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Allplan Precast - Technical specifications
Allplan Precast for ceilings, walls, façades
Specialised applications with dedicated functions for a wide variety of ceiling and wall systems.
Precast plants frequently receive the design in paper or digital form. The aim is to realise these documents quickly and faultlessly as precast parts.
Importing DXF/DWG/IFC/PDF files
Click on the file, drag onto the Allplan Precast drawing surface, done.
Generating precast parts automatically
The areas are automatically broken down into appropriate precast elements, suitable for construction, production, transport and assembly.
The user intervening
When necessary, the user selectively intervenes and adds the required details to the automatically produced results. If subsequent changes should require panelisation, these manual additions are taken into consideration again by Allplan Precast.
Production data - efficient and error-free
From the objects, the shuttering robot subsequently recognises the outline of a precast part, or the automatic concrete spreader recognises the recess. It is no longer necessary for you to enter a new input for the control of the robots; this is directly provided by Allplan Precast.
With a well coordinated design process, Allplan Precast users accomplish enormous design performance that is well above-average.
Structural precast parts - Industrialised planning
Efficient with parametrised components
Demands on the production of precast parts are becoming increasingly complex. Accordingly, the applications must be flexible, not only in order to immediately start a project, but also to be able to keep up with constant changes.
Parametrised components are extremely efficient, but sometimes not flexible enough. That is why we break down complex components into smaller units such as consoles and assemble the finished part from components. The advantage: Allplan is always manageable for technical draughtsmen, even with highly complex parts.
iPart® – an intelligent object for every occasion
iPart guarantees utmost planning flexibility. If parametrised components are too rigid, you can also use architectural components (elements e.g. a spiral stairway) or freely modelled 3D elements from Allplan and define them as an iPart. With this, the adopted components receive all of the attributes that you are familiar from the ceiling and wall design, including lists and element plans.
Optimising production - Identify
In order to optimise design and production, it is better to use as many of the same parts as possible – and apply the “identifier”: It automatically initiates a comparison of the precast parts with defined attributes. It investigates whether the geometry, reinforcement and installation parts are identical and then it labels identical precast parts with the same number. Any change immediately takes effect and is displayed; therefore, the user has an overview and can immediately intervene in an optimum manner.
Connectors bring components together
The hubs of the precast parts are a challenge in construction design and production. With new methods, we automate the construction
process and ensure that the parts fit together. The components interact with one another. Select the type of connector, enter the parameters, click on girder and support, done. This way, complex construction design work on different components and on different plans is safely solved at once.
Everything at a glance, parameters always accessible, no endless dialogues, the result in view - that is Allplan Precast reinforcement technology. Reinforcement design, automatic plans, labelling, dimensions, reinforcement excerpts, reinforcement schedules - you set the schematic that you are accustomed to and off you go. Round steel, reinforcing mesh, or mesh stirrups - these are available in the catalogues and can be adapted to all special circumstances. Policies, such as hook lenghts, bending diameter and overlaps can be adapted conveniently and on a country-specific basis.
Seamless interplay: Structural analysis - CAD - robots
Example: Ceiling production. The ceiling layouts are transferred to the analysis program - e.g. Scia Engineer - by Allplan Precast. There, the bearing conditions, loads, etc. are defined and the system is analysed. The results flow back into the layout in Allplan Precast, where the panelisation of the ceiling and the fully automated reinforcement process takes place.
Production-ready, optimised reinforcement
Functions and rules ensure that, for example, a reinforcement mesh welding system only receives a layout that is producible. Allplan Precast already checks the options in advance and indicates to the design engineer what is not feasible. In this process chain, information is not lost and there is no multiple data input, sources of error are ruled out and smooth-running production is thereby ensured.
Visualised with PDF in 3D - understanding reinforcement
PDF in 3D, this is a new dimension, which will lead to more productivity and higher quality in the plant. Whether it involves a detail, a building, a column with reinforcement, Allplan Precast provides the 3D structure and the user turns, rotates and inspects it from all angles, as though he were holding the part in his hand. Furthermore, he can lay and measure a section. This transparency cannot be provided by even the best plan.
FormBau - Revolutionising formwork construction
FormBau is a software application for Allplan Precast, developed specially for formwork design.
When you are in the process of designing and reinforcing precast elements, it only takes a few parameters to create the formwork for process planning and production as the formwork is automatically derived from a concrete element.
The formwork program FormBau creates the formwork for a concrete element fully automatically. You can control this process by directly accessing individual areas, creating additional formwork and defining splices, miters or fixtures. Results are key plans and bills of materials; exploded drawings can be generated for checking. All that is done in no time at all. The data is transferred to the milling machine without loss of information.
Your benefit: Cost saving due to quality improvement
- Less material required (formwork material, silicone)
- Formwork can be assembled easily and exactly
- Formwork can be removed easily
- Formwork can be used multiple times
- Time spent reworking can be reduced significantly
- Time saving due to Allplan FormBau
- Formwork design at the press of a button
- Automatic bills of materials
- “Error-free” formwork elements at the press of a button
- Visualization for checking
A milling machine produces the formwork. Now, all that remains is to assemble it. A simple idea – perfectly put into practice!
Billing and production made to measure
Automated data transfer to master control systems, plant machinery and ERP systems. Error-free, this does away with multiple entry or calculation of data.
Calculation and lists
The quantity calculation in Allplan, parts lists, reinforcement schedules and item lists are a profitable centrepiece of Allplan Precast. Simply because the policies for calculating the quantities are not only based on standards and physical principles, but can also be configured according to customer-specific, individual calculation policies.
Data for commercial systems
Allplan Precast supplies the data for commercial systems in a generally readable format (ASCII, CSV), so that any ERP software can directly process this data. If you prefer making use of the full capability of an SQL database, we propose the TIM Technical Information Manager.
Data for master computers and plant machinery
For the direct data transfer from CAD to the various robots in the plant, the Unitechnik data has quasi proven and established itself as a standard. However, an interface only controls the technical side, it is quasi the alphabet. Allplan Precast ensures the correct content, i.e. that the formwork robot places the magnets correctly, the reinforcing mesh welding systems produces the mesh without problems and the laser projects the third dimension by layers. Coordinated with manufacturers of robots and master computer systems, Allplan Precast guarantees that a plant runs correctly and trouble-free, right from the start.
Plans at the push of a button
Formwork and reinforcement plans, element plans, item lists and quantity calculations. The Elementplan module solves the task of automatically creating a plan from a model with geometry and reinforcement - model and plans are always consistent within themselves.
Plans will remain necessary and important for precast plants in the future. Therefore, we continue to attach value on the perfect and largely automatic preparation of plans. The Elementplan module solves the task of automatically creating a plan from a model with geometry and reinforcement. These main features make this module unique:
- The automatically created plan can be arbitrarily modified and supplemented
- An update mechanism ensures that the model and plans are always consistent within themselves
- The general layout for a plan is graphically displayed uniquely and individually for various types of precast parts
According to the general layout definition, your plans are created at the push of a button, complete with views, sections, reinforcement, fixtures, dimensions, text, item lists. This unique technology provides significant improvement of productivity and quality.