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Rebar shape manager in reinforcement shape recognition

Last updated September 10, 2019 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

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Rebar shape manager in reinforcement shape recognition

Rebar shape manager in reinforcement shape recognition

You can define your own bar bending shapes and assign shape codes with Rebar shape manager , and thus increase the amount of recognized bar shapes. User-defined bending shapes are useful when Tekla Structures does not recognize the bending shape and assigns the UNKNOWN bending type to the shape.

Rebar shape manager is meant for users who need to customize the bending shapes according to company or project requirements.

With Rebar shape manager you can:

  • Customize the existing bending shapes and create new bending shapes.
  • Establish your own rules for defining the bending shapes.
  • Customize your own dimension mappings that are used in templates and reports.
  • Import and export user-defined bending shapes.
  • Use user-defined bending shapes in bending schedules and pull-outsmall graphic in a reinforcement mark, table, or report template that shows the shape and dimensions of a reinforcing bar


Rebar shape manager is a tool for recognizing 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.

shapes. You cannot control the reinforcing bar creation properties, such as cover thickness, reinforcing bar grade, or size, with this tool.

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