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Modify a single reinforcing bar, bar group, or mesh

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

Software version: 
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Modify a single reinforcing bar, bar group, or mesh

Modify a single reinforcing bar, bar group, or mesh

You can modify a reinforcement by using direct modificationfunction that activates the mode where the model objects can be modified by using handles

Direct modification enables additional handles and modification options.

. You can either modify the reinforcement simply by dragging handles, or select a command from the contextual toolbarfloating toolbar that contains commands for modifying the most common object properties

The user can customize the contextual toolbar.

The term mini toolbar is used in Tekla Structures until version 21.1.

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Note:

Direct modification does not work for the following reinforcement types:

If you have created the reinforcement using a component, you need to explodeto ungroup the objects that are parts of another object or a component

In Tekla Structures, it is possible to explode components, cast units, assemblies, bent plates, parts that have attached parts, and drawing shapes and plugins.

The exploded objects cannot be reverted back to the original group.

the component before using direct modification.

Before you start:

  • Ensure that theDirect modification switch is active.
  • Select the reinforcement.

    Tekla Structures displays the handles that you can use to modify the reinforcement, and a toolbar icon. Click the icon to open the toolbar and to select the appropriate command. The available commands depend on the type of the reinforcement you are modifying.

To modify single reinforcing bars, 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.

groups, or reinforcement meshes:

To Do this Command available for

Change the cover thickness of a reinforcing bar

Drag a line handle to the desired location.

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Add polygon points to a reinforcing bar

Drag a midpoint handleto the desired location.

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Add points to the start or end of a reinforcing bar

  1. Click the start or end reference point of the reinforcing bar.
  2. Click the Add new point button on the toolbar.
  3. Pick a location for the new start or end point.

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Remove points from a reinforcing bar

  1. Select one or more reference points.
  2. Press Delete.

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Add hooks

  1. Click the start or end point of the reinforcing bar.

    A toolbar for hook properties appears.

  2. Select the desired shape for the hook.
  3. If you selected Custom hook , enter the angle, radius, and length for the hook and click.

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Change the bending radius of a reinforcing bar

  1. Click the Change bending radius button on the toolbar.
  2. Enter a value in the box next to the Change bending radius button and press Enter.

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Change the diameter of a reinforcing bar

  1. Click the Change diameter button on the toolbar.
  2. Select a value from the list next to the Change diameter button.

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Modify the spacings by adjusting the range

  1. Click the Modify spacings button on the toolbar.
  2. Drag a handleto the desired location.

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Modify the spacings by splitting the range in two

  1. Click the Modify spacings button on the toolbar.
  2. Drag a midpoint handleto the desired location and release the handle.

    Tekla Structures creates a new reinforcing bar and the range is split in two. The spacing in the two new ranges is as close as possible to the original spacing.

  3. If needed, change the number of spaces or the spacing value. Click the midpoint handle and enter the desired values in the boxes on the toolbar and press Enter.

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Move, add, or remove reinforcement

  1. Click the Move, add, delete reinforcement button on the toolbar.

    Tekla Structures displays the line handles for each reinforcing bar.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • To move a reinforcing bar, highlight it and drag it to the desired location.
    • To add a reinforcing bar between two reinforcing bars, click.
    • To delete reinforcing bars, select them and press Delete.

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