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An important task in construction is Quantity Takeoff. And this is also a fairly time-consuming work of Quantity Surveyor.
For the traditional way, the engineer will rely on AutoCAD drawings to calculate the components according to formulas and use Excel files to synthesize volumes.
Today, with the development of construction technology, we will take advantage of the BIM model to quantity takeoff faster.
What is ALPHA BIM?
In this article, I will show you how to use one of 's great tools of ALPHA BIM to calculate the Formwork Area from the structural BIM 3D model.
This plugin has been used through many large and high-rise constructions of big contractors in Vietnam, such as Ricons, Coteccons, Hoa Binh, An Phong, Tan Ky, SC5, ... to increase speed and easily control the calculated results.
This tool is available on the Autodesk App Store. You can download it here: https://bit.ly/3e8ouEs
Let's go with steps below!
Step 1: Build Revit Model
Step 2: Auto Join
Step 3: Calculate the Formwork Area
Here is a detailed video tutorial. Let's see to better understanding to calculate the Formwork Area with just one click.