Revit | hsbModel (Video)*

JS: April 2018
Movie hsbModel (3dPrinting): shows how to use the 3dPrinting application. 

hsbModel: With the hsbModel add-in for Revit you can print Revit models on a large scale by splitting up objects in Revit and adding connections to them.
Settings: Allows you to set the 3d printing settings for all individual Auto commands and the commands in the ''hsb Generate’’ tab.
Auto: Create FreeForms, do splitting, connections, labelling and stacking automatic with the values from the settings and from a linked drawing.
Printparts: Create FreeForms for printing.
Labels: Create Labels on the printing parts. Adds a Label to the FreeForms as a family.
Connections: Create connections for the printing parts.
Stack: Create a stacking of the printing parts. This will make Printviews with the FreeForms stacked according to the settings.
Export: ...
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Modify: To Edit the printing parts.
Edit Mode:
Splittablesolids and Freeforms: Adds a hsb3dPrinting object.

Movie hsbModel (3dPrinting)

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Shows you a movie how to use the tools



hsbModel

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With the hsb3dPrinting add-in for Revit you can print Revit models on a large scale by splitting up objects in Revit and adding connections to them.
The hsb3dPrinting tab in the Ribbon shows the workflow of turning a Revit model into batches of .stl files, these batches contain FreeForms with connections.

The workflow is:

1. In the settings you set the scale, the splitting, the labelling and the connections.
2. Create SplittableSolids over Revit objects, these SplittableSolids can be divided into FreeForms.
3. Label the Freeforms
4. Add connections
5. Stack the FreeForms into batches
6. Export the batches to .stl files

Before you start make sure you load the following family’s in your drawing:



These families can be found in the support folder in the install file path.

Settings | 3D Printing Settings

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In the settings you can set the 3d printing settings for all individual Auto commands and the commands in the ''hsb Generate’’ tab.
Make sure you set the scale and your printer dimensions, before you make FreeForms.

Settings | Settings

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This shows a dialog where you can configure the settings for different modules of hsbonrevit.

Auto | From Host

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Create FreeForms, do splitting, connections, labelling and stacking automatic with the values from the settings.

PrintParts | Auto

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Create SplittableSolids from Walls, floors and roofs and split them in to Freeforms from the values in the settings.

PrintParts | Manually

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Create SplittableSolids with a non-splitted Freeform from Walls, floors and roofs.

PrintParts | Create From Parts

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Create Freeforms from Revit Parts.

PrintParts | Generic Solid Creater

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Create a SplittableSolid and a non-splitted Freeforms from any object.
Create SplittableSolids from Walls, floors and roofs and split them in to Freeforms from the values in the settings from a linked drawing.
Create SplittableSolids with a non splitted Freeform from Walls, floors and roofs from a linked drawing.

PrintParts | Edit

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In Edit mode you can split up a SplittableSolid by drawing or modifying modellines.

PrintParts | Delete

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Delete only Freeforms and SplittableSolids. 

PrintParts / Validate

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Checks if any FreeForm exceeds the maximum sizes from the settings or if a split goes trough an opening.

Labels | Label Parts

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Labels Freeforms of selected SplittableSolids.

Label | Connections

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Labels selected connections.

Labels | Create Label Views and DWF

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Creates views of the SplittableSolids and 1 view with all Freeforms and export them to DWF.

Labels | Explode

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Explode the FreeForms in the view.

Labelling

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Adds a Label to the FreeForms as a family (Generic Model) and as a propertie of the FreeForm


Connections | Auto

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Select PrintParts and add connections from the settings.

Connections | Manually

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Manual select connections and add them to FreeForms.

You can edit the connection by selecting the family-instance that adds the connection. It is placed in the center of the 2 faces that connect.

When you select it you can change the Edit type parameters of the family to change the connections, also there are some instance parameters witch will change the connections:

Type parameters:



For example when you cange the distance between tenons to 500 a third connection is placed.



These are all Parameters in an example of 2 walls:

Top View

Side view

Side view 1 connection.

Also there are some instance Parameters:

Instance Parameters

Flip: Flips the mortise and tennon
Use tolerance From Inside Face: tick to use Tolerance from inside face propertie
Tolerance from inside face: Connection is set with a distance from inside face.

Top View

Stack | Auto

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Auto select FreeForms and stack them in seperate 3D views with offsets from the settings.

Stack | Rotate

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Rotate a Stacked FreeFrom.

Stacking

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This will make Printviews with the FreeForms stacked according to the settings.



3d View

Export | Export STL

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Export views or pick elements to be exported to STL format.

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Modify

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Edit

This will make you go into Edit Mode

Set UCS


This will switch your view to the ucs of the element

Stacking Alignment





Rotate a Stacked FreeFrom.

Validate


Checks if any FreeForm exceeds the maximum sizes from the settings or if a split goes trough an opening.

Edit Mode

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Cancel and exit Edit Mode

Finish and exit Edit Mode


Add Modellines to divide the SplittableSolid in FreeForms


Terminology list

Splittablesolids and Freedoms:


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To print objects in Revit we add our own object over a Revit object, this is a SplittableSolid (Generic Model), this SplittableSolid can be divided into FreeForms (Structural Framing) as an example see the Wall below:

The Revit Wall

The SplittableSolid of the Wall

The FreeForms of the SplittableSolids

Note: SplittableSolids that are not split have 1 FreeForm



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