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    Revit multi-sheet/placeholder creator

    REVIT MULTI-SHEET/PLACEHOLDER CREATOR

    This add-in was designed to allow you to easily and rapidly create multiple sheets or placeholders inside of your REVIT project.

    The app will allow you to name and number your sheets, and either apply a preloaded title block to it, or simply bring it in as a placeholder.

    Features of the app:

    • Manually insert multiple sheets and/or placeholders
    • Import a text file or xls file with preset sheets (sample files included)
    • Convert existing placeholder sheets to actual sheets (similar to ootb functionality)


    Check it out and give me your thoughts, the grouping option may be optional as i understand its more a preference than the norm. Curious to see if this little app can or should grow .. or if its done after 2012.

    Installation
    * download the file highlighted below (Win7 - after download, you may have to right click it and "unlock"the zip and dll)
    * extract anywhere - RIGHT CLICK the INSTALL.cmd file and select "Run As Administrator"
    * if all goes well .. you should see Sheet Creator under external tools

    RevSheetCreator.zip (106.13 kb)

    Thanks to Krista Manna and David Baldacchino for their feedback during the writing of the app.









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    Jose, looks awsome, got it up and running can't wait to have a play.
    Any way to add these apps to the RFO addin ribbon tab ? or is that what the (coming soon) manage addins button is for ?
    Last edited by mark b; June 8th, 2011 at 05:08 AM.

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    Mark, I intend to help get those integrated into the ribbon .. when I get some time. =)

    Let me know if you hit any roadblocks .. or suggestions.

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    Hi Jose,

    Is it possible to add a Guide Grid selection button?
    And maybe a second level of Grouping in the project browser.

    Works like a charm, thanks!
    I'll be having more time to look at the RFA Addin soon, and contact you about integrating this beauty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdradvies View Post
    Hi Jose,

    Is it possible to add a Guide Grid selection button?
    And maybe a second level of Grouping in the project browser.

    Works like a charm, thanks!
    I'll be having more time to look at the RFA Addin soon, and contact you about integrating this beauty!
    This is already in the RFO Ribbon .. =), also do me a favor .. take the screenshot and mock it u, in other words where you would like to see the options .. and I will work on getting them added.

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    RevSheetCreator will not install for me. I get a CMD prompt indicating a bunch of missing files, like this


    C:\Windows\system32>MD "C:\Program Files\BIMkicks.com\RevSheetCreator"
    A subdirectory or file C:\Program Files\BIMkicks.com\RevSheetCreator already exists.

    C:\Windows\system32>COPY "C:\Users\Dave\Documents\Revit DDP Resource Files\Code\
    RevSheetCreator\\keys.txt" "C:\Program Files\BIMkicks.com\RevSheetCreator\keys.txt"
    The system cannot find the file specified.

    C:\Windows\system32>COPY "C:\Users\Dave\Documents\Revit DDP Resource Files\Code\RevSheetCreator\\RCP_lrgApp.png" "C:\Program Files\BIMkicks.com\RevSheetCreator\RCP_lrgApp.png"
    The system cannot find the file specified.

    C:\Windows\system32>COPY "C:\Users\Dave\Documents\Revit DDP Resource Files\Code\RevSheetCreator\\RCP_smlIcon.png" "C:\Program Files\BIMkicks.com\RevSheetCreator\RCP_smlIcon.png "
    The system cannot find the file specified.

    C:\Windows\system32>COPY "C:\Users\Dave\Documents\Revit DDP Resource Files\Code\RevSheetCreator\\RevitCmdPrmt.addin" "C:\Program Files\BIMkicks.com\RevSheetCreator\RevitCmdPrmt.ad din"
    The system cannot find the file specified.

    C:\Windows\system32>COPY "C:\Users\Dave\Documents\Revit DDP Resource Files\Code\RevSheetCreator\\RevitCmdPrmt.dll" "C:\Program Files\BIMkicks.com\RevSheetCreator\RevitCmdPrmt.dl l"
    The system cannot find the file specified.

    C:\Windows\system32>copy "C:\Program Files\BIMkicks.com\RevSheetCreator\RevSheetCreator .addin" "C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\Revit\Addins\2012\RevShee tCreator.addin"
    The system cannot find the file specified.

    C:\Windows\system32>Pause
    Press any key to continue . . .

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    ooh .. scary messages, .. extract the zip file somewhere like c:\temp .. then shift+right click the install file and select run as administrator , . the "\\" is a telling hint it doesn't like the source path :
    "C:\Users\Dave\Documents\Revit DDP Resource Files\Code\RevSheetCreator\\RevitCmdPr"
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    Quote Originally Posted by joseguia View Post
    ooh .. scary messages, .. extract the zip file somewhere like c:\temp .. then shift+right click the install file and select run as administrator , . the "\\" is a telling hint it doesn't like the source path :
    "C:\Users\Dave\Documents\Revit DDP Resource Files\Code\RevSheetCreator\\RevitCmdPr"
    it doesn't like C:/Temp either...same errors


    C:\Windows\system32>MD "C:\Program Files\BIMkicks.com\RevSheetCreator"

    C:\Windows\system32>COPY "C:\Temp\\Install.cmd" "C:\Program Files\BIMkicks.com\R
    evSheetCreator\Install.cmd"
    1 file(s) copied.

    C:\Windows\system32>COPY "C:\Temp\\keys.txt" "C:\Program Files\BIMkicks.com\RevS
    heetCreator\keys.txt"
    The system cannot find the file specified.

    C:\Windows\system32>COPY "C:\Temp\\RCP_lrgApp.png" "C:\Program Files\BIMkicks.co
    m\RevSheetCreator\RCP_lrgApp.png"
    The system cannot find the file specified.

    C:\Windows\system32>COPY "C:\Temp\\RCP_smlIcon.png" "C:\Program Files\BIMkicks.c
    om\RevSheetCreator\RCP_smlIcon.png"
    The system cannot find the file specified.

    C:\Windows\system32>COPY "C:\Temp\\RevitCmdPrmt.addin" "C:\Program Files\BIMkick
    s.com\RevSheetCreator\RevitCmdPrmt.addin"
    The system cannot find the file specified.

    C:\Windows\system32>COPY "C:\Temp\\RevitCmdPrmt.dll" "C:\Program Files\BIMkicks.
    com\RevSheetCreator\RevitCmdPrmt.dll"
    The system cannot find the file specified.

    C:\Windows\system32>COPY "C:\Temp\\_SampleImport.txt" "C:\Program Files\BIMkicks
    .com\RevSheetCreator\_SampleImport.txt"
    1 file(s) copied.

    C:\Windows\system32>COPY "C:\Temp\\_Sample-Import.xls" "C:\Program Files\BIMkick
    s.com\RevSheetCreator\_Sample-Import.xls"
    1 file(s) copied.

    C:\Windows\system32>copy "C:\Program Files\BIMkicks.com\RevSheetCreator\RevSheet
    Creator.addin" "C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\Revit\Addins\2012\RevShee tCreator.addin"

    The system cannot find the file specified.

    C:\Windows\system32>Pause
    Press any key to continue . . .

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    Bringing this one back to the top. I have it (through the RFO addin), but the Titleblock field refuses to work. What is the correct Syntax when you have Families and Types? From the instructions shown, it looks like it only supports "Types" and not "Families." That is, i can get it to work with a Type, but not with a Family Name.

    Any help on this?

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    Also: Nothing filled in under Titleblock = Placeholder field as FALSE doesnt work.

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