Drawing settings

Tekla Structural Designer
2021
Tekla Structural Designer

Drawing settings

The Drawings page and its sub pages allow you to adjust different drawing settings applied to:

  • the current project - when accessed from Settings on the Draw ribbon tab.
  • new projects - when accessed from Settings on the Home ribbon tab.

Export preferences

Note: The Export Preferences subpage is only available when drawing settings are accessed from the Home ribbon tab.
Setting Description

Drawing Variant list

Allows you to select the drawing category whose export preferences you want to modify.

Minimum Text Block Spacing

Allows you to define a minimum value between independent drawing blocks.

Note:

If the value is too great, text labels can end up far from the objects to which they refer.

Available Scales list

Displays the existing drawing scales.

Note:

You can add user-defined scales in the list by typing the scale in the Scale field and clicking the Add button, or delete them by selecting the scale and clicking the Remove button.

Scale

Allows you to create a user-defined drawing scale by typing it in the field.

Name

Allows you to specify a name for a user-defined drawing scale.

Layer configurations

Setting Description

Drawing Variant list

Allows you to select the drawing category whose layer configurations you want to modify.

Note:

Use the subpages of the Layer Configurations subpage to modify the required drawing type.

Available Configurations list

Displays the available layer configurations and allows you to select or modify them. You can use the following buttons to modify the available layer configurations:
  • Add: creates an empty layer configuration that you can modify in the Active Configuration section.
  • Add copy...: allows you to copy a drawing item to create a new layer configuration.
  • Remove: deletes the selected layer configuration.

Active Configuration

Displays the name and layers in the selected layer configuration.

Name

Displays and allows you to modify the name of the selected layer configuration.

Layers list

Displays and allows you to select or clear the layers that are included in the selected layer configuration.

Tip:

If you access the drawing settings from the Draw tab and modify them, consider saving the changes to a settings set, so that you can use them in later projects as well.

Layer styles

Setting Description

Drawing Variant list

Allows you to select the drawing category whose layer styles you want to modify.

Note:

Use the subpages of the Layer Styles subpage to modify the required drawing type.

Available Styles list

Displays the available layer styles and allows you to select or modify them. You can use the following buttons to modify the available layer styles:
  • Add: creates an empty layer style that you can modify in the Active Style section.
  • Add copy...: allows you to copy a drawing item to create a new layer style.
  • Remove: deletes the selected layer style.

Active Style

Displays the name and layers in the selected layer style.

Name

Displays and allows you to modify the name of the selected layer style.

Apply to All... This button opens a dialog for rapidly applying a single color, report color, line type, font, or font size to all layers in the active layer style.

Layers list

Displays and allows you modify the appearance of layers that are included in the active layer style.

Description The layer description is fixed and can't be changed.
Name The layer name as it will appear in the drawing can be edited if required.
Is Merged,

Merged with

By checking the box you are able to merge two or more layers together. All objects in the merged layer are drawn in the Merged with layer, adopting its line type, font and font size.
Color The colors specified here are used for the different layers in the dxf drawing output
Report Color Member Reports have the facility to include a member drawing along with the calculations and diagrams etc. When a member report is printed the drawings adopt the report colors that have been specified here.
Line Type Different line types can be specified for the different drawing layers as required.
Font Different fonts can be specified for the different drawing layers as required.
Font Size Different font sizes can be specified for the different drawing layers as required.

Planar drawing options

. . . . General (all drawing variants)

Setting Description

Hatching

Allows you to select how columns and walls are hatched in planar drawings. You can select or clear the following options:
  • Show columns and walls above the level as hatched: The columns and walls that continue above the current level are hatched.
  • Show transfer columns and walls as cross hatched: Transfer columns and walls are cross hatched.

Force and Moment Values

Note: Applies to the following drawing variants:
  • Foundation Reactions
  • Beam End Forces
  • Column Splice Loads
Allows you to select which force and moment values are displayed in planar drawings. The options are:
  • Strength factors: Displays the strength factors in planar drawings.
  • Service factors: Displays the service factors in planar drawings.

