Reinforced Concrete Section Generator
Here is a great time saver if you ever need to draw Reinforced
Concrete Sections in AutoCAD. You can quickly develop sections of walls, slabs,
beams, etc. Simply specify width and height of the concrete section,
enter the reinforcing size and spacing. This will draw the concrete
outline (to scale), hatch with concrete pattern, and draw reinforcing bar uniformly spaced
intervals, and centered on each face. You can quickly develop
rectangular "primitive" sections. Combine
"primitives" to make more complex sections. Sections are
created using standard AutoCAD entities, polylines, donuts(polyline), ar-conc
hatch, and associative dimensioning.
Shown above is the reinforced concrete section
generator main interface. Enter the Width and Height in the boxes at
the top of the form. The Preview window to the right will
dynamically update as the parameters are entered. Next enter the
reinforcing requirements, which sides are to receive reinforcing,
size and spacing of bars, and if you want it labeled. Click the Draw
Detail button, and you will be prompted to select an insertion point
for the center of the section.
above is the Appearance tab which sets parameters that control the
appearance of the details in CAD. You can select layer names and
colors to match your company's CAD standards. You can also choose
text and dimensioning styles. All settings are saved after each
section is created, and applied to next session as default values.
The settings shown in the first two screens shots
produced this section. Now, let's create a wall section off to the
side to combine with this (footing) section. Then move the wall section using the lower-midpoint to the
upper-midpoint of the spread footing. Shown below is
the two sections combined
into one to create typical wall/spread footing section. Clean up any text conflicts,
add your own
dowels or keyway as required to connect the pieces, and
you've created a 2D typical wall section detail in just a minute.
||ZIP file (187 kb)
||January 1, 2005
||AutoCAD 2000 or Later
This download contains the raw source code, (LSP and DVB files) not some slower
uncustomizable compiled version. Unzip the downloaded file to your ...\support
folder or anywhere in AutoCAD's path. AppLoad "ReinfConc.lsp" and type
"ReinfConc" to execute. Please note, this routine was designed to be used with AutoCAD 2000-2009.
AutoCAD 2010 and later require the download and installation of Microsoft VBA
module from AutoDesk.