End detail modifier properties
Use the property pane or the contextual toolbar to view and modify the properties of the rebar set end detail modifiers. The file name extension of the property file is .rst_edm.
Select whether the end detail modifier attempts to follow the leg face edges that are located between the modifier end points.
Select how many bars can be modified in the same location:
|First affected bar||
Define which is the first bar to be modified, starting from the first end of the modifier.
Enter a positive number, or use the arrow buttons to change the number.
Select Hook or Cranking.
If you select the empty option, no hooks or cranks are created, but you can define length adjustments, end preparations, and user-defined attributes.
These properties are available when End type is Hook.
|Hook type||Shape of the hook.||
The rebar catalog (rebar_database.inp) contains the predefined minimum bending radius and minimum hook length for all standard hooks.
|Angle||Angle of a custom hook.|
|Radius||Internal bending radius of a standard hook or custom hook.|
|Length||Length of the straight part of a standard or custom hook.|
|Hook rotation||Rotation angle of a hook out of the bar plane. Use to create 3D bars.||
These properties are available when End type is Cranking.
(1) = Location of the end detail modifier
|Cranking type||Select No cranking, Standard cranking, or Custom cranking.
Use the No cranking option to override other end detail modifiers that create cranks.
With standard cranking, the crank dimensions are read from the rebar catalog (rebar_database.inp).
|Crank straight length||With custom cranking, enter the length of the
straight segment of the crank.
This is (2) in the image above.
|Cranked length||With custom cranking, select whether the length of the cranked segment
is defined in the diagonal (4) or horizontal (3)
Then select and enter the needed distance or a multiplier of the bar diameter.
|Cranked offset||With custom cranking, enter the offset distance of
the straight segment of the crank.
This is (5) in the image above.
The default value is 2 * actual bar diameter.
|Crank rotation||Defines to which angle the crank is rotated.|
Select whether and how the bar length is adjusted (extended or shortened).
|Length||Depending on the adjustment type, the length of the end offset or leg.
With end offset, enter a positive value to extend the bars, or a negative value to shorten the bars.
With leg length, enter a positive value to set the leg length.
|Align bar ends||When the lengths of straight bars are rounded and/or step tapered, select whether the
bar ends nearest to the end detail modifier are aligned or not.
If you select No, the rounding and step tapering happens at the tapered edge of the rebar set, and if both edges are tapered, at the edge that has a larger angle.
Select the end method of the bars. The options are:
Select the end method type. The options are:
|Product||Product name of the end detail. Can be shown in reports.|
|Code||Product code of the end detail. Can be shown in reports.|
|Thread type||Enter the type of the threading.|
|Threaded length||Length of the threading from the bar end.|
|Extra fabrication length||Additional length needed with some threading methods. Can be shown in reports, but does not affect the total length of the bar.|
Click the User-defined attributes button to open the user-defined attributes of the rebar set end detail modifiers. The file name extension of the user-defined attribute file is .rst_edm.more.