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Monday, September 18, 2017

Greenlee BendWorks V3.0.458

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 3.0.458, 9/15/2017
  • Revit 2018 Compatibility
  • Added three types of error checking; setting, pre-process, process, & warning along with color coding for each respective types of error. 
  • Adjust maximum bend angles and total distance of conduit run.
  • Updated logic that maximizes conduit utilization.
  • Automatically align couplings for normal, staggered or in-line style.
  • Offer split conduit logic that makes jobsite installation easier.
  • Save manual and machine files in separate locations.
  • Provide two conduit cut values in output files.

Description

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.

Error Checking
  • *NEW* Three types of error checking; setting, pre-process, process, & warning
  • *NEW* Color code error conduits per error type
  • *NEW* Adjust maximum bend angles and total distance of conduit run
  • Minimum bend radii
  • Back-to-back minimum distance between bends
  • Tail-end minimum distance
  • Auto-ranging of conduit diameters by bender
  • Maximum 360° of bends per run

Material Optimization
  • *NEW* Updated logic that maximizes conduit utilization
  • *NEW* Automatically align couplings for normal, staggered or in-line style
  • Line up couplings in parallel run by using 'Align couplings'
  • Added minimum conduit length information
  • Optimizes conduit runs for fewest cuts and segments

Waste Reduction
  • *NEW* Offer split conduit logic that makes jobsite installation easier
  • Reduces the conduit bone pile and workflow inefficiencies 

Bill of Material Accuracy
  • *NEW* Save manual and machine files in separate locations
  • Input the coupling gap information
  • Provides output files of required conduit length and removes guesswork from conduit bill of material

Quality Control and Assurance
  • Retains run information automatically during changes
  • Details output of conduit segments with unique identification for traceability on the jobsite

Automated Calculations for Bending Operator
  • *NEW* Provide two conduit cut values in output files
  • Greenlee bender-specific output files provide bending instructions and reduce operator error 

Fully Integrated with Autodesk® Revit® and Revit® MEP
  • Supports collaboration between multiple design users, and allowing for compatibility back and forth between Autodesk® Revit® and BendWorks™

 Autodesk and Revit are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., in the USA and other countries.

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*
  • 855GX**
  • 854DX
  • 555C
  • 555CX
  • 555DX
  • 555
  • 855
  • 854
  • 853
  • 881
  • 882

* denotes programmable, automatic bender
 ** denotes programmable bender












Note:  This app uses a custom installer (and not the standard App Store installer).

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Greenlee BendWorks is brought to you by Greenlee Textron Inc. Pricing was not known at press time.

This add-in is compatible with Revit 2018, 2017, 2016, and 2015.

There's more information available on the Autodesk App Store.

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