Stirrups around four bars extension is creates stirrups bars for selected four bars and above the selected existing stirrup bars group.
How to locate
Stirrups around four bars 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 'Reinforcement stirrups' is installed.
Click the icon as shown in the above image. User has to pick four main bars (single bars) and one existing stirrup bar group.
Use the Parameters tab to control the stirrups arrangement and bar offsets.
|Stirrup type||Creates the stirrups with same offset at all four corners by default. This arrancement can be user for corner bars.|
|Creates the stirrups with additional horizontal offset to maintain the cover with horizontal faces.|
|Creates the stirrups with additional vertical offset to maintain the cover with vetical faces.|
|Offset type||Auto : the on plane, start and end offsets are calculated automatically.|
|User defined: on plane, start and end offsets are taken from following parameters.|
|On plane||Define the distances from the part surfaces to the bar on the same plane as the bar.|
|Start||Define the leg length at the first end of the bar.|
|End||Define the leg length at the second end of the bar.|
|Prefix||Define a prefix for the stirrup bars position number|
|Start No.||Define a start number for the stirrup bars position number.|
|Name||Define a name for the stirrup bars.
Tekla Structures uses the name in drawing and reports.
|Size||Define the diameter of the stirrup bars.|
|Grade||Define the strength of the steel used in the stirrup bars.|
|Bending radius||Define the bending radius of the stirrup bars.|
|Class||Define the class of stirrup bars. For example, you can display reinforcement of different classes in different colors.|
|Shape||Defined start and end hook shape of the stirrup bars.|
|Angle||Define start and end custom hook angle of the stirrup bars.|
|Radius||Define custom hook bending radius of the stirrup bars.|
|Length||Define custom hook start and end straight part of the stirrup bars.|