Turn on/off Bubbles of multiple Grids/Levels

  • Switch Bubbles could show or hide multiple Grids/Levels’ bubbles according to a boundary defined by Grid, Level, Reference Plane or Detail Line.
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Trim/Extend Grids and Levels

Trim and Extend tool doesn’t work with Grid and Level. Extent end of Grid and Level have two modes: 3d model extent mode and 2d view specific extent mode. It’s not easy to switch between two extent modes and drag their ends, especially if there are lots of Grids or Levels. It’s tedious to click one by one to show or hide bubbles of many Grids or Levels. ReviTea Datum tools could make your work easy.

  • Trim Grids tool works similar to Trim and Extend tool of Revit. With it you could easily trim or extend one or more Grids to a boundary defined by Grid, Level, Reference Plane or Detail Line.
    • Trim/Extend Grid 3d: Trim or extend a Grid 3d extents to the reference (Grid, Level, Reference Plane or Detail Line) as a boundary. Grid’s 2d extent will switch to 3d extent.
    • Trim/Extend Multiple Grids 3d: Trim or extend multiple Grids’ 3d extents to the reference (Grid, Level, Reference Plane or Detail Line) as a boundary. The extent end of a Grid that is close to the boundary is trimmed or extended. Grids’ 2d extents will switch to 3d extents.
    • Trim/Extend Grid 2d: Trim or extend a Grid 2d extent to the reference (Grid, Level, Reference Plane or Detail Line) as a boundary. Grids’ 3d extents will switch to 2d extent.
    • Trim/Extend Multiple Grids 2d: Trim or extend multiple Grids’ 2d extents to the reference (Grid, Level, Reference Plane or Detail Line) as a boundary. The extent end of a Grid that is close to the boundary is trimmed or extended. Grids’ 3d extents will switch to 2d extents.
    • Set Grids 3d Height: Set Grids’ 3d (model) extents in vertical direction by defining levels and offset.
  • Trim Levels tool works similar to Trim and Extend tool of Revit. With it you could easily trim or extend one or more Levels to a boundary defined by Grid, Reference Plane or Detail Line.
    • Trim/Extend Level 3d: Trim or extend a Level 3d extents to the reference (Grid, Reference Plane or Detail Line) as a boundary. Level’s 2d extent will switch to 3d extent.
    • Trim/Extend Multiple Levels 3d: Trim or extend multiple Levels’ 3d extents to the reference (Grid, Reference Plane or Detail Line) as a boundary. The extent end of a Level that is close to the boundary is trimmed or extended. Levels’ 2d extents will switch to 3d extents.
    • Trim/Extend Level 2d: Trim or extend a Level 2d extent to the reference (Grid, Reference Plane or Detail Line) as a boundary. Levels’ 3d extents will switch to 2d extent.
    • Trim/Extend Multiple Levels 2d: Trim or extend multiple Levels’ 2d extents to the reference (Grid, Reference Plane or Detail Line) as a boundary. The extent end of a Level that is close to the boundary is trimmed or extended. Levels’ 3d extents will switch to 2d extents.
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New Version – 2015_07_05

Three new features are added:

Move ReviTea Selection Panel On Ribbon Tabs

Select Hidden Elements

Unhide Elements

Please visit Exchange Apps website to download:

https://apps.exchange.autodesk.com/RVT/en/Detail/Index?id=appstore.exchange.autodesk.com%3areviteaselecttools_windows64%3aen

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Move ReviTea Selection Panel on Ribbon Tabs

By Changing settings in the ReviTea.dll.config file, ReviTea Selection Panel could be moved to a specified ribbon tab. By default ReviTea Selection Panel locates on Add-Ins tab. ReviTea.dll.config could be found in:

C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\ApplicationPlugins\ReviTea Select Tools.bundle\Contents\2015

You could change “[default]” to a propriate tab name such as “ReviTea”. It shouldn’t be Revit built in tabs like Architecture, Structure, System, Insert, Annotate, Massing & Site, Collaborate, View, Manage and Modify.

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Unhide Elements

Unhide the selected elements in the view if they are hidden permanently.

