Greenlee BendWorks®

Greenlee BendWorks®

Greenlee Tools, Inc

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The sample Greenlee conduit RVT files are provided within the installer and can be found under the following path

%Documents%\Greenlee\Bendworks

 

The Building Information Modeling (BIM) process is still new to many electrical contractors.  BendWorks® was designed to help electrical contractors adopt this new process easily.  BendWorks® allows smooth information transferring between 3D electrical modelers and the electrical prefabrication shop or foreman on the jobsite. BendWorks® is a first of its kind add-in software application for Autodesk® Revit® and Autodesk® Revit® MEP that helps designers more efficiently optimize electrical conduit runs.  BendWorks® ensures that all conduit runs are error-free and export-ready for prefabrication or on-site bending with most Greenlee benders, saving time and reducing the cost for the electrical contractor.

 

Conduit runs may then be processed using BendWorks® splitting tools. Segmentation of conduit can start from either the beginning or end of a run, or it may be automatically chosen to optimize which method is better for eliminating cuts. Upon segmenting the run, couplings are auto-inserted, and unique identification marks are assigned to each segment. Segment lengths default to 10 feet, but this may be manually overridden.

 

Error Checking

  • *NEW* Three types of error checking; setting, pre-process, process, & warning
  • *NEW* Color code error conduits per error type
  • *NEW* Adjust maximum bend angles and a total distance of conduit run
  • Minimum bend radii
  • Back-to-back minimum distance between bends
  • Tail-end minimum distance
  • Auto-ranging of conduit diameters by bender
  • Maximum 360° of bends per run

 

Material Optimization

  • *NEW* Updated logic that maximizes conduit utilization
  • *NEW* Automatically align couplings for normal, staggered or in-line style
  • Line up couplings in parallel run by using 'Align couplings'
  • Added minimum conduit length information
  • Optimizes conduit runs for fewest cuts and segments

 

Waste Reduction

  • *NEW* Offer split conduit logic that makes jobsite installation easier
  • Reduces the conduit bone pile and workflow inefficiencies 

 

Bill of Material Accuracy

  • *NEW* Save manual and machine files in separate locations
  • Input the coupling gap information
  • Provides output files of required conduit length and removes the guesswork from conduit bill of material

 

Quality Control and Assurance

  • Retains run information automatically during changes
  • Details output of conduit segments with a unique identification for traceability on the jobsite

 

Automated Calculations for Bending Operator

  • *NEW* Provide two conduit cut values in output files
  • Greenlee bender-specific output files provide bending instructions and reduce operator error 

 

Fully Integrated with Revit and Revit MEP

Supports collaboration between multiple design users, and allowing for compatibility back and forth between Revit and BendWorks™

 

Autodesk and Revit are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., in the USA and other countries.

 

BendWorks® outputs critical data on each conduit segment, such as size & type, bender assigned, and locations of bends, into .CSV files. These files may be electronically transferred to programmable Greenlee benders (1055 AutoBend 3D & 855GX) to ensure accuracy in fabrication. For traditional, non-programmable benders, conduit segment data may be output into .TXT files that can be printed and used as a comprehensive guide to correctly mark and bend each piece.

 

List of compatible Greenlee benders:

  • 1055 AutoBend 3D*
  • 855GX**
  • 854DX
  • 555C
  • 555CX
  • 555DX
  • 555
  • 855
  • 854
  • 853
  • 881
  • 882

 

* denotes programmable, automatic bender

 ** denotes programmable bender

 

Note:  This app uses a custom installer (and not the standard App Store installer).

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Informacje na temat tej wersji

Wersja 3.2.7, 2019-08-30
The following bugs were fixed in release version V3.2: 1. Bend mark location in BendWorks output files were sometimes less than the minimum allowable bend start location by 1055 benders. This has now been resolved. 2. The nominal length of conduit has been absolutely limited to 10 feet. Users will no longer have issues where the BendWorks output files provide the second cut mark to be over 10 feet. 3. The XML config has been updated to the latest version to match logic in 1055 benders to correct discrepancies in bend locations.

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  • Does the Greenlee plug-in can be used for AutoCAD MEP
    Nag BoB | stycznia 25, 2018

    The features are good


    Greenlee Textron | stycznia 26, 2018

    Currently, the app is compatible with Autodesk Revit 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015. At this time, Bendworks is not compatible with AutoCAD MEP.


  • Tremendous improvements from earlier version
    Greg Cummins | sierpnia 24, 2016 Sprawdzone pobranie (Co to jest?)

    The new version has so much to offer and with a much more affordable pricing structure. It really seems like the folks at Greenlee focused in on what the electrical contractors really needed to have successful workflows and productivity to support a Pre-fab environment. Using the 855GX in conjunction with the ability to optimize your conduit runs and align couplings allowed us to prefab over 900ft with less than 2 ft of scrap. Great job Greenlee!


  • Getting there.
    Gregory Matthews | lutego 25, 2016 Sprawdzone pobranie (Co to jest?)

    Very pricey application, actual implementation for a high volume shop has a ways to go as of this date. Found a few bugs while using the optimization tool. In production environment we don't consider aesthetics, just accuracy. I have not had issues with lost data from custom parameters, but I will watch for that considering the comments from Shawn.


  • Great Idea, Still Needs Improvement
    Shawn Brennan | listopada 12, 2015 Sprawdzone pobranie (Co to jest?)

    The idea here is great. Provide bend sheets to allow electrical to pre-fab with a spool drawing approach. Any manually-entered parameters are lost. Locations are Couplings are optimized for conduit lengths, but not aesthetics. I had a 6" Nipple on the run I sampled this with. Adjustments to make this more realistic are time consuming, and conduits aren't connected to each other, so the TAB-SELECT for a conduit run doesn't work.

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