Tuesday, May 17, 2011

New Product - SAuBIM Code Calcs v1.0

SAuBIM Code Calcs v1.0 is a code compliance tool to help deal with toilet room and fixture documentation. Revit doesn't permit showing calculated values in tags so this application is intended to smooth the way to calculate and document what is required.
From the site:
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SAuBIM – Code Calcs v1.0 for Autodesk® Revit® Architecture is a compact, easy to use, and time saving program. Autodesk® Revit® Architecture is a BIM (Building Information Modeling) program and can be very powerful when pulling the right information in and out. SAuBIM – Code Calcs v1.0 takes advantage of the information in your BIM model and saves you hours of time.

Also from the site:
SAuBIM will create the required schedules to automatically calculate the following items:
  • Occupancy Loads (Per Room)
  • Required Male Water Closets
  • Required Female Water Closets
  • Required Lavatories
  • Required Drinking Fountains
The tool appears to use a journal to accomplish some of its work because when I ran a test on a file that happened to have some missing links it dumped me into "interactive mode" which is the result of a journal that can complete its "run". I haven't asked but wonder if it isn't possible to accomplish the scope of work without a journal? You can watch a couple videos they've provided for your consideration. Looks promising though I'd like to see it happen within Revit without having to close Revit to run the application.

Overview Video

Prepare your office Template
Prepare your Project
Edit your "Use Groups"
Using the Use Group Schedule
Working with SAuBIM Tags

By the way, Jeffery Pinheiro (aka The Revit Kid) teamed up with a programmer to bring SAuBIM to life

1 comment:

Luke Johnson said...

I provided a few tips to workaround the 'Interactive Mode' problem here:
What Revit Wants: SAuBIM Room Calculation Utility - links and tips