BIM software for heavy timber post-and-beam framing design, construction, and fabrication in Revit®

Wood Framing OAK lets Revit® users instantly frame mass timber walls, floors, and roofs; create post-and-beam (also called post-and-lintel) framing structures; perform structural analysis; generate custom shop drawings for manufacturing and constructing log houses or heavy timber frame homes; and optionally export to CNC machine.

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.

      Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2021, 2020, 2019

Read the workflow for framing a heavy timber building in Revit using Wood Framing OAK.

  • Set up configurations and standards for creating wall, floor, and roof frames using heavy timbers.
  • Auto-generate truss framing and define detailed, multi-layer rafters in a snap using fully customizable rules and templates.
  • Distribute & manage details for creating plank-and-beam framing connections with cuts common for heavy timber / oak frames using Smart Connections.
  • Easily prepare shop drawings and cut lists with all required views and where elements are dimensioned, sorted, tagged, scheduled, and mass is calculated.
  • Export post-&-beam framing elements and details to a CNC machine or CAD/CAM production line. Read more about CNC Exporters for timber frames in Revit.

POWERFUL FEATURES

Wall+

BIM SOFTWARE FOR EFFICIENT DESIGN OF WOOD-FRAME WALLS

 

Automate timber wall framing in Revit® projects with Wood Framing Wall+. Being 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 wall segment fabrication and construction.

  • Create detailed multilayer timber wall framing for your Revit model in a snap using fully customizable rules and templates
  • Frame multi-story houses 10 times faster than using standard Revit interface
  • Control solid column, stud, nogging, bridging, blocking, bracing placement, diverse openings, configure complex L or T connections, details, service hole positions and more
  • Auto-distribute nailers, siding, and fastenings
  • Create all log house elements and group (pack) / number them automatically
  • Freely revise your Revit model, with simple selection of 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, automatic sorting, dimensioning
  • Perform structural analyses without leaving Revit or export your softwood or hardwood frames to external analysis software at any stage of design process
  • Optional export to any CNC machines and CAD / CAM production lines, such as WEINMANN, Randek, etc.
  

Smart Walls

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
  

Floor+

TIMBER FLOOR FRAMING

 

Automate wood framing of floors in Revit® projects using powerful, flexible and easy to use solution Wood Framing Floors+. 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 wood 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

 

Take the architect’s designed floor and automate panel layout planning. The software Floor Panel Layout 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+

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
  

 

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.

  • 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 – regions. Regions can be created 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
  • 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 help to easily get the needed result. Panels can be split in half, 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+

ROOF PANEL FRAMING

 

Automated creation of prefabricated wood framing and rafter structures for roofs in Revit® models. Powerful features simplify creation of roof joists, battens, valley joists, roof boards, and more. The software automates shop drawings, including the sorting, tagging, dimensioning, and scheduling of all frames.

  • Create your own rules and templates, and use them for creating detailed, multi-layer, timber roof framing in your Revit model.
  • Frame large-sized roofs 10 times faster than using regular Revit features.
  • Control joists, rim joists, nogging, bridging, blocking, and bracing placement.
  • Configure openings, details, service hole positions, and more.
  • Auto-distribute battens, secondary frame, and roofing.
  • Freely revise your Revit model simply by selecting the elements and properties you want to modify.
  • Generate shop drawings and cut lists with just one click. 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 WEINMANN, Randek, etc.
  

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. BIM solution 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 renumbers them after any change in the project
  • Renumbers of any Revit elements (Doors, Windows, Beams, 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 much more
  

Smart Assemblies

SHOP DRAWING GENERATION WITH RELEVANT VIEWS & DIMENSIONS

 

Create views of heavy timber structures – post and beam walls, floors, roofs, solid beams and columns – with automatic dimensions and place them into sheets for easier mass timber construction.

  • 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
  

Smart Connections

AUTOMATED LOD 400 MODELING IN REVIT

 

Insert grout tubes, cast-in plates, anchor bolts, lifting bolts, and cuts on any surface of beams and walls.

  • 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

CLIENT STORIES


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.

Paid Trial

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

  • Revit project with sample families & configurations for designing mass timber framing structures
  • Personal online training (2 hours) + answers to your questions
  • 30-day software trial with technical support

*For more information, see our FAQ page.

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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