Surely you have heard about the common square or rectangular reinforced concrete column shapes but how about a trapezoidal or triangular cross section shape? You may never know what heights the imagination of the architect can reach.
Advance BIM Designers helps in covering the gap between the artistic spirit of the architect and the pragmatic engineer for whom the common square, rectangular and circular shapes may be enough.
Figure 1 Common concrete column types
Figure 2 Special concrete column types
Figure 3 L and T-shaped concrete column types
More than that, each column shape can be reinforced in different ways depending the density of longitudinal bars on each side. Let’s take them one by one:
Figure 4 Square column reinforcement types
Figure 5 Rectangular column reinforcement types
Figure 6 Circular column reinforcement types
Figure 7 Triangular column reinforcement types
Figure 8 Trapezoidal column reinforcement types
Figure 9 Hexagonal column reinforcement
Figure 10 T-shaped column reinforcement types
Figure 11 L-shaped column reinforcement types
The functionality of automatic reinforcing common and exotic column shapes is available also when working in Revit environment. Advance BIM Designers kit comes with already created structural columns Revit native families for each shape previously mentioned.
Figure 12 Different concrete column types automatically reinforced in Revit with Advance BIM Designers add-on
In conclusion, unless you would want to calculate concrete columns star or heart-shaped, Advance BIM Designers offers you the tools to be the open-minded engineer any architect will wish to work with.