MasterCAD: BIM Integration
MasterCAD: BIM Integration permits bi-directional model exchange with other software packages, including Revit, Tekla Structures and AutoCAD.
Take advantage of the latest BIM technologies and interoperability with MasterCAD: BIM. Our intelligent BIM interface provides engineers with the tools to take their 3D modelling to the next level.
Adding MasterCAD: BIM to your MasterSeries package will enable you to enhance every aspect of a projects development, from planning and design, to construction. MasterCAD:BIM adds two main features to your MasterSeries package: drawing facilities and bi-directional model exchange facilities.
Drawing facilities include the ability to produce General Arrangement drawings of structural frames, from a variety of perspectives, structural details and layers.
BIM facilities allow MasterSeries to hook into a variety of other software packages for the creation of intelligent 3D models through bi-directional model exchange.
- Quickly and easily generate custom General Arrangement drawings of structural frames, including elevations, sections and plans.
- Create drawings with a variety of outlines, profiles, filters, and layers.
- Include structural details such as sections sizes, mesh information, studs, forces and reactions.
BIM Link Facilities
- Carry out uni-directional and bi-directional linking with other popular software packages, including Revit Structure, AutoCAD, Tekla Structures, MultiSTEEL, StruCAD, and 3D+.
- Export and import a variety of files types such as IFC ,DXF or DWG.
Uni and Bi-Directional Linking
MasterSeries' Revit Link allows for uni-directional and bi-directional linking of 3D entity-based models. It comes packed and ready to go with Revit's out-of-the-box Families, as well as 32 custom MasterSeries Families that include built-up beams, double sections, haunches, and secondary members.
Include Custom Families
MasterSeries also allows you to include any of your own custom-built Families in the the uni and bi-directional link. By using the Family Mapping Database, you can add a variety of section types across three different material types (concrete, steel and timber). For materials that don't quite fit into these categories, you can add a User Section based on the section's mechanical properties.
Review and Refine Imports
The bi-directional model exchange provides you with the opportunity to review and refine the export/import process between MasterSeries and Revit. With each successive update of the model, you'll be presented with a list of changes, including details of changes to section sizes, member positions, and any clashes between the Revit model, and the MasterSeries model. You can then decide which changes to keep, and which changes to discard.
Specify Default Sections
Default sections can be specified for every type of section and every type of material. Default sections can also be tied to a specific version of Revit. For example, if a particular I-section is only available with version Revit 2016 and beyond, you can tell the software to only apply this default section when using Revit 2016 and above.
Access Databases Remotely
For larger organisations, the Revit Link databases can be hooked up to an SQL Server to which staff can remotely connect to. This allows company-wide control over mapped sections for the adding, removing and updating of Families, ensuring all work will be carried out to the same standard.
Requires: MasterFrame, MasterPort, PowerPad and Building Design Suite
Included in Building Design Suite core system
Not included with PowerPad but can be added
Integrates with: MasterFrame, MasterPort, PowerPad and Building Design Suite
The ultimate 3D building design solution for all multi-material building projects.
Quick generation and design of steel connections [WEBINAR]
Date and Time of Webinar Thu, 3 September 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM BST
The new version of MasterSeries Connection Design 2020 includes many great enhancements to speed up the generation and design of steel connections. Join us for our next Webinar and find out how to quickly create and automatically optimise your steel connections in seconds.