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Automatic grouping of rebar sets for drawings

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

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2017

Automatic grouping of rebar sets for drawings

Automatic grouping of rebar sets for drawings

The rebars created by using the rebar set commands are automatically grouped for drawing marking and dimensioning purposes. The automatic grouping works both for simple, non-tapered groups as well as for tapered groups.

Preconditions for rebar group creation

Non-tapered rebars are grouped when:

  • Rebars are created by the same rebar set
  • Rebars are side by side
  • Rebars have identical properties, except length
  • Rebars have the same position numberidentifier that is assigned to all similar parts, assemblies, cast units, or reinforcement

    Position number consists of a prefix, separator, and running number. The prefix is part of the position number, identifying a numbering series. The running number is part of the position number, and is the assigned number in the numbering series, based on the start number. The separator is an optional character, such as a slash, that separates the prefix and the running number.

    In Tekla Structures, the position numbers assigned in the numbering are shown in marks and templates, for example.

    In the US, the term piece mark or ship mark is used to refer to a position number.

Tapered rebars are grouped when:

  • Rebars are created by the same rebar set
  • Rebars are side by side
  • Rebars have identical properties, except length
  • Length of bars increases linearly
  • There are minimum of 3 bars in a group

Work with rebar set groups in drawings

Automatically created groups behave in the drawing similarly as the old rebar groups:

  • There is only one mark for the rebar groupgroup of reinforcing bars that are side by side and have identical properties, except the possible variation in bar lengths

    , and the reinforcement mark content comes from the content setting Group in Reinforcement mark properties.

    Note that tapered bar groups within rebar sets do not have position numbers, so position information is not included in reinforcement marks.

  • You can adjust the rebar visibility in Reinforcement properties. For example, you can select to show bar in the middle of group.
  • You can use the following rebar-group-specific interactive dimensioning and marking commands found in the pop-up menu for rebar groups:
    • Create dimension line
    • Add mark > Dimension mark
    • Add mark > Tagged dimension mark
  • Associative notes can be created.

Below is an example of an automatically created rebar group in a drawing. The drawing uses rebar group visibility option bar in the middle of group , and reinforcement markmark that includes a set of selected property elements related to a reinforcement

option One leader line to group , and the dimensions have been created with the command Create dimension line.

For more information about creating rebar sets, see Create a rebar set.

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