Basic Training

Self-Learning Programme

Basics of RGS Rebar

Learning Instructions

  • Download and install RGS REBAR Free Trial
  • Watch the videos and then do the exercise in RGS REBAR in the suggested sequence

1. Setting Up Job Properties

Concept: - This option is used to select the Detailing code and to enter the Job
Details. If the setting is already created for the same Job, Use Load job button to
load the settings.
Menu : Detailing / Job Properties
Command : jp
Exercise: -
Create a job with the following settings
Detailing code : ACI 315_99
Job Details
Job No : RGS-0408
Client Job No : 1204
Client Name : RGS-CAD ENGG PVT LTD
Job Location : CHENNAI
Job Name : CHURCH BUILDG
Takeoff folder : C:\Takeoff
Job preferences
Detailing settings : ACI 315_99
Job settings file : Default settings
Special bend definition file : RGS_ACI 315_99
Save the settings as save in drawing.
Pass word : aci315

2. Select Title Block

Concept: - This option is used to select the Title block, to be used in the placing
drawing.
Menu : Detailing / Drawing Properties
Command : Tb
Exercise: -
Insert the Title block by using the following file path
Select the file path: C : / Program files / RGS-Rebar 3.0 / Setting files / Sample title
blocks / A1 / RGS-Rebar Imperial.dwg

3. Draw Bar

Concept: - This option is used to Draw a new bar with range or without range.
1.1.Menu : Detailing / Draw Bar
Command : NB
Draw Bar Enter an Option [Auto/Manual/Pline to bar]: <Auto> Enter an
Option [Auto/Manual/Pline to bar]: <Auto> M
Exercise: -
Enter the following inputs on the dialog box to draw a new bar without a range
Drawing : 001
Revision No : 0
Element mark : F1
Quantity : 6
Spacing : 12
Draw range : not selected
Bar size : 8
Bend shape : 0
View : side
Remarks : B1
CAD Layer : Default
Bar & Callout : selected
a) Draw bar by picking the points for 22’-06”
b) Draw bar for : B = 15’-9” by entering the value in Rebar entry screen

1.2.Menu : Detailing / Draw Bar
Command : NB
Draw Bar Enter an Option [Auto/Manual/Pline to bar]: <Auto> Enter an
Option [Auto/Manual/Pline to bar]: <Auto> M
Exercise: -
Enter the following inputs on the dialog box to draw a new bar without a range
Drawing : 001
Revision No : 0
Element mark : F1
Quantity : 6
Spacing : 12
Draw range : not selected
Bar size : 8
Bend shape : 0
View : side
Remarks : B1
CAD Layer : Default
Callout only : selected (callout will not be placed)
c) Draw bar by picking the points for 22’-06”
d) Draw bar for : B = 15’-9” by entering the value in Rebar entry screen

1.3.Menu : Detailing / Draw Bar
Command : NB
Draw Bar Enter an Option [Auto/Manual/Pline to bar]: <Auto>  Enter an
Option [Auto/Manual/Pline to bar]: <Auto>  M
Exercise: -
Enter the following inputs on the dialog box to draw a new bar without a range
Drawing : 001
Revision No : 0
Element mark : F1
Quantity : 6
Spacing : 12
Draw range : not selected
Bar size : 8
Bend shape : 0
View : side
Remarks : B1
CAD Layer : Default
Callout only : selected (Bars cannot be drawn)
e) Draw bar by picking the points for 22’-06”
f) Draw bar for : B = 15’-9” by entering the value in Rebar entry screen

2.Menu : Detailing / Draw Bar
Command : NB
Draw Bar Enter an Option [Auto/Manual/Pline to bar]: <Auto>  Enter an
Option [Auto/Manual/Pline to bar]: <Auto>  A
Exercise: -
Draw the following shaped bars with Bar size of # 5 and quantity 6
Command : Enter the Quantity :6
Command : Enter the Barsize [6]:5
Command : Draw the Bar shape similar to Polyline and Press Enter to Stop.
Pick Insertion Point of the Bend
Command : Select a Point or [Line/Arc/Semicircle/ARc reverse/SEmicircle
reverse /End condition] <L>:
Command : Pick the Insertion Point of Callout:
Try the following shapes: - (Use End conditions for std.hooks)

