Revit propose a various set of commands to distribute rebar within a structural host. It is also possible with Revit native tools to distribute a specific rebar shape along a path with the Path reinforcement command.
This workflow could be used for any polyline path globally.
Nevertheless, in term of possibilities, this tool is not allowing the placement of rebar parallel to the major path such as longitudinal rebar. Graitec PowerPack is proposing a dedicated command to speed up the process of placing a set of bars along a path.
The Edge Reinforcement command is used to quickly generate structural reinforcement along the edges of elements such as slabs or walls. It is available on the PowerPack Detailing ribbon:
This command works by selecting one (or more) edge face, so that the reinforcement can be generated for multiple configurations.
The configuration window allows the setting of parameters for:
- transverse reinforcement (open or closed)
- and longitudinal bars, separately for vertical, top and bottom distributions.
The available settings allow for many different layout configurations, for example: