January 15, 2018

MEP Services, Fire Safety Components & Builders Work Drawings

Cut Opening logoWe’ve put together a couple of “sneakpeeks” to summarize a webinar we hosted in 2017 about using our Cut Opening tool to, you guessed it, cut openings in a Revit model! In the pair of videos below, you can see the software being used to insert openings for MEP services – including fire safety components – and generate builders work drawings.

How can Cut Opening enhance your Revit workflow?

  • Auto-creation of openings for MEP services
    • Configuration preparation for openings (Opening size, Joining distances, Partial interference)
    • Running interference checks
    • Insertion of openings, combining configuration data and interference check report from Revit
  • Preparation of builders work drawings
    • Shared parameters
    • Tags & schedules
    • Visual representation of holes in structures

  • Special features for fire protection system designers
    • Auto-distribution of fire dampers, collars, sleeves, and boards

So, there’s a brief look at what Cut Opening can do. If you’re already a user, perhaps these can be of help to you. And if you’re not using Cut Opening yet, we invite you to try it out! Take a free trial by downloading our TOOLS4BIM Dock below.

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New to AGACAD? Welcome and thanks for reading! We offer a lot of solutions that make your life in Revit® easier – from Wood & Metal Framing to model management to MEP to Precast.

You’re welcome to take a free trial of any of our BIM software solutions! Just download the TOOLS4BIM Dock (above) for your version of Revit, open Revit, and select the tool you’d like to try out.


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