Saturday, December 31, 2011

Who works on New years Eave??

Unfortunately Me :(.

Due to a few customers reporting that after updating their Family Browser to the latest build, they had lost the text on the non selected tabs.  This was happening to just some computers that were using a slightly larger font size therefore the text would not display.

I have since build a new version that now fixes this issue by making the tabs slightly wider and that can be found in the downloads section.

Thank you for reporting this and have a fantastic New Year.

See you in 2012.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

Well what a year it has been. We have had a huge amount of support from the Revit Community over the past year with Family Browser now starting to gain worldwide recognition. This looks to continue into 2012 and along with some new products that we are working on it looks as though next year is going to be a cracker for KiwiCodes.

From us at KiwiCodes we wish you a wonderful Christmas and a happy and prosperous new year.

Monday, December 12, 2011

New Update 2012.2.12.10 Posted

Sometimes it's the little things that count for people trialing Family Browser.  In this update we have taken the four main issues that our customers and testers have reported as being of concern to them.  They may seem small requests but we have knocked them off the wish list for this Christmas update.  They are:

  1. Rotated Text on the tabs to read as per Revits vertical dims.
  2. Fixed all the issues of Focus between Family Browser and the Revit drawing canvas.
  3. Family Browser now does not write JPG images of the family thumbnails to the hard drive when not needed.  They are still written as per previous releases for custom thumbnail images.
  4. Moved the Revit cancel command from mouse over Family to Family Browser click so that inserting a family from Family Browser now acts exactly like choosing a family and inserting from Revit itself.
The full downloads can be found from here or the patch to existing version FB 2012.2 here.

Enjoy and keep the comments and emails coming.



Monday, December 5, 2011

Tab Layouts

Over the last year we have received a few requests for more options on the layouts of tabs.

Currently the only option is to have the tabs arranged on the left or right hand side of Family Browser.  What are your thoughts about having the ability to have tabs on the top or bottom of the browser as shown below?  Would this be useful?  How would you expect it to handle multiple types in families?

I look forward to hearing you comments on this.


Tabs with orientation Bottom