Slab Curved Bars

Last updated November 16, 2017 by Developer TIN

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Slab Curved Bars

The Slabplate that represents a concrete structure

In Tekla Structures, a slab is created by picking three or more points.

Slab may be part of a floor, for example.

curved bars plug-in allows to create the reinforcement in curved slab structures.

How to Locate

'Slab Curved Bars' plugincomponent that is developed using Tekla Open API

Plugin is a .dll file and loaded inside Tekla Structures process.

Plugins can be started from the applications and components catalog.

is available in 'Applicationpart of Tekla Structures functionality that is developed in order to extend the capability of Tekla Structures but that is not included in the Tekla Structures installation

and Component' after installation.



Click the icon ‘Slab Curved Bars’ from 'Application and Component'.

Input order

1) Pick object. Select the concrete curved slab.
2) Pick the first set of three points. The picked three points should be on the outer surface of the curved member as shown below.

3) Pick one point on other arc. The picked point should be on the outer surface of the curved member as shown below.


After appling plug-in the reinforcement is arranged as shown below


Plug-in Dialog


Arrangement Options
This option decide the arrangement of the rebars and has the following options

 Full circle                                                                                Range by first picked points

Lap Type
This has the following options
1) Lap by stock length
2) Lap by number options. 

Stock length option automatically apply lap if the rebar exceeds the stock lenght.
For lap by number user can difine the number of laps for a rebar.

Creation method
This has the following options
1) No.of hoop layers
2) Spacing
By this we can define the number of hoops by number or spacing.

User can define the cover of the reinforcement by choosing the reference from the Bottom of the slab or from the Top of the slab.

From the above fields user can define lap length, edge offsets and ends offsets. 

Rebar properties
Rebar properties can be defined by the above dilog.


This Plug-in does not work for circular members which are made with Circular columns.

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