Wood Framing BIM software for prefabricated timber frame system design in Revit®: structural engineering, detailing & documentation

Top Revit® users call AGACAD’s Wood Framing Suite the most powerful and flexible BIM software on the market for designing timber-framed walls, floors and roofs. That includes specialized framing solutions for buildings designed with structural insulated panels (SIPs), cross-laminated timber (CLT), or heavy timber (also called massive timber or post-and-beam. We call it OAK).

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

With our Revit-based timber framing software, it’s easy to quickly batch-add, modify or mark just the right elements or parameters, distribute hardware and fastener details, manage openings and connections, and find clashes. Frames dynamically update and adapt if modifications are made, ensuring that shop drawings and cut lists are always accurate.

Architects using our timber framing Revit extensions can quickly frame out a rough 3D model, allowing key decisions to be made early on in the project design. With our BIM software, all you need to do is set the configurations and the tool builds the model for you. Forget about manually drawing every plate, stud, joist, girder, rafter and truss. Structural engineers – since it’s a BIM model, shop drawings are automatically generated, and if, say, a framed opening needs to be modified, shop tickets will reflect those changes.

    Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2021, 2020, 2019


Wood Framing featured by Autodesk

AGACAD becomes Autodesk AEC Industry Partner for Wood Framing

PRESS RELEASE – Vilnius, 4 February 2020


AGACAD Wood Framing design software. Making your job in Revit much simpler and much less stressful. And way faster.

DESIGN

Whether you’re designing single-story residential or multi-story commercial buildings, our Wood Framing design software delivers accurate and efficient modeling in Revit. 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, so they can be exported to structural analysis software and further processed to create a full analytical model.

INTEGRATE

Coordination of BIM teams is greatly enhanced by integrating WF Suite with the Cut Opening BIM Solution, which identifies structural and engineering clashes throughout your Revit® model and creates openings with fire safety components for all MEP services and building structures at the relevant intersections.

FABRICATE

Frames created with WF Suite may be exported for production to Weinmann, Randek, Hundegger, or other CNC machines or CAD/CAM production lines. Optional CNC export is good for workflow integration, eliminates duplicate work and reduces room for error.

DESIGN – ANALYSIS – DOCUMENTATION – FABRICATION – CONSTRUCTION

Explore the available versions of AGACAD’s professional BIM solutions for designing wood structures – including CLT, SIPS, and heavy-timber framing – below!

      Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2021, 2020, 2019

BIM software for efficiently designing wood-frame walls

Design wood-frame walls

Wood Framing Wall makes framing single-layer or multi-layer timber walls fast and easy with real-time full project updates in Revit®. Plus it generates views with automatic dimensions for wall panels or segments as well as accurate bills of materials and shop drawings. So quality production and accurate assembly on site are ensured.

BIM software for efficiently designing wood-frame floors
Design wood-frame floors

Wood Framing Floor makes framing wood floors fast and easy with real-time full project updates in Revit®. Plus it generates views with automatic dimensions for floor panels or segments as well as accurate bills of materials and shop drawings. So quality production and accurate assembly on site are ensured.

BIM software for designing prefabricated wood frame roof panels, wooden roof trusses and rafter systems
Design timber rafter or truss roofing systems

Wood Framing Roof lets Revit® users instantly create prefabricated panels, truss and rafter systems of various shapes, perform structural analysis, and generate custom shop drawings. It’s a potent BIM workflow booster. 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.

Wood Framing Suite for timber framing design, documentation, fabrication & construction | AGACAD
Design wood-frame walls, floors, prefabricated wood frame roof panels, wooden roof trusses and rafter systems

Wood Framing Suite lets Revit® users design multi-layer timber-frame walls, floors and roofs. That includes 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. So quality production and accurate assembly on site are ensured.

Design cross-laminated timber walls, floors and roofs

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.

BIM software for efficiently designing wood-frame walls, floors and roofs with SIP panels
Design wood-frame walls, floors and roofs with SIP panels

Wood Framing SIPS makes framing with structural insulated panels – prefabricated building components for use as walls, floors and roofs – fast and easy with real-time, full-project updates in Revit®. 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.

Design heavy-timber framing in Revit

Wood Framing OAK lets Revit® users instantly frame heavy-timber walls, floors, and roofs, create post-&-beam structures, perform structural analysis, and generate custom shop drawings. 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.

Export multi-layered wooden frames from Revit to automated production lines

AGACAD CNC Exporters automatically assemble all framing members per user definitions and send all necessary data to various CNC machines and CAD/CAM production lines for flexible manufacturing of wood houses.
AGACAD currently offers CNC Exporters for the most popular CNC machines for timber frame prefabrication. The software can be adapted for any other CNC machines if needed. Existing exports can easily be adapted to other CNC machines if it reads the same file extensions. The BTL file extension, for example, is used worldwide.


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CLIENT STORIES

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 NZS 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.

PRODUCT BROCHURES

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Benefits

  • Perfect for both – residential and multi-story houses
  • Instantly create multilayer framing for any Revit® model with fully customizable rules and templates
  • Easily control all framing members, including connections, details and more
  • Freely revise your model knowing framing elements will update and adapt
  • Detect structural and engineering clashes; cut and frame openings
  • Meet your specific needs with versatile functions and total parameter control
  • One-click generation of shop drawings and cut lists; get real-time take-offs and views, automatic sorting, dimensioning
  • Optional export to any CNC machines and CAD/CAM production lines, such as WEINMANN, Randek, etc
  • Perform structural analyses without leaving Revit® or export your wood frames to external analysis software at any stage of the design process

Testimonials

Owner of Timber Works Inc., USA

"Wood Framing takes the guess work out of the framing and ensures that we are able to offer our clients the highest standard of construction."

Business Improvement Manager at Trivselhus AB, Sweden

Wood Framing was the tool we’d been searching for. It offers us many time-saving synergies. It’s flexible and built to automate everything, but the designer can easily make changes manually.”

Senior CAD & BIM Technician for Structural Engineering at Thorson • Baker + Associates, Inc. (TBA), United States

“AGACAD’s Wood Framing Suite is a great solution for anyone working in Revit who is looking for a more comprehensive, efficient and intuitive system for modeling roof structures. It’s intuitive and innovative and has saved us quite a bit of time, especially in the revising and updating of roofs. It’s made modeling and laying out roof trusses easier. It has given substance to our models, which is extremely beneficial to our clients. Being able to model the structures we need has also really helped coordination with clients.”

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