Monday, November 26, 2018

Greenlee BendWorks® v3.1.616

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 3.1.616, 11/22/2018
  • Custom Run Naming: Change individual conduit run names during the multi-split process
  • Smarter Back-to-Back Bend Logic: Updated back-to-back bend logic makes Bendworks even smarter and easier to use when modeling back-to-back bends. 
  • Improved Cut Mark Values: Improved accuracy of the first mark cut value
  • Output File Conduit Labels Order: Updated the order of before and after conduit labels in the CSV and TXT files for accuracy.
  • Multi-Split Error Checking: Refined error checking in multi-split feature to eliminate inconsistencies
  • Enhanced Accuracy for 360-degree Angles: Updated the rounding associated with the 360-degree maximum angle error to improve accuracy
  • Updated Feedback Interface: Feedback in message windows have been revised for clarity  
  • Improved Error Feedback: Enhanced graphical output for select errors and warnings provides more information
  • Error Codes Linked to Help File: Error codes now include hyperlinks that lead to detailed explanations and solutions from our updated help files.
  • Enhanced Check and Export: The Conduit check and export option now also checks for pre-process errors along with process errors.


The sample Greenlee conduit rvt files are provided within the installer and can be found under the following path


The Building Information Modeling (BIM) process is still new to many electrical contractors.  BendWorks® was designed to help electrical contractors adopt this new process easily.  BendWorks® allows smooth information transferring between 3D electrical modelers and the electrical prefabrication shop or foreman on the jobsite. BendWorks® is a first of its kind add-in software application for Autodesk® Revit® and Revit® MEP that helps designers more efficiently optimize electrical conduit runs.  BendWorks® ensures that all conduit runs are error-free and export-ready for prefabrication or on-site bending with most Greenlee benders, saving time and reducing the cost for the electrical contractor.

Conduit runs may then be processed using BendWorks® splitting tools. Segmentation of conduit can start from either the beginning or end of a run, or it may be automatically chosen to optimize which method is better for eliminating cuts. Upon segmenting the run, couplings are auto-inserted, and unique identification marks are assigned to each segment. Segment lengths default to 10 feet, but this may be manually overridden.

Error Checking
  • *NEW* Three types of error checking; setting, pre-process, process, & warning
  • *NEW* Color code error conduits per error type
  • *NEW* Adjust maximum bend angles and a total distance of conduit run
  • Minimum bend radii
  • Back-to-back minimum distance between bends
  • Tail-end minimum distance
  • Auto-ranging of conduit diameters by bender
  • Maximum 360° of bends per run

Material Optimization
  • *NEW* Updated logic that maximizes conduit utilization
  • *NEW* Automatically align couplings for normal, staggered or in-line style
  • Line up couplings in parallel run by using 'Align couplings'
  • Added minimum conduit length information
  • Optimizes conduit runs for fewest cuts and segments

Waste Reduction
  • *NEW* Offer split conduit logic that makes jobsite installation easier
  • Reduces the conduit bone pile and workflow inefficiencies

Bill of Material Accuracy
  • *NEW* Save manual and machine files in separate locations
  • Input the coupling gap information
  • Provides output files of required conduit length and removes the guesswork from conduit bill of material

Quality Control and Assurance
  • Retains run information automatically during changes
  • Details output of conduit segments with a unique identification for traceability on the jobsite

Automated Calculations for Bending Operator
  • *NEW* Provide two conduit cut values in output files
  • Greenlee bender-specific output files provide bending instructions and reduce operator error

Fully Integrated with Autodesk® Revit® and Autodesk® Revit® MEP
  • Supports collaboration between multiple design users, and allowing for compatibility back and forth between Autodesk® Revit® and BendWorks™

Autodesk and Revit are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., in the USA and other countries.

BendWorks® outputs critical data on each conduit segment, such as size & type, bender assigned, and locations of bends, into .CSV files. These files may be electronically transferred to programmable Greenlee benders (1055 AutoBend 3D & 855GX) to ensure accuracy in fabrication. For traditional, non-programmable benders, conduit segment data may be output into .TXT files that can be printed and used as a comprehensive guide to correctly mark and bend each piece.

List of compatible Greenlee benders:
  • 1055 AutoBend 3D*
  • 855GX**
  • 854DX
  • 555C
  • 555CX
  • 555DX
  • 555
  • 855
  • 854
  • 853
  • 881
  • 882

* denotes programmable, automatic bender

 ** denotes programmable bender

Note:  This app uses a custom installer (and not the standard App Store installer).

Trial Description

30-Day Full Trial: Downloading this application will grant full access to all features and functionality for 30 days. Upon expiration of the trial, licenses may be purchased from the Greenlee storefront  The subscription is available for monthly and annually auto-renewal as well as single and a five (5) licenses group pack for better pricing.

Read Help Document

Greenlee BendWorks® is brought to you by Greenlee Textron Inc. Pricing was not known at press time.

This add-in is compatible with Revit 2019, 2018, 2017, and 2016.

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

No comments: