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FRBL Model Examples 


Model description  

 

Input



Geometry model


 

Analysis model


 

Landscape model


 

ICDAS Basis of Design


 

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Input to ICDAS is an Excel file or a text file (freeware Notepad++ recommended). Input to Parametric

Buildings has 9 regions. You run a region of input by click on an associated function in External Tools in Revit

> Add-Ins. You can undo an automation in Revit with Ctrl+ Z, update a region of Excel input and automate

that region again in Revit.

 

Both Excel and text input are equipped with expand/collapse functions helping you easily to keep overview

and focus only on the input you are working with. Further, with Excel input you can perform calculations in

other sheets, and link to sheet 1 for creation of the model. You can in this way keep many models input in

one Excel file as well. Only the model in sheet 1 is in interaction with Revit.

 

You can even determine layout of the Excel input for a new model. It is a great advantage of using ICDAS

since you do not need training in new software user interface, in addition to Revit and Excel.

 

It is also possible to automate the planning time to build the construction (4D) and the price (5D) based on

the existing input for quantities, materials, dimensions and additional input for time rate of wages.

This feature introduces in ICDAS in agreements with a predetermined client. 


Below are some video tutorials on how to automate the model since version V2015.01R. The principle is the

same for the latest version V2018.00R except new functions listing in Version Updating.




The video tutorials below highlight the keys input in

Parametric Buildings.



Tutorial 0: Getting Started 2015.01R

 

1. Open Input & Revit

Working folder

INPUT FRBL Excel.xls

ICDAS D2015.01R.rvt

 

2. Input rules

Header, do not modify the white text in the gray field

Semicolon ":" to activate or " " inactivate input

 

3. Create Wall, Door & Window

Revit > Add-Ins > External Tools > ICDAS

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Tutorial 1: Simple Example

 

1. Level

Input by level

Walls On/Off

DWF, DWR, DWB, DWL

 

2. Wall External

XDist, YDist

WallType

 

3. Thermal Energy Report

NotePad++

Temp diff DT, Area & HTC


 

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Tutorial 2:  Family Customizing &

                   Element Dimensions

 

1. Wall Type & Customizing

WallType

  

2. Door, Window & Hole Customizing

dDis, dType

DWF=0/1/2 for Wall/DW/Hole

dHei, dWid

  

3. Create dimensions on each element

Distance DXF, DYR, DXB, DYL 

 

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Tutorial 3: Internal Design & Floor

 

1. Internal Design

YLength, XLength

XDist YDist

 

TypX, TypY

StrX, StrY

HeiX, HeiY

 

 

2. Floor

Floor option 0 (along the walls edge)

Floor option 1 (design by points) 

 

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Tutorial 4: Beam, Column, Roof & Wall Height

 

1. Beam & Column

XDist, YDist,

ColType, BeamType

 

 

2. Wall Height & Roof

External wall height

Internal wall height 
 

 

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Tutorial 5: Curved Building

 

1. Arc sheet

Lengths & number of walls element

Convex, concave or line element

 

 

2. INPUT sheet

Link to Arc sheet for XDist, YDist of walls element

Expand/Collapse manual or linked input

 

 

3. Floor Offset

Offset the edges of the F, R, B and L side

Offset in X- and Y-direction can be individually for each level 

 

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Tutorial 6: Two Inputs for Two Buildings

 

1. Arc sheet

Create and keep conceptual curve 1, 2 or more

 

 

2. INPUT sheet

Link to the current curve 1, 2 or other

Expand/Collapse manual or linked input

 

 

3. Revit Link

Link manual model in linked model 

 

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    Updated 11-09-2017

 

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