Additionally factor by allows you to specify a value by which the strength or service factors are factored in the selected drawing category.

Moment Values

Note: Applies to the following drawing variants:
  • Foundation Reactions
  • Beam End Forces
  • Column Splice Loads
Allows you to select which moment values are displayed in planar drawings. The options are:
  • None: Does not display any moment values.
  • Only greater than: Moment values are only displayed if their value is greater than the value specified here.
  • All: Displays all moment values, even if zero.

Shear Force Values

Note: Foundation Reactions drawing variant only.
Allows you to select which shear values are displayed in Foundation Reactions drawings. The options are:
  • None: Does not display any shear values.
  • Only greater than: Shear values are only displayed if their value is greater than the value specified here.
  • All: Displays all shear values, even if zero.

Axial Force Values

Note: Beam End Forces drawing variant only.
Allows you to select which axial force values are displayed in planar drawings. The options are:
  • None: Does not display any axial force values.
  • Only greater than: Axial force values are only displayed if their value is greater than the value specified here.
  • All: Displays all axial force values, even if zero.

Display End Forces for

Note: Beam End Forces drawing variant only.

Allows you to select the members for which end forces are displayed.

Enveloped Reaction Values

Note: Beam End Forces drawing variant only.

Include coincident forces: when this option is selected, further options are presented allowing you to choose the max/min values and coincident forces to display when the beam end forces drawing is created for a loading envelope.

. . . . Beams (all drawing variants)

Setting Description

Grouped Beam Labelling

Allow you to modify the labeling of beams when the beams have been designed using groups. You can select or clear the following options:
  • Use detail group name: Select the option to use the detail group name in the beam label, or clear the option to use the design group name in the beam label.
  • Include the beam name: Select the option to include the beam name in the beam label for grouped beams.

Concrete Beam Labelling Position

Allows you to set the position of the beam label in relation to the beam in planar drawings. The options are:
  • Above
  • Inside
  • Below

Beam Mark Position

Allows you to adjust the appearance and position of the beam mark in relation to the brace in planar drawings. To display beam marks, select Show beam mark. The position options are:
  • Above
  • Below

Beam Attributes Position

Allows you to adjust the appearance and position of beam attributes in relation to the beam in planar drawings. To display beam attributes, select Show beam attributes. The position options are:
  • Above
  • Below

Beam Attributes

Allows you to select which beam attributes are displayed in planar drawings and how they are displayed. You can select or clear the following options:
  • Show beam size in parentheses: Places brackets around the beam size in the beam label.
  • Grade: Displays the beam grade in planar drawings.
  • Camber: Displays the camber in steel beams. To modify the camber prefix, type the desired value in the Camber prefix field.
  • Composite properties: Displays composite beam properties. To change the separators inside which the number of studs is displayed, select the desired the Stud separator list.
  • Transverse reinforcement: Displays transverse reinforcement in planar drawings.

. . . . Braces (all drawing variants)

Setting Description

Brace Mark Position

Allows you to adjust the appearance and position of the brace mark in relation to the brace in planar drawings. To display brace marks, select Show brace mark. The position options are:
  • Above
  • Below

Brace Attributes Position

Allows you to adjust the appearance and position of brace attributes in relation to the brace in planar drawings. To display brace attributes, select Show brace attributes. The position options are:
  • Above
  • Below

Brace Attributes

Allows you to select whether brace grades are displayed in planar drawings.

. . . . Columns (all drawing variants)

Setting Description

Grouped Column Labelling

Allow you to modify the labeling of columns when the columns have been designed using groups. You can select or clear the following options:
  • Use detail group name: Select the option to use the detail group name in the column label, or clear the option to use the design group name in the label.
  • Include the column name: Select the option to include the column name in the column label for grouped columns.

