Use the Structural Fabric Area tool to evenly place lap spliced fabric sheets in floors, walls and foundation slabs. A fabric reinforcement element is made up of 2 element types: fabric wire and fabric sheets. The fabric wire is used to define the reinforcing wire, which is used to create the fabric sheets. Fabric reinforcement creates a layer of fabric sheets in the host (top or bottom for floors and foundation slabs, internal or external for walls). A fabric area boundary defines the extents of the fabric sheets.
The instance properties of the host control the rebar cover settings (the offset distance from the edge/face of the host to the rebar) for each fabric reinforcement instance. Different rebar types require different coverage. See .