This sample demonstrates how to update a file-based Revit model stored in BIM 360 Docs, using Design Automation for Revit. The sample does two things:
The custom button in a viewer is provided to make it easier to see the parameter values. You can also see the values in the default property panel as well.
Create a Revit Plugin to be used within AppBundle of Design Automation for Revit. Please check PlugIn
Create your App, upload the AppBundle, define your Activity and test the workitem with the Postman collection under Postman Collection, or you can refer (https://youtu.be/1NCeH7acIko) and simply use the
Configure button in the Web Application to create the Appbundle & Activity.
Create the Web App to call the workitem.
For using this sample, you need an Autodesk developer credentials. Visit the Forge Developer Portal, sign up for an account, then create an app. For this new app, use http://localhost:3000/api/forge/callback/oauth as Callback URL, although is not used on 2-legged flow. Finally take note of the Client ID and Client Secret.
Install NodeJS, version 8 or newer.
Clone this project or download it (this
nodejs branch only). It's recommended to install GitHub desktop. To clone it via command line, use the following (Terminal on MacOSX/Linux, Git Shell on Windows):
git clone https://github.com/Autodesk-Forge/design.automation-nodejs-revit.parameters.excel
Install the required packages using
ngrok http 3000 to create a tunnel to your local machine, then copy the address into the
FORGE_WEBHOOK_URL environment variable. Please check WebHooks for details.
Set the enviroment variables with your client ID & secret and finally start it. Via command line, navigate to the folder where this repository was cloned and use the following:
Mac OSX/Linux (Terminal)
npm install export FORGE_CLIENT_ID=<<YOUR CLIENT ID FROM DEVELOPER PORTAL>> export FORGE_CLIENT_SECRET=<<YOUR CLIENT SECRET>> export FORGE_CALLBACK_URL=<<YOUR CALLBACK URL>> export FORGE_WEBHOOK_URL=<<YOUR DESIGN AUTOMATION FOR REVIT CALLBACK URL>> export DESIGN_AUTOMATION_NICKNAME=<<YOUR DESIGN AUTOMATION FOR REVIT NICK NAME>> export DESIGN_AUTOMATION_ACTIVITY_NAME=<<YOUR DESIGN AUTOMATION FOR REVIT ACTIVITY NAME>> npm start
Windows (use Node.js command line from Start menu)
npm install set FORGE_CLIENT_ID=<<YOUR CLIENT ID FROM DEVELOPER PORTAL>> set FORGE_CLIENT_SECRET=<<YOUR CLIENT SECRET>> set FORGE_CALLBACK_URL=<<YOUR CALLBACK URL>> set FORGE_WEBHOOK_URL=<<YOUR DESIGN AUTOMATION FOR REVIT CALLBACK URL>> set DESIGN_AUTOMATION_NICKNAME=<<YOUR DESIGN AUTOMATION FOR REVIT NICK NAME>> set DESIGN_AUTOMATION_ACTIVITY_NAME=<<YOUR DESIGN AUTOMATION FOR REVIT ACTIVITY NAME>> npm start
Open the browser: http://localhost:3000, it provides the abilities to export & import parameter with Excel:
Note: When you deploy the app, you have to open the
Configure button to create the AppBundle & Activity before running the Export|Import feature, please check the video for the steps at https://youtu.be/1NCeH7acIko. You can also delete the existing AppBundle & Activity and re-create with different Design Automation Revit engine version.
To deploy this application to Heroku, the Callback URL for Forge must use your
.herokuapp.com address. After clicking on the button below, at the Heroku Create New App page, set your Client ID, Secret, Callback URL and Revit Design Automation variables for Forge.
Watch this video on how deploy samples to Heroku.
Within the Revit Plugin, LibXL is used to read/write the date of Excel.
This sample is based on Learn Forge Tutorial, please check details there about the basic framework if you are not familar.
Data Management API
After installing Github desktop for Windows, on the Git Shell, if you see a error setting certificate verify locations error, use the following:
git config --global http.sslverify "false"
Configurebutton in the Web Application to create the Appbundle & Activity(https://youtu.be/1NCeH7acIko).
Configurebutton to delete|create different versions of Design Automation Revit engine.