ORANGE BUTTON® prefers to works with Revit files but is also IFC compatible. If one or more native files - of the Structural, Architectural, Mechanical or Electrical models – aren’t designed with Autodesk Revit software, then we solely would like to receive the exported IFC files of those models that aren’t originally designed with native Autodesk Revit software. Our smart in-house ORANGE BUTTON® BIM software allows us to convert these IFC files back to Revit files, by means of a “mapping table”. This enables us to - again - run the ORANGE BUTTON® BIM software, using solely Revit files.
No, if the native files of the Structural, Architectural, Mechanical and Electrical models are all Revit files, then we prefer to receive the native Revit files instead of the exported IFC files to prevent possible data loss.
It is important that you forward your BIM models as early as possible - if available - during preliminary design, so that our feedback – indicated by our CHECKLIST – can be processed on time.
We would like to perform a CHECKLIST in the preliminary design phase if possible. We prefer to receive all models – if available - before the preliminary design is finished. Our CHECKLIST clearly summarizes which information is missing in your BIM and which information is specified correctly. By already sending your BIM models in the preliminary design, you still have enough time to process all missing information - as indicated by our CHECKLIST - in your BIM.
Yes, this is still possible. We are able to specify and process the fire rating (“fire resistance period” “FRP”) in an alternative way, by means of modelling the ORANGE BUTTON® FRP CONTENT in the partition walls and floors of the Structural model.
This alternative way of specifying the fire rating (“fire resistance period” or “FRP”) in the Structural model can be processed by the responsible designing party. It is also possible to let Orange Button International B.V. specify and process this ORANGE BUTTON® FRP CONTENT for a small remuneration.
Often, “Thermal” or “Default” is processed in the “Insulation Type” parameter to specify the insulation name of the chosen product in the Mechanical model. This is NOT correct! The insulation name of the chosen product is determinative for the appropriate firestop system. “Thermal” is merely a description of the functional use of the insulation type and therewith not a specification at product name level. A correct appellation is for example “Armaflex” or “Kaiflex”.
The approved sealing system of a fire damper depends on the fire damper product name; fire damper dimensions; construction type; construction element thickness and fire rating (“fire resistance period” or “FRP”). The fire damper name is determinative for its sealing system, because all fire dampers are tested differently and thus have to be sealed in accordance with their own unique test configurations.
It is important to process the fire rating in the Structural and Architectural model, because ORANGE BUTTON® needs this important information to detect all unique installations penetrating fire-separating elements. Subsequently, this obtained information is used to generate firestop solutions automatically in BIM, by means of ORANGE BUTTON®.
Don’t process installation openings in fire rated walls and floors. ORANGE BUTTON® will advise the position, the size and how these openings should be sealed. Our ORANGE BUTTON® software isn’t able to perform a “clash” detection if installation openings are physically processed in BIM. If you want to specify your installation openings yourself - in fire rated walls and floor - please specify and process them by using “Generic Models”.
We can select a specific area in BIM to run our in-house ORANGE BUTTON® software, by means of a “scope box” functionality. This allows us to digitally complete the firestop design in different phases. This can only succeed with clear agreements - with the designing parties - about the phased digital completion of your BIM project.