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PlaceMaker

PlaceMaker

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Introduction

Imagine being able to effortlessly geolocate your project, import high-resolution aerials, 3D buildings, roads, rivers, and even trees directly into your Autodesk Revit design. With PlaceMaker, this dream becomes a reality. This powerful plugin revolutionizes the way we incorporate location context into our designs, saving us countless hours of work and providing us with instant geographic information from anywhere in the world.

Start your project with PlaceMaker by using the Select Place tool.
Start your project with PlaceMaker by using the Select Place tool.

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Unparalleled Geolocation Capabilities

PlaceMaker's core feature abilities are simply awe-inspiring. It seamlessly imports high-quality terrain data, allowing you to visualize your design in its real-world topographic context. You can bring in high-resolution aerial imagery, enabling you to understand the surrounding environment with incredible clarity. The plugin also offers an extensive library of 3D buildings from all corners of the globe, making your design feel authentic and true to its location.

Quickly bring in additional context to your project
(Lower Manhattan, OSM Buildings, Trees)
Quickly bring in additional context to your project (Lower Manhattan, OSM Buildings, Trees)

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Complete Location Context

One of the standout features of PlaceMaker is its ability to import complete road networks, paths, rivers, bays, oceans, swimming pools, canals, and even rail networks. This comprehensive inclusion of infrastructure elements allows you to accurately analyze traffic flow, pedestrian movement, and navigate the water bodies in your design. With PlaceMaker, your project gains a new level of realism and functionality.

Different imagery providers to meet your coverage and resolution needs
Different imagery providers to meet your coverage and resolution needs

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Effortless Integration

PlaceMaker is incredibly user-friendly, making it quick to learn and simple to use. Geolocating your site is a breeze, and once you have done that, you can start importing the geographic data with ease. The plugin offers helpful video tutorials and articles to guide you through the process, ensuring that you are up and running in no time. Whether you are a seasoned Revit user or a novice, PlaceMaker will fit seamlessly into your workflow.

Bern Switzerland (All detail added in minutes from PlaceMaker)
Bern Switzerland (All detail added in minutes from PlaceMaker)

(Image by: mind.sight.studios)

The Free Version and Pay-As-You-Go License

To make PlaceMaker even more accessible, a free version of the plugin is available for users to try. This allows you to experience its incredible capabilities firsthand and evaluate its suitability for your projects. For those who require full access to all features, a Pay-As-You-Go license is available, providing the flexibility to use PlaceMaker whenever needed. Registering for the Pay-As-You-Go license is a simple process, ensuring that you can unlock the full potential of PlaceMaker.

PlaceMaker can work with extremely large areas as well
(Boulder)
PlaceMaker can work with extremely large areas as well (Boulder)

(Image by: mind.sight.studios)

Conclusion

PlaceMaker is a game-changer in the world of Revit plugins. Its ability to effortlessly incorporate geographic context into our designs, from terrain to buildings to infrastructure, is unparalleled. Thanks to PlaceMaker, hours of painstaking work can now be saved, allowing us to focus on the creative aspects of our projects. With its user-friendly interface and extensive capabilities, PlaceMaker is a must-try for any Revit user seeking to elevate their designs to new heights.

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