Revit hsbTimber ribbon

This article will show you the different actions on the hsbTimber Ribbon in Autodesk Revit.

Create

Structural Member

This function 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.
From here you can draw a beam like you are used to in Revit.

Beam will always have the “hsbFabrication Model” present.

Frame Edges

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.

Tools for connections need to be added manually.

The structural members are not repositioned after changes to the Roof/Wall/Floor.

Frame Surfaces

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.

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

Tools on structural member(s)

The different tools on structural members are listed here: Tools on structural member(s)

Hangers

Add Hangers

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.

Utilities

Recalc

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.

Create PosNums

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”.

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

Support Tools

This adds Support Tools.

Shop drawings

Shop drawings

This function creates shopdrawings from sheet templates.

Create for structural Member

Create shopdrawings from sheet templates for Structural Members

Activate Shopdrawing Template

Sets current sheet to Shopdrawing Templates.

Exporter

Export manager

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

More information about the exporter: hsbexporter

Model Exchange


Exports selected Elements to an hsbCAD ModelExchange File.

Insert

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

hsbcad exporter settings

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

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

Settings

Settings

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

Help

Help

Provide access to online help and other resources.

More

More information, license registrator, app update, About.

Update

Updates hsbDesign to the latest release available.

License Registrator

Provide access to the status of your license and activation process.

Updated on 15/10/2020

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