Planeamento e Projectos de Engenharia (PPE) is a company actively looking forward to improving their internal processes, saving time, and cutting off their production costs. Being an engineering company focused on structural design projects, one of the most time-consuming and repetitive tasks is structural framing reinforcement detailing workflow.
PPE’s main objective is to deliver the best structural engineering know-how and more detailed project information to their clients. To achieve that, they went through traditional workflows and identified some of the most time-consuming tasks.
With the evolution of technological resources, they concluded that those structural framing reinforcement detailing must be optimized. Reduction of production costs, efficiency and the time to deliver projects were the objectives that lead them to look for a bespoke solution.
Develop a custom Revit add-in to automate section views creation and reinforcement detailing, including annotation/tagging and dimensioning.
Solution’s detailed workflow:
1 – Creation of several ‘Section Views’ as per their structural framing specifications
1.1. Selection of the ‘View Templates’ and ‘Section Types’
1.2. Definition of additional settings
1.3. Generating the ‘Section Views’ (e.g., cross and longitudinal sections)
2. Selection of reinforcement detailing specifications to be applied on each beam type
PPE reported that their drawing production workflow for structural beam detailing has been optimized by over 90%. In addition to the tremendous time savings, the detailing process is also less error-prone, which is also a crucial key performance indicator (KPI) for their business.
Due to automation, PPE can now deliver faster and efficiently, translating into higher revenue and client satisfaction, as well, a great return on investment (ROI).
More than that, DiRoots has excessed the initial PPE expectations and a being of a long-term automation partnership.
Partner | Structural Engineer
We know that DiRoots have skilled professionals in AEC software development since they produce some of the best add-ins for REVIT. We also knew that they make Custom Software solutions that fit the specific needs of each company. So, these 2 reasons together lead us to the choice of DiRoots for the development of our Custom Software.
It was a straightforward process, and they understood very well what we were asking for.
The goal of this add-in is to simplify the process of the drawing workflow for Structural Beam detailing. With it, we can optimize the time for this specific task by about 90%.
In addition to saving time, the detailing process is also more error-free, which is a very important improvement too.
– It is simple to use;
– It’s fast;
– It fits our company standards.
I would tell them that the AEC reality today is asking for this kind of optimization. All the BIM process can be implemented more quickly since it is here, and as we saw in the transition from hand drawing to CAD, there is no turning back.