Rebar shapes are rebar families that define the layout of the rebar type instance in the project. The following steps provide the general workflow for adding rebar shapes to a concrete element.
Video: Detailing with Planar Rebar
Video: Using the Rebar Shape Browser
- Create a view that cuts the element to be reinforced.
- Click Modify <Element> tab Reinforcement panel Rebar.
- In the Type Selector at the top of the Properties palette, select the desired rebar type.
- Optional. If necessary, click Modify | Place Rebar tab Family panel Load Shapes to load additional rebar shapes.
- In either the Type Rebar Shape type drop-down on the Options Bar or the Rebar Shape Browser, select the desired rebar shape.
Placing planar rebar
Placing multiplanar rebar
- Click to place the rebar in the host. If necessary, press the Spacebar during placement to rotate the orientation of the rebar shape within the cover reference. Orientation can be shifted after placement by selecting the rebar and using the Spacebar similarly.
Rebar lengths default to the length of the host element or to other host elements within the constraints of the cover reference. To edit lengths, change to either a plan or an elevation view, select the rebar instance and revise the endpoints as needed.
- Optional. You can then apply various predefined hooks to the ends of your rebar shape. See Rebar Hooks.
|Perpendicular rebar placed in column ||Rebar in a beam and slab |
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To rehost a rebar shape, select it and click Modify | Structural Rebar tab
Pick New Host. Then select a new rebar host