Formwork Area

Formwork Area

Win64, English

Formwork Area add-in is designed to calculate the formwork area for structure element, Foundation, Column, Framing, Floor, Wall, and Generic Model. A 3D BIM model-based estimating solution.

General Usage Instructions

You can check the manual videos from part 1 to part 5 for details on how to use this add-in:

Below are the general steps to use this add-in:

Step 1: Create Autodesk® Revit® Structural model.

Step 2: Run this Add-in. On the first run, the add-in will create Shared Parameters that are used to store computed values.

Step 3: If a pop-up appears asking you to close the window and run it again, please close the pop-up window and run step 2 again. Otherwise, you select the type of object for which formwork area will be calculated, the intersection area calculation range, and other formwork area calculation options, then click OK.

Step 4: You select the calculated elements, and the calculated Formwork Area value will be stored in the Shared Parameter.

If you click "Formwork Rendering", this add-in will create a Formwork Shape for you. You can see the demo video:

You can check the detailed usage instructions in the pdf file here: "C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\ApplicationPlugins\ALB_FormworkArea.bundle\Contents\Resources\Help\Alpha BIM - Formwork Area Guideline.pdf"

or you can check from here:

Also, you can check the links below for detailed instruction videos:

  1. Manual Video for Structural Foundation:
  2. Manual Video for Structural Column:
  3. Manual Video for Structural Wall:
  4. Manual Video for Structural Beam:
  5. Manual Video for Structural Floor:
  6. Demo for Draw Formwork Shape: 



The installer that ran when you downloaded this app/plug-in from Autodesk App Store will start installing the app/plug-in. OR, simply double-click the downloaded installer to install the app/plugin. 

You may need to restart the Autodesk product to activate the app/plug-in. 

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 7/8.1/10/11) and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.

Additional Information

Known Issues


Company Name: ALPHA BIM CO., LTD
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Support Information

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Version History

Version Number Version Description


- Fix bugs - Released for Autodesk® Revit® 2024


- Released for Autodesk® Revit® 2023


- Fixed the issue of creating duplicate Parameters.


- Update new interface - Added new feature: Draw Formwork Shape


Initial Release.
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