
Thanks for your positive review David!
Very useful tool, Thanks Bird
Fantastic Add-in, very handy!! great job guys.
can i suggest an addition to this tool:
when the selected .dwg file is opened in autocad and then saved, the user is prompted in revit 'Would like to re-load the saved .dwg file' this would be take the add-in to the next level.
Thank you for your review and for your suggestion! It will be considered and if feasible added to the next version.Stay tuned for more updates!
Neat tool that works well!
Thank you for your kind words! Check out our other apps for more free stuff and for other cheap and efficient tools!