The faster way to modify Revit families & projects

Events Smart Browser
March 21, 2022

Keeping up with numerous Revit families is time-consuming work, especially in large libraries and projects. Even more so when you need to fill in information that comes from some external file, such as Excel.

Enter AGACAD’s Smart Browser BIM solution for Revit. It gives BIM managers, architects, and engineers full control of families and saves time on all modification tasks.

To help in situations where information comes from external files, we’ve made it possible to export and import data from Excel into Revit family elements. On top of that, there’s also a way to do the same procedure with elements that have already been placed in a project, allowing you to quickly fill in any useful data that can be controlled via Excel.

Smart Browser UI
1 – View element parameters in Smart Browser
Excel spreadsheet
2 – Export parameters & values to Excel
Excel spreadsheet
3 – Make all the modifications…
Excel spreadsheet
… that you want in Excel
Moving from Excel to Revit
4 – Load changes back into Smart Browser
Smart Browser Family Modification window
5 – Changes as seen in Smart Browser

What about quickly finding where the families in projects differ from newly modified ones in the library? There is also a possibility to choose which changes should be loaded into the project. After all that is done, of course, it is possible to fill all extra Instance parameters with the unique values through Excel as well.

The latest Smart Browser release covers both of these fields. There’s no need to open every family and write down the necessary information, no need to copy information line-by-line and paste it into the parameters. Just import all that is needed from Excel. And it’s done. The whole Revit family library is updated. There simply is no faster way.

We’ll be hosting a free 20-minute webinar on April 14 showing how to use Smart Browser to help you complete routine tasks in Revit faster and more accurately. We hope you can join us!

In this webinar, you’ll see:

  • How to export data from Revit families into Excel
  • How to load data from Excel straight into Revit families
  • Fast parameter rearrangement without opening the family 
  • Modifying families in the project using an Excel spreadsheet 

You’ll come away from this webinar knowing faster ways to modify Revit families using Smart Browser.

This webinar is for:

BIM Managers; manufacturers who create Revit families; and architects, structural engineers, and MEP engineers who need to control the families they use.

If you want to significantly reduce family modification time, quickly load data into families straight from Excel, and easily decrease Revit family size, this webinar is for you.


Thursday, April 14, 2022

(US Central)

(Central European)

Your host

Aleksandras Šeža
BIM Application Engineer


For BIM managers, architects, and engineers who utilize Revit families and want to manage the information in those families, AGACAD provides Smart Browser – a BIM Solution that runs on Autodesk® Revit® that offers batch Revit parameter management and easy family browsing in a quality controlled environment.

A modular approach makes it efficient and cost-effective for offices of any size that do BIM. Unique features save a lot of time and improve results for BIM managers, team leaders and all architects, engineers and designers.

Smart Browser makes auditing your BIM data, Revit family browsing and management look easy.

We hope to see you online!

We invite you to take a free 14-day trial of Smart Browser prior to the webinar, so you can take better advantage of the Q&A.

To take a trial, just download our TOOLS4BIM Dock – the shortcut to taking trials of AGACAD products. ↓

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