We use Plus Design Build (PDB) to create the building, flat etc to design layouts for ventilation installation.
This can range from single duct systems to full building supply & extract with heat recovery.
Currently, we use 3Skeng to create the duct runs that in turn create a list of components and quantities in a CSV format. From this, we manually add the individual costs in MS Excel.
Are we able to create duct runs, components, plant etc. in PDB? The benefit would be the ventilation elements would be part of the whole job within a single PDB BOM, the parts would auto-cost rather than having to update following changes manually.
I have tried the MEP tool, which is great at delivering a total length of the duct route but it does not quantify the bends, T’s.
If 3Skeng or something similar could be integrated or by an add-on to PDB it would make my life a lot easier
Hope someone has an answer…