Applications for exporting multi-layered frames of steel walls, floors, roof panels, and trusses from Autodesk® 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 and metal houses.

AGACAD currently offers CNC Exporter for the most popular CNC machines like Metroll, Royal C.N.C., Howick, and Scottsdale for steel frame prefabrication. The software can be adapted for any other CNC machines if needed.

AGACAD CNC Metal Exporter must be used with AGACAD Metal Framing Suite, which creates light gauge steel framing elements with all needed geometric and information data inside the Revit project. Then the respective CNC Exporter converts the framed models into a format readable by your CNC machine.

Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018


All CNC Exporters are customizable to fit users’ needs. AGACAD works one-on-one with clients who need to export to CNC to make sure the final product performs seamlessly and accurately.

Our CNC Metal Exporter must be used in tandem with our Metal Framing BIM software that's made for framing floors, walls, trusses, and rafter roofs in Revit. We've also got specialized solutions for framing Curtain Walls & Panels, Ventilated Facades, and Framed Partitions.

Advanced automation and built-in best practices help BIM professionals move fast, make optimal choices (particularly early in the design process), and avoid errors at every stage – from design and documentation to fabrication and construction. Our CNC Metal Exporter converts the framed model with all the information data and geometry inside the Revit project into a format readable by your CNC machine.

Explore more information on AGACAD's CNC Metal Exporter for each machine manufacturer below ↓

Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018



Howick 4200, Howick CNC Configuration, Howick CNC Configuration CSV2. These exporters generate CSV extension files for Howick machines. Wall, floor, roof frames, and trusses can be exported using this application.

The difference between Howick 4200 and Howick CNC configuration is in the coding. For example, Howick 4200 uses the FLANGE1 command instead of the DIMPLE command used in the Howick CNC configuration. Howick CNC Configuration CSV2 has a different coding format, and it writes the coordinates of beam corners.

Howick's framing system is based on a C+C (incl. C+C Chamfered) framing system.

C+C system examples:

C+C Chamfered system examples:

Here's an example of a wall frame export:

The result can be checked in any text reader:

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Metroll CNC Configuration C+C, Metroll CNC Configuration. These exporters generate TXT extension files for Metroll machines. The two exporters use different coding read by different machines. Wall, floor, roof frames, and trusses can be exported using this application. Studs and plates are exported to separate files.

Metroll's framing system is based on a C+U (incl. C+U Special) framing system.

C+U system examples:

C+U Special system examples:

Here's an example of a wall frame export:

The result with studs can be checked in any text reader:

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Royal AMS XL206. This exporter generates TXT extension files for Royal machines. Wall, floor, roof frames, and trusses can be exported using this application. Studs and plates are exported to separate files.

Here’s an example of a wall frame export:

The result with studs or plates can be checked in any text reader:

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ScotSim. This exporter generates TXT extension files for Scottsdale machines. Wall, floor, roof frames and trusses can be exported using this application.

Here’s an example of a floor frame export:

The result can be checked in Scottsdale viewer:

The result can also be loaded into a machine simulator that makes a virtual frame and lets the user know if there are any issues:

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CLIENT STORIES

Scottish firm’s DfMA-level CLT Revit models benefit greatly from unique BIM software Bela calls AGACAD metal framing and CNC solutions the "lifeblood" of its building design business
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Don’t waste time on 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 the best practice and efficient way of framing, taking into account your current needs.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 250$/250€

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Our BIM consultant will demonstrate software functionality, share best practices, and show the most efficient way of framing your project according your current needs. Plus, you’ll get an extended trial period, sample Revit families and configurations.

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Initial Implementation Plan includes:
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- 30-day software license and support

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