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WTF Model Examples

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ICDAS Basis of Design

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Case Study 






ICDAS supplies an add-ins software which causes Revit and Lusas to automate 3D models based on input

entered in an Excel file, or a text file (freeware Notepad++ recommended).


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 and Lusas.


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.


With ICDAS add-ins to your Revit, with a click you will get 3D elements automated in Revit, with positions,

dimensions and types written in the Excel file. You can undo Revit with Ctrl+ Z, update the input in Excel

and automate the model again.


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.


INPUT WTF Excel.xlsm


Advantages of the Excel input is that you can calculated geometry, loads on foundation... on other sheets of the

input and link to sheet 1 for automatic creation of models in Revit and Lusas. Further, you can expand/collapse

data regions in Excel to keep an easy overview as shown below. 


Figure: Four main regions of input in Excel file (collapsed mode).

  Click e.g. on the above main region "Gravity Base Foundation", two sub-regions named "Elevation, Radius"
and "Rib walls, Cone wall..." will open as shown below. Click further on the sub-region to start modify the
input data. When you have many opened data, click on "Overview" to collapse them all to the main four
regions shown above. In this way you can easy navigate in input and control your parametric data.

Figure: Sub-regions in Gravity Base Foundation (collapsed mode).



Text input is recommended to enter in NotePad++ in C format (freeware editor). Note that the text input is
just a simple text file, not codes in C-language. We chose C format just to use "#region" function to expand
/collapse data for an easy overview, as shown below.

Figure: Four main regions of input in Text file (collapsed mode).

You can click on '+' to expand the contents inside a region. Press "Alt+0" to collapse all opening regions to the

main four regions as shown above.


Advantages of the text input is that you can enter free text without problem in ICDAS. It is practical when you
directly can note some comments in input during discussion with your partners/customers.

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Updated 30-09-2016

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