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Modeling process

Fast, easy insertion of openings by predefined shape, size and joining offset.

Create openings for pipes, ducts, cable trays and conduits

90% time savings inserting openings as compared with placing manually.

Automatically review openings to check if any changes are needed

Quickly find changes to MEP or structural elements and update openings with just one click.

Resolve clashes between linked Revit models

Openings can be created according to linked projects.

Create openings for beams

Create openings for beams

Create cuts or supporting profiles for beams that intersect walls.

Create openings for doors and windows in structural models

Create openings for doors and windows in structural models

Quickly create openings for doors and windows according to an architectural model.

Insert fire dampers where ducts cross fireproof walls

Insert fire dampers where ducts cross fireproof walls

Quickly populate your model with fire dampers according to user-specified criteria.

Automatically join openings within a specified distance

Automatically join openings within a specified distance

Save time when searching for openings which should be joined.

Available opening families

Precise configurations for all types of MEP penetrations.

Opening placeholders and void openings provided

Work with solid opening placeholders in MEP projects and actual void openings in structural projects.

Openings with fireproofing details available

Easily insert and schedule openings and fireproofing details.

Customizable opening families

Opening families can be customized to fit every user’s specific needs. Additional details can be added.

Data control

Allow project participants to review, accept or decline openings and comment as needed.

Share opening information among modelers

For simpler coordination among all project participants.

Automatically dimension openings

Quickly place distances of openings from walls, floors, grids, levels or other elements.

Rule-based opening insertion

Rule-based opening insertion

Create and reuse opening configurations to ensure quality and consistency.

Extract Revit data from MEP and structural elements

Extract Revit data from MEP and structural elements

Gain access to more information for convenient control of openings.

Opening information in Excel

Opening information in Excel

Export any required information about openings to Excel for sharing or modifying.

Client stories.

Vestack’s greentech building revolution incorporates Agacad tools

In a drive to disrupt the construction industry with cost-effective environmentally friendly building solutions, this innovative Paris-based ‘green technology’ company says it has found big value in several AGACAD add-ins for Revit®.

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AMV House thanks Agacad for efficiency and customization gains in its prefab timber homes

This Estonian producer of timber element buildings says Agacad's wood framing, clash detection and other BIM software for Revit® has strengthened the competitive advantages that are fuelling its Northern European expansion.

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NIRAS A/S: “Agacad's Cut Opening software supports our Lean BIM processes”

After achieving impressive efficiency gains for its building operations in Denmark, this leading Scandinavian engineering consultancy now plans to use Agacad's Cut Opening tool for BIM projects of many types worldwide.

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Mott MacDonald: “With Cut Opening we can achieve the best outcomes for our clients”

Mott MacDonald’s Sydney team achieved outstanding results for a major infrastructure project by using Agacad's Cut Opening software to design penetration holes in the Revit® models.

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What clients say: Cut Opening makes coordination easy

Since Agacad began developing software for Revit in 2007, users have given us a lot of feedback in many forms. Here we share a collection of written comments we’ve received over the years from clients working on building projects all over the world.

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[03:11] Using the Dock to get and activate tools [03:55] Creating openings for MEP from a linked architectural model [05:55] Pipe openings, offsets for various diameters and system types [07:51] Openi...
Insert penetration holes in Revit for MEP and structural models (linked files, too). Also covers fire safety components.   [2:23] Setting configurations [6:49] Running Interference Check [9:47]...
Making holes for MEP services in Revit can be done very fast using our Cut Opening plug-in. It can also auto-insert fire safety elements. .
How to manage openings and fire safety components in Revit.   [2:29] Insert simple openings [7:24] Insert openings with fire details [13:30] Numbering fire boards & collars with unique Mark...

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Openings for doors and windows

We just released a new Cut Opening version with lots of new features. Some of them were implemented together with our customers from NIRAS and Mott MacDonald teams.

Modifying opening families

The advent of 3D design and BIM put a new spin on MEP coordination: resolving clashes between elements in a model instead of lines in a drawing. While MEP engineers working in 2D have to imagine...

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This software is compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2024, 2023, 2022, 2021

System requirements

Operating systems: 64-bit versions of Windows 10 (for all versions), Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 (for version 2019 only)

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