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Export to the BVBS format

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

Software version: 
2017

Export to the BVBS format

Export to the BVBS format

You can export reinforcement geometry to the BVBS format. The result is an ASCII file with a file name extension .abs.

  1. Ensure that numberingprocess of assigning position numbers to parts, cast units, assemblies, or reinforcement

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

    is up to date.
  2. Select the cast units with the desired reinforcement content, or select the reinforcement.
  3. On the File menu, click Export > BVBS .

    The BVBS export dialog box is displayed.

  4. Define the BVBS export settings :
    1. On the Parameters tab, select which reinforcement to export, how to export drawing data, how and where to export the BVBS file or files, and which BVBS elements to export.

      You can use saved selection filters to exclude reinforcement bars or meshes matching with the selected filter.

    2. On the Advanced tab, select whether you want to make meshes out of rebars, select whether the detailed data of meshreinforcement that represents a mesh of steel bars in two perpendicular directions

      In Tekla Structures, the reinforcement mesh bars in one direction are called main bars and reinforcement mesh bars perpendicular to them are called crossing bars.

      bars is included in the exported data of the mesh, define the order of the items in the output file, and select whether the private data block is exported and select the data items for this additional block.
    3. On the Checking tab, select whether you want to enter the required minimum and maximum cutting length of the reinforcing bars.
  5. Click Export.
The BVBS file or files in .abs format are exported to the folder specified in the Output file area. You can check the export report by clicking the report link that appears at the bottom of the dialog box.

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