Revit® Turbocharger for Metal Frame Floors
Metal Framing Floor+ automates metal framing work for floors in Autodesk® Revit® projects. It's powerful, flexible and easy to use. It helps you make better decisions, finish much faster, and avoid errors at every BIM stage – from design and documentation to segment fabrication and construction.
- Create detailed multi-layer light-gauge steel floor framing for Revit models of any complexity using predefined or custom rules and templates
- Frame multi-story houses 10 times faster than using standard Revit interface
- Easily control frames, including joists, rims, bridgings, blockings, bracings, and battens; add supports, hangers, clips, service holes and more
- Automate sheathing layouts
- Freely revise your Revit model by easily selecting the elements and properties you want to modify
- Find structural and engineering clashes; cut and frame openings according to predefined rules
- Easily prepare shop drawings and cut lists, with all required views, where elements are dimensioned, sorted, tagged, scheduled, and mass is calculated
- Optional export to CNC machines (Howick, Metroll, Pinnacle, etc.)
- Floor frames update and adapt according to any changes
- Perform structural analyses without leaving Revit, or export your metal frames to external analysis software at any stage of design process
Compatible with BIM software Autodesk® Revit®, Autodesk® Revit® Architecture, Revit® Structure.
Ideal for architects, structural engineers, and manufacturers of lightweight steel framed constructions.
Part of the AGACAD Metal Framing Suite, a dynamic set of solutions which leverage the full potential of Revit and the insights of global BIM experts. (Metal Framing Suite is also available for purchase — CONTACT US.)
Key features of Metal Framing Floor+:
• Automated modeling of floor's metal framing members including joists, rims, bridging, blockings, noggings, battens, and more.
• Fully scalable: from simple structures to complex multi-level buildings with irregular floor shapes.
• Framing types easily linked with floor types; can be preset for bearing or non-bearing floors.
• Complex multi-layer floor framing: unlimited number of layers.
• Easily transfer framing
elements between same groups or identical floors in different levels of
buildings by predefining which elements the building designer is going to affect:
all floors from the same model group, from the instance model group, or selected
floor should be unique in the building.
• Automated details (support clips, hangers, web stiffeners, service holes, etc.) on bridgings, blockings, joists and rim joists by predefined configuration.
• Alignment of joists across floor segments and between floors and walls.
• Built-in clash detection between structural and engineering objects; automated floor openings and flexible framing around it.
• Floor frame can be modified any time and supplemented with additional members.
• Sheathing layouts can be easily generated and split by existing studs.
• Library with main types of floor framing can be edited and expanded.
• Automatic sorting, tagging, dimensioning and scheduling (including mass) of all frames and sheathing layouts.
• Easy setup, user-friendly interface with intuitive mouse-driven options.
• Shop drawing views and schedules are added automatically to the sheets according to user predefined template.
• All templates and rules are fully customizable; framing, sheathing and shop drawing configurations can be saved for future projects and shared between company team members.
• Optional CNC output enables your model data to be automatically exported to manufacturing.
Developed in compliance with standards and guidelines:
AISI S100-07/S2-10, North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members with Supplement 2. American Iron and Steel Institute, Washington, DC.
AISI S200-07, 2007. North American Standard for Cold-Formed Steel Framing – General Provisions. American Iron and Steel Institute, Washington, DC.
NASH Standard - Residential and Low-rise Steel Framing, Part 1: Design Criteria. 2010.
NASH Standard - Residential and Low-rise Steel Framing, Part 2: Design Solutions. 2010.
Building Enclosure Design Guide– Wood Frame Multi-Unit Residential Buildings. Homeowner Protection Office (HPO), Vancouver, Canada, 2011.
AISI D110-07, Cold-Formed Steel Framing Design Guide, 2nd Edition. American Iron and Steel Institute, Washington, DC.
AISI D100-08, AISI Manual, Cold-Formed Steel Design. American Iron and Steel Institute, Washington, DC.
Pinnacle CNC Machine Specifications
Metroll Manufacturer and Supplier Resources
ClarkDietrich Steel Framing Product Specifications