Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Metal Framing Truss+ – Steel Roof Truss Wizard

From the AGACAD website:

The Steel Roof Truss Wizard for Revit®

Metal Framing Truss+ gives Revit® users a single robust platform to generate light gauge steel truss systems for roofs of any shape, perform structural analysis, and auto-generate shop drawings. Functions are versatile, parameters easy to control, and changes occur in real time. It’s a potent BIM workflow booster: no more drafting – just decide and design. 

  • Build full metal truss systems in one go with the configurable 3D grid (escaping the limited and time-consuming nature of standard Revit® truss family insertion)
  • Easily assess steel truss options, in economic and engineering terms, to make the best choices
  • Create new parametric uniquely shaped truss families based on model lines and roofs for immediate use in your projects 
  • Freely revise your Revit® model; truss systems update and adapt
  • Get real-time take-offs and views, auto-sorting and dimensioning, and optional export to CNC machines (Howick, Pinnacle, etc.) with C+C and C+U support

Client Story: THORSON BAKER & ASSOCIATES (TBA): “AGACAD software has given substance to our models” 

Compatible with BIM software Autodesk® Revit®, Autodesk® Revit® Architecture, Revit® Structure.

Ideal for architects, structural engineers, and manufacturers of lightweight steel-frame constructions or elements.

Part of the AGACAD Metal Framing Suite, Metal Framing Truss+ is a dynamic set of solutions which leverage the full potential of Revit® and the insights of global BIM experts. Also available separately.

Key features of Metal Framing Truss+:

Initial static structural analysis in Revit® (no need to transfer to Robot Structural Analysis)

Easy creation and adjustment of shop drawing templates

Automatic coping, sorting, and tagging of truss members; calculation of truss volume

Built-in clash detection; also works well with Cut Opening

Quick setup and user-friendly interface with intuitive mouse-driven options

Truss-framing library can be edited and expanded; templates and rules are fully customizable

Configurations save as templates for future reuse with just one click

Coming soon: Wood and Metal Framing Truss+ are going to be augmented with floor trusses

Developed in compliance with standards and guidelines:
  • AISI S100-07/S2-10, North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members with Supplement 2. American Iron and Steel Institute, Washington, DC.
  • AISI S200-07, 2007. North American Standard for Cold-Formed Steel Framing – General Provisions. American Iron and Steel Institute, Washington, DC.
  • NASH Standard - Residential and Low-rise Steel Framing, Part 1: Design Criteria. 2010.
  • NASH Standard - Residential and Low-rise Steel Framing, Part 2: Design Solutions. 2010.
  • Building Enclosure Design Guide– Wood Frame Multi-Unit Residential Buildings. Homeowner Protection Office (HPO), Vancouver, Canada, 2011.
  • AISI D110-07, Cold-Formed Steel Framing Design Guide, 2nd Edition. American Iron and Steel Institute, Washington, DC.
  • AISI D100-08, AISI Manual, Cold-Formed Steel Design. American Iron and Steel Institute, Washington, DC.
  • Pinnacle CNC Machine Specifications
  • Metroll Manufacturer and Supplier Resources
  • ClarkDietrich Steel Framing Product Specifications
  • CEMCO Specifications

  • Speed. Metal Framing Truss+ builds truss systems in seconds. Use your mouse to make changes and use all the neat functions that will help in day-to-day works a lot. Of course, it will also save a lot of money.
  • Completeness. Everything is in one place: system development, its evaluation and documentation. Just jump right into decision making.
  • Easy-to-Use. All functions are comfortably listed in easy to understand menu.

Metal Framing Truss+ 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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