MKS BEAM

MKS BEAM

Win64, English

MKS DTECH
BEAM is an interoperability software that connects McNeel's multipurpose 3D modeller Rhinoceros® with the AEC industry-standard Autodesk® Revit® and IFC 4.​

General Usage Instructions

In Rhino, use the panel to assign the following properties to Rhino objects: Family, Subcategory, Material, Data.

In Rhino, families can be created manually or with Rhino blocks.
Select any number of Rhino objects and start typing in the panel a name in the family field or create a block in rhino named as the family.

Families can be assigned to different available categories. Use the panel to change a family category.

Families have a set of standard Parameters: Category, Comments, Mark, Keynote, Type Mark and Workset. Parameters can be Type or Instance.
Select one or more object that belongs to a family or a block to edit its parameters using the Panel. Use Q to edit in a table format. To add additional custom parameters to families use P on the panel. Each parameter will be populated in Revit according to its type. Numbers will require numbers and so on. Wrong parameters will not be populated. You can also import parameters from a shared parameters text file or using RAY.

In Rhino, select manually the objects or blocks to be exported or use F to quickly select multiple families. Press BEAM, BLOCS or IFC to start exporting.
In Revit launch BEAM, BLOCS or URSA and select the .beam exported from Rhino.

BEAM will import family instances with loose geometry save in the .beam.
BLOCS imports and place family instances from blocks using.
URSA can place adaptive componets using curves and level based families using points.
RAY can export Revit content to Rhino

BEAM uses a cache file ( .beam ) based system to store and communicate data between the software. While using BEAM in Rhino and Revit you can set, reset and open the .beam directory. The default .beam directory is C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Beam\Temp

For more details on how to use beam visit wiki.mksdtech.com

Commands

Installation/Uninstallation

Close all Revit and Rhino sessions and run the installer. If security dialog prompts select "more info" and "run anyway"

To uninstall this plug-in, exit the Autodesk product if you are currently running it, simply rerun the installer, and select the "Uninstall" button. OR, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7/8.1/10) and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.

Additional Information

Known Issues

Contact

Company Name: MKS DTECH
Support Contact: info@mksdtech.com

Author/Company Information

MKS DTECH

Support Information

If you have problems with BEAM contact info@mksdtech.com

Version History

Version Number Version Description

1.8.0.5

New Features BLOCS New options when using existing families Grasshopper Get all Block Definition names in Rhino document Get all Block instances by Definition name Read / write Block instance Parameter Export Blocks to .beam file Read User Text from object General Improvements Fixed an issue where material surface and background colour did not apply to imported family objects Fixed an IFC compatibility issue with Solibri Fixed BEM panel opening when copy pasting in Rhino Fixed an issue when importing shared parameters crashing Rhino Fixed an issue when mirrored blocks were not updated because they missed Mark value Improved performance in large files Better login error information Improved UI performance with large datasets

1.8.0.2

New Features BLOCS New options when using existing families Grasshopper Get all Block Definition names in Rhino document Get all Block instances by Definition name Read / write Block instance Parameter Export Blocks to .beam file Read User Text from object General Improvements Fixed an issue where material surface and background colour did not apply to imported family objects Fixed an IFC compatibility issue with Solibri Fixed BEM panel opening when copy pasting in Rhino Fixed an issue when importing shared parameters crashing Rhino Fixed an issue when mirrored blocks were not updated because they missed Mark value Improved performance in large files Better login error information Improved UI performance with large datasets

1.8.0.1

New Features BLOCS New options when using existing families Grasshopper Get all Block Definition names in Rhino document Get all Block instances by Definition name Read / write Block instance Parameter Export Blocks to .beam file Read User Text from object General Improvements Fixed an issue where material surface and background colour did not apply to imported family objects Fixed an IFC compatibility issue with Solibri Fixed BEM panel opening when copy pasting in Rhino Fixed an issue when importing shared parameters crashing Rhino Fixed an issue when mirrored blocks were not updated because they missed Mark value Improved performance in large files Better login error information Improved UI performance with large datasets

1.7.0.15

General Improvements Fixed an issue where material surface and background colour did not apply to imported family objects Fixed an IFC compatibility issue with Solibri Fixed BEM panel opening when copy pasting in Rhino Fixed an issue when importing shared parameters crashing Rhino Fixed an issue when mirrored blocks were not updated because they missed Mark value Added new features to BLOCS when using existing families Improved performance in large files Better login error information Improved UI performance with large datasets New Features Grasshopper Components Get all Block Definition names in Rhino document Get all Block instances by Definition name Read / write Block instance Parameter Export Blocks to .beam file Read User Text from object

1.7.0.8

General Improvements Fixed an issue where material surface and background color did not apply to imported family objects Fixed an IFC compatibility issue with Solibri Fixed BEM panel opening when copy pasting in Rhino Fixed an issue when importing shared parameters crashing Rhino

1.7.0

General Improvements Speed and stability increased User experience improvements Bug fixes UI adjustments Fixed an issue with BLOCS when files with blocks are scaled to new unit system and block definition geometry does not ( Rhino 7 only ) Fixed Dynamo .dll referencing New Features Parameters are now distinguished between Type and Instances SubD objects are now natively exported BLOCS: Blocks are now always instances BLOCS: Update previously placed blocks Query: Block instances are listed together with loose geometry families. Query: Faster area collection Grasshopper: Export .beam files from selected objects.

1.6.3

URSA language compatibility improvedFixed Revit 2018 License issue Fixed Grasshopper baking first object missing New Features New Grasshopper components For all the details visit www.wiki.mksdtech.com/changelog

1.6.1.1

Improved nested elements selection in RAY RAY exports elements as named groups Fixed an issue with degenerate topography meshes from Revit UI adjustments Minor bug fixes For all the details visit www.wiki.mksdtech.com/changelog

1.6.1

New Features IFC: Export IFC files from Rhino IFC Document data Levels Parameter Types Parameter Sets IFC Types and Predefined Types Define Rhino Document Coordinates Export with custom origin RAY: Use Rhino Inside Technology Improved materials Improved geometry quality Improved speed Launch Rhino from inside Revit Grasshopper: Get Objects by Family name Grasshopper: Set Ifc Data General Improvements Bug fixing UI adjustments Panel Updates when using BEAM Grasshopper Components Compatible with Revit 2022 For all the details visit www.wiki.mksdtech.com/changelog

1.5.2

Bug Fixes For all the details visit www.wiki.mksdtech.com/changelog

1.5.1

New Features: URSA: update Adaptive Components with Mark RAY: export Mark when exporting Adaptive Components Automatic Mark assignment to block instances and curve/points Schedule and edit instanced blocks and curves/points New Grasshopper Components General Improvements: New modern and reactive UI Improved stability Optimized Grasshopper Components For all the details visit www.wiki.mksdtech.com/changelog

1.5

New Features: URSA: update Adaptive Components with Mark RAY: export Mark when exporting Adaptive Components Automatic Mark assignment to block instances and curve/points Schedule and edit instanced blocks and curves/points New Grasshopper Components General Improvements: New modern and reactive UI Improved stability Optimized Grasshopper Components For all the details visit www.wiki.mksdtech.com/changelog
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