Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Kiwi Codes Promotional Video

At last it is here.  Now we only need to get our new web page finshed.

Enjoy :)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

RTC Australia 2012

RTC Australia here we come.  Yep thats right, Kiwi Codes is attending.  Make sure you vist us at our exhibition booth #18, for a catch up to see what we have up our sleves for future releases.  See you there,  Phillip

Monday, May 21, 2012

KiwiCodes is spreading its wings

A lot of people might not know this but our countries national emblem, the Kiwi, does actually have wings, but they can't fly with them.

Unlike the Kiwi, Kiwi Codes is starting to spreads our wings globally. We already have thousands of customers based around the globe using Family Browser and now Project Browser, but up until now we have been based out of offices in New Zealand and Melbourne, Australia. 

The next step that we are starting to take is to create partnerships with selected resellers throughout the world who are keen to jump on board for a pretty exciting ride, especially with some of the plans we have for future releases. 

With that said we are very pleased to announce our first United States based reseller and support partner in "Cunningham Consulting".  Alex Cunningham says: 

I am very pleased to be the first support partner and reseller for Kiwi Codes Solutions LTD. Being an everyday Revit users I see where the weaknesses are in Revit and am so thankful for people like KiwiCodes for providing solutions that fill the gaps.  Partnering with KiwiCodes has been the easiest decision of my life. From Family Browser and now Project Browser, KiwiCodes offers amazing products for all Revit users at a unbelievable price. Honestly who wouldn't want to make every bodies life just a little easier. KiwiCodes does just that.

Alex can be contacted at "alex at" (replace "at" with "@").

Welcome aboard Alex.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Project/Family Browser 2013 Deployment Option

Following on from my last post regarding Deployments in Family Browser, we also added a new feature in Family Browser and Project Browser 2013.

Full Right Mouse Click Options
Up until now the end user has had full access to all right mouse click menus as shown here.

Now in the deployment options we have the choice of what right click menus should be available to the end user and this can be part of the company wide deployment.

User Compressed Right Mouse Click Options

The BIM manager can even change this on the fly to allow users more options and less options the next time they Right Mouse Click.

I have recorded a YouTube video which shows just how simple this is to set up.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Family Browser goes "Silent"

I have just added a new feature to both Family Browser 2012 & FB 2013 which now includes "Silent Installs" of Family Browser.  Silent installation combined with the existing BIM managers deployment options makes Family Browser easier than ever to deploy company wide.

A simple "/s" parameter removes all dialogues showing when running the setup exe as shown below.

I have added a new tutorial video showing how easy it is to setup Family Browser with Groups and tabs, Deployment options and installation. as shown below.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

What are others saying about Project Browser?

Well the user comments are still flowing in about what a game changer Project Browser is in the project workflow of an everyday Revit session.

We have had so many comments like

"You have no idea how much this software helps my workflow!"  and

"You should sell this stuff to Autodesk! Genius. "

Don’t take our word for this. There are now a few blogs popping up around the internet with similar comments.  Mathew Miller (no not any relation of mine), has just written about his experience with Project Browser. Cruise over to his blog to read about it.

Cheers Mathew

Friday, May 4, 2012

Friday Fix

Wow, what a huge week it has been since the release of Project Browser for Revit 2013.  We have had a lot of great comments and feedback about Project Browser.  There is real excitement out in the Revit community about it, and from the feedback it is something that users have long waited for Autodesk to do.

Is Project Browser perfect?  Of course not.  This is our first release of some pretty complex code that has a lot of interaction and checking to do between the API and the Revit Project.  Because of this there are some holes in places that need to be plugged up.  Because of this we intend to release  an update every Friday to provide for fixes and user requested enhancements.

To check if you have the current version of Project Browser installed it is as easy as right mouse clicking on a view in Project Browser, going to the “Options Menu”, clicking on the “About Tab” and then clicking on the “Check for Updates” button.
This will check our server and compare versions and then report if you have the current build and also a description of the changes made between builds.  You can simply then click on the URL link to download the current build without the need to go through the web registration process again.

Please keep the feedback rolling in as this is how we can improve Project Browser.  There are exciting times  ahead as we have some amazing feature requests already for version 2.  No other product on the market today offers tightly integrated Project and Family Management like what Project Browser delivers.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Project Browser for Revit 2013 now Released

We are very excited to announce the immediate release of Kiwi Codes Project Browser for Autodesk Revit 2013. 

Project Browser is the world’s first complete project and family management addin for Autodesk Revit 2013. 

Some of the features include:
  • Tabs that separate common view types which minimizes the amount of scrolling through Project Browser especially on large projects.
  • Totally customizable fonts, sizes and colors.
  • Easily add custom folders. Drag and Drop views into these custom folders.
  • Custom folders available for all view types including schedules, legends etc.
  • Quick Filters to filter the Project Browser by common view parameters, phases and view templates.
  • Family Browser built into Project Browser.
  • Powerful search feature to find any View/Family in Project/Family in Library quickly
  • Query Builder to build custom tabs and quick filters for reuse. These can be shared between other members of the project team.
  There are significant project saving achieved by the efficiency gained using Kiwi Codes Project Browser. 

A FREE 21 day trial is available from the “Download Trials” section of this web site.  

As a special for this release we are discounting $5 of every purchase made before 5th May 2012 by using this coupon code in the checkout area - BY77JC69GM 

To see Project Browser in action view the below video.