Thursday, July 25, 2019

Upgrading Revit Projects and Content with CTC BIM Batch Suite

Its that time of year, when the latest version of Revit has been out long enough to make it viable to deploy firm wide. For some, that also means upgrading content... others leave a single depository of families at the oldest version of Revit still being used internally.

This post will highlight the tool I use for the massive upgrade project... CTC Software's Prog & Fam Upgrader, found in their CTC BIM Batch Suite add-in for Revit.

Keep reading to learn more...

The tool not only upgrades content, but also project files. This is great if you have "container" projects with details (drafting views) or similar (e.g. wall types). As you can see below, there are a lot of really nice options. You can see the current version of the files selected, specify where the files are saved, if links should be upgraded and more.

Here is the Options dialog for this tool...

The Videos button, in the main dialog (shown above) points to this YouTube video:

In case you care, I was not paid or even asked to write this... :)

At LHB, we have a site license of the BIM Project Suite, so everyone can use those tools all day long. For this Batch suite and the  Manage suite you can share a handful of networked seats across the firms.

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