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SOFiSTiK Reinforcement Detailing 2019

CONTENT
1. RELEASE NOTES ............................................................................................................................ 9
1.1. 2019-2 Update Release (01.11.2018) ........................................................................................ 9
1.2. 2019-1 Update Release (01.09.2018) .......................................................................................10
1.3. 2019-0 Release (08.06.2018) ....................................................................................................11
2. GENERAL INFORMATION ..............................................................................................................13
2.1. Support .....................................................................................................................................13
2.2. Legal .........................................................................................................................................13
2.2.1. HQ Oberschleissheim ........................................................................................................13
2.2.2. Office Nuremberg ...............................................................................................................13
3. INTRODUCTION ..............................................................................................................................14
3.1. Getting Started ..........................................................................................................................14
3.2. Interface ....................................................................................................................................14
3.3. Workflow ...................................................................................................................................14
4. CONTENT AND CUSTOMIZING ......................................................................................................16
4.1. Content Pack.............................................................................................................................16
4.1.1. Load a Content Pack ..........................................................................................................16
4.1.2. Customize a Content Pack .................................................................................................17
4.2. Library .......................................................................................................................................18
4.2.1. Project Templates ..............................................................................................................19
4.2.2. Rebar Shape Catalog .........................................................................................................19
4.2.3. Rebar Coupler Catalog.......................................................................................................19
5. SETTINGS DIALOG .........................................................................................................................21
5.1. Tab General ..............................................................................................................................21
5.1.1. Annotation Type Definition and Dimension Styles ..............................................................21
5.1.2. Annotation Distances .........................................................................................................22
5.2. Tab Rebar .................................................................................................................................22
5.2.1. Annotation Families ............................................................................................................23
5.2.2. Annotation Settings ............................................................................................................23
5.3. Tab Details ................................................................................................................................23
5.4. Tab Fabric .................................................................................................................................24
5.4.1. Fabric of other Sheet ..........................................................................................................25
5.4.2. Symbol ...............................................................................................................................26
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5.5. Tab Marks .................................................................................................................................26
5.5.1. Mode for Marks ..................................................................................................................27
5.5.2. Set Bar Marks ....................................................................................................................28
5.6. Tab Schedule ............................................................................................................................28
5.6.1. Standard ............................................................................................................................28
5.6.2. Calculation method of bar lengths ......................................................................................29
5.6.3. Output ................................................................................................................................30
5.7. Tab Miscellaneous ....................................................................................................................30
5.7.1. Content Pack .....................................................................................................................30
5.7.2. Text Parameters.................................................................................................................31
6. REINFORCEMENT PARAMETERS .................................................................................................32
6.1. SOFiSTiK_Mass_per_Length (Type Parameter) .......................................................................32
6.2. SOFiSTiK_Coupler_RebarStart/-End ........................................................................................32
6.3. SOFiSTiK_Running_Length ......................................................................................................32
6.4. SOFiSTiK_Not_Bent .................................................................................................................32
6.5. SOFiSTiK_Bar_Length ..............................................................................................................32
6.6. SOFiSTiK_A/B/C/D/E/F/R .........................................................................................................33
6.7. SOFiSTiK_Distance_From_Top(Bottom)Cover .........................................................................33
6.8. SOFiSTiK_Assignment ..............................................................................................................33
6.9. SOFiSTiK_Layer .......................................................................................................................33
6.10. SOFiSTiK_Member................................................................................................................33
6.11. SOFiSTiK_ShapeCode ..........................................................................................................33
6.12. SOFiSTiK_Quantity ...............................................................................................................33
6.13. SOFiSTiK_Mark_TotalQuantity ..............................................................................................33
6.14. SOFiSTiK_Multiplier ..............................................................................................................34
6.15. SOFiSTiK_Revision ...............................................................................................................34
6.15.1. SOFiSTiK Revision Control ................................................................................................34
6.16. SOFiSTiK_Frozen..................................................................................................................35
6.17. SOFiSTiK_Text_VariableLength ............................................................................................35
6.18. SOFiSTiK_Text_RunningLenght ............................................................................................35
6.19. SOFiSTiK_Text_NotBent .......................................................................................................35
6.20. SOFiSTiK_Text_Layout .........................................................................................................36
7. SHEET PARAMETERS ....................................................................................................................37
7.1. SOFiSTiK_Finalized ..................................................................................................................37
7.2. SOFiSTiK_Text_RebarMark_Largest ........................................................................................37

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7.3. SOFiSTiK_Text_FabricMark_Largest ........................................................................................37
8. REINFORCEMENT SCHEDULES ...................................................................................................38
8.1. Word OpenXML (.docx) .............................................................................................................38
8.2. Customization ...........................................................................................................................38
8.3. Schedule Parameters ................................................................................................................38
8.4. Project -, Sheet - and Revision Information ...............................................................................38
8.4.1. Rebar Weight Schedule - Straight Bars {xyz} .....................................................................39
8.4.2. Rebar Weight Schedule - Bent Bars {xyz} ..........................................................................39
8.4.3. Rebar Bending Schedule {xyz} ...........................................................................................40
8.4.4. Fabric Schedule {xyz}.........................................................................................................41
8.4.5. Linear Spacer Schedule {xyz} ............................................................................................41
8.4.6. Fabric Cut Schedule {xyz} ..................................................................................................41
8.5. SOFiSTiK Report Browser (.plb)................................................................................................42
8.5.1. Settings Dialog ...................................................................................................................42
8.5.2. Settings Files .....................................................................................................................43
8.5.3. Adding a Language ............................................................................................................44
9. REBAR CONTAINER .......................................................................................................................46
9.1. The advantages of using rebar containers are...........................................................................46
9.2. Available Container Types.........................................................................................................46
9.3. SOFiSTiK_RebarSet .................................................................................................................46
9.4. SOFiSTiK_Moved_RebarSet with Special Layouts ...................................................................46
9.5. SOFiSTiK_Variable_RebarSet with Special Layouts .................................................................47
9.6. SOFiSTiK_Polar_RebarSet .......................................................................................................47
9.7. SOFiSTiK_General ...................................................................................................................47
1. Mark .................................................................................................................................................48
1.1. SET MARKS .............................................................................................................................48
1.2. RENUMBER MARK ..................................................................................................................49
1.3. EDIT MARK ..............................................................................................................................51
1.4. ASSIGN ....................................................................................................................................52
1.5. REINFORCEMENT LAYERS ....................................................................................................54
1.5.1. Layer Definitions ................................................................................................................54
1.6. FREEZE REBAR .......................................................................................................................56
1.7. UNFREEZE REBAR..................................................................................................................57
1.8. MATCH REBAR PROPERTIES ................................................................................................58
2. Tag and Detail ..................................................................................................................................59

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2.1. TAG ALL ...................................................................................................................................59
2.2. TAG MISSING...........................................................................................................................59
2.3. BAR END ..................................................................................................................................61
2.4. DETAIL LAYER .........................................................................................................................62
2.5. HIDE AND TAG.........................................................................................................................63
2.6. HIDE AND DETAIL....................................................................................................................65
2.7. TENDON ELEVATION ..............................................................................................................66
2.8. HIDE REBARS ..........................................................................................................................68
2.9. UNHIDE REBARS .....................................................................................................................69
2.10. SHAPE DETAIL .....................................................................................................................70
3. Modify ..............................................................................................................................................71
3.1. SPLIT REBARS ........................................................................................................................71
3.2. COPY ........................................................................................................................................73
3.3. DELETE REINFORCEMENT ....................................................................................................75
3.4. DELETE MARK .........................................................................................................................76
3.5. STRETCH/TRIM .......................................................................................................................77
3.6. ALIGN .......................................................................................................................................79
3.7. STAGGER REBAR ...................................................................................................................80
3.8. OPENINGS ...............................................................................................................................81
3.9. GROUP .....................................................................................................................................83
3.10. EXPLODE REBAR SET.........................................................................................................84
3.11. SPLIT REBAR SET ...............................................................................................................85
3.12. ISOLATE REBAR ..................................................................................................................86
3.13. VISIBILITY .............................................................................................................................87
4. Create ..............................................................................................................................................89
4.1. DISTRIBUTE .............................................................................................................................89
4.1.1. Extrapolate .........................................................................................................................89
4.1.2. Interpolate ..........................................................................................................................90
4.2. FACE REINFORCEMENT.........................................................................................................93
4.3. FROM LINE ..............................................................................................................................94
4.4. SPACER ...................................................................................................................................95
4.5. SPLITTING TENSILE BAR........................................................................................................95
5. Fabric ...............................................................................................................................................97
5.1. BENT FABRIC ..........................................................................................................................97
5.2. CUSTOM FABRIC ....................................................................................................................98

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5.3. INSERT CUSTOM FABRIC.....................................................................................................100
6. Check .............................................................................................................................................101
6.1. BROWSE ................................................................................................................................101
6.2. WARNINGS ............................................................................................................................102
6.3. ISOLATE .................................................................................................................................103
6.4. UPDATE .................................................................................................................................104
6.5. LIST REINFORCEMENT ........................................................................................................105
7. Schedule ........................................................................................................................................106
7.1. CREATE SCHEDULE .............................................................................................................106
7.2. INSERT SCHEDULE...............................................................................................................108
7.3. SHAPE IMAGES .....................................................................................................................109
7.4. EXPORT FOR PRODUCTION (BVBS) ...................................................................................111
8. Other ..............................................................................................................................................112
8.1. SETTINGS ..............................................................................................................................112
8.2. OTHER ...................................................................................................................................113
8.2.1. Content Folder .................................................................................................................113
8.2.2. Project Folder ...................................................................................................................113
8.2.3. Labs Match Rebar Properties ...........................................................................................113

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PART 1: USER’S GUIDE
 Release Notes
 General Information
 Introduction
 Content and Customizing
 Settings Dialog
 Reinforcement Parameters
 Sheet Parameters
 Reinforcement Schedules
 Rebar Container

PART 2: COMMAND REFERENCE


Mark

 Set Marks
 Renumber Mark
 Edit Mark
 Assign
 Reinforcement Layers
 Freeze Rebar
 Unfreeze Rebar
 Match Rebar Properties

Tag and Detail

 Tag All
 Tag Missing
 Bar End
 Detail Layer
 Hide and Tag
 Hide and Detail
 Tendon Elevation
 Hide Rebars
 Unhide Rebars
 Shape Detail

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Modify

 Split Rebars
 Copy
 Delete Reinforcement
 Delete Mark
 Stretch/Trim
 Align
 Stagger Rebar
 Openings
 Group
 Explode Rebar Set
 Split Rebar Set
 Isolate Rebar
 Visibility

Create

 Distribute
o Extrapolate
o Interpolate
 Face Reinforcement
 From Line
 Spacer
 Splitting Tensile Bar

Fabric

 Bent Fabric
 Custom Fabric
 Insert Custom Fabric

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Check

 Browse
 Warnings
 Isolate
 Update
 List Reinforcement

Schedule

 Create Schedule
 Insert Schedule
 Shape Images
 Export For Production (BVBS)

Other

 Settings
 Other

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PART 1: USER’S GUIDE
1. RELEASE NOTES

This list represents the reported issues resolved within SOFiSTiK Reinforcement Detailing. The
issues are directly reported by users via Product Support Cases and SOFiSTiK Communities.

