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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Another 'Studio' addin - this time for Revit Door openings

I recently posted about a Window Studio, now here is a Door and Door Hardware Studio (addin for Revit) ...  Assa Abloy Openings Studio (AOSS).

Unfortunately, it is very limited in availability.  When I inquired about it, Assa Abloy told me:
Not at this time we let it to professionals who we work with directly.
The main problem is that it is an American tool for our North American

So sorry it is not available at this time.

Interesting chat on Twitter as to its usefulness:

Company link:
Openings Studio - assaabloydss.com - School Safety, Locks, Doors, Access Control

Note: you don't need to put in your address when filling in the register form...

There is the beginnings of a tutorial channel on Youtube:

Door Scheduling Made Easy Thanks To ‘Openings Studio’ By ASSA ABLOY | Floosted by Architizer .
72 min NYC-RUG session about ASSA ABLOY Openings Studio for Revit on Vimeo:

ASSA ABLOY Openings Studio for Revit from Alfred Huang on Vimeo.

Related NYC-RUG link:
ASSA ABLOY Openings Studio for Revit. - New York City Revit User Group (New York, NY) - Meetup

Twitter conversation

Links via:
Architizer Blog � Door Scheduling Made Easy Thanks To ‘Openings Studio’ By ASSA ABLOY


  1. Note that with the Assa Abloy Openings Studio, they will not let you adjust the Hardware Group. They retain "ownership", which for some teams/projects is an issue.

  2. Happy to talk to anyone about the plug-in.

    Matthew Lewis, Assoc AIA, CDT, CM-BIM, CSI, LEED AP BD+C
    Regional Architectural Manager, New England
    Openings Studio Consultant
    ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions
    e. mlewis@assaabloydss.com

  3. I wish I could find a way to uninstall the product. It is too proprietary for our needs !
    No documentation or support tho.. sad

  4. I strongly suggest you pass on this software.
    no un-install, uneditable families, overly complicated, terrible customer support.

    In addition, all specs point to assa abloy companies for "substitutes". Definitely one to avoid.

  5. I was able to get close to an uninstall by using "search everything" and blasting away anything involving:
    Assa Abloy
    Opening Studio

    I also found out that they name some of their directories "ADS" and they don't store the .dll in the correct Revit addins directory!

    Ridiculous not to include an uninstaller!