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  • Fundamental concepts of the Autodesk Revit 2013 API
  • Learn how to customize your own ribbon
  • Create, load, and place content in your models
  • Read and write data as well as add and remove parameters in your models
  • Create plan views, place them on sheets, and create custom schedules with ease
  • Analyse walls by length and display the resulting data using the colourful analysis display styles
  • Subscribe and unsubscribe to document level events



Autodesk Revit is a Building Information Modelling software designed for architects and engineers. Extending the features and power of a BIM application such as Revit can increase personal productivity, speed up basic drafting tasks, and aid cross-team collaboration.

"Instant Autodesk Revit 2013 Customization with .NET How-to" is a hands-on guide to getting up and running with the Autodesk Revit 2013 API through a series of plugins and add-ons that are extremely useful in your everyday tasks.

This book takes you through several of the Autodesk Revit 2013 API features in an easy to follow, step-by-step process using powerful code samples. Tons of great tips and solutions are provided throughout this book to help you get the most out of Revit 2013.

Using practical code samples you will also learn the new Autodesk Revit 2013 API features such as floor plan creation, schedule creation, and analysis display of custom analysis results.

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to customize Autodesk Revit but were intimidated by any perceived difficulty or complexity, this book will give you what you’ve been looking for.



  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results.
  • Master the fundamentals of programing with the Autodesk Revit 2013 API
  • Customize your own ribbon controls according to personal preference
  • Save time and effort by learning how to manipulate elements and their data


Page Count 82
Course Length 2 hours 27 minutes
ISBN 9781849688437
Date Of Publication 25 Jan 2013


Don Rudder

Don Rudder is the Director of Software Development at CASE and focuses on the creation and management of specialized software and add-ins for various applications developed for client support. With over 16 years of experience in the AEC industry, Don has served well over 10 of those years as an HVAC and electrical designer for various MEP firms. He later began to focus more heavily on software development and related support where he eventually ended up in San Francisco serving as BIM Manager for HOK. He is self-taught in some 14 programming languages and well versed in .NET, web-based AEC tools, and pretty much any kind of automation. Don has also presented at Autodesk University and the Revit Technology Conference of North America. Don has been the contributing author of the API chapters for Mastering Autodesk Revit Architecture 2011, Mastering Autodesk Revit Architecture 2012, and Mastering Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013.