Bulk File Upgrader
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This tool allows you to specify a source folder containing Autodesk® Revit® files and have every file in that folder upgraded to the current version of Revit.
All files are saved in a user-specified destination folder.
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Version 9.0.1, 5/17/2022
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Just had to add a comment for 2018! Our teams with large campus projects no longer groan when it is time for the annual upgrade. Harry, we could not do this without you!
There are other solutions floating around in cyberspace but this one is the Holy Grail. Other upgrade tools left all worksets in central file owned by the individual running the upgrade add-in. This tool relinquishes worksets as we needed. Absolutely terrific!
a futur update for revit 2018?
Yes, a 2018 version is available. Please make the purchase here through the Autodesk Store then contact me at https://boostyourbim.wordpress.com/contact/ for the 2018 version
The free "Content Batch Utility" used to be included with Revit and it still works on version 2017. It's upgrading our entire family library as I type this. Here's a link to the download: https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/revit-architecture-forum/batch-updating-families-to-new-version-how-are-you-doing-it/td-p/6312790 and directions from Autodesk: https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/revit-products/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/Batch-upgrade-Revit-families.html
If Revit shows any warnings when upgrading your files, the free batch utility will not work. There are also many other features that this tool offers.
Can this will upgrade the revit with central file. I have files with central file from our contractors around 150 models per station . I want the app to Upgarde (.rvt 2014- .rvt2015) all our 150 central files from contractor.
Yes, this tool will do that for you.
It does what it says...just wish it could do batch project folders (ignoring any dialogue boxes that come up)..so I can go to sleep and wake up with updated projects...sigh! Also, wish it could do it while I can continue working with Revit rather than waiting for proces to end. Is there a work-around anyone?
I have been using the Bulk File Upgrader for years. The best and easiest add-in to use. I recommend this to anyone who needs to upgrade files. I could not imagine opening each file individually in Revit 2017 and saving it back down. Incredible time saving for myself and my employer. Thank you Harry for your hard work creating the upgrader.
This program is amazing. It works great in all ways that you would expect. I have discovered that if you copy look up tables to the 2016 program data folder the upgrader will insert these for you as well!
We asked Harry to add some features to the batch file upgrader for us. Not only did Harry deliver on time and on budget, he saved LPA many days of upgrading models. If you have more than a few models to upgrade get this. If you need it to do something more, just ask Harry. You will be surprised.
Version 2.0 for 2015 worked however was surprised to find it didn't have an option to search subfolders and maintain a folder structure. I want to upgrade the library, but this means I have to copy them into a folder, upgrade and move them back into the old folder. It's useful for as a BIM Manager of a practice, but $99 is a bit much for an open, save and close utility. Consider I can buy whole tool palettes for $50 more.
Weren't your previous releases free? You offer a link below to it even.....And now its 99.00?? And you do realize that this will be the last time anyone needs to probably "Bulk" convert anything because this 2016 is the last version of Revit Autodesk is releasing??? And your tool does not inherently or give the option to just save over the current file???? Just my observations....
2016 is the last version that they're allowing upgrading of non-subscription licensing. That's not the last Revit version ever.
Will not install on Windows 10 x64, missing DLL error. Not sure what the installer is looking for as in the dll
Hi - Please contact me via https://boostyourbim.wordpress.com/contact/ so we can resolve this.
Autodesk tells me that Windows 10 is not currently supported http://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/revit-products/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/System-requirements-for-Autodesk-Revit-2016-products.html
Can you please advise if the lastest upgrader version is intended to be released with each Revit release? I have 2017 now but no bulk file upgrader to match?
The recently updated version 3.0 works like a charm with 2016.
I would also like to know if and when a 2017 version is forthcoming and when it might available? Otherwise I might as well start the process of updating manually.
The 2017 version has been submitted to Autodesk but not yet posted by them. In the meantime, you can purchase it by sending $99 via PayPal to email@example.com
A massive time saver. Thanks for this.
I've been searching for an OEM's library of parts for Revit. Each time I open one of the many families, I get the upgrade request warning (AutoDesk should have embedded this option). Sweet! Thanks!
Great tool Harry, Thanks!
Saved me so much time! Thank you!!
A great time saver, but you need to have at least on Revit file in the first level of the folder you have selected, otherwise the addin refuses to run, even though it will upgrade files within sub-folders successfully.
Hi Andrew - Thank you for mentioning this. This new install resolves that issue: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwszsfY3OsZHaVhmX3VJSkVleTA/edit?usp=sharing Regards Harry
As a manufacturer, we currently create our family content using Revit 2012, to make sure we have older versions available for our customers, just in case. This utility upgraded our families to 2014 and 2015 without a problem. The Help document should mention that everything in all sub-folders of the source folder will also be upgraded. Craig Gibeaut Hufcor, Inc.
Works nicely, thanks Harry. The only issue I found is that the main source folder must have a Revit file in it, otherwise a warning comes up. Add a file to the main source folder, and it all works fine. Thanks - it saves me maintaining my version. ;)
It appears to me that upon testing of the utility that it will only work with Revit 2013 and newer versions? Is this true or is there something that I am missing? It would be great to get this tool to work with older versions, I love the concept and it worked pretty good on the 2013 files that I upgraded to 2014. One more thing, it would be great to be able to rename the files as we have a naming convention that includes the Revit version.