COINS Auto-Section Box

COINS Auto-Section Box


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The COINS Auto-Section Box tool gives you tremendous speed and agility over managing three-dimensional views when analyzing model areas of particular interest. It allows you to quickly create temporary and permanent views to be used for immediate interrogation of the model or for construction document deliverables. This works by allowing you to focus on the model instead of managing views or a view’s properties.


Although Revit 2016 added built-in support for creating section boxes from elements, the COINS Auto-Section Box still improves on this with the following time-saving features:

  • Works with elements in linked files.
  • Special handling of grids, section lines, elevation markers, levels, scope boxes, dimensions, and tags.
  • Option to create new views.
  • Toggle the section box on and off to gain a better understanding of the selection within the context of the whole model.
  • Option to arrange the original selection view and the 3d view side-by-side.
  • Align section box to walls, members, or other line-based geometry.
  • Works in Revit 2015/2014/2013 as well as Revit 2019/2018/2017/2016. 


Click here for a video showing the top 5 uses.


Note: This app uses a custom installer (and not the standard App Store installer). 



版本 6.5, 2019/3/29
Support for Autodesk® Revit® 2020.



(103 评论)


  • Essential Tool for 3D Modelling
    Shaun Snyder | 八月 17, 2019 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    I love this tool and am a COINS promoter with any Revit user I encounter.   Autodesk's Selection Box tool doesn't come close to the features of this add-in. With the new Grow/Shrink commands they were able to incorporate with customizable keyboard shortcuts, it will be used even more. The COINS development team is doing a great job. Keep up the great work!

  • I can't tell you how much i LOVE this app
    Alexander Ayzenband | 四月 19, 2019 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    and I can't believe it's free! 

  • This tool should be required by every firm
    Partha Sanyal | 二月 26, 2019 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    What an add-in.  I'm surprised most firms have not heard about or used this tool on a regular basis.  This is a must add!

  • Great Tool!
    Chris Anderson | 二月 21, 2019 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    This is a great tool!  When I first started doing BIM, I was dragging around 2D sections everywhere to work on walls.  Once I was introduced to the Auto Section, it was a game changer.  I now use this tool all day, every day.  Thank you for developing such a useful tool.  User support response is also very quick and eager to help.

  • Keyboard Shortcut?
    Marco Moreno | 十一月 14, 2018 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    Great tool, does what it says it can do. Would be even better to have keyboard shortcuts to quickly view something and turn it off. 

    Jon Smith (发布者) | 十一月 15, 2018

    Hi Marco. You can apply keyboard shortcuts - under Revit Options->User Interface->Keyboard Shortcuts and filter on the "Add-Ins Tab". This works well when applied to the "Quick Auto Section Box" and "Toggle Section Box" commands.

    Marco Moreno | 十一月 16, 2018

    Jon, I didn't see that at first. Thanks for the help! Now this tool will be used daily.

  • Alexey Rankov | 七月 15, 2018 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    This add-in is in my toolbox of many years standing. Thank you so much for it!

  • This Add In Changed My Life
    Joshua Tanner | 五月 31, 2018 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    This Add In Changed My Life


  • The best!
    carlos gravil | 三月 12, 2018 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    totally efficient tool. Crazy it's not a standard tool in Revit. Typical Autodesk

  • Nice tool
    Shahriar Habibi | 一月 31, 2018 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    Thats a very productive tool I really missed when I switched from Archicad to Revit. Glad we have it now.

  • Great efficiency
    Amer Agha | 七月 20, 2017 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    Most used addon in Revit so far.

  • Ivo Mainardi
    k haah | 五月 04, 2017 验证的下载 (这是什么?)


  • Wonderful Add-in!
    Mch Mch | 三月 31, 2017 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    This Add-in is the greatest tool for daily coordination with all disciplines and it is fast to show sectional areas.

  • Great app.
    Ben Miranda | 三月 25, 2017 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    One of my favourite!

