Posts from "Cut Opening Free" category

March 31, 2021

Copying Revit Parameters into Openings with Cut Opening [ENHANCED FEATURE]

Our Cut Opening BIM Solution does more than just create openings in Revit models. Among its other useful functions is one that lets you transfer parameter values into an opening element from the elements to which it belongs. For example, you can transfer parameters like System Name, Type, Classification, and Service Type.

Sometimes, though, that doesn’t cut it, and you need more information to be transferred.

That’s where the latest update Cut Opening comes in. Now you can copy all parameter values from a host (structural element) into the parameters of openings. The same goes for MEP elements: you can copy all parameter values from them into openings’ parameters.

So, if you need to copy the mark of, say, a wall into an opening or any information about an MEP service into an opening, you can do that with no problem using Cut Opening.

In this blogpost, we’ll look at how to do it in both the structural and MEP situations.

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July 16, 2020

Approved, Declined, or Not Yet Reviewed? How to make openings change color in Revit [FREE DOWNLOAD]

The advent of 3D design and BIM put a new spin on MEP coordination: resolving clashes between elements in a model instead of lines in a drawing. MEP engineers working 2D have to imagine piping or ductwork in their heads while making drawings that then need to be checked for viability by the structural designer or perhaps even on-site by the builder. BIM integrates MEP and structural design so that architects, structural & MEP engineers know in advance exactly where MEP elements will be placed during the construction phase, enabling them to create precise models and schedules. Nonetheless, MEP runs still need to be checked to ensure structural integrity and constructability, and that’s a very time-consuming procedure requiring a lot of attention to produce the desired result, error-free.

Fortunately, there is a way to dramatically increase productivity in this area. AGACAD’s Cut Opening BIM software not only inserts openings in your projects where MEP elements intersect structural elements but also facilitates coordination between different disciplines and engineers working on the same project. When openings are created, each has its own parameters to mark whether it is acceptable or not, and, with the Opening control window, you can check the parameters of every single opening in your project that was inserted with our Cut Opening tool. What’s more, the control window allows you to create a dynamic section box that will move the section box in your 3D view directly to the opening selected in the table, making it easier to locate and check openings requiring review.

In addition to the features above, the opening families we provide with Cut Opening are available for any user modifications. It’s possible to add things such as sleeves or collars to their geometry, add parameters, and change their representation according to company needs or country codes. We encourage users to take full advantage of the flexibility that Cut Opening brings.

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April 30, 2020

Cut Opening: Making Penetration Holes in Revit [WEBINAR]

This free 30-minute webinar on May 12th will be an advanced tutorial about making penetration holes for ducts, pipes, conduit, cable trays, and beams in Revit® efficiently and how to control their parameters using our Cut Opening BIM Solution.

The result you’ll see is a structural project with openings in the walls and floors for various MEP elements from a linked file and with user pre-defined offsets. All openings will be tagged to provide information about their size, shape, elevation, and dependence on the MEP system.

MEP engineers, MEP coordinators, structural engineers, architects, and BIM managers – we hope you’ll sign up. The webinar will be held twice, so please register for the session that’s more convenient for you.

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March 31, 2020

Cut Opening 101: Making penetration holes in Revit [WEBINAR]

In this free 30-minute webinar we’ll give an expert-level tutorial on how to create penetration holes for ducts, pipes, conduit, cable trays, and beams and how to control their parameters in a Revit® project using our Cut Opening BIM Solution. The result you’ll see is a structural project with openings in the walls and floors for various MEP elements from a linked file and with user pre-defined offsets. All openings will be tagged to provide information about their size, shape, elevation, and dependence on the MEP system.

The webinar will be held twice on April 7th, so please register for the session that’s more convenient for you. It’s especially for MEP engineers & coordinators, structural engineers, architects, and BIM coordinators. Join us!

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January 16, 2020

Webinar Wrap-up: Cutting openings for structural & MEP in Revit

Thanks to all who participated in our webinar in December about making structural & MEP openings in Revit.

If you didn’t get to see the full webinar or want to review it, head over to our YouTube channel to watch it. While there, please subscribe to our channel!

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September 26, 2019

WEBINAR: Cut Opening overview: Openings for MEP Systems in Revit

In this webinar we will go through the process of creating openings and controlling their parameters in a Revit project using the Cut Opening BIM Solution. We’ll also show how the control window and shared parameters of opening files facilitate team collaboration.

Join our webinar on October 16th, and see the fast, precise, and easily modifiable results you can get with Cut Opening.

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October 16, 2018

Webinar Wrap-up: Cut Opening 101 – Creating holes in your Revit project

Thanks to all who attended our webinar about Cut Opening. If you missed out, never fear, the recording is here. Head on over to our AGACAD webinar playlist on YouTube.

The webinar showed how to use Cut Opening to make openings for MEP services, fire protection components (NFPA, ISO/AS), beams, and doors & windows when the architectural model is linked. Here’s a sneakpeek.

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March 16, 2017

Cut Opening collaboration improvements for Revit® users

Cut Opening software was created as a REVIT tool to aid in collaborating between different parts of the project regarding openings. This collaboration is driven by .xml files that contain information about opening position, opening size, opening joining distnce, services that openings contain, etc. Now we have added new communication parameters that allow users to share their ideas straight in the model.

The new parameters for collaboration have been added to families. Users can write comments and approve or decline the openings. And of course it keeps track of who added the comments. Read more »

February 8, 2017

New Cut Opening Revit® families are available. Now it’s possible to use your own opening families

We’ve been working on new Cut Opening REVIT families. Previously, we only had Rectangular and Round Void Openings. Now we’ve added Rectangular and Round Solid Openings, and Round openings with Fire Sleeves. On top of that, we’ve created the possibility of using any opening family from your computer. We’ve transferred lots of needed parameters from services and more. Read this article and discover all the new and great changes in Cut Opening families.

  • It’s possible to use any opening families.

Openings should be placed here:


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November 24, 2016

New Cut Opening Version Released. Missing functionality has been implemented (Part 1)

We’ve just released a new version of Cut Opening with lots of new features. Some of them were implemented together with our customers from Clancy Consulting and Mott MacDonald teams. You can read the short descriptions down below.

Flexibility

Gary Royle @ Clancy Consulting

“We would like to use round holes for cable trays but can’t seem to change. Is this possible?? In answer to your question, it is felt that it is cheaper to create a circular opening in a piece of steel than it is to create a rectangular hole. Therefore for small cable trays such as 50mm x 30mm it is felt that it would be cheaper to create a circular hole of around 75mm diameter.”

We opened the possibility to add round openings for all rectangular MEP objects (Ducts, Cable Trays).

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