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[Research] how do you use Revit Macros

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[Research] how do you use Revit Macros

Hello Experts,

Do you need to use Revit Macros in your projects?
The Revit team would like to understand the use cases you need to achieve through Revit Macros.

We want to invite you to take this short survey if you are a Macro user:

Thank you for helping us.


Message 2 of 14

if data from this will be public?

do not worry it only gonna take Autodesk 5 years to fix bug
Message 3 of 14

Thank you for the invitation and your interest!


For wider distribution, I shared it on the blog as well:


Jeremy Tammik, Developer Advocacy and Support, The Building Coder, Autodesk Developer Network, ADN Open
Message 4 of 14

I don't know, myself. I asked the devteam for you.


Jeremy Tammik, Developer Advocacy and Support, The Building Coder, Autodesk Developer Network, ADN Open
Message 5 of 14

Wow, Thanks, Jeremy😊

Message 6 of 14

Hi Expert, Thanks for your interest! I've discussed this with the scrum team, and we are willing to share the research summary once it's finished. Stay tuned.
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in reply to: siyu.guoX8L2Z

@siyu.guoX8L2Z ,


Talking about this topic, could you please fix this problem? 

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Message 8 of 14
in reply to: siyu.guoX8L2Z

Since Sharp Develop is no longer supporting the Macro Editor, I'm guessing the Revit Development Team is thinking about getting rid of the Macros?


I sure hope not.   In my opinion, the Marcos are the only way to write and develop external applications and commands. 

Message 9 of 14
in reply to: sragan

I hate to be a pessimist, but after taking the survey, I'm sure that's what this is about.  

I think we might as well say goodbye to the Macro Editor now.   I'm assuming it will be gone in 2023.


The macros were much, much easier and faster to use than using Visual Studio with External Commands and External Applications.   And I haven't really used Dynamo, but I think it only supports Python.  Anyhow, it doesn't have the debugging capability that the maro editor has.  Actually, I don't think anything else has the debugging capability and value that the macro editor provided.

Message 10 of 14
in reply to: sragan

Hi expert. I appreciate your interest in this topic and all the valuable information you've provided through the survey & post.
At present, our team is focusing on figuring out the actual usage scenarios of Macro users. No further decisions have been made yet.

Message 11 of 14

Hi Expert,


Feel free to review the research result summary and add any comments or suggestions at:

Thank you so much for participating.



Message 12 of 14

Thank you for the shareback and interesting results. I had to set up an account with Autodesk research, fill in a survey and await the response email to see them. To save others the same process, time and effort, I took the liberty of printing the results to PDF and sharing them here in the attached revit_macro_study_shareback.pdf.


Jeremy Tammik, Developer Advocacy and Support, The Building Coder, Autodesk Developer Network, ADN Open
Message 13 of 14

Thank you so much, Jeremy, for all your help and support😊

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