Separate views for Top and Bottom Reinforcement in Shop Drawing

Last modified by superadmin on 2021/08/30 16:42

Introduction

In order to help and ease the process for both the designers and production factories, a new functionality is available in the Shop drawings. 

It is now possible to generate Shop drawings with separate views for Top and Bottom Reinforcement. 

We added a new shared parameter for the rebars and meshes - IMPACT Construction Part, that would need to be filled out by the designers before generating the Shop drawings. 

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Figure 1 - Top and Bottom Reinforcement views in Form slab Shop Drawing template 

For existing projects

If the user already has a project that is ongoing, where he has drawn different elements, the IMPACT Construction Part shared parameter for rebars and meshes will not be present in the Project Parameters. In this situation, in order to use and take advantage of this new feature, the IMPACT Construction Part shared parameter must be added in the Project Parameters. 

1. Go to Manage and open the Project Parameters dialogue window

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Figure 2 - Project Parameters dialogue window in Revit 

2. While in the Project Parameters dialogue window, press on Add. The next step is to choose the parameter type - choose the Shared parameter. Now, change the Parameter group to IMPACT Element Information and select the IMPACT Construction Part shared parameter and press OK. 

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Figure 3 - Adding the IMPACT Construction Part shared parameter to the Project parameters 

3. Now it's time to assign a category for the recently added shared parameter. Depending on the reinforcement type, the user must select one of the categories and then press OK. In this example, we will create a Shop Drawing for a Form slab that has rebars inserted. Therefore, the Structural rebar category is assigned to the Shared parameter. 

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Figure 4 - Category selection of the shared parameter

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Figure 5 - IMPACT Construction Part shared parameter assigned to the rebars

As mentioned before, the IMPACT Construction Part parameter value must be filled out by the designer before generating the Shop Drawings. 

4. Select the rebars and type a value in the IMPACT Construction Part parameter field. In this example, the "Top" value is assigned for the top rebars and the "Bottom" value is assigned for the bottom rebars. 

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Figure 6 - Value assigned to the IMPACT Construction Part parameter 

5. Next step is to make the view settings from the Shop Drawing template settings, in order to make the rebars visible. Open the Form slab Shop drawing template. Here, the user must fill the IMPACT Construction Part field for each Reinforcement view - top and bottom, with the values that match the ones assigned to the rebars. 

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Figure 7 - IMPACT Construction Part value assigned to the Bottom Reinforcement view

6. Save the Form slab and create a Shop Drawing. 

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Figure 8 - Top and Bottom Reinforcement views after generating Shop Drawing 

For new projects

In new IMPACT projects, the IMPACT Construction Part shared parameter will be present and there is no need to add it to the Project Parameters. 

Please follow the steps from 4-6. 

Note

If there are any rebars or meshes which do not have any IMPACT Construction Part value assigned, then they will be visible in both views - Top and Bottom reinforcement, when generating Shop Drawing. 

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Figure 9 - No IMPACT Construction Part value assigned to the rebar 

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Figure 10 - Rebar shown is both Reinforcement views