In short, use this add-in to:
- tag/annotate wall material layers and their thicknesses in Revit®
- schedule wall material layers and their thicknesses in Revit®
- export wall material layers to Excel or CSV in Revit®
Now, replace the word “wall” in the sentences above with: floor, roof, ceiling, pad or structural foundation slab.
Here’s the short video instructions on how to get it to work:
As mentioned, it works with all layered categories in Revit®: Walls, Floors, Pads, Ceilings, Structural Foundations and Roofs.
Description and features
Add-in analyses all layered structures in Revit® project, looking for material names and layer widths (thicknesses). Materials, widths, and material layers with widths are written into multi-line Type parameters of all six layered categories (Ceilings, Floors, Site > Pads, Roofs, Structural Foundations and Walls).
These parameters can be used to show in tags and schedules.
Shared Parameters files that are used by the add-in are located in: C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\ApplicationPlugins\Engipedia Layers Manager PRO.bundle\Contents
Basic add-in features:
- Tree structure displays all layered structure types, materials and widths (thicknesses), showing:
- Red color shows missing materials (<By Category> )
- Core layers are underlined
- Structural materials are bold and blue (or bold red if the material is missing)
- Units can be set: millimeters, centimeters, decimeters, meters, decimal inches and decimal feet
- Unit format can be set: number of decimals and trailing zeros
Read below for more.
With the help of this add-in, Wall layers, Floor layers and other layered structures can be easily tagged:
Engipedia Layers Manager PRO has several additional key features on top of free Engipedia Layers Manager Revit® add-in for managing and extracting BIM data from materials in Revit® models.
v1.1.23.0416 This add-in version unofficially supports Revit® 2016 – Revit® 2024 versions, and officially Revit® 2024 + 5 previous versions (Revit® 2023, Revit® 2022, Revit® 2021, Revit® 2020, Revit® 2019).
Feet and fractional inches units option
You can now use feet and fractional inches (and fractional inches only) option in material layers list and schedules and choose custom rounding fraction size.
Custom parameter syntax
Users can now set their own syntax for EN Layers, EN Widths, EN Layers and Widths parameters.
Add-in can read all Revit® Material Properties from Material Identity Data (except Keywords) such as Material Name, Material Description, Material Cost and other. It can also read Material Density from Physical properties (if they are added to a material), and Thermal Conductivity, Specific Heat and Density from Thermal properties (if they are added to a material). All of these can be set in different parameters, including custom elements such as spaces, prefix, suffix etc.
Export Revit® material layers to Excel table or CSV file
Add-in can export or save layers to Excel spreadsheet, or save to CSV file. Syntax set in Parameter Syntax option will be applied to an export, among other export options visible on the image below.
Exported material layers in Excel spreadsheet (Revit® basic sample model used for example):
Other minor upgrades
Loading dialog will show when on add-in startup showing the progress. This is useful on big models when add-in takes some time to load every type.
Never miss the update. Automatic update check will notify user via the add-in is new update is available.
Direct links for easy access to additional online information.
Additional parameters were added:
- EN Layers
- EN Layers and Widths
- EN Widths
- EN Do Not Update
- EN Type String
- EN Layers Reversed
- EN Layers and Widths Reversed
- EN Widths Reversed
Reversed parameters are mirroring original parameters, they are used to store reversed order of layers for tagging or scheduling purposes.
The app is not signed, so you will get message like shown on the pictures below. Just click on “More info” to enable “Run Anyway” button to install.