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Define automatic reinforcement and reinforcement mesh properties

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

Software version: 
2019

Define automatic reinforcement and reinforcement mesh properties

Define automatic reinforcement and reinforcement mesh properties

You can define what is shown in reinforcing bars and meshes and how they are shown in cast unit and general arrangement drawings. You can also do this for neighbor reinforcement.

  1. On the Drawings & reports tab, click Drawing properties and select the drawing type.
  2. Load drawing properties that are as close to the ones you need as possible.
  3. Single-part, assembly and cast unit drawings: Click View creation in the options tree on the left, select the view and the properties that you want to change, and click View properties.
  4. Click Reinforcement (or Neighbor reinforcement ).
  5. On the Bar content tab, set the bar representationthe way that the information included in a model is represented visually

    , bar end symbols, and the visibility of bars and lines.
  6. On the Bar appearance tab, select the color and type of the visible lines and hidden lines.
  7. On the Mesh content tab, set the 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.

    representation, mesh symbols, and the visibility of meshes, wires, bars and lines.
  8. On the Mesh appearance tab, select the color and type of the visible lines and hidden lines.
  9. General arrangement drawings: Click OK.
  10. Click Reinforcement mark (or Neighbor reinforcement mark ), add the elements that you want to have in the mark and adjust the mark appearance.
  11. Single-part, assembly and cast unit drawings: Click Save to save the view properties. Then click Close to return to drawing properties.
  12. General arrangement drawings: Click OK.
  13. Click Save to save the drawing properties, then click OK and create the drawing.
Tip:

The representation of reinforcing bars that point away from the drawing can be changed. You can customize 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.

bent symbols (cross, circle, filled circle) by editing the symbol filefile that contains symbols

The symbol file in use can be changed in the symbol files dialog box.

bent.sym , which in the default environmentTekla Structures environment that contains basic example settings that are not related to any standards specific to a country or a region

is located in the folder ..\ProgramData\Trimble\Tekla Structures\<version>\\environments\common\symbols. Or, you can create a new symbol file in the same folder, for example, my_new_symbols.sym , and take it into use in the rebar_config.inp by entering the following string in the file: BentSymbolFile=my_new_symbols.sym

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