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Polar Array

Last updated July 10, 2018 by Developer TIN Structures.developer.in@trimble.com

Software version: 
Not version-specific
Not environment-specific

Polar Array

This tool allow user to select any member(steel, concrete, rebar) and copy rotate in circular manner. 

How to Locate

Polar Arrayplugincomponent 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.

is available in 'Applicationpart of Tekla Structures functionality that is developed in order to extend the capability of Tekla Structures but that is not included in the Tekla Structures installation

and Component' after installation.


Click the icon ‘Polar Array’ from 'Application and Component'.

Input order

1. Select the rebar or multiple rebars which you want to copy rotate. Click middle mouse button to end the selection.
2. Pick three points on an arc to define the curve.



Plug-in Dialog box


Creation method 
This define the gapany space between two objects

The term gap is used in its general sense in Tekla Structures.

and it has has the following options.

Equal distribution by number of reinforcing bars
Equal distribution by target spacing
Equal distribution by exact angle

The number of rebars control is available in the first case where the number of rebars for copy and rotate can be specified, spacing is available in the second one where the spacing can be specified and finally angle is available where you can specify the angle between the rebars.

Fill by
This define the range to fill the rebars and has the following options.

Range by picked points.
Full circle

Additional Information

This plug-in works for steel, concrete and rebars except Bolts.


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