3.Menu : Detailing / Draw Bar
Command : NB
Exercise: -
Draw plines and change as Rebar entities
DrawBar Enter an Option [Auto/Manual/Pline to bar]: <Auto>  Enter an
Option [Auto/Manual/Pline to bar]: <Auto>  P
Command : Enter the Quantity: 25
Command : Enter the Barsize [7]: 5
Command :Select the Pline(s)/Line(s) to be converted as Rebar:
Select objects: 1 found
After rebar conversion, deleting the Plines and lines are optional.
Exercise: -
1.Draw Plines in the shapes shown above
2.Convert these Plines as Bar, Qty = 10, Bar size = #5

4. Place Callout

Concept: This option is used to place the callout for existing drawn Bars/View
Menu : Detailing/Place callout/Single
Command ` : CA
Exercise:
1.Copy the existing drawn bars without callout and paste as new bars
2.Place the callouts for all copied bars

5. Place Label

Concept: This option is used to place Label for existing Views/Bars
Menu : Detailing/Place Label
Command : LB
Exercise:
1.Copy the existing drawn bars as view
2.Place Label for the new views

6. Draw Range

Concept: - This option is used to draw a range for an existing bar
Exercise: -
Draw a single range for a single bar with a spacing of 24”, select a bar already
drawn.
1.Menu : Detailing / Range / Draw Range
Command : NR / Single Range
Command : Enter an option [ Straight / Radial ] <Straight> : S
Command : Draw Range for [ Single bar / Alternate Bars / Multi Bars]
< S > : S
Command : Select Bar/View/Callout to draw the Range :
Command : Enter spacing : 24
Command : Pick Start Point of Range :
Command : Enter start cover distance :0
Command : Pick End Point of Range :
Command : Enter end cover distance :0
Command : NR / Single Range
Command : Enter an option [ Straight / Radial ] : S
Command : Draw Range for [ Single bar / Alternate Bars / Multi Bars]
< S > : S

2.Menu : Detailing / Range / Draw Range
Command : NR / Single Range
Exercise: -
Draw an alternate range for alternate bars with a spacing of 12” select the alternate
bars already drawn.
Command : Enter an option [ Straight / Radial ] <Straight>: S
Command : Draw Range for [ Single bar / Alternate Bars / Multi Bars]
< S > : A
Command : Select First Bar/View/Callout to draw the Range :
Command : Select Second Bar/View/Callout to draw the Range :
Command : Enter spacing : 12
Command : Pick Start Point of Range :
Command : Enter start cover distance :0
Command : Pick End Point of Range :
Command : Enter end cover distance :0

3.Menu : Detailing / Range / Draw Range
Command : NR / Single Range
Exercise: -
Draw a single range for multi bars with a multi spacing of 6”, 10” and 8”. Select the
multi bars already drawn.
Command : Enter an option [ Straight / Radial ] <Straight>  : S
Command : Draw Range for [ Single bar / Alternate Bars / Multi Bars]
< S > : M
Command : Select the Bar/View/Callout to draw the Range :
Command : Enter spacing : 6
Command : Select the Bar/View/Callout to draw the Range :
Command : Enter spacing : 10
Command : Select the Bar/View/Callout to draw the Range :
Command : Enter spacing : 8
Command : Select the Bar/View/Callout to draw the Range :
Command : Pick Start Point of the Range :
Command : Enter Start cover distance :0
Command : Pick End Point of the Range :
Command : Enter End cover distance :0

4.Menu : Detailing / Range / Draw Range
Command : NR / Single Range
Exercise: -
Draw a radial range for single bar with 10” spacing. Select a bar already drawn.
Command : Enter an option [ Straight / Radial ] <Straight>  : R
Command : Draw Range for [ Single bar / Alternate Bars / Multi Bars]
q< S > : S
Command : Select Bar/View/Callout to draw the Range :
Command : Enter spacing : 10
Command : Select the Inner Profile of Concrete :
Command : Select the Outer Profile of Concrete :
Command : Select the point to place Radial Range :INT of
Command : Enter Start cover distance :0
Command : Enter End cover distance :0

