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Distribute bars in a reinforcing bar group

Added August 31, 2016 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

Software version: 
2016i

Distribute bars in a reinforcing bar group

Distribute bars in a reinforcing bar group

You can select how reinforcing bars are distributed in a bar group by modifying the bar spacings.

To modify the spacings of bars in a reinforcing bar groupgroup of reinforcing bars that are side by side and have identical properties, except the possible variation in bar lengths

, do one of the following:

To Do this

Modify the spacings using direct modification

  1. Ensure that the Direct modification switch is active.

  2. Select a reinforcing bar group.

  3. Click the Modify spacings button on the toolbar.

  4. Drag a handleto the desired location.

Modify the spacings using the Reinforcing Bar Properties dialog box

  1. Select a reinforcing bar group.

  2. Double-click the reinforcement to open the Reinforcing Bar Properties dialog box.

  3. On the Group tab, select a spacing option from the Creation method list.

  4. Click Modify.

Spacing options in the Creation method list:

Option Description Example
Equal distribution by number of reinforcing bars

Enter the number of reinforcing bars.

Tekla Structures divides the available distance by the number of bars.

Enter the number of bars in the Number of reinforcing bars box.

Equal distribution by target spacing value

Enter a spacing value.

Tekla Structures aims the spacing value as close as possible to the value in the Target spacing value box.

 
By exact spacing value with flexible first

Enter the spacing value in the Exact spacing value box.

Creates fixed, regular spaces between the bars. The first space adjusts to even out the bar distribution.

If the first space is less than 10% of the exact spacing value, Tekla Structures removes one bar.

By exact spacing value with flexible last space

Enter the spacing value in the Exact spacing value box.

Creates fixed, regular spaces between the bars. The last space adjusts to even out bar distribution.

 
By exact spacing value with flexible middle space

Enter the spacing value in the Exact spacing value box.

Creates fixed, regular spaces between the bars. The middle space adjusts to even out bar distribution.

If there are an odd number of bars (two middle spaces), the other middle space adjusts to even out bar distribution.

 
By exact spacing value with flexible first and last space

Enter the spacing value in the Exact spacing value box.

Creates fixed, regular spaces between the bars. Both the first and last spaces adjust to even out bar distribution.

By exact spacings

Enter the spacing values manually in the Exact spacing values box.

Use multiplication to repeat spacings, for example, 5*200 to create five spaces of 200.

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