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ProdLib BuildUp | Create wall structures, floor structures, roof structures for Revit and AutoCAD

ProdLib BuildUp – A tool for creating your own wall, floor and roof structures using real materials

Add structural layers, select the right materials and insert directly into your projects

ProdLib BuildUp simplifies the designer’s everyday life by providing an easy-to-use solution for creating, managing and saving walls, floors and roofs. The tool includes material libraries from several well-known manufacturers such as Paroc, Ruukki, Stora Enso, Icopal and Saint-Gobain. All available materials contain related up-to-date product data.

If you don’t want to use manufacturer-specific content, you can use generic materials in your buildups and easily create, for example, custom walls using BuildUp Standalone application. Later, you can use the same wall in AutoCAD or Revit.

What are the benefits of ProdLib BuildUp for architects and structural engineers?

  • The user can create project-specific solutions of walls, floors and roofs
  • Real materials and predefined buildups from well-known manufacturers
  • A clear interface
  • Free of charge and always automatically up to date
  • Content can be used e.g. in AutoCAD and Revit
  • The tool also creates a PDF file of the finished buildup

ProdLib BuildUp configurator buildup view consisting of layers of Stora Enso, Paroc and Ruukki materials

Using BuildUp

Launching BuildUp

ProdLib BuildUp tool can be launched from within AutoCAD and Revit software or as a standalone application
BuildUp can be found from the ProdLib tab in AutoCAD and Revit. When using BuildUp as a standalone application, it can be launched from the Tools tab in ProdLib Manager. BuildUp contains generic materials and manufacturer-specific content.

Launching a library with BuildUp content

Download the required library with BuildUp content using ProdLib Manager. The library can be found from the ProdLib tab in AutoCAD and Revit. When using the library as a standalone application, it can be launched from the Browse tab in ProdLib Manager.

Browsing predefined buildups in libraries

Predefined structural layers in Paroc library

Several manufacturers have predefined wall, floor and roof structures that can be found from their libraries. Typically, these structures are verified solutions tested by manufacturers.

To use predefined structures, open a manufacturer-specific library and browse the solutions. Once found, simply select it and use in CAD or Revit software. You can also select a predefined structure and configure it to match your requirements.

Creating new buildups and editing existing ones

Create and edit existing buildups with the BuildUp app or with any ProdLib library that has BuildUp items.

Note, if you modify predefined and tested manufacturer-specific structures, please verify the technical values of the buildup.

In BuildUp app

Create wall, floor and roof buildups for Revit and CAD software

Start creating a buildup by

  • clicking “Create a new BuildUp”
  • opening one of your saved buildups

In a library with BuildUp content

Creating a new buildup in manufacturer library

Start creating a buildup by

  • opening the Configure tab from the top ribbon (to start from an empty buildup, click on the Clear all button)
  • open your saved buildup from the Configure tab with a Load command
  • or clicking the Configure button on the right panel. Then it can be modified to fit your needs.
Edit layers by choosing materials and other properties

Add layers by clicking the plus icon. You can edit the layer by choosing the required layer and clicking the Edit button. The chosen layer is coloured. You can also modify the order of layers by clicking the arrow up/arrow down icons.

Select the material, thickness, hatch pattern and Revit function for your structure layer

On the material selector view, you can select required material and view its properties. For example, manufacturer-specific insulations have also product thicknesses available.

You can use product categories or region filter to limit the selection. Or simply search by material/product name.

The information about the selected material is displayed in the middle panel. There you can also define the thickness of the layer.

All materials have default hatch patterns, but they can be overridden by selecting “Overwrite hatch” and selecting the desired hatch pattern. If you are using Revit, select the Revit function to modify the Revit Layer function of the material.

ProdLib BuildUp configurator Paroc Cortex One selected

Use the buttons on the left side of the configurator to save, load or erase the buildup. The Floor/Wall button allows you to switch between a vertical and a horizontal view. The information about the selected layer is displayed under the buildup preview image. You can also add project information into a buildup. That gets displayed in the created pdf and dwg views of the buildup.

Once ready, use the buttons on the right side to add the buildup into your design project or to create a PDF file. You can also get a DXF or a PDF file by dragging it from the adding button, for example, to your desktop.

Adding buildups to Revit, AutoCAD and other platforms

Modeling a buildup to the Revit software
Update Hatches button

Revit

To use BuildUp in Revit, open Revit and go to the ProdLib tab. From there, select BuildUp and browse to find a desired buildup or create a new one. Once ready, select the option “Insert as wall/floor/roof” depending on your structure. Once selected, the wall/floor/roof command will activate in Revit and the predefined structure will be created to the project, including all the material data and appearances related to materials. Use the wall/floor/roof command normally in Revit.

Once a wall/floor/roof structure is created to a project, it’s also possible to create a legend view with the buildup showing the name of the buildup and all the information of used layers and their thicknesses.

Additionally, it’s possible to use predefined hatches in plan views in Revit. Open a plan or section view with structures created with BuildUp. Select from the ProdLib ribbon the Update Hatches command to show the hatches in the view. Note! If the location of the wall/floor/roof is modified afterwards, select Update Hatches again to make sure hatch locations match the structures.

AutoCAD, DXF and PDF

Insert a buildup into AutoCAD or other software supporting DXF format with the DXF button.

Walls, floors and roofs created with ProdLib BuildUp can be inserted into AutoCAD and Revit as well as other CAD programs

BuildUp comes with the free ProdLib software. Download ProdLib below. For help with installation, please see the Installation instructions.

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