About this app
Greenlee BendWorks® is a revolutionary plugin for Autodesk® Revit® and Autodesk® Revit® MEP that aims to enhance the efficiency and accuracy of electrical conduit runs in Building Information Modeling (BIM) projects. This first-of-its-kind add-on software application not only streamlines the transfer of information between BIM modelers and electrical prefabrication shops or jobsites, but also ensures error-free conduit runs and export-ready files. In this review, we will explore the features and benefits of Greenlee BendWorks®, and how it can save time and reduce costs for electrical contractors.
Optimized Material Usage
One of the standout features of BendWorks® is its ability to optimize conduit runs for the fewest cuts and segments. This not only minimizes material wastage but also speeds up the installation process. Users can choose to align couplings automatically or manually, giving them complete control over the layout of their conduit runs. By optimizing material usage, BendWorks® helps contractors save both time and money, making it an indispensable tool for any electrical project.
Quality Control and Assurance
BendWorks® excels in retaining conduit parameters automatically during model modifications. This ensures that any changes made to the BIM model are seamlessly transferred to the prefabrication shop or jobsite. Additionally, the software automatically generates conduit identification, enhancing traceability on the jobsite and reducing the chances of errors during installation. With BendWorks®, contractors can have peace of mind knowing that their conduit runs are error-free and export-ready.
To further enhance the accuracy of conduit runs, BendWorks® offers four types of error checking: setting, pre-process, process, and warning. These checks help identify any potential issues before fabrication or installation, allowing for timely corrections. The software also provides color-coded indicators on conduits to highlight errors, ensuring easy identification and rectification. BendWorks® goes the extra mile by checking for NEC violations and bender capacity, ensuring adherence to industry standards and regulations.
Model and Bend Accuracy
BendWorks® takes accuracy to the next level by applying coupling gap information for more precise installations. This attention to detail greatly reduces the need for rework and minimizes errors during bending. The plugin also provides output files that can be used with the BendWorks Go mobile app or printed for smooth information transfer. Greenlee bender-specific output files offer step-by-step bend instructions, eliminating guesswork and reducing operator error.
In conclusion, Greenlee BendWorks® is a game-changer for electrical contractors using Revit or Revit MEP. It offers a comprehensive set of features aimed at optimizing conduit runs, ensuring quality control, and minimizing errors. With its intuitive interface and seamless integration with Greenlee benders, BendWorks® greatly enhances productivity, saves time, and reduces costs. By providing error-free and export-ready conduit runs, this plugin empowers contractors to deliver high-quality electrical installations. We highly recommend trying out Greenlee BendWorks® for a smoother and more efficient electrical conduit modeling experience.