About this app
Revit, the popular building information modeling (BIM) software from Autodesk, has revolutionized the way architects, engineers, and construction professionals work. With its powerful features and capabilities, Revit allows users to create detailed models, collaborate efficiently, and streamline their design processes. However, there are always opportunities to enhance the user experience and further optimize workflows. This is where the ThreeDeltaTools' View Collection plugin comes in.
Introduction to The View Collection
The View Collection is an add-in app specifically designed for Autodesk Revit. Its latest release brings a range of new features and improvements that can significantly enhance your Revit experience. Let's explore the key features of this plugin and how it can benefit you.
Streamlined View Naming with DocumentViews
One of the standout features of The View Collection is the introduction of DocumentViews. This feature automatically manages view names by applying predefined naming standards driven by parameters and their abbreviated values. With DocumentViews, you can easily create and manage view name standards based on parameter rules, values, and abbreviations.
By implementing ISO 19650 naming conventions for view names in your projects, you can ensure a well-structured Project Browser view organization. The ability to streamline the view naming process saves you time and effort, allowing you to focus on the details of your projects and maintain consistency across multiple team members in a workshared environment.
Efficient Selection Box Management
The Selection Box Browser is another powerful tool offered by The View Collection. It enables you to create and manage Selection Boxes and Selection Box design/modelling Views. This feature allows you to subdivide your model into named areas or volumes of interest, simplifying the design process and facilitating quick navigation within your model.
With the Selection Box Browser, you can create 3D models, plans, elevations, and sections for each Selection Box, empowering you to build and interact with model elements more efficiently. The plugin's ability to automatically synchronize Selection Box View names, extents, parameters, and visibility graphics ensures that your project remains organized and visually consistent.
Interactive View Range Control
The Interactive View Range Control feature of The View Collection provides a dynamic and intuitive way to adjust the view range of plans, sections, and elevations. Using the mouse and mouse scrolling wheel, you can directly control the values of the view range, eliminating the need to navigate through the Properties Palette.
With real-time updates, you can instantly see the impact of your changes on the display, making it easier to fine-tune your views and focus on specific areas of interest. Whether you need to control Top, Cut, Bottom, and View Depth planes or adjust Far/Near Clip plane offsets and Section/Elevation Line position, The View Collection's Interactive View Range Control simplifies the process and enhances your productivity.
Apply View Parameters to View Templates Bonus Tool
In addition to the core features, The View Collection offers a bonus tool that allows you to quickly apply selected parameters and visibility graphics settings of the active view to any number or type of view templates. This feature saves you valuable time by automating the process of applying consistent settings across multiple views, ensuring a cohesive and professional output.
The View Collection plugin by ThreeDeltaTools is a valuable addition to your Revit toolkit. Its range of features, including DocumentViews, Selection Box Browser, Interactive View Range Control, and the Apply View Parameters to View Templates Bonus Tool, significantly enhance your workflow, streamline design processes, and accelerate your overall productivity.
With its intuitive user interface, the plugin seamlessly integrates into your Revit environment, providing a smooth and efficient experience. By encouraging consistency in view naming, simplifying selection box management, and offering dynamic control over view ranges, The View Collection enables you to focus on the details of your projects, navigate your models effortlessly, and achieve optimal design outcomes.
If you're looking to enhance your Revit experience and optimize your workflows, we highly recommend giving The View Collection a try. Its powerful features and user-friendly interface will undoubtedly elevate your BIM journey.