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Group reinforcement

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

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Group reinforcement

Group reinforcement

You can group single reinforcing bars and 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. Only reinforcement where each reinforcing bar is in one plane can be grouped. All groups are created with exact spacings. Single reinforcing bars need to have the same bending shape.


You cannot create circular or curved reinforcing bar groups by grouping.

  1. On the Concrete tab, click Rebar and select Group.

  2. Select all the reinforcing bars or reinforcing bar groups that you want to group.
  3. Click the middle mouse button.
  4. Select one reinforcing bar or reinforcing bar groupgroup of reinforcing bars that are side by side and have identical properties, except the possible variation in bar lengths

    to copy the properties from.

    The new group gets the same properties as the selected reinforcing bar.


    The reinforcing bar or reinforcing bar group that you copy the properties from is also added to the group. This means, for example, that you cannot copy properties from a separate reinforcing bar group which you do not want to include in your new reinforcing bar group.

    Before grouping After grouping

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