With ReviTea Select All Instances Hidden in View tool, you could select the hidden elements in the view. Unhide Elements tool of Revit is only available in Reveal Hidden Elements mode. ReviTea Unhide Elements tool is available no matter if view is in Reveal Hidden Elements mode.

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Select Hidden Elements

Select permanently hidden elements in the view.

You can hide individual elements in a view permanently. It’s not easy to select and turn them back on, especially if there are lots of elements in the view. This tool helps find and select the hidden elements without Reveal Hidden Elements mode.
After you select the hidden elements, you could unhide them with ReviTea Unhide Elements tool.

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Filter Elements

You can filter selected Elements or Elements visible in the current view. For example, if you need to check how many in‐place Elements visible in the current view, you can set Filter Family Type to In‐Place Family. You can review the in‐place Elements in the Categories treeview, and isolate them temporarily or select them.1

If worksharing is enable in the model, worksets related filters are added.

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Filter Elements Visible in View

Click Add‐Ins tab > ReviTea panel > Filter Elements > Visible in View.

Filter Elements in Selection

Click Add‐Ins tab > ReviTea panel > Filter Elements > In Selection.

Element Filters

The default value of Element Filter is All which mean all Elements pass it.

  • Are Pinned: Corresponding to Pin tool.
  • Are in Group: If Elements are member of Group.
  • Family Type: System Family, Loadable Family and In‐Place Family.
  • Are Nested: The Element is part of other Element. Nested relationship includes:
    • Members of Assembly.
    • Landing, Runs and other components of Stairs.
    • Top Rails and other components of Railing.
    • Nest shared families within other families.
    • Beams and braces in Beam System.
    • Beams and braces in Truss.
    • Components nested in Curtain Wall, Slope Glazing Roof or
    • Curtain System, such as Curtain Panels, Doors, Windows,
    • Wall, Mullions and Curtain Grid.
    • Parts.
  • Are Monitoring: Elements are monitoring other Elements in current or linked project.
  • Are in Design Option: Elements are in Design Option.

Workshared Project

In Workshared project, more filter criteria are available such as Worksets and editing permission of Elements. Worksets table shows all user‐created worksets and views worksets. It’s useful to review and compare Elements’ categories with worksets. With Filter Edited by, you can find out whether Elements are modified by other team member. For example, before you modify a set of Elements, you may want to check if they are edited by other team member.

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Filter Worksets

User created worksets and Views worksets are listed in Worksets table. All views worksets are not listed separately and included in one line [Views]. Owner of [Views] are useless.

  • Check: If workset is checked, Elements of the workset are counted in Categories treeview.
  • Name: Indicates the name of the workset.
  • Owner: Indicates the owner of the workset. If the Editable status of the workset is Yes, or you change the Editable status of the workset to Yes, then you are the owner of the workset.

The Owner value is the user name that is listed on the General tab of the Options dialog.
Open: Indicates if a workset is open or closed. Elements in open worksets are visible in the project, elements in closed worksets are not. Elements in closed worksets still could be selected with command Select All Instances.

  • Count: Indicates the number of elements which pass other filters and are checked in Categories treeview.
  • Check All: Check all worksets
  • Check None: Uncheck all worksets
  • Check Opened: Check worksets which are opened

Filter Edited by

Filter Elements with instance property Edited by.

  • Edited by Other: Element’s instance property Edited by shows user name of other team members.
  • Not Edited by Other: Element’s instance property Edited by is empty or shows your user name.