Note

For the optimal product experience we highly recommend to work with the latest version from Autodesk App
Store.
1.1. 2019-2 Update Release (01.11.2018)

Resolved Issues

 Fixed an issue that was preventing the Assign tool to work for reinforcement systems (fabric
area, path or rebar area). [RCD-069]
 Fixed an issue that has caused wrong rebar quantity in case different multiplier for different
rebar sets of the same mark. [RCD-054]
 Fixed an issue that has caused the license check (via Autodesk ID) to fail in certain cases
where the used version is different to the subscribed version. [RCD-063]
 Fixed an issue that was preventing the setting Image Width to work for the images in the
bending schedule (docx). [RCD-087]
 Fixed an issue that has caused to count Revit coupler between two bars twice in the schedule
(plb). [RCD-067]
 Fixed an issue which has caused wrong marks after a consistent modification of multiple
rebars of the same mark. [RCD-052]
 Fixed an issue where spiral rebars prevented the schedule (docx) to work properly [RCD-084]
 Fixed an issue that was preventing separate schedule output files for each revision on sheet.
[RCD-083]
 Fixed an issue that has caused a Fabric_Length and Fabric_Width of 0 in the schedule (docx)
in case a bent fabric has just one segment (is straight because of the sketch). [RCD-080]
 Fixed an issue that has caused a placement offset of rebar couplers after using the Group
tool. [RCD-078]
 Fixed an issue that has caused duplicated rebar coupler after using the Group or Freeze tool.
[RCD-079]
 Fixed an issue that was preventing the shape detail of bent fabrics to get updated properly.
[RCD-042]
 Fixed an issue that was preventing to appear the revision parameter caused by the Freeze
Rebar tool. [RCD-082]
 Fixed an issue that has caused an error at the Copy with Annotations Details tool. [RCD-061]

Improvements

 New option for the Tag tool to place a small symbolic shape next to the annotation of a rebar.
[RCD-001]
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 New option for the Hide and Tag tool in the Layer Defintion dialog to display rebars of
different layers with different styles (e.g. continuous or dashed line). [RCD-012]
 Possibility to Import (settings dialog) the bar types together with the
SOFiSTiK_Mass_per_Length to show the mass per unit length for each diameter and
calculate the corresponding total weights. [RCD-020]
 The following parameters for the schedule (docx) has been added to retrieve the
corresponding rebar type information: bartype_name, bartype_subcategory,
bartype_mass_per_length. [RCD-071]
 New filter funtionality to separate the weight schedule (docx) between bent and straight bars
to calculate the costs accordingly. [RCD-022]
 Variable Rebar Sets which are geometrically identical will detected as similar and get the
same bar mark instead of getting separate marks anymore. [RCD-034]
 The All Shapes tool now supports a selection of bars and chosing a view scale to create
different shape collections. Additionally an update mechanism which adds new created
shapes to existing drafting views has been implemented. [RCD-045, RCD-053, RCD-070]
 The Bar End tools now supports a selection of bars and provides the possibility to continue
placing bar end symbols without clicking the tool in the ribbon again. [RCD-046]
 Extended possibility for the parameter SOFiSTiK_Text_VariableLength (settings dialog)to tag
the submark information of the set (e.g. “1 to 23”). [RCD-047]
 Serveral issues for a better readability of the shape images in the schedules (docx and Revit)
has been implemented.

1.2. 2019-1 Update Release (01.09.2018)

Resolved Issues

 Fixed a problem that caused to fail the license check in a certain situation of Autodesk
AppStore customers with licensing via Autodesk account and AppID.
 Fixed a schedule issue at the export of a selection of rebars that was showing the entire mark
quantity instead of the related quantity of the users selection.
 Fixed an issue that was preventing to annotate the rebar segments in the shape images with
values instead of the parameters A, B, C ...
 Fixed an issue at the copy reinforcement sheet functionality that was preventing to place
rotated views in the target sheet properly.
 Fixed an issue that has caused an error message if the new Revit parameter Workshop
Instructions has been changed from Keep Straight to Bent.
 Fixed an issue that was preventing to show the reinforcement weight in imperial untits (US) in
the schedule (DOCX).
 Fixed an issue at the split rebars tool for bent rebars that was causing generation of wrong
rebar elements and layout rules.
 Fixed an issue that was causing the schedule (Report Browser) to use the 2018 setting files
instead of 2019
in%User%\AppData\Roaming\SOFiSTiK\SOFiSTiK Reinforcement Detailing 2019.

Improvements

 The marks of rebars and fabrics will be set instantly when creating or editing reinforcement
elements.
 The calculation method A (outside dimesions) for bent fabrics has been implemented.
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 The set marks functionality Sort Order for Marks has been extended with the Option Revit-ID.
 New Checkbox to set a sheet as finalized to increases the performance has been added.
Note: Parameters of Reinforcement objects and corresponding rebar detail elements, that are
assigned to the sheet with activeted SOFiSTiK_Finalized parameter will not kept up-to-date.
 The setting Consider Stock Length for Running Length marks results in the schedule as
position with stock length and quantity instead of a quantity of 1 and the position total length.

1.3. 2019-0 Release (08.06.2018)

Resolved Issues

 Fixed an issue that was preventing the rebar multiplier to count the correct quantity in the
docx schedule.
 Fixed an visibility issue in the rebar shape detail families that was hiding a segment length in
certain situations.
 Fixed an issue that was resulting in corrupt rebar spacer. The Spacer is not a rebar container
anymore.
 Fixed several issues to further support the new Revit free form rebar object.
 Fixed an issue that was causing dimension deviations during the custom fabric workflow.
 Fixed serveral issue to furhter improve the new copy reinforcement with annotaions and
details workflow.
 Fixed an issue in worksharing projects that was causing wrong sheet assignments while
copying and synchronysing to the central model.
 Fixed an issue that was preventing to print the rebar weight of the whole mark in the docx
bending schedule.
 Fixed an issue that was placing the shape details of multiplanar rebar far away from desired
placement point in the view.
 Fixed an issue that was preventing the Tag All tool to tag certain rebars in certain views.
 Fixed an issue that was preventing to update the shape details of bent fabrics properly.
 A new message has been implemented in case a rebar shape detail has to be deleted for any
reason (e.g. changing the shape code via sketch mode).
 Fixed an issue in the marks per host mode that was preventing to show the rebar member in
the schedule (plb).
 Fixed an issue that was preventing rebars with varying segment legnths and shape code 99
to show as variable in the schedule (plb).

Improvements

 Cut list for fabric sheets in the reinforcement schedule (DOCX)


 Bending machine interface in BVBS format
 Extended Shape Images for Revit schedules and the reinforcement schedule (DOCX)
 All Shapes tool to place all shape details together in a drawing view
 Freeze and Unfreeze all rebars of the desired sheet or host together
 Workflow/Productivity > Support of RETURN/SPACE to finish selection
 Additional Tag placement options for the Hide and Tag tool
 Improved segment and total lengths calculations and representation of bent fabrics
 Differentiation of „Male/Female“ for Coupler
 Tendon Workflow (Create + Tag and Detail tendons) to support the new application
SOFiSTiK Infrastructure Extensions
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 New Notification in case a warning has raised and improved workflow to find the
corresponding element in the project.

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2. GENERAL INFORMATION

For an overview of the functionality of the SOFiSTiK software please visit our
website http://www.sofistik.com

2.1. Support

Further help and support can be found at the following sources:

 User Forum: http://www.sofistik.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=67


 Knowledge Base FAQs: http://www.sofistik.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=68
 Tutorial Movies: http://www.youtube.com/user/SOFiSTiKAG.
 Customer support can be contacted at support@sofistik.com.

Note

For the optimal product experience we highly recommend to work with the latest version from Autodesk App Store.

2.2. Legal

Copyright (c) 2014 by SOFiSTiK AG, Oberschleissheim, Germany.

This manual is protected by copyright laws. No part of it may be translated, copied or reproduced, in
any form or by any means, without written permission from SOFiSTiK AG. SOFiSTiK reserves the
right to modify or to release new editions of this manual. The manual and the program have been
thoroughly checked for errors. However, SOFiSTiK does not claim that either one is completely error
free. Errors and omissions are corrected as soon as they are detected.

The user of the program is solely responsible for the applications. We strongly encourage the user to
test the correctness of all calculations at least by random sampling.

2.2.1. HQ Oberschleissheim

Bruckmannring 38; 85764 Oberschleissheim; Germany; T: +49 (0)89 315878-0; F: +49 (0)89
315878-23

2.2.2. Office Nuremberg

Burgschmietstr. 40; 90419 Nuremberg; Germany; T: +49 (0)911 39901-0; F: +49(0)911 397904

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3. INTRODUCTION

SOFiSTiK Reinforcement Detailing significantly accelerates the creation of 2D reinforcement sheets


out of 3D models in Revit. The product consists of software and a set of families, which can easily be
modified to meet local or company standards. Creation of bar lists, bending schedules and cut lists
for wire meshes is included as well.

3.1. Getting Started

You will get to know the basic tools and workflows of SOFiSTiK Reinforcement Detailing and
experience how easy it is to make 2D reinforcement drawings from 3D models in Autodesk Revit.
Step by step, we will create a reinforcement drawing for a concrete beam. From the following link,
you can download the shown project to reproduce the steps.

http://www.sofistik.de/fileadmin/FILES/downloads/2016_RCD_GettingStarted_ExampleProject.zip

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrlFInX7Df8#action=share

3.2. Interface

After installation of SOFiSTiK Reinforcement Detailing, an additional ribbon tab “SOFiSTiK


Reinforcement” with the related tools and controls will appear.

Holding the cursor over a tool on the ribbon, a tooltip is displayed. The tooltip provides a brief
description of the tool. While the tooltip is visible, you can press F1 to open the help that provides
more information.