  • This tool will save me so much time. Thanks!!!
    Rekla Rekla | 三月 10, 2017 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    Excellent tool, simple but powerful, and so quick.

  • Bien
    Hervin Pinzon Lancheros | 二月 16, 2017 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    Gracias, ya trabajando con 2016 se acostumbra uno a esa herramienta y no sabia como poderla usar, Gracias

  • fast and easy
    Al'aaeldin Alsahli | 一月 09, 2017 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    love it

  • Win 10?
    Plamen Hristov | 十二月 01, 2016 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    Our users love this tool, but I just installed it on a Win 10 box, and the tool is not showing up. Is Win 10 supported? Keep up the good work?

  • cool app
    Reymond G. Abarra | 十一月 15, 2016 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    This tool is very useful. thanks

  • So useful!
    Daniel Friesen | 十一月 01, 2016 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    Excellent tool, simple but powerful, and so quick. Support was very prompt when I asked about installing for all users in Revit 2015. (see Jon Smith's reply to a review) Thanks!

  • Great Application
    Jason Amador-Locher | 七月 28, 2016 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    This is an awesome application that gives us the settings and freedom that the integrated section box does not in Revit. Quick customer response and excellent performance.

  • Greate app
    Lucas Larsen | 七月 07, 2016 验证的下载 (这是什么?)


  • A bear necessity :-)
    Gerald Vos | 六月 07, 2016 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    Brilliantly simple & just an absolute necessity in my workflow! Thanks!!

  • Great plugin
    Michael Coffey | 六月 06, 2016 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    But i have one wish. Include a toggle to create a new view or specify an existing view. If a user is not paying attention, they will change an existing view accidentally.

  • Brilliant plug in
    Mike Smith | 五月 06, 2016 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    Simple but so effective tool

  • Best Revit Add-In
    Glen Hines | 四月 21, 2016 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    We currently have this Add-In as part of our Typical install that serves approx. 180 users. Once it was installed, users began developing it into their standard workflow immediately with fantastic and positive results.

  • Best Free App on the appstore for Years
    Nauman Mysorewala | 四月 16, 2016 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    Extremely productive. Even though they added the functionality in base product this app still beats that as well...

  • Great
    V Khv | 三月 03, 2016 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    Great. Thank you!

  • problem with Revit 2015
    Mahmoud Fathy | 三月 02, 2016 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    I appreciate your effort very much but the problem when I install it for revit 2015 it's not appearing even in the installed program

    VEER PATEL | 二月 15, 2016 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    A perfect example of an easy to use tool which saves a lot of time in the long run especially when you are working on large projects like myself. Jon from their helpdesk was of great assistance in helping me resolve my issue despite being on the other side of the world (Australia/ USA)

  • Great Addon!!!!
    Suraj Maurya | 一月 13, 2016 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    Just Install it! word to express...!!!!

  • So Fast & Easy
    Scott Weiter | 十二月 18, 2015

    It's just the best tool to quickly see a 3D section cut. Just the best tool!

  • Excellent customer service
    Sean Spence | 十月 30, 2015 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    Jon from Coins helped me with a problem I was having with an install issue almost instantly. Great service. I was only without coins for a few hours until we contacted their helpdesk. boy oh boy it’s hard to work without Coins. Auto section box has totally changed the way I use Revit.

  • This is an amazing tool !Cool
    Zongrui Su | 十月 20, 2015 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    This is an amazing tool !Cool

  • Geat
    Edwin Gunawan | 七月 07, 2015 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    I Like it, even if I'm still new use this...but this very save my time. Awsome!!

  • Muito bom!
    Dionisio Souza | 六月 04, 2015 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    Ferramenta muito doida! Espetáculo! Bom preço... Parabéns!

  • nice
    Premal Kayasth | 五月 26, 2015 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    great tool to be used !!!