5.Menu : Detailing / Range / Draw Range
Command : NR / Single Range
Exercise: -
Draw a radial range for alternate bars with 10” spacing. Select the alternate bars
already drawn.
Command : Enter an option [ Straight / Radial ] <Straight>  : R
Command : Draw Range for [ Single bar / Alternate Bars / Multi Bars]
< S > : A
Command : Select First Bar/View/Callout to draw the Range :
Command : Select Second Bar/View/Callout to draw the Range :
Command : Enter spacing : 10
Command : Select the Inner Profile of Concrete :
Command : Select the Outer Profile of Concrete :
Command : Select the point to place Radial Range :
Command : Enter Start cover distance :0
Command : Enter End cover distance :0

6.Menu : Detailing / Range / Draw Range
Command : NR / Single Range
Exercise: -
Draw a radial range for multi bars with a multi spacing of 6”, 12” and 24”. Select the
multi bars already drawn.
Command : Enter an option [ Straight / Radial ] <Straight> : R
Command : Draw Range for [ Single bar / Alternate Bars / Multi Bars]
< S > : M
Command : Draw Range for [Single bar/Alternate bars/Multi bars]: M
Command : Select the Bar/View/Callout to draw the Range :
Command : Enter spacing : 6
Command : Select the Bar/View/Callout to draw the Range :
Command : Enter spacing : 12
Command : Select the Bar/View/Callout to draw the Range :
Command : Enter spacing : 24
Command : Select the Inner Profile of Concrete :
Command : Select the Outer Profile of Concrete :
Command : Select the point to place Radial Range :
Command : Enter Start cover distance :0
Command : Enter End cover distance :0

7.Menu : Detailing / Range / Draw Range
Command : NR / Sloperange
Exercise: -
Draw a slope range for single bar,
a) Start elevation = 0’ and End Elevation = 6’3”
b) Angle = 76
Pick the Start & End point of the Slope: Pick the Start
& End point of the Slope: Specify second point:
Command : Select Bar/View/Callout to draw the Range :
Command :
Pick Start Point of Range near to
Command : Enter start cover distance :0
Command : Pick End Point of Range :per to
Command : Enter end cover distance :0

8.Menu : Detailing / Range / Draw Range
Command : NR / Multirange
Exercise: -
Draw a multi range for single bar with multi spacing of 10” , 8” and 24” select the
multi bars already drawn.
Command : Select the Bar/View/Callout to draw the Range :
Command : Pick Start Point of the Range :
Command : Enter Start cover distance :0
Command : Pick End Point of the Range :
Command : Enter End cover distance :0
Command : Enter spacing : 10
Command : Pick Start Point of the Range :8
Command : Pick End Point of the Range :
Command : Enter Spacing : 8
Command : Pick Start Point of the Range :8
Command : Pick End Point of the Range :
Command : Enter Spacing :24
Command : Pick Start Point of the Range :
Command : Select the Bar/View/Callout to place the Multi Range Callout
Command : Pick the Insertion Point to place the Multi Range Callout:
Command : Pick the Rotation Angle for Multi Range Callout:
Command : To be aligned [Left/Right]: <R> R

7. Draw Donut

Concept: This option is used to place donut for Bar / Bar View and Callout /
Label intersection.
Menu : Detailing / Draw Donut
Command : add donut
Exercise:-
Command : Select the bar
Command : Select the Range to place donut

8. Draw Leader

Concept : This option is used to draw leader from bar/Range/view to callout.
Two types of leader :
1.Predefined leader
2.Customized leader

