Revit Productivity Software

SPM - For Revit 2011 - 2014

Because Sumex Design believes that everyone should have an affordable way to manage their content, the Sumex Parameter Manager (SPM) is now available for:

$99.00 USD

  • No subscriptions, no additional fees; only $99.00 per license
  • Volume Pricing for 5+ licenses
  • Pricing includes updates when new versions become available

 

SPM Features…

‘Replace Parameters’ function now allows you to set parameters to be either instance or type.  It is titled ‘Instance Option’ and has three possible selections:

  • Match Existing (Default) - If a new parameter is specified with this option the new parameter will match the type/instance value of the one it’s replacing.  If no new parameter is specified the existing parameter will not be modified.
  • Make Instance - Force the new parameter to instance if one is specified.  If no new parameter is specified it will force the existing parameter to instance.  Also specifying the same parameter for existing and new will simply force the existing to instance.
  • Make Type - Force the new parameter to type if one is specified.  If no new parameter is specified it will force the existing parameter to type. Also specifying the same parameter for existing and new will simply force the existing to instance.

Family Type’ parameter warning now has a ‘Don’t show again’ checkbox.

Schemas now handle Omniclass Table 23 - Products.  Note the following regarding schemas:

  • Schemas are the same as version 1.0 schemas except that the ‘Omniclass Code’ column should be inserted after the ‘Assembly Code’ column.
  • SPM will determine if it is reading a previous version schema (without the Omniclass column) and if so it will be upgraded automatically.  If it is upgraded, all bindings will have their Omniclass value set to ‘*’.  The user can then edit it through Excel or through the schema editor.
  • Omniclass will match with wildcards similar to keynote values.

Profile Families are now filtered from the loaded families options.  Selecting profile families for external families will give the user an error at the end of the process stating that profile families can’t have shared parameters added.  All other families will process correctly and no command failure will occur.

The Progress Bar dialog is now ‘Always on Top’ so that it will not be hidden behind the Revit interface.

The SPM Panel resides on the ‘SumexDesign’ tab for Revit 2012 - 2014. 

 

Since 2005, Sumex Design has been at the forefront of developing AEC content, from specifications, to CAD files, to Revit components; we have created 15,000+ Revit Families for over 450 manufacturers and successfully implemented BIM into each of their AEC toolboxes.  BIM is as much about data as it is about graphics. 

Being specifiers as well as seasoned content developers, we understand that a critical part of implementing BIM is processing the information in the model.  Without a painless strategy for data management, the widespread adoption of new BIM standards becomes an uphill battle. At Sumex Design, we’re sharing our expertise and techniques with the world, by creating data management tools.

We know you have options, and that you’re already spending enough for your software every year, so we’re keeping costs low and giving free upgrades to coincide with annual Revit Releases. Whether you are using Revit 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, or all of the above, for $99.00 USD, the Sumex Parameter Manager will add invaluable new functionality to your current workflow and save you countless hours of time processing, updating and organizing your BIM content library.

SPM Downloads

REVIT 2014

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REVIT 2011

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 REVIT 2012

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 REVIT 2013

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Documentation

 

User Manual / Help File

Utilities

Omniclass Table 49 Shared Parameter File - Revit Architecture

Omniclass Table 49 Shared Parameter File - Revit MEP

SPie Shared Parameter File - Revit Architecture

SPie Shared Parameter File - Revit MEP

T he BIM Manager’s Best Friend

SPM Main Interface

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What the SPM Does:

The Sumex Parameter Manager allows a Revit user to Add, Remove and Replace parameters in Revit Families in bulk. This means no more opening, modifying, saving and closing every family one at a time to add the attributes. Not only does it allow for updating families in bulk, but leverages “Schemas” that can assign specific attributes based on specific criteria.

Whether you want to add parameters to your Revit project categories, the families loaded in a project, or your entire family library, the Sumex Parameter Manager has the ability to manipulate parameters in both projects and families

Adding Parameters

SPM - Adding Parameters

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Removing Parameters

SPM - Removing Parameters

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Replacing Parameters

SPM - Replacing Parameters

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Schemas

Think of a “Schema” as an office master for your Revit Families. Schemas are data maps that describe how you want information to be passed into Revit. They work alongside an existing shared parameter file, and allow you to assign or “Map” parameters to one or more Revit Categories, MasterFormat™ Keynote designations, or Uniformat Assembly Codes. This allows the software to work quickly and update an entire library based on information that is likely already available in the Revit families that you want to process. Schemas can be saved for future use and can be created and modified using the included Schema Builder interface or for advanced users, a text or spreadsheet editor may assist you in working more quickly.

SPM - Schemas

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Schema Builder

Let’s say that you need to add 7 parameters to all of your window families, and 5 parameters to all of your door families. Leveraging your existing shared parameter file, the “Schema Builder” assigns parameters based on Revit Category, MasterFormat™ (5 or 6 Digit) Keynote, or Uniformat™ Assembly Code. You can even assign a Level of Development to each parameter to filter only those which are relevant to the amount of detail you want in your project.

SPM Main Interface

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Why Sumex Design built the SPM:

Without consistency and standardization, project information contained in a model is often rendered worthless, as schedules cannot be accurately created, the level of information is unpredictable, and data exports are unreliable.

Inserting and managing project and product data within Autodesk Revit has long been overlooked due to the difficulty in organizing attributes (parameters) in the individual objects (families). In all likelihood, your library is a combination of three typical content sources: Revit objects created in-house, those outsourced to content creators, and others that are downloaded them from libraries like ARCAT or Revit City. Since each source has their own strategy for organizing and naming parameters, there is no uniformity of the data throughout your office content library.

A major benefit of using BIM over CAD software is the ability to manage project information. This is not limited to the design, but the construction and maintenance of a building as well. Standardizing parameters throughout your library makes data access and retrieval painless. Schedules line up, data exports cleanly, and building products and design options can be compared effortlessly.

The Sumex Parameter Manager is just the first of a suite of Sumex Tools being developed for the AECOO communities to help integrate Building Information Management into their daily workflow. Other tools are being developed that focus on improving collaboration between the Specifier, Knowledge Manager, and Facility Manager.

 

SPM Downloads

REVIT 2014

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REVIT 2011

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REVIT 2012

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REVIT 2013

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FREE RESOURCES

Documentation

User Manual / Help File

Utilities

Omniclass Table 49 Shared Parameter File - Revit Architecture

Omniclass Table 49 Shared Parameter File - Revit MEP

SPie Shared Parameter File - Revit Architecture

SPie Shared Parameter File - Revit MEP

Sumex Parameter Manager