AutoRebar 2025

AutoRebar 2025

Win32 and 64, English

Reinforced concrete detailing software and automatic bar bending schedules.

General Usage Instructions

Click the AutoRebar icon button to load the plugin and visualize dynamic AutoRebar objects.

Create your drawing using dynamic AutoRebar objects.

Use either the BBS command to generate the Bar Bending Schedule.

Use either the ExplodeSel or the ExplodeAll command to explode your dynamic AutoRebar objects into standard Autodesk® AutoCAD® entities and distribute your drawing to other users with no need to install AutoRebar on their computers.


Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description


Loads the AutoRebar plugin and regenerates the document


Opens the AutoRebar Palette. Command line prompts are skipped if the required data is provided by the Palette.


AutoRebar options


Creates a Rebar object


Turns a 2D Polyline into a Rebar object


Creates an offset-to-cover Rebar object


Creates a Rebar object bent into the shape of a stirrup


Creates an offset-to-cover Stirrup object


Creates a Rebar object bent into the shape of a crosstie


Creates a Loop object (circular stirrup)


Creates a Spiral object


Creates a Rebar object bent into the shape of a chair


Creates a Crosshair object (cross section of a rebar)


Creates a set of crosshairs arranged in a straight line


Creates a set of crosshairs arranged in a circle


Creates a set of crosshairs arranged in an arc


Creates a set of offset-to-cover crosshairs arranged in a straight line


Creates a set of offset-to-cover crosshairs arranged in a circle


Creates a set of offset-to-cover crosshairs arranged in an arc


Edits the properties of AutoRebar objects such as Rebars, Crosshairs, Marks, and Callouts. A double click on the AutoRebar object also activates this command.


Appends an extra vertex to the specified end of a Rebar object


Removes the specified end from a Rebar object


Edits the scale property of multiple AutoRebar objects included in the selection


Explodes the AutoRebar objects included in the selection into standard AutoCAD entities.


Explodes all the AutoRebar objects in the current drawing into standard AutoCAD entities.


Creates a new Mark object. Marks are referenced by the BBS for scheduling and quantity take-off.


Creates a new Callout object linked to a Mark. Unlike Marks, Callouts are not considered for scheduling and quantity take-off.


Shows arrows that indicate the data links established by all AutoRebar object within the drawing


Removes the arrows drawn by Trace Links


Removes any gaps in the numbering sequence of Marks that share the same tag.


Shows arrows that indicate whether any conflicts exist between linked AutoRebar objects such as multiple Marks that have identical tag and number but are linked to different Rebar objects


Removes the arrows drawn by Trace Conflicts


Creates or updates the global Bar Bending Schedule from all the Marks in the current drawing


Exports scheduling data to CSV file (Comma-separated Values) from all the Marks that are present in the current drawing.


Creates a BBS from the Marks in the selection set


Exports a Bar List from the Marks in the selection set


Activate any of your AutoRebar licenses on this computer or Unlock it to make it available for activation on another computer.


The installer that ran when you downloaded this app/plug-in from the Autodesk App Store will start installing the app/plug-in. OR, simply double-click the downloaded installer to install the app/plugin. You may need to restart the Autodesk product to activate the app/plug-in. To uninstall this plug-in, exit the Autodesk product if you are currently running it, simply rerun the installer, and select the "Uninstall" button. OR, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7/8.1/10/11) and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.

Additional Information

Not suitable for Autodesk® AutoCAD LT®.

Known Issues

Batch plot requires the "Publish in background" option to be off.


Company Name: AutoRebar
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Author/Company Information


Support Information

Version History

Version Number Version Description


The all new AutoRebar 2025 constitutes the largest update since the app was first launched. Major upgrades: - A redesigned user interface that seamlessly blends with AutoCAD. - All new internal engine for Rebars. - New Stirrup object. - New Loop object (circular stirrup). - New Spiral object. - New Crosstie command. - New Crosshairs objects along linear, circular and arc patterns. - Rebar and Crosshairs objects feature an optional offset-to-cover property for faster creation and editing. - Object snaps options for reinforcement objects: snap to centreline, snap to thickness, or snap to both centreline and thickness. - New spacing pattern property for Crosshairs. - Additional Crosshairs options, including automatic hatch fill. - Customizable default layer names and colors for AutoRebar objects and sub-objects. - Fully customizable format for Mark objects. - Tag property for Mark numbers (prefix). - New command for automatic renumbering of Marks to eliminate number gaps. - Marks can now be linked to Crosshairs to receive spacing/quantity data. - Bar Bending Schedules (BBS) format can be fully customized. - New command for BBS by selection. - New Bar List export command by selection. - Enabled Batch plot capability (note: requires the “Publish in background” option to be off). - New dictionary tool: users can specify symbols, terms, and sentences for AutoRebar to use in each component of the application. The new feature allows complete control on the technical terminology adopted by the software and produce drawings in any language.


Added Compatibility for AutoCAD 2024


Compatibility for AutoCAD 2013 or newer


- Extended user interface with the new AutoRebar toll palette for maximum productivity: insert diameter, spacing and mark data in the tool palette, then draw multiple objects with the same data. Common AutoRebar buttons are now accessible from the palette even when the AutoRebar tab is not visible. The new palette is optional: the user can close the palette and access all the commands from the ribbon tab like in previous releases. - AutoRebar options are now stored in the drawing, not globally: each drawing can have its own set of settings such as units, digits and drawing preferences. - AutoCAD 2013 -> 2020 compatibility.


- Minor bug fixes - 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 compatibility


- Added 2020 support


- New options for Mark Objects to automatically calculate the Rebar length by considering or not the actual bending radius. - Options for Secbar crosshair types now also apply to Rebar special ends.


- Added Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2018 support. - Code signing Certificate by Comodo®.


No A360 sign-in required to use this plug-in. Just install and go.


New features in this release: Bar list export to Excel (CSV file). Options > Units > Use imperial bar sizes #2, #3...#11, #14, #18. Options > Units > Display imperial format 0'-0⅛". Options > Units > Restore Defaults > Metric/Imperial units. Options > Marks > Diameter symbol. Options > Marks > Spacing symbol.


- Improved file saving performance

- bug fixes


AutoCAD® 2016 compatibility.

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