StruBIM Rebar

Update history

In version 2023.e, exporting from StruBIM Rebar to IFC format has been made a paid module of the program. Up until this update, the option to export to IFC was located in the export panel. As of version 2023.e, users will also be able to export to IFC and BVBS from the "Export" button in the top options bar.

Also, in version 2023.e, in the IFC file generated with the "Share" option in the "" tool group, the text in BVBS format corresponding to its description is included for each reinforcing bar. This makes it possible to have precise information on each of the reinforcing bars in order for them to be manufactured.

Since version 2022.a, the applications integrated within the Open BIM workflow via the platform include a tool for managing project reference systems. This option is available from the configuration window that appears when linking or updating a project via the "Geographic location and reference system" option. As of version 2023.d, the applications now allow users to run a graphical environment where they can visually define a reference system for their model. To do this, the "Geographic location and reference system" window now contains the "Visual editing of the local reference system of the model" option.

From the "Visual editing of the local reference system of the model" window, the origin and orientation of the reference system of the model can be indicated in the workspace with the "Define the reference system of the partial model" tool. Both the axes of the reference system of the model, which we have just entered and the axes of the reference system of the site can be viewed in the workspace. The latter appears with a "Site" tag.

To make it easier to define the reference system, the 3D models corresponding to the project contributions selected during the linking process are displayed. The management of the visibility and object snaps of these models is carried out from the "Elements read" menu in the left sidebar of the window. The "Views" menu can also be found in the same options bar, from which different types of 2D and 3D views of the model can be generated. These tools can already be found in several CYPE applications. For more information on how they work, please refer to the User’s Manual for the 3D work environment tools available in CYPE applications.

Apart from 3D models, 2D drawings or plans can also be imported from CAD files (".dxf", ".dwg", ".dwf") or images (".jpeg", ".jpg", ".bmp", ".png", ".wmf", ".emf", ".pcx"). These files and object snaps are managed through the "DXF-DWG Template" and "Template object snaps" options accordingly.

Once the editing is complete, the coordinates and orientation of the reference system of the model with respect to the reference system of the site are moved to the corresponding fields in the "Geographic location and reference system" window.

Users can now export the rebars of the project to IFC format. By means of this improvement, the reinforcement of a structure that has been designed and sized with CYPECAD, StruBIM Shear Walls, or StruBIM Embedded Walls can be shared with other programs.

The "Font size" option has been added to the general configuration menu of the applications. This tool allows users to increase or decrease the basic size of the font used in the user interface of the programs. Thanks to this implementation, the accessibility of the applications has been improved while also ensuring the correct visibility of the content on devices with different screen resolutions.

To enter a "Basic size" the "Set custom font size" option must be checked. The size users can enter is the application's basic font size. Any other font sizes that may exist in the program's interface will be automatically modified proportionally according to the change in the basic size.

It is important to note that, as this is a common parameter, its modification will affect all installed CYPE tools.

The StruBIM Embedded Walls and StruBIM Deep Beams programs export the reinforcement of the structural elements they consider to the BIM model. They can now be imported by the StruBIM Rebar program to produce the joint BIM model of the reinforcement from these and other programs.

The programs that currently export bars corresponding to the reinforcement are the following:

  • StruBIM Shear Walls
  • StruBIM Embedded Walls
  • StruBIM Deep Beams

Version 2021.g of CYPE’s programs is a closing version of the 2021 version.

As well as the new features and improvements expressly indicated in each version of CYPE software, process optimisation involving internal updates for all our programs is normally included. In each revision, all programs are systematically checked and changes are made to improve their performance, therefore, we recommend that our users (in this case those of v.2021) always update their version to the latest one, regardless of the country for which they are using CYPE software or the language in which it is installed.

"StruBIM Rebar" is a program designed to carry out the BIM model of reinforcement in reinforced concrete structural elements.

In this first version, the program imports the information on shear walls and rectangular footings with constant depth, from a BIM project located on the platform.

Additionally, "StruBIM Rebar" has generation wizards available for the indicated structural elements (so they can be included in the program even if they are not present in the BIM project) and other elements that cannot yet be imported in this first version (strip footings and strap and tie beams).

"StruBIM Rebar" can be downloaded from the platform and installed in English or Spanish.

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