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.
This is a very useful collection of add-ins to make your life easier. Lots of annoying things that take up your time are made much easier. Batch processing stuff is quick and easy, and various tasks that a BIM manager, or coordinator, might do regularly are streamlined.
I purchased this app mainly for the time logger, to help my company figure out just how long has been spent messing around with our models, which then helps us to figure out our true cost to deliver projects. Forget timesheets because they are filled with mistakes/lies.
The other truly useful thing that I bought this app for, is the ability to find and zap "moribund elements". Anyone who has had this experience will know what I mean and how useful this product is. Vanilla Revit tools just cannot keep up with Realtime Toolkit.
This is a collection of thoughtful tools that will save time for BIM managers & operators alike. The highlights so far are the:
Thank you for producing this Toolkit, it has become an invaluable asset to our practice. As the CAD Manager, this app has facilitated us with the necessary tools to improve productivity in only a very short time frame.
The purge and line styles functions are so simple and easy to use, yet so powerful; however, the two other functions we have found absolutely brilliant are the Para Bind and the ability to Log data usage. Thank you, Chris Dimarco.