Do you offer Trial versions so we can test it before buying?
Yes! You can download a fully functioning trial from our web site or directly from within Autodesk Revit 2013 via the Autodesk Exchange App Store. The trial will stop working after five (5) uses. Purchasing a License Code will restore full functionality.
How much does ModelMedic cost?
Single user licenses are $19.95 USD each. Because of the low price, we do not offer upgrades from older versions.
What flavors and versions of Revit does ModelMedic support?
ModelMedic 2013 works with the entire Revit 2013 product line: Autodesk Revit 2013 (aka Revit "One Box"), Revit Architecture 2013, Revit Structure 2013 and Revit MEP 2013. ModelMedic works in both 32-bit and 64-bit environments. We also offer a version of ModelMedic for use with the Revit 2012 versions. We no longer support Revit 2011.
Will ModelMedic support older versions of Revit?
No. Only Revit 2013 and 2012. We have no plans to support older versions.
Will ModelMedic run on my computer? What are the system requirements?
If your computer runs Revit, yes. We've also installed ModelMedic on a Revit Citrix server as well. The only limitation is for Windows XP 64-bit systems, but these are rare systems. We use the Microsoft ReportViewer module to create reports. Microsoft ReportViewer does not support XP 64. It does support Vista 64 and Windows 7 64-bit. Very few people still use XP 64.
On what do you base your green/yellow/red warnings?
Autodesk’s “Best Practices for Modeling” whitepaper, D|C|CADD’s “Ten Worst Things You Can Do In Revit” whitepaper as well as thousands of tech support calls we’ve fielded.
What does a Red Warning mean? Is a Red Warning always bad?
Red means a high probability of this item causing performance and/or stability issues with Revit. It means this items violates Best Known Practices and should be avoided. But, just because it isn’t a good idea doesn’t mean it cannot be done. It probably causes problems in the model and should be monitored. Red Warning items should be removed if the model becomes unstable (Revit crashes) or Revit suffers performance problems.
What does a Yellow Warning mean? Is a Yellow Warning bad?
Yellow indicates a potential problem that may violate or does violate a Best Known practice. It’s severity is less than a Red Warning, but you shouldn't ignore yellow warnings.
ModelMedic allows my users to delete elements from the model! Isn’t this dangerous?
Well, they can do the same using Revit, so probably not. ModelMedic lists elements so that users can easily see CAD files, Families, etc. that may not be easily found in Revit. For that reason it can often find unused or improperly used elements in your model that are causing problems. For safety reasons, ModelMedic does not allow families to be deleted.
Who should have ModelMedic installed on their system? The BIM Manager, the Project Manager or our Power Users?
Usually it is the BIM Manager's job to monitor the health of your Revit files. At the very least, the senior Revit user on each project should run ModelMedic regularly to help prevent problems.
How often should I run ModelMedic?
We suggest you run it weekly. It can’t hurt! Tip: put a reminder on your calendar to check your model.
What about Technical Support?
How do I start ModelMedic? Where is it on the Ribbon? Why is it greyed out?
- Start Revit and open a project.
- Select the Add-Ins tab at the top of Revit Ribbon control.
- If these ribbon buttons are grayed-out, it may be that a 3d perspective view is the current view. Change the view to any other view type and the buttons should then be accessible.
- Click the button with the ModelMedic logo and it will start.
How do I contact you? May I call?