Assign running numbers to reinforcement

Last updated September 10, 2018 by Tekla User Assistance

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Assign running numbers to reinforcement

Assign running numbers to reinforcement

You can assign running numbers to reinforcement in cast units. You can then use the running numbers in addition to or instead of the position numbers in reinforcement marks and tables in drawings, and in reports.

Use the Rebar sequence numbering 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.

to assign cast unit specific running numbers (1, 2, 3...) to the reinforcement in the model. Running numbers are unique inside each cast unit. The macro does the following:

  • Updates the position numbers of the modified model objects using the Number modified objects command in Drawings & reports > Perform numbering .

  • Assigns running numbers to the 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, and reinforcement meshes in the model.

  • Saves a running number as the user-defined attributeobject property created by the user in order to widen the range of predefined object properties

    User-defined attributes are used when the predefined object properties are not sufficient but more properties are needed. For example, comment, locked, and erection status are user-defined attributes.

    Rebar sequence number ( REBAR_SEQ_NO ) of each bar, group, or meshreinforcement that represents a mesh of steel bars in two perpendicular directions

    In Tekla Structures, the reinforcement mesh bars in one direction are called main bars and reinforcement mesh bars perpendicular to them are called crossing bars.


  1. 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.


  2. Click the arrow next to Applications to open the applications list.
  3. Double-click Rebar sequence numbering to start the macro.
  4. To show the running numbers in drawings and reports, use the user-defined attribute REBAR_SEQ_NO.

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