FreeCAD team launched FreeCAD 0.17 with some new and exciting features

Features: The PartDesign workbench is totally revamped. A new Body container now retains a wide array of features and surges the necessity of mapping sketches to planar faces. There are new tools to generate datum (reference) geometry like points, axes and planes.

The new Addon manager can be accessed from Tools menu and it simplifies the process for installing and updating add-on modules and macros as well as standardizing across Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

With Sketcher, it is now possible to generate B-spline with several ways to manage curves and illustrate curve information.

The new TechDraw workbench can substitute the drawing workbench and offers more advanced features.

A new Revit navigation style is available.

New Arch Schedule tool: This tool is totally revamped and offers a much more flexible way to obtain data from the document into a spreadsheet with various types of queries, like counting all objects of a specific type, or summing up the total volume of a specific category of objects.

There are new set of piping tools which can be used to design piping systems. It is now possible to apply lines, sketches or wires as a base to place tubes, and automatically generate connections among 2 or 3 tubes.

The Arch Structure tool is now extended with a set of new presets to form precast concrete elements.

The Arch Rebar tool is significantly expanded and comes with an user-friendly Interface to easily include various standard types of Reinforcement bars to your concrete structures.

There is also a new Arch Grid tool to easily produce spreadsheet-like base objects by expanding, joining or dividing cells. These grid objects can then be applied as axes systems, or as bases for complicated window or panel arrangements.

There are panel tools useful for panel constructions. They facilitate to develop a model that comprised of arch panels, and then create cutting sheets to be utilized by the Path Workbench to produce cutting machine code.

A new Nesting tool (still in beta testing phase), facilitates to compose cut sheets by automatically arranging of 2D shapes in a containing shape.

Multi-materials are launched in the Arch workbench. They allow automatic formation of multilayer walls, or control the different material of compound objects like windows.

To download the newest version, click on the following link

Go through the following video tutorial to watch the demonstration of FreeCAD 0.17.

FreeCAD team launched FreeCAD 0.17 with some new and exciting features

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SANHA’s RefHP fittings range is available for BIM and Revit

SANHA, German based manufacturer of piping systems has introduced its RefHP high-pressure fittings range that is accessible for the Building Information Modeling (BIM) Revit process.

Technical planners and engineers will be able to avail this data without any difficulty while planning refrigeration systems and rooms for fruit and vegetables or other commercial and industrial installations with CO2 transcritical systems.

All forms are preserved as a data record. Along with with auto-routing and auto-scaling functions, it allows to create practical visualisation and all-inclusive and time-saving planning, line layout and traceability.

From the plans created in this way, a material list is produced directly with a simple click of the mouse. The app includes all other SANHA systems and these are downloaded at free of cost.

The RefHP range comprises of soldering fittings in sizes from 3/8″ to 2 1/8″ and thus encompasses all requirements. The fittings are created with an extremely stable copper-iron alloy, which makes them perfect for increasing utilization in CO2 up to an operating pressure of 130 bar and in the temperature range from -196 to +150°C.

The fittings of the RefHP series can be associated with all common copper-iron pipes, like K65. With low-carbon content, the quality of the compound becomes superior. The corrosion-resistant material is also magnetic so that it can be recognized easily at jobsite.

CuFe fittings are defined with their lower weight and therefore it becomes easier to handle them easily at the construction site. Besides, the formation of a brazed joint is significantly easier and quicker as compared to traditional Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding.

The RefHP series have also successfully passed the UL 207 tests.

For more information, go through the following link

SANHA’s RefHP fittings range is available for BIM and Revit

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How to use revit for finding out the pipe sloping in isometric drawing

This revit video tutorial is presented to teach you how to view isometric drawing of piping and determine the measurement map of pipe as well as identify the material symbol of pipe isometric drawing.

You will also learn how to determine the sloping of pipe in isometric drawing, types of valves in piping, types of vales in piping joints, types of pipe fittings materials.

Slope Editor in Revit can be used to assign a slope to whole system or to particular parts of a system. In case of using large slope values, it becomes easier to draw the piping at the preferred angle in a section view or an elevation view.

Watch the following video tutorial to learn the detail process.

How to use revit for finding out the pipe sloping in isometric drawing

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Demo Of MagiCAD Piping For Revit MEP 2018

This revit video tutorial is based on MagiCAD Piping for Revit MEP 2018. It provides a wide-ranging BIM solution for crating the design and estimation of heating, cooling, air conditioning, domestic water, sewer, sprinkler and specialist systems.

MagiCAD Piping completely supports Revit MEP 2016-2018 versions.

Given below, some exclusive features of the product :-

More than 1 million data-rich MEP products and complete range of configurable generic products.

Complete connection tools for radiators, water points, sewer points and sprinklers with automated routing.

Automatic tools for making drawing of crossings and elevation changes
Smooth installation of piping components.

Verify or edit selected objects and systems with the use of the 3D section tool
Divide piping into commercial lengths.

Complete sizing and balancing computations for heating and cooling systems.

Demo of MagiCAD Piping for Revit MEP 2018

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