  • Simple but useful plugin!
    Nancy Clark | 四月 29, 2015 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    Have been looking for those kind of apps for a long time. Autodesk Exchange Apps saves me a lot of efforts. I usually tried to find Revit plugins, add ons/add ins with Google. But sometimes it takes me to some unknown forum and I downloaded some extensions with virus. Thanks to autodesk, I don't need to take risk any more.

  • Problems with CoinsTranslate
    Riana Van Rensburg | 四月 07, 2015

    Can somebody help me please? I used the coinstranslate app but this morning I received this message. " COINS Translate has reached its monthly translation limit. Please try again after the 17th of the month. Exception: TranslateApiException: The Azure Market Place Translation Subscription associated with the request credentials has zero balance.: ID=6346.V2_Soap.TranslateArray.533DE334 It is a great tool but I am stuck now.

  • Perfect, time-saving app
    Nathalie Holdt | 三月 26, 2015 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    I use it a lot at work. It works great. Thank you.

  • bim manager
    Ahmed Ryad BIM Manager | 三月 24, 2015 验证的下载 (这是什么?)


  • Thanks god
    Peter Doets | 三月 06, 2015 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    This is nice, good and quick. :-)

  • Installer Conflicts
    Steven Register | 三月 03, 2015 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    It installs into the current user's AppData folder but then shows up in: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall I expected it to be under HKEY_Current_User. You should be consistent and follow Microsoft standards so it works better with automated systems like computer images and unattended installers.

  • Great work!
    Бакай Ибраимов | 二月 19, 2015 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    Great work guys!

    D F | 十二月 15, 2014 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    Great add in! Would love to see a "Create A Section View" option in the future! BRAVO

  • Genial!
    Federico Vicini | 十一月 13, 2014 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    La uso desde el comienzo, y simplemente es una herramienta fundamental para modelar. Simple de usar, y va directo al problema. Lo recomiendo!

  • Great app and it's free
    Patrick McMahon | 十月 29, 2014 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    I use this app all the time to review for proper coordination while I am working in Revit. I especially use it while in meetings with team members and clients. Usually everyone starts asking about the app and how to install it for themselves. Great help for everyday. I also had a great experience with their support team today when I had a user error with a lost dialog box. Coins gave me a quick reply email with solutions that allowed me to continue without great difficulty. Thanks Coins....

  • Easy
    David Kenny | 十月 20, 2014 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    Mad simple and very useful, I would recommend this to everyone

  • Great tool, roaming user thing though
    Mark Verbeek | 十月 06, 2014 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    Installed as part of base image. However a part is in AppData\Roaming (C:\Users\USER\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\ApplicationPlugins\CoinsSectionBoxApp.bundle\) So it's not available to new users. With a base image every user is a new user, sort of. And I have to install it for each user on each machine.

  • Speechless!!!
    Adam Nelson | 八月 26, 2014

    Download this now! Amazing fast - powerful tool !! If you've read this entire post and still haven't started the download, you're already missing out! Now I feel comfortable running Revit in a meeting.

    Matt Engstrand | 八月 22, 2014 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    This is an amazing tool and incredibly effective. Is it available for Revit LT? 2015?

    Jon Smith (发布者) | 八月 22, 2014

    Thank you very much for your feedback. It is much appreciated. 
 This will help us to continue our high quality of service.

  • Excellent
    Nader Bakhoum | 八月 13, 2014 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    Can you please create it for Revit 2013

    Jon Smith (发布者) | 八月 13, 2014

    Hi Nader. The install should work for Revit 2013, 2014, and 2015.

    Nader Bakhoum | 八月 14, 2014

    Yes, it is available in Revit 2013, I just did not see it the first time. My team is very happy about this tool and they started using it and they feel that the tool is a time saver. I was looking for the same function from a long time, thank you Jon for such a great tool. wish to see more great ideas in the future !

