Functionality You’ve Been Waiting For: Introducing “Clone Drawings”

30 June 2023Graitec PowerPack, PowerPack Revit



If you have ever wished you could replicate drawings consistently to save time in your workflow, you’ll celebrate this news. This one-of-a-kind functionality has just been released in the newest version of PowerPack for Revit. Now you can unlock the potential for enhanced efficiency and time savings with a new feature that simplifies and accelerates the process of replicating drawings.

This innovative feature – Clone Drawings – focuses on quick multiplication of drawings, enabling structural engineers to save valuable time while ensuring accurate and consistent results.

The core functionality of this feature lies in its ability to establish a link between views and structural elements, automating the assignment of roles to existing rebars based on their shape and position relative to the element. Additionally, it organizes annotation elements dependent on the element or the rebar hosted by the element, ensuring a comprehensive and cohesive representation of the design.

This new feature offers immense benefits. It saves professionals from the tedious task of individually replicating drawings for each element within the group, which can be time consuming and prone to errors. Instead, with a single action, the tool efficiently clones the relevant views onto the entire group of elements, ensuring consistency and accuracy across the drawings.

When it comes to groups of elements, such as multi-span beams or multi-level columns, the tool handles the drawing replication process intelligently. It considers all the elements within the group and establishes associations based on predefined conditions. For a view to be linked to a group of elements, all elements within the group must adhere to specific rules.

These rules include conditions, such as the presence of tags on the elements, tags on rebar hosted by the elements, multi-rebar annotations, or bending details. By analysing these elements within the views, the tool identifies the connections and dependencies necessary for accurate drawing replication.

By leveraging this information, Clone Drawings seamlessly recreates the views and annotation elements onto a new element of the same category, regardless of its varying shape or hosted rebar cage. This “many-to-many” relationship capability allows for the efficient cloning of drawings between multi-span beams or multi-level columns, expanding its versatility and usefulness across various design scenarios.

To put this powerful feature to work for you, you’ll conveniently find it within the PowerPack for Revit Detailing Ribbon and Design Ribbon. The user-friendly interface and intuitive functionality make it accessible to professionals with varying levels of technical expertise.

Rebar detailers or structural engineers can achieve consistent and precise results across their projects with this enhanced drawing replication feature. The automatic assignment of rebar roles, the linking of views to structural elements, and the cloning of annotation elements contribute to a streamlined and standardised drawing creation process.

You can embrace the convenience and precision of this automated linkage feature and experience enhanced efficiency in your drawing creation workflow. By incorporating this advanced tool into your design process, you can save time, reduce errors, and achieve consistent results across your projects.

Contact us today to see “Clone Drawings” in action. Witness first-hand the time-savings and accuracy PowerPack for Revit brings to your projects. You can unlock the potential for enhanced efficiency in your drawing creation workflow and embrace the future of design when you incorporate this advanced feature into your repertoire.



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