AutoRebar provides Autodesk® AutoCAD® (and all vertical products) with an extra toolbar with specific objects for rebar detailing of reinforced concrete structures.
Four types of dynamic objects are available: Rebars, Marks, Calls and the BBS.
Rebars can be created and stretched like polylines and the bar size quickly edited with a double click; all AutoRebar entities are dynamically connected and update automatically when one of them is modified.
The user can add a new Mark by selecting the Rebar to be linked, and double click it to edit data such as the bar grouping criteria, the bar spacing and the size of the range; alternatively, normal AutoCAD® dimensions can be linked to the Mark and used to specify the range of a bundle of bars in the concrete structure to let AutoRebar calculate the total quantity in that range. The great thing is, whenever you modify the concrete shape and stretch the dimension, the total number of bars updates on the fly.
The Bar Bending Schedule can be either inserted in the drawing or exported to Excel with a simple click, while the EXPLODESEL and EXPLODEALL commands can be used to explode AutoRebar objects into standard AutoCAD entities. That can be handy to deliver your drawing to clients who require the dwg files but don't have AutoRebar installed in their computers.
AutoRebar fully implements both metric and imperial units.