The PowerPack for Autodesk® Revit Reinforced Concrete Modules automatically creates rebar schedules, which are created by using either one of the available templates or a customized one. Based on the selected country during the installation, the Reinforced Concrete Modules will lay out different collections of bar schedule templates that are displaying different reinforcement properties in several manners. Moreover, the templates can be customized for every slightly different element.
The Bar schedule option is available in the Reinforcement Schedule icon, on both the PowerPack Detailing and Design ribbons.
Figure 1 - "Reinforcement Schedule" available in the PowerPack ribbon
This feature helps the user to easily create a Revit Rebar Schedule for a template-based structural element, without having to go through all the steps in the Revit dialog. The elements that the user wants to include in the bar schedules can be selected before or after running the command “Bar Schedule” (see Figure 1).
Figure 2 - "Create Revit Bar Schedule" dialog box window in Revit
Before generating the bar schedules, the user has to choose his/her preferences in the dialog window opened by the command (see Figure 2). The templates are Revit models, with defined structural rebar schedules. This solution allows using the same template on many projects and/or computers. The user can define any number of customized template files, and each can contain many different types of structural rebar schedules with the appropriate configurations (fields, filters, sorting, and formatting). PowerPack for Autodesk® Revit Reinforced Concrete Modules include default template files, customized for each country, each with several typical types of structural rebar schedules.
In the dialog, there are also options for the case when multiple items are selected:
In most situations, each schedule is created using, as a filter, the mark of the element:
In case several elements from different categories have the same mark (a column and a wall for example), the schedules can be defined using both the mark and the category of the element as filters.
This option will overwrite the partition properties of all the bars in the selection, and assign them the newly chosen partition. +
After the bar schedule has been generated, it will become visible in the Revit Project Browser. It will also be available for editing and the user will be able to use it in order to create documentation.
It’s worth mentioning that Revit native bar schedules may include all rebar hosted by the considered element, both those automatically generated by PowerPack for Autodesk® Revit and those manually added by the user.
Figure 4 - Bar Schedule generated in Revit by PowerPack for Autodesk® Revit
Native Revit reinforcement schedules can also be automatically generated on sheets with drawings created by Advance PowerPack for Autodesk® Revit. For this purpose, in the Drawing Settings window (opened by pressing the Customize Drawings icon from the Options panel in the GRAITEC Concrete ribbon), the user has the possibility to create native Revit reinforcement bars schedule on drawings.
For each option, one can select the appropriate template and a type of schedule.
The mechanism for generating reinforcement extracts is integrated into the mechanism for automatic generation of drawings.
Undoubtedly, the Bar Schedules tool - as included in the PowerPack for Autodesk® Revit Reinforced Concrete Modules - can easily generate a fully-customized bar schedule in a very short time span. Also, the user has the possibility to generate, save, reuse, and share the template files.