  • Nice Tool
    Yano Octaviano | 八月 06, 2014

    Cool... save my time when fixing clash. Thanks a lot

  • very useful tool
    Mickie Xin | 七月 14, 2014

    i use this tool for nearly 1year since it came into the store ,i am a Chinese engineer i think this is an useful tool with revit moddller many THX to the editor great tool!!

  • Essential
    Andrew Harle | 七月 01, 2014 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    I use this app dozens of times a day. Absolutely essential. Why this function is not in the base program I do not know!

  • Must Have App
    Murat Ekerbicer | 六月 19, 2014 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    Saves a lot of time, very fast and simple use...

  • Great
    Calin Ploscar | 五月 02, 2014 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    Easy to use and very fast, saves lots of time, best tool. Good job Coins. Thank you

  • ok
    ressouce kimora | 四月 25, 2014 验证的下载 (这是什么?)


  • Simply the most fantastic Revit plug-in!
    Jens Kaarsholm | 三月 25, 2014 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    This tool is just amazing, it saves you so much time, and its just simple and fast!

  • love it
    john Hazzer | 三月 09, 2014 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    makes modeling in 3D much easier. works even better with ReviBOX. gives ability to make temp. section views from 3D views

  • Request
    Max Kotsar | 二月 27, 2014 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    Thanks for good extension! It would be nice if you add ability to create 2D views for selected elements.

  • Cool!!
    Babu Rajan | 一月 22, 2014 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    very usefill app....thanks

  • My most-used add-in
    Jason McCool | 十二月 11, 2013 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    It makes seeing what's going on in complicated models so easy!

  • Integral to my work
    Joseph Heilman | 十二月 11, 2013 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    Thank you for making this free and so powerful. It's the one tool I use daily that I know will work the way I want it to every time. It's a breath of fresh air.

  • Does exactly what it says
    Duncan Lithgow | 十一月 19, 2013 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    ... and it does it simply and efficiently. Indispensable tool.

  • Saves time
    Joel Londenberg | 十一月 13, 2013 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    This is the single most useful Revit Add-In, bar none! I use this daily. It's the best way to quickly grasp what items are in a give space to be coordinated.

  • cool app
    h par | 十一月 08, 2013 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    anyone have link to 2012 compatible addin files ?

  • the best app
    Jm Couffin | 十月 16, 2013 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    I could not live without it. especially good for revit users that do not usually use/understand the 3D capabilities of the software. right click and put it in your quick access bar

  • Impressive!
    Miguel Fassioli | 九月 10, 2013 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    Es una aplicación espectacular, se van a encontrar utilizandola constantemente, volviendose una herramienta escencial

  • Great customer service
    Adriel Sim | 九月 06, 2013 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    My office is using 2012 for certain projects. Jon Smith from BIM development provided me great assistance and sent me a customized link for the outdated version upon my request. It really helped me with my current project. Thanks!

  • almost perfect
    Gerard Boere | 八月 19, 2013 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    It wil be perfect if it also wil work on links.

  • Could potentially be THE most powerful formatting tool in Revit
    ROBERT NARRACCI | 八月 07, 2013 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    Great tool. Is precise numerical (size) control and snapping (to model elements) possible? Can the section box then be applied back to plan/section/elevation views as a crop box?

  • AAA
    Dieter Wolf | 七月 01, 2013 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    AAA Best! I love it!

  • Absolutely Great Tool
    KEITH WHITE | 六月 17, 2013 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    This is one of the most beneficial tools that I have installed to date. Our workflow requires us to isolate and work on many highly detailed building components throughout a project. This tool works well and without issue, and has been a huge benefit to us. I have also experienced COINS tech support which is superb and timely as well. Great work!

  • Mohammed Mahboob
    Mohd Mahboob | 六月 13, 2013 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    I wish this can create a list of Autosectionbox views based on room name. (100 rooms for 100 views)

  • Fantastic tool
    Ben Malone | 五月 29, 2013 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    This tool is a huge time saver. Instead of creating and editing hundreds of sections, use this simple and free tool to almost automate the process.

