Settings Dialog

The settings dialog provides the project-wide definitions such as the desired language or operational mode. The settings together with the families are part of the SOFiSTiK Content Pack.


The “Import...” Button allows you to load a SOFiSTiK Content Pack (dialog settings + families) into your project.

Tab General

The General tab provides user-specific adjustments for the automatic tagging tools Tag All and Tag Missing.


Annotation Type Definition and Dimension Styles

An annotation type means a rebar tag combined with a dimension line. Other than the Single Tag which has a leader instead of the dimension line. The automatic tagging tools differs, regarding quantity of rebars in a rebar set, the following annotation types:

  • Single Tag
  • Short Annotation
  • Long Annotation

The corresponding rebar tag families can be set on the rebar tab.


You can set an individual dimension line family for short- and for long annotations.

Annotation Distances

The annotation distances allow to adjust the placement of the rebar tags for the tools Tag All and Tag Missing.

Tab Rebar

In the Rebar tab you can set the annotation families for the tools Tag All and Tag Missing.


Annotation Families

In the operational mode “Marks per Sheet” you can set a separate tag family for rebars, which are assigned to another sheet. In following example, beam’s reinforcement is assigned to the current sheet and column’s reinforcement to another one.


Annotation Settings

If the “Tag All moves...” checkbox is selected, the “Tag All” tool will move the tags placed by “Hide and Tag” outside of the element.

If the “Adjust Hide and Tag symbol...” checkbox is selected, the “Hide and Tag” tool will place a symbol at the bar according to the current layer.

Limit angle for distribution path to viewplane describes the maximum angle for which annotations a dimension line will be used.

Tab Details

In the Detail tab you can set the detail families for the tools Shape Detail, Bar End, Detail Layer and Hide and Tag.


Tab Fabric

In the Fabric tab you can set the annotation and symbol families for wire meshes for the tools Tag All and Tag Missing.


Fabric of other Sheet

In the operational mode “Marks per Sheet” you can set separate tag families for wire meshes, which are assigned to another sheet.



You can set an fabric symbol family which represents wire meshes in front views of floors, walls and foundation slabs.


Wire meshes in sections will be annotated with a single tag for each visible mesh in the view.

Tab Marks

In the Marks tab you can define settings for numbering the reinforcement (see command Set Marks).


Mode for Marks

Numbering of reinforcement can be either per project, per sheet or per host.

  • Marks per project: The reinforcement is assigned to the entire project. The marks must be unique and you can create only a project wide bending schedule. This mode is recommended for smaller projects.
  • Marks per sheet: The reinforcement must be assigned to a specific sheet (see command Assign to Sheet). As in common conventional practice, in this mode you can create bending schedules for each individual sheet.
  • Marks per host: The reinforcement is assigned to it’s host. In this mode you can create bending schedules for each host element individually.


It is important to be clear about the desired mode from the beginning, as many tools adapt in their operation to the operational mode.

Set Bar Marks

Set the (minimum) digits (e.g. 1, 01, 001) for marks which will be set from the Set Marks tool.

Tab Schedule

In the Schedule tab you can set the calculation method for the bar length and the output volume for reinforcement schedules. (see command Create Schedule).



Sets the desired standard for rebar shape code detection. You can check the detected shape code with the SOFiSTiK_ShapeCode parameter.

Calculation method of bar lengths

Specify whether the bar length (cut length) shall be calculated based on outside dimension (Method A) or centerline (Method B).


The calculation of the bar length takes into account the Revit reinforcement rounding settings.



You can check the calculated bar length on the properties palette with the parameter “SOFiSTiK_Bar_Length”.


Reinforcement rounding changes comes into effect after restarting the Set Marks tool.


Choose wether the printout of the schedule will be created in the SOFiSTiK Report Browser (.plb) or as Word OpenXML document (.docx). Additionally you can set a target directory. If SOFiSTiK Report Browser is selected, you can choose the output language and for example whether a cutlist for fabrics will be created as well. For the Word OpenXML document a (docx) schedule template can be choosen.


For more information (e.g. How to customize the schedule) read the Reinforcement Schedules page, please.

Tab Miscellaneous

In the Miscellaneous tab, you can set the SOFiSTiK Content Pack and the language of the user interface of SOFiSTiK Reinforcement Detailing.


Content Pack

Shows the path to the current Content Pack and provides the possibility to change it.

Text Parameters

In the SOFiSTiK Text Parameter table you can set custom information which can be used in schedules and for annotation purposes.


The placeholder in the curly brackets for the spiral “{0}=Number of spirals, {1}=Distance between spirals” will be filled automatically.