About This Version
Version 2.0, 6/14/2016
- Easy to use
- Added more information tabs
- Detects error at the bender
- Information security
- Retains information during the split
- Able to standardize data per project
- Able to color code error conduits
- Coupling gap information
- Select the conduit mark tolerance
- Able to change the conduit type after the split
- Able to line up coupling in parallel run by using ‘Align conduit’
- Updated Logic
- Took care of bugs
- Added minimum conduit length information
- More durable software
- Change to the subscription payment base
30-Day Full Trial: Downloading this application will grant full access to all features and functionality for 30 days. Upon expiration of the trial, licenses may be purchased from the Greenlee storefront http://www.greenlee.com/products/BendWorks.html. The subscription is available for monthly and annually auto renewal as well as single and a five (5) licenses group pack for better pricing.
The sample Greenlee conduit rvt files are provided within the installer and can be found under following path: %Documents%\Greenlee\Bendworks
The Building Information Modeling (BIM) process is still new to many electrical contractors. BendWorks® was designed to help electrical contractors adopt this new process easily. BendWorks® allows smooth information transferring between 3D electrical modelers and the electrical prefabrication shop or foreman on the jobsite. BendWorks® is a first of its kind add-in software application for Autodesk® Revit® and Revit® MEP that helps designers more efficiently optimize electrical conduit runs. BendWorks® ensures that all conduit runs are error-free and export-ready for prefabrication or on-site bending with most Greenlee benders, saving time and reducing cost for the electrical contractor.
Conduit runs may then be processed using BendWorks® splitting tools. Segmentation of conduit can start from either the beginning or end of a run, or it may be automatically chosen to optimize which method is better for eliminating cuts. Upon segmenting the run, couplings are auto-inserted, and unique identification marks are assigned to each segment. Segment lengths default to 10 feet, but this may be manually overridden.
Built-in error checking functionality based on Greenlee benders includes:
- Auto-ranging of conduit diameters
- Minimum bend radii
- Back-to-back bend minimum distance
- Tail-end minimum distance
- Segmented bends for concentric bends
- Electrical code checking – maximum 360° of bends per run
BendWorks® outputs critical data on each conduit segment, such as size & type, bender assigned, and locations of bends, into .CSV files. These files may be electronically transferred to programmable Greenlee benders (1055 AutoBend 3D & 855GX) to ensure accuracy in fabrication. For traditional, non-programmable benders, conduit segment data may be output into .TXT files that can be printed and used as a comprehensive guide to correctly mark and bend each piece.
List of compatible Greenlee benders:
- 1055 AutoBend 3D*
* denotes programmable, automatic bender
** denotes programmable bender
Note: This app uses a custom installer (and not the standard App Store installer).
Greenlee BendWorks is brought to you by Greenlee Textron Inc. Pricing starts at 159.99 USD/month.
There's more information available on the Autodesk App Store.