Thursday, December 26, 2019

AutoCT – Auto Cable Trays; Automatic Containment Sizing for Electrical Circuits

From the Autodesk App Store:

AutoCT is shorthand for Automatic Containment sizing.

Our Autodesk® Revit® add-in automatically routes electrical circuits from start to endpoint along cable tray routes and automatically checks the containment size.

How does the software work?

Using filters created in the model, the software finds the nearest appropriate cable containment to both the start and end of the circuit and finds the path between them.

The cable sizes, cable types, configuration, spacing, etc. can be imported from the model or entered in our cable schedule.

The software gathers the calculated results and displays a 3D view of the fill factors for each containment - easily showing problem areas.

Key Features:
  • The calculation is fast and can easily update with circuit or model changes.
  • The software models circuits as accurately as possible - with options for different wire types, circuit configurations, grouping and methods of support.
  • Works with unconnected cable tray networks - The software can find the nearest appropriate cable tray type and continue its calculations.
  • Error checking is built-in - unconnected networks, zero diameter circuits, circuits with no panels, circuits with no filters, etc.

See the containment sizing results in 3D

Edit Wire Type info. in the Wire Type Dialogue

Model Results view of undersized containment

Manage Circuits in the "Review & Calculate" Dialogue

Manage Model filters with the Filter View

Coming Soon:

Lots of features are on the way. Please get in touch to see what's upcoming and promote the features you want to see!

Read Help Document

About This Version

Version 1.0, 12/16/2019
This is the first release of AutoCT!
We're delighted to be able to release this software. Some of the main features for this first release include:
Create Filters for sizing containment
Manage Circuits in our Circuit Viewer
Manage Wire Types in the Wire Type Tab
Calculate routes for all the containment in the model
View results in 3D
Lots of new features on the way. Please keep an eye out for upcoming releases and get in touch to promote what you want to see!

AutoCT is brought to you by AutoM8. It's priced at US $50.00/month or $500.00/year.

This add-in is compatible with Revit 2020, 2019, and 2018.

Download from the Autodesk App Store »

Questions? Contact the developer »

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