Menu : Detailing/Draw Leader
Command : addleader
Exercise:- 1
Draw a leader from bar to callout with 45° bend line + dot small blank
Enter an option [Predefined / Custom Leader] < P>: P
Select the bar to draw the leader:
Exercise:- 2
Draw a leader from Range end to callout with 90° bend line + closed filled
Enter an option [Predefined / Custom Leader] < P>: C
Select the Leader head [Closed Filled / Dot / dot Blank / Without header] < C>: C
Select the bar/Callout/Range/Label/View to draw the leader:
Select the start point of leader
Select the next point of leader

9. Copy Bars

Concept: - This option is used to copy the Rebar entities as a new bar or a view of
an existing rebar.
Menu : Modify / Copy
Command : CP , Copy
Shortcut keys : Ctrl+C
Exercise: -
Copy an existing rebar as
a) A new bar
b) A view of the copied bar

Use ACAD copy command.
Command : Copy
Command : Select objects
Command : Specify base point
Command : Specify second point or <Use first point as displacement>:
Command : Copy Object as : New Bar
Command : Copy Object as : Bar view

10. Erase Bars

Concept: - This option is used to erase all the views of the selected bar or only the
selected views.
Menu : Modify / Erase
Command : E, Erase
Shortcut keys : Delete button on key board
Exercise: -
Erase existing drawn bars
a) Bar set
b) Bar View

Use ACAD erase command.
Command : erase
Command : Select objects
Command : Erase Object as : Bar set
Command : Erase Object as : Bar view

11. Mirror

Concept: - This option is used to mirror the rebars
Menu : Modify / Mirror
Command : Mi, Mirror
Shortcut keys : -
Exercise: -
Mirror the existing drawn bars
1.Mirror the bars and give erase source object: Yes. Observe what is happening.

12. Rotate

Concept: - This option is used to rotate the rebars
Menu : Modify / Rotate
Command : Ro, Rotate
Shortcut keys : -
Exercise: -
1.Draw a straight bar
2.Draw a slope line, now rotate the bar and align to that sloped line.

13. Array

Concept: - This option is used to array the rebars
Menu : Modify / Array
Command : Ar, array
Shortcut keys : -
Exercise: -
1.Draw a single bar
2.Create 10 rows and also try to array the bars in a circle as shown in the picture.

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14. Add View for Bar

Concept: - This option is used to draw a view for an existing bar.
Menu : Detailing / Add View / Bar
Command : NVB
Exercise: -
1.Draw a single bar in side view
2.Draw a plan view and section

15. Add View for Range

Concept: - This option is used to add a range view for an existing range.
Menu : Detailing / Add View / Range
Command : NVR
Exercise: -
1.Draw a single bar in plan view with range
2.Add a range view in section

16. Base and Relative Elevation

Concept: - This menu is used to place the Elevation in the drawing.
Exercise: -
1. Place the Base elevation of value = 120 inches
2. Place Relative elevation by selecting the reference base elevation, at a
height of 24 inches from base point.
3. Use acad copy command and copy the base elevation and paste as Base
elevation, Use elevation value = 180inches
4. Now edit the first base point value from 120 inches to 150inches, and
observe what changes are happening in the relative elevation value and
second base point elevation value.

17. Modify the Bar Properties

Concept: - This option is used to edit or modify the Bar properties. It can be done
by Double click on the bar / bar view / callout. Change in length can be done by
stretch command also.
Exercise.1.1: -
Double click an existing bar and modify the following properties.

Sl. No
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Property
Element mark
Bar size
Spacing
Quantity
View
Leg values
Layer
Remarks
Existing Value
F1
5
8
7
Side
B=7’-01”
1
B1
New value
F2
8
24
15
Plan/Profile
B = 10’-4”
2
FACE BAR
Exercise.1.2: -
1.Draw a new bar for an length of 7’-3”
2.Modify the bar length from 7’-3” to 16’9” by stretch.

