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Revit | hsbModel*

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Shows how to use the 3dPrinting application. 

22 January 2019
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hsbModel

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 STL: Export views or pick elements to be exported to STL format.
Help / Help: This is a link to the hsbAcademy. LINK to this page and to download the Adobe Flash Player.
More / More: This is a link to the hsbAcademy. LINK to this page and to download the Adobe Flash Player.Here you can find explanation about the "License registrator", about ''Updating your system''. LINK to this page.


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:

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

Settings | 3D Printing Settings

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Settings
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

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

Auto | From Host

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

PrintParts | Auto

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


PrintParts | Manually

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


PrintParts | Create From Parts

PrintParts | Create From Parts
Create Freeforms from Revit Parts.


PrintParts | Generic Solid Creater

PrintParts | Generic Solid Creater
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
PrintParts | Edit 

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


PrintParts | Delete

PrintParts | Delete
Delete only Freeforms and SplittableSolids. 


PrintParts / Validate

PrintParts / Validate
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 | Label Parts
Labels Freeforms of selected SplittableSolids.


Label | Connections

Label | Connections
Labels selected connections.


Labels | Create Label Views and DWF

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


Labels | Explode

Labels | Explode
Explode the FreeForms in the view.


Labelling

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

Connections | Auto

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Connections | Auto
Select PrintParts and add connections from the settings.


Connections | Manually  

Connections | Manually
Manual select connections and add them to FreeForms.
Connections | Manually
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.
Connections | Manually
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:

 
Type parameters:
For example when you cange the distance between tenons to 500 a third connection is placed.
Type parameters:
Type parameters:
 
These are all Parameters in an example of 2 walls:
Type parameters:
Top View
Type parameters
Side view
Type parameters
Side view 1 connection.
 
Also there are some instance Parameters:
Type 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.
Instance Parameters
Top View

Stack | Auto

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Stack | Auto

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

Stack | Rotate

Stack | Rotate
Rotate a Stacked FreeFrom.


Stacking

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

Stacking
3d View

Export | Export STL

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

Help | Help

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Help | Help
Provide access to online help and other resources.


Help | hsbAcademy

Help | hsbAcademy
hsbAcademy LINK to this External page.


Help | Get Adobe Flash Player

Help | Get Adobe Flash Player

Get Adobe Flash Player LINK to this External page.


More / More

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Help | More
More information, license registrator, app update, About.

More LINK to this External page.

Modify

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Edit

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
Terminology list
The SplittableSolid of the Wall
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The FreeForms of the SplittableSolids
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Note: SplittableSolids that are not split have 1 FreeForm