Before computers, structural detailing used reinforcing steel graphics to economic advantage. A single line annotated with the specified type and spacing along with spacing and leaders to indicate the scope of the range were sufficient to communicate the intended reinforcing. Now comes Revit. We draw the same graphic and we get a display of each rebar. The result is clutter. The problem is whole fields of rebar obscures the rapid reading of localized instances of other odd rebar details.
My wish is for Autodesk to add the ability to toggle on and off the display of each bar which is defined with spacing. Having the ability to just show the one instance that was drawn would help. Sure, you can still embed the BIM data so that counting can be made. It's simply a display of clutter problem. I'm sure some detailers doing shop drawings may prefer to see all the bars, but on contract design drawings the clutter can be overwhelming.
So true. Tools used in ASD are very welcome. First priority is to create decent workshop drawings. 2nd creating the actual rebar cages in 3D.
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