The circular panel reinforcement plug-incomponent that is developed using Tekla Open API
Plug-in is a .dll file and loaded inside Tekla Structures process.
Plug-ins can be started from the applications and components catalog.
allows user to create the reinforcement for circular walls/footings, straight walls/footings and circular panels. The plug-in automatically cut the rebar based on defined stock length and apply the normal lap or cranked lab based on the user choice. It considers openings automatically.
How to Locate
‘Circular Panel Reinforcement’ plugin is available in 'Application and Component' after installation.
Click the icon ‘Circular Panel Reinforcement’ from 'Application and Component'.
1) Select the concrete panel or wallplate that represents a structure such as a wall or roof panel
In Tekla Structures, a panel is created by picking two or more points.
2) Pick three points (clockwise only) on outer curved surface
Plug-in Dialog box
The rebar shapes has the following options
The first two options can be used for walls and the third one can be used for panels and footings
Crank Slope Ratio
The crank slope ratio can be defined as 1:x
The rebar stock length available can be given here which can be used to create the reinforcement in the plug-in
The options in lap types are normal and staggered.
The lap length required can be given as input here.
The offset in the above picture is the alternate lap distance
First Lap distance
The distance for the first lap
The above options are enabled only when this rebar shape is selected with the last option. These are usful for circular footings.
The bar shapes and lengths for the bottom and top bars can be selected from the options shown below. This is useful for footings.
The leg length can be controlled throught the following options
In case of custom hook the following fields can be filled to create the custom pattern
|Standard 90 degrees|
|Standard 135 degrees|
|Standard 180 degrees|
Creation method has the following options.
Equal distribution by number of reinforcing bars
Equal distribution by target spacing
Equal distribution by exact angle
The below picture shows how to position the bars with offsets
The inner surface reinforcement can be switched on and off using the yes/no option
Outer / Inner
This dialog can be used to define the reinforcement properties and for inner bars use other tab.
This macrosaved series of actions that includes instructions for a program
Macros are located in the applications and components catalog. They are recorded or created manually and stored as .cs file in a folder defined with the advanced option XS_MACRO_DIRECTORY.
Macros can, for example, be used for creating drawings or reports.
Macros are sometimes used to run an application.
is not only for curved members but it can be used for straight members also in such case the input three points should be in the same line.