Right on the heels of Chameleon, Project Hummingbird gives us yet another way to make more complex geometry and get it natively into Revit. I detect a theme here... obviously Revit has some modeling shortcomings, and there are people willing to fill those gaps.
From Tim Meador:
The Revit Model Builder add-in acts as a layer between the Revit modeling environment, including the Family Editor, and an Excel session. (The Revit environment can include Vasari; however, this has not been tested.)
This is great news for users because I don't think Revit needs everything built in. It's nice to have an API that these other developers can hook into. Having smart, Revit native geometry for scheduling and costing let alone showing up with correct line weights and hatches in drawings is huge. Personally I still like and find an advantage to working in different applications that talk to each other. Each app has its own strengths and weaknesses.
(via Steve Bennett)