Saturday, September 23, 2017

Cut Opening – Precision Openings for MEP Services and Building Structures

From the AGACAD website:

BIM software to create precision openings for MEP services and building structures

Cut Opening creates openings with fire safety components throughout a Revit® model where ducts, pipes, cable trays and conduits intersect with walls, floors, roofs, ceilings, beams and columns. Cut Opening creates openings with special holding details for structural beams. You get much faster design and drawings and increased precision to ensure accurate bills of materials and builders work.

The software lets MEP engineers define and reserve holes which structural engineers and architects can review, revise if needed, and validate. It then automatically inserts openings with fire safety components into the architectural or structural model. It does so based on openings’ locations and types of clashes with building structures, as well as the predefined sizes and joining intervals for ducts, pipes, cable trays and conduits.

Client Story:

Mott MacDonald: “With AGACAD Cut Opening we can achieve the best outcomes for our clients”

Compatible with Autodesk® Revit®, Revit® Architecture / Structure / MEP, Building Design Suite. 

Cut Opening is useful to any company that works in civil, structural and architectural spheres. 

Cut Opening defines and reserves spaces in Revit® models for ducts, pipes, cable trays, and conduits. Structural engineers and architects can then review, revise, and create the approved holes with just one click. Suitable openings are designed automatically based on the location and types of clashes, predefined cut offsets, joining intervals, clashing intervals detected for MEP elements in current, linked, or IFC files.

Cut Opening inserts Fire Dampers in accordance with information from clash detection and structural elements’ fire rating. This application for Revit inserts structural openings to structural walls in cases when architectural walls, windows, and doors are separated from the structural walls.

  • Automatically creates openings where ducts, pipes, cable trays or conduits intersect walls, floors, roofs, ceilings, beams or columns;
  • Automatically adds openings with predefined sizes in accordance with MEP line based element sizes, categories and system classifications;
  • Automatically joins openings with predefined configurations;
  • Automatically inserts Fire Dampers where ducts clash with walls, floors, ceilings or roofs with fire rating;
  • Automatically inserts structural openings for separated architectural and structural models;
  • Enhance BIM-team work and deliverables for integrated project delivery (IPD).

Cut Opening is an advanced solution for opening creation in Revit® Model based on best international practices and the experience of top Revit users. This Revit extension detects clashes between current, linked or IFC files and inserts required openings to the model. Structural openings can be added to separated architectural and structural models, as well as fire dampers to ducts clashing with walls with fire rating.

Cut Opening is capable of working with Structural Framing category!

Cut Opening is brought to you by AGACAD. Pricing was not known at press time.

This add-in is compatible with Revit 2018, 2017, and 2016.

There's more information available on the AGACAD website.

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