Posts from "Excel2R" category

March 13, 2018

BIM tools now in French: Excel2R and Smart Browsers

Great news for those working in the French version of Revit. Thanks to Eurostudio, our partner in France, AGACAD’s TOOLS4BIM Dock (2018, 2017) is now available in French!

And not only the Dock, but 3 tools are also en français:

Excel2R imports tables from MS Excel into Revit and retains style and format settings, significantly speeding up project documentation by synchronizing with the original spreadsheet, keeping your tables in Revit and in Excel tightly linked.

Smart Browser Free lets you easily find families on your computer, check their types and parameters, view them in 2D or 3D, and then drag-and-drop to add elements to your project.

Smart Browser Simple/Power lets you easily find Revit families on your computer or company server, check their types and parameters, view them in 2D or 3D, and then drag-and-drop to add elements to your project.

To use any of the above tools in French, just choose a Revit version (below) and download the TOOLS4BIM Dock in French:

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December 27, 2017

More AGACAD Tools in the Autodesk App Store!

We’re glad to announce that MEP Hangers and Fire Sprinkler have joined Cut Opening, Excel2R, and Smart Browser Free in the Autodesk App Store! It’s another place where Revit users can find our software and take trials. We’ll gradually be adding additional tools there as well.

We invite you to take a free trial of any of these tools via the App Store or by downloading our TOOLS4BIM Dock here on our website.

Free versions (e.g. Smart Browser Free) have no limitations. Trial versions of other tools have no limitations for two weeks and include support during trial. Enjoy!

June 27, 2016

Speed up Revit® project documentation with Excel2R

Majority of Autodesk® Revit® users are experiencing a headache that is caused by the time consuming process of project documentation. Even though Revit has legend views, schedules, drafting views, etc., where you can create tables or plain texts with various information that reflect the project, it has some missing functionality as well.

We often get details about certain project parts from other specialists who are working with MS Excel. Of course, it is better and sometimes a must to have everything organized in one place. With that in mind, linking the spreadsheets in MS Excel to our Revit file and then, for example, having an ability to place them in sheets near Revit drawings sound like a great plan. Unfortunately, as you may already know, there is no rational way to do that with plain Revit. Luckily, there is a tool that can help. Excel2R is an excellent AGACAD tool that significantly speeds up project documentation process. This tool quickly imports MS Excel spreadsheets into Revit projects.Read more »

June 5, 2015

Documentation Tasks for MEP Engineers Are Not So Boring Using AGACAD’s Tools 4 Revit®

Projects can usually last for a long time and in the end of the projects you can feel your productivity decline. Even MEP engineers get the project when the deadline is NOW. It is normal and usual problem for big projects. The projects become boring and it seems that everything is done but still you have to do documentation things. We have solutions to increase productivity in this case. We automated some documentation tasks that can increase your work productivity. So these tools can make you happy.

AGACAD has different productivity-boosting products but the most memorable and easy to use is little documentation tools. I will shortly introduce them from MEP Engineer’s perspective:Read more »

June 3, 2015

Simple but Powerful Revit® Add-Ons Relevant to Structural Engineers

Everybody says BIM is something what we should strive for and 3D modeling is the next level etc. That’s cool, I like it – I agree with this opinion.

But what about reality – do you really think that you have reached the efficiency peak from the moment you started using Autodesk® Revit® Structure? Does Revit have everything you need? I say – no way!

Fighting with beam and wall joints, cut openings in every element manually, forget about excel sheets you used in your work and how about marking hundreds of your elements? There are a lot of small tasks which we have to do every day and they are pretty annoying. That’s why we develop additional tools to make your Revit experience less frustrating and more efficient.Read more »

April 2, 2015

​New Excel2R Version Has Been Released

Yesterday our company released a new build of our most
popular Revit® plugin Excel2R that
significantly speeds up project documentation process. This tool quickly
imports MS Excel spreadsheets into Revit® projects, including style settings.

Excel2R is a great helper for Revit users, because data between Excel and Revit documents are linked, therefore tables constantly keep current information. But even a superior product can be improved. Over the past few months, we received several clients’ requests to add some functionality such as:

“We create Excel files that need to be on multiple sheets, bringing them into a Legend will contribute to that, but even better, would be to bring it into a schedule, so that formatting can be controlled within Revit.”

or

“Is it possible to have the excel file created in a Legend rather than a Drafting View? I have a need to place the excel file on multiple sheets, which I can do with a Legend.”

As you know, AGACAD team always seeks to react to our client’s wishes so
Excel2R was upgraded including some new functionality and fixes for the text alignment.

Excel2R v2015.3 and v2014.4 – what’s new:Read more »

December 12, 2014

How to Import Excel to Revit Text Box Size Correctly: Avoid Plain Revit 2015 Bug

Few of our clients who use our Revit® add-on Excel2R faced with a problem of data transfer importing Excel® spreadsheets to Autodesk® Revit® project. When they import the data, text boxes cause the text to go below each other even though it doesn’t reflect the same way in the original Excel document for import. Please see below images showing samples of imported tables in Revit with the unacceptable results:

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November 18, 2014

What Do Designers Want? Prepare Revit® Project for Printing or Publishing Easily

Printing of the project papers is very important think. This part of the work usually looks like very simple but it takes a huge amount of time. I wish that Autodesk® Revit® could make all printing papers automatically. But is this only a dream? NO!Read more »

May 27, 2014

How to Import Text Information from MS Word to Revit® Project?

text leaf iconOur development team has decided to make some changes in ‘Tools 4 Revit’ product group. They made a decision that extension for Revit® Quick Table that automatically inserts any external data from doc/txt/xls and creates/updates tables in Revit® drafting view will not be developed for Revit 2015. Its features were moved to another Revit app Excel2R which became a very popular T4R (‘Tools 4 Revit’ group) product. Excel2R imports Excel data to Revit projects with spreadsheets design settings but it also allows to import MS Word text, so Excel2R features replace all Quick Table functionality.

This change of T4R products is well understandable for our team, but not for our clients as I can see. Some days ago I received a question from one of them: “I was wondering there was a way to use Quick Table for importing a word document and have it look like the format in the attached file. Or do you have another program that could meet this need.”

In such case I recommend to use our extension for Revit Excel2R. In this blog post I’ll shortly explain how to import text information from text document to Revit project.Read more »

May 13, 2014

The Next Part of T4R© Extensions Are Already Compatible With Revit® 2015!

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Today, we’re announcing that the next part of apps from T4R© (Tools 4 Revit) product line are already compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2015! We have released new versions 2015.1 of these tools:

Cut Opening
Cut Opening LT
Excel2R
RAS Manager
Smart Floors

All updated T4R extensions operate faster with Revit 2015.
You can find the newest installations of these products in their download pages (click on the product title in the upper list).

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