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Monday, June 11, 2012

OCOS - One Click One Structure

OCOS, One Click One Structure is an add-in for Autodesk Revit Structure. It is designed to create BIM (Building Information Modeling) models from a description in one click. To cast structures from the description into a mass instance as a mold is also in one click.

For building appearance, strip, ring, fan or pyramid, even their combination can be formed by one line of parameters.

During modeling, loads and boundary conditions can be appended to models, and the models can be used directly by finite element analysis software, such as Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis, without any more preprocessing. This is very important for construction plan and structural optimization. It creates building models quick and efficient, and seems to extract structural information from a visual 3D world and describes them on a paper for review. In other words, the design core of structures can be cast into any appearances of architecture, design once, apply to anywhere. Convergence, divergence, curling up, twist, and their combination make conceptual mass family easy and reliable.

This add-in can work in any language version of Autodesk Revit. Just modify some parameter definitions in your local language for description need.

There's more information available on the Autodesk Exchange | Apps website.

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