Revit Technology Conference North America 2013

PT project-1

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)

Rebar Dataset Dropbox share link

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.


Structural rebars in beam


5 thoughts on “Revit Technology Conference North America 2013

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  2. Håvard Vasshaug Post author


    Thanks for your comments and support. I’ve updated the blog post to include the dataset. It’s roughly 80MB and you can choose to download the zip or sync with Dropbox. If you choose the last option you might see future additions, enhancement or decline 🙂


  3. Dieter Vermeulen

    Hi Havard,
    Can I get somehow a link to your datasets for those handouts. In our company we’re having a look at the possibilities of Revit and Rebar modelling in combination with ASD. I think your handout could be something great to convince people of the advantages of Revit, without having to complain each time about limitations…

  4. Audrius

    Thanks for sharing! It’s important to talk about reinforcement modeling and learn from each other. Because many companies still avoid reinforcement modeling. But I believe this is step forward in 3D digital design.

  5. Ron

    Thank you for sharing the documents from you’re RTCNA-session! I’ve looked trough them for a bit and they look realy helpfull. I’m just starting to learn how to rebar my Revit-designs, so thanx again for your Rebar-handout!


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