In July I had the great privilege and pleasure of both attending and presenting at the inaugural Revit Technology Conference (RTC) North America, held in Vancouver Canada. This was my first ever RTC, and being invited to speak was very humbling and exciting.
Meeting funny people from all over the world who have the same passion as me for 3D digital design is truly one of the most rewarding aspects of the kind of work I do.
Thankfully, this was only the first of several social events this year, as I will be present at both RTC Europe in Delft and Autodesk University in Las Vegas. I’m also of course looking very much forward to this year’s Revit Gunslinger event in Waltham, MA.
The presentation I did at RTCNA was about 3D reinforcement modeling in Revit. It was an updated and enhanced version of the same session I did at AU 2012. Specifically I added a section on complex rebar modeling, exemplified with Adaptive Components for post tension tendon modeling. This example is mostly “for fun”, as I’m still not too sure how well these families work with regards to detailing, documenting and fabrication.
In case you’re interested in checking out the class material, here’s the PowerPoint. my Rebar Manifesto and over 80MB of delicious rebar dataset:
Session 7 Intro (.pptx)
Session 7 Rebar Handout (.doc)
Rebar Dataset (.zip download)
The rebar dataset includes a sample project (courtesy of Rambøll), my presentation demo project file, Rebar Shape RFA’s, a selection of exported models (IFC, NWC, IPB and DWFX), post-tension families (Adaptive Components) and some data-files (Shared Parameters and IFC Export mapping text file).
I would humbly guess the Rebar Shape families could provide useful for structural engineers, at least across northern Europe.