Family Exporter, a free tool in BIM Batch Suite, provides a way to quickly export families from your Revit project. You no longer need to select your families one-by-one and save them in an unorganized, non-searchable folder. You can use robust filtering tools to find families by manufacturer, name, property or criteria, then select those individual families for exporting. Even better, Family Exporter allows you to group your families while exporting them and will automatically sort them into groups of folders.
Family Loader, another free tool in the BIM Batch Suite, automates the process of loading or reloading families into projects. You can select one or more project files or even an entire folder tree of project files to load families. Once this tool is open, you can select the projects or families you want to load or reload.
Selecting the second option, “load all families into all host files,” will load all families in selected projects randomly, whether they exist or not. You may use this if you want all the same families in selected projects. Once you click the Load Families button, you don’t have to babysit the loading process. Instead, you can walk away and come back when it’s done or work on something else.
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After completing an Autodesk accredited 2-year course in Digital Design and Graphic technologies in 2012, Jhan became proficient in multiple Autodesk suits such as AutoCAD, Inventor, 3Ds Max and Revit, and has used this knowledge in his career for data infrastructure design, MEP design and special projects management.
Working on several special projects that required unique deliverables, Jhan was introduced to laser scanners in 2016 and designed several work pipelines using point cloud data. He has taken high detail scans and converted those environments into mesh, allowing less powerful machines to view the data. Jhan also can embed point clouds into a game environment to easily share data, and he has even broadcasted entire sites and used them in developing technologies such as augmented reality.
“I believe reality capture and the development of using digital twins is very important, as this technology helps us mitigate costly mistakes, improves site safety and gives us better methods to preserve site data for both construction and historical purposes.”