With the "Copy 3D model" option, Advance Concrete provides a more rapid and efficient work environment for the user to create reinforcement drawings. To create a complete reinforcement drawing involves not only creating the reinforcement bars, but also creating the symbols and the dimensions lines relative to the formwork.
Using the "Copy 3D model" option the user has the advantage of copying all the specific symbols along with the reinforcement bars. Another advantage is that the copied reinforcement bars are automatically displayed in all the other plan views. Using this option, the user creates a correct 3D model, avoiding many copy errors.
All the reinforcement bars must be created along with all the designated symbols and the formwork dimension lines. The "Copy 3D model" option can be used for all the similar structural elements from the drawing. The user must choose a reference point and then copy the multiple entities for each structural element.
The following figure shows a reinforcement drawing for a wall with an opening. The reinforcement plan contains reinforcements, reinforcement symbols, dimension lines and altitude symbols.
For the reinforcement of the walls for the rest of the stories, the "Copy 3D model" option was used. The user selected all the reinforcement bars, reinforcement symbols, dimensions lines and all the altitude dimensions. The 3D copy allows the user to create the 3D reinforcement assembly avoiding all the errors that can occur when using the AutoCAD "Copy" option. In addition, by using this option, the user instantly creates the definition bars and the corresponding distribution bars.
In conclusion, by using the "Copy 3D model" option, the user can create reinforcement drawings in a shorter amount of time because the manual insertion of the symbols and dimension lines is avoided. Also the reinforcement 3D model is correctly created.