  • Splendid
    Сергей Пучков | 四月 15, 2013 验证的下载 (这是什么?)


  • Splendid
    Сергей Пучков | 四月 15, 2013 验证的下载 (这是什么?)


  • Great
    gregory joynt | 四月 03, 2013 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    Simple and fast

  • Just install it
    Jean-Sébastien Boucher | 二月 20, 2013 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    You definitely have to get this one. very usefull, a big time saver and free... dont hesitate, just download it.

  • 5 Stars. Such a powerful tool. I use it constantly.
    Shaun Peppers | 一月 29, 2013 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    5 Stars. Such a powerful tool. I use it constantly.

  • excellent
    Hoang Vuong Dao | 一月 06, 2013 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    Thank you

  • Just ¡Great!
    Pablo Lichtig | 十二月 31, 2012 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    Very simple, very fast. Thanks

  • Single greatest workflow app available
    Ronald Schmidt | 十一月 13, 2012 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    I use this tool practically every day to identify problem areas in our Revit models, HIGHLY recommended!

  • I like
    Martijn Schaap | 十月 11, 2012 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    Good app. Section Box is a great app. Thanks to Ben Eagles!!

  • Verry nice
    Erwin Timmerman | 十月 11, 2012 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    Ben zei dat ie goed was! // Ben said it was good!

  • Must have
    Michael Dunn | 九月 12, 2012 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    Intuitive and simple to use and is a must have to speed up section box creation.

  • Brilliant piece of kit
    Dave Proctor | 九月 07, 2012 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    Great for looking at staircases in 3d quickly. A great timesaver. Cheers.........

  • simple, fast, and very useful
    Chris Baumbach | 八月 23, 2012 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    This is one of those things that should just be a part of Revit out of the box. I find myself using this a lot throughout the day. Makes 3D much more useful and accessible.

  • This app is great!
    Amy Manning | 八月 17, 2012 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    It's intuitive and helpful--thanks for the great app!

  • 5+
    Artem Jubrin | 七月 30, 2012 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    Good work, man!

  • Very convinient tool
    Illya Glukhanyuk | 六月 02, 2012 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    Simple, fast, convinient. Everybody must have!

  • 2012
    Bobbie Leclerc | 六月 01, 2012 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    Should work with 2012... too bad

  • Great little App
    Alex Page | 六月 01, 2012 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    No downsides, and an absolute time saver

  • Great Tool
    Kevin Fielding | 五月 27, 2012 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    Excellent and simple tool, great time saver. This tool will keep the ArchiCAD users quiet for a while. Similar to the marquee tool.

  • Best Revit add-in ever?
    Håvard Vasshaug | 五月 25, 2012 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    In my opinion: yes.

  • Color me impressed!
    Nick Kovach | 五月 02, 2012 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    This is a keeper. There are many Revit user in our office who have to manually adjust the section box to get the view just right. This is add-in is simply amazing! and Free?

  • Nice app!!!
    Craig VanDevere | 四月 30, 2012 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    Nice quick way to create and study a 3-D section of a particular area of your model.

  • Great Timesaver!
    Eddie Johnson | 四月 27, 2012 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    Straightforward utility that really speeds up the task of cutting a section for a specific area.

  • Great free application
    Simon Tsang | 四月 24, 2012 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    This application provide a convinence way to edit or view a particular area. You can select number of objects then it will create a section box around those objects.

  • dsknight
    Debbie Knight | 四月 20, 2012 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    This tool will save me so much time. Thanks!!

  • Cool App
    Dave Meister | 四月 20, 2012 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    Very cool program

  • Saves time.
    Joe Soliz | 四月 18, 2012 验证的下载 (这是什么?)

    It's a simple and fast tool that works at the speed of meeting conversations.

  • Ivo Mainardi | 四月 05, 2012 验证的下载 (这是什么?)