Release 0.1.2 / 15-04-2021

What’s new

Editing copied rooms

Parametric edits just got even more powerful! Edits on rooms neighbouring copied rooms (say corridors in a hotel or apartment floor plate) now reflect the edits on all the copies, not just the original one. This means that multiple changes to one space can be achieved by changing just one unit. To help you keep track of all simultaneous changes, we now highlight all copies of the room being edited in green.

 

Revit export

We’re releasing a completely updated export to Revit! Now you can export any design made on Snaptrude into Autodesk Revit (.rvt file format). All walls, slabs, staircases, flooring, doors and windows (from the built in library) modelled on Snaptrude are recreated in Revit with no loss in detail or accuracy. Unlike a .ifc export, the export in .rvt format means that the model is completely editable in Revit. 

To export to Revit, click on the Snaptrude icon, and in the dropdown, click on the Export tool. In the export pop-up, select .rvt as the export format and click Export. The export may take between 5 and 30 minutes to start downloading depending on the level of detail and complexity in your model. The exported model will also be emailed to you once ready.

We have you covered no matter which version of Revit you are currently using. By default, Snaptrude exports to Revit 2019. This means that the exported model, along with all the door and window families, can be auto upgraded to all newer versions of Revit (Revit 2020 and Revit 2021) as well. Revit export for large files has also been fixed.  

 

Walls

Walls are recreated as families in Revit with the correct Structure thickness, linked to appropriate Levels. They can be further detailed in Revit by adding Layers, and can be moved parametrically.

Major improvements are made in retaining any edits made in Snaptrude. This includes dimensions of copied, rotated, moved, edited walls and walls with doors and windows. Wall dimensions that are auto updated in Snaptrude, like wall height updation on storey height change, and wall thicknesses set from Project Properties are correctly exported in the Revit model. Wall junctions between walls of different thicknesses are also cleaner in the export.

 

Slabs, plinth and Flooring

Slabs and plinths are recreated  as families in Revit with the correct Structure thickness, linked to appropriate Levels as per the Snaptrude model. Slab footprint issues from the previous Revit export version are fixed. Slab footprints are also fully editable. Copied slabs, flipped slabs and slabs whose thickness is changed from Object Properties are now exported correctly.

Flooring is exported for each room individually. Flooring below doors are exported as well.

 

Fenestration

All the doors and windows from the Snaptrude library are exported as families in Revit. Our team built out a full set of detailed parametric families (.rfas) of all the doors and windows in the Snaptrude default library. So the export is as accurate as your Snaptrude model! 

You will be able to change the dimensions of the doors and windows in Revit by editing Type Properties. Alternatively, you can even edit the attached .rfa files for further customisation of frames and materials. You will of course also be able to move or copy doors or windows on a wall without having to worry about the cut-outs being left behind. 

If you import and use a custom fenestration object in Snaptrude, we place a default door/ window in the Revit export.

 

Staircases

All parametric staircases in your Snaptrude model (from the built in Staircase library) are recreated as Stairs in Revit with no loss in detail or accuracy.  You can edit staircase risers and tread further, and even customise the stringer, nosing, rise incline, etc, in Revit.

 

Storeys and Levels

Levels are created in Revit for each storey in Snaptrude. Walls, slabs and staircases are created using the appropriate levels as references. All parametric changes to wall heights on changing storey height and slab thickness are replicated in the export. Export of basement storeys work correctly as well.

 

What we improved

Shadows

Shadows are crisper and more realistic than ever before, with much better image sampling. Shadows in interior areas, shadows from details like pergolas, and shadows on glazing and other drawn masses are much clearer. Shiny spots and inconsistent shadows are removed. Orientation of project North has been fixed to always point in the negative blue axis direction (or up in plan)

Exporting views

Views now get exported correctly as per selection. We have also added a Select All option in the Export Views popup, in case you want to download all saved views.

Default values for wall thicknesses

Default values are updated for the different wall types as:

  • Internal walls: 100mm
  • External walls: 200mm
  • Parapets: 25mm

Projects page UI

We’ve added a navigation tab to the Projects page that allows you to easily access tutorial materials and sample project images from within the Snaptrude app itself. It contains:

  • A gallery of models done on Snaptrude
  • Models on Snaptrude that you can explore for yourself in 3D
  • Interactive step by step tutorials that take you through the basics of modelling in Snaptrude
  • Tutorial videos on some frequently asked topics
  • Link to the Help page

 

Fixes

Drawing 

  • Autocomplete on rooms drawn on slabs.
  • Edit polygon not parametric in some scenarios.
  • Undo order after moving snapped edges.
  • Edits on flooring and walls after adding vertex: new edges created perpendicular to the coplanar edited edge where needed.

Materials

  • Materials are retained on editing masses.
  • Materials applied on new rooms post editing materials on other rooms.
  • Removing materials post applying by face.
  • Glass materials not displayed as transparent in some cases.

Autosave

  • Autosave on replicating basements with doors to upper storeys.
  • Some walls and doors of replicated basements.

Auto interiors

  • Movement of auto interiors’ furniture.

Plans

  • Plan representation of doors and windows from upper storeys being displayed in basements.

Storey replication

  • Storey replication of copied objects.
  • Storey replication after changing wall height, slab thickness or storey height post Create Building.

Wall properties

  • Changing dimensions of wall with door, through Object Properties, multiple times.
  • Height of wall hosting sunshades or other masses, on changing storey height.

Staircases

  • On changing height of one typical storey in a multi-storey building, staircases on that storey are made unique and updated, without affecting the remaining replicated staircases.
  • Object properties change for unique staircases.

Furniture

  • Importing furniture to the categories: Landscape, People, Office, etc.
  • Added custom categories not displayed in the Furniture tab post project refresh.
  • Flipping of furniture when clicking on it.

Hide/Show

  • Hide, isolate and show for walls with fenestration.