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How to create Revit model automatically?


It happens when you run ICDAS add-ins in Revit. From Revit

Top menu > Add-Ins > External Tools > press on one of

ICDAS functions as shown to the right.


ICDAS template files "ICDAS D2017.00R.rvt" and "ICDAS Mass

2017.rfa" are needed. They contain pre-loaded families needed

for the geometry model.  


These two files are located in folder C:\ICDAS\ICDAS_WTF\

REVIT when you installed ICDAS WTF 2017.00R



Shown to the right is input of elevation and radius for concrete

cylinder of gravity base foundation in Figures below. 


The height of each section are given above the seabed at level



Radius of cylindrical wall is kept unchanged 2750mm through all

sections, but the thicknesses of walls are varying between 500

and 1900mm from top to bottom of the cylinder (input column

and 4).


The input giver the following dimensions for the cylinder as 

shown in Figure below (mm).

Total height :

Shaft diameter :

Base slab diameter :


7400/6000/6500 (Top/Center/Bottom)












Figure: Run ICDAS GBF or JAF in Revit

Figure: ICDAS WTF Input for cylinder


By change values of input, automatic models creation in Revit and Lusas will allow one to obtain fast the optimal dimensions for the model.

Figure : Automatic Revit 3D model creation (1658x967)


               Rib walls support (ConeDist=0)                  Cone wall and Cylinder (ConeDist=7000)                 Cone wall (ConeDist=7000)

Figure: The three solutions to support the cylinder (1814x682)

Example above shows three different models to support the cylinder which can be simply changed by the input ConeDist. The ConeDist is the distance to the cone bottom from the cylinder wall (centre-to-centre). The three models has the following notices for geometry:


- Model 1 has 1000mm thickness of cylinder at the bottom section, which is supported by 6 rib walls and 6 outer walls.


- Model 2 has 700mm thickness of cylinder at the bottom section, which is supported by the cone wall of 420mm.


- Model 3 has 1167mm thickness of cylinder at connection to the supported cone of 700mm.


Automatic 3D creation helps us fast to design the cone thickness so it meet the cylinder wall naturally (see enlarge image). In Model 1 the thickness 420mm of the cone is resulted from an input of 700mm horizontally at the bottom, as well at the connection to the cylinder. In Model 3 the thickness 700mm of the cone is resulted from an input of 1167mm horizontally at the bottom, as well at the connection to the cylinder. These corrected thicknesses must be manually adjusted in the associated Lusas model.

Once 3D model has been automatically create in Revit, all desirable 2D drawings can be generated, drag to predefined sheets for easy printing of drawings documentation (BIM).

Video Tutorial WTF 2015.00R

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Updated 30-05-2015