CAD Pack Furniture Manager for Revit FAQ's
Which versions of Revit are compatible with CAD Pack Furniture Manager?
CAD Pack Furniture Manager is compatible with Revit Architecture versions 2014 to 2017.
Is CAD Pack Furniture Manager compatible with computer systems running a 32-bit operating system?
No, it is only compatible with only 64-bit operating systems. The installer is only Windows 7 64-bit compatible due to Microsoft SQL Server and its installer.
Can you access the Family Data on a Network from CAD Pack Furniture Manager?
Yes. First, use Catalog Update to install Family Catalogs to a computer’s local drive. To keep families in catalogs up to date, run Catalog Update monthly.
Next, copy the Family Catalogs from the local directory C:\ProgramData\HMI\HMI Revit\Library\Revit Version to a server location. Copy all families to the server after each monthly update.
Lastly, change the directory path. In Revit, open a project file, select FM icon, select Utilities pulldown, and Browse Family Path, and browse to server location.
Does CAD Pack Furniture Manager have video tutorials?
Yes, they are located in Help, which you can find on the CAD Pack Furniture Manager ribbon.
Does CAD Pack Furniture Manager contain pricing?
Yes. Pricing is also updated when you choose the Catalog Update each month.
I haven’t updated CAD Pack Furniture Manager lately. Where can I find the latest release?
You can run Catalog Update from the CAD Pack Furniture Manager ribbon. This will automatically update your software. Or, you can download it manually at this link. CAD Pack Furniture Manager Download
Crystal Report error?
If you get a ‘CrystalDescisions.Shared.SharedUtils’ threw an exception error message, you’ll need to download the zip file for the Crystal Reports .NET Framework Runtime and then install it. Follow this link. Crystal Reports for .NET Framework Runtime
A family doesn’t exist for the furniture item I need, what do I do?
If a family doesn’t exist in the FM Specifier, you can use Insert CAD. This will allow you to choose a block, enter the information needed, and create a family using the AutoCAD block.
If you have CAD Pack for AutoCAD loaded, you will also be able to browse the CAD Pack Product Catalog from within the Insert CAD Dialog, choose an item, and create a family to place.
Information and Video Tutorials about this program can be found in Help on the CAD Pack Furniture Manager ribbon.
How do I update pricing?
Pricing is updated when you use Catalog Update. To update pricing in an existing project, use Element Properties, click Update Pricing in the menu bar.
How do I update my family catalogs?
Open the version of Revit you would like to update. At the Welcome\Start Screen (before going into a Project or Family) select CAD Pack Furniture Manager from the ribbon and click on Update Catalogs. If Catalog Update is greyed out, you are in a Project or a Family document. You must close out of it and go back to the Welcome\Start Screen to access Family Catalogs.
How do I get my AutoCAD or Z-Axis drawing into a Revit Model?
Use the CAD/Z-Axis to Model program with either a *.txt file from AutoCAD or a *.zxf file from Z-Axis to redraw the file using Revit Families. Make sure to set your file extension appropriately to locate the desired file type.
For assistance with how to use the program, refer to Help found on the CAD Pack Furniture Manager ribbon. You’ll find documentation and video tutorials.
How do I create an exchange file (*.zxf) out of Revit?
A *.zxf file can be created from Revit using Element Properties. Once you have the list of items you need in the Element Properties spreadsheet, you can click on Export to AutoCAD (*.zxf) in the menu bar to create the file using the line items.
How do I create a SIF file for use in my text based specification software?
A *.SIF file can be created using Element Properties. Once you have the list of items you need in the Element Properties spreadsheet, click on Create SIF File in the menu bar and choose the Type of SIF file to create.
Where can I get help for CAD Pack Furniture Manager?
Click on Help on the CAD Pack Furniture Manager ribbon. There you will find documentation and video tutorials for each command.
If you have questions, comments, or suggestions, please contact us. CAD Pack Technical Support: (616) 654 3483 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Technical support is available between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday, excluding U.S. holidays. During off hours, please leave a message and a support representative will return your call.
If you have questions specific to Revit, refer to your Revit manual, the Revit Help file, or contact your Autodesk reseller.