From the inaugural RTC event until now I have had great chat and conversation with my friend Håvard Vasshaug, and one of the things we discussed about was reinforcement modelling with Revit. It started with a particular shape for a wall he was discussing about in his excellent RTCNA class.
From this point, I started thinking on how this could be achieved. Håvard suggested a solution with Adaptive Component, this is cool and can be done. manually…..
As I was on a good learning curve with Dynamo, I tried to automate AC placement. See the result in this post. Far from perfect, but a good start to believe this can be done in the end.
Later on, and further with Dynamo, I’ve discovered that the structural framing could be another good solution: it answers the need for modeling, and upon everything it provides schedules. It also provides a better batch processing to lower the memory needed to proceed. Let’s go kids.
This is what you will see in this video:
The definition used here is available for download here; you will also need the package named “UV/XYZ Grid From Face”, courtesy of Andreas Dieckmann . This definition works with the latest build of Dynamo available from here, and the Rebar-SF family is here.
The points to remember are:
1- select a face
2- evaluate UV grid on this, and remove the points on the edges
3- make curves in both directions
4- use the curves to place Structural framing families
If you are lucky enough to attend both AU2013 and Håvard’s class there, you may know this video already ;-).
More to come in another post about Dynamo and reinforcement.