RebarWin is a rebar detailing windows program that allows you to quickly and easily create orders for a rebar workshop:
- Generates sorted, weighed and accumulated rebar lists.
- Prints labels to be tied to the rebar bundles.
- Supports imperial, SoftMetric and standard european Metric measuring systems.
- Whether rebar lists and labels are sorted (and in what order), weighed and/or accumulated is decided by the user when they are printed.
- Stores standard bend shapes in databases for easy, automatic access.
- It is possible to graphically define placing requirements. All rebar required in a structure can come together in the rebar list and in the same label, in a high-quality placing drawing. rebar list and label paper sizes can be increased (A3 and more) to allow high complexity structures to be described clearly. These structures can be stored in databases so that it is not necessary to redraw them each time.
- Calculates bending dimensions from other known dimensions.
- Calculates straight and bent varying bars.
- Whether to apply bending deductions to shearing length and/or weight is decided by the user when rebar lists, labels or statistics are printed.
- The length/weight relation and bending deductions can be easily changed and can be configured differently for different machines.
- Orders are organized by projects and units. It is easy to obtain a list and total weight for all the orders in a project, unit, type or date range.
- Generates statistical reports. It can be known for instance how much has been bent and how much has remained straight for each diameter and machine, and that in a given project, unit, type or date range.
- Changes to the program can be made on demand. Also support by e-mail is available (if necessary also by phone and fax). Please, e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive information.
An order consists of a number of rows, each one of them indicating one or more turned armed steel bars to be created.
The data for the order as a whole: ( header )
- Project to which the order belongs. A project, for instance a building, consists of many orders.
- Module to which the order belongs. A module is a subdivision of a project. A project has several modules, and a module has several orders.
- Code, assigned by the program.
- Number, assigned by the user
- Total weight and weight for every diameter. ( calculated by the program )
The data for every row: ( detail )
- Design of the piece to be cut and bent.
- Location or concept
- Machine which is going to make the pieces ( optional )
- Mark or number assigned to it on the plan (optional)
- Number of pieces of the same kind
- Total length ( it is calculated by the program )
- Weight ( it is calculated by the program )
To make the design of the piece you can use a database of models (standard shapes and structures) which is already included in the program.
By following this tutorial you will also learn how to enlarge this database by creating your own models.
You will be able to print the bar lists in a variety of different ways and formats, choosing for instance which data you want on the form, how it is classified, page size, if it's printed vertical or landscape, thus allowing more space for the design.
You can also print labels to be tied to the armed steel bundles in the workshop. A dot matrix printer is more capable of handling the hard continuous paper used for labels, whereas to print the bar lists an inkjet or laser printer is recommended as it allows a higher resolution than the dot matrix printer.
To keep an overview of each project you can print a list of the orders which make up that project, with total weight and weight for each diameter being calculated for each order and for the whole project, apart from some other useful statistics.