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  • New - Sheet renumber using view parameters.
  • New - Scopebox to view crop.
  • 56 Print Revisions - Update - Save print names.
  • 56 Print Revisions - Update - Select sheets based on sheet sets.
  • 06 Ribbon Settings - Update - Add drop downs to reduce ribbons.
  • 19 Remove Unused Views - Fix - deletes all views.
  • 77 Project Parameters - Fix - Not all parameters are setting.
  • 75 Family Type Renamer - Update - Check for duplicate tabs
  • 88 Element Properties - Update - All adjustment of the column sizes.
  • 88 Element Properties - Update - View Elements in linked file.
  • 91 Advanced Sheet Duplication - Update - To: Adjust grids, Set phases, Add colour legends, Hide hidden elements
  • 21 Sheet Duplication - Update - Duplicate Sheet with Legends and Schedules, but without Views.
  • 33 Excel Tools - Update - Add check box on Import to skip empty cells.

Next Release Bonus Tools-20-17-10-24

  • 33 Excel Tools - Fix- Imports Built-in-parameters.
  • 37 Highlight 2D Elements - Update - Faster, choose not to colour elements.
  • 37 Highlight 2D Elements - Fix - No error when run on current view which is a sheet. Sheet Number and Name now listed.
  • 19 Unused Views List - Fix - Filters by Parameters.
  • 19 Unused Views List - Update - Outputs to dialog for checking prior to deletion.
  • 29 View Template Usage - Update - New grid and layout.
  • 35 View Filters - Update - New form for faster application.
  • 35 View Filters - Update - Enables changes to a filter visuals to be pushed back across other Views.
  • 85 Line Patterns - Update - New grid and layout.
  • 92 Copy Plan Region By Parameter - Update - .
  • 93 Grid Alignment By Parameter - Update - Mirrors elbow.
  • 110 Legend usage - New - View which legends are in use. Delete those with confidence that are not.
  • 111 Shared Parameter Usage - New - Determined which Project and Shared Parameters have Values assigned to them prior to deletion.
  • 112 Dockable Dialog - New - Output dialog for all Bonus Tools tools.
  • 113 Dockable Element Dialog - New - View Element Properties as they are added/modified/deleted.
  • 114 Fill Patterns - New - View all Fill Pattern, Drafting and Model and bulk delete.
  • 115 Search Tools - New - Search and run a Tool. Struggling to find the tool you need? Search and run it from this dialog.
  • 116 Line Styles - New - View all Line Styles and bulk delete.
  • 117 3d Selection Box - New - Create a 3d from a Selection box.
  • All tools - Update - Loading and Processing dialogs show with progress bar and cancel button. Cancel a process if taking too long.
  • 19 Unused Views List, 29 View Template Usage, 35 View Filters, 85 Line Patterns, 88 Element Properties 110 Legend usage, 111 Shared Parameter Usage, 114 Fill Patterns, 115 Search Tools, 116 Line Styles, use a new grid that allows for filtering.
  • 29 View Template Usage, 35 View Filters, 85 Line Patterns, 114 Fill Patterns, 116 Line Styles, now allow for a company standard overlay (name only)

Next Release Bonus Tools-20-17-05-21

  • Revit 2018 enabled.
  • 77 Project Parameters - Update - Clear Selected added.
  • 77 Project Parameters - Update - Filter Parameters and Categories.
  • 52 Renumber Category - Update - Export grid
  • 88 Element Properties - Update - Added column for family name.
  • 88 Element Properties - Update - Area Scheme listed with Areas are selected.
  • 88 Element Properties - Update - Select and go to view for only those that are ticked, same with go to view.
  • 89 Open Views - Fix - Open views error
  • 84 Scope Box Map - Update - select scope boxes
  • All - Add export CSV and Excel options.
  • 40 Copy Parameter Values - Update - Choice ElementId or string value.
  • 49 Room Area Point - Fix - To working with Revit 2016 R2 and Revit 2017
  • 77 Project Parameters - Fix - Skips null categories.
  • 08 Family Tracker - Fix - Isolated button location and control fixed.
  • 05 About - Update - Feed back on number of Network Licenses and those in use.

