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Column Reinforcement Connection

Last updated October 15, 2018 by Developer TIN Structures.developer.in@trimble.com

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Column Reinforcement Connection

Column Reinforcement Crank Connection extension creates crank between selected two 'Column Reinforcement' plugins by shorteningdeforming that decreases the modeled length of a part in a drawing by a value the user has entered

Shortening is used when the parts are manufactured shorter than modeled.

, extending and cranking the plugincomponent that is developed using Tekla Open API

Plugin is a .dll file and loaded inside Tekla Structures process.

Plugins can be started from the applications and components catalog.

created reinforcement.

How to Locate

Column Reinforcement Connection extension is available under the Applications & components cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

as shown below once the Column Reinforcement is installed.


Click the icon as shown in the above image. User has to pick bottom and top 'Column Reinforcement' plugins to crank the reinforcement.

Dialog box


Option Description
Crank type Top column reinforcement cranks with bottom column reinforcement.
Bottom column reinforcement cranks with top column reinforcement.
Define the distance between alternate crank.
Multiplier of bar diameter to difine the crank length.
Multiplier of bar diameter to difine the bar overlap distance.
H/4 Option to define the type of top bar edge distance to top column bottom end.

1/4 length of top column or absolute value given.

Absolute Define the top bar edge distance to top column bottom end base the above option selected.

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