Naviate Rebar unveiled for Revit 2023

Our new breed of reinforcement modelling tools, Naviate Rebar, has been launched earlier this week during the annual Autodesk University conference. Naviate Rebar is built on a completely new framework which utilises many of the new and improved reinforcement tools that Autodesk have introduced such as rebar constraints and rebar propagation. To download a trial please visit

The rebar modelling tools currently include reinforcement generation for Beams, Columns and Walls as well as a series of tools to manage rebar visualisation. I have produced a short YouTube video outlining the main features and functionality of Naviate Rebar.

Some of the new innovations include modeless dialogs where rebar can be applied to the elements and previewed directly within the Revit model negating complex preview functions within the dialog boxes. Each dialog has a clean, simple arrangement of tools to increase productivity and simplify usage. For example, the column reinforcement dialog shown below will handle square, rectangular, and circular columns using the same, simple column reinforcement command.

Naviate Rebar also supports the simultaneous reinforcement of multiple elements, even if the geometry `varies’. In the example below, a series of ground beams have been selected. The lengths vary, but, since Naviate Rebar also creates rebar constraints, the rebar adapts to each beam.

Additionally, the reinforcement settings can be ‘read’ directly from the elements, so if you have a similar reinforcement configuration you can read the settings from one element, make the relevant changes in the dialog, and then directly apply the rebar to other elements.

Reinforcement settings can also be saved with the various elements which is incredibly useful if you want to make changes or edits to several members with the same reinforcement. The interesting point here is that, where possible, the reinforcement is edited rather than recreated. This means that annotations, tags and multi rebar annotations are retained and not deleted from the drawings.

This is our first release for Revit 2023, we are already working on several additions such as structural openings and connections. Of course, the focus with Naviate Rebar is the efficient modelling of reinforcement, regardless of national codes and practices. Our Naviate Accelerate and Naviate Structure tools will enable rebar details and schedules to be produced in accordance with local standards and design codes.



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