Bonus Tools-20-16-11-07

  • 102 Revision Clouds - new - Convert Revision Cloud data to a Revit Dummy Schedule.
  • 103 Wall Direction - new - Calculate the orientation a Wall i.e. N, S, E, W etc.
  • 104 Replace Line Styles - new - Swap all Model and Detail Lines within a View or Project with another Line Style.
  • 105 Tag All - new - Tag All Elements by one or more View.
  • 106 Schedule Browser - new - Browser Schedule by Category and Group by Prefix or Suffix.
  • 107 Next Number - new - Find the next sequential number for any Parameter.
  • 108 Project Shared Parameters - new- Add Project Parameters.
  • 34 Shared Parameters - update - To add Parameters to all types.
  • 38 View Duplication - update - Duplicate multiple View Types.
  • 38 View Duplication - update - Fix to apply View Template with straight View Duplicate.
  • All Grid based tools - update - Isolate and Restore buttons to reduce the selection set.
  • 71 RDS - update - Use Rooms from linked files.
  • 88 Element Properties - update - Additional columns to give more location information about 1 or more selected Elements.
  • 88 Element Properties - update - Select and go to Revit fixed to not try and find a View.
  • 53 Show Warnings - update - Put selected Elements in Revit's selection set, so Elements like Tags outside Room boundary can be easily fixed.
  • 75 Family Type Renamer - update - Export fixed.
  • 22 Views to Sheets - update - Works with Panel Schedules.
  • 14 Create Floors from Rooms - update - Fixed.
  • 82 Detail Group To View Map - update - Fixed to deal with Groups that excluded elements.
  • 76 Element Tracker - update - No longer adds Parameter for a user when the tool is deactivated.
  • 76 Element Tracker - update - Restores the original Shared Parameter file after a user Shared Parameter has been added.
  • 22 Views To Sheets - update - Remembers last View Type, Search Parameter and Sheet search Parameter.
  • 29 View Template Usage - update - Remembers last View Type.
  • 35 View Filters - update - Remembers last View Type.
  • 38 View Duplication - update - Remembers last View Type and Search Parameter.
  • 44 SheetEMup - update - Remembers last View Type, Search Parameter and Sheet search Parameter.
  • 56 Print Revisions - update - Remembers Sheet search Parameter.
  • 74 View Renamer - update - Remembers last View Type and Search Parameter.
  • 89 Open Views - update - Remembers last View Type and Search Parameter.
  • 92 Copy Plan Region By Parameter - update - Remembers last View Type, Search Parameter and Copy From Parameter.
  • 93 Grid Alignment By Parameter - update - Remembers last View Type, Search Parameter and Copy From Parameter.
  • 105 Tag All - update - Remembers last View Type and Search Parameter.


Bonus Tools-20-16-08-05

  • 90 Copy View Templates - new - Copy one or more View Templates from one or more Linked files.
  • 91 Advanced Sheet Duplication - new - Duplicate one or many Sheets from any File.
  • 92 Copy Plan Region By Parameter - new - Bulk copy Plan Regions between Views by Parameter.
  • 93 Grid Alignment By Parameter - new - Bulk align Grid 2D extents between Views by Parameter.
  • 94 2D Element Usage - new - View the relationship between Views and 2D Family Elements items.
  • 95 Family Standards - new - View the Family Standards.
  • 96 Room Paint Bomb - new - Bulk Paint Walls by Room Material.
  • 97 Room Paint Report - new - Report on Painted Walls, Floors, Ceilings and Roofs surrounding Rooms.
  • 98 Find Painted Elements - new - Find all Painted Elements with a Project.
  • 99 Copy Scope Box - Copy Scope Boxes between files.
  • 100 Schedule Usage - View what Sheets a Schedule is placed on.
  • 101 Select Title Blocks - Bulk change multiple Title Blocks.
  • 21 Sheet Duplication - Improved speed with Schedules
  • 22 Views to Sheets - Improved speed with Schedules
  • 44 SheetEMup - Improved speed with Schedules
  • All tools with Category Lists - Increased speeds on large projects.

