In this Naviate Rebar discovery session we will take a detailed look our new divide rebar feature that addresses the lapping and control of reinforcement bar lengths! All our existing rebar functions will place reinforcement bar along the full length of elements without considering laps or splices leading to bars that may exceed available stock sizes. The philosophy of Naviate Rebar is to offer accessible, easy to use tools that provide functionality for the efficient modelling of reinforcement. To offer maximum flexibility, and ease of use, we have developed the Divide Rebar function to be used alongside our existing toolsets. Of course, the Divide Rebar feature can be used on any rebar element regardless of how it was created.
In this series we will go through everything that Rebar can help you with. This is the fourth post in the series.
- The first post gives an overview of Rebar
- The second post goes into Rebar Openings
- The third post we showcased reinforcement connections
- The fourth post showcase Pad and Wall Foundation
With all our Naviate Rebar tools utilising modeless dialog boxes, the tools can be run concurrently if required to allow initial rebar generation and then provide the required laps and rebar divisions. In the example below, wall reinforcement has been added and then instantly lapped using our Divide Rebar feature.
When using Divide Rebar, there are generally two workflows:
- The user can preselect the reinforcement that requires lapping and then allow Divide Rebar to split the bars automatically.
- The user can pick and divide each rebar set and control where the split starts by picking the relevant side of the rebar set.
The reinforcement laps can be placed in line, but it is normally preferred if the reinforcement laps are staggered and not located in areas where high moments and forces may reside. In these situations, the staggered option can be utilised as shown below. Again, the positions of the reinforcement laps can be controlled by picking the relevant side of the rebar set.
If the design calls for couplers, the Divide Rebar feature can split the reinforcement bars without lapping the bars. The couplers can then be added between each rebar set.
It is also possible to split the reinforcement into a predefined number of segments so that each length of rebar is of an equal length.
In future releases, we plan to add cranked bars and the ability to automatically place couplers based on reinforcement bar sets!
We are always listening to our customers and are very interested in your ideas and views on reinforced concrete detailing and how Naviate Rebar can support and enrich your current workflows.