Sunday, September 24, 2017

Wood Framing Floor+ – “Turbocharger for Timber Frame Floors”

From the AGACAD website:

Revit® Turbocharger for Timber Frame Floors

Wood Framing Floor+ automates wood framing work with floors in Revit® projects. It's powerful, flexible and easy to use. It helps you make better decisions, move much faster and avoid errors at every BIM stage – from design and documentation to segment fabrication and construction. 

  • Auto-generate detailed multilayer floor framing for your Revit model using predefined or custom rules and templates 
  • Frame multi-story houses 10 times faster than using standard Revit interface
  • Easily control supporting structure, including battens and flooring; distribute details, service holes and more 
  • Automate sheathing layouts 
  • Freely revise your Revit model by easily selecting the elements and properties you want to modify 
  • Find structural and engineering clashes; cut and frame openings according to predefined rules 
  • Easily prepare shop drawings and cut lists, with all required views, where elements are dimensioned, sorted, tagged, scheduled, and mass calculated 
  • Optional export to any CNC machines and CAD/CAM production lines, such as WEINMANN, Randek, etc.
  • Floor frames update and adapt according to any changes 
  • Perform structural analyses without leaving Revit or export your wood frames to external analysis software at any stage of design process 

Client Story

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

Compatible with BIM software Autodesk® Revit®, Revit® Architecture, Revit® Structure, and Building Design Suite.

Ideal for architects, structural engineers, and manufacturers of timber-frame houses or other wood constructions.

Part of the AGACAD Wood Framing Suite, a dynamic set of solutions which leverage the full potential of Revit and the insights of global BIM experts, which is also available separately.

Selected additional Wood Framing Floor+ features:

Automated modeling of floor's wood framing members including joists, battens, bridging, blockings, rims, noggings, and more

Fully scalable: from simple structures to complex multi-level buildings; irregular floor shapes

Easy transfer framing elements between same groups or identical walls in different levels of buildings by predefining what elements building designer is going to affect: all walls from the same model group, from the instance model group, or selected wall should be unique in the building

Framing types easily linked with floor types; can be preset for bearing or non-bearing floors

Complex multi-layer floor framing: unlimited number of layers

Automated details (support clips, hangers, web stiffeners, service holes, etc.) on bridgings, blockings and rim joists

Alignment of joists across floor segments and between floors and walls

Floor frame can be modified any time and supplemented with additional members

Sheathing layouts can be easily generated and split by existing joists

Built-in clash detection between structural and engineering objects; automated floor openings and flexible framing around it

Library with main types of floor framing can be edited and expanded

Automatic sorting, tagging, dimensioning and scheduling (including mass) of all frames and sheathing layouts

Shop drawing views and schedules are added automatically to the sheets according to user predefined template

All templates and rules are fully customizable; framing sheathing and shop drawing configurations can be saved for the future projects and shared between company team members

Easy setup, user-friendly interface with intuitive mouse-driven options

Optional CNC output (Hundegger, Randek, Weinmann, ...) to joinery machines and multi panels production lines enables your model data to be automatically exported to manufacturing

Developed in compliance with standards and guidelines:
  • Eurocode 5: Design of timber structures – Part 1-1: General – Common rules and rules for buildings (EN 1995-1-1:2004: E)
  • Standards Australia AS 1684.2-2010 Residential timber-framed construction
  • Standards Australia AS 1720.1-2010 Timber structures - Design methods
  • New Zealand Standard NZS 3604:2011 / Timber Framed Buildings
  • CWC (Canadian Wood Council) Wood Design Manual including CSA O86 Standard and CWC Commentary on CSA O86 (2010).
  • National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction (NDS 2015). American Forest and Paper Association (AF&PA). American Wood Council, Washington DC, 2015.
  • The Encyclopedia of Trusses. Alpine Engineered Products, Inc., 2003.
  • Truss Design Procedures and Specifications for Light Metal Plate Connected Wood Trusses / TPIC – 2014. Truss Plate Institute of Canada (TPIC), 2014.
  • Using Narrow Pieces of Wood Structural Panel Sheathing in Wood Shear Walls. American Plywood Association (APA), The Engineered Wood Association, Tacoma, Washington, 2005.

  • Saves Lots of Time. Wood Framing Floor+ is built for quick project development. Standardized and automated floor framing, and shop drawing generation enables users to jump over a few major steps in building design.
  • Shop Drawings on the Go. Shop drawings are produced almost at the same time you frame your first floor. It is easy to make templates allowing user to forget about this process. Check whether everything is alright in the end, adjust a few things and you’re ready to deliver your project.
  • Easily Operated User Interface. Everything in Wood Framing Floor+ is a mouse click away. Choose what needs to be modified, and click the function, which is comfortably listed in user-friendly menu. Workflow was tested with professional engineers who helped to optimize and find the perfect solution for you.

Wood Framing Floor+ 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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