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Saturday, September 8, 2018

ETAP DataX™ – Revit and ETAP Interoperability

From the Autodesk App Store:

ETAP DataX - Autodesk® Revit® interface offers the capability to import Revit Electrical System into ETAP power system software. This smart plugin includes direct communication between ETAP and Revit software and flexible mapping tools in order for users to transform and manipulate data. This tool saves a lot of time by not only allowing for custom mapping of data but also automatically generates an equivalent one-line diagram in ETAP. This one-line diagram utilizes AutoBuild™ layout logic and spacing to quickly start the process of detailed design in ETAP software and perform power system analysis to validate and update the electrical model. The import interface from the Revit software for BIM (Building Information Modeling) provides the designer and engineers with the necessary tools to transfer the model to the ETAP software for performing complete electrical system design and analysis. Learn more about this interface.

Note that use of this plugin requires ETAP 18.0 or higher and DataX - Revit Interface module. Contact ETAP for Pricing.

  • Improve engineering design quality
  • Reduce cost by significantly reducing hours needed to perform system studies
  • Avoid duplicate / incorrect data entry
  • Direct communication with Revit
  • Flexibility to use all ETAP modules for analysis

Key Features
  • Import Revit drawings to ETAP one-line diagram
  • One-line diagram auto-generation
  • Customizable Universal Mapping of components
  • Data range & consistency checking
  • Typical data substitution for missing parameters
  • Use ETAP engineering library data

Revit - ETAP Universal Mapping

ETAP makes use of the information available in Revit for automatically generating a one-line diagram including unlimited sub-systems and populating element properties. Intelligent error checking maintains electrical integrity of ETAP’s element properties during the data exchange process. The universal Mapping tool is used to define direct relations between ETAP’s element properties and Revit’s equipment attributes.

ETAP DataX - Revit Interface

ETAP DataX - Revit Univeral Mapping



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About This Version

Version 1.0.0, 8/30/2018 – Initial Release.



ETAP DataX™ is brought to you by ETAP. It's free.

This add-in is compatible with Revit 2019, 2018, and 2017.

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

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