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Identical reinforcement

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

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Identical reinforcement

Identical reinforcement

Tekla Structures treats reinforcing bars as identical, and gives them the same number, if the following properties are the same:

  • Bar geometry

  • Numbering seriesset of identifiers defined by the user, based on which Tekla Structures compares parts, assemblies, cast units, or reinforcement with each other during the numbering and gives position numbers

    Numbering series is defined by a prefix and a start number.

    The user can, for example, allocate separate numbering series to different phases or part types.

  • Size

  • Grade

  • Bending radius

Classpart property that groups parts according to identifiers given by the user

The identifiers of classes are usually numbers. Classes can be used for defining the color of parts in the model, for example. Class does not influence the numbering of model objects.

does not affect numberingprocess of assigning position numbers to parts, cast units, assemblies, or reinforcement

In Tekla Structures, the position numbers assigned in the numbering are shown in marks and templates, for example.

. Tekla Structures gives the same number to identical reinforcing bars that belong to different classes.

The modeling direction of tapered 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 affects numbering. This means that identical bar groups with different modeling directions receive different numbers.

The bar length rounding, step tapering, and some other rebar set settings affect bar geometry and thus the numbering of rebar set bars. The rounding settings that are defined in the rebar_config.inp file for drawings and reports do not affect numbering.

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by Giorgio De Lorenzi

Maybe it's better to add a note that the parameters of "rebar_config.inp" effects only on rebar schedule but not on numbering (for which there is a tolerance for dimensions of reinforcement in "numbering settings")

by Anu from Tekla User Assistance

Thank you for your comment. We'll update the topic.