Px Tools 4.0 End of Year Update

TL;DR Object Oriented Programming for the win! Lots of new features New flavors and new pricing Savings on Px Tools 3.4 with free upgrade to Px Tools 4.0   Two years ago, I set out to refactor the entire code base for Px Tools, implementing all the things I had learned after 4 years of […]

Down the “Exit Code” rabbit hole

Over the last few weeks I have been neck deep in reworking the way Px Tools handles Exit Codes, which has included extensive notes on the vagaries of Exit Code usage by Autodesk and others, to ensure that Px Tools 4.0 handles this better and more flexibly/extensibly than 3.X. Error Codes are, of course, numeric […]

PxTools Pin to Taskbar issues in Windows 10

Last year in Px Tools 3.4.2 I implemented some “experimental” tasks, to test a variety of situations. One of those was ManagePinnedShortcut_Ex, which gave us back the Pin to Taskbar functionality in Windows 10 that Microsoft had blocked. This solution was somewhat… kludgy, but it seemed to work without side effects. A few weeks ago […]

Autodesk Icons fix

Once again, Autodesk has provided a new year’s worth of program updates, without addressing the icons. That’s five years running of basically the same icons year after year. It’s a real problem for those offices that maintain multiple years of a product, which is a lot of us. Thankfully, there is a solution. I and […]

2019 Move Report and Spring Update

Ah, Spring again. And this time I am freshly moved, and to a flat of my own for the first time since I moved to Europe 5+ years ago. Wooo, I feel so grown up! 😉 So, with housing sorted, and long term residency sorted late last year, and new Autodesk stuff to play with, […]

Revit Update clarification to the Autodesk clarification

Autodesk recently released a series of “Security Hotfixes” for Revit, 2017-1029. These hot fixes are required for C4R, but the execution and communication from Autodesk has been horrendous, so I wanted to get some more detailed information out there. This Revit BLOG post has the recent clarification from Autodesk, but it still doesn’t address the […]

Mea Culpa

Back in the spring I posted about Px Tools 3.4 and plans for 4.0, and at the time I really thought 3.4 was close. What I discovered is that I now know a lot more about producing good code than I did a few years ago, but I didn’t know enough about how long that […]

ADSK 2019 & Px Tools 3.4/4.0 update

It’s spring again. The sun is out, Rosé wine is appropriate, and Autodesk has a new batch of “updates” for us. So, a note on what’s coming. Most ADSK 2019 products are available now, so final deployment testing is ongoing, and resource data is being gathered. Recipes will be available no later than these dates, […]

RFO Benchmark v3.1 (for Revit 2016-2018)

TL;DR RFO Benchmark v3.1, for Revit 2016-2018, is now available at RFO! This year brought a lot of changes. Probably too many changes to be honest. And this summer has been my busiest in 10 years on the work front, so the combination was just not ideal for getting a side project done. Some of […]

The Bundled Addin Blues: C4R & Dynamo

C4R is quickly becoming the goto solution for inter-firm collaboration, addressing the massive disconnect between Revit Server licensing and, well, the reality of how projects get delivered. However, C4R has been a right mess from an install and management standpoint. The first thing to be aware of is the various relationships and interactions that make […]