Column Mark Position

Allows you to adjust the appearance and position of the column mark in relation to the brace in planar drawings. To display column marks, select Show column mark. The position options are:
  • Above
  • Below

Column Attributes Position

Allows you to adjust the appearance and position of the column attribute in relation to the brace in planar drawings. To display column attributes, select Show column attributes. The position options are:
  • For position in elevation:
    • Above
    • Below
  • For position in cross-section:
    • To the right of the mark
    • Below the mark

Column Attributes

Allows you to select which column attributes are displayed in planar drawings and how they are displayed. You can select or clear the following options:
  • Show column size in parentheses: Places brackets around the column size in the column label.
  • Grade: Displays the column grade in planar drawings.

2x scale for steel columns

Allows you to double the scale of steel columns to simplify viewing the columns and their orientation.

. . . . Walls (all drawing variants)

Setting Description

Wall Labelling position

Allows you to set the position of the wall label in relation to the wall in planar drawings. The options are:
  • Above
  • Inside
  • Below

Show wall size in parentheses

Allows you to select whether brackets are placed around the wall size in the wall label.

Wall Reactions

Allows you to select whether or not to include distributed vertical reaction values of walls in the foundation reactions planar drawing. These are available in two different formats:

  • Show distributed wall reactions table: a table with the distributed wall reaction end values is included in the drawing,
  • Show vertical reaction values: values are added for each wall in the planar drawing,
    • Distributed (Maximum): Maximum absolute values of the vertical distributed reaction retaining sign,
    • Distributed (Average): Average value of the vertical distributed reaction along the length of the bottom analytical chord of the wall,
    • Distributed (Extremes): Extreme values at each end of the wall bottom analytical chord,
    • Total: Single integrated total vertical reaction of the wall.

. . . . Slabs/Mats (all drawing variants)

Setting Description

Panel Labelling

Allows you to select which panel properties are included in panel labels and how panel labels are displayed in planar drawings.

You can select or clear the following options:
  • Include panel reference: Allows you to include the panel reference in the panel label.
  • Include panel thickness: Allows you to include the panel thickness in the panel label.
  • Include surface offset (if non-zero): Allows you to include any surface offset that has been applied to the panel in the panel label.
  • Include border around label: Allows you to add a border around the label.
  • Align label to panel reinforcement: Allows you to select how the panel label is aligned to the panel span direction. Select the option to achieve the result displayed on the left, and clear the option to achieve the result displayed on the right.

Include panel span direction symbol

Allows you to select whether a direction symbol is displayed in the slab or mat geometry.

. . . . Loads (Loading Plan drawing variant only)

Setting Description

Display size

Allows you to adjust the width and height of line, udl, and vdl loads and the size of point loads in planar drawings. The different options that you can adjust are:
  • Width of line/UDL/VDL loads on plan: Line, UDL, and VDL loads are drawn as hatched rectangles of fixed width when drawn in plan. The option allows you to adjust the width of the hatched rectangle.
  • Height of line/UDL/VDL loads on plan: Line, UDL, and VDL loads are drawn as hatched rectangles of fixed width when drawn in plan. The option allows you to adjust the height of the hatched rectangle.
  • Point load marker size: Allows you to adjust the size of point loads in planar drawings.

Show dimensions for panel loads

Allows you to include the dimensions of panel loads in planar drawings.

Include dimensions to reference points

Allows you to include the dimensions from panel loads to their reference points in planar drawings.

Show dimensions for member loads

Allows you to include the dimensions of member loads in planar drawings.

Member detail options

. . . . Beam Detail

Setting Description

Content subpage

Grouped Beams tab

Show number of beams in group

If the beams in the model have been arranged into detailing groups, selecting the option causes the detailing number to be used as the member label instead of the beam reference.

If detailing groups have not been used, the beam reference is always used as the member label.

Levels tab

Show span levels

Allows you to display the span levels on the elevation.

Cross-sections tab

Spans list

Allows you to select which cross-sections to display. You can decide to display no cross-sections, only the cross-sections for first spans of multi-span beams, or all spans.

Positions list

If cross-sections are displayed, the list allows you to select where they are positioned. You can decide to only position cross-sections for spans, for supports, or for supports and spans.

