News

Revit: Fix family types duplicates

Recently, when testing ModPlus, one of the organizations asked me the question "Is there a plugin for replacing duplicate types in families?" After the discussion, I learned that somehow in the project not only duplicate families can appear, but also duplicate types of families. Most likely these are rare cases and they occur only under certain operating conditions. And these are the conditions in this organization.

Well, since we already have a plugin that performs a roughly similar task - replaces duplicate families - it was decided to extend it as well. And now the Fix families duplicates plugin can also replace the types of families. It can be used, in principle, not only for replacing duplicates, but also simply for mass replacement of standard types.

I didn't make a video, so I am attaching a screenshot of the new functionality. I am sure that the screenshot is enough to understand how the plugin is configured and works!

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Enjoy your work with ModPlus!

New Plugin for Revit: Copy parameters

Meet the new plugin for Revit - Copy Parameters!

This plugin will allow you to copy parameter values ​​in various ways: within an element, from one element to several, or from a host element to child elements.

You can copy a value from one source parameter to one target parameter, or from multiple source parameters to one target parameter.

And for a more accurate selection of processed elements, we have provided filters by category and by parameters.

By tradition, we have prepared a short video demonstrating how the plugin works:

We are sure that this plugin will definitely come in handy in your work! And thanks to your feedback and comments, we will make it even better!

Enjoy your work with ModPlus!

New plugin for Renga: Levels

It is almost impossible to create plugins for Renga at the moment, since Renga's API is rather poor. But sometimes, not without the help of our users, we manage to do it. And today we are pleased to present you a new small plugin created at the request of users - Levels.

This plugin is designed to simplify the work with levels, or rather, with objects belonging to the levels, and allows to invert their visibility, isolate them or select them.

By tradition - a small video demonstrating everything described:

Enjoy your work with ModPlus!

IMPORTANT! Updating the server platform of web services

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Yesterday, 11/13/2020, the server platform was updated on the hosting on which the modplusservice.com web service is parked. Basically, it's like moving from one server to another.

Unfortunately, this move created major problems for ModPlus - almost all requests from the application to the service began to return an error. And the web service is responsible for the licensing system and the update system. All day we talked with the hosting technical support, but or they can't fix the problem, or they don't want to deal with it.

Nevertheless, from the side of the application, we found a solution to the problem and by the evening we had already released an important update. The only problem is that probably the auto-update module of version 9.0.0.0 cannot download updates all due to the same problem. Vicious circle.

Therefore, all users need to update using the Web Installer, be sure to download it from the site, since the installer has also been updated. After updating, the error will stop occurring.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

UPD:

Today, 11/15/2020, hosting technical support has finally fixed the problem, so errors will no longer occur even for those users who have not updated!

Service update

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As you may have noticed, a week ago, we started mass updates of plugins marked "Service Update". Yesterday the update of the latest plugins was completed (at the moment there are 70 of them) and today the final stage is the update of the Working Libraries and the Configurator.

What is this update?

There won't be any visible changes for users, but this big update just needed to be done. The fact is that for a long time in working libraries any garbage accumulates - methods with errors, incorrect field names, outdated interfaces, etc. And many of these errors lead to code duplication: i.e. old methods remain in the code and new ones appear. Over time, this leads to inconvenience. And to remove the old code, we first need to remove its use from plugins, and then from libraries. Which is what happened this week.

Well, why this news?

The fact is that not all users update correctly. There are factors that we cannot influence in any way: antiviruses, network settings, hosting errors, errors in the operating system, etc. And it happens that only a part of the updates occurs, as a result of which you can observe errors like "Method not found or not implemented".

Don't panic! If suddenly your update happened incorrectly, then you can always use the web installer. It is advisable to run it as administrator. The web installer overwrites all files regardless of the local versions of the files!

We are working to make the product better! Stay with us!