BIM software to create precision openings for MEP services and building structures
Cut Opening is used to generate and control opening elements in Revit® models. Openings can be created where ducts, pipes, cable trays and conduits intersect walls, floors, roofs, ceilings, beams or columns. This advanced BIM solution can create modified openings with holding details for structural beams. You get much faster design and drawings and increased precision to ensure accurate bills of materials and builders work.
Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2020, 2019, 2018
Cut Opening processes interference check information between current, linked, or IFC files to get locations, type, and depth of clashes. It applies your predefined cut offsets and offsets for joining openings, and then automatically fills in your Revit® model with 10s, 100s, or even 1000s of openings with just one click. Like in any other tool provided by AGACAD, all configurations can be saved for later use and shared between users.
The software lets MEP and structural engineers and architects reserve spaces for openings by placing specific void or solid element families in the project. It lets you control all of the openings with a single control window while also allowing other project participants to review, accept or decline them and leave comments as needed.
Cut Opening inserts fire dampers in accordance with information from clash detection and the fire rating of structural elements. It can also insert structural openings in structural walls even in cases where the architectural walls, windows and doors are separate from the structural model.
- 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 per predefined configurations.
- Automatically inserts fire dampers where ducts clash with walls, floors, ceilings or roofs with fire rating.
- Automatically inserts structural openings for separate architectural and structural models.
- Enhances BIM teamwork and deliverables for integrated project delivery (IPD).
Cut Opening was developed and is continually being enhanced based on best international practices and the experiences of top Revit users. This Revit extension detects clashes and inserts the required openings in the model. It inserts fire dampers in walls with fire rating and openings in structural models where architectural windows or doors are placed. Just set the configurations, and let Cut Opening do the rest!
Related blog posts:
- NEW FEATURE! Cut Opening for Beams
- How to Cut Openings for Windows and Doors when you have linked architectural walls to your structural model?
Structural & MEP Engineers
|Expedited clash detection and hole cutting processes|
|Experienced BIM Managers||In control of BIM model and clash detection|
|New Revit® users||Easier opening creation than using simple Revit tools|
|Contractors||Get accurate and detailed building model and building drawings|
Import interference check reports as .html files
Export .xml files to share opening configurations with Architects, Structural Engineers and MEP Engineers
Supports clash detection between current, linked or IFC files
Export data to external software
Easy and fast insertion of openings required for MEP line-based elements, fire dampers for ducts, and openings for separate architectural and structural models
Predefined opening shapes, sizes, joining offsets in accordance with size of MEP line-based element
Model and opening changes can be managed with just a single click
Automated marking of openings
Automated calculation of opening elevation
Easy sorting and marking of items in desired sequences or sets
Real-time clash detection and modification
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