18. Modify the Range Properties

Concept: - This option is used to edit or modify the Range properties. It can be
done by Double click the Range / Range view. Change in range length and Show
bars option can be done by double clicking the range length. Range length can
also be modified by Stretch command.
Exercise.2.1: -
1.Single range /Alt Range / Multi Range
a)Draw a new bar with a range length of 4’-09” and modify the range length to 13’-
0”
Range length : 4’-09”
New Range length : 13’-0”
Show bars : first, center and last bar
2.Slope Range
a)Draw a new bar with a range, use slope range option with a projected length of
20’ and modify it as 25’.
b) Draw a new bar with a range, use slope range option with a range angle of 20
and modify it as 35
Projected length : 20’
New projected length : 25’
Range angle : 20 , new range angle : 35
Exercise.2.2: -
1.Draw a new bar for with range length of 10’-6”
2.Modify the range length from 10’-6” to 14’8” by stretch.

19. Editing Options for Range

(Exercise sketches were attached, use the command and worked out)
Split range
Concept: - This option is used to split the single range into two individual ranges.
Menu : Detailing / Range / Split Range
Command : SPR
Exercise: -
Use Picture-1 of attached drawing sheet-1
1.1.Split range Based on: [Single line/Double line]: <S>Based on:
[Single line/Double line]: <S> S
Command : Select the Line/PolyLine to Split the ranges :
Command : Select the Ranges to be Split :
Select objects: 1 found
1.2.Split range Based on: [Single line/Double line]: <S> Based on:
[Single line/Double line]: <S> D
Command : Select the First Line/PolyLine to Split the ranges :
Command : Select the Second Line/PolyLine to Split the ranges :
Command : Select the Ranges to be Split :
Select objects: 1 found
Select objects:

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Combine range

Concept: - This option is used to combine the individual single ranges into one
single range.
Menu : Detailing / Range / Combine Range
Command : CR
Exercise: -
Use picture –2 of attached drawing sheet -1
Select the Ranges to be Combined :
Command : Select the Ranges to be combined:
Command : Select the Ranges to be combined:

Convert to Single

Concept: - This option is used to converts Multi range into individual single / normal
ranges.
Menu : Detailing / Range / Convert to single
Command : CNS
Exercise: -
Use Picture-3 of attached drawing sheet -1
Select the Multi Range Callout to Convert the Multi Range as Single Range:

Convert to Multi Range

Concept: - This option is used to convert the individual single ranges into multi
range.
Menu : Detailing / Range / Convert to multi range
Command : CNM
Exercise: -
Use Picture – 4 of attached drawing sheet-2
Select the Ranges to be converted:
Select the Ranges to be converted:
Command : Select the Ranges to be Converted :
Command : Select the Ranges to be Converted :
Command : Select the Bar/View/Callout to place the Multi Range Callout
Command : Pick the Insertion Point to place the Multi Range Callout:
Command : Pick the Rotation Angle for Multi Range Callout:
Command : To be aligned [Left/Right]: <R> R

RGS_Rebar_Basic_Training_Convert_to_Multi_Range

Add bars in Multi bar single range

Concept: - Used to add the bars to the existing range, which is drawn by multibar
single range option.
Menu : Detailing / Range / Add Bars to multi bar single range
Command : ABA
Exercise: -
Use Picture –5 of attached drawing sheet-2
AddBarsToRange Select the Multi Bar Multi Spacing Range: Select the
Multi Bar Multi Spacing Range :
Command: Select the Bar/View/Callout to be added to the selected Range :
Command: Select the Bar/View/Callout to be added to the selected Range :

Remove bars in Multi bar single range

Concept: - Used to remove the bars from the existing range, which is drawn by
multibar single range option.
Menu : Detailing / Range / Remove Bars from multi bar single range
Command : RBA
Exercise: -
Use Picture –6 of attached drawing sheet-3
Select the Multi Bar Multi Spacing Range: Select the Multi Bar Multi Spacing
Range:
Command : Select the Bar/View/Callout to be removed from the selected Range
Command : Select the Bar/View/Callout to be removed from the selected Range

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Place Dimension for Range

Concept: - Used to show the dimension value for Selected range line.
Exercise: -
Menu : Detailing / Range / Place range Dimension
Command : RDIM
Place the dimension text for existing ranges.

