Rebar Container

A SOFiSTiK Rebar Container is a group of rebar sets with the same rebar shape, bar diameter and material in one host. The tools Group, Stretch/Trim, Align and Explode can combine rebar sets to a rebar container.

The advantages of using rebar containers are

  • Individual annotation and detailing styles can be achieved.
  • Combined bars with variable segment lengths in schedules.
  • Improved performance by combining multiple rebars.
  • Customized rebar set’s alignment and layout

Available Container Types

Depending on the distribution and layout of the combined rebar sets, a distinction is made between the following container types.

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SOFiSTiK_RebarSet

Layout Rules
  • All rebars have the same length
  • Bending planes of all rebars have to be parallel
  • Beginning (or end) of all of the rebars need to lay on the the common straight line.
  • Rebars have to be perpendicular to distribution line
  • Spacing between all the rebars has to be equal

SOFiSTiK_Moved_RebarSet with Special Layouts

Layout Rules
  • All rebars have the same length
  • Bending planes of all rebars have to be parallel
You can create the following special layouts by grouping two rebar sets (or rebar containers) with equal spacing between all bars.
  • SOFiSTiK_Moved_RebarSet_Segmented
  • SOFiSTiK_Moved_RebarSet_Alternate
  • SOFiSTiK_Moved_RebarSet_Alternate_Staggered
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SOFiSTiK_Variable_RebarSet with Special Layouts

Layout Rules
  • Bending planes of all rebars have to be parallel
You can create the following special layout by grouping two rebar sets (or rebar containers) with equal spacing between all bars.
  • SOFiSTiK_Variable_RebarSet_Alternate
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SOFiSTiK_Polar_RebarSet

Layout Rules
  • Bending planes of all rebars intersect in one line.

The rebar container SOFiSTiK_Polar_RebarSet will be created by the Explode tool at a Path Reinforcement along an arc.

SOFiSTiK_General

The rebar container SOFiSTiK_General will be created if none of the other layout rules apply.