Here on Revit Add-ons, over the years, we’ve posted a few times about Revit Lookup, the free and open-source add-in from Jeremy Tammik of The Building Coder for interactively exploring model data. But what exactly the add-in does and where to get it might remain a little murky for some. Fortunately, over on the UNIFI blog, Jay Merlan has posted a helpful overview, including where to get the latest versions. Thanks Jay (and Jeremy and Peter)!
POSTED ON SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 BY JAY MERLAN
Let’s talk about Revit Lookup, the interactive Revit BIM tool that allows you to explore your data. If you’ve ever had a conversation with me about BIM, you understand that I put most of my efforts towards data within my Revit models. Yes, Revit can produce clean drawings and beautiful renderings, but data within our models is what sets us apart from our predecessors. Revit Lookup is one of the most powerful Revit add-ins for reviewing said data, giving its users the capability to view most of the raw database including several data points that are typically not visible from the frontend. In the screenshot below, you can see that Revit Lookup exposes element data such as element ID, the BoundingBox (x, y, z coordinates), the level ID, and location. All of which are available through the Revit API, but otherwise invisible to the end users.
Revit Lookup is brought to you by Jeremy Tammik. It’s free.
There’s more information available on the UNIFI blog.