Bar annotation list

Allows you to select the cross-section annotation. The options are:
  • None
  • Standard
  • IStructE

Display bar marks

If the cross-section annotation is set to Standard or IStructE, you can select the option to display bar marks in cross-section labels.

Show slab lines in section

Select the option to display slab lines in sections, as shown in the first image:

Clear the option to not display slab lines in sections, as shown in the second image:

Bar Labels tab

Show bar marks in elevation

Select the option to include bar marks in the bar labels on the elevation. Bar marks will also be displayed on the cross-sections, provided that the Display bar marks option is also checked.

Clear the option to not display bar marks on cross-sections irrespective of the Display bar marks option.

Show steel bar layer information

Allows you to display steel bar layer information (B1, B2, T1, T2, and so on).

Dimensions tab

Laps list

Allows you to select whether existing laps are dimensioned, not dimensioned, or the dimension is replaced by a standard label (TL).

Anchorage lengths list

Allows you to select whether any required anchorage lengths are dimensioned, not dimensioned, or the dimension is replaced by a standard label (AL).

Axes list

Allows you to select whether axes are not displayed, are displayed above the beam with dimensions, or are displayed below the beam with dimensions.

Additional bottom span bar positioning dimensions

Allows you to dimension any existing optional second span bars from the face of the support.

Support region length

If different stirrup regions have been used along a beam span, the option allows you to dimension the length of the support regions on the elevation.

First and last stirrups

Allows you to add dimensions from the face of the supports to the first and last stirrups.

Support columns and clear spans

Allows you to add dimensions showing the width of each supporting column and the clear beam span between supports.

Beam section

Allows you to dimension the beam depth and width on the cross-section.

Slabs in beam sections

Allows you to dimension the slab depth on the cross-section.

Quantities tab

Show reinforcement quantities table

Allows you to include reinforcement quantity tables in beam detail drawings.

Style subpage

Beam Labels tab

Print beam labels below the detail

Allows you to display the beam label centrally below each span. Clear the option to position the label immediately above each span.

Underline beam labels

Allows you to to underline the beam label on the elevation.

Label every span of multi-span beams

Allows you to display a label for each span in multi-span beams.

Cross-sections tab

Section label style list

Allows you to select the label naming style that is applied to cross-sections.

Restart section labels in each beam line

Allows you to restart the section labels for each line when multiple beam lines are displayed on the same drawing sheet.

Add beam name label as prefix to section labels

Allows you to prefix each section label with the beam name.

Place cross-sections underneath the elevation

Allows you to to position cross-sections under the elevation.

Longitudinal Bars tab

Draw bobs as shifted

Allows you to apply a slight offset to bobbed bars in drawings, so that the bobbed bars do not overlap each other in drawings an therefore, the drawings are easier to read.

Display only a single side bar in detail

Allows you to draw only a single side bar is drawn full length when multiple side bars are required in each face. Clear the option to draw all side bars full length.

Stirrups tab

Draw stirrup labels in line

Allows you to display stirrup labels in line on the elevation, as shown in the first image:

Clear the option to display stirrup labels above the line, as shown in the second image:

Print stirrup labels inside beam

Allows you to display the stirrup labels inside the beam. Clear the option to display the stirrup labels below the beam.

Stirrup label distance from bottom edge [n] % of the beam depth

Allows you to control the vertical position of stirrup labels that are positioned inside the beam.

Dimensions tab

Lap and anchorage rounding increment

Allows you to control the rounding increment of lap and anchorage dimensions.

. . . . Column Detail

Setting Description

Content subpage

Grouped Columns tab

Show number of columns in group

Allows you to display the number of columns in a column group.

Levels tab

Show levels

Allows you to label the construction levels.

Cross-sections tab

Show cross-sections

Allows you to display cross-sections through each stack.

Bar annotation list

Allows you to select the cross-section annotation. The options are:
  • None
  • Standard
  • IStructE

Display bar marks

If the cross-section annotation is set to Standard or IStructE, you can select the option to display bar marks in cross-section labels.

