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Draw rebar pull-out pictures with Rebar pull-out picture and marking application

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

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Draw rebar pull-out pictures with Rebar pull-out picture and marking application

Draw rebar pull-out pictures with Rebar pull-out picture and marking application

With the Rebar pull-out picture and 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

you can visualize rebars by using bending shapes. Bending shapes can be positioned both inside and outside the concrete shape. Bending shapes are provided with marks containing information about the rebar.

Create rebar pull-out pictures and marks

  1. In a drawing, select the rebar groupgroup of reinforcing bars that are side by side and have identical properties, except the possible variation in bar lengths

    for which you want to create a bending shape mark.
  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.

    .

  3. Click the arrow next to Applications to open the applications list.
  4. In the Applications list, select Rebar pull-out picture and marking.
  5. Pick a point for the position of the bending shape mark.

    Note that you change the alignment setting for placement in the settings.

  6. Double-click the mark to adjust the settings:
    • On the Rebar tab, define the representationthe way that the information included in a model is represented visually

      and the location of the bending shape. Here you can also define the hook directions.

    • On the Marks tab, define the content, appearance and the position of the marks associated with the bending shape.

    For more information about the settings, see Rebar pull-out picture and marking settings below.

  7. Click Modify.

Rebar pull-out picture and marking settings

Rebar tab

On the Rebar tab, define the representation and the location of the bending shape. Here you can also define the hook directions.

Setting Options and descriptions

Rebar geometry

Select one of the following options:

This is a schematic representation of the bending shape, without bending radius in the corners of the bending shape.

In this option, the bending shape is represented with bending radius.

Use same line as pattern

  • Yes : The color and line type are defined based on what is set in the drawing properties.

  • No : The color and line type are defined based on the Color and Line type settings in this dialog box.

Color

Line type

Reinforcing bar representation

Select the rebar representation:

  • Single line : The bending shape is represented with a single line.

  • Double lines nominal diameter : The bending shape is represented with double lines. The nominal diameter of the bar is considered.

  • Double lines actual diameter : The bending shape is represented with double lines. The actual diameter of the bar is considered, including the ribs on the bar.

Rebar location

Define the position of the bending shape using any of the options described below:

Option 1:

In this option, the area around the rebar is divided in four quadrants. The insertion point can be picked in any random quadrant.

The position of the bending shape is based on the picked quadrant:
  • Insertion point in quadrant 1: the bending shape is centered on top of the rebar.
  • Insertion point in quadrant 2: the bending shape is centered to the left of the rebar.
  • Insertion point in quadrant 3: the bending shape is centered under the rebar.
  • Insertion point in quadrant 4: the bending shape is centered to the right of the rebar.

Example:

Option 2:

In this option, the insertion point P1 is the start point of the bending shape.

Example:

Option 3:

In this option, the bending shape is located on the line of the insertion point P1. The bending shape will be positioned centered relative to the position of the rebar in the concrete shape.

Example:

Option 4:

This option creates marks and hooks for all rebars in the view.

Hook directions

Define the direction of the hooks of the bars. Seen from a top view from a beam, for example, the direction of the hooks may be defined as Top , Middle and Bottom of the the beam. For all of the directions, you can select between two options:

Use the Thickness box to define an area for the bars on the top and bottom side of the beam.

Example 1: In the front view of a concrete beam below, both the Top and the Bottom thicknesses are set to 300 :

Example 2: Top view of a concrete beam

Example 3: Top view of a concrete beam with other hook directions

Marks tab

On this tab, you can define the generation of Mark 1 and Mark 2. For example:

Settings 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

A list of the selected information or elements 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.

Rebar position

Define whether and how the rebar position is displayed in the mark. The options are:

Before main mark :

Behind main mark :

No :

Rebar text properties

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

Number of rebars

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.

These options are only available when you select Number as the mark content.

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 the 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.

Mark positioning

Define the positioning of the mark. There are three options available:

Option 1:

Mark text parallel is to the bending shape.

Option 2:

Mark text is placed horizontally.

Option 3:

Mark text is placed vertically.

Horizontal text position

Define the position of the text in the horizontal direction. The options are:

Use the setting a to define a distance:

Vertical text position

Define the position of the text in the vertical direction. The options are:

Use box b to define a distance:

Create

Define whether all bending dimensions are displayed with the bending shape or not. The options are:

  • Yes

  • No

Generation of leg lengths

Define the generation of the length of the legs, marked in the image below:

Option 1:

Option 2:

Option 3:

Location

Define the location of the length of the leg, marked in the image below:

The options are:

  • None

  • (1)

  • (2)

  • (3)

  • (4)

  • (5)

  • (6)

Units

Define the units. The options are:

  • Automatic

  • mm

  • cm

  • m

  • foot - inch

  • inch

Format

Define the format. The options are:

  • ###

  • ###[.##]

  • ###[.###]

  • ###.#

  • ### #/#

  • ###.##

  • ###.###

Precision

Define the precision. The options are:

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

For example, for the 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.

Text properties

Define the properties for the text that will be displayed for the bending shape (length of the legs). The available properties files are the ones that have been defined and saved in the Text properties dialog box.

Length calculation

Values A B C :

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

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