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Reinforcement in templates

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

Software version: 
2017

Reinforcement in templates

Reinforcement in templates

Sometimes you need to localize 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.

bending types or to create templates for reinforcing bar bending schedules.

Reinforcement templates

Note:

If you want to customize the hard-coded bending shapes or define new bending shapes, use Rebar shape catalog. See Define reinforcing bar bending shapes in Rebar shape manager.

You can show dimensions, bending angles, and bending types of reinforcing bars in drawings and reports by including reinforcement-specific attributes, such as DIM_A , ANG_S , SHAPE , and SHAPE_INTERNAL , in template fields. For more information on creating templates, see the Template Editortool in Tekla Structures that is used for creating and modifying templates to be used in drawings and reports

(TplEdtool in Tekla Structures that is used for creating and modifying templates to be used in drawings and reports

) help.

Mapping dimensions

Use the rebar_schedule_config.inp file in the ..\ProgramData\Tekla Structures\<version>\environments\<environment>\system folder to map

  • Tekla Structures internal reinforcing bar dimensions and angles with specific template attributes
  • Tekla Structures internal reinforcing bar bending types with specific bending types

These mappings are environment-specific by default. You can modify them to suit your company or project needs.

You can use equations, functions, and if statements to calculate the dimensions and angles you need to show.

Use any standard text editor (for example, Microsoft Notepad) to edit the rebar_schedule_config.inp file.

Examples

The following example of the rebar_schedule_config.inp file maps the internal bending type 5_1 to the bending type identifier E , and the leg dimensions and bending angles to specific template attributes.

rebar_schedule_config.inp

With this mapping, the internal bending type 6_2 becomes XY , and the template attributes DIM_B and DIM_C will show the horizontal and vertical dimensions of the second leg D2 , and DIM_E and DIM_F the horizontal and vertical dimensions of the fourth leg D4.

rebar_schedule_config.inp

The following example maps the internal bending type 4 to the bending type identifier A if the dimensions D1 and D3 are the same. Otherwise it maps 4 to B.

rebar_schedule_config.inp

If Tekla Structures does not recognize a reinforcing bar bending shape, it uses the internal bending type UNKNOWN for it. In the rebar_schedule_config.inp file you can also define how unknown bending types appear in drawings and reports. For example, you may just want to use the bending type identifier ??? , and list all leg dimensions and bending angles.

rebar_schedule_config.inp

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