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Mastering Revit® Structure 2010 by David J. Harrington, Jamie D. Richardson, Thomas S. Weir

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Chapter 10. Modeling Rebar

The power of Revit Structure is no more evident in any capacity than in the procedures involved in the placement of reinforcement. To say this topic ties it all together is an understatement. In normal AutoCAD, AutoCAD Architecture, and MicroStation, reinforcement is simply a separate entity. You draft it yourself. It stands to reason that an application that allows you to place, for example, a #4 bar with a given spacing as opposed to a "donut" is a much better way to think when it comes to "drafting."

In Revit Structure, reinforcement is supplemental to the item that hosts it. With that being said, Revit Structure gives you the ability to control reinforcement long before you even place a bar (rebar) in a wall, a footing, ...

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