Latest PatternGen Update (for Revit 2018 and 2020)

Description: PatternGen © for Revit is useful for users who wants to automate the manipulation of the sizes of façade panels or placement of the panel on the faced (i.e. Revit divided surface), driven by an image data. It works with any Revit rectangular-base divided surface base only, that has a rectangular-base curtain panel pattern-base family. See samples of Revit families and images available in the download to check the configurations.

Using this Add-on, users can generate the exterior façade panelization using any multiple images as a response to environmental, privacy, and functional. If images are created in certain way, then users can simply create beautiful aesthetic effect like attractor effect.

These are the PatternGen parameters:

1) Users should build the curtain panel pattern-base family with specific parameters called X1, X2, and X3. Where:

2) X1 and X2 parameter are length instance parameters.

3) The input values for X1 and X2 are in inches at the moment.

4) X3 is an angular instance parameter.

About this Version:

- Support for Revit 2018 and 2020

Installation:

This is update version 3.0 which works with Revit Architecture 2018/2020.

Installation Steps:

- Download the compressed ZIP file named (PatternGen.zip) which contains two sub-folder named (PatternGen-Revit2018.zip) and (PatternGen-Revit2020.zip)

- Extract one of the suitable versions.

- Place the entire folder named [Revit-Tools] from inside the ZIP file on the [C] drive.

- Make sure to copy/paste the Add-On instruction file called [iConVizTools.addin] from the [Revit-Tools] folder to the Revit2018 Add-ons folder here [C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\Revit\Addins\2018], or to Revit2020 Add-ons folder here [C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\Revit\Addins\2020]

- The Add-On button should show up on your Revit 2018 Ribbon interface inside the [Add-Ons] Revit tab.

- Click on the [Activate Add-On] button to activate this FREE trial version.

- You can refer to the [iConViz-V3.0-PatternAddon-UserInterface.pdf] for quick help/documentation.

General Usage / Instruction:

Refer to user interface and scenario PDF named (iConViz-V3.0-PatternAddon-UserInterface.pdf) use inside the [Revit-Tools] folder.

Known Issue:

Works only with:

1- Divided surface that is rectangular base, and has unique U/V grid count. Not distances.

2- Curtain panel pattern-base that is rectangular base. But users can create any shape with in the rectangular base to create any effect like (diamond effect, checker-board, rhomboid, etc.)

3- One run at a time.

.... share your feedback and comments.

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I used the add-on to automate the placement exterior panels and also to automate the stretching mechanism of each panel type. Again, this was only doable in a faster design-exploration process by using analytical images applied to the parametric Revit family panels.

I will also use parts of this project design during my talk presented at the http://advancing-computational-design.com conference.

Upgraded AddOn to Revit 2017
This is update version 3.0 which works with Revit Architecture 2017

Installation Steps:

-          Download ZIP file from here which contains one folder named [Revit-Tools].

-          Place the entire folder named [Revit-Tools] from inside the ZIP file on the [C] drive.

-          Make sure to copy/paste the Add-On instruction file called [iConVizTools.addin] from the [Revit-Tools] folder to the Revit2015 Add-ons folder. For example folder [C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\Revit\Addins\2017]

-          The Add-On button should show up on your Revit 2017 Ribbon interface inside the [Add-Ons] Revit tab.

-          Click on the [Activate Add-On] button to activate this FREE unlimited version of the tool.

You can refer to the [iConViz-V2.1-PatternAddon-UserInterface.pdf] for quick help/documentation.

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Upgraded AddOn to Revit 2015
This is update version 2.2 which works with Revit Architecture 2015

Install Steps

-          Download ZIP file from here which contains one folder named [Revit-Tools].

-          Place the entire folder named [Revit-Tools] from inside the ZIP file on the [C] drive.

-          Make sure to copy/paste the Add-On instruction file called [iConVizTools.addin] from the [Revit-Tools] folder to the Revit2015 Add-ons folder. For example folder [C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\Revit\Addins\2015]

-          The Add-On button should show up on your Revit2015 Ribbon interface inside the [Add-Ons] Revit tab.

-          Click on the [Activate Add-On] button to activate this FREE unlimited version of the tool.

You can refer to the [iConViz-V2.1-PatternAddon-UserInterface.pdf] for quick help/documentation.

Zaki
12/17/11

Pattern Add-On V 2.1

Pattern Add-On V 2.1

Download the pattern add-on latest version ZIP file from here which incorporats: enhanced user interface, ?X3? representing angular values, as well as the user guide.

 

Install Steps: follow these instructions to download and run the Add-On.

 

-          Download this ZIP file which contains one folder named ?Revit-Tools?.

-          Place the entire folder named ?Revit-Tools? from inside the ZIP file on the ?C? drive.

-          Make sure to copy/paste the Add-On instruction file called ?iConVizTools.addin? from the ?Revit-Tools? folder to the Revit2011 Add-ons folder. For example folder ?C:\Documents and Settings\mallasiz\Application Data\Autodesk\REVIT\Addins\2011?

-          The Add-On button should show up on your Revit2011 Ribbon interface inside the ?Add-Ons? Revit tab.

-          Click on the ?Activate Add-On? button to activate this FREE unlimited version of the tool.

 

You can refer to the ?iConViz-V2.1-PatternAddon-UserInterface.pdf? for quick help/documentation.

 

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