Mounting Parts in Structural Precast Extension for Revit


In this post of the Structural Precast series, I will cover the Mounting Parts functionality.

Structural Precast Extension for Revit has a tool (Mounting Parts) that automatically adds grout tubes, extra rebars, electrical sockets, cable ducts, or other model components to the corresponding precast assemblies. The precast walls and slabs will contain the logic that is required for fabrication, minimizing problems in the factory or on site. When the Mounting Part command has been used and rebars are added then the weight of the assembly is updated automatically too.

Mounting Parts

The workflow is straightforward. After all the extra components or rebars have been modelled, press the “Mounting Parts” command. These components are automatically added to the right assemblies, based on their location and the boundaries of the assemblies.

The precast assemblies will contain location information needed for the fabrication process, with respect to the shell and the face. Solid walls, solid slabs, and hollow core slabs are massive elements with one shell. Each shell has two faces: near face – NF – (visible face when element is placed on the production table) and far face – FF – (invisible face when element is placed on the production table). By using the Mounting Parts command, the location parameters are automatically added to all embeds.

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For more posts on structural precast in Revit, check out these past articles on the Revit blog:

Tomasz Fudala

Tomasz Fudala is the Technical Marketing Manager for Structure. He has over 17 years of experience in the software industry and a comprehensive background and vast knowledge of structural solutions in the Autodesk portfolio. With a Structural Engineering background he is responsible for technical sales readiness. He achieved a Master of Science degree in Structural Engineering from the Cracow University of Technology, Poland. Find him on Twitter @tomekf

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