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Create a reinforcement mesh

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

Software version: 
2017

Create a reinforcement mesh

Create a reinforcement mesh

You can create a reinforcement 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.

that consists of two perpendicular bar groups. Tekla Structures treats 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 as one unit but distinguishes the main and crossing bars.

The reinforcement mesh can be rectangular, polygonal, or bent. You can also create a customized reinforcement mesh.

Note:

You cannot change the mesh type once the mesh has been created.

Create a rectangular reinforcement mesh

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

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

  2. Select the part to reinforce.

    Tekla Structures attaches the mesh to this part.

  3. Pick the start point of the mesh.
  4. Pick a point to indicate the direction of the longitudinal bars.
  5. Click the middle mouse button to finish picking.

    Tekla Structures creates the mesh parallel to the work planeplane that the user has chosen in a model and that is currently active for working on in a model view

    Newly created, copied, or moved model objects comply with the work plane. For example, shifting the work plane to follow a sloped plane makes it easier to model sloped structures.

    , to the left of the points you picked.

  6. If you want to modify the reinforcement mesh, do one of the following:
    • Use direct modification. Ensure that theDirect modification switch is active.

    • Double-click the reinforcement to open the Reinforcement Mesh Properties dialog box and modify the properties.

Create a polygonal reinforcement mesh

  1. On the Concrete tab, hold down Shift and click Rebar > Mesh.

    The Reinforcement Mesh Properties dialog box opens.

  2. In the Mesh type list, select Polygon.
    Note:

    You cannot change the mesh type once the mesh has been created.

  3. Click OK.
  4. Select the part to reinforce.

    Tekla Structures attaches the mesh to this part.

  5. Pick the start point of the mesh.
  6. Pick the corner points of the mesh.
  7. Click the middle mouse button to finish picking.
  8. Pick a point to indicate the direction of the longitudinal bars.

    Tekla Structures creates the mesh.

  9. If you want to modify the reinforcement, do one of the following:
    • Use direct modification. Ensure that theDirect modification switch is active.

    • Double-click the reinforcement to open the Reinforcement Mesh Properties dialog box and modify the properties.

Reinforcement mesh with holes

If you want to reinforce a part that has holes, you need to pick the corner points of holes when you create the reinforcement.

  1. Select the part to reinforce.

  2. Pick the start point of the mesh.

  3. Pick the corner points of the mesh.

  4. Pick the corner points of the holesmall hollow open throughout a part or assembly that is usually used for fastening parts with bolts or other such objects

    Hole is created in the same way as bolts and hole properties are defined in the bolt properties.

    .

    Note that you need to pick the corner points of the hole in the opposite direction than the corner points in the mesh.

  5. Click the middle mouse button to finish the picking.

  6. Pick a point to indicate the direction of the longitudinal bars.

Create a bent reinforcement mesh

  1. On the Concrete tab, hold down Shift and click Rebar > Mesh.

    The Reinforcement Mesh Properties dialog box opens.

  2. In the Mesh type list, select Bent.
    Note:

    You cannot change the mesh type once the mesh has been created.

  3. Enter the bending radius.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Select the part to reinforce.

    Tekla Structures attaches the mesh to this part.

  6. Pick points to indicate the bending shape of the crossing bars.

  7. Click the middle mouse button to finish picking.
  8. Pick two points to indicate the length and direction of the longitudinal bars.

    Tekla Structures creates the mesh.

  9. If you want to modify the reinforcement mesh, do one of the following:
    • Use direct modification. Ensure that theDirect modification switch is active.

    • Double-click the reinforcement to open the Reinforcement Mesh Properties dialog box and modify the properties.

Create a customized reinforcement mesh

You can create a customized reinforcement mesh that consists of two perpendicular bar groups.

  1. On the Concrete tab, hold down Shift and click Rebar > Mesh.

    The Reinforcement Mesh Properties dialog box opens.

  2. Click the Select button next to the Mesh field to open the Select Mesh dialog box.
  3. In the Select Mesh dialog box, select a standard mesh from the tree view to use it as a basis for the customized mesh.
  4. Modify the mesh properties.
  5. Enter a name for the mesh in the Selected mesh box.

    The default name is Custom Mesh.

  6. Click OK to close the Select Mesh dialog box and to save the properties.
  7. To save customized mesh properties for later use, enter a name in the Save as box in the Reinforcement Mesh Properties dialog box and click the Save as button.
Note:

To use saved mesh properties in the Reinforcement Mesh Properties dialog box later, select the name of the mesh properties in the Load list and click the Load button.

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