Bonus Tools-20-16-05-05

  • 89 Open Views - New - Bulk open multiple View is one go.
  • 81 Floor To Follow Floor - Fix to remove error message.
  • 56 Print Revisions - Update - Export DWG's to Shared Coordinates. Select to Export only.
  • Deletion Tracker removed.

Bonus Tools-20-16-04-17

  • 76 Element Tracker - New - This tool will allow you to communicate to Consultants any changes within a week.
  • 77 Project Parameters - View and bulk assign Shared Parameters to Categories.
  • 78 Plan Regions - Bulk copy Plan Regions between Views.
  • 79 Grid Alignment - Bulk align Grid 2D extents between Views.
  • 80 Revision List - Lists all Revisions in a List.
  • 81 Floor To Follow Floor - Make a Floor follow another Floor.
  • 82 Detail Group To View Map - Check which Views, Details groups are added to.
  • 83 Create Area Lines - Quickly convert Detail Lines to to Area Lines.
  • 84 Scope Box Map - View which Scope Boxes are in use.
  • 85 Line Patterns - View all Line Patterns in the Project.
  • 86 Rename number Sheets - Quickly rename and number Sheets.
  • 87 3D Room Tags - Create 3d Room Tags using a Generic Model Family.
  • 88 Element Properties - Enter one or more Element ID's and View their Parameters.
  • 08 Family Tracker - Speed up initial load by adding a form to filter by Categories.
  • 08 Family Tracker - File size column added when Families are loaded with Paths.
  • 12 Change Text Case – Speed up initial load by setting selection set to Current View.
  • 13 Dimension List - Selection Set options added and initial load set to Current View to speed up initial load.
  • 18 Remove All Views - All Views, Sheets, DWGs and Revit files loaded into a grid. User selects the items they want to delete.
  • 22 Views to Sheets - Searches added to filter both Views and Sheets by a Parameter of your choice.
  • 31 Setting Out Points - Update - Choose to add points to base or top only or all.
  • 34 Add Shared Parameters - Select Parameter Group, add Values and/or Formula. If the Shared Parameter file is modified with additional columns for Group Parameter Under, Value, Formula & Type, when the tool loads the file it will populate the cells reducing in redundant work.
  • 36 Sheet Revisions - Searches added to filter both Sheets and Revisions by a Parameter of your choice.
  • 38 View Duplication - Searches added to filter Views by a Parameter of your choice.
  • 38 View Duplication - Assign a View Template.
  • 39 Align Sheets - Searches added to filter both Views and Sheets by a Parameter of your choice.
  • 44 SheetEMup - Searches added to filter both Views and Sheets by a Parameter of your choice.
  • 52 Renumber Category - Selection Set options added and initial load set to Current View to speed up initial load.
  • 56 Print Revisions - Fix to PDF printing.
  • 59 Clash Importer - Removed from Tool set.
  • 71 RDS Tool - Output added.
  • 74 View Renamer - Fix to View Type drop down.
  • Modified all Forms with Grids.
  • Output dialog retains text format when exporting to RTF

Bonus Tools-20-15-10-16

  • 75 Family Type Renamer - New - Rename Family and Type names to comply with Standards.
  • 74 View Renamer - New - Name Views based on a set of critera.
  • 73 Unused Elevation Markers - New - View and delete unused Elevation Markers.
  • 72 Workset creator - New - Quickly enable and create Worksets based on a template.
  • 71 RDS tool - New - Quickly create Views for each Room.
  • 70 Folder creator - New - Add place holder Views and Sheets into the Project Browser to guide users with filing of Views.
  • 69 Section Box to Scope Box updater - New - Compile a matrix list between Scope Boxes and 3D Views.
  • 68 Section Box To Scope Box - New - Makes a Section Box match a selected Scope Box.
  • 21 Sheet Duplication - Fix to Set Parameters error message.
  • 35 View Filters - Fix to form controls.
  • 34 Shared Parameters - Add Values and Formulas
  • 44 SheetEMup - Rename new Views by double clicking on new Sheets in the Change Parameters form.
  • 53 Show Warnings - Bug fix.