20. Place Element Mark

Concept: - Helps to count the number of members
Menu : Detailing / Element Mark / Place Element mark
Command : EM
Exercise: -
1.Detail the bars with an element mark of C1, and Place the Element mark on the
base plan
2.Add the grid names in the Element mark as A-1.1, B-2.1
3.Hide the grid name by using Hide element location.

21. Align Callout

Concept: - Helps to align the callouts as required
Menu : Rebar tools / Align Callout
Command : ACA
Exercise: -
Use attached drawing sheet-4 and workout the following
i) Align callouts based on x-axis
ii) Align callouts based on y-axis
iii) Align callouts based on rotated
iv) Align callouts based on line

22. Find Callout

Concept: - This menu is used to find out the existence of specific detail in the
Callout. For example if you want to find the Callout which has got the Bar Mark
as 30, then enter the string - 30 - in the field and click Search button. It will find
the existence of callout and you can zoom to that Callout.
Exercise: -
Create the callouts as given below.
12 #6 6A006 @ 12” B1, 8# 4 4A002 @ 8” TOP, 10 #6 6A006 @ 12” B1,
4 # 6 6A002 @ 24” Bot, 22 #6 6A006 @ 12” T1,
6# 4 4A002 @ 8” Bot,
1.Find the callouts by value of = 6, 6A
2. Find the callouts by value of = B

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23. Ensuring the Detailing Quality

Concept: - These options are used to ensure the quality of work after completing
the Detailing.
1. Redraw rebar Entities
Menu : Rebar tools / Redraw entities
Command : RES
Exercise: -
1.Donuts can be drawn based on bar sizes or same size of donuts can be used for
presentation.
2.For Presentation use visibility factor = 0.05inches and redraw the donuts.
3.Now again redraw the donut size for bar sizes

2. Reassign Bar marks
Concept: - It will compact the Bar marks used in the drawing, There will not be
jumping in the sequence of Bar marks.
Menu : Rebar tools / Reassign Bar marks
Command : RAS
Exercise: -
1.Use Draw bar option
2.Use copy command, to create new bars with different bar mark
3.Use Erase command, to delete some intermediate bar marks
4.Now use Reassign bar marks and check what happened in the bar mark
sequence order.

3. Clash detection
Concept: - It will help to check the callout, range and bar are exist one over the
other.
Menu : Rebar tools / Clash detection
Command : CLS
Exercise: -
1.Copy the callout or range or bar and paste it one over the other.
2.Use this option and note down what has happened.

4. Audit Drawing
Concept: - This option helps to control the quality by finding the bars, which are
detailed without quantity, callout, bar mark and for maximum detailing length.
Menu : Rebar tools / Audit Drawing
Command : ADWG
Exercise: -
1.Detail the bars without bar mark / quantity / callout and check this option, how it
controls.
2.Place the callouts without bars and views and check this option, how it controls.
3.check the callout positions also (If the callout is not placed as per Job
preferences, that callouts can be identified)

24. Bar Bending Schedule

Concept: - This Menu is used to place the BBS for Straight Bars and Bend Bars
separately or to place the Combined BBS, which will have both straight and Bend
bars as per the settings in Job Preferences.
Menu : Reports / Bar bending schedule / Place BBS
Command : BBS
Exercise.1: -
• Detail the foundation drawing, which is attached or given.
• Prepare the Bar bending Schedule for bend bars separately and combined
one for both straight bars and bend bars.
• Place the BBS for the bars using select objects method
Use the following inputs: -
Report Format : Format_5 Bend bars only
Job Number : 1204
Job Name : Church building
Customer Name : RGS-CAD ENGG PVT LTD
Job location : chennai
Detailing code : ACI 315_99
Drawing No : 001
Revision No : 0
Prepared by :
Prepared date :
Checked by :
Checked date :
• Prepare the BBS based on Control code
• Export the BBS to spread sheet

