Friday, March 30, 2012

Revit Extensions for Autodesk Revit 2013

Revit® Extensions for Autodesk® Revit® 2013 extend the capabilities of Autodesk® Revit® 2013, Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2013, Autodesk® Revit® MEP 2013, and Autodesk® Revit® Structure 2013 software in key areas, including structural analysis, modeling, reinforcement, interoperability and construction documentation. This download contains all previously released Revit Extensions and updates (see all the Autodesk Subscription posts on this blog for additional details). In addition, this download includes enhancements to the positioning extension and improvements to the reinforcement extensions (dynamic model update, beam reinforcement).


The positioning extension has been enhanced to take into account a new element type of “fabric sheet” which has been implemented in Autodesk Revit 2013 software products. Elements can be grouped according to their family types, sizes and materials.

Reinforcement of Beams

An enhanced feature has been implemented to help detect supports for beams. The support analysis is performed on the bottom plane of a beam which is appropriate for slanted and vertical columns. Additionally, walls are considered as potential supports.

Reinforcement Modules

Enhancements have been implemented to Reinforcement modules and take into account:

Element selection by the analytical model

The 3d view can be defined as a view with only the analytical model visible in the same manner as the Revit standard template Structural Analysis-Default.rte. It is now possible to select an element and apply reinforcement to it.

Maintaining rebar settings after modification

After generating reinforcement using Revit Extensions the user can set attributes for generated rebar. Now the following properties: Schedule Mark, Visibility States, Comments and Mark are maintained after modification.

Dynamic Model Update

After geometric changes to the host element the update of reinforcement is performed. The reinforcement is reapplied using the same parametric data. Settings for this mechanism are set at the project level in Revit Extension Preferences (project settings) and at the element level on the module dialog (element settings). Information about the current action is displayed on the Revit Extension progress bar visible when analysis or generation is in progress. A detailed description can be found in module help files.
  • This functionality is implemented to:
  • Reinforcement of Beams
  • Reinforcement of Columns
  • Reinforcement of Spread footing
  • Reinforcement of Wall.

Subscription customers may download the extensions here.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Please show me where to download this element positioning tool from

what is the link ?