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Best Revit plug-in InstaCrete: Beginner's guide


Welcome to your InstaCrete learning journey!

You’ll get the most out of this guide if you desire to learn InstaCrete. This guide is designed to describe the finer aspects of InstaCrete. We will be covering the finer points which are not covered in the video tutorials & Blog. After going through this guide you will be using InstaCrete more confidently. 

Revit modelling is an important step in the building information modelling (BIM) procedure. We are sure that by using InstaCrete you will be able to develop a clash-free concrete 3D model.

As you know any project begins with grid lines & levels. And then moves upwards.

Using this beginner’s guide we can follow these six steps to a successful Revit project.

  1. Drawing Grid-lines & levels, Placing foundation in a project
  2. Placing columns on grid points.
  3. Connecting columns with beams.
  4. Putting the structural floor.
  5. Placing walls
  6. Understanding the stairs.

We’ll spend time on each of these areas throughout this guide, but we wanted to introduce it here because it offers a look at how we structured the guide as a whole.

Explore the chapters...

Explore finer points about grids & levels are. How data file is created after placing the foundations.

Chapter 2: Single-level & Multi-level column:

Interoperability between two column tools. Finer points about the column tool.

Chapter 3: Quick Beam, Beam by selection & Direct Beam:

Explaining three-beam tools in detail. Explaining all the tools & their use in different circumstances.

Chapter 4: Floor:

Explaining the finer points of the structural floor tool. Flat slab, Floor editing etc.

Chapter 5: Quick Wall, Wall by selection & Direct Wall:

Explaining three wall tools in details. Explaining all the tools & their use in different circumstances.

Chapter 6: All Stair tools:

Explaining the stair tool in detail. Editing stairs.

How much of this guide do I need to read?

If you want to understand the functioning of InstaCrete with all the finer insights, we recommend reading the Beginner’s Guide to InstaCrete front-to-back. We’ve tried to make it as concise and easy to understand as possible. Learning the functioning of InstaCrete is a vital first step in achieving your BIM goals.

Go through at the pace that suits you best, and be sure to take note of other resources we link to throughout the chapters — they’re also worthy of your attention.

Getting excited yet? You should be! The Revit plug-in InstaCrete is a fascinating tool and can be lots of fun! If you get confused, don’t hesitate  to contact us at support@rcccad.com

We’re excited you’re here! Grab a cup of coffee, and let’s dive into Chapter 1: Grid, level & Foundation.

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Vikram Baraskar is the founder director of the RCCCAD IT Solution Pvt. Ltd. He is a civil engineer by profession. He has got over 25 years of handling construction projects, teaching CAD software. He has carried out over 6 million sq. ft. of RCC auditing & Revit modelling work. 
He loves all sports with a special liking to chess.

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