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April 21, 2015 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

AGA CAD company gets a bucket of requests to create some additional functionality for our tools and solutions. Our technical team is looking into every matter and trying to find the most productive suggestions for whole engineering field. At the moment AGA CAD is working on new Cut Opening version. Let me introduce the future features of this BIM solution.

Cut Opening application for Revit

Cut Opening defines and reserves spaces in Revit® models for ducts, pipes, cable trays and conduits. Structural engineers and architects can then review, revise, and create the approved holes with a single click. Suitable openings are designed automatically based on the location and types of clashes detected for MEP elements in current, linked, or IFC files.

Currently we are working on the parameterized openings that will be dependent on the main elements’ sizes, insulation thicknesses, auto join configurations, top and bottom offset, etc. In other words we are creating the solution that will cut the openings with dependence on MEP line based element.

Imagine that you have a lot of different ducts in the project and you want to create different sizes of the openings for each duct size. That will take a huge amount of your work time trying to do that manually, that could take much less using current Cut Opening solution. But the newest version will do that automatically!!! We will give users possibility to adapt their own standards of opening size requirements to the solution. As well give basic configurations for those who do not need such parameterized openings.

Take a look at the mapping possibilities.

User will be able to define Cut Offsets, Additional Top or Bottom Offsets for each of the sizes of MEP line based elements:

For example, all openings around line based MEP objects from size 0 mm till the size of 500 mm will have Cut Offset 100 mm, from size 500 mm to 1000 mm – the opening will be cut with 200 offset, etc.

In the near future, we will introduce more possibilities of the coming up Cut Opening.

If you have any suggestions or feedback on our Cut Opening please do not hesitate to contact us. Also you’re welcome to take a look at current Cut Opening functionality in our upcoming webinar How to Cut Openings in Revit® Speedy on April 30th.

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