Revit 2014 – New Rebar Tools

Link to YouTube Video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_X6vuTJYNU

In the past I have written many articles relating to the use of 3D reinforcement within Revit and each time I review the tools Autodesk add a little more functionality. In the Revit Structure 2014 release there are a number of new tools and features to aid the modelling and scheduling or rebar but still very little in the way of real drawing production.

Revit 2014 new Reinforcment tools

One of the most useful tools is the new Rebar Constraint tool which allows the user to select a bar segment and then constrain it to another target which could be another bar segment or a cover face. This will then remain constrained so that if the section size changes or you increase lengths then the bar will automatically update. Shape codes now have the option not to be influenced by hooks.

Rebar Constraints Dialog Box

Bar diameters can now be quickly visualised with the addition of sub categories for Structural rebar, previously I was using filters to control this so a very welcome addition.

Object Styles - Structural Rebar sub catagories

 

Another improvement is the inclusion of a rebar table which is already formatted for the UK market. However, the same problem still exists with the recognition of bars and the grouping of bar marks.

As usual I have produced a short video outlining some of these improvements and new features. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_X6vuTJYNU

Enjoy,

LawrenceH

 

 

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.
This entry was posted in Tutorials and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to Revit 2014 – New Rebar Tools

  1. Hayden Watson says:

    One of my greatest frustrations with Revit is when the rebar constraints cause a bar to move from where I place it just because Revit “thinks” it is interfering with something else. In the real world there is always going to be small interferences where bars cross, such as corner bars at beam/column joints. Typically the column bars are placed first and the beam bars are pinched together slightly to miss. the beam bars will then flex out to their correct position in the first few feet. Its is not an issue to the contractor but Revit forces the beam bars out of the corner full length of the beam which is a problem. is there anyway to over ride this? The same think happens at reveals

  2. Thomas Fink says:

    Lawrence:

    regarding the ability to produce drawings: Did you see our app on http://apps.exchange.autodesk.com/RVT/de/Detail/Index?id=appstore.exchange.autodesk.com%3asofistikreinforcementdetailing2014%3aen? Please mention the link to our Website with more Information and links to YouTube.
    We currently are working on an update release and hope to fulfill many of your requirements in UK, hopefully all important ones. If you like to help us, we can consider sending a beta to you..

    Thomas Fink
    SOFiSTiK AG

  3. Roberto says:

    can I ask a question relevant to Reinforcement clash detection? it will be possible to check this kind of interferences as can check with differet kind of revit model/categories?
    thanks in advance for your clarifications.
    Please Note that, will be very highly appreciated if can clarify also if this kind of check it is possible for Building Design Suite 2013 (because my Company has not been updated to 2014 version)
    Best Regards

    • lawrenceh says:

      Hi Roberto, You can only check for clashes between rebar objects. For example, you can clash a link with another link but no a link with a steel beam. This functionality works with the extensions installed both in 2013 and 2014. Don’t forget that Autodesk Navisworks comes with most Autodesk Suites and will provide full clash prevention/detection.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s