Work with definitions in the rebar catalog

Last updated March 10, 2020 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

Software version: 
2020

Work with definitions in the rebar catalog

Work with definitions in the rebar catalog

You can add, copy, modify, and delete rebar definitions in the rebar catalogcatalog that displays reinforcing bar types with a predefined bending radius and hook dimensions

.

To use the newly added or modified rebar definitions in the model, reopen the model.

Add a new rebar definition

You can add new definitions to the rebar cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

by defining the bar properties from scratch.

  1. On the File menu, click Catalogs > Rebar catalog to open the Rebar catalog dialog box.
  2. Click New bar.
  3. In the New bar dialog box, enter the bar properties.

    If a property is shown in red, it is missing a value or has a value that is not valid. For example, Grade and Size must have a value.

  4. Click Add.
  5. Click Save to save the changes to the rebar catalog.

Add a new rebar definition by copying

You can add new definitions to the rebar catalog by copying an existing definition and then modifying it.

  1. On the File menu, click Catalogs > Rebar catalog to open the Rebar catalog dialog box.
  2. Browse for and select the definition that you want to copy.
  3. Click Copy.

    Alternatively, you can right-click and select Copy.

  4. In the Copy dialog box, enter or modify the bar properties.

    Modify the property values that are shown in red so that the new definition is not a duplicate of the original definition.

  5. Click Add.
  6. Click Save to save the changes to the rebar catalog.

Select rebar definitions

You can use the following methods when you select rebar definitions in the Rebar catalog dialog box.

Selecting different sets of definitions is useful when you want to export or add tags to certain definitions, or otherwise modify a sub-set of definitions.

  • Use the following commands on the catalog ribbon:

    • Click Select all to select all the definitions in the currently visible group.

      Alternatively, you can select one definition and then press Ctrl+A.

    • Click Select none to clear the current selection.

    • Click Invert selection to select the currently unselected definitions and to deselect the currently selected definitions.

  • To select several consecutive definitions, select the first definition, then hold down Shift and select the last definition.

  • To select several non-consecutive definitions, select the first definition, then hold down Ctrl and select the other definitions.

Modify a rebar definition

  1. On the File menu, click Catalogs > Rebar catalog to open the Rebar catalog dialog box.
  2. Browse for and select the definition that you want to modify.

    To modify several definitions, hold down Ctrl or Shift when you select.

  3. In the property area on the right side of the Rebar catalog dialog box, modify the bar properties.

    For example, you can select whether the bar is a main bar, or a tie or stirrup. You may also want to add tags to the bar.

    If a property is shown in red, it is missing a value or has a value that is not valid. For example, Grade and Size must have a value.

  4. Click Save to save the changes to the rebar catalog.

Delete rebar definitions

  1. On the File menu, click Catalogs > Rebar catalog to open the Rebar catalog dialog box.
  2. Select one or more rebar definitions.
  3. Right-click and select Delete.
  4. Click Yes to confirm the deletion.
  5. Click Save to save the changes to the rebar catalog.

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