Integrated BIM tools for Revit® users for light-steel framed building design and construction
Metal Framing Suite provides the easiest way to design the main structures of light-steel framed buildings. This powerful and flexible BIM software lets Revit® users design multi-layer, metal-framed walls, floors, and roofs, including prefabricated panels, rafters, and trusses. Plus it generates views with automatic dimensions for wall panels or segments as well as accurate bills of materials and shop drawings.
It’s easy to quickly batch-add, modify, or mark the right elements or parameters, distribute details, flexibly manage openings and connections, and find clashes. Frames dynamically update and adapt, ensuring that shop drawings and cut lists are always accurate. So quality production and accurate assembly on site are ensured.
Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2020, 2019, 2018
AGACAD Metal Framing Suite makes your job in Revit much simpler, faster, and less stressful.
|Metal Framing Suite is ideal for modelling residential facilities and commercial multistory buildings accurately and efficiently. The Multi-Framing feature for copying and updating framing elements and documentation for identical walls, floors and roofs radically reduces the time needed to model large-scale projects. Analytical lines of individual panel frames are inter-connected and aligned in the same plane and can be exported to structural analysis software for further processing to create a full analytical model.||Coordination of BIM teams is greatly enhanced by integrating MF Suite with the Cut Opening BIM Solution, which identifies structural and engineering clashes throughout a Revit® model and creates openings and inserts fire safety components for all MEP services and building structures at the relevant intersections.||Frames created with MF Suite may be exported for production to Howick, Metrol or various other CNC machines or CAD/CAM production lines. Optional CNC export is a major plus for workflow integration, as it eliminates duplicate work and reduces the margin of error|
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Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2020, 2019, 2018
|COMPLETE METAL WALL FRAME CREATION|
Automate light gauge steel wall framing work in Revit® using Metal Framing Wall+. This BIM solution helps you make optimal choices, move much faster, and avoid errors at every BIM stage – from design and documentation to wall panel fabrication and construction.
|WALL & JOIN MANAGEMENT|
Manage walls in Revit®: rapidly disassemble layers into different wall types, fully control joins and gap distances, split walls into separate panels with predefined settings, insert gravity points, and manage information with an export-to-Excel feature.
|FAST FLOOR FRAMING|
Automate metal framing of floors in Revit® projects. Solution Metal Framing Floor+ is powerful, flexible and easy to use. It helps you make better decisions, move much faster and avoid errors at every BIM stage – from design and documentation to segment fabrication and construction.
Floor Panel Layout
|PREFABRICATED FLOOR PANELING|
Takes the architect’s designed floor and automates panel layout planning. The software draws symbolic lines to indicate the future panels according to predefined rules. Then it creates real Revit® floor panels.
|STEEL TRUSS FRAMING IN REVIT®|
Generate light gauge steel truss systems for floors and roofs of any shape, perform structural analysis, and auto-generate shop drawings. Functions of Metal Framing Truss+are versatile, parameters easy to control, and changes occur in real time. It’s a potent BIM workflow booster: no more drafting – just decide and design.
Roof Panel Layout
|PREFABRICATED ROOF PANELING|
Enable easy roof panel planning and splitting into segments for prefabrication, which can then be used in the roof framing process.
for prefabricated panels
|ROOF PANEL FRAMING|
Automate metal framing roof work in Revit® projects. Robust features allow you to efficiently frame metal roofs, complete with roof joists, battens, valley joists, roof boards, and more. Plus, the software automates shop drawings, including sorting, tagging, dimensioning, and scheduling all frames.
for rafter structures
|RAFTER ROOF FRAMING|
Automate metal framing work with rafter roofs in Revit® projects. Powerful, flexible, and easy to use. It helps you make optimal choices, move much faster, and avoid errors at every BIM stage – from design and
|APPLICATION FOR AUTOMATED LOD 400 MODELING IN REVIT®|
Add any number of face-specific intelligent details – which adapt to host-element changes – throughout BIM models.
|PRECISION OPENINGS FOR MEP SERVICES AND BUILDING STRUCTURES|
Create openings with fire safety components throughout a Revit® model where ducts, pipes, cable trays and conduits intersect with walls, floors, roofs, ceilings, beams and columns. Cut Opening creates openings with special holding details for structural beams.
|FLEXIBLE ELEMENT AND GRID RENUMBERING|
Renumber Revit® elements just the way you want, detect and renumber grids, determine swing direction and orientation (and add them as properties), recalculate shared coordinates, and much more.
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Want to find out if this is the right solution for you? Our professionals can help you quickly find out how this software will benefit your design process.
FRAME YOUR PROJECT!
Don’t waste time reading technical documentation, and see that this is the solution for you! Our Expert will frame a part of your project, demonstrate software functionality, and share best practices and the most efficient way of framing, taking into account your current needs.
Duration: 1 hour. Cost: 250$/250€
|You’ll leave the demonstration with:|
– Part of your project already framed;
Developed in compliance with standards and guidelines:
AISI S100-07/S2-10, North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members with Supplement 2. American Iron and Steel Institute, Washington, DC.
AISI S200-07, 2007. North American Standard for Cold-Formed Steel Framing – General Provisions. American Iron and Steel Institute, Washington, DC.
NASH Standard – Residential and Low-rise Steel Framing, Part 1: Design Criteria. 2010.
NASH Standard – Residential and Low-rise Steel Framing, Part 2: Design Solutions. 2010.
Building Enclosure Design Guide– Wood Frame Multi-Unit Residential Buildings. Homeowner Protection Office (HPO), Vancouver, Canada, 2011.
AISI D110-07, Cold-Formed Steel Framing Design Guide, 2nd Edition. American Iron and Steel Institute, Washington, DC.
AISI D100-08, AISI Manual, Cold-Formed Steel Design. American Iron and Steel Institute, Washington, DC.
Pinnacle CNC Machine Specifications
Metroll Manufacturer and Supplier Resources
ClarkDietrich Steel Framing Product Specifications