Wednesday, May 3, 2017

SMARTreview APR – Automatic Code Compliance Checking

From the Autodesk App Store:

Determining compliance with building codes is a difficult and demanding task that requires design expertise as well as familiarity with a complex and extensive code document.

SMARTreview APR™ software greatly simplifies the task by integrating it into the design process, placing code information at your fingertips, rigorously applying rules to automatically check provisions of the code, while documenting the subsections that are checked, and why they passed or failed. A designer can move much more quickly to a compliant solution with confidence that the permitting process will go smoothly.

Here is an example of the architecture view of APR results.

APR encourages an interactive and iterative workflow. It can be used at the beginning of a project to assist in decisions about site plan design and construction type, or later stages when determining fire-resistance requirements, designing for means of egress, or even to determine when a project is ready to submit for the building permit. Try out alternatives to see what combinations pass and what combinations fail. Get answers fast and be confident that your ultimate design is compliant and is ready for the building permit.

The SMARTreview APRTM provides the following benefits:
  • A complete design submittal that is code compliant
  • extensive explanations of how the chapters and sections of the IBC® apply to your design
  • enhanced building code knowledge and collaboration on your building projects
  • a more timely acceptance and approval of your plans
  • improved building safety and performance
  • reduced costs associated with design, plan review, and occupancy
  • a more timely building commissioning and occupancy

Here is an example of the IBC® results from an APR analysis.

Here is an example of configuring Occupant Load

Visualization of APR Failures in 3D

To get free 30-days trial. Please complete the registration process at

The Username and Password are the values that you use to log into the SMARTreview Customer Web Portal. The Order Number is the order number that is associated with your license. The Order Number is sent to you in an email after you activate your license. If you can not find your Order Number, you can always view it in the SMARTreview Customer Web Portal under your Account information.

About This Version

Version 1.0.6323.24868, 5/3/2017 – Initial release. Implementation of portions of IBC® Chapters 5,6,7,8,10.

The SMARTreview APR add-in is brought to you by SMARTreview. It's priced at 40.00 USD per month, with academic pricing at 10.00 USD per month.

This add-in is compatible with Revit 2017.

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

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