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    Zoom To Awesome returns!

    Phil Read and Don Bokmiller have updated the Zoom To Awesome Addin.
    If you're not aware of this nifty tool, it allows you to select one or more items and Zoom into them.
    Especially handy when assigned to a Keyboard Shortcut.

    Here's the files on DropBox
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/zmur9kari2...somer.zip?dl=0

    Thanks, guys!
    Dave Plumb
    BWBR Architects; St Paul, MN

    CADsplaining: When a BIM rookie tells you how you should have done something.

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    I hate flipping Dropbox. My original signup was with an email address that is no longer valid and I cannot figure out how to change my email address without signing in with my old address, to which they send me an email....that never arrives. I hate flipping Dropbox
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      #3
      OK, I got the ZoomToAwesome downloaded. The installation instructions say to install the .dll file in C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\Revit\Plugins. I have no such subfolder to Revit, only Addins and Macros. Where should the .dll be put?
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        #4
        You can actually put it wherever you want, you just need to revise the contents of the addin file to point to it. The Plugins folder was an attempt to save disk space I think, as it allowed a single shared DLL to work for multiple Revit's. I put the dll in C:\Program Files\Autodesk\ZoomToAwesomer, then revised the addin to point there (two places), and put the addin file in C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\Revit\Addins\2017. Or you can create the Plugins folder. I just don't like putting executables anywhere but the protected Program Files folder.

        Gordon
        Pragmatic Praxis

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          #5
          Well, I was going to tell you to put them here
          C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\Revit\Addins\2017
          (You'll also have to edit the .addin to point there)
          But then I got this error:
          ZtA.PNG
          Dave Plumb
          BWBR Architects; St Paul, MN

          CADsplaining: When a BIM rookie tells you how you should have done something.

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            #6
            My .addin
            <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
            <RevitAddIns>
            <AddIn Type="Command">
            <Text>ZoomToAwesomer</Text>
            <Description>Zoomy Goodness</Description>
            <Assembly>C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\Revit\Addins\201 7\ZoomToAwesomer.dll</Assembly>
            <FullClassName>ZoomToAwesome16.Command</FullClassName>
            <ClientId>9a900ca1-ecaf-4f46-8b2c-b23074594207</ClientId>
            <VendorId>DMB</VendorId>
            <VendorDescription>Thanks to Nick B</VendorDescription>
            </AddIn>
            <AddIn Type="Application">
            <Name>Application ZoomToAwesomer</Name>
            <Assembly>C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\Revit\Addins\201 7\ZoomToAwesomer.dll</Assembly>
            <FullClassName>ZoomToAwesome16.App</FullClassName>
            <ClientId>91cd6653-d080-4620-91b0-982cadc09854</ClientId>
            <VendorId>DMB</VendorId>
            <VendorDescription>Thanks to Nick B</VendorDescription>
            </AddIn>
            </RevitAddIns>

            Edit: I don't know what's up with that space in the "2017". It's not there in NotePad.
            Last edited by DaveP; February 8, 2017, 06:16 PM. Reason: Comment about space
            Dave Plumb
            BWBR Architects; St Paul, MN

            CADsplaining: When a BIM rookie tells you how you should have done something.

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              #7
              ProgramData does some odd things with permissions. Like, you have full control over files you create, but files (and folder) you don't create you have limited permissions, even if you are a local administrator I think. From the looks of your dialog, maybe you are in Windows 10? I wonder if they changed so you don't have Execute permission in a folder you didn't create? Would fit with Microsoft NOT wanting executables in ProgramData. I would try Program Files for the dll and see if that works.

              Gordon
              Pragmatic Praxis

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                #8
                Thanks, Gordon.
                Sadly, same results from Program Files though.
                It feels like it's s dependency issue, but I'm all up to date on .NET (4.6.2) and the (dozens of)Visual C++ libraries (14.0.24210)
                Dave Plumb
                BWBR Architects; St Paul, MN

                CADsplaining: When a BIM rookie tells you how you should have done something.

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                  #9
                  Will this work for Revit 2016?

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by DaveP View Post
                    My .addin
                    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
                    SNIP
                    your addin is completely different than what I downloaded from Box. Why?

                    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
                    <RevitAddIns>
                    <AddIn Type="Command">
                    <Assembly>"C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\Revit\Plugins\Z oomToAwesome.dll"</Assembly>
                    <ClientId>d2ec51b2-d06b-4c47-bf37-b7342189a584</ClientId>
                    <FullClassName>Revit.ZoomToAwesome.CS.Command</FullClassName>
                    <Text>Zoom to Awesome</Text>
                    <Description>Zoom to selected element.</Description>
                    <VisibilityMode>AlwaysVisible</VisibilityMode>
                    <VendorId>PED</VendorId>
                    <VendorDescription>RRB</VendorDescription>
                    </AddIn>
                    </RevitAddIns>

                    Edit: doesn't matter, mine works here in R2015, R2016, and R2017. I just created the Plugins folder and put the .dll there (thanks Gordon!)
                    Last edited by Dave Jones; February 8, 2017, 07:16 PM.
                    I'm retired, if you don't like it, go around!

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