Butterfly is a data visualization tool which helps you to create astonishing diagrams with few mouse clicks!

Features

Butterfly offers various features to create 3D rooms and

Butterfly 3D Room

Butterfly 3D Room tool creates 3D generic models out of the room elements in your project. You can then transfer any parameter from the room elements to 3D generic models and using the values of the parameters make 3D massing diagrams.

Butterfly Graph

Butterfly Graph tool creates graphical charts represeting the data available in Revit schedules. 

Butterfly 3D Room offers the following features

Make 3d!

Make 3D creates 3D generic models from the room boundaries. Room elements in Revit are 2D elements and cannot be seen in 3D views, to overcome this issue Butterfly add-on generates 3D objects out of the room elements.

Parameter mapping

When 3D forms are generated , User can map parameters between 2D room elements and 3D objects. After mapping is completed the 3D objects will have the same parameters as 2D rooms. Later on these parameter can be used for tagging and making color schemes.

Parameter transfer

Once the parameter mapping is completed the user can transfer the current values of 2D rooms to 3D forms. As the model is changing user can keep the parameter values updated using Transfer parameter.

Color scheme

After transferring the values of room parameter to the 3D forms you can generate colorful diagram using Scheme function. The process of making color schemes are similar to add color schemes to the Revit views.

Color legend

Butterfly can generate color legend for the color scheme and display the information. Color legends can be generated in empty legend views and place on the sheets near the color scheme views.

Other settings

Butterfly allows for custom settings in making 3D forms. The height of the 3D objects can be either entered manually or to follow the room height, also the boundary of the rooms can be offset before making the extrusions.

Make 3d!

Make 3D creates 3D generic models from the room boundaries. Room elements in Revit are 2D elements and cannot be seen in 3D views, to overcome this issue Butterfly add-on generates 3D objects out of the room elements.

Parameter mapping

When 3D forms are generated , User can map parameters between 2D room elements and 3D objects. After mapping is completed the 3D objects will have the same parameters as 2D rooms. Later on these parameter can be used for tagging and making color schemes.

Parameter transfer

Once the parameter mapping is completed the user can transfer the current values of 2D rooms to 3D forms. As the model is changing user can keep the parameter values updated using Transfer parameter.

Butterfly Graph offers the following features

Graph

Opens up Butterfly Graph dialog in which you can create different charts from Revit schedules. From this dialog you can create new graphs and customize, change and update the existing graphs.

Refresh all

Refresh all existing graphs in the project. As long as the Revit schedule which the graphs is created from exist, Refresh button updates the graph geometry based on the modified data in the schedule. 

Refresh selected

You may have too many graphs in one project. Updating all graphs may be time consuming, therfore, Refresh selected helps to save time and update only the particular graphs which are subject to changes. 

Learn how to use Butterfly

in less than 10 min!

Watch these videos to learn how to create colorful 3D diagrams and graphical charts using Butterfly addon directly from Revit.

Latest News

Butterfly version 0.2

In this version we have added Butterfly Graph! The Graph tool is a data visualization tool which creates graphical charts from Revit schedules. These charts can be customized and refresh at any time. With Graph tool you no longer need another software to create...

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Butterfly version 0.1

We are happy to announce the first release of Butterfly plugin! The butterfly plugin is here to help architects to create good-looking diagrams from room elements in Revit.

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