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Friday, March 22, 2019

How to quickly upgrade all Revit families, Revit model or Revit templates to your current Revit version ?


Introduction

Upgrade old Revit models, families or templates to the current Revit version is one of the most common tasks that you need to do every year when new Revit version is arrived. Normally it would take days to do this kind of task and also waste a lot of time and resource for this boring tasks.
That's why I created this add in  to help you save your time and also enhance your BIM workflow.

Feel free to download and try our add in as following link: https://www.cherrybimservices.com/p/cherry-bim-tools-for-revit-automation.html
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Add in guideline

Step 1: 

On the Batch Tasks panel of the Cherry BIM tools, click on the Batch Upgrade button to open the main interface: 
Batch Upgrade button
After click on the button, a new window form will appear for user input: 
Main user interface

  1. Click on the Add Folder button to browse and add Revit files to upgrade in selected Folder. If you choose the Include Sub folder option, it will automatically scan and add all the Revit files in the sub folder of the selected folder. If you choose, Not include Sub folder option, it will only add the Revit files in the main selected folder and ignore the sub folder. All the selected files will appear on the main listbox. 
  2. Click on Add Files if you want to add some files only not the whole folder. All the selected files will appear on the main listbox. 
  3. Click on Remove selected if you want to remove some files that you already selected
  4. If you want to a add some prefix or sufix for the upgraded files, please define in the text box of Add naming prefix and Add naming suffix
  5. Click on Set Output Folder button to select the output folder, or you can copy and paste the path directly in the text box. 
  6. Click on Run Batch Upgrade button to start the process. The running log will appear in the Progress log list box. For the Revit Families, they will be saved in the folder name with folder name is their Category (similar to the default Revit library style). 
The waiting time is depended on how many files you need to upgrade. The finishing percentage is displayed by the progress bar. 
For more details, please watch following video: 

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