Pad footing (77)

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Pad footing (77)

Pad footing (77)

Creates reinforcement for a concrete pad footingfooting that supports a single point of contact

Pad footing usually supports one column.


Bars created

  • Bars in two directions for the bottom surface of the pad footing

  • Lacer bars

Use for


More information

Rectangular footing, 90-degree hooks at the primary bar ends, 180-degree hooks at the secondary bar ends, no lacer bars.

Rectangular footing, three zones of primary bars with different spacing, straight bar ends, three lacer bars.

Footing skewed on two sides, two groups of lacer bars with different spacing.

Rectangular footings with or without cut corners, footings that are skewed on one or both sides

Pad footing and pile cap shapes

Before you start

  • Create the concrete pad footing.

  • Calculate the required area of reinforcement.

Defining properties

Use the following tabs in the Pad footing (77) dialog box to define the properties of the objects that this component creates:



See also


Concrete cover thickness


Primary bar

Arrangement, grade, size, hooks, bend lengths, and distribution (by number or spacing) of the primary and secondary bars, primary bar direction

Bar distribution

Secondary bar

Lacer bar

Grade, size, number, spacing, location, type, orientation, and laps of lacer bars

Lacer bars for pad footings and pile caps


Numbering properties, name, and class of the primary, secondary, and lacer bars


Picking order

  1. Concrete pad footing

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