Substructure

Create

Creates substructure elements at the chosen placements. Substructure’s geometry is defined by the Substructure Family and additional parameters.

  1. Click SOFiSTiK Bridge tab > Create panel > icon_Substructure (Substructure) drop-down > icon_Substructure_Create (Substructure)

  2. Select an axis.

    SOFiSTiK: Substructure dialog displays.

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  3. Select Revit Substructure Family and other settings and confirm with OK.

Family

  • Substructure Family - select a Substructure Family to connect it to the selected placement.
  • Parameters - you can modify your Substructure Family directly in using the family’s parametes and preview window.

Create on placements

Select the placements to define where the Substructure element will be created. Each Substructure element will be connected to its placement. Changes applied on placements will influence the substructure element (e.g. change of the position).

Activate ‘Always vertical’ checkbox to place the Substructure family in vertical position (regardless of the placement’s planes)

Offsets and Rotation

You can define Offsets and Rotations of Substructure element according to the global (project) and local (placement) coordinates.

Edit

Edits previously created substructure element. You can easily apply any changes in Substructure Dialog and update your structure.

  1. Click SOFiSTiK Bridge tab > Create panel > icon_Substructure (Substructure) drop-down > icon_Substructure_Edit (Edit)

  2. Select a substructure element.

    SOFiSTiK: Substructure dialog displays with previous input data.

  3. Adjust the parameter values and other settings and confirm with OK.

  4. The Substructure element is updated according to the current definition.

Disconnect

Disconnects substructure from its placement. Element loses dependency to the placement. Changes applied to the axis (and placement) will not influence the substructure element.

  1. Click SOFiSTiK Bridge tab > Create panel > icon_Substructure (Substructure) drop-down > icon_Substructure_Disconnect (Disconnect)
  2. Select a Substructure element.
  3. Substructure element is disconnected from its axis.

Set Axis

Assigns Substructure element to selected axis. Substructure element is dependent to the axis (and placement).

  1. Click SOFiSTiK Bridge tab > Create panel > icon_Substructure (Substructure) drop-down > icon_Substructure_Set_Axis (Set Axis)
  2. Select a Substructure element.
  3. Select an axis.
  4. Substructure element is assigned to the chosen axis.