3.3. Workflow

While working with SOFiSTiK Reinforcement Detailing, the following workflow is recommended:

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1. Preparation of the reinforcement sheet by placing all required views on the sheet.
2. Modeling of the reinforcement.
3. Using this software by setting the bar marks, placing the annotations etc.

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4. CONTENT AND CUSTOMIZING

Overall, the target of SOFiSTiK Reinforcement Detailing is to ensure that everything related to
content and appearance is customizable.

Note

Any changes to the content requires careful planning and management and should only be done by the Revit
administrator or CAD/BIM managers of the organization. The software will not work without valid content.
4.1. Content Pack

The SOFiSTiK Content Pack is a Revit project template file (rte) which contains all required families
to use the “SOFiSTiK Bridge Modeler”. A valid content pack is required to run the software as the
included families will be loaded and used automatically from the program tools. You can check the
referenced Content Pack on the Miscellaneous tab in the Settings dialog.

The following default Content Packs are supplied:

 SOFiSTiK_Content_EU
 SOFiSTiK_Content_DACH
 SOFiSTiK_Content_UK
 SOFiSTiK_Content_US
 SOFiSTiK_Content_FR

4.1.1. Load a Content Pack

You can either load a Content Pack into your project template or choose a Content Pack at the
first start of a SOFiSTiK tool.

1. Open a new project or project template (e.g. MyProject.rvt or MyCompany.rte).


2. Depending on the availability of a valid content pack, do one of the following:

 Confirm the message dialog “No Content Found!” by clicking OK.

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 Click Reinforcement tab Other panel (Settings) Click “Import...” button at the
bottom.

3. Choose the desired Content Pack (e.g. SOFiSTiK_Content_EU.rte).

The Settings dialog with all of its families will be loaded into your project.

Note

Please make sure that the indicated path and file name to the content pack remains valid.
4.1.2. Customize a Content Pack

You can customize a Content Pack by editing included annotation and detail families in order to
meet different market and company standards.

1. Open installation directory.

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..\Contents\content\reinforcement\runtime

2. Choose the default SOFiSTiK Content Pack which most closely matches your
requirements.
3. Copy the chosen Content Pack to a desired folder outside the installation directory and
rename it.

Warning

All changes in the installation directory will be lost after an upcoming software update.

4. Open the new Content Pack in Autodesk Revit.


5. Open and edit the SOFiSTiK Annotation and Detail families in the Project Browser and
overwrite the previous version.

Warning

Do not change the family name of a family which is currently set in the Settings dialog. Furthermore, copy,
rename and edit a default SOFiSTiK family and set your new family in the Settings dialog, afterwards.

7. Open the Settings dialog and check if all of the properties are set as desired.
8. Save and close the Content Pack.
9. Load the customized Content Pack into your Revit project.

Note

1. Do not rename the parameters of the SOFiSTiK families

2. Do not rename the following runtime families:

 SOFiSTiK_RebarShape_00 (to load the Rebar Bar Types, End Treatments and Hooks)

 SOFiSTiK_Detail_RebarShape_xyz (ShapeCode)

 SOFiSTiK_Annotation_Table_RebarSet.rfa

 SOFiSTiK_Detail_FabricShape_99.rfa

 SOFiSTiK_StructuralConnection_Coupler_Anchor.rfa

 SOFiSTiK_StructuralConnection_Coupler_ScrewLock.rfa

 SOFiSTiK_StructuralConnection_Coupler_Standard.rfa

4.2. Library

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The Library provides additional Revit Families and Templates which can be used for modeling
and annotation purposes. These families are not required to run the software and can be loaded
separately into the project as needed.

..\Contents\content\reinforcement\user

4.2.1. Project Templates

It is recommended to use a SOFiSTiK reinforcement project template as the entire supplied


content is already integrated. Additionally, a wire mesh catalog and different reinforcement view
filters are included as well.

The project templates can be accessed in the following sub-folder of the content directory:

..\Content\Reinforcement\User\MyCountry

4.2.2. Rebar Shape Catalog

The supplied rebar shape catalog is a set of Revit families containing the standard rebar
shapes. The rebar shape catalog can be accessed in the following sub-folder of the content
directory:

..\Content\Reinforcement\user\_RebarShapes

4.2.3. Rebar Coupler Catalog

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The supplied rebar coupler catalog is a set of Revit families using for a modelling and
representation purposes. The rebar coupler catalog can be accessed in the following sub folder
of the content directory:

..\Content\Reinforcement\user\_RebarCoupler

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5. SETTINGS DIALOG

The Settings dialog provides the project-wide definitions such as the desired language or operational
mode. The settings together with the families are part of the SOFiSTiK Content Pack.

Tip
The “Import...” Button allows you to load a SOFiSTiK Content Pack (dialog settings + families) into your
project.

5.1. Tab General

The General tab provides user-specific adjustments for the automatic tagging tools Tag All and Tag
Missing.

5.1.1. Annotation Type Definition and Dimension Styles

An annotation type means a rebar tag combined with a dimension line. Other than the Single Tag
which has a leader instead of the dimension line. Depending on the quantity of rebars in a rebar set,
the tagging tools use one of the following annotation types.

 Single Tag
 Short Annotation
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 Long Annotation

The corresponding rebar tag families can be set on the Rebar tab.

Tip

You can set an individual dimension line family for short and long annotations.

5.1.2. Annotation Distances

The annotation distances allow adjusting the placement of the rebar tags for the tools Tag
All and Tag Missing.

5.2. Tab Rebar

In the Rebar tab you can set the annotation families for the tools Tag All and Tag Missing.

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5.2.1. Annotation Families

In the operational mode “Marks per Sheet” you can set a separate tag family for rebars, which are
assigned to another sheet. In the following example, beam’s reinforcement is assigned to the current
sheet and column’s reinforcement to another one.

5.2.2. Annotation Settings

If the “Tag All moves...” checkbox is selected, the “Tag All” tool will move the tags placed by “Hide
and Tag” outside of the element.

If the “Adjust Hide and Tag symbol...” checkbox is selected, the “Hide and Tag” tool will place a
symbol at the bar according to the current layer.

Limit angle for distribution path to viewplane describes the maximum angle for which annotations a
dimension line will be used.

5.3. Tab Details

In the Detail tab you can set the detail families for the tools Shape Detail, Bar End, Detail
Layer and Hide and Tag.

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5.4. Tab Fabric

In the Fabric tab you can set the annotation and symbol families for wire meshes for the tools Tag
All and Tag Missing.

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5.4.1. Fabric of other Sheet

In the operational mode “Marks per Sheet” you can set separate tag families for wire meshes, which
are assigned to another sheet.

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5.4.2. Symbol

You can set a fabric symbol family which represents wire meshes in front views of floors, walls and
foundation slabs.

Note

Wire meshes in sections will be annotated with a single tag for each visible mesh in the view.
5.5. Tab Marks

In the Marks tab you can define settings for numbering the reinforcement (see command Set Marks).

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5.5.1. Mode for Marks

Numbering of reinforcement can be either per project, per sheet or per host.

 Marks per project: The reinforcement is assigned to the entire project. The marks must be
unique and you can create only a project wide bending schedule. This mode is recommended
for smaller projects.
 Marks per sheet: The reinforcement must be assigned to a specific sheet (see
command Assign to Sheet). As in common conventional practice, in this mode you can create
bending schedules for each individual sheet.
 Marks per host: The reinforcement is assigned to its host. In this mode you can create
bending schedules for each host element individually.

Note

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It is important to be clear about the desired mode from the beginning, as many tools adapt in their operation to the
operational mode.
5.5.2. Set Bar Marks

Set the (minimum) digits (e.g. 1, 01, 001) for marks which will be set from the Set Marks tool.

5.6. Tab Schedule

In the Schedule tab, you can set the calculation method for the bar length and the output volume for
reinforcement schedules (see command Create Schedule).

5.6.1. Standard

Sets the desired standard for rebar shape code detection. You can check the detected shape code
with the SOFiSTiK_ShapeCode parameter.

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5.6.2. Calculation method of bar lengths

Specify whether the bar length (cut length) shall be calculated based on outside dimension (Method
A) or centerline (Method B).

The calculation of the bar length takes into account the Revit reinforcement rounding settings. To
minimize rounding differences, Method A totals the not rounded segment lengths first and rounds the
result only once. Hooks lengths will be calculated and added according to its Revit settings.

Tip
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You can check the calculated bar length on the properties palette with the parameter “SOFiSTiK_Bar_Length”.
Note

Reinforcement rounding changes come into effect after restarting the Set Marks tool.

5.6.3. Output
Choose whether the printout of the schedule will be created in the SOFiSTiK Report Browser (.plb)
or as Word OpenXML document (.docx). Additionally you can set a target directory. If SOFiSTiK
Report Browser is selected, you can choose the output language and for example whether a cutlist
for fabrics will be created as well. For the Word OpenXML document, a (docx) schedule template
can be choosen.
Note

For more information (e.g. How to customize the schedule) read the Reinforcement Schedules page, please.

5.7. Tab Miscellaneous

In the Miscellaneous tab, you can set the SOFiSTiK Content Pack and the language of the user
interface of SOFiSTiK Reinforcement Detailing.

5.7.1. Content Pack

Shows the path to the current Content Pack and provides the possibility to change it.

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5.7.2. Text Parameters

In the SOFiSTiK Text Parameter table you can set custom information which can be used in
schedules and for annotation purposes.

Note

The placeholder in the curly brackets for the spiral “{0}=Number of spirals, {1}=Distance between spirals” will be

filled automatically.

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6. REINFORCEMENT PARAMETERS

The properties palette of reinforcement elements provides several SOFiSTiK_xyz parameters for
different tasks (e.g. tag, count, filter and schedule reinforcement).

6.1. SOFiSTiK_Mass_per_Length (Type Parameter)

The SOFiSTiK_Mass_per_Length paremeter defines the mass per length of the rebar bar type to
calculate the rebar weight and the weight of the entire mark. The parameter can be used to show the
weight per unit length in Docx and Revit Schedules.

6.2. SOFiSTiK_Coupler_RebarStart/-End

The SOFiSTiK_Coupler_RebarStart and SOFiSTiK_Coupler_RebarEnd parameters list proper rebar


coupler types to place at the start/end of the rebar. It is recommended to use the provided family
SOFiSTiK_Generic_Coupler as template for your customized coupler types.

https://youtu.be/lnC5q33C0CI
Note: In order to remove the coupler, you have to delete all instances at the desired bar end of the corresponding
rebar set.
Warning

Adding a coupler works only, if the bar mark has already been set.

