The rebar crank 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 cranked laps for reinforcement in RCC structures
How to Locate
‘Rebar Crank’ plugin is available in 'Application and Component' after installation.
Click the icon ‘Rebar Crank' from 'Application and Component'. User has to pick the parent rebar or rebar groupgroup of reinforcing bars that are side by side and have identical properties, except the possible variation in bar lengths
and then the next rebar to which the crank lap is to be done.
Plug-in Dialog box
This plug-in dialog box contains following tabs.
Using this option the crank can be specified in the ratio 1: X
Using this option the crank distance can be specified
The lap length can be modified which is shown as “200” in the above picture
There are several options available to orient the cranked bars as shown in the picture below.
This plugin works for rebars and it is useful for cranked laps especially in columns or other parts where the size of the concrete member changes.