Lots of our projects needs a lot of reinforcement shop drawings (~3000) and until now our drafters were using Vanilla ACAD to do it the 90's way ! (lines + single line texts)
Being on the move on Revit & other BIM solutions, I'm trying to produce same quality of drawings with ASD the "intelligent" way, by extracting 3D geometry from RST, but I'm facing some problems :
- How to place 3d bar shapes which are not in any shape catalog (I've a simple one which form a zig-zag on one plane and is L shaped in the perpendicular plane)
I red that we should add our bar shapes using Access but haven't found a single tutorial showing how we should !
- Converting Revit model to ASD formwork isn't working at all.... unless for columns (with reinforcement REX export plugin) !
- Exporting model to ACIS works perfectly but isn't a good solution when we know concrete will still change
- Using RST's Sheet DWG export and then xreffing them in ASD seems the only viable option....
If any of you has some experience on using ASD for concrete/reinforcement shop drawing in large projects I would be very happy to know how to pull the best of it !