6.3. SOFiSTiK_Running_Length

The SOFiSTiK_RunningLength parameter defines the rebar set as part of a running length mark
which will be counted with their overall length of the entire mark separately for each diameter.

6.4. SOFiSTiK_Not_Bent

The SOFiSTiK_Not_Bent parameter defines the rebar shape in bending schedule as a straight bar
with consistent length. Commonly used for e.g. rebar shapes with large curvature radius where no
bending is required.

6.5. SOFiSTiK_Bar_Length

The SOFiSTiK_Bar_Length parameter shows the bar length according to the set calculation method
on the Schedule tab in the Settings dialog.

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6.6. SOFiSTiK_A/B/C/D/E/F/R

The SOFiSTiK_A/B/C/D/E/F/R parameters show the segment lengths of rebar shape according to
the set “Standard for Shape Code Detection” on the schedule tab in the settings dialog.

6.7. SOFiSTiK_Distance_From_Top(Bottom)Cover

The SOFiSTiK_Distance_From_Top(Bottom)Cover parameters define the clear distance between


top(bottom) concrete cover and the selected Spacer.

6.8. SOFiSTiK_Assignment

The SOFiSTiK_Assignment parameter shows the sheet/host, to which the rebar is assigned to. In
the mode “Marks per Sheet” the assignment has to be done with the Assign to Sheet tool.

6.9. SOFiSTiK_Layer

The SOFiSTiK_Layer parameter presents the layer of area elements (floors, walls, foundation slabs)
where the reinforcement is placed. Its recommended to use the Reinforcement Layers tool to
determine the layers automatically. You can define layer names in the Layer Definitions dialog.

6.10. SOFiSTiK_Member

The SOFiSTiK_Member parameter shows the mark parameter of the reinforcement host for further
use (e.g. to represent the member in schedules).

6.11. SOFiSTiK_ShapeCode

The SOFiSTiK_ShapeCode parameter shows the detected shape code according to the set
standard (e.g. BS 8666:2005) on the Schedule tab in the Settings dialog.

6.12. SOFiSTiK_Quantity

The SOFiSTiK_Quantity parameter shows the quantity for the annotation for all rebar object types
(standard, container, free form) consistently.

6.13. SOFiSTiK_Mark_TotalQuantity

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The SOFiSTiK_Mark_TotalQuantity parameter counts quantity of the entire mark to show in Revit
bending schedule. Also it will be used for the dimensioned sketch of the Rebar Shape Detail tool.

6.14. SOFiSTiK_Multiplier

The SOFiSTiK_Multiplier parameter multiplies the quantity of rebar and shows the multiplied number
in bending schedule.

6.15. SOFiSTiK_Revision

The SOFiSTiK_Revision parameter shows the Revision, where the rebar set belongs to. The
Revision will be set automatically with the current Revision while creating/editing the reinforcement.

6.15.1. SOFiSTiK Revision Control

The SOFiSTiK Revision Control is recommended in combination with the Freeze Rebar tool in case
a change is required after the reinforcement schedule is already produced and delivered. The
revision workflow is only supported in the operational mode Marks per Sheet.

1. Activate a view on the sheet for which a change is required.


2. (Optional) Freeze the existing reinforcement with the Freeze Rebar tool.
3. (Optional) Activate the checkbox “Marks per Revision” on the Marks tab in the Settings dialog
in order to get new marks independent of the existing reinforcement.
4. Add a Revit Revision to the current sheet and make sure that the revision is set per sheet.
5. Create, place, tag and set the marks for the new reinforcement according to your construction
changes.
6. Start the Create Schedule tool.

The Select Sheet dialog displays.

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7. Choose if the reinforcement schedule will be for the new, existing or the entire reinforcement
of the selected sheet.

6.16. SOFiSTiK_Frozen

The SOFiSTiK_Frozen parameter shows whether the rebars are frozen with the Freeze Rebar tool
or not.

6.17. SOFiSTiK_Text_VariableLength

The SOFiSTiK_Text_VariableLength parameter shows a custom text for varying rebar sets which
can be defined in the Miscellaneous tab in the Settings Dialog. The parameter can be used in
schedules and for annotation purposes.

6.18. SOFiSTiK_Text_RunningLenght

The SOFiSTiK_Text_RunningLenght parameter shows a custom text for Running Length rebar sets
which can be defined in the Miscellaneous tab in the Settings Dialog. The parameter can be used in
schedules and for annotation purposes.

6.19. SOFiSTiK_Text_NotBent

The SOFiSTiK_Text_NotBent parameter shows a custom text for Not Bent rebar sets which can be
defined in the Miscellaneous tab in the Settings Dialog. The parameter can be used in schedules
and for annotation purposes.

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6.20. SOFiSTiK_Text_Layout

The SOFiSTiK_Text_Layout parameter shows one of the three custom text for alternate rebar
container types which can be defined in the Miscellaneous tab in the Settings Dialog. The parameter
can be used in schedules and for annotation purposes.

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7. SHEET PARAMETERS

The properties palette of sheets provides the following SOFiSTiK parameters.

7.1. SOFiSTiK_Finalized

The SOFiSTiK_Finalized parameter defines the reinforcement sheet as finish to improve the
performance for the ongoing sheets in the project. If the SOFiSTiK_Finalized parameter is checked,
no reinforcement details will be keeped up to date anymore.

7.2. SOFiSTiK_Text_RebarMark_Largest

The SOFiSTiK_Text_RebarMark_Largest parameter represents the largest rebar mark to show it in


the titleblock of the sheet.

7.3. SOFiSTiK_Text_FabricMark_Largest

The SOFiSTiK_Text_FabricMark_Largest parameter represents the largest fabric mark to show it in


the titleblock of the sheet.

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8. REINFORCEMENT SCHEDULES

Reinforcement schedules can be created either as Word OpenXML (.docx) document or in


the SOFiSTiK Report Browser (.plb).

8.1. Word OpenXML (.docx)

The Word OpenXML document is a printable document in the “docx” file format. This reinforcement
schedule will be created based on the docx template set in the Schedule tab in the Settings dialog.

8.2. Customization

To customize the output, its recommended to:

1. Open the runtime folder with the supplied docx template file.
2. Copy and rename the original template and open it in your prefered OpenXML editor (e.g.
Microsoft Word).
3. Start changing the appearance (font styles, text sizes, table layouts, colors etc.) as desired.
4. Add or remove SOFiSTiK Schedule Parameters to change provided schedule information.

8.3. Schedule Parameters

The following schedule parameters, separated by the kind of information and schedule type, are
currently available.

8.4. Project -, Sheet - and Revision Information

Using the following parameters you can retrieve the Revit Project -, Sheet - and Revision
Information.

Example, how to represent the project client name:

1. Click Manage tab Settings panel Project Information Type in the project client name
and click OK.
2. Add the corresponding parameter in the list below using the following syntax:

Syntax {project.client_name}

Project Information {project.xyz}:

 organization_name  client_name
 organization_description  address
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 building_name  name
 author  number
 issue_date  code_name
 status

Sheet Information {sheet.xyz}:

 approved_by
 number
 designed_by
 name
 checked_by
 issue_date
 drawn_by

Revision Information {current_revision.xyz}:

 number  issued_to
 name  date
 issued_by  description

8.4.1. Rebar Weight Schedule - Straight Bars {xyz}


Warning

Please do not modify the parameters sofistik, table

New filter for Weight Schedule:

 Filter: bent to get a Weight Schedule for the bent bars only.
 Filter: not_bent to get a Weight Schedule for the straight bars only.
 Filter: no_filter to get a Weight Schedule for all bars.

 material_identity_name
 total_weight
 bar_diameter
 table_total_weight
 bartype_mass_per_length
 filter: not_bent
 total_length

8.4.2. Rebar Weight Schedule - Bent Bars {xyz}

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 material_identity_name
 total_length
 bar_diameter
 total_weight
 bartype_name
 table_total_weight
 bartype_subcategory
 filter: bent
 bartype_mass_per_length

8.4.3. Rebar Bending Schedule {xyz}


Tip

To get shape image only for non-standard shapes, you can set the parameter show standard shape: 0.

 entire_mark  revision.description
 comment  hook_at_start_angle
 member  hook_at_start_length
 member_multiplier  hook_at_start_total_length
 bars_per_member  hook_at_start_type
 total_bars  hook_at_end_angle
 total_length  hook_at_end_length
 standard_bend_diameter  hook_at_end_total_length
 hook_bend_diameter  hook_at_end_type
 bar_diameter  end_treatment_at_start_type
 shape_code  end_treatment_at_start_manufacturer
 weight  end_treatment_at_start_model
 A  end_treatment_at_start_type_description
 B  end_treatment_at_end_type
 C  end_treatment_at_end_manufacturer
 D  end_treatment_at_end_model
 E  end_treatment_at_end_type_description
 F  material_identity_name
 R  material_identity_description
 bartype_name  material_identity_comment
 bartype_subcategory  material_identity_keyword
 bartype_mass_per_length  material_physical_name

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 revision.number  material_physical_description
 revision.name  material_physical_comment
 revision.issued_by  material_physical_keyword
 revision.issued_to  show_standard_shapes
 revision.date  Sort_by

8.4.4. Fabric Schedule {xyz}

 mark
 E
 member
 F
 comment
 R
 raw
 revision.number
 material_id
 revision.name
 member_multiplier
 revision.issued_by
 fabrics_per_member
 revision.issued_to
 total_fabrics
 revision.date
 type_name
 revision.description
 length
 material_identity_name
 width
 material_identity_description
 standard_bend_diameter
 material_identity_comment
 shape_code
 material_identity_keyword
 fabric_weight
 material_physical_name
 A
 material_physical_description
 B
 material_physical_comment
 C
 material_physical_keyword
 D

8.4.5. Linear Spacer Schedule {xyz}

 mark  weight_per_piece
 name  description
 quantity  weight_mark

8.4.6. Fabric Cut Schedule {xyz}

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 width  layout_total_weight
 length  image
 fabric_weight  type_total_number
 number_of_layout  type_total_weight

8.5. SOFiSTiK Report Browser (.plb)

The SOFiSTiK Report Browser provides reinforcement schedules as printable document in the
SOFiSTiK “plb” file format. Adjustments of the output can be done either in the schedule tab of the
settings dialog or in the Settings Files.

8.5.1. Settings Dialog

The Settings dialog provides the user-specific adjustments of the reinforcement schedule. For
example, the output volume and units, the desired language of the document and the option to
create a BVBS reinforcement exchange file (abs).

