RevitPythonShell for Revit 2017

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Daren Thomas

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Jun 22, 2016, 9:41:23 AM6/22/16
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I have just published a version of RPS for Revit 2017. I have marked it as a "Pre-Release", since it probably needs some testing. Give it a spin if you like and post your results!

I would like to thank @PMoureu (https://github.com/PMoureu) for adding some fixes to error handling and file dialogs!

Tran Ngoc Hien

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Jun 22, 2016, 12:43:52 PM6/22/16
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Thank Daren , I will test this with my add-in. If have any issue i will notice you.

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Jun 22, 2016, 4:00:29 PM6/22/16
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So far so good
tests (with win7) : install, transactions, adding scripts or global variables, Ipudaters, forms  ==> OK

The uninstaller doesn't remove the .addin file but... nobody needs that :p

Tran Ngoc Hien

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Jun 22, 2016, 4:16:31 PM6/22/16
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Hi all !

Yes, it can run very good. But you can test deploy add-in with RPS, and then run start add-in with revit 2017, the error happen like i posted in topic before.


Can you check it out. Thanks

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Daren Thomas

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Jun 23, 2016, 4:51:26 AM6/23/16
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Hi Tran,


Thanks for giving the other one a spin and reporting the issue!

Best,
Daren

Tran Ngoc Hien

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Jun 23, 2016, 6:01:18 AM6/23/16
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Thank you very much. Yes, i will test this with my add-in and some function and then report to you.

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Tran Ngoc Hien

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Jun 23, 2016, 9:32:56 AM6/23/16
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Hi @Daren !

The error still happend when i start a revit. The add-in run after that is fine, but always get error when revit start.

Can you check again ?



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Daren Thomas

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Jun 23, 2016, 9:47:17 AM6/23/16
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Did you re-create the RpsAddin after updating? The RpsRuntime.dll file changed - you will need to make sure you are only using the newest version (in all your addins!)

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Tran Ngoc Hien

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Jun 23, 2016, 11:04:02 AM6/23/16
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Hi @Daren !

I was install new revit python shell, and the deploy add-in again with RPS.but the error still happened.

Thanks !

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Tran Ngoc Hien

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Jun 23, 2016, 11:06:21 AM6/23/16
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You can check the the revit python shell is a new file now??

Thanks !

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Tran Ngoc Hien

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Jun 23, 2016, 11:18:45 AM6/23/16
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Hi @Daren !

I try remove old revit python shell 2017 first, and the install new version (not overwrite as the first time i do), this time we have error about String reference as picture below.



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Daren Thomas

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Jun 24, 2016, 5:54:15 AM6/24/16
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Please try these two things:

- Can you please make sure no other addins are being loaded? (you can rename all the .addin files to .addin.bak temporarily) Just the RpsAddin that is causing the error. Does it work now?
- Does the startup script work when set as the RPS startup script? (I think there might be a problem on your side...)

Otherwise, please create a (minimal!) test case (python script, RpsAddin manifest, Revit addin manifest) that reproduces the problem because on my machine it seems to be working... So I can't really help until I have a case that doesn't work...

Best,
Daren

Tran Ngoc Hien

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Jun 24, 2016, 6:35:35 AM6/24/16
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Hi @Daren !

- I just have revit python shell add-in and one add-in for testing.

- Start up script still work as well. Everything is ok when i deploy my add-in in revit 2016. 

- I will make one mini add-in to test again in Revit 2017

Hope i can find something. Thanks

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Daren Thomas

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Jun 24, 2016, 7:57:53 AM6/24/16
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Hi Tran,

for testing the deployed addin, remove RPS first. See if that helps!

Best,
Daren

Tran Ngoc Hien

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Jun 24, 2016, 9:33:50 AM6/24/16
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Hi @Daren!

- I have just tested my add-in very carefully, but the error still happened. I tested with small add-in, the add-in run as well in revit, but always get error when revit 2017 start. I remove RPS before test with my add-in, the result is same.

- You can check the setup file is a newest file ?

Thanks.

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Tran Ngoc Hien

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Jun 24, 2016, 9:38:39 AM6/24/16
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The error as below, but the add-in tested work as well.




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Daren Thomas

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Jun 27, 2016, 3:48:05 AM6/27/16
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can you please send me a script that reproduces this problem?

Tran Ngoc Hien

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Jun 27, 2016, 9:28:31 AM6/27/16
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Hi @Daren

I attached the file for you to deploy add-in by RPS. You will see i just test with small code for this.

Hope you find a reason why i get error. If not could you please check again the install file which you uploaded is a newest file.

Thanks

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Daren Thomas

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Jun 29, 2016, 5:15:21 AM6/29/16
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Hi @Tran,

Thank you for finding this bug! I totally misunderstood you here - I was testing the startup script functionality, when your addin doesn't have a startup script. I have just published a new release & installer. It should work now!

BTW: I noticed in your help script, that you hard-coded the installation directory of your script. You could also make use of the `__file__` variable... (os.path.dirname comes in handy)

Also, is Tran your first name? (I've seen it as a surname, so I'm not sure and you never add a signature to your posts, so I don't really know what to call you?)

