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Create a reinforcement splice

Last updated March 6, 2017 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

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Create a reinforcement splice

Create a reinforcement splice

You can join reinforcing bars or reinforcing barreinforcement that represents a steel bar used to reinforce a concrete structure

The steel bars are usually ribbed and they are used to increase the tensile strength of concrete.

groups together with reinforcement splices. There can be a gapany space between two objects

The term gap is used in its general sense in Tekla Structures.

between the bars or groups.

  1. On the Concrete tab, click Rebar and select Splice.

    If you need to modify the properties before you create the reinforcement, hold down Shift and click the Splice command to open the Reinforcement Splice Properties dialog box.

  2. Select the first reinforcing bar or bar group.
  3. Select the second reinforcing bar or bar group.

    Tekla Structures creates the splice. The splices have blue splice symbols in the model.

  4. If you want to change the splice properties:
    1. Double-click the splice to open the Reinforcement Splice Properties dialog box.
    2. Modify the properties.
    3. Click Modify.

Splice properties

Use the Reinforcement Splice Properties dialog box to view and modify the properties of splices. The file name extension of a saved splice properties file is .rsp.

Option Description

Joint type

Splice type.

Lap left creates the lap to the direction of the first reinforcing bar or bar group selected, Lap right to the direction of the second.

Lap both centers the lap between the bars or bar groups.

Lap length

Length of the lap joint.


Offset of the splice center point from the point where the bars originally met.

Bar positions

Select whether the lapping bars are on top of each other or parallel to each other.

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