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Monday, May 16, 2011

SAuBIM - Code Calculations for Revit Architecture (v1.0)

**Update**  - Version 2.0 has been released for Revit 2013 and 2014!!! ***

Finally!  I posted a while ago about a project I had been working on... Well, it is done!  As I sat in the office one day updating occupancy plans I decided to call up a good buddy of mine (to help with the coding) and we created SAuBIM - Code Calcs v1.0!   

There is a major link that has not existed, and still does not exist, in Autodesk® Revit® Architecture.  This link is the ability to display calculated data from a schedule into a Tag or Symbol on your floor plans.  Well, SAuBIM takes care of this for you when it comes to Occupancy Tags on Code Compliance floor plans.

Go to the SAuBIM website and look at all the videos!  We feel that the software will be very valuable.  In fact, we ran a few beta testing case studies with some of my readers and found that on a 30,000 Square Foot school it took an average of 3 hours for the test subjects to simply calculate the occupancy loads and fixture counts.  It only took me 5 minutes to calculate plumbing fixtures, occupancy loads, and even add the occupancy tags to the floor plans using SAuBIM (with an 8% margin of error between my numbers and the beta tester's numbers).

The software only costs $22.99 $19.95 per user and you can buy it now!

About SAuBIM - Code Calcs v1.0:

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.

What does it do?

SAuBIM – Code Calcs v1.0 streamlines two very tedious processes when completing a building model: building code calculations and floor plans. 
Code Compliance Floor Plan Tags
Click here to see videos of SAuBIM in action.

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
Once the schedules are loaded into your Revit® template or model all the work is done for you.  Simply build your model, make sure your rooms are set to the correct Use Groups (Use Groups and integers are editable), create your Code Compliance plans with the proper room tags, and SAuBIM will take care of the rest.
What is included?
Once you purchase and install SAuBIM – Code Calcs v1.0 follow the Using SAuBIM video and you will have get:

  •  Occupancy Schedule that Calculates:
§  Occupancy Loads (Per Room)
§  Required Male Water Closets
§  Required Female Water Closets
§  Required Lavatories
§  Required Drinking Fountains

  • Occupancy Load Tag – Will be automatically filled in on floor plans
  • Plumbing Fixture Schedule
  • Editable Use Group Key Schedule

**Update**  - Version 2.0 has been released for Revit 2013 and 2014!!! ***