Best, Daren

Tran Ngoc Hien

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Jun 29, 2016, 9:47:14 AM6/29/16
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Hi @Daren !

The new setup file is work fine. Thank you for helping, i'm just a newbie in python but I really like python and
revit python shell as well, it's help me test and run my code very fast.
I will continue to test new setup file for revit python shell 2017 then report to you.

p/s : My name is Hien so Hien is my first name, and Tran is my surname ^_^.

Thanks !

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Daren Thomas

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Jun 29, 2016, 9:54:10 AM6/29/16
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Hi @Hien !

Glad we could get it working. Finally!!

Have a nice day,

Daren

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Jul 5, 2016, 6:22:40 AM7/5/16
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Hi,

First of all, thanks for all this work, is amazing. 

Then, I will like to know if it's possible, how to install RevitPythonForRevit2017. I have downloaded the zip folder from the GitHub link, but I don't see any instructions. Also I only see a installer for Revit 2016. Sorry if I'm missing something obvious. I'm new to programming with Python. 

Thanks! Have a nice day!

Juan.

Daren Thomas

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Jul 5, 2016, 7:05:30 AM7/5/16
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Hi Juan,

You are right: The README.md file did not link to the release! Thank you for pointing that out :) I have fixed it.


Best,
Daren

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Juan E. Calvo Ferrándiz

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Jul 5, 2016, 9:50:46 AM7/5/16
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Great. Thanks for your quick answer. I have installed the 2017 .exe sucessfully. The issue it's that now I got doubts of what I need to do with de zip folder that I downloaded from your GItHub link. Thanks.

Daren Thomas

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Jul 5, 2016, 11:09:02 AM7/5/16
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just delete it, i guess? the installer installs everything you need... the zip just contains the source.

Juan E. Calvo Ferrándiz

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Jul 5, 2016, 11:37:09 AM7/5/16
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Yep. Thanks. As you can see my programming knowledge are quite low at this moment. I understand that what I should have done is downloading the source code and compiling it myself. I want to install RevitLookup as you recommend. ( I have already install IronPython, RevitPythonShell, Open Revit and hook up the IronPython Library and install the 2017 SDK). How I compile RevitLookup? Thanks for your time and please tell me if I'm too tiresome.;) Thank you. Regards.

Daren Thomas

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Jul 5, 2016, 12:04:26 PM7/5/16
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you will need visual studio to compile revitlookup. i think you should ask jeremy tammik for instructions as he is the maintainer...

Juan E. Calvo Ferrándiz

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Jul 5, 2016, 12:18:10 PM7/5/16
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Ok. Thanks again. I found this link that apparently works:


Although, I will try to contact with Jeremy Tammik.

Regards.
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Callum

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Oct 9, 2016, 3:44:02 PM10/9/16
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Hi guys, I have a few questions on deploying for R2017 that I think is most relevant for this thread:

- Should addins deployed from R2016 be able to run in R2017? When I deploy from R2015 or R2016, they throw the error that @Hien gets above when I start R2017.

Daren Thomas

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Oct 10, 2016, 3:54:54 AM10/10/16
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Hi Callum,

I really don't know. Do you have the capacity to test this?

Best,
Daren

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Callum

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Oct 11, 2016, 6:05:42 PM10/11/16
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Sorry that post wasnt too clear - yes I have tried this and have found that addins deployed from R2015 and R2016 are not able to run in R2017. 

When I deploy from R2015 or R2016, they throw the error that @Hien gets above when I start R2017.

Daren Thomas

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Oct 12, 2016, 3:44:23 AM10/12/16
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Hm... this could be exciting. I wonder if we can set up RPS 2017 with a newer version of IronPython? I know, having to write multiple versions of your addins is a pain. I've been there. But it is my experience that most users move on to the new version of Revit pretty quickly...

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Callum

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Oct 13, 2016, 9:15:57 PM10/13/16
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Ooooh might be time for a bigger change eh Darren? Im curious about a few things:

- What are the advantages of a newer version of Iron Python? 
- Would this upgrade to Python 3? 
- Can we deploy from R2017 and still have the addins work as far back as R2015?

Sounds like youre a fan of it though, projects that Darren enjoy, we all benefit from!

Callum

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Oct 20, 2016, 5:33:07 PM10/20/16
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Hi Darren, any more thoughts on this? 

Might there be an updated RPS 2015 and 2016 version that can deploy to R2017 coming soon?

Daren Thomas

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Oct 21, 2016, 6:01:23 AM10/21/16
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Hi Callum,

I have been really busy with other stuff - RPS is waaay down on my list of priorities right now as I am not working with BIM at all anymore.

So, no, I will probably not update RPS 2015 and 2016 to deploy to RPS 2017. I will probably end up dropping support for older Revit versions (2018 is coming soon I guess?) instead.

What are your thoughts on how long old Revit versions should be supported?

If we can move to a newer IronPython with RPS 2017, would it really matter that the 2015 and 2016 branches be neglected?

This would be a really good moment to explain how having the feature "deploy to R2017" would benefit you, Callum. I'm afraid I am too far removed from the use case to make a good decision on that. What are your inputs?

Love,
Daren

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Callum

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Oct 23, 2016, 11:24:06 PM10/23/16