1. Click Schedule tab (Settings...).

The Settings dialog displays.

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2. Edit the Schedule settings.

8.5.2. Settings Files

The basic settings are defined in external files which can be modified with a text editor and accessed
in the following directory:

%AppData%\SOFiSTiK\SOFiSTiK Reinforcement Detailing 2018

The directory contains:

 STLI.ini, General settings file (text- and line styles, language files, DXF-parameter etc.).
 Stli.000, German language file.
 Stli.001, English language file.
 Stli.00x, Your own customized language file (see Adding a Language).

Tip

To add a new language for the reinforcement schedule, copy, rename and translate an existing language file. After
this procedure, new language will be available in the Settings dialog.

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8.5.3. Adding a Language

You can add language files for an output of reinforcement schedules in the language of your wish.

Recommended workflow to create, customize and add a language:

1. Open the directory of the settings files in the explorer.


2. Copy the file “Stli.001” and rename it to “Stli.002”. You can create up to 10 language files
(stli.000, stli.001, stli.003, ...,stli.009).
3. Open the general settings file STLI.INI in a text editor (e.g. WordPad) and set the newly
created language file.

Edit the file by deleting the minus character and set your new language file using the following
syntax: [file extension], [language name]. After restarting the SOFiSTiK Report Browser your new
language will be available in the Settings dialog.

4. Open the newly created language settings file (in this case “stli.002”) in a text editor (e.g.
WordPad).
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Edit the parameter by translating the names between the following two characters:

> your trans- | lation <.

Optionally you can add

 space characters to define the width of the associated column in the schedule.
 “|” character (vertical line) to separate the word and define a line break.

The parameters are grouped according to different kinds of reinforcement schedules (e.g. bending
schedule, mesh schedule).

Note

Customization of the schedule in the SOFiSTiK Report Browser requires advanced knowledge. For further

questions regarding this issue, please contact our support.

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9. REBAR CONTAINER

A SOFiSTiK Rebar Container is a group of rebar sets with the same rebar shape, bar diameter and
material in one host. The tools Group, Stretch/Trim, Align and Explode can combine rebar sets to a
rebar container.

9.1. The advantages of using rebar containers are

 Individual annotation and detailing styles can be achieved.


 Combined bars with variable segment lengths in schedules.
 Improved performance by combining multiple rebars.
 Customized rebar set’s alignment and layout

9.2. Available Container Types

Depending on the distribution and layout of the combined rebar sets, a distinction is made between
the following container types.

 SOFiSTiK_RebarSet
 SOFiSTiK_Moved_RebarSet with special layouts
 SOFiSTiK_Variable_RebarSet with special layout
 SOFiSTiK_Polar_RebarSet
 SOFiSTiK_General

9.3. SOFiSTiK_RebarSet
Layout Rules

 All rebars have the same length


 Bending planes of all rebars have to be parallel
 Beginning (or end) of all of the rebars need to lay on the the common straight line.
 Rebars have to be perpendicular to distribution line
 Spacing between all the rebars has to be equal

9.4. SOFiSTiK_Moved_RebarSet with Special Layouts


Layout Rules

 All rebars have the same length

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 Bending planes of all rebars have to be parallel

You can create the following special layouts by grouping two rebar sets (or rebar
containers) with equal spacing between all bars.

 SOFiSTiK_Moved_RebarSet_Segmented
 SOFiSTiK_Moved_RebarSet_Alternate
 SOFiSTiK_Moved_RebarSet_Alternate_Staggered

9.5. SOFiSTiK_Variable_RebarSet with Special Layouts


Layout Rules

 Bending planes of all rebars have to be parallel

You can create the following special layout by grouping two rebar sets (or
rebar containers) with equal spacing between all bars.

 SOFiSTiK_Variable_RebarSet_Alternate

9.6. SOFiSTiK_Polar_RebarSet
Layout Rules

 Bending planes of all rebars intersect in one line.

The rebar container SOFiSTiK_Polar_RebarSet will be created by the Explode tool at a Path
Reinforcement along an arc.

9.7. SOFiSTiK_General

The rebar container SOFiSTiK_General will be created if none of the other layout rules apply.

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PART 2: COMMAND REFERENCE
1. Mark
1.1. SET MARKS

The Set Marks tool sets the marks for rebars and fabric sheets according to a given start number
and increment. Therefore, identical reinforcement (shape, dimensions, material, bar diameter etc.)
will be detected. Its operation differs depending on the selected mode for marks, whether the
command affects a sheet, a host or the entire project.

1. Click Reinforcement tab Mark panel (Set Marks).

The Select Sheet/Host dialog displays (In case active view is not a sheet in the mode “marks per
sheet”)

The Set Marks dialog displays.

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2. Set a start number and an increment for the rebars and/or fabric sheets.

If marks exist, the tool starts after the largest mark in use. If you activate the Checkbox “Renew all”
all marks will be overwritten.
Tip

Set the minimum digits for marks on the Marks tab in the Settings dialog.

Before attempting this procedure in the operational mode “Marks per sheet” the sheet assignment
must be already completed.

1.2. RENUMBER MARK

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The Renumber Mark tool changes the mark in all corresponding instances of the selected rebar- or
fabric sheet mark.

1. Do one of the following:

 Select a reinforcement instance or its tag of the mark to renumber Click Reinforcement
tab Mark panel (Renumber).
 Click Reinforcement tab Mark panel (Renumber) Select a reinforcement instance
or its tag of the mark to renumber.

The Renumber dialog displays.

2. Type in the new mark and click OK.

Tip

You can select the reinforcement itself or its tag.

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1.3. EDIT MARK

The Edit Mark tool selects all instances of a rebar or fabric sheet mark to edit the properties (such as
diameter, hooks, rebar shape, etc.) consistently. Its operation will differ depending on the
selected mode of operation, whether the command affects a single sheet, host or the entire project.

1. Do one of the following:

 Select a reinforcement instance or its tag of the mark to edit Click Reinforcement
tab Mark panel (Edit).
 Click Reinforcement tab Mark panel (Edit) Select a reinforcement instance or its
tag of the mark to edit.

2. Edit the properties of your wish.

Tip

You can select the reinforcement itself or its tag.


Note

The properties of a rebar or fabric sheet mark as part of a reinforcement system (such as Area or Path
Reinforcement) can’t be changed. In this case you have to remove the reinforcement system first.

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1.4. ASSIGN

The Assign tool assigns reinforcement to a sheet and its current revision. The tool is only available in
the operational modeMarks per Sheet.

1. Activate the view in which you want to assign reinforcement.


2. (Optional) Select one or more reinforcement elements to assign to a sheet.

If you do not select reinforcement elements, the Assign to Sheet tool will treat all visible
reinforcement in the view.

3. Click Reinforcement tab Mark panel (Assign).

The Select Sheet dialog displays.

4. Select a sheet in the dialog.

If rebar sets are detected which are already assigned to a sheet, the Assign to Sheet dialog displays.

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5. Decide for each reinforcement element whether it should be treated or not.

Tip
You can check the related sheet of the rebar set or fabric sheet in the properties palette with the parameter
“SOFiSTiK_Assignment”.

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1.5. REINFORCEMENT LAYERS

The Reinforcement Layers tool determines reinforcement layers in area elements (floors, walls,
foundation slabs). Its operation uses the user given names in the Layers Definitions and writes them
into the parameter SOFiSTiK_Layer.

1. Select one or more reinforcement elements.

If you do not select reinforcement elements, the Reinforcement Layers tool will treat all
reinforcement in the project.

2. Click Reinforcement tab Mark panel (Layers).

If rebar sets are detected which are already set to a layer, the Reinforcement Layers dialog displays.

3. Decide for each reinforcement element whether it should be treated or not.

Tip

You can use the SOFiSTiK_Layer parameter to define view filter to see for example only the upper
reinforcement of a floor.
1.5.1. Layer Definitions

In the Layer Definitions you can set or edit the layer names for rebar sets and fabrics in area
elements (floors, walls, foundation slabs). The given names will be used by the Layers tool.

1. Click Reinforcement tab Mark panel drop-down (Layer Definitions).

The Layer Definitions dialog displays.

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1.6. FREEZE REBAR

The Freeze Rebar tool converts rebar sets into structural rebar container. The geometry and all
parameters of a frozen rebar set will be uneditable. Freeze Rebar is recommended in order to avoid
unwished changes of the existing reinforcement. You can very comfortably combine the tool with
the SOFiSTiK Revision Control.

1. Activate the view in which you want to freeze rebars.


2. (Optional) Select one or more rebar sets to freeze.

If you do not select rebar sets, the Freeze tool will freeze all elements in the view that are not already
frozen.

3. Click Reinforcement tab Mark panel (Freeze).

Tip

With the parameter “SOFiSTiK_Frozen” in the properties palette you can check whether the reinforcement is
frozen or not.

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1.7. UNFREEZE REBAR

The Unfreeze Rebar tool converts rebar container created by the Freeze tool, back into rebar sets.
The geometry and all parameters rebar set will become editable again.

1. Activate the view in which you want to unfreeze rebars.


2. (Optional) Select one or more rebar sets to unfreeze.

If you do not select rebar sets, the Unfreeze tool will unfreeze all elements in the view that are
frozen.

3. Click Reinforcement tab Mark panel (Unfreeze).

Tip
With the parameter “SOFiSTiK_Frozen” in the properties palette you can check whether the reinforcement is
frozen or not.

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1.8. MATCH REBAR PROPERTIES

The Match Rebar Properties tool converts a rebar set to match the properties with another rebar set
in the same view. The selected rebar sets must belong to the same rebar shape.

1. Activate the view in which you want to match rebar properties.


2. Click Reinforcement tab Mark panel (Match).
3. Select the first rebar set to copy its properties to clipboard.
4. Select another rebar set to convert it to the rebar set you selected.
5. Continue selecting rebar set to convert, or press Esc to exit the tool.

Tip

Use the tool to avoid small deviations between different rebar sets (e.g. to get the same mark for both).
Note
The parameter Layout Rule will not be handled as this setting may need to be different depending on the
rebar position.

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2. Tag and Detail
2.1. TAG ALL

The Tag All tool deletes and recreates all rebar and fabric sheet tags in one operation. In contrast to
the Tag Missing tool, all modifications previously done will be erased. This tool can be useful, for
example, if you want to change the previously placed tag families according to the current annotation
settings.

To decide if existing rebar tags (which has been placed by the command Hide and Tag) shall be
moved outside the element or not, use the checkbox on the Rebar tab in the Settings dialog.

