Thursday, January 19, 2017

Egan Space Planning

From the Autodesk App Store:

App for Autodesk® Revit® that imports a text file program into re-sizable Cubes that can be arranged as desired, and then draws walls around the Cubes and places rooms.

What you can expect from the Egan Space Planning application:


The app is intended to help the user work in an intuitive and graphic way during early design. It allows for multiple rapid, lightweight iterations and reduces repetition and tedium in plan development. Help keep track of program spaces during the design process and provides constant, graphic display of program reconciliation. The app also provides a rudimentary bubble diagram at each step along the way.

See “Usage” below for expanded information on the following sections.

Import Space Program Into App

The app will import a user-defined space program in CSV format. Changes to the program can easily be made and re-imported.

Import page

Program Imported and Cubes Placed

3D View

3D View Closeup

Assign Family Types To Each Department

Once the program has been imported, you can assign Family Types, or Colors, to each Department. The app has 18 predefined colors, but an unlimited number can be added. Also, the Department and color mapping can be saved and reused on subsequent projects.

Map Departments/ Colors

Draw Cubes

Draw Cubes

Draw Cubes In Project

The app draws “Cubes,” arranged by Department, and pre-sized according to the Target Area of the program. The Cube is assigned the Room Name, Department, and Target Area, and will retain this information for the remainder of the process.

Cube Shapes

 Arrange Cubes As Desired

The Cubes can be arranged as desired by the user. The app draws rectangular Cubes that can be stretched as desired and can also be swapped for other shapes, including L, T and U-shapes, a one-side-angled shape and a four-sided free form Adaptive Component shape. Cubes can be moved up or down to other levels.

Draw Walls Around Cubes And Place Revit® Rooms

When the arrangement is satisfactory, the app will draw walls around the Cubes, remove overlapping walls and place a Revit® Room corresponding to each Cube. At this point, the Room Name, Department and Target Area of the Cube are transferred to the Room.

Walls Closeup

Continue Development

Depending on office workflow, project requirements and type of startup Template used, the walls and rooms can be further developed in the current project, or they can be Copy/Pasted to another project.

Space Planning Quick Start

The app provides sample projects, families and view templates to help the user get started.

Trial Information

The trial download provides a 30-day, full-functioning version of the app. After this time, you will need to purchase a one-year subscription license in order to continue using the app.

About This Version

Version 2017.0.1.10353, 1/18/2017 – Updated for Revit® 2017

The Egan Space Planning add-in is brought to you by Egan BIM Resources. Pricing starts at 400.00 USD per seat.

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

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

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