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

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Category : Model View

Use for defining whether dimensions and dimension lines are displayed when you select a 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.

, bar group, or rebar set.

When this advanced option is set to TRUE (default), Tekla Structures displays the leg dimensions, total bar length (Σ), and dimension lines. For bar groups, including rebar sets, the dimensions of the first bar and the last bar are displayed. If you select individual bars in rebar sets, the dimensions of all the selected rebar set bars are displayed. Dimensions are not displayed for curved or circular bars, or for hooks.

For single reinforcing bars and bar groups, these dimensions are only displayed when direct modification is switched off. When direct modificationfunction that activates the mode where the model objects can be modified by using handles

Direct modification enables additional handles and modification options.

is switched on, these dimensions are always hidden, and the direct modification dimensions are shown instead. This makes it easier to know which dimensions can be edited.

Dimensions and dimension lines are displayed when you select a single object, or when you select multiple objects by picking them. The dimensions are not displayed if a command is running, or if you select multiple objects with area selectionmethod of selecting objects that are included in a certain rectangular area of a model

In addition to the selected area, selection switches and selection filters control which object types are selected.


When this advanced option is set to FALSE , the dimensions and dimension lines are not displayed.

This advanced option is user specific and the setting is saved in options.bin under user folder.


To quickly switch between the values TRUE and FALSE , go the Concrete tab on the ribbon and click Rebar display options > Rebar dimension visibility , or use the keyboard shortcut Alt+6.

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