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Show layer information on reinforcing bars in drawings

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

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Show layer information on reinforcing bars in drawings

Show layer information on reinforcing bars in drawings

You can mark 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.

layers with different marking styles and line types in a drawing by using the Rebar layering marker macrosaved series of actions that includes instructions for a program

Macros are located in the applications and components catalog. They are recorded or created manually and stored as .cs file in a folder defined with the advanced option XS_MACRO_DIRECTORY.

Macros can, for example, be used for creating drawings or reports.

Macros are sometimes used to run an application.


Before you can show layer information in a drawing, you first need to run the Rebar classification macro in the model. The Rebar classification classifies the meshes and reinforcing bars in the selected walls or slabs by their position. All reinforcing bars and meshes get an attribute indicating the layer where they are placed inside the concrete element.

To show reinforcing bar layer information in a drawing:

  1. Open the drawing.
  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. Double-click Rebar layering marker to display the Rebar layering marker dialog box.
  5. Select symbol style or level prefix style from the list on the left showing the preview.
  6. Select the marker line type.
  7. Do one of the following depending on the selected marking style:
    • For symbol style markers, select the symbol you want to use, and the symbol height.

    • For level prefix style markers, select the level prefix.

  8. Click All objects to show layering markers on all reinforcing bars, or select the individual reinforcing bars and click Selected objects to show the markers on the selected bars only.

  1. Level prefix style layering marker. The number, for example number 1 in T1, indicates the layer number. The letter, for example T in T1, indicates whether the reinforcing bar is on the top, bottom, near side or far side layer.
  2. Symbol style layering marker. The number of triangles indicates the layer number from the face. Triangle orientation indicates whether the reinforcing bar is on the top, bottom, near side or far side layer. For example for top bars, the triangle head points downwards, and for bottom bars upwards.

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