March 30, 2011

Multi-planar Reinforcement in Revit Structure 2012

Thank you for visiting Ideate’s blog to check out the new features added to Autodesk Revit Structure 2012, My name is Shruti Harve and I work as a Senior Application Specialist at Ideate, Inc. In my experience with modeling reinforcement in Revit Structure, one of the limitations has been modeling of rebar shapes that are bent in more than one plane, Now with the introduction of the ‘Multi-planar’ tool in the Rebar Shape Editor, Rebar shapes that are bent in more than one plane can be created.

In addition to that, the following enhancements have been made to modeling reinforcement in Revit Structure 2012:
  • Introduction of two new modes to place rebar: ‘Parallel to Cover’ and ‘Perpendicular to Cover’
  • Users can now select a layout rule before clicking to place rebar
  • Generic Model Families as well as Structural Connection families can now host rebar
  • Improvements to display of self-intersecting reinforcement bars
  • Rebar stirrup and tie style families can be set to snap to the exterior of a cover reference rather than the interior.
Don’t forget to look through other great features our Ideate Technical Team has found in the new 2012 releases for AutoCAD, Revit Architecture, Revit MEP, Civil 3D, Navisworks and more:

Shruti Harve,

LEED AP, AEC Solutions Application Specialist

Shruti holds a Master of Science degree in Architectural Computing from University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom and is LEED accredited. Her experience includes working in Architecture and Construction firms in India and the United Kingdom as well as Structural Engineering firms in the Bay Area providing design, 3D modeling and drafting services. At Ideate, Shruti provides training and support for Revit Architecture, Revit Structure, 3ds Max, Ecotect and AutoCAD Architecture.

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