Bonus Tools-20-15-07-14

  • 64 Floor to Follow Topography - New - Make a Floor follow a Topography
  • 65 Floor to Match Topography - New - Make a Floor match a Topography
  • 66 Topography to Follow Floor - New - Make a Topography follow a Floor
  • 67 Extensible Storage List - New - Lists all Extensible Storage schemas within a Project
  • 33 Excel Tools - Export Category to Excel - Exports all families and types in a drop down box
  • 33 Excel Tools - Import from Excel - Swaps families by, reading changed families and types from the updated Export Category to Excel
  • Bug fix to 2015-06-24 Revit 2014 view manipulation tools: 21 Sheet Duplication, 22 Views to Sheets, 29 View Template Map, 38 View Duplication, 39 Align Sheets, 44 SheetEMup

Bonus Tools-20-15-06-24

  • 63 Element Overrides - New - View and remove Element overrides in a View.
  • 46 Highlight 3D Elements - New Parameter choices: Family, Family Type and Family and Type.
  • 33 Excel Tools - Dummy Schedule - Applies borders style of your choice.
  • 33 Excel Tools - Dummy Schedule - Allows you to overwrite an existing Revit Schedule.
  • 33 Excel Tools - Dummy Schedule - Remembers last excel file.

Bonus Tools-20-15-05-14

  • 06 Ribbon Settings - New Write Journal checkbox. By default turned off. If turned on, a log of startup will be written to a text file here: C:\Users\USER\AppData\Roaming\KCApps
  • 56 Print Revisions - Fix to Sheet Revisioning.
  • 36 Sheet Revisions - First 3 columns are locked for clarity.

Bonus Tools-20-15-05-07

  • 48 Location Point - Rounding the result down to 12 dpi to match Revit and remove unwanted accuracy.
  • 50 Import/Export Points - Rounding the result down to 12 dpi to match Revit and remove unwanted accuracy.
  • 62 Copy Monitored Elements - New

Bonus Tools-20-15-04-24

  • 59 Clash Importer - Allows you to specify your own parameters based on the XML file.
  • 60 View Underlay - Allows you to view and change Plan View underlays in bulk.
  • 29 View Template Map - Ability to drag Views between View Templates without disassociating it first.

Bonus Tools-20-15-04-11

  • 56 Print Revisions - now exports DWG, DXF, DWF, DWFx and DGN.
  • 09 3d Views for All Levels - Drill down to view the elements on a level by double clicking on a level.
  • 10 3D Views for all Worksets - Drill down to view the elements on a workset by double clicking on a workset.
  • 47 Convert Areas or Rooms To Mass - Prefix and Suffix to Material name.
  • Bonus Tools 2012 and 2013 no longer updated.

Bonus Tools-20-15-04-09 and Bonus Tools-20-15-04-10 •Update to Licensing.

Bonus Tools-20-15-04-08

  • 56 Print Revisions - new.
  • 57 DWF Markups - new.
  • 58 File Coordinates- new.
  • 33 Excel Tools-Dummy Schedule - new.
  • 33 Excel Tools-Export Category to Excel - Include linked files.
  • 33 Excel Tools-Export Formatted Category to Excel - Include linked files.

Bonus Tools-20-15-03-27

  • Excel Tools - Export Category to Excel - Custom sort exported Parameters.
  • Excel Tools - Export Formatted Category to Excel.
  • Excel Tools - Export Formatted Schedule to Excel.
  • Update to Licensing.

Bonus Tools-20-15-03-26

  • New Print Revisions - Print Sheets based on their Current Revision.
  • Copy Parameter Values - Replace, prefix or suffix to the existing value.

