Quick Links - Also see the menu above and more choices on the right side of the blog (too much, but all good stuff)

\/ ...and now BIMbuilder.com Blog Posts... \/

Friday, July 29, 2011

Wall Opening Area for Revit -Autodesk Labs Utilities Plugin of the Month



This section of Autodesk Labs contains a “plugin of the month" brought to you by the Autodesk Developer Network (ADN). The plugins provided are simple productivity enhancing tools that streamline the use of our design applications. The plugins are developed by Autodesk or by other ADN members.

All of the plugins we provide come with full source code to show what goes on inside and will have taken a relatively small amount of time to develop (from half a day up to about a week). The idea behind this is that nothing we deliver will be especially "out-of-reach" for someone wishing to invest in learning and using our Application Program Interfaces (APIs). Hopefully you are inspired to create your own plugins.


Supported Applications

Wall Opening Area for Revit
This plugin calculates the sum of openings on each wall and stores the values in two shared parameters for each wall:

Shared Parameter Description
Opening Area Smaller Max Sum all area values smaller than a specific value
Opening Area Sum all opening areas
  • Revit 2012
  • Revit 2011

To download, use the links at the top of this page.


Still Available

To obtain information on prior plugins of the month (e.g., Screenshot for Inventor, DWF/PDF Batch Publish for AutoCAD, DimensionPatrol for AutoCAD), see the ADN Plugin of the Month Catalog page for descriptions and download links.

To download, visit:



TransTips for AutoCAD, Inventor, Revit & 3ds Max.

Coming in September...


To help drive this forward, we would really like to hear from you:

  • How well do these ADN plugins work for you?
  • Does the source code provided help you see how easily you could create similar plugins yourself?
  • Are there annoying issues you would like to see addressed (whether in an Autodesk product or via a simple utility)?
  • Do you have your own simple utility you would like to make available as a "plugin of the month"?

• Click here to Subscribe to the blog via daily email updates for the BIM news you don't want to miss.


  © Blogger template ProBlogger Template by Ourblogtemplates.com 2008

Back to TOP  

[Valid Atom 1.0]