Saturday, June 25, 2016

Greenlee BendWorks Version 2.0

From the Autodesk App Store...

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
  • Accuracy 
    • Able to color code error conduits 
    • Coupling gap information
    • Select the conduit mark tolerance
  • Flexibility 
    • 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
  • Affordable 
    • 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  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*
  • 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).

Conduit cleanup

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.

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