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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Greenlee BendWorks® v3.1.560

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 3.1.560, 6/8/2018
  • Custom Run Naming: Change individual conduit run names during the multi-split process
  • Smarter Back-to-Back Bend Logic: Updated back-to-back bend logic makes Bendworks even smarter and easier to use when modeling back-to-back bends.
  • Improved Cut Mark Values: Improved accuracy of the first mark cut value
  • Output File Conduit Labels Order: Updated the order of before and after conduit labels in the CSV and TXT files for accuracy.
  • Multi-Split Error Checking: Refined error checking in multi-split feature to eliminate inconsistencies
  • Enhanced Accuracy for 360-degree Angles: Updated the rounding associated with the 360-degree maximum angle error to improve accuracy
  • Updated Feedback Interface: Feedback in message windows have been revised for clarity 
  • Improved Error Feedback: Enhanced graphical output for select errors and warnings provides more information
  • Error Codes Linked to Help File: Error codes now include hyperlinks that lead to detailed explanations and solutions from our updated help files.
  • Enhanced Check and Export: The Conduit check and export option now also checks for pre-process errors along with process errors.

Description

The sample Greenlee conduit rvt files are provided within the installer and can be found under the 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 the 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 a 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 the guesswork from conduit bill of material

Quality Control and Assurance
  • Retains run information automatically during changes
  • Details output of conduit segments with a 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 Autodesk® 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).

Trial 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.

Read Help Document



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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