1. Activate the view in which you want to tag reinforcement.


2. (Optional) Select one or more reinforcement elements to tag.

If you do not select reinforcement elements, the Tag All tool will tag all reinforcement in the view.

3. Click Reinforcement tab Tag and Detail panel (All).

Tip
You can set a different tag families for reinforcement which is assigned to another sheet on the Rebar
tab and Fabric tabin the Settings dialog.

Note

In the operational mode “Marks per sheet” the active view has to be on a sheet and the sheet assignment
must be already completed.
2.2. TAG MISSING

The Tag Missing tool tags all untagged reinforcement elements according to the current annotation
settings. In contrast to the command Tag All, all modifications previously completed will be kept. This
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tool can be useful, for example, if existing tags have been moved to a desired position, or the tag
family (or its type) has been changed.

1. Activate the view in which you want to tag reinforcement.


2. (Optional) Select one or more rebars and/or fabric sheets to tag.

If you do not select reinforcement elements, the Tag Missing tool will tag all reinforcement in the
view that are not already tagged.

3. Click Reinforcement tab Tag and Detail panel (Missing).

Tip

You can set different tag families for reinforcement which is assigned to another sheet on the Rebar
tab and Fabric tab in the Settings dialog.

Note

In the operational mode “Marks per sheet” the active view has to be on a sheet and the sheet assignment
must be

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2.3. BAR END

The Bar End tool tags a rebar to indicate its bar ends. Typically used if straight bars with different
lengths are placed in a row or a plane behind each other. The desired detail family can be set on
the Details tab in the Settings dialog. The default detail family SOFiSTiK_Detail_BarEnd provides
different family types for different styles.

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1. Activate the view in which you want to tag a bar end.
2. Click Reinforcement tab Tag and Detail panel (Bar End) Select the rebar at the
desired end to tag.

Tip

Use the shape handle and the flip arrow, at the selected detail family placed by the Bar End tool, to move and
to mirror the bar end detail.

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2.4. DETAIL LAYER

The Detail Layer tool tags rebars with a detail family to indicate its layer. The desired detail family
can be set on the Details tab in the Settings dialog. The default detail family
“SOFiSTiK_Detail_Layer” provides different family types with different styles.

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1. Activate the view in which you want to detail a rebar.
2. Click Reinforcement tab Tag and Detail panel (Detail Layer) Select a rebar to
indicate its layer.

Tip

The Detail Layer tool handles visibility parameters to show symbols for bar bents away from - and towards
viewer. You can check these parameters in the properties palette of the provided default detail family
SOFiSTiK_Detail_Layer.

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2.5. HIDE AND TAG

The Hide and Tag rebars tool places a rebar set detail on top of a selected rebar set. The detail
shows a distribution path as dimension line and a representive rebar for the layout and will be placed
together with a rebar tag. Therefore the rebar set becomes hidden. In contrast to the command Hide
Rebars, this tool is especially recommended for rebar sets in floors, walls and foundation slabs.

The desired detail family can be set on the Details tab in the Settings dialog. The default detail family
SOFiSTiK_Detail_RebarSet provides different family types for different styles.

To move the rebar tags outside the element you can use the “Tag All” tool afterwards. Therefore the
checkbox “Move annotations placed by “Hide and Tag” outside.” must be checked on the Rebar
tab in the Settings dialog.

1. Activate the view in which you want to hide and tag rebar sets.
2. Do one of the following:

 Select one or more rebar sets to hide and place the rebar set detail with the tag Click
Reinforcement tab Tag and Detail panel (Hide and Tag).
 Click Reinforcement tab Tag and Detail panel (Hide and Tag) Select one or more
rebar sets to hide and place the rebar set detail with the tag Click Finish in the Options
bar.

Tip

Select the detail rebar set placed by the Hide and Tag tool and use the shape handle to move the dimension
line to the desired position. Additionally check the parameters in properties palette to show different bar
symbols and move the interior bars.

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Feature Video

https://youtu.be/RwnJEreGGg8

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2.6. HIDE AND DETAIL

The Hide and Detail tool places a rebar shape detail turned into the plane of the paper, a dimension
line and an annotation on top of a selected rebar set. Therefore the rebar set becomes hidden. The
desired detail family can be set on the Details tab in the Settings dialog. The default detail family
SOFiSTiK_Detail_RebarSet provides different family types for different styles.

1. Activate the view in which you want to hide and detail rebar sets.
2. (Optional) Set a default offset for the dimension line.

 Click Reinforcement tab Tag and Detail panel Tag and Detail drop down (Detail
Parameters) The Detail Parameter dialog displays.

 Set a desired length as offset.

3. Do one of the following:

 Select one or more rebar sets Click Reinforcement tab Tag and Detail
panel (Hide and Detail).
 Click Reinforcement tab Tag and Detail panel (Hide and Detail) Select one or
more rebar sets Click Finish in the Options bar.

Tip

You can move the shape detail with the shape handles at the detail dimension line family and mirror them with the
flip arrows at the shape detail family itself.

Feature Video

https://youtu.be/pwy6z2UIJEQ

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2.7. TENDON ELEVATION

The Tendon Elevation tool creates stations (detail elements) along the tendon and annotates the
hight of the tendon according to the chosen referance.

Note

Check if the SOFiSTiK_Detail_TendonElevation and SOFiSTiK_Annotation_TendonElevation are in the


project or in the ContentPack. If not, you can copy these families from any ContentPack in installation
directory.

1. Create the section view where you want to annotate the tendon’s elevation and activate it.

2. Click Reinforcement tab Tag and Detail panel (Tendon Elevation) Select a
tendon to create stations.

3. SOFiSTiK: Tendon Elevation dialog displays

4. Select a grid as a reference axis for the stations, the layout rule and the position for the
stations and click Create.
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5. Click in view to place the station’s labels.

6. Click Reinforcement tab Tag and Detail panel (Tendon Elevation) Select a
tendon to create annotations.

7. Select face(es) or edge(es) of the structure as referances for the hight calculation.

8. Click Select to choose for which stations the annotations should be created and click Finish.

9. Click OK in SOFiSTiK: Tendon Elevation dialog to create annotations.

10. Click in view to place annotations.

Note

In the preview, highlighted surface shows the chosen referance.


Tip

You can move/copy/delete stations according to your wish. The position of the stations in accordance to the
tendon (top/center/bottom) will be adjusted while creating the annotations.
Feature Video ¶
https://youtu.be/FBbZqHAqDfE

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2.8. HIDE REBARS

The Hide Rebars tool places a symbolic representation of a rebar set to show only individual single
rebars. The rebar object is no longer visible on this view. In contrast to the command Hide and Tag
Rebars, this tool is especially recommended for rebar sets in beams and columns.

1. Activate the view in which you want to hide and tag rebar sets.
2. Do one of the following:

 Select one or more rebar sets to place a symbolic representation and show only individual
rebars Click Reinforcement tab Tag and Detail panel (Hide Rebars).
 Click Reinforcement tab Tag and Detail panel (Hide Rebars) Select one or more
rebar sets to place a symbolic representation and show only individual rebars Click Finish
in the Options bar.

Tip

Set the desired quantity of shown rebars in properties palette of the rebar set symbol.

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2.9. UNHIDE REBARS

The Unhide Rebars tool deletes the symbolic representation of a rebar set and unhides the rebar
set.

1. Activate the view in which you want to unhide rebar sets.


2. Do one of the following:

 Select one or more rebar sets to unhide Click Reinforcement tab Tag and Detail
panel (Unhide).
 Click Reinforcement tab Tag and Detail panel (Unhide) Select one or more rebar
sets to unhide Click Finish in the Options bar.

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2.10. SHAPE DETAIL

The Shape Detail tool creates a dimensioned sketch (Revit detail family) of a rebar- or fabric shape
and places it together with a tag in the view. Depending on the family type the rebar shape detail
represents either the selected partial set or all instances of the total mark. For this reason the Set
Marks tool must have already been executed.

1. Activate the view where you want to place shape details.


2. Do one of the following:

 Select a rebar or fabric (or the tag) to create a shape detail Click Reinforcement
tab Tag and Detail panel (Shape Detail).
 Click Reinforcement tab Tag and Detail panel (Shape Detail) Select a rebar or
fabric (or the tag) to create a shape detail.

3. Click to place the Shape Detail (SHIFT activates Ortho-Mode).

Use the Ortho-Mode to place the detail orthogonally aligned to the selected rebar. Otherwise the
insertion point will be at the lower left corner of the shape detail.

4. Continue placing more shape details, or press Esc to exit the tool.
5. Choose the desired family type of your shape details to represent the entire mark with the
total quantity of rebars or the selected partial set.

Tip

You can turn the bend diameter symbol on and off, with parameter Show_BendDiameter in the properties
palette of the detail family.
Feature Video
https://youtu.be/_RQ-JDFOhRQ

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3. Modify
3.1. SPLIT REBARS

The Split Rebars tool splits rebars according to a stock length and places them with the a lap length.
The tool provides the following two workflows:

 Split entire straight rebar sets (e.g. in a large floor or foundation slab). Optionally, the
arrangement can be staggered in this mode.
 Split single rebar shapes (e.g. in a large section) as preparation for the Distribute tool.

For both workflows you can create dividing lines first (optional) to check or edit the way to split
individually.

1. Activate the view where you want to split rebars.


2. Do one of the following:

 Select a single bent bar or straight rebar sets to split Click Reinforcement tab Modify
panel (Split Rebars).
 Click Reinforcement tab Modify panel (Split Rebars) Select a single bent bar or
straight rebar sets to split Click Finish in the Options bar.

The Split Rebars dialog displays.

3. Do one of the following:

 Choose your preferred settings and click OK.

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 Choose your preferred settings and click “Create dividing lines” Check or edit the way to
split (Split Rebars) Click “Select dividing lines” and select the dividing lines Click
Finish in the options bar.

Note

The green line refers to the rebar start and the red line to its end. You can copy, move and edit the dividing
lines, but ensure that the number of red and green lines must be equal.

Feature Video
https://youtu.be/7rPwnEe5tTs

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3.2. COPY

The Copy tool copies the reinforcement of the selected host together with all annotations,
dimensions and details to an identical or similar element. Therefore the tool detects all related views
and sheets of the selected host with annotated reinforcement.

Tip

The reinforcement will be automatically assigned and rotated into the position of the target host.
Copy or Copy to - / Paste from Clipboard

The Copy tool is only slightly different than the Copy to - / Paste from Clipboard tool. Use the Copy
to Clipboard tool, for example, when you need to switch views or the project before placing the
copies. After copying reinforcement to the clipboard, use the Paste from Clipboard tool to paste the
copied reinforcement to one or more identical or similar hosts.

