About this app
Revit, the popular architectural design software, offers a wide range of tools and features. However, when it comes to extracting structural layers from walls and floors, Revit can be a bit challenging. This is where the Engipedia Structural Layers plugin comes in, providing an easy and efficient solution for architects and engineers.
Streamlined Workflow for Structural Layer Extraction
The Engipedia Structural Layers plugin is an Autodesk Revit Add-in that simplifies the process of extracting structural layers from layered structures in Revit, including walls, floors, and structural foundation slabs. Its unique workflow offers a seamless experience for users.
The plugin works in several stages. First, it analyzes the types of walls and floors in the Revit model. Non-structural types are highlighted with a green background, while types with a single structural layer in the core are presented with a blue background. Types that have a structural layer in the core but also have other layers are shown with a white background, and these types can be easily "peeled" off.
Users can select the types from which they want to extract the structural layers. Once the plugin is running, it automatically generates a model with only the structural layer in the walls and floors category. The tool ensures that only types with a single structural layer in the core are selected, simplifying the extraction process.
Effortlessly Modify and Update Structural Layers
Engipedia Structural Layers also offers additional features to enhance the user experience. The plugin allows users to view the layer composition of selected types in a table, giving them a clear overview of the structure. Users can also set the core layer as a structural material and apply it to the type without leaving the tool. The changes are automatically reflected in the model.
Another useful feature is the ability to update any walls or floors instances with structural material to have the structural instance parameter checked. This can be helpful for filtering and identifying structural elements in the model.
Important Considerations and Workflow
It's important to note that the Engipedia Structural Layers plugin can drastically change the model. To avoid any loss of work or unwanted results, it is recommended to save the model as a new file with a different name before running the plugin. This way, users can work on the extracted structural model separately or link it back into their original model.
Overall, the Engipedia Structural Layers plugin provides a valuable workflow for extracting structural layers from Revit walls, floors, and foundation slabs. It simplifies the process, saves time, and improves accuracy. Architects and engineers can utilize the extracted structural layers as a reference for formwork plans or as a standalone structural model.
The Engipedia Structural Layers plugin is a game-changer for Revit users who need to extract structural layers from walls and floors. Its intuitive workflow, combined with its additional features, makes the process seamless and efficient. Whether you're an architect or engineer, this plugin is a valuable addition to your toolkit. Give it a try and experience the benefits of simplified structural layer extraction in Revit.