Bar Labels tab

Show bar marks in elevation

Select the option to include bar marks in the bar labels on the elevation. Bar marks will also be displayed on the cross-sections, provided that the Display bar marks option is also checked.

Clear the option to not display bar marks on cross-sections irrespective of the Display bar marks option.

Dimensions tab

Laps list

Allows you to select whether existing laps are dimensioned, not dimensioned, or the dimension is replaced by a standard label (TL or CL).

Support region length

Allows you to dimension the support regions on the elevation.

Levels

Allows you to add dimensions between levels.

Grid line offsets

Allows you to add dimensions from the grid to the column face on the elevation.

Connecting elements and clear heights

Allows you to add dimensions connecting elements and clear heights.

Column section

Allows you to add column dimensions to the column section.

Quantities tab

Show reinforcement quantities table

Allows you to include reinforcement quantity tables in column detail drawings.

Style subpage

Column Labels tab

Underline column labels

Allows you to to underline the column label on the elevation.

Cross-sections tab

Section label style list

Allows you to select the label naming style that is applied to cross-sections.

Restart section labels in each column line

Allows you to restart the section labels for each line when multiple column lines are displayed on the same drawing sheet.

Add column name label as prefix to section labels

Allows you to prefix each section label with the column name.

Ties tab

Draw tie labels in line

Allows you to display tie labels in line on the elevation, as shown in the image on the left. Clear the option to display tie labels above the line, as shown in the image on the right.

Dimensions tab

Lap dimension rounding increment

Allows you to control the rounding increment of lap dimensions.

. . . . Wall Detail

Setting Description

Content subpage

Levels tab

Show levels

Allows you to label the construction levels.

Cross-sections tab

Show cross-sections

Allows you to display cross-sections through each stack.

Bar annotation list

Allows you to select the cross-section annotation. The options are:
  • None
  • Standard
  • IStructE

Display bar marks

If the cross-section annotation is set to Standard or IStructE, you can select the option to display bar marks in cross-section labels.

Bar Labels tab

Show bar marks in elevation

Select the option to include bar marks in the bar labels on the elevation. Bar marks will also be displayed on the cross-sections, provided that the Display bar marks option is also checked.

Clear the option to not display bar marks on cross-sections irrespective of the Display bar marks option.

Dimensions tab

Laps list

Allows you to select whether existing laps are dimensioned, not dimensioned, or the dimension is replaced by a standard label (TL or CL).

Support region length

Allows you to dimension the support regions on the elevation.

Levels

Allows you to add dimensions between levels.

Grid line offsets

Allows you to add dimensions from the grid to the column face on the elevation.

Wall section

Allows you to add wall dimensions to the wall section.

Quantities tab

Show reinforcement quantities table

Allows you to include reinforcement quantity tables in wall detail drawings.

Style subpage

Wall Labels tab

Underline wall labels

Allows you to underline the wall label on the elevation.

Cross-sections tab

Section label style list

Allows you to select the label naming style that is applied to cross-sections.

Add wall name label as prefix to section labels

Allows you to prefix each section label with the wall name.

Don't label typical panel bars

Allows you to not label typical bars in cross-sections. Clear the option to label every bar in cross-sections.

Horizontal Bars and Ties tab

Draw labels in line

Allows you to display tie labels in line on the elevation, as shown in the image on the left. Clear the option to display tie labels above the line, as shown in the image on the right.

Label bars inside panel

Allows you to label bars inside the wall panel.

Dimensions tab

Lap dimension rounding increment

Allows you to control the rounding increment of lap dimensions.

Member schedule options

. . . . General

Setting Description
Note: The settings that you see on the General tab depend on which drawing category subpage you have selected in the left side pane.

Item list

Allows you to select an item to view the text label that will applied to it in the concrete beam schedule drawing.

Text

Allows you to modify the text displayed in the beam schedule for the item selected in the Item list.

Size Column Format

Allows you to select whether to display the width of the beam or its height first in the size column.

Use single column for size

Allows you to display both the width and height in a single column.

