November 17th, 2014 - West Chester, Ohio — ClarkDietrich Building Systems recently released its custom BIM Framing Tools to subscribers of the StrucSoft Solutions Metal Wood Framer (MWF) Pro Wall packages. MWF is a template-based and rule-driven extension to Autodesk® Revit® for framing that empowers users to automate the modeling, clash detection and manufacturing of cold-formed steel and wood framing BIM models.
Along with MWF’s wall framing creation and clash detection components, MWF also will include the following ClarkDietrich products and custom framing tools:
ClarkDietrich/SFIA Standard Members
Includes all structural and nonstructural stud and track Revit families required to frame/panelize in MWF Pro Wall.
ProSTUD® Non-Structural Stud Selection Tool
A selection tool that allows the user to lookup ProSTUD limiting heights and automatically load in the required ProSTUD and ProTRAK® families into Revit and MWF’s walls.
Structural Stud Selection Tool
A selection tool that allows the user to look up structural stud limiting heights for interior and exterior walls and automatically loads in the required ClarkDietrich/SFIA Families into Revit and MWF’s walls.
Top Deflection Track Selection Tool
This selection tool allows the user to add a diverse lineup of top deflection track systems into their Revit MWF walls. Systems include: ProTRAK Deep Leg, Non-Structural Deep Leg, Structural Deep Leg, MaxTrak® and MaxTrak 2D Slotted Deflection Track and BlazeFrame® Fire Stop Deflection Track systems.
Opening Framing Tool
Allows users to simplify the process of building a diverse lineup of header, sill and jamb systems with MWF’s wall templates and/or Marker tools. Systems include: RedHeader RO™ and HDS® Framing System to build header, sill and jamb configurations.
TradeReady® Floor Joist Framing Layout Tool (Coming soon)
With StrucSoft’s advanced floor layout tool (MWF Pro Floor), ClarkDietrich will also include its premier TradeReady Floor Joist System in the package.
More infomation and videos on these tools can be found here.
“When it comes to building BIM models with cold-formed steel framing and detecting clashes of other trade systems, having the right tools in your Revit software is essential,” said Mike Murzyn Technical Product and Marketing Manager at ClarkDietrich Building Systems. “The combination of these tools will help the project’s design teams mix collaboration between all the trades and streamline their cold-formed steel Revit BIM models.”
In 2011, ClarkDietrich introduced the Wall Type Creator Revit Add-In. This was the first cold-formed steel Revit Add-In design tool to help architects create information-rich wall types, with specific details on UL, STC and limiting heights.
About ClarkDietrich™ Building Systems
ClarkDietrich™ Building Systems is the leading manufacturer of a full-line of drywall studs and accessories, structural studs and joists, metal lath and accessories, shaft wall studs and track, interior finishing products, and connectors and accessories for commercial and residential construction. Quality manufacturing, a full-line offering, national distribution, engineering services and responsive customer service position ClarkDietrich Building Systems as the largest manufacturer of cold-formed steel framing in North America. Clarkwestern Dietrich Building Systems LLC is a 75/25 joint venture with Marubeni-Itochu Steel America Inc. (MISA) and Worthington Industries, Inc.
About StrucSoft Solutions & MWF
StrucSoft Solutions is the market leader in comprehensive Revit-based BIM framing, with both off- the shelf and custom solutions targeting the AEC and fabrication sectors. Specializing in Revit® software related to structural steel, wood and light gauge metal construction.
MWF or Metal Wood Framer utilizes the built in intelligence of Revit® to automate the creation of cold formed steel and wood framing across virtually any construction project. MWF’s built in tools and automation allows users to easily frame entire projects while simultaneously creating schedules, material cut lists, framing elevations and fully dimensioned 2D shop drawings.