Column Reinforcement

Rebar detailing tools for automated precast design and detailing of reinforced concrete columns in Revit® models

Column Reinforcement is a feature of Precast Concrete structural design software for Revit® that lets you create, update, and modify reinforcement for columns with corbels in Revit® models. Place main reinforcement, stirrups, and corbel rebar based on rules you set in the configurations. Main rebars may have multiple top, bottom, and center rows; may be extended; and may have couplers. Tie selected main bars with stirrups, which can be different shapes, and distribute them along the RCC column. Position of corbels will be tracked automatically and rebar placed based on your configurations.

Modellazione con Precast Concrete Columns & Beams


  • Create, update, and modify reinforcement for columns.
  • Place main reinforcement, stirrups, and corbel rebar based on rules you set in the configurations.
  • Tracks corbel position and places rebar accordingly.

Create reinforcement for various sizes of concrete columns with or without corbels in Revit based on your predefined configurations.

Select a column and modify its reinforcement.

Update reinforcement if changes are made.


How to use Column Reinforcement tool to automatically place rebar in Revit [WORKFLOW]

The Column Reinforcement tool makes it efficient to model main rebar, stirrups, and corbel rebar, a task that structural engineers and precast modelers have to spend hours on if they’re stuck doing it manually.

Here’s the basic workflow for using Column Reinforcement.

1. Open configuration window of Column reinforcement and create new configuration.

2. Enter cover settings for column, main reinforcement, and stirrup layout.

3. To create reinforcement settings for corbels, you need to have Families of corbels hosted on structural columns. Add those Families to the configuration window and define rebars that should be created.
The underside of corbels may be slanted or orthogonal. You can use Families provided in our Column Reinforcement sample project.

4. Save and close the configuration, and then open Column Link. Select Structural Column Types and link configuration to those Types.

5. Select Structural Columns and hit Create Rebar. Software will read which configuration should be used for that column (via Column Link) and create reinforcement for all selected columns. It will find hosted Families which you indicated to be corbels and will place rebar if all conditions are met.

All your configurations are stored in the defined project location, so you just need to create them once, and later you can use them in other projects or share with colleagues.

Insert Column Shoes for Precast Concrete Columns from ProdLib library (2:28 min.)

(date: 01/07/2020)

How to insert Anstar​ or Peikko​ column shoes from ProdLib​ library in Revit:
1 Insert precast column shoes using Prodlib libraries.
2 What if the Revit​ Family doesn't snap to the Host? Just modify it by changing a few options in the Family Editor.
3 Create configuration to insert 4x column shoes all at once using the Smart Connections tool that's part of AGACAD's PrecastConcrete​ BIM software.
4 Use the configuration on all columns.
5 Flip details using the 'Modify Elements' command.
6 Update the other columns.
7 Modify the Family to automatically track the size of the column. (You can use special naming for parameters.)
8 Rotate the column shoes in one column, and just update the others so that they all automatically follow the size of the precast column.

Automated Column Reinforcement in Revit for Precast Concrete (45.55 min. - English)

Column Reinforcement is part of the Precast Concrete package.

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