Preparation of Reinforcement Bar Bending
Schedules for RCC work at construction sites is the most
tedious and time-consuming task. The shape of each and every bar
is to be derived exactly for cutting from working drawings. With
increasing cost of steel, it has become necessary to minimize the
software takes care of all these aspects, for preparation of Bar
Bending Schedules and Quantity Estimation of Reinforcement steel.
BarBeQue software is not Excel or any spreadsheet
based, neither it runs under any CAD package. It is complete standalone
software, which generates to-the-scale graphical
sketch of each bar. Program eliminates time-consuming
work of calculating the cut length of bars. BBS sheets generated
can be printed through this package directly. Outputs of this software
can also be read in any CAD package.
is compatible with Formulator, a Revolutionary
General purpose Object based Quantity Estimator software by Ensoft.
Formulator software comes with a library of various
RCC objects like Rectangular Beam, Tapered Beam, Curved Beam, L-shaped
column, U-shaped column etc. Formulae for working
out the dimensions of all the bars like, main bars, face bars, stirrups
and links etc. are pre-defined for these objects. User can add new
objects in the library. Bar dimensions required for Bar-Be-Que
are generated by Formulator with simple data entry of Object dimensions.Main
feature of Bar-Be-Que is that it is not Excel or any spread sheet
based. It is complete stand alone software which generates the to-the-scale
sketches of each and every bar. Deduction in Bar Length can be done
with different ways, as per IS or BS code or standard site practices.
software comes with a module for generating Optimized Bar Cutting
Arrangements for purchased lengths of bars, to minimize the wastage
of Steel. Once the cut the lengths of each bar are calculated, program
sorts these lengths in the decreasing order for each Diameter. It
applies optimization routines to place these cut lengths in the
purchased Bar Lengths (say 12 Mt), such that the wastage is minimum.
Software is simple to operate and there is no need of thorough knowledge
of any CAD package.