The definitive BIM solution for designing sandwich panel envelopes in Revit®

AGACAD Sandwich Panel brings a collection of powerful features and top-notch automation for efficient modeling, data management, and output. Create coordinated, consistent, and complete model-based designs for paneling, framing, sheathing, detailing, scheduling, and more. Use Sandwich Panels to drive accuracy and timesavings across the project lifecycle.

Sandwich Panel makes design and documentation fast and easy with real-time full project updates in Revit®. Plus it generates views with automatic dimensions for wall or roof panels or segments as well as accurate bills of materials and shop drawings. So quality production and accurate assembly on site are ensured.

Advanced automation and built-in best practices help BIM professionals make optimal choices, move much faster, and avoid errors at every stage – from design and documentation to fabrication and construction.

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. Distribution of sandwich panels dynamically updates and adapts, ensuring that shop drawings and cut lists are always accurate.

      Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2022, 2021, 2020

DESIGN

Sandwich Panels suite is ideal for modelling industrial facilities and commercial multistory buildings accurately and efficiently. The software greatly enhances the workflow by allowing the user to create a database of configurations to account for varying wall and roof types. Each unique detailing and distribution of panels can be saved and re-used any time. Once the modeling is complete, the user can utilize Frame command to auto-generate panels and additional elements.

INTEGRATE

Coordination of BIM teams is greatly enhanced by integrating Sandwich Panels 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.

DOCUMENT

Documentation for the entire building envelope of sandwich panels, supporting framework and fixings can be generated with ease. Views, title blocks, tags, dimensions, and schedules are all produced effortlessly with the Create Assembly command. Drawings with applied graphics settings can be automatically generated for individual panels or entire wall/roof assemblies.



      Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2022, 2021, 2020


POWERFUL FEATURES

Wall+M

Automated light gauge steel wall framing in Revit | AGACAD

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.

  • Create detailed multi-layer metal wall framing for any Revit project using predefined or custom rules and templates; solution supports C+C (incl. C+C Chamfered), C+U (incl. C+U Special) and U+U framing systems.
  • Frame multi-story houses 10 times faster than using standard Revit interface.
  • Easily configure supporting structure, openings, complex L or T connections, details, service hole positions, and more for straight or arched light-frame walls.
  • Automate sheathing layouts.
  • Frame architectural curtain walls with highly detailed elements and curtain panels (including complex fills and internal frames) precisely.
  • Freely revise your Revit model with simple selection of the elements and properties you want to modify; find structural and engineering clashes.
  • Perform structural analyses without leaving Revit at any stage of design process.
  • Generate shop drawings and cut lists with one click; get real-time take-offs and views, auto-sorting and dimensioning, and optional export to any CNC machines (Howick, Metroll, Pinnacle, etc.).

Smart Walls

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.

  • Manage information of all walls in your project.
  • Export filtered, grouped, or selected information (wall parameters) to Excel.
  • Decompose wall layers into separate wall types according to user’s predefined configuration.
  • Fully control joins and gap distances between walls.
  • Insert gravity points.
  • Add additional information about real wall orientation, elevation, or coordinates.
  • Split walls at exact locations by using grid lines, openings, or other walls.
  • Split walls automatically by predefined panel size.

Floor+

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.

  • Auto-generate detailed multilayer floor framing for your Revit model using predefined or custom rules and templates.
  • Frame multi-story houses 10 times faster than using standard Revit interface.
  • Easily control supporting structure, including battens and flooring; distribute details, service holes and more.
  • Automate sheathing layouts.
  • Freely revise your Revit model by easily selecting the elements and properties you want to modify.
  • Find structural and engineering clashes; cut and frame openings according to predefined rules.
  • Perform structural analyses without leaving Revit, or export your steel frames to external analysis software at any stage of design process.
  • Easily prepare shop drawings and cut lists, with all required views, where elements are dimensioned, sorted, tagged, scheduled, and mass calculated.
  • Optional export to any CNC machines and CAD/CAM production lines, such as WEINMANN, Randek, etc.

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.

  • Panel Layout Planning includes functions for better understanding how the floor will be divided. Users can control every division line and automate the division process by predefined rules.
  • From the beginning, the architect’s designed floor can be divided into coarse partitions, or Regions. Regions can be created automatically by using Floor edges and supports (split lines), and also by Generic or System Openings with predefined distances.
  • Regions can be divided into Panels by predefined spacing.
  • Panels can be aligned, modified by selected floor face, and additionally split.
  • Various automated splitting functions facilitate the process: users can split the panels in half, by maximum spacing, by middle to both ends, in middle and to both ends, from first selected, or from both ends.
  • Selected Regions or Panels can be joined, if needed.
  • Creates individual panels for the selected floor face or for the whole floor.
  • These entire floor Panels can later be moved into the new phase through its Properties for better filtering and scheduling.

Truss+

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.

  • Build full metal truss systems in one go with the configurable 3D grid (escaping the limited and time-consuming nature of standard Revit truss family insertion).
  • Easily assess steel truss options, in economic and engineering terms, to make the best choices.
  • Create new parametric, uniquely-shaped truss families based on model lines and roofs for immediate use in your projects.
  • Freely revise your Revit model. Truss systems update and adapt.
  • Get real-time take-offs and views, auto-sorting and dimensioning, and optional export to CNC machines (Howick, Pinnacle, etc.) with C+C and C+U support.

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.

