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Davit Rivet instruction video

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Video transcript

This video will serve as an overview of the Revit componentry that we at IGS BIM Solutions have created for SAYFA to represent their range of Davit systems. So the OH500 davit systems tab is where we can find this, and we can see here that the RAPTOR davit arms we have four different sizes as well as a range of different mounts to satisfy different installation applications.

If I just jump into Revit, you can see that I have this sort of extracted product range here that I’ve taken from the virtual showroom file, which is a project file that contains the entire SAYFA library with all of the families and types laid out side by side. The logic here is that you can easily copy and paste anything into your project as well as interrogate the geometry and any of the back end metadata that populates the file prior to bringing it into your live projects.

So just breaking down this product range in terms of the Revit componentry, we have five families in total. So each of these left to right rows here, if you will, represent a single family. And within these families we have them broken up by the mounting types. So firstly we have the floor mounted adhesive fixed, low profile. Then we have the floor mount adhesive fixed, the floor mount cast-in cage and the floor mount cast-in base, and then finally the wall mount.

So within each of these five families we have default family types set up and that represents those four davit arm sizes that we saw on the website as well as a separate type that can be used to place just the base alone. So that’s sort of what we’re seeing out here to the left. These are technically a type within this family, but it just provides flexibility to place a standalone base if you need to or want to. In terms of placement of these objects is very much just point and click where you want it.

They’re not hosted. So we’re just going to simply select a hosting level. From there we’re able to use spacebar or alternatively we can pick the position and then use the rotate tool after the fact. We do have the ability to specify a vertical offset via the manufacturer height from FFL parameter. So entering a positive value here is going to ensure that we have that complete system sitting up by that desired value.

Just delete that one. And the exception here would be the wall mount where that same value of the manufacturer height from FFL is going to reference to the bottom of the wall bracket. So essentially a zero FFL offset here is going to make sure that the base of that wall bracket is hitting hard up against the hosting level or hosting floor in this scenario.

In all of these floor mounted davit arms, the position of our cursor is going to be controlling the centre of the base. So you can see here as I’m moving my cursor around we’re actually selecting the placement of the centre of that base. The exception would be for the wall mounts where in actual fact the placement position is the front or the back face of that wall bracket.

And that’s just to allow easily to select the face of the wall for easy placement and alignment. You could easily obviously sit it a bit back off the wall and then use the align tool and lock it into place, which will obviously ensure that when this wall moves, the Davit Arm will follow with it. So while I’m in a plan view here, you’ll quickly notice that we have these 2D symbolic representations of the operational zone of the RAPTOR davit, and that can be toggled on or off.

So the logic here is that these are turned on by default just to mitigate any sort of clashes on-site or anything in these early design stages. But these can very easily be turned off via the operational range, viz parameter under the visibility group and that will just turn it off and show the RAPTOR Davit it in the fixed position as you’ve placed it.

We do also have some of the systems that require a clearance around the base itself. So again we have a tick box parameter in those scenarios where we can toggle that visibility of the required space off or on on an instance basis. Alternatively, as with any of the other SAYFA componentry that has the required spaces built in, we do have the ability to open the visibility graphics overrides. Come down to specialty equipment, expand it out, and we have access to the required space subcategory which can be turned off, leaving us with no required spaces visible on any of these elements in this particular view. So something to note is with the cast-in base when we’re placing this one. So this is actually designed to be flush with the top of the floor that it’s hosted to.

So you’ll quickly see that we have some interaction between the floor geometry and the base geometry here. So what we’re able to do is using the cut tool, I can select the floor first and then the Davit system, and that’s going to clean up that geometry. So we’re no longer having any interaction there. If I just hide this family, you’ll see that it’s actually penetrated the slab to satisfy the mount conditions.

So as with any of the other SAYFA content, we do have the accompanying user guide document in PDF format that you’re able to review at your leisure that may provide context on this product range as well as any other product ranges that you might be loading into your project and having questions about. Otherwise, please feel free to reach out with any recommendations or feedback at all.