ASA Reinforcement Steel Software (Since 1969)

Software for Builders | Construction Companies

  • Estimating – Reinforcement Estimating

      aSa Estimating allows you to take off directly from a set of printed or electronic plans to the computer keyboard – no transcribing to and from paper, no manual calculations. All entries are checked for errors and converted to pieces, lengths, and weights automatically as they are entered. Reports organize, summarize, and price material so you can quickly submit a successful bid. Pricing and other defaults are controlled by you; the estimate screen and reports can be structured to satisfy both the estimator’s needs and the bid requirements. 
      • Estimate rebar faster 
        Take off by structure, rather than one bar at a time. Automatically calculates standard hooks and laps.
      • Eliminate tedious calculations 
        The program automatically calculates material required for common structure types, such as linear, rectangular, and circular areas, varying bars; tie configurations; galloping stirrups; and spirals. Plus, you can create your own formulas to handle other structures.
      • Be more accurate 
        Each entry is checked for errors as it is entered. Calculated lengths and weights are displayed for visual verification.
      • Get organized 
        Group your estimate into sections by bid item or by structures, such as foundations, walls, and footings.
      • Calculate estimate placing labor  
        Based on estimate summary information and settings that you define, the program will automatically calculate man-hours and costing associated with installation labor.

      Designed to exceed the needs of rebar detailers, fabricators, placers, and engineers, aSa CAD/Detailing combines the engineering design tools of Bentley Systems’ top-rated CAD product, MicroStation, with aSa-developed applications for project management and detailing. Additionally, the system seamlessly integrates with all other modules in aSa’s suite of rebar software products.

      Using aSa and MicroStation tools, you’ll detail as you draw in CAD, ensuring accurate bar placement and eliminating tedious calculations. The program automates every aspect of the detailing process, from initial project setup, to creating the drawing, producing accurate bar details, and advanced reporting. Material takeoff is also completely automated, so you’ll never forget or duplicate material to be fabricated.

      • Reduce shortages & errors
        Built-in calculations and error-checking help prevent mistakes. The system tracks and color-codes each item, so you always know what is taken-off and what remains.
      • Turn projects around quicker
        aSa software automates every step of the detailing process, from initial project setup to easy material takeoff directly from the drawing.
      • Eliminate complicated CAD file imports
        MicroStation V8 allows you to open and modify native AutoCAD® files.
      • Accommodate fabricating and placing needs
        Tag messages, special material groupings, and placer-specific reports allow the detailer to help shop and field crews work more efficiently.
      • Detail rebar and everything else
        Include rebar, plain round, mesh, and all accessories on your drawing.
      • Automate drawing and detailing of structures such as beams and columns
        Built-in tools calculate required steel and place these and other common structure types, including linear and circular areas, openings, and footings. You enter the basics such as clearances and laps, and the program handles all the drawing and detailing.

       Designed for both rebar detailers and order entry personnel, aSa Bar List encompasses two main components. The first is an interactive input screen, used to enter rebar, plain round steel, mesh, and other miscellaneous products. Built-in error-checking, advanced editing features, and automatic engineering calculations make listing material fast and simple. The second component is a powerful reporting tool. From a single list of material, you can generate a wealth of comprehensive, professional documents, including a Placing List, a Bend Detail, and the Bar List Report — a sorted, accumulated, weighed list of material with totals for each grade, coating, and bar size (diameter).

      • List material faster and with greater accuracy
        Time-saving features and built-in error-checking help you create mistake-free material lists faster.
      • Never enter the same information twice
        Previously entered customer and job information is automatically available to Bar List. Bar List Split, Get Bar List Data, and Save As tools allow you to easily move and copy takeoff from one list to another.
      • Eliminate hand-drawn shapes
        All industry standard shapes are built into the system, plus you can draw and define your own custom "special" bends using aSa Shape Manager. Shape illustrations automatically display on tags and reports.
      • Automate  all  calculations
        Quantities, hook lengths, slope dimensions, and radius dimensions are automatically calculated and filled in for you — even for user-defined shapes.
      • Generate multiple reports from a single source
        Enter details once. A multitude of management, fabrication, and placing reports are generated from a single material list.
      • Keep office, shop, and field crews informed
        Messages and special notations entered in Bar List allow you to communicate effectively via aSa-generated reports.


      aSa Production creates tags, fabrication reports, and load check-off lists for each order that you produce. Its optional Computer Shearing module saves time and material by giving your shop crew specific instructions for cutting, packaging, and handling each bundle of steel with maximum efficiency. aSa-generated equipment interfaces automate your machinery with electronic instructions, nearly eliminating setup time and greatly reducing the chance of human error.

      The aSa Difference.
      Unlike other applications that simply optimize cutting combinations, aSa Computer Shearing considers the entire fabrication process, including crane calls, bundling, and material movement. This means not only will you improve material yield, you’ll increase overall production rates.

      • Achieve total shop management 
        Easy-to-read schedules, tags, and reports guide your crew through the entire fabrication process, from shake-out, to cutting, tagging, crane calls, bending, end preparation, material movement, and trailer loading.
      • Boost production rates  and  reduce scrap 
        Material yield, shop environment, and time are all considered in aSa’s computer-generated shearing instructions.
      • Prevent shortages 
        aSa creates handy check-off sheets to verify that each required bundle of steel is loaded for shipment and nothing gets left behind. aSa’s  Material Tracking  module can be added to automate this process even further.
      • Get more from your machinery 
        By automating your equipment with aSa-generated instructions, you eliminate the need for an operator to manually enter details, saving time and reducing the chance of errors. For the ultimate in productivity, connect to the aSa  Opto-Shear Console .
      • Take the guesswork out of material handling
        Based on parameters that you define, the system automatically assigns items to the appropriate shearline or off-coil machine. Easy-to-apply production options let you override the default assignment when a machine is down or over-capacity.

      aSa Bundle Inventory tracks on-hand stock and remnant material by combining the portability and convenience of a hand scanner with the power of database-driven information storage. When a mill bundle is opened, simply scan its stock tag for real-time inventory relief. The system also simplifies material receipts, remnant tracking, and book to physical reconciliations. Additionally, flexible reports show you the quantity, location, and value of your on-hand material.
      • Eliminate tedious inventory tracking  
        The entire process is automated using barcode scanning technology. To relieve inventory, simply scan the bundle’s inventory tag.
      • Order stock and plan production with ease
        Knowing exactly what material you have on-hand, and where it is in your shop, helps you make quicker smarter production and material purchasing decisions.
      • Scan and store mill certificates
        Mill certs — in any electronic file format — can be attached to heat information within aSa software when material is received.
      • Automate book to physical Reconciliations 
        Book to physical procedures are as simple as scanning your on-hand inventory tags and validating the quantity displayed on the scanner.
      • Manage heat information
        Enter heat information when material is received. When used in conjunction with Material Tracking, Bundle Inventory automatically associates the heat number to the produced items.
      • Manage  all  of your inventory
        Print stock tags and track on-hand quantities of mesh, bar supports, and other accessory items in addition to your rebar.

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