CADS RC3D for Autodesk® Revit® - 2020

CADS RC3D for Autodesk® Revit® - 2020

Win64, English

Computer and Design Services Ltd
CADS RC3D builds on the heritage of our world-leading detailing and bar listing CADS RC / RebarCAD. CADS RC3D extends the ability to detail and produce a bar bending schedule in Autodesk® Revit®.

General Usage Instructions

The user can work on the existing Revit model or a new Revit model.  There are no restrictions.               



Lap Line

Use the Lap Line command to specify the position of the splices in the rebar.

Splice Rebar


Use the Splice Bar command to split the modeled rebar into the required stock length. Use this command in conjunction with the lap lines or on its own without lap lines.

Edge Bar Placement

This tool places U bars or L bars along the edges of slabs and walls. 

Opening Reinforcement

This command model the reinforcement around rectangular and circular openings in slabs and walls.

Join Rebar


There are two commands available to join rebar together to form a new shape code, By Moving and By Trim & Extend.

Rebar Visibility

This command controls the visibility of the Rebar in each of the views of the structure. It manages the Revit view visibility states using several commands such as Hide / Show Rebar, Hide / Show All Rebar, and Show Rebar By Layer.

Assign Reinforcement Layer

The Assign Reinforcement Layer command available from the CADS RC3D for the Revit tab in the Detailing Panel assigns rebar to preconfigured or specified layer names. The layer names assigned depend on the type of rebar selected.

Copy Rebars

The Copy Rebars command available from the CADS RC3D for Revit / CADS RC3D tab in the Detailing Panel has two options: Host to Host and Along a Path. The user can copy rebar from one identical host to another. The command will accommodate the second host to being at a different rotation than the original. It will also copy rebar along a path.

Bar Marking

CADS RC3D manages the bar marks assigned to each bar set.

Bar Mark Updater


The Bar Mark Updater notifies the user when the bar mark numbers in a project need refreshing.


Assign rebar to a release using the Assign Releases command so that the rebar can be ordered for production. You can create releases in CADS RC3D for Revit; assign the release a name, a description, and a release date. When the rebar is ordered, the release is locked to prevent further rebar from being assigned. The user can generate bar lists and production output files based on Releases.

Assign Drawing Sheet

The Assign Drawing command is located in CADS RC3D for Revit in the Annotation Panel. Use this command to assign rebar in the project to a predefined drawing sheet.


The Annotation command is used to change the representation of the ranges of bars to the standard 2D industry graphical format for the different styles of range. Instead of showing all the bars associated with a range, a single or double indicator bar is shown with a range line, a leader, and its associated bar label. If an individual bar is being annotated it will be shown with its leader and a bar label.

Use the Annotation command on individual rebar/ranges of rebar, a selection of rebar/ranges of rebar, all the rebar in one or multiple hosts.

Varying Range

The Varying Range Annotation command is used to group bars of the same shape, bar grade, and bar diameter into one varying bar mark.

Tick and Tag

This feature annotates the end of the rebar with ticks and tags. Options have been added to the functionality to control the position and visibility of the ticks and tags.



The CADS Schedule enables users to customize the appearance and content of the schedule to their own specification, using standard Revit family files. The schedule can be placed on a view sheet using the ‘Place’ command, or a set of sheets can be created for printing using the ‘Print’ command, or a sketch diagram can be placed using the ‘Diagram’ command:

Schedule Diagram


You can place shape code diagrams on the same Revit sheet as a “Placed” schedule.






The installer that ran when you downloaded this plug-in from Autodesk App Store has already installed the plug-in. You may need to restart the Autodesk product to activate the plug-in. To uninstall this plug-in, exit the Autodesk product if you are currently running it, simply rerun the installer by downloading it again from Autodesk App Store, and select the 'Uninstall' button, or you can uninstall it from 'Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features' (Windows 7/8.1/10), just as you would uninstall any other application from your system.

Additional Information

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Known Issues


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Support Information

CADS offers a support and software maintenance contract, CADScover. This ensures that you can fully exploit all that our software has to offer your business. Support is provided by the CADS central helpdesk via email, remote support, and telephone.

Please contact support to get the trial / paid license code.

Version History

Version Number Version Description


CADS RC3D 2020.2.232.0 for Autodesk® Revit® 2020.


CADS RC3D 2020.0.90.2 for Autodesk® Revit® 2020.
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