1. Activate the view with the reinforcement to copy.


2. Click Reinforcement tab Modify panel Copy drop-down (Copy) or (Copy to
Clipboard) Select the host of the reinforcement to copy.
3. (Optional) Switch the view or the project in case you have choosen Copy to Clipboard before.

 Click Reinforcement tab Modify panel Copy drop-down (Paste from Clipboard).

4. Click one or more identical or similar elements Click Finish in the Options bar to insert the
reinforcement.

If a single target host has been selected, the Copy with Annotations functionality will be available
and the Paste dialog displays.

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5. Select the desired annotation elements to copy and choose the views and sheets you may
want to create for the target host.
6. Check the Revit Project Browser for the new created views and sheets starting with SCopy in
the name. In the following steps you may need to rename the views and assign the copied
reinforcement as desired.

Note

If you select multiple target hosts only the reinforcement will the copied as the Paste dialog will not be available.

Feature Video

https://youtu.be/Ut4S1UQMbQ0

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3.3. DELETE REINFORCEMENT

The Delete Reinforcement tool deletes the entire reinforcement of the selected host element.

Do one of the following:

 Select one or more host elements of the reinforcement to delete Click Reinforcement
tab Modify panel (Delete Reinforcement).
 Click Reinforcement tab Modify panel (Delete Reinforcement) Select one or more
host elements of the reinforcement to delete Click Finish in the Options bar.

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3.4. DELETE MARK

The Delete Mark tool deletes all reinforcement instances of a bar mark. Its operation will differ
depending on the selected mode of operation, whether the command affects the entire project or
only a single sheet.

Do one of the following:

 Select a reinforcement instance or its tag of the mark to delete Click Reinforcement
tab Modify panel (Delete Mark).
 Click Reinforcement tab Modify panel (Delete Mark) Select a reinforcement
instance or its tag of the mark to delete.

Tip

You can select the reinforcement itself or its tag.


Note

A rebar or fabric sheet mark as part of a reinforcement system (such as Area or Path Reinforcement) can’t be
deleted. In this case you have to remove the reinforcement system first.

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3.5. STRETCH/TRIM

The Stretch / Trims tool stretches or trims rebar shapes and converts the rebars into a rebar
container. The nearest segment of the rebar shape to the to selected host face, workplane or line will
be stretched or trimmed.

Its operation differs depending on the selected mode To Face or To Lines.

To Face

The To Face tool stretches or trims rebar shapes to the concrete cover of the selected host face or
workplane.

1. Activate the view in which you want to stretch and trim rebar shapes to a face.
2. Do one of the following:

 Select one or more rebars to stretch/trim Click Reinforcement tab Modify


panel Stretch/Trim drop-down (To Face).
 Click Reinforcement tab Modify panel Stretch/Trim drop-down (To
Face) Select one or more rebars to stretch/trim Click Finish in the Options bar.

3. Do one of the following:

 Select a face of a host to stretch or trim the rebars to its concrete cover.
 Select a visible work plane to strech or trim the rebars to its surface.

Tip

Use a visible work plane in order to stretch/trim rebars to an individual position. Therfore, draw a reference plane
and give it a name Specify the reference plane as current work plane and activate “Show Work Plane” Now,
the work plane will be available for the alignment of the tool.
To Lines

The To Lines tool stretches or trims rebar shapes to the selected model or detail lines. The tool
works in 2D views only as the selected lines will be considered as a plane in the view direction.

1. Activate the view in which you want to stretch and trim rebar shapes to lines.
2. Do one of the following:

 Select one or more rebars to stretch/trim Click Reinforcement tab Modify


panel Stretch/Trim drop-down (To Lines).

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 Click Reinforcement tab Modify panel Stretch/Trim drop-down (To
Lines) Select one or more rebars to stretch/trim Click Finish in the Options bar.

3. Select one or more detail or model lines to stretch or trim the rebars to its theoretical plane in
view direction.

Note

You can select multiple lines in one operation but it must be a polyline.

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3.6. ALIGN

The Align tool moves and rotates rebars to the concrete cover and direction of the selected faces
and converts the rebars into a rebar container.

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1. Do one of the following:

 Select one or more rebars to align Click Reinforcement tab Modify panel (Align).
 Click Reinforcement tab Modify panel (Align) Select one or more rebars to align.

2. Click a face of a host or a work plane to move the rebars to its plane.
3. Do one of the following:

 Select another face or work plane to rotate the rebars parallel to its plane.
 Press “Esc” to exit the tool without rotating the rebars.

Tip

Use a visible work plane in order to align rebars to an individual position. Therefore, draw a reference plane
and name it Specify the reference plane as current work plane and activate “Show Work Plane” Now,
the work plane will be available for the alignment of the tool.

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3.7. STAGGER REBAR

The Stagger Rebar tool staggers segment lengths of the Structural Rebar Container
SOFiSTiK_Variable_RebarSet.

1. Do one of the following:

 Select one or more SOFiSTiK_Variable_RebarSet to stagger Click Reinforcement


tab Modify panel (Stagger).
 Click Reinforcement tab Modify panel (Stagger) Select one or more
SOFiSTiK_Variable_RebarSet to stagger Click Finish in the Options bar.

The Stagger Rebar dialog displays.

2. Choose your preferred settings and click OK.

Feature Video
https://youtu.be/yDMTI_3dSRE

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3.8. OPENINGS

The Openings tool changes the layout of rebar sets at openings (the opening will not cut the rebars
any more) while removing an area system.

1. Activate the view with the openings in the area system.


2. Click Reinforcement tab Modify panel (Openings) Select the area system with the
openings.

The Openings dialog displays.

3. Decide whether all openings will be treated, or pick the desired ones. Optionally, you can set
a maximum size for openings to be treated in any case.

Feature Video
https://youtu.be/ZryDaOJMaCA

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Tip

You can use the checkbox “Consider internal Boundaries” to consider openings created by internal boundary
lines of a floor, wall or foundation slab. Because these kind of openings are not selectable objects.

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3.9. GROUP

The Group tool creates a rebar container which represents an aggregation of rebars in one host. The
tool differs between several container types, depending on the distribution of the selected rebars.

1. Activate the view with the rebars to group.


2. Do one of the following:

 Select one or more rebars to group Click Reinforcement tab Modify


panel (Group).
 Click Reinforcement tab Modify panel (Group) Select one or more rebars to
group Click Finish in the Options bar.

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3.10. EXPLODE REBAR SET

The Explode Rebar Set tool explodes a rebar set into single rebars.

Do one of the following:

 Select the rebar set to explode Click Reinforcement tab Modify panel (Explode
Rebar Set).
 Click Reinforcement tab Modify panel (Explode Rebar Set) Select the rebar set to
explode.

Tip
The Explode Rebar Set tool can be useful as a preparation for the commands Stretch / Trim and Move and
Rotate.

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3.11. SPLIT REBAR SET

The Split Rebar Set tool, cuts a rebar set at the desired location into 2 separate rebar sets.

1. Click Reinforcement tab Modify panel Split drop-down (Split Rebar Set) Select
the rebar where you want to split the rebar set.

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3.12. ISOLATE REBAR

The Isolate Rebar tool, separates a rebar set into 3 separate rebar sets with a single rebar at the
desired location.

1. Click Reinforcement tab Modify panel Split drop-down (Isolate Rebar) Select
the rebar which you want to isolate.

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3.13. VISIBILITY

The Visibility tool changes the view visibilty states to show rebars unobscured and/or as solid in 3D
views (in fine level of detail).

1. (Optional) Activate the view in which you want to change the visibility states.
2. Click Reinforcement tab Modify panel (Visibility).

The Visibility dialog displays.

2. Adapt the settings according to your preferences and click OK.

If you do not check the “Active View Only” checkbox, all existing views in the project will be treated.
Tip

The checkboxes Set Solid and Set Unobscured has a 3rd option (shown as point in the checkbox) to keep the
current settings.

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4. Create
4.1. DISTRIBUTE

The Distribute tool creates rebars according to its host or between two rebars and a chosen path.
Therefore, Distribute provides the two workflows, Extrapolate and Interpolate. If distribution path is
not selected, path will be generated along the host automatically.

4.1.1. Extrapolate

Extrapolate provides the workflow to distribute reinforcement according to its host’s shape.

1. Activate the view in which you want to extrapolate rebars.


2. Do one of the following:

 Select a rebar Click Reinforcement tab Create panel (Distribute) Press


ESC Select a model line as distribution path or press ESC.
 Click Reinforcement tab Create panel (Distribute) Select a rebar to
Distribute Press ESC Select a model line as distribution path or press ESC.

The Distribute dialog displays.

4. Set desired layout and click OK.

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5. See Longitudinal Reinforcement below as this workflow is the same for Extrapolate and
Interpolate.

Tip

Choose whether the first - and last rebar at the segment should be created to ommit collision in the corners.

Feature Video
https://youtu.be/BF2ZqqbSXF4
Note

If the checkbox “Create Rebar perpendicular to distribution path” is not selected, rebars will be created with the

same angle to the path as the first rebar.

4.1.2. Interpolate

Interpolate provides the workflow to distribute rebars between two selected rebar shapes.

1. Activate the view in which you want to interpolate rebars.


2. Do one of the following:

 Select two rebars Click Reinforcement tab Create panel (Distribute) Click on
one of two already selected rebars Select a model line as distribution path or press ESC.
 Click Reinforcement tab Create panel (Distribute) Select two rebars to
Distribute Select a model line as distribution path or press ESC.

The Distribute dialog displays.

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4. Set the desired layout and click OK.
5. See Longitudinal Reinforcement below as this workflow is the same for Extrapolate and
Interpolate.

Feature Video
Longitudinal Reinforcement

In order to create longitudinal reinforcement:

1. Activate the checkbox at “Perpendicular to section” tab.


2. Set the desired layout and rebar properties.
3. Select segments at the rebar shape to decide where the longitudinal rebars will be created
and click “Finish”.

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Feature Video
https://youtu.be/Y9JuH6vT048

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4.2. FACE REINFORCEMENT

The Face Reinforcement tool creates and places rebars at the concrete cover of a selected face in
main and transversal direction.

1. Activate the view in which you want to place Face Reinforcement.


2. Click Reinforcement tab Create panel Distribute drop-down (Face
Reinforcement).
3. Choose the face of an element to place the face reinforcement.

The Face Reinforcement dialog displays.

