Heya! It's been quite a bit since we last had a speckle roundup (more than a year, I think!). As such, we've decided to make some announcement posts with the latest (by a certain defintion of latest). This first post focuses on the client integrations.
There's two more coming with info about the speckle web app, documentation, and - last but not least - server side improvements & developer docs.
The Revit client got some really cool improvements. It's still early days though! When you send data, you can now select your elements by filtering them by category, type, and other custom filters, straight from the plugin!
Speckle Revit works quite well for extracting data out of Revit; all parameters are extracted together with their correct units. This allows you to scaffold downstream automation, such as scheduling and quantity takeoffs, straight from the speckle API.
And, by the way, baking things in Revit is now 10x faster. Wowzers! Check out the latest release: https://github.com/speckleworks/SpeckleInstaller/releases/tag/1.8.2.
There's quite a few extra components that made their way into the speckle grasshopper plugin! Specifically:
The Schema Builder Component allows you to instantiate custom speckle objects.
Matt added a bunch of components that allow you to add streams created in grasshopper into a project, without leaving Gh. Thanks!
We have a WIP Excel Plugin, courtsey of Mishael Nuh. We still need to publish it on Microsoft's AppStore so as to make it available for everyone.
If you want to beta-test it, please go ahead! There's instructions in the project readme on how to install it locally.