Bonus Tools-20-15-03-16

  • View Duplication - Fix to Replicate Dependant Views.
  • Copy Areas - Fix to push copied Areas to the select View.
  • Room Number to Doors and Windows - Fixes and better output dialog listing the changes.
  • Excel Tools - Import Excel- Fix to importing an exported Schedule

Bonus Tools-20-15-03-03

  • Views to Sheets - fix for removing views.
  • Renumber Parameter - remembers last value.

Bonus Tools-20-15-02-21

  • Show Warnings - Push warning descriptions and element ids to shared parameters for tagging and easy warning fixes.

Bonus Tools-20-15-02-20

  • Show Warnings - Fix to form load.

Bonus Tools-20-15-02-19

  • Category Renumber – New form to select Categories
  • Show Warnings - New from to parse the HTML file and give users better selection over Warings and Colours
  • 3D Views for Levels - New form to give allow users to select desired Levels, give feedback on element count per a level and adjustments to section box height.
  • 3D Views for Worksets- New form to give allow users to select desired Worksets, give feedback on element count per a Workset and Workset Id.
  • Renumber Parameter - Remembers last; category, parameter, number and window size.

Bonus Tools-20-15-02-16

  • Category Renumber – New
  • Show Warnings - New
  • Navisworks – Remove error when only one ElementId present.
  • Navisworks – Fix to Language incompatibility.
  • Change Case – Sentence Case Added.
  • Change Case – Compile a list of text for Change Text to skip over.
  • Change Case – Manual text adjustment.
  • Change Case – Show selected text.
  • Change Case – Additional column - View.
  • Change Case – Swap text types.
  • Change Case – Wrap Text.
  • Change Case – 2015 Current Selection fixed.
  • Areas or Rooms to Mass – Remember last mass name.
  • Areas or Rooms to Mass – selection set, current, current view, entire project.
  • Areas or Rooms to Mass – Area Scheme selection.
  • Door Window Room Number – Added an option to add suffix or not.

Bonus Tools-20-15-01-30

  • Convert Areas or Rooms To Mass - Fix removing error message when creating forms from Areas.

Bonus Tools-20-15-01-29

  • Convert Areas or Rooms To Mass - Fix.

Bonus Tools-20-15-01-28

  • Convert Areas or Rooms To Mass - Fix.

Bonus Tools-20-15-01-27

  • Convert Areas or Rooms To Mass - Quicker change over between Areas and Rooms.
  • Convert Areas or Rooms To Mass - Filter options.
  • View Duplication - Ability to apply Scope Boxes to Dependent Views.

Bonus Tools-20-15-01-18

  • SheetEMup, Copy Parameter and Excel Export Category forms - fix for Windows 8 PC display.

Bonus Tools-20-15-01-17

  • Copy Areas - New - Copy Areas between Area Schemes.


Bonus Tools-20-15-01-13

  • About Dialog - Network Version - Days to expire now shown instead of -1.

Bonus Tools-20-15-01-09

  • About button added to all form.
  • Button and F1 help added to forms.
  • Views to Sheets – Allowance for Panel Schedules.
  • SheetEMup – Allowance for Panel Schedules.
  • Convert Areas or Rooms To Mass – Fixed.
  • Convert Areas or Rooms To Mass – Allowance made for voids.
  • Network Licensing – You choose between ProgramData and Roam Profile location for settings and licensing information.
  • View Template Usage - Unwanted message removed.
  • Setting Out Points - Reset button paths fixed.
  • Navisworks - Reset button paths fixed.

Bonus Tools-20-14-12-04

  • Excel Tools - Export Category - Closing of Excel if no elements are found to export.

Bonus Tools-20-14-11-30

  • Excel Tools - Improved message for attempted exporting of a with no Elements
  • Convert Areas or Rooms To Mass - Ability to name multiple masses by two parameter instead or room GUID.

Bonus Tools-20-14-11-29

  • Excel Tools - 2015 - Fix
  • Convert Areas or Rooms To Mass - Ability to add materials by your choice of parameter
  • Copy Parameter Values - Additional features to append, suffix, replace or crop the original value.