Exercise.2: -
Use the following inputs: -
Report Format : Format_1 Bend bars and straight bars only
Job Number : 1204
Job Name : Church building
Customer Name : RGS-CAD ENGG PVT LTD
Job location : chennai
Detailing code : ACI 315_99
Drawing No : 001
Revision No : 0
Prepared by :
Prepared date :
Checked by :
Checked date :
• Prepare the BBS based on Control code
• Place the BBS Based on Member
• Export the BBS to spread sheet

25. Placing List

Concept: - This Menu is used to place the placing list, as per the settings in Job
Preferences.
Exercise.1: -
Use the following inputs:-
Report Format : Format 1
Job Number : 1204
Job Name : Church building
Customer Name : RGS-CAD ENGG PVT LTD
Job location : chennai
Detailing code : ACI 315_99
Drawing No : 001
Revision No : 0
Prepared by :
Prepared date :
Checked by :
Checked date :
• Prepare the placing list based on Control code
• Prepare a placing list Based on Member
• Export the Placing list to spread sheet

26. Place Bend Shape

Concept: This option is used to place Bend shapes are used in the drawing files
Menu : Reports/Place bend shapes
Command : placebendshapes
Exercise:
Place a bend shapes used in the BBS in vertical direction for ¼ scale.
Pick the Insertion point to place the Bend Shapes used :
Enter Direction to place the Bend Shapes(Horizontal/vertical): V
Enter Scale factor : 1/4

27. Scale Area

Create Scale Area

Concept: - Scale Area is the closed boundary, in which the Rebar Objects will be
scaled automatically as per the scale of the scale area. Rebar Objects can be
drawn in Model Space without the Scale Area or it can be drawn directly inside the
Scale Area.
Menu :Scaling / Create scale area
Command : CSC
Exercise: -
• Create the scale area for 1/8 scale (it has dimension of 50’0” x 75’-0” in
model space)

Resize Scale Area

Concept: - Created scale area’s boundary size can be changed.
Menu :Scaling / Resize scale area
Command : RSC
Exercise: -
• Create the scale area for 1/8 scale (it has dimension of 50’0” x 75’-0” in
model space)
• Resize the scale area by 30’-0”x60’-0”

Copy Scale Area

Concept: - Created scale area can be copied and used.
Menu :Scaling / Copy scale area
Command : COS
Exercise: -
• Create the scale area for 1/8 scale (it has dimension of 50’0” x 75’-0” in
model space)
• Double click the scale area and change the scale by ¼, and closely observe
what happening to the Callouts and range blocks

28. Create Error Report File

Concept: This option to used to generate support files to report errors to
software design team. The error files will be saved in corresponding drawing file
location.
Menu : Reports /Create error report file
Command : createerrorlogfile
Exercise: -
• Detail the Isolated Footings by using the attached drawings and place
the BBS in the drawing, create a drawing in Paper Space
• Detail the Wall footings by using the attached drawings and place the
BBS in the drawing, create a drawing in Paper Space

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29. Match Properties

Concept: - This option is used to match one bar’s property to selected bars.
Menu : Rebar Tools / Match Properties
Command : mp
Select a Reference Bar/View/Callout/Label:
1. Exercise: -
1. Detail the reinforcement mat for this attached shape.
2. Element mark = Slab
3. Reinforcement details = #10 @ 14” c /c for B1 and # 8 @ 14” c/c B2
Lap values

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#10
TOP
6’-8”
8’-6”
BOT
5’-2”
6’-7”

2. Exercise: -
Use Match properties and change the following
a) Element mark
b) Spacing
c) Remarks
d) Bar size
e) Use Add / Sub leg value option

30. Filter

Concept: - Selection of bars can be done based on Bar size, Revision No, Element
mark, Grade, Coating, Bar mark and bend shape.
Exercise: -
1. Place BBS for bar size #8 and # 10 only
2. Use this tool on Match property Command

