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May 28, 2019 by Valensas Balsevicius

This post is about the Dynamo script for reinforcement created during our Precast Concrete webinar entitled "BIM modeling in Revit, CAM, drawings and reinforcement using Dynamo" (hosted May 9, 2019; recording available on YouTube). It should be helpful for anyone interested in modeling reinforcement more efficiently.

During the webinar we added some precast elements and placed connections and reinforcement. We also showed how to auto-generate shop drawings with Revit® and the Precast Concrete add-on developed by AGACAD. For the reinforcement, we produced a Dynamo script to create rebar based on 4 selected edges of the Host element with some simple parameters to control the rebar size and number.

Important notes: This post is intended for Revit 2019 and later editions since some nodes for rebar are not available in previous versions. We also suggest you review the additional Packages added to Dynamo (the add-ons in the image below). The reinforcement settings for Revit elements are already set to the correct values.

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May 06, 2019 by Ieva Janulevičiūtė

The new enhanced extension for Truss+ is here! In addition to automating complex Wood and Metal Truss systems, the latest versions of AGACAD’s Wood/Metal Framing Roof are more user-friendly and flexible, thanks to additional options for creating and freely modifying various roof truss layouts and individual truss structures.

Moreover, Truss systems can be created for Roofs with different Hip End and Side Pitches, and more Truss Overhang framing variations will be available for your projects.

Let's look through the latest updates one-by-one.

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® that can assist with rebar creation, like creating a group of reinforcement or individual rebar, area reinforcement, and fabric sheets. It’s quite OK because you can use standard shapes or draw a unique shape of rebar, define different layout rules, and so on. But 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 the visual programming tool inside Revit – Dynamo. Even with some basic knowledge and efforts, Revit users can quickly learn it and start creating their own basic scripts to automate work.

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 22, 2019 by Robert Prybyla

Smart Browser for Revit 2018/2019 is now available in the Autodesk App Store.

Download the above tools 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!

Smart Browser is BIM software for batch Revit® parameter management and easy family browsing in a quality controlled environment. A modular approach makes it efficient and cost-effective for offices of any size that do BIM. Unique features save a lot of time and improve results for BIM managers, team leaders and all architects, engineers and designers.

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 14, 2019 by Ieva Janulevičiūtė

The latest versions of AGACAD’s Wood/Metal Framing Wall BIM Solutions for Revit have been enhanced by implementing some highly requested features. Now they’re more flexible than ever with additional possibilities for distributing studs and sheathing to help automate even more tasks of your complex framing projects in Revit. Also, you’ll have better control over framing joined openings, top plate supports and more.

Let's dive in!

1. Align Stud Spacing with Frame and Opening Sides

With this new feature in Wood/Metal Framing Wall+, you’ll be able to distribute studs by a predefined spacing and restart the spacing at king studs or the sides of openings.

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