I suspect Jeremy Tammik, AKA “The Building Coder”, is a genius. In a past life, I had the brief opportunity to try my hand at programming some Python against the Revit API. Whenever I was thinking my way through the API to achieve something, I inevitably found that Jeremy was already there before me and that he has kindly shared his code with anyone and everyone. Follow his blog here:
We have him to thank for the Revit Lookup App. Here is the link where you can download the app from:
If you need further instruction on the installation, please also read the following blog:
While my career as an aspirant developer was short-lived, I did have some fun trying to translate Jeremy’s code over to Python, and of significant help during these times was his Revit Lookup Add-in. I still install the updated version every year even if it is just to appreciate how much he has done with it. This year it is even better than ever before.
After the Add-in is installed, make sure to always load it. It is loaded under the Add-ins tab, so it does not take up valuable GUI real estate.
Then snoop away!
Get all sorts of interesting information and relationships between elements within your project.
If you need help adopting BIM and Revit in your company, or if you are interested in using the Revit Lookup Add-In to aid you while you are automating using Dynamo or some other method, please contact Micrographics so we may be of further assistance.