  • Panel Layout Planning functions let you better understand how a roof will be divided. Users can control every division line and can predefine rules to automate the division process.
  • Initially an architectural roof can be divided into coarse partitions, or regions. Regions can be created automatically based on the ends of roof ridges and the bottom ends of valley rafters as well as windows and generic or system openings with predefined distances.
  • Regions can be divided into panels using predefined spacing.
  • Panels can be aligned and modified for an individual roof side or region and additionally split.
  • A variety of automated splitting functions make it easy to get the needed result. Panels can be split in half a variety of ways: by maximum spacing, from the middle to both ends, in the middle and to both ends, from the initially selected end, or from both ends.
  • Selected regions or panels can be joined, if needed.
  • Creates individual panels for the selected roof side or for the whole roof.
  • The full roof panels can later be taken to a new phase via their properties for better filtering and scheduling.

Roof+

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.

  • Create your own rules and templates and use them for detailed, multi-layer, metal roof framing creation in Revit models.
  • Frame large roofs 10x faster than using regular Revit features.
  • Manage joists, rim joists, nogging, bridging, blocking, and bracing placement, and configure openings, details, service hole positions, and more.
  • Auto-distribute battens, secondary frames, and roofing.
  • Revise your Revit model as needed, simply by selecting the elements and properties you want to modify.
  • Track down structural and engineering clashes.
  • Cut and frame openings according to predefined rules.
  • Generate shop drawings and cut lists with just one click. Get real-time take-offs and views, plus automatic sorting and dimensioning.
  • Export to CNC machine.
  • Carry out structural analysis without leaving Revit.

Roof+

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
documentation to fabrication and construction.

  • Automatically split an architectural roof by faces.
  • Create detailed, multi-layer, metal rafter roof framing in a snap for your Revit model using fully customizable rules and templates.
  • Frame an entire roof based on its 3D model including hip/valley rafters, ridges, girders, collars, battens, horizontal beams, sleepers, trimmers, etc.
  • Auto-detect and frame roof openings, and cope ends of existing beams.
  • Freely revise your Revit model by easily selecting the elements and properties you want to modify.
  • Find structural and engineering clashes. Cut and frame openings according to predefined rules.
  • One-click generation of shop drawings and cut lists. Get real-time take-offs and views, plus automatic sorting and dimensioning.
  • Optional export to any CNC machine and CAD/CAM production line, such as Pinnacle, etc.
  • Roof frames and shop drawings update and adapt according to any changes.
  • Perform structural analysis without leaving Revit or export your metal frames to external analysis
    software at any stage of the design process.

Smart Connections

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.

  • Rule-based distribution of details and voids on any element surfaces.
  • Simple insertion of point-based and line-based details.
  • Host-element data can be read and used to modify detail families automatically.
  • Easily rotate/flip details in configuration window to get desired result.
  • Check whether host element has enough solid body for detail to be inserted.
  • Insert details according to gravity point.
  • Insert details at intersection points of other Revit elements.
  • Quick modification and updating of inserted details.
  • Automatically insert details based on a defined configuration name.
  • Smart Assemblies, used for workshop drawings, recognizes changes made by Smart Connections.

Smart Assemblies

SHOP DRAWING GENERATION WITH RELEVANT VIEWS & DIMENSIONS

Create views of walls, floors, roofs with automatic dimensions and place them into sheets.

  • Automatic addition of all hosted elements to an assembly.
  • Use various templates to automatically create views and place them on a sheet template.
  • Auto-generate schedules based on schedule templates.
  • Rule-based creation of dimensions with notes in selected views.
  • Create multiple assemblies with defined configurations in a single click.
  • Easily check, update, edit, change dimensioning configurations of selected assemblies.
  • Update assemblies based on project changes.
  • Select/find/isolate primary and secondary assemblies.
  • Find changes in assemblies due to new hosted details.
  • Insert details/cuts on all assemblies of the same type with one click.

Cut Opening

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.

  • Automatically creates openings where ducts, pipes, cable trays or conduits intersect walls, floors, roofs, ceilings, beams or columns.
  • Automatically adds openings with predefined sizes in accordance with MEP line based element sizes, categories and system classifications.
  • Automatically joins openings with predefined configurations.
  • Automatically inserts Fire Dampers where ducts clash with walls, floors, ceilings or roofs with fire rating.
  • Automatically inserts structural openings for separated architectural and structural models.
  • Enhance BIM-team work and deliverables for integrated project delivery (IPD).

Sort Mark

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.

  • Detects grid geometry and automatically renumbers them after any project change.
  • Renumbers of any Revit elements (Doors, Windows, Columns, Pipes, etc.) in a number of different ways.
  • Writes swing direction for the doors into the door’s properties.
  • Writes flip/mirror orientation for the selected elements.
  • Creates new shared parameters, recalculates shared X, Y, Z coordinates.
  • Possibility to save numbering settings under the separate name.
  • Possibility to sort elements in Ascending/Descending order, and many more functions.

Smart Views

MAKING VIEWS & PLACING DIMENSIONS FAST IN REVIT®

Get sections and elevation drawings for any building element easily using functions that create views and dimensions for selected elements quickly.

  • Uses configurations instead of manual work
  • Crops views to the element size
  • Creates automatic dimensions based on defined configurations
  • Applies view templates to all new views
  • Creates the number of views you set in the configurations for multiple selected elements
  • Renames views based on configurations
  • Apply dimensioning rules to any Revit view or selected elements in view

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.

30-Day Trial

To properly assess the software, you’ll need sample families, sample configurations, and personal training with our engineers. For that we offer 30-day Trial* that includes:

  • Revit project with sample families & configurations for designing buildings with sandwich panels
  • Personal online training (1 hour) + answers to your questions
  • 30-day software trial with technical support

*For more information, see our FAQ page.

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