Work with rebar assemblies
A rebar assembly is a prefabricated reinforcement entity or cage that usually consists of several reinforcement objects, such as single reinforcing bars, different bar groups and rebar sets, reinforcement meshes, and possibly strands. Rebar assemblies can also contain assemblies and parts as sub-assemblies.
The structure of a rebar assembly can be flat where all objects are on one assembly hierarchy level, or there can be sub-assemblies on several assembly levels in the assembly structure.
Note that the assembly hierarchy affects the drawing and report outputs. Report and drawing templates need to be made with similar hierarchy as the assembly hierarchy in the model in order to output the data from correct assembly levels. We recommend you to test the different outputs early on in the modeling phase to ensure that all the relevant assembly information is included in the needed deliverables, such as production drawings.
When you work with rebar assemblies, use the same selection switches and the same methods to move in the assembly hierarchy as with other nested assemblies.