AutoCAD Structural Detailing Reinforced Concrete Tutorial

Link to YouTube Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vxf6CrTtz4

In this short tutorial I will take you through some of the AutoCAD Structural Detailing (ASD) basic tools for reinforcing a beam. You will see how to create the bar and ranges and also how to schedule and create drawing views. There is a lot to learn with this package and it is packed with features so you will need a template that creates the correct standard as well as your company’s preferred graphical standards.

Remember that ASD is included with the Revit Structure Suite and many of you will probably have this installed on your desktop but possibly configured to run as vanilla AutoCAD.

You can see below that in the Job Preferences you can set your design preference and drawing preference. The good thing here is that the data is all editable and you can edit the maximum bar lengths and limit larger diameter bars to shorter lengths to have pity on the fixers!

You will then need to create the various styles for the graphical appearance of your tags and dimensions and also determine how ASD represents ranges.

You will also see a concrete beam transferred from Revit Structure to ASD which will fully detail all the formwork and create the element and views ready for you to add bar!

Hope this helps,

lawrenceh

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About lawrenceh

I am currently employed by Excitech, one of the largest Autodesk resellers in the UK, to provide training and other services such as implementation and project support to our clients. The main products I get involved with are Autodesk Revit Structure & Autodesk Inventor. My personal interests include aviation, engineering and walking.
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