In January 2011, I wrote an article about Autodesk releasing the Roombook Extension for Revit Architecture 2011. Autodesk has now released the Roombook Extension for Revit Architecture 2012.
According to Autodesk, “The Roombook Extension for Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2012 software helps calculate the surface area of walls, floors and ceiling elements, room circumferences and the total number of furnishing elements within a project.” It appears to be unchanged from the version available for Revit Architecture 2011.
The Roombook Extension can be downloaded from the Autodesk Subscription website for subscription members.
When creating families in one of the Revit design software packages, various Types can be created inside the same Family file for variations of the family. Since some families can grow to be quite large due to many different types, Type Catalogs are used to help control the size of the families in the project. A couple of examples of this are various door sizes for a door family, and the many various sizes for structural beams.