dp Stuff Utils for Revit 2017 is a collection of time saver legacy addins upgraded for 2017 version. See description of each tool below:

1) SheetCreationTool
SheetCreationTools Revit Addin
This is a new Revit addin that makes batch sheet creation easier. There are 2 Options: “Pick Titleblock” and “Existing Sheet Template”. In “Pick Titleblock” you can batch create sheets in sequence by specifying the sheet amount, starting sequence letter(s), starting sequence number and selecting a titleblock family. In “Existing Sheet Template” you can use an existing sheet as a template for a new batch of sheets. You have an option of copying legends and schedules from the template sheet which will put them in the same position on the new sheet, and  you can use template sheet number as a starting number +1 for the new sheet sequence.

2) CleanupDraftingElements
CleanupDraftingElements Revit API Addin
CleanupDraftingElements addin is another new addition to Revit Utils 2017. It is helpful in cleaning up your project when it was “polluted” by CAD exploded drawings. It allows you to pick all drafting lines (that aren’t part of a group) of as many unwanted linestyles as you want and convert them into a linestyle of your choice. This can be done either per View or per Document. As you know Revit doesn’t allow you to select line elements by “Select All Instances in View/Project”, which makes it difficult to track all unwanted linestyles. Same can be done with textnotes.

3) ChangeTextCase
ChangeTextCase 2014 Revit Addin
ChangeTextCase 2017 Revit Addin allows you to alter the case of Revit Text elements. You will be able to chose between: UPPERCASE, lowercase, TitleCase, SentenceCase.
Apart from that you would be able to chose whether you want to alter selected text notes only or all visible text notes in the active view.

4) CopySelectionIds
CopySelectionIds Revit Addin dp Stuff
Meet CopySelectionIds addin! I think it took me 10 minutes or so to write and compile this tool. It has absolutely no UI and is the simplest tool on Earth (even simpler than any “Hello World” sample). But who cares – if you are like me and use Revit’s IDs of Selection command a lot and copy Element IDs to clipboard to use them later then it can cut the actions to achieve that goal in half! Now your process of copying selection IDs to clipboard looks precisely like that:

  1. select elements
  2. run CopySelectionIds shortcut (you have got to assign a shortcut to this one!)

That is it – the IDs are on the clipboard!

5) RemoveAreasRooms
PermRemoveAreasRooms 2014 Revit Addin from dp Stuff
RemoveAreasRooms 2017 Revit Addin allows you to delete rooms or areas permanently on the fly directly from any of your Revit views without having to do it from the Revit schedule. You have two options: either pre-select the elements and run the tool to delete just the rooms/areas in your selection, or you can collect ids of rooms/areas that you want to get rid of and copy/paste them via “Type In Element Ids” method.

6) CropViewToSelection
CropViewToSelection 2014 Revit Addin
CropViewToSelection 2017 Revit Addin lets crop your 3D Views to elements in active selection. You will have an option to either pre-select elements to which you want your view to be cropped or you can type in element ids in the plugin’s dialog box.

7) NumberStuffByDirection
NumberStuffByDirection 2014 Revit Addin
NumberStuffByDirection 2017 Revit Addin allows you to number Revit elements in sequence (rows or columns). The elements must have an Integer Instance parameter that the sequence number will be assigned to. You will be asked to specify the Parameter Name, Direction in which to number and the starting number of the sequence.

8) QuickViewAccess
QuickViewAccess 2014 Revit Addin
QuickViewAcces 2017 Revit Addin lets you set and access your most often used views without having to search through Project Browser. It stores the views that you assigned to it in a text file so even if you close Revit session and reopen this file some other time – when you invoke the QuickViewAccess plugin it will pull out the same views that you stored in it last time.The best thing to use it is to set a short cut for it. I have a QQ short cut set for it any time I need to open any of my views.So, give it a shot if it fits your workflow and if you think it will make you more productive.

9) RemoveEmptyTags
RemoveEmptyTags 2013 Revit Addin
Just as the name suggests RemoveEmptyTags 2017 Revit Addin allows you to find and remove empty tags from your Revit document. You will have two options whether you want to remove empty tags in the active view or in the whole document. You can use it in conjunction with out-of-the-box Revit Tag All tool.

10) UpdateAreaCalcs
UpdateAreaCalcs Revit API Addin from dp Stuff
UpdateAreaCalcs 2017 Revit Addin from dp Stuff operates on Room or Areas and can do simple arithmetic calculations with any 2 numeric parameters that have values assigned to them and push results into another Non Read-Only numeric parameter. You will also be able to control how the results are rounded via Rounding Options. Pretty straight forward – and much better than going over every single area or room and assign values manually. Hopefully it will save you some time for a beer on Friday afternoon!

11) WorksetExplorer
WorksetExplorer 2014 Revit Addin
Have you ever wanted to be able to quickly see what the heck is going on with your worksets? WorksetExplorer 2017 Revit Addin will make it easier to manage and maintain your worksets and elements on them.

  • the dialog box will open and in the “tree” your elements will be sorted by workset, then by category, then by family, then by type.
  • every “branch” will have a name and the amount of elements on it in parentheses.
  • once you see something that shouldn’t be on a particular workset then you can select the branch and click “Select Elements” button – that will add elements that belong to this branch to selection.
  • now you can send them to the workset they are supposed to be on.
  • repeat until all worksets are in good shape

12) ArchiSpeak
ArchiSpeak Generator 2014 Revit Addin
Check out what kind of poetry you might be spitting out in just a few minutes with ArchiSpeak Generator 2017 Revit Addin:
In the final rationalization the initial stage of conceptual development recognizes the critical necessity to subtract from the anticipated degree of human ambiance. ”