Bonus Tools-20-14-11-28

  • Excel Tools - 2015 - Fix

Bonus Tools-20-14-11-22

  • Convert Areas or Rooms To Mass -New
  • Location Point - New
  • Room/Area Point - New
  • Import/Export Points - New
  • SheetEMup - New
  • Renumber Parameter - New
  • Highlight 3D - New
  • Ribbon Settings - Multiple Ribbons and name your panels - new
  • Ribbon Settings - choose your company logo
  • Excel Tools - User interface improved
  • Excel Tools - Reduction in parameters displayed (note: Project and Family parameters with the same name and definition will cause data errors.)
  • Excel Tools - Rogue message removed
  • View Template Map - User interface improved
  • View Template Map - Better search options
  • View Filters - User interface improved
  • View Filters - Better search options
  • View Filters - Fast add with right click add to filters to multiple selected views
  • View Duplication - Start-up tab changed
  • Align Sheets - User interface improved
  • Align Sheets - Choose Bottom Left, Bottom Right, Middle, Top Left or Top Right as the base point
  • Views to Sheets - User interface improved
  • Views to Sheets - Align with any view type
  • Views to Sheets - Choose Bottom Left, Bottom Right, Middle, Top Left or Top Right as the base point
  • Copy Parameter Values - User interface improved
  • Remove All Views - Includes DWG and Revit file
  • All tools - Ok/Cancel/Close buttons are all placed in similar locations
  • Place Points on Topography – 2015 fixed
  • Add Points to Topography – 2015 fixed

Bonus Tools-20-14-08-25

  • Excel Tools - Updates
  • Sheet Duplication - Updated to allow for multiple sheets dulpications
  • Views to Sheets - Updated to allow users to select an existing views placement on an existing sheet as a template for an insertion point.
  • Place Family Types - New
  • Wall Dimensions - New
  • Room Number to Doors and Windows - New
  • Copy Parameter Values - New
  • Align Sheets - New
  • View Duplication - New

Bonus Tools-20-14-08-12

Bonus Tools-20-14-08-10

Bonus Tools-20-14-07-10

Bonus Tools-20-14-05-18

Bonus Tools-20-14-04-07

Bonus Tools-20-14-02-22

  • Sheet Revisions - New

Bonus Tools-20-14-02-01

Bonus Tools-20-14-01-24

Bonus Tools-20-14-01-10

  • Shared Parameters - New


Bonus Tools-20-13-12-10

Bonus Tools-20-13-12-05

  • Excel Tools - Updates, including better reporting, minor fixes


Bonus Tools-20-13-11-14

Bonus Tools-20-13-11-01

Bonus Tools-20-13-10-09

  • Views to Sheets

Bonus Tools-20-13-09-13

Bonus Tools-20-13-09-12

Bonus Tools-20-13-09-11

  • Navisworks to Revit - Revit 2014 allow for multiple dimension input types
  • 3d View for Selected Elements - Updated - Remembers the last view created if prompted to do so by the user (to reduce the number of new 3D views created)and Revit 2014 allow for multiple dimension input types.
  • Create Floors from Rooms - Updated - Revit 2014 allow for multiple dimension input types.

Bonus Tools-20-13-04-23

Bonus Tools-20-13-04-18

  • Add Points to Topography
  • Place Points on Topography
  • Swap unwanted Groups out for Families

Bonus Tools-20-13-04-07

  • Element Selector - By Id

Bonus Tools-20-13-03-27

  • Setting Out Points
  • View Template Map
  • Update Referencing Sheets
  • Reference Plane List
  • Topography Surface Edge
  • Sheet Duplication
  • Section Creator
  • Remove Unused Views
  • Remove All Views
  • Referencing File List
  • In-Place Family List
  • Elements on Level
  • Dimension List (2014)
  • Change Text Case
  • 3d Views for Worksets
  • 3d Views for All Levels
  • Family Tracker Window
  • Window Watcher Settings
  • Ribbon Settings

Bonus Tools-20-13-03-20

Bonus Tools-20-13-02-21