The module has been developed to run in either IMPACT AutoCAD or BricsCAD and brings automation and 3D possibilities to the detailing of beam and block floors and IFC file export for BIM collaboration on larger projects.
The 3D floor layouts can be visualised in the IMPACT Project Manager and this brings the first ever site installation 3D simulation planning tool for Beam & Block producers.
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Users of other modules of IMPACT Design can also now integrate Beam & Block floors with all other precast elements which will in particular help businesses also producing and supplying hollowcore slabs for the other floors for the project.
StruSoft have invested in the development of beam and block specifically to support the needs of Precast Producers in new markets, such as the UK, where IMPACT is now running in x 5 precast factories and StruSoft have established a UK office.
The software development has been overseen and led by Suhas Mohol, Managing Director of StruSoft's services business in India, StruEngineers. Suhas spent a number of weeks in the UK previously in his career working for Tarmac Topfloor and has 2 years hands on detailing experience of beam & block floors.
Suhas commented: "I am delighted and very proud of the new Beam & Block module. Our developers have worked tirelessly over the last 6 months to get this first version released. The software is extremely simple to use and opens up a lot of possibilities with the workflow utilising the IMPACT 3D database. We are looking forward to the next stages of development to release a production planning module and integrate prestress calculation checks into the design workflow."
Release Features v1.0
- Import X-Refs
- Create any T-Beam profile definition
- Create any block definition
- Multiple T-Beam layout configurations
- Auto spacing of T-Beams
- Create openings (circular and rectangular)
- Cut blocks
- Mirror Bays
- Automatic material take-off schedules of both beams and blocks
- Import the detailed floor layout into the IMPACT Project Manager and visualise in full 3D
- 3D Erection Sequence Planning
- Create different floor levels
- Combine with other precast elements i.e. hollowcore slabs
- IFC File Export for BIM collaboration
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StruSoft are hosting a free webinar next Wednesday 14th October 14:30pm CET to showcase the new Beam & Block software module. Please click on the following link for the event details and registration: https://strusoft.com/event/impact-design-16-beams-and-blocks
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