Reinforcement Workbench

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Introduction

The Reinforcement workbench is an external workbench that provides tools for Reinforcement Generation and Detailing. This workbench provides an interface and presets for the creation of common rebar types. And tools to generate rebars bill of material, rebar shape cut list, bar bending schedule, and rebars drawing and dimension.

Installing

The Reinforcement workbench is not bundled with the default FreeCAD package, but can easily be installed via the AddonManager.svg Addon Manager. Install it from Tools → Addon manager → Reinforcement. The Reinforcement workbench code is hosted and developed on github and can also be installed manually by copying it into FreeCAD's MOD directory.

Tools

Reinforcement Generation

  • Arch Rebar Straight.png Straight Rebar: Creates a Straight reinforcement bar in a selected structural element
  • Arch Rebar UShape.png UShape Rebar: Creates a UShape reinforcement bar in a selected structural element
  • Arch Rebar LShape.png LShape Rebar: Creates a LShape reinforcement bar in a selected structural element
  • Arch Rebar BentShape.png Bent Shape Rebar: Creates a Bent Shape reinforcement bar in a selected structural element
  • Arch Rebar Stirrup.png Stirrup Rebar: Creates a Stirrup reinforcement bar in a selected structural element
  • Arch Rebar Helical.png Helical Rebar: Creates a Helical reinforcement bar in a selected structural element
  • Arch Rebar ColumnReinforcement.svg ColumnReinforcement: Creates reinforcing bars in a selected rectangular column structural element
  • Arch Rebar.svg Rebar: Creates a custom reinforcement bar in a selected structural element using a sketch

Reinforcement Detailing

External workbenches

FreeCAD workbenches are easy to program in Python, there are therefore many people developing additional workbenches outside of the FreeCAD main developers.

The external workbenches page has some information and tutorials on some of them, and the FreeCAD Addons project aims at gathering them and making them easily installable from within FreeCAD.

New workbenches are in development, stay tuned!