Smart Browser

Smart Browser




Autodesk® Revit® family search extension Smart Browser© is a FREE Revit add-on offered by T4R© (Tools 4 Revit). This Revit Family Browser is available worldwide to all Autodesk® Revit® Architecture, Autodesk® Revit® Structure, Autodesk® Revit® MEP users, free of any charges or fees. Compatible with Revit 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, and 2011.


This Revit add-on makes it incredibly easy to locate Revit families in external Revit content libraries on the designer's computer or on a company server.

The Smart Browser extension makes it easy to find, share, buy or sell Revit content.

Completely free of any charges or fees, the Smart Browser is an easy-to-use Revit add-on  that you can download, activate and start benefiting from right now!


Smart Browser is free Revit app but it will not work if the user doesn’t activate it. After installation, there is a grace period of 3 days. At the end of this grace period users must activate Smart Browser to continue working with it for free.


Why choose the free extension Smart Browser© for your Revit?

1. Find Revit family files in seconds, review parameters with the families and view the families in 3D. All before loading the family into your project.

2. Available exclusively in the Revit Market, Smart Browser is the only free professional-grade application of its type that gives you full-featured functionality with no restrictions and no upgrade costs.

3. Reduces design costs and frustration and increases your profit from the first day of use.

4. Easy to use and setup.

5. Developed by Revit Certified Professionals to meet worldwide Revit user requirements.

6. As a member of the T4R© (Tools 4 Revit) product family and designed under ISO and DIN standards, the Smart Browser provides direct integration with all Autodesk Revit-based BIM products.


What are some of the uses of free Revit add-on Smart Browser©?

  • Find Revit families externally stored on your computer or company server by family name, family type, parameter name or parameter value.
  • Project browser: review Revit families that are internal to your current project.
  • Review Revit family types and parameters containing values prior to insertion.
  • Find and Drag-and-Drop elements into the project.
  • Review all Revit families in 2D and 3D views (using the Autodesk Design Review plugin) before insertion into the project.
  • Filter Revit families by original folders, categories, insertion types or unit systems.
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About This Version

Version 2015.1, 4/12/2016

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Customer Reviews

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  • Please make 2017 to present new revit version
    Christopher Abela | September 29, 2017

    Please make 2017 to present new revit version. Thanks

  • It is FREE to download or trial.
    Keyvan Akhavan | October 16, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    this software is not free. it is FREE to download or trial. it is very misleading to start.

    Robert Prybyla (Publisher) | October 28, 2014

    Smart Browser is actually a free app for Revit, the license is created on the same pattern as our other products (commercial licenses). That's why it asks for activation. However this 'trial' doesn't ends after 14 days, it stays as a permanent license.

  • Non functional
    Frank De Boer | February 21, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    The extension does not work properly, while scanning the family folder it continuously goes into a loop (24 hours) or crashes Revit .

    Sub Subpartner | February 27, 2014

    The crashes comes when Smart Browser is trying to export the family to DWF file. The same result you will get if you would try to make it manually. It’s recommended to eliminate such families from the library or do not create DWF files. Please try to overview „log“ file LogFileFamiliesReadParameters.txt. This file contains all detailed information about errors in the families. Usually it's located under C:\Users\”user name”\AppData\Roaming\Tools4Revit\SmartBrowser1402 (or other Smart Browser version). If you still have problems then please contact

  • Imprescindible para cualquier usuario de Revit
    Sergio Vidal | December 10, 2012 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Definitely the best tool for any user of Revit, making it easy to search and review families with agility and detail in open projects in our library, and all free. What's more also have a Pro version with more features.

  • Must have APP!
    Carlos Vieira | December 07, 2012 Verified Download (What's this?)

    This tool gives much more value to the everyday work of any user of Revit. Truly recomend.

  • Just what Revit Needs
    Gareth Spencer | July 20, 2012 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Nice tool to have simply to use, easy to install. Allows the user to see the parameter data from the family, load into your project and even open the family editor. The only thing I would say when creating the dwf's it takes a little while if you have selected a lot of families but other than great tool.

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