Revit allows you to place bars in a structural element in a very flexible way. This gives a great flexibility for placing rebar in a host, or to model bars of any shaping. On the other hand, it also possible to model an unfeasible shape because basically, Revit do not contain many for constructive dispositions. However, some concepts exist such as concrete cover, which can be respected (with some additional tools when placing the bars).
When it comes to the shape of the bar itself, Revit allows you to create bars with no length limit. Thus, it is possible to create very long bars, without taking in account a maximum bar length for example.
The PowerPack Detailing allows you to address this topic with the Split Rebar command.
From a bar set distribution, this command will allow the distribution to be split according to different method.
Several options to configure the splitting of the bars are possible with this dialog box but two are mainly impacting on the result:
- The method of splitting bars with three options proposed.
2. The method of connection for splitting bars with four options proposed
In addition, an option will allow the user to create an alternate distribution after splitting the rebar set.
Whichever splitting method is chosen, it will be possible to choose the direction of the cut and manage the distribution of each segment.
The possible configurations by this tool are therefore very important. It is just needed to select the rebar set to get the result.