About this app
When it comes to designing truss structures for your Autodesk® Revit® projects, efficiency and accuracy are paramount. That's where the Truss Designer plugin comes to the rescue. It is a comprehensive add-in that offers automatic generation of flat truss structures, enabling seamless integration into your project. With its user-friendly interface and extensive customization options, Truss Designer empowers architects and engineers to optimize their designs and streamline their workflows. Let's delve deeper into the features and benefits of this remarkable Revit plugin.
Automatic Generation of Truss Structures
Unlike traditional methods that require the sequential definition of truss elements, Truss Designer takes a global approach. By leveraging thirty-two geometric parameters, the plugin dynamically generates trusses based on your specifications. This global generation method offers flexibility and efficiency, allowing swift modifications to the truss design.
Parameterization: A Key to Design Optimization
Truss Designer enables you to parameterize the characteristics of sections and materials, providing you with extensive control over the design process. Modifying a parameter updates the truss geometry, as well as the length and weight of each member. This dynamic representation allows for easy analysis of parameter variations and facilitates design optimization. You can also define new materials and sections, and change the material and cross-section of each member, seamlessly checking their impact on weight.
Seamless Integration and Customization
Once you've achieved your desired truss design, Truss Designer seamlessly integrates it into your Revit project. The plugin enables you to assign each section to a Family Symbol and define the level, coordinates of the insertion origin, inclination in plan, and scale factors in the X and Y axes. You can insert the same truss model multiple times and under different conditions, allowing for versatile usage within your project.
Efficient Visualization and Documentation
Truss Designer offers multiple viewing modalities, making it easier for you to visualize the truss structure. The plugin allows you to establish automatic thicknesses, colors, and texts for each member based on different criteria, enhancing clarity and legibility. Additionally, Truss Designer optionally generates graphic files in DXF format, structured in ten layers, with automatic dimensions. This feature simplifies documentation and promotes efficient communication of your designs.
Flexible Customizations and Language Support
Truss Designer understands that every user has unique preferences. The plugin allows you to customize the presentation of different panels, choose between help pop-up windows, confirmation requests and notifications, and enable dynamic detection of elements with the cursor's movement. All these customizations can be saved to configuration files and loaded at any time, ensuring a personalized and efficient experience. Moreover, Truss Designer supports bilingual usage, with all system texts available in Spanish and English, facilitating global adoption.
Truss Designer is a must-have Revit plugin for architects and engineers who value both efficiency and design optimization. Its automatic truss generation, extensive parameterization options, seamless integration, and flexible customizations make it a powerful tool in your Revit arsenal. Whether you're a seasoned professional or a beginner, Truss Designer's user-friendly interface and comprehensive user manual will support you in harnessing its full potential. Download Truss Designer today and unlock a new level of efficiency and precision in your truss design workflow.