Today, we present yet another RevitLookup enhancement, a note on an undocumented built-in parameter change and a neat Forge Design Automation for Revit sample app:
- RevitLookup family types and parameter definition names
- Bitmap aspect ratio built-in parameter renamed
- DA4R SketchIt demo generates walls
Alexander @aignatovich @CADBIMDeveloper Ignatovich, aka Александр Игнатович,
submitted yet another useful RevitLookup enhancement
in pull request #53 – available values for parameters (
In his own words:
I added 2 improvements to the RevitLookup tool.
The first is about available parameters values for parameters with
We can retrieve these values using the
Family.GetFamilyTypeParameterValuesmethod. The elements are either of class
The second is very simple: Now the tool shows
FamilyParameterdefinition names in the left pane:
Yet again many thanks to Alexander for his numerous invaluable contributions!
This enhancement is captured in RevitLookup release 2020.0.0.2.
Rudolf @Revitalizer Honke and I completed a quick 20-km hilly run together yesterday.
This morning he pointed out an irritating change between the Revit 2019 and Revit 2020 APIs, an undocumented modification of the name of a built-in parameters defining the locked aspect ratio of a bitmap image, or Seitenverhältnis sperren von eingefügten Rasterbildern in German.
The underlying integer value remains unchanged, however,
- Revit 2019:
- Revit 2020:
Useful to know, just in case you happen to run into this yourself.
SketchIt is a web application that enables the user to sketch out walls and floors in an SVG Canvas to later create and visualise them in an automatically generated RVT BIM model:
You can try it out live yourself in the demo web page.
This is a node.js app demonstrating an end to end use case for external developers using Design Automation for Revit. In addition to using Design Automation for Revit REST APIs, this app also leverages other Autodesk Forge services like Data Management API (OSS), the Viewer API and Model Derivative services.
The sketcher is built using Redux with React and makes extensive use of Flux architecture.
- Create a Revit Plugin to be used within AppBundle of Design Automation for Revit.
- Create your App, upload the AppBundle, define your Activity and test the workitem.
- Create the Web App to call the workitem.