Direct export of steel frames from Autodesk® Revit® to Howick®, Metroll®, Royal C.N.C Technology® & Scottsdale Construction Systems® machines

AGACAD's CNC Metal Exporter allows for direct export of light-gauge steel frames modeled in Autodesk Revit to CNC machines manufactured by Metroll, Royal C.N.C., Howick, and Scottsdale.

The software can be adapted for any other CNC machines if needed. AGACAD works one-on-one with clients who need to export to CNC to make sure the final product performs seamlessly and accurately.

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


Our CNC Metal Exporter must be used in tandem with our Metal Framing BIM software, which creates framing elements with all the necessary geometry and information data inside the Revit project. That includes prefabricated floor and wall panels, rafters, trusses, 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



Why Howick?

Howick manufactures precision roll-forming machines and technology for light steel framing. For over 40 years they’ve been designing machines that can now be found in use by construction firms in 75 countries around the world.

Our CNC Metal Exporter provides three types of exports for Howick:

Howick 4200, Howick CNC Configuration, and Howick CNC Configuration CSV2. These generate CSV extension files readable by Howick machines for wall, floor, and roof frames as well as trusses.

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

Howick uses a C+C framing system, including C+C Chamfered.

C+C system samples:

C+C Chamfered system samples:

Here's an example of a wall frame created using AGACAD Metal Framing Wall and then exported to Howick:

The result can be checked in any text reader:

This CSV file contains all needed operations and information for cutting.

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Why Metroll?

Metroll is a leading manufacturer and supplier in Australia of steel building products, including roofing, cladding, rainwater, structural, and fencing.

Our CNC Metal Exporter provides two types of exports for Metroll:

Metroll CNC Configuration C+C and Metroll CNC Configuration. These generate TXT extension files for automated Metroll machines. Wall, floor, roof frames, and trusses can be exported using this application. Studs and plates are exported to separate files.

Metroll CNC Configuration C+C and Metroll CNC Configuration use different coding depending on the machine.

Metroll uses a C+U framing system, including C+U Special.

C+U system samples:

C+U Special system samples:

Here’s an example of a wall frame created using AGACAD Metal Framing Wall and then exported to Metroll:

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

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Why Royal C.N.C Technology?

Recognized as a leading manufacturing of extrusion tooling in North America, Royal C.N.C offers a wide variety of tooling packages, including Design, Pre-Tuning, and Post Extrusion Tooling.

Our CNC Metal Exporter provides one type of export for Royal CNC:

Royal AMS XL206. This generates TXT extension files readable by automated Royal machines. Wall, floor, roof frames, and trusses are simple to export using our CNC Metal Exporter app. Studs and plates are exported to separate files.

Here’s an example of a wall frame created using AGACAD Metal Framing Wall and then exported to Royal AMS XL206:

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

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Why Scottsdale Construction Systems?

This New Zealand-based company focuses on research and development and develops innovative technology for the house building and construction industries. Since 1995 it has been providing world class solutions for prefabricating steel frames and trusses for residential and commercial construction.

Our CNC Metal Exporter provides one type of export for Scottsdale:

ScotSim. This generates TXT extension files readable by automated Scottsdale machines. Wall, floor, and roof frames and trusses are easy to export using our CNC Metal Exporter app.

For example, when this floor frame, created using AGACAD Metal Framing Floor, is exported to Scottsdale:

The result can be checked in Scottsdale viewer:

The result can also be loaded into Scottsdale's machine simulator that makes a virtual frame and informs the user of any issues:

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Would you like a quote or a live demo given by one of our experts? We're here to help.

CLIENT STORIES

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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.

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