Allplan - Software for rebar detailers

Allplan’s BIM solution for rebar engineering enables more accurate visualizations for reinforcement drawing & reporting. Building information modeling (BIM) gives drafters the ability to work in their familiar 2D drawing, while generating a 3D model. Allplan functions like automatic bar placement and error detection tools can cut the time it would take to design and detail concrete projects. 

Building information modeling (BIM) gives drafters the ability to work in their familiar 2D drawing, while generating a 3D model. Allplan functions like automatic bar placement and error detection tools can cut the time it would take to design and detail concrete projects.

Rebar is a vital element to the integrity of any concrete structure, but the current means to achieve an efficient workflow, for a rebar detailer, leaves much to be improved upon. Fractured communication between the structural engineer, general contractors, sub-contractors, and field personnel can lead to costly errors and clashes on the job site. Coordination is critical to maintain a tight construction schedule, avoid site errors and eliminate costly extensions.

Quickly and easily detail concrete rebar with Allplan’s rebar takeoff software

  • Draft in 2D & create a 3D model simultaneously
  • Generate accurate cost appraisals & estimates
  • Automatically detect clashes & track changes

Advantages of Allplan 2021

Allplan 2021 - Reinforcement at the highest level

An integrated 3D model, complete with reinforcement, fixtures, and if necessary tendons, provides the highest possible design reliability and clarity. Watch more >

Seamless design process

Allplan supports the entire design process in a single system – from the initial draft right through to the final general arrangement and reinforcement drawings. Watch more >

Enhanced cut bars and join bars commands

To control rebar even more precisely, Allplan provides functionality for cutting and joining reinforcement. Watch more >

Work in 2D or 3D with Allplan Software

Coordination is critical to maintain a tight construction schedule, avoid site errors and eliminate costly extensions. Building information modeling (BIM) gives drafters the ability to work in their familiar 2D drawing, while generating a 3D model. Functions like automatic bar placement and bending tools can cut the time it would take to design projects.

Automatic Clash Detection

Rebar detailing can be grueling work–especially if you’re using 2D CAD software for drafting. One fundamental flaw of working in 2D; limited visualization. If there’s rebar congestion or clashes, it’s nearly impossible to detect them in a 2D draft. But there is good news for detailers, and it’s spelled B-I-M.

Building information modeling (BIM) gives drafters the ability to work in a familiar 2D drawing method, while also generating a 3D model. Not only that, but functions like automatic clash detection help detect errors in the design stage, so they can be resolved before they cost the project time and money in the fab shop or onsite.

Change Management

Rebar detailing can be challenging–especially if you’re using 2D CAD software for drafting. If changes are made to the draft, then all copies of that draft have to be updated individually. This doesn’t help engineers and detailers work together more effectively, and it certainly doesn’t help keep a project on schedule.

Allplan BIM software allows drafters to maintain their 2D working method, while also generating a 3D model. Then, all changes made to this model are automatically updated in real time. Everyone working on the project would see the most current version of the model in the software, avoiding the need to redo the draft from one discipline to the other.

Automate bar lists

Rebar detailing can be challenging work–especially if you use 2D CAD software for drafting and Excel for reporting. Not only does the design portion of the project take longer in 2D, but the reports, material take offs, and bar bending schedules have to be created manually in an entirely separate program.

This disorganization creates a greater likelihood of reporting errors, which could wreak havoc on the entire project. BIM software allows drafters to generate a 3D model from which all reports are derived directly. Bar bending schedules and material take offs can be generated with a few clicks of a button, without having to leave the program!

Reinforce complex shapes

Rebar detailing can be challenging work–especially if you use 2D CAD software for drafting. Not only does the design portion of the project take longer in 2D, but it becomes very challenging to reinforce a project with complex shapes.

This was certainly the case for the team that worked on the Stuttgart 21 rail project – one of the largest European infrastructure projects. The engineers were presented with an enormous challenge when designing the shell roof, supported by 28 geometrically complex, chalice-shaped columns.

Luckily, the engineers had the benefit of modeling the reinforcement in 3D using Allplan. They were able to produce 12,000 reinforcement drawings, all for one roof!

Source: allplan.com 

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