Light gauge steel framing design, engineering and analysis

The only light framing design software for Revit®

1. User defined templates make wall framing automatic. Create 3D framing, 2d drawings and material lists in seconds. Fully parametric, changes are made across all views and sheets. An almost infinite number of framing configurations possible. 2. Improved truss functionality allows MWF Advanced Metal to recognize nearly any Revit® roof profile and automatically layout full truss systems. 3. Using our all new Truss Designer interface, the user can optimize member selection as well as create automatically generated engineering reports and fully detailed production drawings, respecting both AISI-2012 and ASCE 7-10 codes. 4. Flexibility is built into MWF Advanced Metal. Oddball trusses can even be designed freehand using model lines then designed and engineered for use in your final Revit® model. 5. Design complete flooring systems. Apply Revit® loads and complete floor analysis automatically for your chosen member type or allow MWF Advanced Metal to suggest optimal member sizes for you based on load conditions and LRFD, ASD (USA) or LSD (Canada) codes. 6. Automatically detect Revit® openings and apply framing rules model wide.

MWF Advanced Metal is the first commercial plug-in to bring light gauge steel engineering to Revit®. Combining Revit®’s API and our own finite element analysis engine, users can now use Revit® loads, local code and custom design criteria to easily engineer light gauge steel floor systems, as well as complex truss systems and individual trusses. A full set of detailed engineering reports are automatically generated for each engineered truss, as well as fabrication drawings and material lists.

MWF Advanced Metal’s truss engineering interface supports both AISI-2012 and ASCE 7-10 codes. Virtually any truss shape is supported either through automatic detection of the Revit® roof profile or by manual features allowing the user to manually draft truss profiles. Inline, back-to-back and wall truss configurations are all supported, making design versatile and free of constraint.

All of the ground-breaking features of MWF Pro Metal are included alongside the incredible engineering capabilities of MWF Advanced Metal; automated, user-defined framing, wall join creation, opening recognition, clash detection and resolution and more. MWF is designed with the industry standard in mind; use your own custom member families or choose from our library including most standard member sizes and the most popular light gauge steel manufacturers catalogues on the market.

Enhance your MWF experience by adding one of our CNC extensions to automatically output and fabricate your engineered trusses, floor joists and wall panels. These powerful and precise CNC add ons give the user a powerful tool, designing, engineering and manufacturing all from the same model within the same software, minimizing errors experienced from data transfer and maximizing savings from eliminating the need to recreate and redraw into multiple software platforms.

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