REX RoboTools

REX RoboTools is an extension for the Autodesk® Robot™ Structural Analysis platform that supports modeling of a structure. It offers a range of smart features that make everyday work with this Autodesk software smoother and allow a user to get more done in less time. 

This add-on simplifies:

  • geometry definition and modification of RC structures
  • geometry definition of structures using CAD external references (backgrounds)
  • modification and adjustment of models imported from other software i.e. form Revit
  • 3D modeling

REX RoboTools offers useful commands grouped in 4 categories:

  • Creation
  • Correction
  • Construction
  • Loads

The extension is available in following language versions: English, French, Polish and Russian New!.
After installation, it can be run from the Add-ins menu of Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis.


AVAILABLE OPTIONS:

CREATION

  • Windows

It allows a user to define many window openings in vertical panels at once on the basis of 2 nodes defining the window width. Particularly useful when using backgrounds (CAD external references).

  • Doors 

It allows a user to define many door openings in vertical panels at once on the basis of 2 nodes - defining the door width - at the edge of the panel . Particularly useful when using backgrounds (CAD external references).

  • Drops Caps 

It allows a user to customize slab thickness in a selected area. A user can thicken the slab just above a column or define a mushroom slab..

  • Stairs

It allows a user to generate new panels for landings and flights of stairs. A panel definition is based on the shape of an opening created in a horizontal plane.

CORRECTION

  • Panels divide 

It allows a user to split selected panels into two parts. All loads previously applied to the panels are copied to the newly created objects.

  • Fit

It allows a user to adjust geometry of selected panels.
First a user selects a segment, surface or level of a panel. Then he defines the required maximum distance from this selected element. In result, contours of all panels in the area defined by this maximum distance are adjusted to the selected element (their coordinates are modified).
The user can repeat adjustment by increasing the tolerance in order to achieve required effect. This operation does not modify loads or boundary conditions.

  • Axe correction New!
It allows a user to quickly modify the geometry of a structure. The user can move several or all object on a selected axis.
  • Coords correction New!
It allows a user to quickly modify (round) coordinates of selected objects.

CONSTRUCTION
  • Intersection 3D

It allows a user to generate nodes on bars in the virtual intersection point of their projections into the selected plane.
Projections of 2 bars on the selected plane (XY, XZ, YZ) generate a point of intersection. Once this point is projected back on the bars, a user can create virtual intersection nodes that can be connected later. For any two bars, up to 6 various nodes can be created (two for each projection plane).

  • Surface punch 

It allows a user to generate nodes on a selected plane in the virtual intersection point with a selected bar (bars).
A selected bar (or bars) can be virtually extended to a selected plane (the plane is defined by 3 points or by selection of a panel). Then, a user can create a new node on the plane in the point of virtual intersection of the selected bar and the plane. Optionally, a new bar can be created between the end of the previously selected bar and the node.

  • Length & Area 

It displays user-defined information in the message area of the dialog box (e.g. distance, perimeter, area…).

LOADS

  • Add stab forces 

It allows a user to generate stabilization forces on columns.
For this option, a model with calculation results is required. A user can select a load case and define an additional multiplier for the axial force. Then, a new load case with forces StabX (No.) and StabY (No.) is created.

  • Copy loads

It allows a user to copy all loads for all load cases from a source-element to selected objects.

  • Walls to loads New!
It allows a user to replace selected walls by linear loads. 

 

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