Categories Filter

All categories are organized in six groups listed below. The groups are similar to how categories are classified in Visibility/Graphics dialog, but not exactly the same:

  • Data: Elements in Data category group help to define project context including Levels, Grids, Reference Planes, Scope Box, Survey Point, Project Base Point, Property Lines.
  • Model: Categories in Model category group are similar to categories in Model Categories Tab of Visibility/Graphics dialog. The exceptions are:
    • Model category group also includes Model Group, Assembly and Split Face.
    • Detail Items are not included in Model category group, such as Filled Region, Mask Region and Detail Component.
    • Detail Line are not included in Model category group.
    • Some subcategories of Site category are included Data category group and not in Model category group, such as Survey Point, Project Base Point, Property Lines.
  • Annotation & Detail: Most categories in Annotation Categories Tab of Visibility/Graphics dialog are included except for:
    • Levels, Grids, Reference Planes and Scope Box are moved to Data category group.
      Detail Line, Detail Items, Detail Group and Attached Detail Group are included in Annotation & Detail category group.
    • View related categories are moved to Views category group such as Elevation, Section, Callout, Title Blocks and etc.
  • Analysis: The same as Analytical Model Categories Tab of Visibility/Graphics dialog.

  • Insert: Include categories in Imported Categories Tab and Revit Links Tab of Visibility/Graphics dialog.

  • Views: Include view related categories such as Elevation, Section, Callout, Title Blocks and etc.

 

 

 

 

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Select All Elements

You can select all elements visible in current view which satisfy certain requirements. It’s convenient to check the elements in the current view and modify them.

3D Models in View


All the 3D model elements visible in the current view are selected. 3D model elements mainly include elements whose categories are listed in Model Categories Tab of Visibility/Graphics dialog. The exceptions are:

  • Model Group and Assembly are selected but their members are not selected.
  • Split Face and Openings are selected.
  • Detail Items and Detail Lines are 2D elements. They are not selected.
  • Nested elements are not selected which are part of other Elements.

Nested relationship includes:

  • Members of Assembly.
  • Landing, Runs and other components of Stairs.
  • Top Rails and other components of Railing.
  • Nest shared families within other families.
  • Beams and braces in Beam System.
  • Beams and braces in Truss.
  • Components nested in Curtain Wall, Slope Glazing Roof or Curtain System, such as Curtain Panels,  Doors, Windows, Wall, Mullions and Curtain Grid.
  • Parts.

2D Belongs to View


In Revit some 2D elements belong to the view such as details and annotations. They only show in the view to which they belong. They will be deleted if the view is deleted. Some examples are:

  • All elements in Annotation tab in Ribbon are selected.
  • Detail Lines, Filled Regions, Mask Regions and Detail Components are selected.
  • View Reference and Plan Region are selected.
  • Grids, Levels and Reference Planes are not selected for they could show in several views.
  • Everything in sheet are selected.
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Select All Instances

Everyone knows that Select all Instances means all similar elements in the entire project or visible in the active view. It’s one of the popular commands that almost everyone uses it daily. There are a few Revit elements that don’t have the “Select all Instances” function. The big down fall here are lines and filled region.

Select all Instances of ReviTea extend the supported elements. It supports almost all elements that you could select in Revit. Select all Instances of ReviTea supports multiple selected elements. You could select multiple elements to find all of their similar elements together.

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If selected element is detail curve, only detail curves with same line style will be selected. It’s the same to model curve. If selected element is model curve, only model curves with same line style will be selected.

If selected element is area or area boundary, similar areas and area bounday belong to the same Area Scheme.

If selected element is opening, similar elements means they belong to the same type of opening host:

  • Arc Wall Rectangle Opening
  • Straight Wall Rectangle Opening
  • Shaft Opening
  • Structural Framing Opening
  • Column Opening
  • Ceiling Opening
  • Floor Opening
  • Roof Opening
  • Column Opening

Tips: Cut profiles and split faces could also be selected with the tool.

For some elements, similar elements means same category:

Room, Zone, Scope Box, Reference Plane, Revision Cloud, Insulation Lines, Match Line,  Displacement Set, Displacement Path, Plan Region, Stair Tread Number, Divided Path.

For most of the structural analytical elements, similar elements means same category:

Analytical Beams, Analytical Braces, Analytical Columns, Analytical Floors, Analytical Foundation Slabs, Analytical Isolated Foundations, Analytical Links, Analytical Nodes, Analytical Wall Foundations, Analytical Walls

For Boundary Conditions, similar elements means they have the same boundary conditions type: point, line or area.

Note: While using Design OptionsSelect all Instances of ReviTea works in the similar way as Revit’s original Select all Instances command.

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