3. Set desired layout and rebar properties for main and transverse directions and click OK.

Feature Video

https://youtu.be/vRD792Ymp3k

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4.3. FROM LINE

The From Line tool creates a rebar according to the shape and length of a selected model line.
Depending on the complexity of the selected model line the rebar will be created as geometry type
Shape Driven or Freeform. This can be checked with the parameter Geometry in the properties
palette of the rebar.

1. Activate the view in which you want to create rebars from model lines.
2. Do one of the following:

 Select a host of the rebar Click Reinforcement tab Create panel (From Line).
 Click Reinforcement tab Create panel (From Line) Select a host of the rebar.

3. Select one or more model lines to transform Click Finish in the Options bar.

The From Line dialog displays.

3. Choose the desired Bar Type and click OK.

Note

The selected line will be the centerline of the created rebar.

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4.4. SPACER

The Spacer tool creates and places a point spacer (chair) in floors and foundations.

https://youtu.be/W0UviT-WK38
1. Activate the view in which you want to place the spacer.
2. Click Reinforcement tab Create panel (Spacer)

The Spacer dialog displays.

3. Set the desired bar type, segment lengths and additional cover offsets.
4. Click the insertion point in the desired floor or foundation.

Tip
Use the Shape Detail tool to create a dimensioned sketch (Revit detail family) of the rebar shape.

4.5. SPLITTING TENSILE BAR

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The Splitting Tensile Bar tool creates and places specific transversal tensile reinforcement.

1. Activate the view in which you want to place the splitting tensile bar.
2. Click Reinforcement tab Create panel (Splitting Tensile Bar)

The Splitting Tensile Bar dialog displays.

3. Set the desired bar type, bend angle and dimensions.


4. Click the insertion point in the desired rebar host.

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5. Fabric
5.1. BENT FABRIC

The Bent Fabric tool creates a bent fabric row according to the shape and length of a selected rebar
set. Therefore the selected rebar set will be transformed to a bent fabric row and will not be available
any more.

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1. Activate the view with the rebar set you want to transform.
2. Do one of the following:

 Select a rebar set to transform Click Reinforcement tab Fabric panel (Bent
Fabric).
 Click Reinforcement tab Fabric panel (Bent Fabric) Select a rebar set to
transform.

3. Continue picking more rebar sets to transform, or press Esc to exit the tool.

Note

The centerline of the selected rebar set will be the centerline of the bent fabric wire.

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5.2. CUSTOM FABRIC

The Custom Fabric tool defines a custom fabric object from the selected rebar sets. Additionally a
corresponding fabric sheet, to place in the project and count for the schedule, will be created.

1. Activate the view with the rebar sets to define the custom fabric.
2. Do one of the following:

 Select one or more rebar sets Click Reinforcement tab Fabric panel (Custom
Fabric).
 Click Reinforcement tab Fabric panel (Custom Fabric) Select one or more rebar
sets Click Finish in the Options bar.

The Custom Fabric dialog displays.

3. Set a desired name.

A fabric sheet with the outer dimensions and the calculated sheet mass of your defined custom
fabric object will be created now.

4. Start to place your custom fabric sheet in your model.

Tip
You can bend your custom fabric with the Bent Fabric tool.

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Note
The custom fabric object is for representation purpose and only the corresponding fabric sheet will be
counted for the fabric schedule.

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5.3. INSERT CUSTOM FABRIC

The Insert Custom Fabric tool inserts the custom fabric sheet object (created from the custom fabric
tool) at the position of the corresponding fabric sheet for representation purpose (e.g. in 3D).

1. Activate the view with the placed fabric sheets created from the Custom Fabric tool.
2. Do one of the following:

 Select one or more fabric sheets Click Reinforcement tab Fabric panel (Insert
Custom Fabric).
 Click Reinforcement tab Fabric panel (Insert Custom Fabric) Select one or more
fabric sheets Click Finish in the Options bar.

The fabric sheet object (defined from the Custom Fabric tool) will be placed at the position of the
chosen fabric sheet.

Note

The custom fabric object is for representation purpose and only the corresponding fabric sheet will be counted
for the fabric schedule.

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6. Check
6.1. BROWSE

Browses through rebar or fabric sheet marks and highlights all corresponding instances in the view.

1. Activate the view in which you want to browse through the reinforcement marks.
2. Click Reinforcement tab Check panel (Browse).

The Browse Rebars dialog displays.

3. Select a sheet and a mark in the dialog.

You can navigate (rotate, move, zoom etc.) through the view, while the dialog is open.
Tip

To find reinforcement objects which are either not assigned to a sheet or without a mark, the entry “NA”
(placeholder for “not assigned”) will appear in the Browse Rebars dialog.

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6.2. WARNINGS

The Warnings tool opens the Warnings Dialog with shows the warnings from the execution of the
most recently executed query tool. The tool is recommended to check the warnings and to find the
corresponding elements in order to resolve the conflict.

1. Click Reinforcement tab Check panel (Warnings).

The Warnings dialog displays.

2. Click an element in the list to show the related description.


3. Use the Isolate/Show buttons to find in the element in your project.

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6.3. ISOLATE

The Isolate tools temporary isolate bars without Shape Detail or without rebar set details from Hide
and Tag. The tool is recommended to check the current view for rebar sets which may has not got a
detail yet.

1. Activate the view in which you want to isolate bars without details.
2. Click Reinforcement tab Check panel Isolate drop down (without Shape
Detail) or (without Rebar Detail).
3. Check the view for rebars sets without detail and optionally place the missing details.
4. On the View Control Bar, click , and then click Reset Temporary Hide/Isolate.

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6.4. UPDATE

The Update tool updates all reinforcement according to the current settings (e.g. reinforcement
rounding). If the sheet assignment of rebars changes, rebar shape details may become orphaned.

1. Click Reinforcement tab Check panel (Update).

Warning

The creation of rebar shape sketches has become a separate tool (see Create Images).
Note

The Update tool will treat all reinforcement in the entire project.

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6.5. LIST REINFORCEMENT

Opens a list of existing reinforcement of the entire project. Reinforcement will be sorted according to
the set mode for marks in the Settings dialog.

1. Click Reinforcement tab Check panel (List).

The List Reinforcement dialog displays.

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7. Schedule
7.1. CREATE SCHEDULE

The Create Schedule tool creates a printable reinforcement document with the required bending
information and weight summary. Depending on the mode for marks, the schedule will represent the
reinforcement of the chosen sheet/host or the entire project.

1. Choose whether the output will be created in the SOFiSTiK Report Browser (.plb) or as Word
OpenXML document (.docx) on the Schedule tab in the Settings dialog.
2. Click Reinforcement tab Schedule panel Schedule drop-down (Create Schedule).

The Select Sheet/Host dialog displays (In case active view is not a sheet in the mode “marks per
sheet”)

3. Select a sheet/host in the dialog.

Depending on your chosen format the Schedule opens either as Word OpenXML document or
as Report Browser document.

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Tip
See the Reinforcement Schedules page to learn more about customizing a schedule.

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7.2. INSERT SCHEDULE

The command Insert Schedule places the corresponding schedule from the project directory on the
sheet. The active view must be a sheet and a schedule already created. To do this, use the
command Create Schedule.

1. Open the desired sheet to place the schedule.


2. Click Reinforcement tab Schedule panel Click dropdown arrow at Create

Schedule (Insert Schedule).

The corresponding schedule to the active sheet will be detected automatically and placed in the
lower-left corner.

3. Move the schedule to the desired position on the reinforcement sheet.

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7.3. SHAPE IMAGES

The Shape Images tool creates an image of the rebar shape for each mark and adds it to the
parameter Image of each rebar instance. These images can be used very comfortably in Revit
schedules. The desired width for the shape images can be set on the Schedule tab in the Settings
dialog. The tool uses the units for reinforcement length and diameter from the Revit project units
(Click Manage tab Project Units Discipline: Structural).

1. Click Reinforcement tab Schedule panel Schedule drop-down (Shape Images).

The Select Sheet/Host dialog displays (In case active view is not a sheet in the mode “marks per
sheet”)

3. Select a sheet/host in the dialog.

The Images will be created for further usage in Revit schedules.


Tip

To get a proper font size for your images, make sure to set the image width in the Settings dialog equal to
your column width of the Revit schedule which will be used to show the image.

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7.4. EXPORT FOR PRODUCTION (BVBS)

Export for production tool creates a bending informaton file.

1. Click Reinforcement tab Schedule panel Schedule drop-down (Export for


Production).

The Select Sheet/Host dialog displays (In case active view is not a sheet in the mode “marks per
sheet”)

2. Select a sheet/host in the dialog.

The (.bvbs) file will be created in the project folder.


Warning
This Feature does not support 3D Rebar Shapes.

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8. Other
8.1. SETTINGS
The command Settings opens the Settings dialog to set project-wide definitions. For example,
annotation and schedule settings, desired language or operational mode can be set. The “Import...”
button allows you to load a Content Pack (dialog settings + families) into your project.

See Settings Dialog for a detailed description of the corresponding settings for each dialog tab
( General | Rebar | Detail | Fabric | Marks | Schedule | Miscellaneous).

1. Click Reinforcement tab Other panel (Settings).

The Settings dialog displays.

2. Click the corresponding tab and edit the settings.

Tip
It is recommended to use a SOFiSTiK Content Pack as template in case you want to customize families
according your own company or personal requirements.

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8.2. OTHER

The command Other provides access to the following links and resources.

1. Click Reinforcement tab Other panel Other drop-down (Other).


2. Click the desired tool

 List all Rebars


 Project Folder
 Content Folder
 Tutorials on YouTube
 User Forum
 Show Log File
 Labs Barlist with Excel
 Labs Match Rebar Properties

8.2.1. Content Folder

With SOFiSTiK Reinforcement Detailing, additional content is supplied. The content differs between
user- and runtime content and can be accessed in the installation directory.

Content Folder

The File Explorer displays the user content directory.

8.2.2. Project Folder

The Project Folder tool provides quick access to the project folder (e.g. to check the schedule files
and other resources).

Project Folder

The File Explorer displays the project directory.

8.2.3. Labs Match Rebar Properties

The Match Rebar Properties tool converts one or more rebar sets to match the properties of another
rebar set in the same view. The tool can be useful to equalize small deviations.

1. Do one of the following:

 Match Rebar Properties Select a rebar set to copy its properties


 Select a rebar set to copy its properties. Match Rebar Properties
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2. Select a rebar set to change its properties.

Note

The selected rebar sets must belong to the same rebar shape.

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