Revit has been replacing AutoCAD as the industry standard software all around the world. As the complexity of design increases, plugins have become more of a necessity in recent times. Enthusiastic computational designers are coming up with incredible user friendly plugins to make your modeling easier and more accurate. They tend to automate tasks, assist design visualization, create parametric driven design models and much more.

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The following are the most popular plugins used in the Industry.

1. Lumion Live Sync

Lumion Live sync Archgyan

Courtesy of Lumion

This plug in lets you set up a real time render visualisation between revit and lumion. As and when you make and changes on revit , you can simultaneously view your project on lumion as it adopts these changes and produce an instantaneous render. 

It also has real-time material synchronization that lets you tweak the materials on revit and save your material layout for future renderings. Apart from that it also enable live point of view synchronization that adopts the revit camera perspective making your workflow easier and efficient.

Owner : Ferry Marcellis

Latest Version : 3.60.539

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2. Coins Auto-Selection Box

Coins Auto selection box Archgyan

Courtesy of COINS Dallas

This plugin gives incredible speed and agility in managing three dimensional views by quickly creating temporary and permanent views to be used for immediate visualization of the model or for the construction document deliverables. 

The plug in includes various features such as working with linked files, aligning selection box to walls, members or other line based geometry, option to create new views, special handling of grids, section lines, elevation markers and much more.

Owner : Larry Sullivan

Latest Version : Version 6.8

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3. Pro Sheets

Courtesy of Autodesk App Store

DiRoots weaves extensive knowledge of BIM processes customized to one’s unique design requirements. Pro Sheets is a free Revit plugin that allows you to bulk export views/sheets to PDF, DWG, DGN, DWF, NWC, IFC, and IMG (JPEG, PNG, TIFF, etc). Compatible with Autodesk Revit 2016 to 2021.

Owner : José Oliveira

Latest Version : Version 1.2.3.0

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4. Align

Align Revit Archgyan

Courtesy of Autodesk App Store

The Align tool allows you to align, distribute or organize selected elements, annotations, tags and text along the axis specified. The Align tool is a time saver when working on large complex drawings with large sets of annotations involved. It automatically places the tags at the current view port.

Owner : Simon Moreau

Latest Version : Version 1.5.0

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5. Palladio X BIM Windows Layout

Courtesy of Belinda Carr 

Palladio allows Revit to maximize screen space for open viewports, resulting in increased efficiency when it comes to modeling a building and documentation. The built-in window arranging tool only lets one tile or cascade windows, Palladio X BIM enables the active window to get more screen space as compared to the inactive windows. It also lets the user save or restore the window configuration as and when required.

Owner : Mensch und Maschine acadgraph

Latest Version : Version 1.0.6

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6. Color Splash

Courtesy of Autodesk App Store

Color Splasher is a tool developed by BIM one that allows one to graphically visualize and verify the information in a model with color. It lets the user filter, select, and color elements based on the values of a defined parameter to let one visualize if there are errors or lack of information. The user first selects the desired category, selects a parameter and then sets color for each value of this parameter accordingly.

Owner : Jimmy Plante

Latest Version : 21.0.0.0

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7. Py Revit

Courtesy of Py Revit

Py revit is a rapid-prototyping tool that lets one quickly sketch out your automation and add-on ideas inside Revit using its API. With a set of working tools it allows a creation of tabs in Revit accustomed to company standards and internal processes. Py revit lets you write your own Revit addons, manage and distribute tools to your teams using a unified interface and much more.

Owner : Ehsan Iran-Nejad

Latest Version : pyRevit v4.8-beta4

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Conclusion

These plugins for Revit offer some clear benefits interacting with Revit’s Application Programming Interface (API). It’s extremely user friendly and saves time in carrying out multiple operations which in turn boosts your speed in modeling and documentation. They have a vast array of features and we can definitely vouch for the high quality output each of them have to offer.