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Add reinforcement marks with Rebar group marking application

Last updated September 10, 2018 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

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Add reinforcement marks with Rebar group marking application

Add reinforcement marks with Rebar group marking application

The Rebar group marking 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

offers different styles to create marks to rebar groups and distribution areas flexibly. With the Rebar group marking application you can efficiently create quality reinforcement drawings according to the market requirements.

Mark rebar groups

  1. In a drawing, select the rebar groups to be marked.
  2. Click the Applications & components button in the side pane to open the Applications & components cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

    For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

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  3. Click the arrow next to Applications to open the applications list.
  4. In the Applications list, click Rebar group marking.
  5. Pick the position for the leader lineline that connects an annotation object to the related object or point

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  6. Pick the position for the mark.
  7. To adjust the mark settings, double-click the mark, and make the necessary changes:

    • On the Geometry tab, define the shape and position of the rebar mark, and mark line and leader line settings.

      On the Mark 1Mark 3 tabs, define the content for the rebar mark, such as the diameter, cc distances and the number.

      On the Lines and symbols tab, define the generation settings and the layout of the lines and symbols of the rebar mark.

    For more information about the settings, see Rebar group marking settings below.

  8. Click Modify.
Tekla Structures creates the rebar marks according to the defined settings.

Rebar group marking settings

Geometry tab

On the Geometry tab, define the shape and position of the rebar mark, and the mark line and leader line settings.

Setting Options and descriptions

Define the shape of the rebar mark. In the descriptive option images, P1 is the first point that you pick and P2 the second one. Mark x indicates the locations of the marks defined on the Mark 1Mark 3 tabs. The options are:

Option 1:

  • The leader line is perpendicular to the rebars.

  • The mark line is parallel to the rebars.

Example:

Option 2:

  • The leader line is perpendicular to the rebars.

  • The mark line is also perpendicular to the rebars.

Example:

Option 3:

  • The leader line is perpendicular to the rebars.

  • The mark line is horizontal.

Example:

Option 4:

  • The leader line is perpendicular to the rebars.

  • The mark line is vertical.

Option 5:

  • The leader line direction is defined by an angle relative to the rebars. The angle can be entered for the option A2.

  • The mark line direction is defined by an angle relative to the horizontal line. The angle can be entered for the option A1.

Option 6:

  • See the image above to see how to pick the points P1 and P2. Use the option B to define the distance of the marks.

Define the shape of the leader line. The available options depend on the selected mark line option.

You can also affect the shape of the leader line for many of the options with the settings d1 , d2 , h , v , and e.

Define the shape of the mark line. The options are

You can also affect the shape of the mark line for some of the options with settings b1 , b2 , a , and c , and e

Define an offset for Mark 3 from the mark line.

Mark 1Mark 3 tabs

On the Mark 1Mark 3 tabs, you can define the content of the rebar marks. You can have three separate marks with the desired content within one rebar mark: Mark 1 , Mark 2 and Mark 3. Each of the marks may have extra marks. The following image shows the position of each mark within the entire rebar mark:

Setting Options and descriptions

Available elements

Select the rebar information to be displayed in the mark such as grade, diameter and cc distances.

Elements in mark

List of the selected information that will be displayed in the mark.

Text properties

Define the text properties. The available properties files are the ones that have been defined and saved in the Text properties dialog box.

Add frame

Add frame around mark elements. You can select the frame type and color.

Note that symbo al, new line and pull-out picture cannot have a frame.

Create

Define whether the mark should be created or not. The options are Yes and No.

Extra mark : Create

Define whether and how the extra marks are placed in the mark. The options are:

No

Before main mark

Behind main mark

Units

Define the units:

  • Automatic

  • mm

  • cm

  • m

  • foot - inch

  • inch

Only available for the following mark content:

  • Length

  • Cc

  • cc min

  • cc max

  • cc exact

  • cc target

  • Length itemized

Format

Define the format:

  • ###

  • ###[.#]

  • ###[.##]

  • ###[.###]

  • ###.#

  • ### #/#

  • ###.##

  • ###.###

Only available for the following mark content:

  • Length

  • Cc

  • cc min

  • cc max

  • cc exact

  • cc target

  • Length itemized

Precision

Define the precision:

  • 0.00
  • 0.50
  • 0.33
  • 0.25
  • 1/8
  • 1/16
  • 1/32
  • 1/10
  • 1/100
  • 1/1000

For example, for precision 0.33, the actual value 50.40 is displayed as 50.33.

1/8, 1/16, and 1/32 are for imperial units.

1/10, 1/100, and 1/1000 are used for defining precision without rounding.

Values A B C

Sum values A B C

Along rebar axis

Length along rebar axes

Sum segm rebar axis

Length TplEd

Values A B C :

If you select Along rebar axis , the length is calculated along the center line of the rebar:

Sum segm rebar axis counts rebar lengths from rebar geometry. This option does not take into account bending radius lengths.

Length TplEd takes rebar length from template attribute (user attribute property LENGTH).

These options are only available for some of the following mark content:

  • Length

  • Cc

  • cc min

  • cc max

  • cc exact

  • cc target

Total number in rebar group

Number displayed in view

Total number in cast unit

These options are only available for mark content Number.

Total number in rebar group : Displays the total number of rebars in the rebar group, regardless of the number of the physically visible rebars in the drawing.

Number displayed in view : Only displays the number of the visible rebars in the drawing view.

Total number in cast unit : Displays the total number of rebars in the cast unit.

Row distance

Define the distance between the mark rows.

Example: Row distance = 0

Example: Row distance = 5

Extra line length

When Mark 1 and Mark 2 have no text, the Extra line length setting on the Mark 3 tab is activated. Specify the length of the line.

Lines and symbols tab

On the Lines and symbols tab, you can define the generation and layout of the lines and the symbols for the rebar mark.

Setting Options and descriptions

Distribution line : Color

Distribution line : Line type

Leader line : Color

Leader line : Line type

Define the Color and Line type for the Distribution line and the Leader line.

Visualized rebar s : Small lines

Visualized rebar s : Symbols

Define the generation of the symbols and lines on the dimension lines of the visible rebars. The options are:

Examples:

: Define the color and the line type for the lines.

: Define the symbol file and symbol number to be used. You can use existing symbols in Tekla Structures by selecting a symbol file and a symbol number.

: Define the color and the size of the symbol.

Not visualized rebars

First and last rebar

The settings listed below only apply for Not visualized rebars and Not visualized rebars. The settings are only applicable if the option bar in the middle of group is defined for Visibility of reinforcing bars in group in the Drawing reinforcement properties dialog box.

Define if symbols/lines should be applied for Not visualized rebars or Not visualized rebars.

Example of Not visualized rebars :

Example of Not visualized rebars :

Define the generation of the symbols and lines for the dimension line. The options are:

: Define the color and the line type for the lines.

: Define the symbol file and symbol number to be used. You can use existing symbols in Tekla Structures by selecting a symbol file and a symbol number.

: Define the color and the size of the symbol.

Define how to place the symbols. The options and their examples are listed below:

You can define the distance between the lines by using the setting a if that is available for the option.

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