RGS_Rebar_Basic_Training_Filter

31. Change Bar View

Concept: Six type of views are available.
1. Side 2.Plan 3.Left 4.Right 5.Section 6.Profile
This option is used to change the bars from any one view to other view.
Views can be changed for single bar or multiple bars at single time.
Menu : Detailing / Change bar view
Command : changebarview
Exercise: - 1
1.Draw a bar in side view
2.Draw a bar in Plan view
3.Select these 2 bars and change the view to Right side view
Exercise: - 2
1.Draw a bar in side view
2. Press enter or space bar to toggle the views till to get the required view
Command : Enter the mode of selection of objects (Single/Multiple): S
Select the bar/view to be changed:
Press enter or space bar to toggle the views till to get the required
view . Press Esc key to retain the selected view.
Command : Enter the mode of selection of objects (Single/Multiple): S
Select the bar/view to be changed:
Specify the required view (Side/Plan/Left/Right/sEction/proFile): E
Select the objects:
Press Enter to retain the selected view

32. Change Alpha Code

Concept: This option is used to change the alpha code
Menu : Rebar Tools/Change alphacode
Command : changealphacode
Exercise: -
1.Draw a bar with following properties. Use Alphcode = A
#6 L= 13’0”
#7 L = 9’6” LINE
#10 L 16’-6”
2.Copy the bars and paste as new bars in multi places
3.Use filter option and change #10 alpha code as ‘C’
Command : Enter an option to change (All/Selected/Fence/FIlter): I
Select bar size and Enter #10 in filter screen
Command : Select bar\view\callout\Label : (Select all the bars in
the drawing, from #10 can be filterd).

33. Transpose Bend Shape

Concept: - This option is used to change one Bend Shape to other Bend
Shape of the same Bend File or Other Bend file of the same Detailing code
or other Detailing Codes irrespective of the Bar properties. While Changing
the Bend shape, Legs can also be changed. For example, A leg can be
changed to D, B can be changed to C.
Menu : Rebar tools / Transpose bend shape
Command : TBS
Exercise: -
All bars are having varying leg values; it cannot be done by match property.
1.Detail the bars as Type 1A and transpose it as Type 2A
2.Detail T1 bend type and Transpose as T6 Bend type
DIAGRAM
3.Detail Type 2 bends and Transpose as 17 bends

34. Drawing Weight Report

Concept: - Weight report can be placed in a Drawing for selected bars / callouts
and Element marks.
Menu : Report / Drawing Weight Report
Command : PWE
Exercise: -
1. Rebars
2. Element marks
3. Fence
4. Filter
5. All
6. Summary
7. Grade/ bar size report

35. Takeoff

Concept: - This menu is used to find out the details of the callouts based on Take
Off, Un Take Off and Partial Take off (Take off based on Element Mark).
By selecting Partial Take off option, bar list can be created only for the
selected Element Marks. For example, if Pile cap PC1, exist in 10 places, we
can create the Bar list for 4 places alone as required.
Menu : Reports / Takeoff
Command : BST
Exercise: -
Client Number : 1204
Job Name : Church building
Customer Name : RGS-CAD ENGG PVT LTD
Job location : chennai
Description 1 : FOOTING REINFT DETAILS
Description 2 :
Control code : FTG
Release No : 001
Detailing code : ACI 315_99
Drawing No : 001
Revision No : 0
Prepared by :
Prepared date :
Checked by :
Checked date :
a) Create a bar list file for the selected bars
Select bars callouts : Selected

36. Bar Status

Concept: - This menu is used to find out the details of the callouts based on Take
Off, Un Take Off and Partial Take off (Take off based on Element Mark).
Menu : Reports / Bar status
Command : BST
Exercise.1: -
1.Draw a new bars with range of #7 @ 24” c/c
2.Copy the bar as new bar and paste it 5 places.
3.Totally 6 callouts are there in your drawing now.
4.Prepare a bar list for 3 callouts.
5.Open the bar status dialog box, and observe the 6 callouts status.
Exercise.2: -
1.Draw a new bars with range of #6 @ 16” c/c with Element mark = B1
2.Copy the bar as new bar and paste it 8 places.
3.Use Place element mark option, and place the element mark at 10 places.
4.Prepare a bar list for 5 B1 only by selecting Element mark option
As Partial takeoff
5.Open the bar status dialog box, and observe the callouts status.