BIM software for efficiently designing cross-laminated timber walls, floors and roofs in Revit®
Wood Framing CLT lets Revit® users instantly create cross-laminated timber floor, roof slabs and wall panels of any shape or complexity. Functions are versatile, parameters easy to control, and changes occur in real time. No more drafting – just design and decide, knowing you’ll get a high-quality model.
Plus the software generates views with automatic dimensions for panels or segments as well as accurate bills of materials and shop drawings. So quality production and accurate assembly on site are ensured.
Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2023, 2022, 2021
Connectors, cuts, supports, and other details can be distributed based on predefined rules or connection types. They can then be modified or updated to suit the project design stage and the level of detail required. CLT panels and connections can be modified and updated whenever the project is changed. Dynamic update functionality can make changes to CLT panels of the same type at once.
CLT panels in the project can be easily marked based on their properties and locations in the structure model. And information for fabrication can be automatically generated with all desired views, schedules, and drawings for each CLT panel or panel layout.
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Wood Framing CLT
EFFICIENT DESIGN OF CROSS LAMINATED TIMBER FRAMES
Automate CLT projects in Revit® from design and documentation to structural segment fabrication and construction.
- Instantly create cross-laminated timber floor, roof slabs and wall panels for your Revit model using fully customizable rules and templates.
- Control CLT panel size and placement, frame openings, add and configure complex L or T connections, fasteners, service hole positions and more.
- Auto-distribute required additional layers, to create detailed multilayer wall, floor & roof framing with CLT panels like timber main or secondary frames, nailers, siding/flooring/roofing and sheathing.
- Distribute smart and complex connections for walls, floors, and roofs, like connection joists, dovetails, half-lap joins, etc. automatically according to predefined rules.
- Freely revise your Revit model, with simple selection of the elements and properties you want to modify.
- CLT panels and the layout of frame elements and fasteners can be modified and updated whenever the project is changed. Dynamic update functionality can make changes to CLT panels of the same type at once.
- Automatically sort and renumber Revit elements (CLT Panels, Structural Framing, Structural Connection elements and more) in various ways and add additional information to selected elements.
- Easily prepare shop drawings and cut lists, with all required views, where CLT panels and other needed elements are dimensioned, sorted, tagged, scheduled, and mass calculated.
- Get sections and elevation drawings for any building element easily using functions that create views and dimensions for selected elements quickly.
- Optional export to any CNC machines and CAD/CAM production lines, such as WEINMANN, Randek, etc.
PRECISE 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. BIM solution Cut Opening creates openings with special holding details for structural beams.
- Find structural and engineering clashes; cut openings according to predefined rules.
- Automatically add openings with predefined sizes in accordance with MEP line based element sizes, categories and system classifications.
- Automatically join openings with predefined configurations.
- Automatically insert Fire Dampers where ducts clash with walls, floors, ceilings or roofs with fire rating.
- Automatically insert structural openings for separated architectural and structural models.
- Enhance BIM-team work and deliverables for integrated project delivery (IPD).
Floor Panel Layout
PREFABRICATED FLOOR PANELING
Take the architect’s designed floor and automate panel layout planning. The feature Floor Panel Layout draws symbolic lines to indicate the future panels according to predefined rules. Then it creates real Revit® floor panels.
- Better understand how the floor will be divided. Automate the division process by predefined rules and control every division line.
- From the beginning, the architect’s designed floor can be divided into coarse partitions, or Regions. Create regions 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.
- 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 using various automated splitting functions that facilitate the process.
- Join selected regions or panels, if needed.
- Create 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 their Properties for better filtering and scheduling.
Roof Panel Layout
PREFABRICATED ROOF PANELING
Plan roof panels easily and split them into segments for prefabrication which can then be used in the roof framing process.
- Better understand how a roof will be divided. Predefine rules to automate the division process and control every division line.
- Initially an architectural roof can be divided into coarse partitions – regions automatically on the basis of roof ridge ends and valley rafter bottom ends as well as windows and generic or system openings with predefined distances.
- Divide regions 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 help to easily get the needed result.
- Join selected regions or panels, if needed.
- Create 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.
WALL & JOIN MANAGEMENT
A powerful add-on for managing walls in Revit®, letting you 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.
TIMBER-BASED TRUSS FRAMING
Generate wood truss systems instantly, perform structural analysis, and auto-generate shop drawings tailored to your standards. Functions are versatile, parameters are easy to control, and changes occur in real time.
- Build full 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 options – such as wooden truss framing – in economic, structural or systemic terms, to make the best decisions.
- Create new parametric uniquely shaped truss families based on model lines and roofs for immediate use in your projects.
- Freely revise your Revit model; update and adapt truss systems.
- Get real-time take-offs and views, automatic creation of shop drawings and cut lists, and easy export to CNC machines.
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Developed in compliance with standards and guidelines:
Eurocode 5: Design of timber structures – Part 1-1: General – Common rules and rules for buildings (EN 1995-1-1:2004: E)
Standards Australia AS 1684.2-2010 Residential timber-framed construction
Standards Australia AS 1720.1-2010 Timber structures – Design methods
New Zealand Standard ZS 3604:2011 / Timber Framed Buildings
CWC (Canadian Wood Council) Wood Design Manual including CSA O86 Standard and CWC Commentary on CSA O86 (2010).
National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction (NDS 2015). American Forest and Paper Association (AF&PA). American Wood Council, Washington DC, 2015.
The Encyclopedia of Trusses. Alpine Engineered Products, Inc., 2003.
Truss Design Procedures and Specifications for Light Metal Plate Connected Wood Trusses / TPIC – 2014. Truss Plate Institute of Canada (TPIC), 2014.
Using Narrow Pieces of Wood Structural Panel Sheathing in Wood Shear Walls. American Plywood Association (APA), The Engineered Wood Association, Tacoma, Washington, 2005.
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