#Revit In Place Family Warning Plugin - Status

Hey Everyone,

Recently, I have been teasing a plugin that I have been working on in my free time through twitter.

This has been a really fun process and has seen some great response! I have also learned a lot along the way.

Where are we at now?

Well, the plugin is all done with a config file for custom password and it runs well, (finally). The only thing left is to sign this thing. If you were not aware code signing is now kind of mandatory for Revit addins to eliminate that super annoying message as seen below. signedCOde.png

After some research on Konradโ€™s blog, http://archi-lab.net/code-signing-of-your-revit-plug-ins/, I am finding that I need to invest in one of these fancy certificates. After selecting a vendor, I found out that the cost of this certificate is going to be around $340! Not the easiest thing to soak up when I made this plugin to distribute for free.

So now I am left with two choices. 1. Charge for the plugin (something like .99 cents) 2. See if the community wants to help fund this via crowdfunding.

Edit: 20170830- It looks like I can make my own certificate to distribute this tool. Keep an eye out for updates.

If there isnโ€™t a lot of desire for the code certificate warning to go away soon, I will just release it as is.

Video of it in action:

Also, here is the original thread that inspired this.