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Automatic bar schedules

Automatically calculate and display rebar quantities in a bar schedule.

 

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.

 

 

Workflow in Advance PowerPack for Autodesk® Revit

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:

  • One schedule per element – generates a separate reinforcement bar schedule for each selected element

 

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.

  • Create/extend partition – allows defining a new partition with a given name in order to create one common schedule (if the chosen partition name does not exist in the project) or to add bars to an already-created partition (by typing an existing partition name)

 

This option will overwrite the partition properties of all the bars in the selection, and assign them the newly chosen partition. +

 

  • Use existing partition – from a multiple selection of rebar that may belong to N partitions, the list will be generated only for the selected partition. All available partitions from the chosen selection are listed for the user to be able to choose the desired one.

 

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. 

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