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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Free utility that will sort all of your families by Category!

From time to time, I export all of the families in a project and add it to our Library as a 'snapshot' of where our families were at during that project.  However, Revit still does not export the families into folders by Category (there used to be an add-in that did this).

Happily, a new free tool from Kiwi Codes will take a folder and then sort all of the RFAs into folders by Category for you!
  1. Download (need to submit email as per image below). 
    You can also download it from Autodesk Exchange. (direct link)
  2. Install
  3. Run from Revit
    I did a test run of this on about 200 families - it sorted them in a couple of minutes.  If you don't know how to export families from a Project, just go:

    1. File - Save As
    2. Library
    3. Family
    4. All families
    From their website:
    This tool takes all the families located in the specified folder and sub folders and organizes them into Category named folders in the target directory.
    via
    Family Categorizer | Products | Kiwi Codes Solutions Ltd

    Heads-up via
    Family Categorizer | AEC-APPS

    EDIT 2 - I have received confirmation from the Director of Kiwi Codes that the tool is "totally Free and not time locked ..."


    EDIT - While the website clearly states 'This tool is free' (see image above), I received the following by email:
    Thank you for your interest in Family Categorizer and downloading the 21 day trial. We hope that you see the benefits that Family Categorizer will bring to your business like others worldwide are reporting.
     

    7 comments:

    1. HI Luke.

      Thanks for posting about our FREE tool ;). It is totally Free and not time locked, despite what the email message says.

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    2. You failed Phillip!!! Way to ruin the autoresponse e-mail. LOL

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    3. Cool.
      Does it sort families into anything beyond categories?

      Can it sort by host-type (ie: wall, ceiling, face, level), or sort by MEP fixture vs. Architectural fixture?


      FWIW -- I have been totally impressed with the tech support for KiwiCodes. We used them at my previous location and KiwiCodes gave the fastest response to an error report (from a live person!) that I've ever seen.

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      1. It just sorts by folder. If you want more 'granular' indexing, you may want to look into tools4revit smart browser

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    4. Thanks Tony for the kind comments. We try our best.

      Luke if they want as you say "a more granular indexing" then our Family Browser product does that very nicely. http://www.kiwicodes.com/products/14-family-browser.html

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    5. KIWI hasn't update this nice tool for r2015. Is there an alternative way to sort a bunch of rfa's into subfolders?

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      1. You could batch load them into a project and then use the Case family exporter - it saves into Category subfolders automatically.
        more at: How to determine if a Family is In-Place or not

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