Integrated design and creation of holes in Revit® models

Learn about Cut Opening features that let Revit users avoid repetitive tasks and create more accurate BIM models.

  • Cut Opening uses Revit’s element clash report. It reads the external HTML file where all necessary information is written – information about two clashing elements, their elevations and coordinates. After review and some changes, it saves clashes in an XML file for the future work.

  • The MEP engineer forms an XML file that has all the data needed to insert openings into an architectural or structural file. The architect or structural engineer can insert openings with just one click and can also accept or decline openings if needed.

  • This BIM solution inserts openings according Revit® “Interference Check Data” results. Cut Opening supports all line-based MEP elements (Ducts, Pipes, Cable Trays and Conduits) as well as structural elements (Walls, Floors, Ceilings, Roofs, Beams and Columns).
  • Cut Opening has predefined configurations of openings’ shapes, sizes, joining offsets that are dependent on the size of MEP elements.

  • This application is divided into segments to fit all users’ needs. One user could define different configurations for different MEP element categories and system classifications. Cut Opening supports the following element categories and system classifications:
    • Duct (rectangular, round, oval)
    • Pipe
      • Fire Protection (supports Fire Protection Dry, Fire Protection Other, Fire protection Pre-Action, and Fire Protection Wet system classifications)
      • Plumbing (supports Domestic Cold Water and Domestic Hot Water system classifications)
      • Sanitary (supports Sanitary and Vent system classifications)
      • Hydronic (supports Hydronic Supply and Hydronic Return system classifications)
      • Other (supports Other and all additionally created system classifications)
    • Cable tray
    • Conduit
    • Fittings

  • Cut Opening lets the user define offsets of openings depending on element size, category, and system classification.

  • Cut Opening lets the user define the joining distance between several openings depending on element size, category, and system classification.

  • Cut Opening works with linked files. An architectural/structural project can be linked to an MEP project or vice versa.

  • Cut Opening creates openings for Structural Framing category, for example, beam pockets.

  • Cut Opening works with IFC files. MEP objects can be link imported into the current Revit model where real elements are placed.

  • Cut Opening enables users to control openings. Revit elements are conveniently grouped together in a tree where the user can filter them by any configurable criterion, such as category, level, or other parameter.

  • Cut Opening enables users to inspect a model using dynamic section boxes, see the elements in a model by selecting the rows in the dialog window, see elements by ID, isolate, hide, etc.

  • Automatically inserts Fire Dampers where ducts clash with walls, floors, ceilings, or roofs that have a fire rating.

  • Cut Opening inserts Structural Openings in structural walls in cases when architectural walls, windows, and doors are separated from the structural walls.

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