Fix your Models with Konstru!
Ever had a Revit model you wanted to analyze but members were not connected well enough? Remember spending hours fixing this manually by snapping members to closest grid to grid intersections? Konstru is now able to repair connections between beams, braces and columns automatically.
Konstru Connectivity Analysis is the first step to get a well connected model. When activating the Repair tab Konstru automatically checks your model and highlights member nodes by connections. This way you can easily spot failing connections.
Konstru Connectivity Repair comes with three different repair modes: Snap to Closest Work Point, Project to Closest Level and Trim/Extend to Closest Line. Our example truss contains well defined levels and grids why "Snap to Closest Work Point" is the repair mode of our choice. This mode will pull all nodes within a defined radius to the closest grid to grid to level intersection.
After clicking Preview, Konstru will display the repaired model state. All changed elements are highlighted in red. Once you are happy with your results you can save the repaired state as a new model version.
See Connectivity Repair in action on real models:
Filter which elements to repair
Konstru Connectivity Repair Filters allow you to specify the elements you want to repair. You can filter by type (1), number of connections (2), distance to work point (3: grid/grid/level intersection) and specify the node size to display (4). The last section (5) allows you to filter elements by level, so you can repair elements between two levels only.
After filtering which elements should be repaired you can specify the repair method. Four options are available: Snap to closest work point (grid/grid/level intersection), Project frames to closest level (flatten), Trim or extend frames to closest frame (fillet) and pull nodes to closest frame (snap).
Each repair method has its own tolerance option allowing you to specify the tolerance for snapping or extending nodes. if nodes are within the tolerance radius, the repair method will be applied.