Reinforcement shape recognition

Last updated September 10, 2019 by Tekla User Assistance

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Reinforcement shape recognition

Reinforcement shape recognition

Tekla Structures recognizes different 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.

bending shapes and assigns shape codes to them. Tekla Structures then uses the shape and dimension information in bending schedules, pull-outsmall graphic in a reinforcement mark, table, or report template that shows the shape and dimensions of a reinforcing bar

pictures, templates and reports.

Tekla Structures includes two methods for shape recognition.

User-defined bending shape definitions.

These definitions are created with Rebar shape manager and saved in the RebarShapeRules.xml file.

The file is located in ..\ProgramData\Trimble\Tekla Structures\<version>\environments\<environment>\system folder.

Tekla Structures internal, hard-coded bending type definitions.

These internal bending types of reinforcing bars are mapped to area-specific reinforcing bar bending type codes in the rebar_schedule_config.inp file.

The file is located in ..\ProgramData\Trimble\Tekla Structures\<version>\environments\common\system folder.

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