I work at a window and door manufacturing software company and we're looking to put together a tool that will allow Revit users to configure window and door products and generate a 3D dwg file. (Initially we were looking to programmatically generate Revit families but after some discussions with Revit representatives this is currently not possible. When that ability becomes available, that will most likely be our top development project.) Our vision is to provide a website or possibly even a browser window launched within Revit that would allow you to select a manufacturer, configure a unit (i.e. double hung window w/ a RO of 24 3/4" x 35 1/2", tempered glass and antique brass hardware) and then download a dwg of that configuration to import into Revit.
Some questions for Revit users are:
- Would a 3D dwg representation of a specific window or door be useful at all (rather than a parameterized Revit family)?
- What are the most important features of a window/door (i.e. RO size, grill bar appearances, glass type, hardware, etc) that you would like to see included in the dwg?
- Is there any interest in having a list of pre-configured units that you could choose from rather than selecting individual options and creating a configured unit?
I'm interested in all forms of feedback (if you think this is a terrible idea, let me know!) that people may have.
(Please note that this post is not intended as an advertisement or solicitation. Rather we'd like the feedback of the users who we hope would utilize this tool. I apologize in advance if the moderators find this post inappropriate.)