In this guide we are going to look at how to reinforce a concrete column in Revit using the Graitec BIM Designers tool. There are some standard reinforcement tools built into Revit, which allow us to manually reinforce concrete elements in the Revit model, these tools are useful but can be time consuming. With the help of the Graitec BIM Designers tool we are going to speed this process up.
Firstly, if desired we can predefine assumptions on any element. To do this, select the element and then go to: Graitec Concrete > Assumptions > Reinforcement > Reinforcement Assumptions.
With the column still selected, we then use Graitec Detailing > Reinforcement > Edit Rebar.
This opens the reinforcement wizard where we define the reinforcement we want. For the column we can define the longitudinal reinforcement, we can define reinforcement in the upper, main and lower portions of the column and we can set the number of bars along both directions. We can also define the transversal reinforcement, again in the upper, main and lower portions of the column. For the transversal reinforcement we add packets (or groups) of bars and set the number and spacing.
Once we are happy we click the OK button and the wizzard will generate the reinforcement acordingly. The rebar is just standard Revit rebar and so can be edited with the built in tools, e.g. number of bars, spacing, bar diameters etc…
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