Last updated March 6, 2017 by Tekla User Assistance

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Shows if 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.

is a main bar, or a tie or stirrup. The attribute returns 1 for main bars, and 2 for ties and stirrups. If the type of use cannot be defined, the attribute returns 0.

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by Mateusz Bratuszewski

Is it possible to add custom usage, different than main or tie/stirrup, in rebar_database.inp?

by Anu from Tekla User Assistance


Thanks for your question. I'll check this from an expert.

by Anu from Tekla User Assistance

Hi Mateusz,

I checked this. The usage values are hard-coded, so it is not possible to add custom usage.