Revit | Tools on Structural Member(s)

General explanation

The hsbTimber for Autodesk Revit app uses regular Revit structural members that are created from the standard structural members templates. If not specified differently in the settings, all Revit structural members can be used for adding tools, creating shopdrawings, export to cnc etc.

Tools applied to these structural members are void families that cut the structural member. A tool can consist of multiple void families that are controlled by a handler. The handler family can be recognized by its magenta color.
Changes to the behavior, shape or dimensions of a tool can only be controlled through the parameters of this handler family instance.

Available Revit Tools

  • Bridle Joint: Connects two perpendicular Structural Members with a Bridle Joint Tenon on the Male Beam and a Bridle Joint Mortise on the female Beam.
  • Dovetail: Connects two Structural Members with a Dove Tenon on the Male Beam and a Dove Mortise on the female Beam.
  • Double Shoulder: Connects two Structural Members with a Double Shoulder.
  • Half Lap: Adds a Half Lap joint tool between two Structural Member(s).
  • Half Lap Miter: Adds a Half Lap Miter joint tool between two Structural Member(s).
  • Housed Dovetail: Connects two Structural Member with a Housed Dove Tenon on the Male Beam and a Housed Dove Mortise on the female Beam.
  • Housed Tenon: Connects two Structural Members with a Housed Tenon on the Male Beam and a Housed Mortise on the female Beam.
  • Lap Joint: Adds a Lap Joint joint tool between two Structural Member(s).
  • Mitre Cut: Adds a Mitre Cut tool between two Structural Members.
  • Scarf Joint: Adds a Scarf Joint tool between two Structural Member(s).
  • Shoulder: Connects two Structural Members with a Shoulder.
  • Stretch to Beam: Stretches a Structural Member against another Structural Member.
  • Tenon: Connect two Structural Members with a Tenon on the Male Beam and a Mortise on the female Beam

  • Arc: Adds an Arc to a Structural Member
  • Beam Cut: Adds a Cut in a Structural Member.
  • Box Cut: Creates a rectangular shaped opening, cutting trough intervening walls, floors, roofs, structural members and columns
  • Chamfer: Adds a Chamfer tool to a Structural Member. 
  • End Chamfer: Adds an End Chamfer tool to a Structural Member.
  • Convex Concave Profile: Adds a Chamfer to a Structural Member.
  • Drill: Creates a circular shaped opening on a single Structural Member.
  • Drill in Space: Creates a circular shaped opening on an individual or multiple structural member(s)
  • Face Cut: Trims structural members using as a boundary an intersecting face
  • Multiple Cut: Adds Multiple Cuts to a Structural Member.
  • Slot: Adds a Slot tool to a Structural Member.

  • Cross Marking : Adds a Cross Marking tool to the Structural Members.
  • Kamatsugi: Adds a Kamatsugi tool between two Structural Member(s).
  • Dovesugi: Adds a Dovesugi tool between two Structural Member(s).
  • Okkake: Adds an Okkake tool between two Structural Member(s).
  • Neda: Adds a Scarf Joint tool between two parallel Structural Member(s).
  • Hagoita Bolt: This adds a Hagoita Bolt connexon system between two Structural Member(s)
  • T-Drill: Adds a T-Drill connexon system between two Structural Member(s)
  • Housed Simple Shoulder: Connects two Structural Members with a Housed Simple Shoulder.
Updated on 04/06/2021

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