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Create a rebar set using Rebar shape placing tool

Last updated March 12, 2019 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

Software version: 
2019

Create a rebar set using Rebar shape placing tool

Create a rebar set using Rebar shape placing tool

You can create a rebar set by selecting a predefined bar shape from Rebar shape placing tool. The predefined shapes in Rebar shape placing tool are based on the shapes that have been defined in Rebar shape manager and saved in the RebarShapeRules.xml file.

Use Rebar shape placing tool to reinforce parts and pour objects. The rebar sets may extend across single or multiple objects.

Rebar shape placing tool does not work with round, spiral, or 3D bar shapes, or in tapered variable cross sections.

Create rebar sets

  1. On the Concrete tab, click Rebar set > Rebar shape placing tool.

    The Rebar shape placing tool dialog box opens.

  2. If you want to create bars that extend across several parts or pour objects, for example dowel bars, select Multiple objects from the list at the bottom of the dialog box.
  3. If you want to create several rebar sets in the same cross sectiongeometrical form of a part sectioned perpendicular to its axis

    , select the Keep cross section check box.
  4. Select one of the predefined bar shapes from the tree view on the left.

    If the shape that you need is not available, or if you want to remove the shapes that you do not need, you can reorganize the tree view.

  5. Define the bar dimensions.

    The dimensions you can define vary depending on the selected bar shape.

    The hook properties are visible only if you have set the advanced option XS_​REBAR_​RECOGNITION_​HOOKS_​CONSIDERATION to FALSE in File menu > Settings > Advanced Options > Concrete Detailing.

    • To set a Length of leg value, click a leg in the preview of the shape.

      If you do not enter a Length of leg value, the leg length is calculated automatically according to the dimensions of the concrete structure.

    • To set a Bending angle value for a bend that is not 90 degrees, click one of the legs next to the bend.
  6. Set the rebar set reference pointpoint that Tekla Structures creates when the user creates a model object, the point being visualized as a handle

    The reference points follow the model object if it is moved. They are only deleted if the related model object is deleted.

    Reference points can be selected as snap points in a snap switch.

    to start, middle, or end by double-clicking the different legs or hooks in the preview of the shape.

    When you are placing the rebar set in the model, you can move the rebar set preview to a new location by dragging the reference point.

  7. Modify the other bar properties as needed.

    For example, you can use Layer order number to arrange bars to layers when two or more rebar sets overlap.

  8. On the Spacing tab, define the spacing properties of the rebar set.
  9. To place the rebar set in the model, move the mouse pointer over the edges and faces of a concrete structure.

    Depending on the concrete structure you want to reinforce, use a part view or a pour view.

    Tekla Structures highlights the cross sections and faces that you can select. For example:

  10. Select the cross section or face that you want to reinforce.

    If you have Multiple objects selected, click each cross section or face to select them. Click the middle mouse button to finish selecting.

    Tekla Structures shows a preview of the bar shape in the model, and the first and last bars in the rebar set in cyan.

  11. To move the rebar set to the desired location in the selected cross section or face, do any of the following:
    • Click a blue line segment to place the rebar set reference point on that line segment. For example:

      If needed, you can still change the reference point location in the Rebar shape placing tool dialog box by double-clicking the desired location in the preview.

    • Drag the magenta reference point handleto a new location on the blue line.
    • To turn the bar shape, clickon 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.

      .

  12. Click the middle mouse button to create the rebar set.

  13. If you have the Keep cross section check box selected, repeat steps 4–12 to create more rebar sets in the same cross section.
Tip:

If the Rebar shape placing tool dialog box is already open but the command is not active, click the Select cross section button to start creating rebar sets again.

Add and remove rebar shapes

You can modify the tree view in Rebar shape placing tool by adding frequently used bar shapes to the tree, or removing the bar shapes that you do not need.

  1. On the Concrete tab, click Rebar set > Rebar shape placing tool.

    The Rebar shape placing tool dialog box opens.

  2. Click Organize catalog.
  3. To create a new category folder, click.
  4. Drag and drop the selected shapes to the folder.

    If multiple shapes have the same shape code and you drag them to the categories, the shape codes get a suffix (1) , (2) , and so on. You can rename the shapes by clicking the name twice and entering a new name or suffix, for example, (a) , (b).

    When the shapes are listed in a report, they all get the same shape code.

  5. Change the name of the folder in a similar way, if needed.
  6. To remove a shape from a category, select the shape and click.
  7. Click OK.

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