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April 25, 2019 by Valensas Balsevicius

We invite you to join our upcoming webinar about modeling precast concrete in Revit. If you're interested in modeling rebar, don't miss out on this webinar! You'll see how to place rebar automatically using Revit reinforcement tools in tandem with Dynamo scripts that we've developed. Creating strands for walls is fast and easy as well as placing rebar around openings.

This webinar is ideal for structural engineers, designers & drafters, BIM modelers & detailers, CAD engineers & technicians. It's also ideal for companies in building design & engineering, consultancy, and manufacturing.



April 12, 2019 by Valensas Balsevicius

Structural engineers, especially those who specialize in concrete buildings, often perform reinforcement detailing tasks. There are several features tools in Autodesk® Revit® platform that can assist in rebar creation – they allow you to create group of reinforcement or individual rebars, area reinforcement and fabric sheets. It’s quite ok, because you can use standard shapes or draw unique shape of rebar, define different layout rules, and so on. But anyway, if you need to do that over and over again, it takes huge amounts of time.

Revit Structure features | AGACAD

So, whilst searching for tools that can help save you time, don’t overlook visual programming tool inside Revit – Dynamo. Even with some basic knowledge and efforts, Revit user can quite quickly learn it and start creating his/her own basic scripts to automate work.

February 27, 2019 by Robert Prybyla

Our team has arrived in Louisville, the Gateway to the South, for The Precast Show. Time to get the booth all set up for the grand opening of the Show at 2 p.m. on Thursday.

If you're involved in the design and fabrication of precast concrete and you'll be at the Show, Valensas and Jan (see their mugshots below) can show how to streamline your process. They especially hope to re-connect with existing users to talk about your further needs and expectations. They look forward to meeting you at right by the bookstore!

February 26, 2019 by Robert Prybyla

Here is the grand finale in our Dynamo Scripts for Rebar in Revit video series. Settings for each type of reinforcement are all in one script. Just select the types of rebar – vertical, horizontal, diagonal, U-bar, main mesh – you want to insert, fine-tune the settings, and run the script on selected walls. In the video below you can see rebar inserted automatically using only one Dynamo script.

Part I: Diagonal reinforcement for openings and U-bar for wall perimeters.
Part II: Vertical reinforcement for edges of openings and walls.
Part III: U-shaped reinforcement.
Part IV: Running multiple scripts on the same wall

Stay tuned — when these scripts are all finished, they'll be free for existing users of our Precast Concrete software!

February 19, 2019 by Robert Prybyla

Part IV in our Dynamo Scripts for Rebar in Revit video series is about running multiple scripts on the same wall. In the video below you can see main mesh, diagonal rebar, and reinforcement around the edges of the wall inserted automatically.

Part I: Diagonal reinforcement for openings and U-bar for wall perimeters.
Part II: Vertical reinforcement for edges of openings and walls.
Part III: U-shaped reinforcement.

Stay tuned for more. When these scripts are all finished, they'll be free for existing users of our Precast Concrete software!

February 08, 2019 by Robert Prybyla

Want to attend The Precast Show 2019 in Louisville? We've got some passes to give away! Contact us and we'll send you a code to attend the largest trade show exclusively dedicated to precast in North America for FREE!

When: February 28 – March 2, 2019
Where: Kentucky International Convention Center

Keep in mind that these passes are for producers – precast concrete manufacturers and suppliers – only.

We'll be exhibiting at the #PrecastShow, so whether or not you take us up on the free passes we'd love to meet you there. We'll be at booth 789.

February 01, 2019 by Robert Prybyla

A hot-topic among precast designers is automating rebar placement in Revit. We've been working on development of Dynamo scripts to do just that. During February 2019, we'll be releasing a series of videos – Dynamo Scripts for Rebar in Revit – showing what we've come up with for placing different types of rebar.

Here's Part I, diagonal reinforcement of openings and U-bar for wall perimeters.



Be on the lookout for future videos about other possibilities, including U-bar reinforcement of opening edges, wall edges, and main reinforcement. When these scripts are all finished, they'll be free for our existing Precast Concrete users!

January 31, 2019 by Robert Prybyla

Cut Opening Free for Revit 2019 is now available in the Autodesk App Store.

The tools above can be downloaded either via the App Store or via our TOOLS4BIM Dock (download here on our website).

Free tools (e.g. Smart Select, Cut Opening Free) have no limitations. Trial versions of other tools have no limitations for two weeks and include support during the trial period. Have a go, and may your Revit tasks be simple and lightning quick!

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