AxisVM-Autodesk Revit interface does not appear in Revit

Problem description #

AxisVM Interface does not appear in Revit (2015<) under “External Tools” of the “Add-Ins” tab.

Reason #

The two-directional communication between Autodesk Revit and AxisVM is performed through Revit API. In order to be able to use which .dll file should be used by Revit for the data exchange, during the installation, a file named “ExportTAxisVM.addin“ is generated in the folder of Revit under “C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\Revit\Addins\xxxx” containing this information. This is performed automatically, if the “Revit Interface” checkbox is clicked during AxisVm installation:

If Revit was installed in a later point of time than AxisVM, the necessary “ExportTAxisVM.addin“ is not generated in the folder of Revit, and the interface will not appear in the software.

Troubleshooting guide and Solution #

  • Check “C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\Revit\Addins\xxxx” if the “ExportToAxisVM.addin” is located there or not. (xxxx represents the version of Revit installed on your computer)
    • If not, there is a possibility, that Revit was installed at a later time than AxisVM was, so please download and install the Revit Add-in from our website from the following link:

AxisVM Bidirectional data exchange Revit Add-in

  • Check again in folder “C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\Revit\Addins\xxxx” if the “ExportToAxisVM.addin” is located there or not (xxxx represents the version of Revit installed on your computer)
    • If not, make a new file with the following content under “C:\Users%USERNAME%\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\Revit\Addins\xxxx“, and save it with the name of “ExportToAxisVM.addin”.
o   <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
o   <RevitAddIns><AddIn Type="Command">
o   <Assembly>C:\AxisVM X6R2\RevitImport\RevitApiDLL.dll</Assembly>
o   <ClientId>21fd0d1d-ee5e-4cfe-afc8-11a2fbb201f1</ClientId>
o   <FullClassName>RevitApiDLL.Command</FullClassName>
o   <Text>AxisVM Interface</Text>
o   <Description>Communication between Revit and AxisVM</Description>
o   <VisibilityMode>NotVisibleInFamily</VisibilityMode>
o   <VendorId>ADSK</VendorId>
o   <VendorDescription>InterCAD, www.axisvm.com </VendorDescription>
o   <LargeImage>c:\AxisVM X6R2\RevitImport\export.png</LargeImage>
o   </AddIn>
</RevitAddIns>
  • You may need to change the following lines based on your specifics of AxisVM installation
§ <Assembly>C:\AxisVM X6R2\RevitImport\RevitApiDLL.dll</Assembly>

Change the path of RevitApiDLL.dll to match with your AxisVM isntallation

§ <LargeImage>c:\AxisVM X6R2\RevitImport\export.png</LargeImage>

Change the path of “export.png” to match with your AxisVM installation

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