Reinforcement boundary for endcaps

Last modified by superadmin on 2021/05/04 17:12


In IMPACT Revit you can create different wall endcaps that allow you to modify the edge of the elements to achieve the desired element style. The detailing of those edges will be later reflected, after saving the elements, in Shop Drawing. The endcap component is now updated with a new feature called Reinforcement boundary. The new development gives the user the possibility to define a boundary where the Reinforcement will stop when inserting RC template into the wall. 

Create endcap with Reinforcement boundary

1. To create endcap with Reinforcement boundary, the first step you need to do is to go in the View tab in Revit and create a new Drafting view. Name the drafting view as you wish and choose the scale. After it is created, the drafting view can be found in the Project Browser. 

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Figure 1 - Drafting view in Revit 

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Figure 2 - New drafting view in Revit 

2. While in the recently created drafting view, go to Annotate tab in Revit and select Detail Line. Now you are ready to draw the endcap geometry. You can draw as many endcaps you want as there is an unlimited number of endcaps in Drafting view.

There is also the possibility to add dimensions to the endcaps. The dimensions will be seen in Level 1 of Detail in endcap definition, and later, after the elements are saved, in Shop Drawing. 

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Figure 3 - Detail Line command in Revit 

Tip 1: You can always use the keyboard shortcut DL in order to access the Detail Line command in Revit. 

Tip 2: Use the keyboard shortcut DI to open the Dimension command in Revit. 

3. The next step is to draw the Reinforcement boundary lines for your endcaps. In Revit, go again in Annotate tab, and select Detail Lines. In order to have a better visualization of the Reinforcement boundary, it would be a good idea to use another colour for those lines. You can find the article from Autodesk here on how to create new Line styles.

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Figure 4 - Endcaps with Reinforcement boundary lines in Drafting View 

4. In this example, we will create Endcaps with Reinforcement boundary for Sandwich walls. Once you are done with the previous steps, go to IMPACT tab and select Wall Endcap definitions from the Wall falling menu. 

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Figure 5 - Wall endcap definitions in IMPACT Revit 

5. When the Endcap definitions dialogue window pops up, select element type and the level where you want to create the endcap and then press on New. Give it a unique name, write a description and press OK. 

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Figure 6 - Endcap definitions dialogue window in IMPACT Revit 

6. Another dialogue window will pop up and here you create the endcap. Press on Pick geometry and select the outer geometry of the endcap. Once you have selected the outer geometry of the endcap, press on Finish. IMPACT Revit will require to Pick the origin point of the endcap. This will be the most left bottom corner of your endcap. 

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Figure 7 - Endcap dialogue window after picking outer geometry

7. As we are working with Sandwich walls in this example, it will be necessary to pick the layer boundary of the wall. To do so, press on Pick layer boundary, select the first layer boundary and press on Finish. Now, select the second layer boundary and press on Finish. 

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Figure 8 - Endcap dialogue window after picking the layer boundary 

8. After you are done with the previous steps, you can now create the reinforcement boundary for your endcap. While in the endcap dialogue window, press on Pick reinforcement boundary and select the boundary lines. The reinforcement boundary will be visible in the endcap preview. 

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Figure 9 - Endcap dialogue window after picking reinforcement boundary 

9. In the endcap dialogue window, there is also an option to show or hide the reinforcement boundary. Mark the "Show reinforcement boundary" box to see the reinforcement boundary. Unmark the "Show reinforcement boundary" box to hide the reinforcement boundary. 

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Figure 10 - Option to show or hide the reinforcement boundary in the endcap dialogue window 

10. The endcap with reinforcement boundary can now be inserted into the sandwich wall. In the picture below, just for visualization purpose, it is shown also the endcap reinforcement boundary. 

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Figure 11 - Endcap with reinforcement boundary inserted into a sandwich wall

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