Realtime Toolkit is a suite of utilities that automate common tasks in Autodesk® Revit®. Individually, these tasks are simple and mundane, however they are time-consuming, error-prone, and tedious. Moreover, they are tasks that most Revit users will (or should) carry out on a regular basis. Development of Autodesk® AutoCAD® utilities is ongoing and will be released at a future date.
The tools deliberately avoid high-end BIM analysis and functionality. From experience managing some of the largest mandated BIM projects in the world, significant inefficiencies and losses occur at the desktop, with the individual Revit user. This is a major point of neglect in the deliverables supply chain. We have designed Realtime Toolkit to equip each Revit user with the ability to quickly, easily, and accurately carry out repetitive tasks in order to save time and improve quality.
These savings are real, ongoing, and by virtue of being per user, will reduce documentation costs, to the delight of the Project Manager. Additionally, CAD-BIM Managers have full visibility of all Revit users, their files and system through the Revit Data Collector tool. Aside from Revit user and Revit file information, this tool records opening and closing file sizes and times. Most managers running design teams will have encountered the situation where a Revit project file goes rogue, and determining where, when who, and how is a time-consuming art. The Revit Data Collector will tell the CAD-BIM Manager exactly when a file changed significantly. The data can be imported into any system for analysis and graphing; it could be used to present a project’s health timeline.
All tools have a uniform interface, and are intuitive to use. The functions (and benefits) will be obvious to even inexperienced Revit users. All tools have an option to write a log file of the results.