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    Hi, I work with a relatively small precast concrete manufacturer based in the UK, producing PC stairs, & hollowcore slabs mainly.

    As part of our current design process We use Autocad, plus a custom Autocad add-on to help with the PC unit designs and to generate schedules and make sheets etc.

    We've used this add-on/ process for many years now, but are starting to acquire jobs that will issue Revit models and ask for a BIM compliant model of our slab/ stair layouts.

    We have recently purchased our first Revit licence and will start the process of training up a member of staff in the new year with the aim of the entire office being BIM compliant in the future.

    I'm seeking some advise from users that may be involved in a similar setup.

    Does anyone have experience using Revit in this way... for the design and manufacture of PC stairs & hollowcore slabs... Are you using Revit add-ons like AGACAD Precast Concrete, IDAT, or even Autodesk's recently released precast module for Revit as part of your design & manufacture process?


    If you gonna use only Revit - by default in Revit family library there is Structural Framing (beam) families for hollow core slabs. So you draw them as line based elements, dissallow joints at the ends and then copy them all over your building. Make openings with openings By Face or Void facebased families. Makes schedules, plan views as necessary. Make assemblies if you need drawings of individual slab.
    Stairs in Revit - two ways - can be created by sketch or stair by component. What's wrong with stairs by component - you can't create assembly. But I am not sure if any of these will help you. So what I know from other guys - they create line based families to fit exactly the shape they need for the stairs and landings. Also if you create assembly, probably you will need to rotate crop views or assembly origins to represent the drawings in the way you want.
    Autodesk precast - it's for walls and slabs. Should be fine for hollow core slabs probably.
    IDAT - can't comment, didn't try that, watch youtube and compare to Autodesk Precast. I think most of it related to slabs are already transfered in Autodesk Precast.
    AGACAD Precast Concrete - can work with all categories and is flexible with details and drawings. Watch webinars on youtube about Precast Floors. Contact them and have a demo online.
    So for precast floors I would say there is something to choose from, for stairs - not a lot of choices. At least that's how I see it.
    "If I have been able to see a little farther than other men, it is because I have stood on the shoulders of giants."


      This might be a little late reply but came across your Revit post last night. I work for StruSoft and we have developed our IMPACT application to sit behind Revit. We have a specific module for hollowcore slabs for design anf detailing that generates automatic shop drawings and stores all the element design data in our SQL database. We then use this data for our production and project planning software that allows you to plan everything in 3D in our custom Project Manager viewer and combine with dates/calendars/Unique IDs etc to help with planning production and projects. We have developed a quality control module, for custom element status', QR codes and a mobile application so everyone is connected to the same data in real-time and also now in the cloud. The graphical model data and non graphical production data are also combined and can be exported to IFC for BIM (although the export is currently out through CAD and not Revit). Please get in touch if you would like to know more? All the best Paul Tate


        we done some big precast project have 2000 pieces. and we have brick and some other finish sanblast....we do it by revit 100% erection and shop ticket by revit. if you want to set up project or some advise when you working by revit. please can you email or skype me. i willl show me some this. please PM me
        Last edited by DaveP; April 11, 2020, 10:51 PM. Reason: remove email and links


          Hi my friend can you email me please : <email removed>
          I'm working a long time using autocad to do pc stairs mainly.
          I'd like to change to REVIT.
          Robin Deurloo
          Last edited by Robin Deurloo; April 9, 2021, 10:36 PM.


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