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VMR
« on: Feb 01, 2021, 01:43:57 AM »
XtraCAD, with all of the feedback and support for the beta version, it is my pleasure to introduce VMR, freemium forever! Built on the Fabrication MEP Engine, VMR leverages and extends Autodesk Fabrication features and functionality, turning your Revit MEP workstation into a POWERFUL MEP design build platform. Please see the below link to download installers for your versions of Revit.

VMR

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LINKEDIN

« Last Edit: Oct 30, 2023, 23:15:11 PM by DotNet »

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Re: VMR
« Reply #1 on: Feb 01, 2021, 19:12:51 PM »
Downloaded. very nice.

I especially like the way you can edit lengths of Unistrut, without having to stretch them to reference planes or detail lines.
I'm sure there are other good features too.

Thanks for posting this.

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Re: VMR
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2022, 13:40:45 PM »
I have updated the original post above to include latest installer downloads for Virtual Mechanical Revit 2019-2023. Thank you for all of the support!
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Re: VMR
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2022, 06:52:28 AM »
Thank you for making this tool!!!
Is your computer on?

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Re: VMR
« Reply #4 on: Jul 08, 2022, 11:56:13 AM »
Awesome!  I love this.
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Re: VMR
« Reply #5 on: Jul 08, 2022, 16:07:15 PM »
Thanks for doing this!
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Re: VMR
« Reply #6 on: Jul 08, 2022, 22:32:59 PM »
very nice :)

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Re: VMR
« Reply #7 on: Mar 02, 2023, 02:48:10 AM »
Above linked installers and automatic updates for VM v1.48 2019-2023 are now available. Some new features include size and weight restrictions for assemblies and packages, tag location overrides, and custom data access for CAD/CAM/EST integrations.
You can view a full change log here. Please feel free to email me with any questions, suggestions, or concerns.
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Re: VMR
« Reply #8 on: Jul 15, 2023, 18:59:09 PM »
There should probably be some Fine Print in your post that mentions that "free forever" does not include full functionality of the add-in.

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Re: VMR
« Reply #9 on: Jul 15, 2023, 19:48:35 PM »
There should probably be some Fine Print in your post that mentions that "free forever" does not include full functionality of the add-in.

I appreciate the feedback. Our license information is clearly visible and the first link on our downloads page. I have modified the OP to include the freemium product model.
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Re: VMR
« Reply #10 on: Jul 26, 2023, 17:37:29 PM »
If there is a better place to ask this kind of question please let me know.
I'm trying to figure out how to refresh the "VDC SPEC" parameter. Some of my parts have this parameter blank and I would like them to all update correctly.

edit:
I just found the Updated Fab Data button, that fixed everything.
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Re: VMR
« Reply #11 on: Jul 28, 2023, 16:56:06 PM »
Do you have the Auto Data turned on as well?
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Re: VMR
« Reply #12 on: Aug 15, 2023, 23:11:08 PM »
Unfortunately each subsequent update of the free version brings more locked out features.

ALL hanger and opening features are paid only now.
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Re: VMR
« Reply #13 on: Aug 16, 2023, 14:02:13 PM »
There are more free tools than ever, and we are confident that after trying the free tools, you will never want to go back. Try our new and improved modeling tools for example, they are extremely good.

The hanger, sleeve, assembly, and tag automation tools that VM provides are driven by the VM Services Database. Free versions of the software can modify this database, however copying, saving, importing, and exporting this database has always been a premium feature. All VM Service Database changes for free users are reset between Revit sessions. The intent was for free users to be able to use the advanced automation tools for testing and evaluation purposes, however in hindsight, this is not the experience we wanted provide our potential customers. We have since added a fully functional 30 day Pro Trial. Contact us today to get the full premium experience, free for 30 days.

That said, if you are using VM with great success on your multimillion dollar contracts, we absolutely suggest that you purchase a professional license. The software more than pays for itself on the very first project.

EDIT FOR POSTERITY

We have been very open for many years about the planned business model. See below quote and XtraCAD thread for context.
Quote from: DotNet 1/13/2021
What is not included?

* High level cutting edge features, automation, and AI. VDC Revit has become an extremely powerful Fabrication Revit design build platform with the ability to automatically spool/hang/rack/document entire projects with the click of a button. These features are not included, though may become available as a paid option.
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Re: VMR
« Reply #14 on: Aug 22, 2023, 16:02:54 PM »
I have updated to the latest release of VM R22 and all the tools are grayed out.  I uninstalled, re-downloaded, re-installed and same thing - All toolbar buttons grayed out.  What's up with that?