Integrated BIM tools for Revit® users for timber framed building design and construction

Wood Framing Suite gives a better way to design main structures of timber framed buildings. This powerful and flexible BIM software 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.

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 wood 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.

      Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2022, 2021, 2020


Wood Framing featured by Autodesk

AGACAD becomes Autodesk AEC Industry Partner for Wood Framing

PRESS RELEASE – Vilnius, 4 February 2020


AGACAD Wood Framing Suite makes your job in Revit much simpler, faster and less stressful.


DESIGN

Whether you’re designing single-story residential or multi-story commercial buildings, Wood Framing Suite 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 for further full-scale analysis.

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 a Revit® model and creates openings and inserts 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 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® 2022, 2021, 2020

POWERFUL FEATURES

Wall+

THE ULTIMATE TIMBER WALL SOFTWARE FOR REVIT

Automate wood framing of walls in Revit® projects using BIM solution 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 multi-layer 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 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.
  • 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 wood 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.

Floor+

TIMBER FLOOR FRAMING

Automate wood framing of floors in Revit® projects using Wood Framing Floor+. 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.
  • Easily prepare shop drawings and cut lists, with all required views, dimensions, sorts, tags, schedules and mass calculations.
  • 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 design process.

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.

Roof Panel Layout

PREFABRICATED ROOF PANELING

Plan roof panels easily and split them into segments for prefabrication which can be used in the roof framing process.

  • Panel Layout Planning functions let you better understand how a roof will be divided. User 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 ends of roof ridges and 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 wood framing work with prefabricated roofs in Revit® projects. Wood Framing Roof+ helps you make optimal choices, move much faster, and avoid errors at every BIM stage – from design and documentation to roof segment fabrication and construction.

  • Create detailed, multilayer, prefabricated timber roof framing for your Revit model in a snap using fully customizable rules and templates.
  • Frame large roofs with identical panels 10 times faster than using the standard Revit interface.
  • 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.
  • Find structural and engineering clashes. Cut and frame openings according to predefined rules.
  • One-click generation of shop drawings and cut lists. 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.
  • Perform structural analysis without leaving Revit, and export your wood frames to external analysis software at any stage of the design process.

Roof+

for rafter structures

RAFTER ROOF FRAMING IN REVIT®

Automate wood framing work with rafter roofs from design and documentation to roof segment fabrication and construction.

  • Automatically split an architectural roof by faces.
  • Create detailed, multi-layer, timber 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.
  • Perform structural analysis without leaving Revit or export your wood frames to external analysis software at any stage of the design process.
  • Optional export to any CNC machine and CAD/CAM production line, such as WEINMANN,
    Randek, etc.

Truss+

FULL-POWER FLOOR & ROOF TIMBER TRUSS CREATOR

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.

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.

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.

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 structural openings for separated architectural and structural models.
  • Enhance BIM-team work and deliverables for integrated project delivery (IPD).

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.

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.
  • Powerful and flexible functions allow renumbering 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 and many more functions.
  • Possibility to save numbering settings under the separate name.
  • Possibility to sort elements in Ascending/Descending order, and more.

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.

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: 2 hour. Cost: 250$/250€

You’ll leave the demonstration with:

– Part of your project already framed;
– Your questions answered;
– 30-day software trial;
– Support during the trial period.

 

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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