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Add pull-out pictures in automatic reinforcement marks

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

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Add pull-out pictures in automatic reinforcement marks

Add pull-out pictures in automatic reinforcement marks

You can add a pull-out picturesmall graphic in a reinforcement mark, table, or report template that shows the shape and dimensions of a reinforcing bar

of the a 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.

in the reinforcement markmark that includes a set of selected property elements related to a reinforcement

to illustrate the shape and dimensions of the bar in the drawing.

Pull-outsmall graphic in a reinforcement mark, table, or report template that shows the shape and dimensions of a reinforcing bar

pictures can be added in automatic and manually created reinforcement marks.

  1. On the Drawings & reports tab, click Drawing properties and select the drawing type.
  2. Load drawing properties that are as close to the ones you need as possible.
  3. Cast unit drawings: Click View creation , select the view and the properties that you want to change, and click View properties.
  4. Click Reinforcement mark.
  5. Double-click the Pullout picture element in the Available elements list to add it in the reinforcement mark.
  6. In the Pullout picture dialog box, select the scaling option in Scale by :
    • Auto auto-scales the pull-out.

    • One factor and Two factors scale the pull-out according to the values that you enter.

      The scale of the pull-out is relative to the scale of the drawing viewview that includes selected model objects or an area in the model, that is represented in a drawing

      A drawing view is a container for model and drawing objects.

      A drawing can include several drawing views, which usually are two-dimensional views, plane views, to the model.

      Examples of drawing views in Tekla Structures include main views, section views, single-part views, and 3D views.

      . For example, if the drawing view scale is 1/10 and the pull-out scaling is 2, the actual scale of the pull-out in the drawing view is 1/5.

  7. In Rotation , select the rotation of the pull-out: Automatic , Plane or 3D. If the pull-out is 3D, and you select Automatic , Tekla Structures automatically shows the pull-out in 3D.
  8. In End marks , define the shape of bar ends in the pull-out.
  9. Select Dimensions to show bar dimensions in the pull-out.
  10. Select Exaggeration to show reinforcing bar hooks more clearly in the pull-out.
  11. Select Bending radius to show the bending radius in form of diameter of the bending roll.
  12. Select Bending angle to show bar bending angles in the pull-out.
  13. Click OK.
  14. Save the mark properties for late use with a unique name.
  15. Cast unit drawings: Click Save to save the changes in view properties and Close to return to drawing properties.

    General arrangement drawings: Click OK.

  16. Click Save to save the drawing properties, then click OK and create the drawing.


A 3D pull-out showing the bending radius:


To change the leader lineline that connects an annotation object to the related object or point

length, color, line type, or representationthe way that the information included in a model is represented visually

of a pull-out, open the rebar_config.inp file in ..\Tekla Structures\<version>\environments\<environment>\system and edit the following lines: PullOutLeaderLineMinLength , PulloutColor , PulloutVisibleLinetype and PulloutRepresentation.

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