Release Notes for October 9, 2014

Assemble Systems will be performing an upgrade of Assemble on Thursday, October 9th, 2014. During this time, the Assemble web application may be unavailable for brief periods. If you need access to your Assemble site during this time, please let us know and we can make other arrangements. 

Users will not be required to update the add-in for Revit and AutoCAD, although it is strongly recommended. The new add-in can be obtained at

Features & Enhancements Added

Getting Starting with Assemble

Assemble offers a Getting Started walk-through for users who need to familiarize themselves with or become reacquainted with the tools available in Assemble.

This feature can be accessed at any time by clicking the help icon help_icon.jpg in the top-right corner of your Assemble site.


Weight in Tons Parameters

Due to Revit structural steel objects using different weight parameters, and the requests for both Imperial and Metric weight, Assemble has modified how weight in Tons or Tonnes is calculated. Models will need to be republished to utilize these modified parameters.

Assemble will provide the Weight in tons by Length, calculated using the length field, as Length x Weight in Lbs / 2000.

    • For Imperial structural steel objects, the Weight in Lbs parameter is identified as W.
    • For Metric structural steel objects beginning with M_, the W parameter is invalid. When using these structural members, we recommend using the Weight in Tons by Volume formula.

Assemble will provide the Weight in ton by Volume, specifically for Metric elements, as Volume x Density (of Iron).

    • For Metric structural steel objects, the Weight in Kg/m parameter is identified as M.

Our Formulas:

Weight By Length:

If we find have Wt then Wt(lbs/ft)*L(ft)/2000 = W(T) , T = Tons else we look for M (since we store all quantities in our reference units, we convert M to lbs/ft)

M(kg/m)*L(m)/1000 = W(t) , t = Tonnes
(M*.3048*L(ft))/907.18474= W(T)

If we don’t find Wt or M we look for W and calculate W(lbs/ft)*L(ft)/2000 = W(T) What this means is that if a metric model is published that contains W, our calculation engine will pick the formula using W prior to using the formula with M. Making Weight By Volume a more reliable calculation in such cases.

Weight By Volume:

One formula for all.
V(cy)*6.615= W(T) here, 6.615 is the density of iron expressed in (T/cy)








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    Sean Scott

    Depending if a Project Units are designated to be imperial or metric, you should bring Weight by Length or Weight by Volume above the line into commonly used Unit of Measures.

    If Project Units are in imperial, make Weight by Length above the line.

    If Project Units are in metric, make Weight by Volume above the line.

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