Download a 30-days trial version of SOFiSTiK Reinforcement Detailing 2016

SOFiSTiK Reinforcement Detailing is the combination of software and a series of families. It greatly enhances the making of 2D reinforcement sheets from 3D models within Autodesk Revit. The product can be easily customized according to the local or company standards. It is also possible to develop bar lists, bending schedules and cut lists for wire meshes.

The users can avail 30days free trial that is convertible to a single user license valid for Autodesk® Revit® Structure 2016 for 549 USD (excluding tax).

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The product offers the following functionalities:

• Tailor-made Content Packs (Tags, Details etc.).

• Rebar marks for each project or per sheet.

• Set Marks in accordance with added criteria’s like running length, connectors etc.

• Adjustable Annotation for all reinforcement elements.

• Group bars to a particular rebar container so that tag them collectively.

• Develop rebar sets with variable segment lengths.

• Break Rebars in accordance with a stock length and a length of splice.

• Various detailing tools are available to specify the rebar layout,- bar ends,- layers, etc.

• Develop Rebar Shape Details.

• Link rebar couplers and anchor plates to rebar ends.

• Overlook openings for rebars at the time of eliminating an area system.

• Allot Reinforcement Layers in floors, walls and foundation slabs.

• Surf through the marks of rebars and fabric sheets.

• Generate bent fabrics rows.

• Bending Schedules for rebars and cut lists for wire meshes.

• Export rebar data to CSV – (Excel) and ABS (bending machine).

• Various utility commands for making, manipulating and visualizing.

SOFiSTiK AG develops SOFiSTiK Reinforcement Detailing. It is priced at USD 549.00. A 30-day free trial is available.

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Global Parameters – An exclusive new feature of Revit 2016 – R2

This Revit video will guide you making your design superior with Revit as well as make Revit 2016 as an indispensible tool for the architect, engineer or seller. The video specifically focuses on a new feature called Global Parameters in Revit 2016 – R2.

Revit 2016 R2 contains various new features and advancements. The students as well as Autodesk Maintenance and Desktop Subscription customers can only access these features for Revit 2016 software releases.

Global parameters: Global parameters convey the benefits of parametric families into the project environment to fulfill the objectives of the design in a superior way. The global parameters can be developed on the basis of a single project file which is not allotted to categories.

The global parameters can be applied to input the value of a dimension or a constraint, relating to an element instance property to put its value, or report the value concerning a dimension, in order that the value is applied in the equations of other global parameters.

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How Revit 2016 offers huge benefits to Structural Rebar Detailers

Revit 2016 is very useful for managing and operating of reinforcement elements in 3D environment.

Revit 2016 contains various tools for reinforcement modeling, detailing & scheduling. It facilitates the structural rebar detailers to automate some of the time-consuming process with the 3d database of Revit. These may include formation of bending schedules, annotation of rebar detailing drawings, illustration of complex details through 3D views etc.

Given below some of the exclusive features of Revit 2016 :-

Rebar Numbers & Partitions: This feature facilitates the structural rebar detailer to specify a common guideline for reinforcing elements inside a specific construction sequence.

Object Styles – Rebar Subcategories: This feature helps in subcategorizing the reinforcing. Earlier, the users applied filters to visually make differentiation amid rebar types, but with Revit 2016, it becomes possible to allocate subcategory parameter to specific rebar type and arrange visibility styles for those ones in the Object Styles dialog.

Rebar Moeling & Detailing: With Revit 2016, the structural rebar detailer can easily produce reinforcement plans and details as well as illustrate modelled geometry in 3D alongside with annotation of those elements.

Multi-Rebar Annotation: With multi-rebar annotations (at Annotation tab) feature, the rebar detailing workflow becomes superior. Besides, it becomes possible to set dimension amid bars and concurrently put barmarks related to these elements.

Rebar Presentation: Revit 2016 offers a graphical appearance of rebar sets. By applying it, the Rebar Detailers can display only specific bars of a set. It is ideal for slab or foundation reinforcing plans.

Go through the following instructional video presented by Vong Sokun.


