This version has a one-click installer available. It can be downloaded from the Downloads page here.
The installer will place the software in the folder C:\Program Files\Bimforce. The Revit Addin manifest will be placed in the folder C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\Revit\Addins\2016.
How to use VerteX
After the contents of both install folders has been copied to the user system, Revit can be started. At this point, a separate Bimforce tab will be available in the Revit User Interface where the tool can be selected.
This is the startup page of Vertex for Revit:
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On startup the user can immediately choose to select one or more objects to generate. Select the desired object(s) in the list, and press “Generate Object”. To view all object properties, select a single object and click “Properties”. Keep in mind that when you selected multiple objects, the “Properties” window will only show the object which you last selected.
“Generate Object” will import the object in Revit. When you only selected one object type to import, the object will be available for placement directly (e.g.: it will be hanging on your mouse pointer). When you selected multiple objects to import, all objects will be loaded in the project but no object will be active for placement.
An important feature for VerteX is the ability to use search filters that provide the user with the capability to quickly find the appropriate object type within a large dataset. Even more: used properly, filters can also be used to check for object types across manufacturers, or to find specific object types fo a single manufacturer. Filter parameters become available as soon as a Manufacturer or Object Type has been selected in the first filter block.
Filtering and selection can be done with any parameter that has been labeled “searchable”. Searchable parameters are parameters that:
- Are present in one (or more) of the implemented Open Standards, such as IFC and NLRS.
- Have been identified by multiple content providers as important.
The above two conditions ensure that Open Standards are supported. But besides that, it forces both manufacturers and end-users to think about a shared definition of required parameters. If a content provider adds content that is completely free of any standardised parameter set, search queries won’t recognise it, and the content will not show up.
A maximum of 5 custom filters can be added to the search query. Queries can look for an exact match, or for a so-called Boolean expression (greater then, does not equal, contains, and so on).