Thursday, May 23, 2019

Surfboard - Electrical – Automatically Place Families Based on their Parameters

From the Autodesk App Store:

Surfboard – Electrical is an Autodesk® Revit® add-in that uses your Revit families and automatically places them in the Revit model according to the parameters you provide.

Light fixture spacing and placement are calculated from the following inputs:
  • Revit Family and type selection
  • The lumen output value of the fixture
  • Desired foot-candle level
  • Work plane height
  • Coefficients of utilization from the fixture cut sheet

Receptacle placement is done by the following inputs:
  • Revit Family and type selection
  • Receptacles placed are either 6” from the door or N Receptacles evenly spaced on each wall

Light Switches
  • Revit Family and type selection
  • Switches will be placed 6” on the swing side of each door in the space noted

Default Lighting Menu

Lighting Menu and default app screen.

Default Switch Menu

Default Receptacle Menu

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

Read Help Document

About This Version

Version 1.06, 5/17/2019
  • Updated version now includes using spaces as well as room names.
  • Updated logic around initial startup to reduce crash instances

Surfboard - Electrical is brought to you by Kowabunga Studios. It's priced at US $1.00/month.

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

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