pyRevit 4.5 has been released on 01.01.2018 with huge improvements. Make sure to check Ehsan post if you are interested to discover main new features.
Some change breaking have required some change on pyRevitMEP but thanks to Ehsan explanation videos and docs it was a piece of cake.
On an other hand, I added many new features to pyRevitMEP (some in labs) but I lack of time to write articles on new features at the moment.
To get all updates Make sure to :
- Uninstall previous version of pyRevit (strongly recommended according to Ehsan post)
- Install pyRevit 4.5 from official installer (or manually with git if you like)
- Install pyRevitMEP from extension manager (or clone it from github)
I wish all the best for 2018 and hope that we’ll all get a little more open source code, engineering, agriculture etc…
Check http://opensourceecology.org/ they do great things !
Some very simple script can help you achieve tasks of missing features in Revit. As much as I know there is no way to accurately place a label to origin manually. A way to place it as well as possible is to put 0 as sample value and try to align it as well as possible by zooming. Sometimes when you activate a leader your line isn’t straight even if your annotation is perfectly perpendicular to your object just because your annotation family is not perfectly aligned on 0,0. The following very simple script will solve it your annotation family will be perfectly aligned on 0,0 :
# coding: utf8
from rpw import DB
__doc__ = "Designed for annotation families. It moves selected annotation to center (set 0,0,0 coordinates)"
__title__ = "Center Text"
__author__ = "Cyril Waechter"
__context__ = 'Selection'
for text_element in rpw.ui.Selection():
text_element.Coord = DB.XYZ()
The tool is available in pyRevitMEP. Just update it from pyRevit tab.
Thanks to his creator Ehsan Iran-Nejad and all credits we have a great tool named pyRevit. This tool allows us to easily make python scripts for Revit and distribute them via the extensions manager.
And it is exactly what I did by creating pyRevitMEP extension which has been added by Ehsan to pyRevit extensions manager last week-end :
pyRevitMEP philosophy : encourage MEP people to group-up and develop common tools. You want to contribute by coding : send a pull request on github or more (do not hesitate to contact me). If you prefer to manage your own extension, add your tools in the /pyRevitMEP.tab/ and follow instructions on pyRevit blog to add it to extensions manager. You want to contribute but don’t know how, check FAQ page. License is and will remain open source. It is currently under GNU GPL v3.0 License.
In some case you need add or delete many parameters. Spiderinnet did many great articles about parameters, here are 2 of them :
Create shared parameter
Create project parameter
Some Revit addins and extensions are adding many parameters to you project. Some are not even visible to the user. It means that you have to use API to remove it. In most common case you’ll never see it unless you use Revit Lookup. But when you export your model or do a duct pressure loss report it appears on it. So I made a script to get quickly rid of unwanted parameters (hidden or not).
from Autodesk.Revit.DB import *
from System import Guid
uidoc = __revit__.ActiveUIDocument
doc = __revit__.ActiveUIDocument.Document
app = __revit__.Application
#Retrieve all parameters in the document
params = FilteredElementCollector(doc).OfClass(ParameterElement)
filteredparams = 
#Store parameters which has a name starting with "magi" or "MC"
for param in params:
if param.Name.startswith(("magi", "MC")): #startswith method accept tuple
print param.Name #To check if a parameter in the list is not supposed to be deleted
#Delete all parameters in the list
t = Transaction(doc, "Delete parameters")
for param in filteredparams: