Revit | hsbTimber for Autodesk Revit (Video)*

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Structural Member: Adds an hsbcad Beam family instance.
Frame Edges: Add structural members to edges of Roofs/Walls/Floors.
Frame Surfaces: Add beam systems to surfaces.
Tools on structural member(s): Adds different Tools to Structural Members. LINK to this page.
Add Hangers: This imports Hangers.
Recalc: This recalculates the hsbcad entities.
Create PosNums: Adds position Numbers to Structural Member(s).
Support Tools: This adds Support Tools. LINK to this page.
Shop Drawings: This create shopdrawings from sheet templates.
- Create For Structural Member: This .....
- Activate Shopdrawing Template: This .....
Exporter: This sends your model to the Exporter. LINK to this page.
Model Exchange: Exports selected Elements to an hsbCAD ModelExchange File. VIDEO
hsbShare: This sends your model to hsbshare. LINK to this page.
Settings: This shows a dialog box where you can configure the settings for different modules of hsbcad. LINK to this page.
Help This is a link to the hsbAcademy. LINK to this page.
More: Here you can find explanation about the "License registrator", about ''Updating your system''. LINK to this page.

Structural Member

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Adds an hsbcad beam family instance.

Insert

Select the command.
The standard Revit beam command is executed with the family type set to the hsbcad beam family.
A dialog box will open called ''Select Family type'', select a Beam (Framing) or Column in the pull down menu.
You can draw a beam like you are used to in Revit.

Behaviour

beam will always have the "hsbFabrication Model" present.  

Frame Edges

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Add structural members to edges of Roofs/Walls/Floors.

Insert

Select the command. 
Select the edges, you can window select or click on individual surfaces (a plus mark appears when a surface hasn‘t been selected yet).
Deselect the surface by re-clicking or window select (a minus mark will appear on surfaces that already have been selected).
In order to finish or cancel the selection, go to the options bar. You can also confirm selection by pressing.
After finishing the selection a dialog with available structural members (that have the“hsbFabrication Model“ present) will pop up. 


Select the structural member type you want to add to the selected edges.
After clicking Ok, the structural members are added.

Behavior

Tools for connections need to be added manually.
The structural members are not repositioned after changes to the Roof/Wall/Floor.


Frame Surfaces

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Add beam systems to surfaces.
 

Insert

Select the command.
Select the surfaces, you can window select or click on individual surfaces (a plus mark appears when a surface hasn‘t been selected yet).
Deselect the surface by re-clicking or window select (a minus mark will appear on surfaces that already have been selected).
In order to finish or cancel the selection, go to the options bar. You can also confirm selection by pressing.
After finishing the selection a dialog with available structural members (that have the“hsbFabrication Model“ present) will pop up.


Select the structural member type you want to use for the beam systems.
After clicking Ok, the beam systems are added to the selected surfaces.

Behavior

Tools for connections need to be added manually. 
The beam systems are not repositioned after changes to the surface.
The beam systems will have a fixed set of parameter values, these values can be changed afterwards.


Tools on structural member(s) LINK to this page. 

Add Hangers

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Adds Hanger(s) to connecting structural members.


Insert

Select 2 structural members, select Enter or the Finish button.
A dialog box will open ''Apply Hanger'', Use this dialog to add hangers to all or individual connections.
You can switch between connections, add connections one by one and zoom between connections.
A wide variety of common hangers are available.
After finishing the selection a dialog with available structural members (that have the“hsbFabrication Model“ present) will pop up.
Here you can select the structural member type you want to use for the beam systems.
After clicking Ok, the beam systems are added to the selected surfaces.


Behavior




Recalculate hsbcad elements.

Insert

Trigger hsbcad Coded Family Extensions to execute.
The elements connected will be re-created.
This can solve possible issues with hsbcad families.

Behavior


Create PosNums

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Add position Numbers to structural members.
The hsbPosnum parameter value is set after analysis of the selected solid(s).
Each equal solid will get the same value, this number can be used for identifying objects for machining and ordering purposes.

Insert

Select the command.
Select the Structural Members, you can select with a window or click on individual Structural Member (a plus mark appears when Structural Member hasn‘t been selected yet).
Deselect the Structural Members by reclicking or window select (a minus mark will appear on Structural Members that already have been selected).
In order to finish or cancel the selection go to the options bar.
You can also confirm selection by pressing <enter>.
After finishing the ''Posnum Settings'' dialog will pop up.


You can select the Start Number, this will be the number that will be assigned to the first beam. The rest of the beams will get an increasing number.
The keep existing numbers option will not overwrite the current value of the PosNum parameter.
The From Scratch option will delete the existing value of the PosNum parameter and assign new numbers from scratch.
After finishing the hsbPosnum parameters value is assigned to the “hsbRevit Beam”.


Behavior

The hsbPosnum parameter can be overwritten manually, but this is not recommended.

Support Tools

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Support Tools LINK to a different page. 

 

Shop Drawings

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Creates shopdrawings from sheet templates.


Insert


Behavior

Create For Structural Member

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Create shopdrawings from sheet templates for Structural Members

Insert


Behavior

Activate Shopdrawing Template

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Sets current sheet to Shopdrawing Templates.

Insert


Behavior


Exporter

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Sends an hsbcad model to the hsb export manager.
The hsb export manager is a separate application outside hsbcad that can export an hsbcad model to a variety of file formats. 
From machine files to formats like .ifc and .pdf

Exporter LINK to a different page.


Model Exchange

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Exports selected Elements to an hsbCAD ModelExchange File.

https://youtu.be/ESAvQK4qy6A*

Insert

Select the command.
The Dialog box hsbcad Exporter will open.
Select the options that you want to export.

Filter:

hsbcad Elements - Are Elements with hsbcad intelligence.
Item Containers - This is a group of Elements.
Architectural Items (Wall/Roof/Floor) - These are all the Architectural items.
Elements - These are all Revit Elements.

Model Name:

Give a name to the file you want to save.

Destination Directory Path:

The file will be saved at the destination directory you have selected.

Select OK, a *.hmlx file be generated and saved in the destination folder you have entered.

hsbShare

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Send your model to hsbshare
An app to facilitate communication channels between project owners and stakeholders, for sharing of extended meta data orientated around a 3D model. This centralized tool is shared among design offices, site teams and building owners
 
hsbShare LINK to this page.

Settings

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Select to customize the hsbcad settings.
This shows a dialog where you can configure the hsbcad settings.

Settings LINK to this page.


Provide access to online help and other resources.

hsbAcademy user Guide LINK to this page.

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