Revit and Reinforcement

 

Structural rebars in beam

I had the great pleasure of presenting Revit Reinforcement problems, solutions, features and workflows at the Revit Technology Conference Australasia 2014 in Melbourne Australia last week. As always on these conferences I get to meet so many interesting and smart people who share my passion for 3D digital building design, but this time something was slightly different. This time I met surprisingly many who was already familiar with parts of my work on Reinforcement and Adaptive Components. That was a bit new to me, and something that makes me immensely proud. To realize that people on the other side of the planet use your research is indescribably motivating.

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Changes since previous Rebar presentations

The presentation I did was basically the same brain dump curriculum that I did at AU 2012, RTCNA 2013 and AU 2013, although this time modified with updates for Revit 2015 (there are a few important ones) and removal of the sections on complex modeling (double-curved concrete walls and post-tension reinforcement). I decided to remove the last parts mainly because I’ve done little progress on the Adaptive Component research lately, and also feel these families have some performance issues when used on multiple and large repeaters.

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Rebar Set Symbolic Representation

To me, there are two big new features in Revit 2015 when it comes to reinforcement: Symbolic Representation of Rebar Sets and Rebar Number. As I said during my presentation, these features seem to work really well, and especially the representation tools look good with last year’s Multi-Rebar Annotation families. Hat tips there to Pawel Piechnik and his team at Autodesk for implementing important features that are easy to use, fast and well implemented.

Rebar Number

Rebar Number

The presentation I did at AU 2013 received amazing reviews, something I naturally was rather pleased with. Here is a selection, with ratings from 1 to 10:

  • Quality of the class materials: 9.44
  • Overall Class Satisfaction: 9.24
  • Speaker’s level of preparation: 9.56
  • Quality of the technical content: 9.38
  • Speaker’s knowledge of the subject: 9.47
  • Speaker’s ability to present and communicate: 9.41

The RTCAUS 2014 presentation was also well received, but feedback forms are not yet complete.

Download and read the updated Rebar bible and RTCAUS handout from Content.

2 thoughts on “Revit and Reinforcement

  1. giocim

    Hi there,
    nice post and class @ the AU2014. I would like – if it’s possible – to have some help: I’m having difficulties in getting out the wheight of a 30 mm diameter rebar set on revit2015+sofistik (an add-on)…I can succeed in knowing the weight all of the diameters in the system families of revit except for the 30 mm diam. If I create a 32mm bar, I get the weight…for a 34mm no weight again.

    Is there a solution to get the 30 mm rebar weight? It’s a known revit bug-ish thing or what?
    Thanks in advance for you help.
    my best regards
    Giorgio

    Reply
  2. giocim

    Hi there,
    nice post and class @ the AU2014. I would like – if it’s possible – to have some help: I’m having difficulties in getting out the wheight of a 30 mm diameter rebar set on revit2015+sofistik (an add-on)…I can succeed in knowing the weight all of the diameters in the system families of revit except for the 30 mm diam. If I create a 32mm bar, I get the weight…for a 34mm no weight again.

    Is there a solution to get the 30 mm rebar weight? It’s a known revit bug-ish thing or what?
    Thanks in advance for you help.
    my best regards
    Giorgio

    Reply

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