Download here: Bento
Revit users, rejoice! The power to transform your workflow is at your fingertips with BENTO, the remarkable free add-in suite by EvolveLAB. Let's dive right in and explore the game-changing features that are set to revolutionize the way you work in Revit.
Model Size Checker: One-Click Size Evaluation
Ceiling Generator: Effortless Ceiling Creation With One Click
Open Selected Views: Instant Access to Your Views
Ribbon Updates: Streamlined Functionality
These features are not just about convenience; they're about empowering you to work more efficiently and creatively in Revit. BENTO is designed to be your trusty companion in the world of architectural design, and these updates are just the beginning.
Model Size Checker
Check the size of your Revit Model with a single click, no need to navigate to the folder where it’s stored, or figure out how to even find this number if it’s a cloud model! Works for local, cloud, work shared, and non-work shared models. And families too! For cloud models, you see the actual file size, not the bloated size shown in the Autodesk Construction Cloud that may include linked files.
It even includes some warning gifs if your modeling is getting too large.
EvolveLAB is offering a prize - to the first person to post a forum comment of the ‘chonker’ sized Model Size Checker warning gif. There are various different warning sizes, so you'll need a really really huge model to get the 'chonker' one! We’re offering a free 6-month subscription to ALL EvolveLAB apps (including Veras, Glyph, Morphis, and Helix) to the winner!!!
This was originally developed as a standalone tool to celebrate one of the big Revit 2022 API updates: The ability to programmatically create ceilings! We [finally] decided to update this tool and include it with Bento.
The tool allows you to select multiple rooms from your model at once, using a searchable list, and creating ceilings based off the 2D room boundaries for all of those rooms with a single click. Even if you have a complex room shape, the ceiling boundary matches the room boundary (at the level’s computation height) exactly. You can specify the Revit Ceiling Type to be used, taken right from your model, as well as the height of the generated ceilings.
Open Selected Views
Keeping only the views and sheets you need at a given time in Revit can be frustrating and tedious. The Open Selected Views Tool is here to alleviate some of that stress and help you keep your working environment a little tidier and easier to handle. The tool is quite simple. You select the views, schedules, legends, or sheets you need to open, and it will open them for you.
You even have the option to close any opened unselected views!
And now with an updated UI, you can choose from either the default quick “Open Selected Views” tool, which will open, tile, and group all the selected views, and close any unselected views OR you can run the “Open Selected Views With Options” to see the fancy new UI with a list of which views will be opened, which are already opened (and unselected), and 3 (2 new) options at the bottom.
To keep the Bento toolbar size small, we’ve consolidated some of the similar buttons. Now both of the View Renumbers buttons, as well as both of the Open Selected View buttons, are each in their own single dropdown
Download here: Bento
Revit Versions Supported: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024 Note: Ceiling Generator only available in 2022 and later.
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