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Create a template for bending schedules or pull-out pictures

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

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Create a template for bending schedules or pull-out pictures

Create a template for bending schedules or pull-out pictures

You can use Template Editortool in Tekla Structures that is used for creating and modifying templates to be used in drawings and reports

for creating bending schedules or pull-outs pictures on reinforcement bars and bent meshes, and control the type of information that is shown in the bending schedules.

  1. On the File menu, click Editors > Template Editor.
  2. Click File > New .
  3. Select Graphical template and click OK.
  4. Click Insert > Component > Row to add a new row.
  5. Select REBAR or MESH as the content typedetermination of which template attributes can be used in the template object value fields for a template component row

    Content types are mainly based on object types.

    for the row.
  6. Add value fields to get the required data from your Tekla Structures database.

    1. Click Insert > Value field .
    2. Click a point to define the location of the field within the row.

      The Select Attribute dialog box appears prompting you to select an attribute for the value field.

    3. Select an attribute and click OK.
    4. Repeat steps a–c for each value field.
  7. Insert a graphical field to your REBAR or MESH content type row.
    1. Click Insert > Graphical Field...
    2. Click and drag with the mouse to draw a frame.
  8. Double-click the graphical field to open the Graphical Field Properties dialog box.
  9. Click Free attributes and go to the User tab.
  10. Add the required bending diagram attributes.

    For a list of attributes and values that can be used for bending schedules in templates, see Bending schedule attributes.

  11. Save the template.


Autoscaling pull-outsmall graphic in a reinforcement mark, table, or report template that shows the shape and dimensions of a reinforcing bar


There is a free attribute available for the PULLOUT attribute in graphical templates that you can use to define the scale type. If you set the free attribute ScaleType to 1 on the User tab in the Free attributes dialog box, the pull-out pictures will be scaled to fit the available space in both X and Y dimensions. As a result, the shape becomes out of proportion, but small segments can be seen more easily.

A bending shape may look like this if you do not define the free attribute ScaleType :

The same bending shape that uses the free attribute ScaleType with value 1.

Change the appearance of the pull-out pictures

Tekla Structures uses the settings in the rebar_config.inp file in the system folderfolder that is used for storing files that define default settings

defined by the advanced option XS_SYSTEM to define the appearance of the pull-out pictures. You can change the colors, lines, and dimension unit, format, and precision used in pull-out pictures, for example. For a list of settings and values in rebar_config.inp , see Reinforcement settings for drawings (rebar_config.inp)

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