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Learn how to use the conceptual massing tools in Revit – An exclusive article by Michael Anonuevo

Conceptual massing tools in Revit are very useful but most of the Revit users did not even know how to use the toolset. The Revit users can obtain complicated forms out of the massing tools, which, when uploaded in a project, are transformed into building components.

With Revit’s conceptual massing tools, it becomes easier to visualize any design concept efficiently. Besides, various types of organic forms can also be developed easily.

Conceptual Massing Editor is used to generate massing forms outside the project environment. If the users want to create them inside the project, just select the In-Place Mass button (Massing & Site → Conceptual Mass → In-Place Mass). The procedure for developing mass in both locations is the same. Parameters (e.g., dimensions, visibility, materials, etc.) can also be allotted to mass components.

How to start a Loadable Mass Family

In order to start a mass family, the following methods should be followed:

From the Application button, New → Conceptual Mass
From the Recent files window, click the New Conceptual Mass link

In both methods, the New Conceptual Mass – Choose Template File dialog box pops up and click the Mass template situated within the Conceptual Mass folder. The view defaults to an orthographic Default 3D View demonstrate detectable dashed lines that symbolize reference planes (Front/Back and Left/Right) and a Level 1 work plane. The ribbon interface appears like the Family Editor interface, even if there exist some tools specific to massing.

To get the complete article, visit Revit Conceptual Massing

Revit Massing Tutorial


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Create an accurate architectural planning with Revit enscape real time render plugin

Enscape 3D presents an exclusive Revit video tutorial that speaks on the Enscape real time render plugin in Revit to develop perfect architecture planning.

With this Revit Plugin, the Revit users can get real-time assessment in 3D for DESIGN REVIEW, QUALITY CONTROL AND CLIENT PRESENTATIONS.

This Revit plugin offers some useful features like Depth of Field, Volumetric Fog, Colour Temperature, Cloud density, Bloom intensity, Exposure, PaperMode, PaperMode Line Thickness.

Enscape is compatible with Enscape™ exlusively supports Autodesk Revit 2014, 2015 and 2016 as well as Windows 7 SP1 or higher version.

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With this trial version the Revit users can upload their project and produce a walkthrough quickly, export superior screenshots instantly, analyze your lighting, materials and acoustics.


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Learn to use beam system command in Revit for generating model of nailers or beams

This Revit video tutorial briefly shows how to use beam system command in Revit for creating the model of nailers or beams.

With Beam System command, the users will be able to include numerous occurrences of framing members instantly. Besides, the users can easily draw various structural elements.

The users have to arrange it on work plane. By default, it is connected with your level (finish floor). Remembering it, it becomes possible to apply beam on slope and vertical surface, like uncovered rafter below the roof and purlins on the vertical panel.

To get started with beam system, there should be merely one accessible beam family (structural framing family) loaded to the project.


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How to use Revit MEP 2016 for Cold & Hot Water Installation Design concerning a plumbing system

This Revit video is an extract of practical video lessons and exercises concerning Revit Mep 2016. Revit MEP is ideal for installing HVAC, electrical and hydraulic system in a building. This Revit tutorial mainly highlights the Hydraulic, Sanitary and Gas installations.

With Revit MEP 2016, just position the equipment and related furniture and the software will automatically estimate the cold water, the hot water, the sanitary and gas installation together with connectors, elbows and fixtures concerning any project. Besides, Revit MEP can also be applied to work out the related diameters, supply and trajectories of the MEP system.

Revit MEP 2016 can also measure all the components in the installation, and generate the subsequent drawings for different types of projects whether they belong to small domestic installation to an apartment building or a whole sports center.

This Revit course mainly focuses on the following topics :-

• Creating the design for Hydraulicand Sanitary Installation of small domestic projects.

• Creating the design of Hydraulicand Sanitary Installation for medium size project like an apartments building.

• Creating the design for Gas installations.

• Authentication of Hydraulic, Sanitary and Gas installations.

• Design and formation of intelligent family objects toward hydraulic and sanitary installations together with, valves and special equipment.

• Quantification and Layouts.

• Inclusion of complete templates and library objects

• Free professional online assistance.


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