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Distribute bars in a rebar set

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

Software version: 
2019

Distribute bars in a rebar set

Distribute bars in a rebar set

Rebar sets may have zones with different spacing values between the bars. The spacing of the bars is measured along the rebar set guidelinedefinition of the distribution and direction of the reinforcing bars in rebar sets

The spacing of the reinforcing bars is measured along the rebar set guideline. The rebar set guideline can be a line, or a polyline that may have corner chamfers.

. You can modify the spacing settings in the spacing mode.

Note:

When you work with rebar sets, ensure that theDirect modification switch is active.

Switch to the spacing mode

To define the spacing of bars in a rebar set, switch to the spacing mode. When the spacing mode is active, you cannot modify the geometry of the rebar set guidelinedefinition of the distribution and direction of the reinforcing bars in rebar sets

The spacing of the reinforcing bars is measured along the rebar set guideline. The rebar set guideline can be a line, or a polyline that may have corner chamfers.

.

  1. Select a rebar set.
  2. On 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.

    , clickEdit spacing properties.
Tekla Structures shows the spacing zone dimensions in the model, and the spacing zone properties in the property panecontrol element in Tekla Structures user interface in the form of a side pane window

The property pane can be used to show and modify the properties of model objects.

, and on the contextual toolbar.

Add, move, and delete spacing zones

By default, there is always one spacing zone in each rebar set. You can add any number of spacing zones, and move and delete spacing zones.

To Do this
Add a spacing zone
  1. In the spacing mode, clickin the middle of a spacing zone on the rebar set guideline.

    Tekla Structures splits the spacing zone in two.

  2. To modify the spacing zone properties , select a spacing zone and modify its properties in the property pane or on the contextual toolbar.
Move, lengthen, or shorten a spacing zone
  1. In the spacing mode, drag a spacing zone handle to a new location.
Delete a spacing zone
  1. In the spacing mode, select a spacing zone in the model.
  2. Press Delete.

Modify the properties of a spacing zone

For each spacing zone within a rebar set, you can modify the length, number of spaces, and spacing value. You can also define offsets for the first and last spacing zone of a rebar set.

You can modify the spacing zone properties in the property pane or on the contextual toolbar.

On the contextual toolbar, the start offset is shown together with the first spacing zone, and the end offsetpart property that is used to move the ends of a part, relative to the part’s reference line

with the last spacing zone. If there is only one spacing zone in a rebar set, both the start and end offsets are shown.

  1. While in the spacing mode, select a spacing zone.
  2. Modify the properties in the property pane or on the contextual toolbar.
  3. If you used the property pane, click Modify to save the changes.

Add, move, and delete single bars

When you add, move, or delete single bars within a rebar set, it also affects the spacing zones.

  1. Select a rebar set.
  2. On the contextual toolbar, clickEdit spacing properties.

    The spacing mode is activated.

  3. On the contextual toolbar, clickEnable add/move/delete bars.

    Tekla Structures displays a line handle for each bar on the rebar set guideline.

  4. Do any of the following:
    • To add a bar between two existing bars, click.
    • To move a bar, select the line handle of the bar and drag it to a new location.

      You can also use the keyboard to enter a numeric location.

      To start with the negative sign (-), use the numeric keypad. To enter an absolute coordinate, first enter $, then the value. Press Enter to confirm.

      Note that you cannot move the bar more than the spacing value, beyond the adjacent bars.

    • To delete a bar, select the line handle of the bar and press Delete.

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