Revit Plugins

custom BIM tools for revit

ADB3D has developed a suite of custom coded Revit™ plugins that automate repetitive tasks with high levels of accuracy when working with data collected on site. As a leader in the emerging laser scanning field, ADB3D have recognised a lack of simple to use tools available for the industry's foremost BIM software. These are not Dynamo based plugins, but custom designed applications that tackle a dedicated task at the click of a button.

 

At ADB3D, a lot of business revolves around taking detailed scans of existing building sites that are flagged for redevelopment and helping the surveyors, builders and property developers get this data from site into a highly accurate BIM file. Company founder Adam Bernard says

"There are certain elements, like complex floors, which contain really important data that were just a nightmare to build accurately in Revit™. I found that Dynamo had some decent work arounds, but they always felt a bit hacked together and some days the scripts would just not work. I always wanted the simplicity of a single click to get the job done, and now I have it"

The latest addition to the ADB3D plugin family is the Pointcloud to Surface Suite - which adds a dedicated tab to the Revit™ interface with 11 tools that streamline the BIM creation process by providing one click access to commonly used features and custom built modelling commands. The suite takes advantage of new developments around adaptive points and their ability to snap to point clouds in the software so scan data can be matched with a high degree of accuracy.

"Laser and Pointcloud has revolutionised the surveying industry. I spend a lot of time in that space, but I'm happy to share my experience and techniques as plugins - and I am really excited about this new suite - it's my whole workflow laid out in front of me - and it is a massive time saver!"

The ADB3D apps include the 3D lines to MEP collection (Make Pipes, Cable tray, Conduit or Duct from DWG imports) and the PointCloud to Surface Suite (which will supercede the original PointCloud to Surface). They are all available through the Autodesk app store for a one time fee that will cover you for life.

POINT CLOUD TO
SURFACE
SUITE

PointCloud to Surface Suite features 11 Tools for modelling in Revit to match point cloud scan data.  Make floors, roofs, walls and topography surfaces.

3D LINES TO PIPE

3D Lines to Pipe reads line data from the imported DWG or DXF files and creates a matching pipe network in a single click.

3D LINES TO DUCT

3D Lines to Duct reads line data from the imported DWG or DXF files and creates a matching duct network in a single click.

3D LINES TO CONDUIT

3D Lines to Conduit reads line data from the imported DWG or DXF files and creates a matching conduit network in a single click.

3D
LINES TO CABLE TRAY

3D Lines to Cable Tray reads line data from the imported DWG or DXF files and creates a matching cable tray network in a single click.

POINT
CLOUD TO
SURFACE

Pointcloud to Surface takes selected points in a point cloud instance and creates a topo, floor or roof element accurately matching the pointcloud data.