Use single column for bottom bars

Allows you to display the bottom bars in a single column

Omit top middle bars column

Allows you to omit the top middle bars from the schedule drawing.

Use single column for stirrups

Allows you to display the stirrups in a single column.

Show design group name

Allows you to display only the design group name in the mark column.

Show grouped column number

Allows you to display column groups.

Include starter bars

Allows you to include starter bars in member schedule drawings.

Show reinforcement quantities table

Allows you to include reinforcement quantity tables in member schedule drawings.

Bar annotation list

Allows you to select the cross-section annotation. The options are:
  • Standard
  • IStructE

Display bar marks

Allows you to display bar marks in cross-section labels.

Show outline of stack below

Allows you to display the outline of the column stack below.

Dimension column section

Allows you to add column dimensions to the column section.

Dimension levels

Allows you to add dimensions between levels.

Show outline of panel below

Allows you to display the outline of the wall panel below.

Dimension wall section

Allows you to add wall dimensions to the wall section.

. . . . Bar Key

Setting Description

Reference column

Lists every reference that can potentially appear in the bar bending details table in concrete beam schedule drawings.

Tip:

Hover the mouse pointer over a reference to see the bar and its associated note.

Allows you to use a custom name for the selected reference.

Allows you to specify the custom name that replaces the original reference in the bar bending details table if the

Slab and mat layout options

. . . . General

Setting Description

Layout subpage

General tab

Show columns and walls above the level as hatched

Allows you to hatch columns and walls that continue above the current level.

Show transfer columns and walls as cross hatched

Allows you to cross-hatch transfer columns and walls.

. . . . Beams

Setting Description

Use detail group name

Allows you to use the detail group name in the beam label.

Clear the option to use the design group name in the beam label instead.

Include the beam name

Allows you to include the beam name in the label for grouped beams.

Beam Labelling position

Allows you to set the position of the beam label in relation to the beam in slab and mat layout drawings. The options are:
  • Above
  • Inside
  • Below

Show beam mark

Allows you to display beam marks in slab and mat layout drawings. The position options for beam marks are:
  • Above
  • Below

Show beam attributes

Allows you to display beam attributes in slab and mat layout drawings. The position options for beam attributes are:
  • Above
  • Below

Show beam size in parentheses

Allows you to place brackets around the beam size in the beam label.

Grade

Allows you to display the beam grade in slab and mat layout drawings.

. . . . Braces

Setting Description

Show brace mark

Allows you to display brace marks in slab and mat layout drawings. The position options for brace marks are:
  • Above
  • Below

Show brace attributes

Allows you to display brace attributes in slab and mat layout drawings. The position options for brace attributes are:
  • Above
  • Below

Brace Attributes

Allows you to select whether brace grades are displayed in slab and mat layout drawings.

. . . . Columns

Setting Description

Use detail group name

Allows you to use the detail group name in the column label.

Clear the option to use the design group name in the column label instead.

Include the column name

Allows you to include the column name in the label for grouped columns.

Show column mark

Allows you to display column marks in slab and mat layout drawings. The position options for column marks are:
  • Above
  • Below

Show column attributes

Allows you to display column attributes in slab and mat layout drawings. The position options for column attributes are:
  • For position in elevation:
    • Above
    • Below
  • For position in cross-section:
    • To the right of the mark
    • Below the mark

Show column size in parentheses

Allows you to place brackets around the column size in the column label.

Grade

Allows you to display the column grade in foundation layout drawings.

2x scale for steel columns

Allows you to double the scale of steel columns to simplify viewing the columns and their orientation.

. . . . Walls

Setting Description

Wall Labelling position

Allows you to set the position of the wall label in relation to the wall in slab and mat layout drawings. The options are:
  • Above
  • Inside
  • Below

Wall Attributes

Allows you to select whether brackets are placed around the wall size in the wall label.

. . . . Slabs/Mats

Setting Description

Include panel reference

Allows you to include the panel reference in the panel label.

Include panel thickness

Allows you to include the panel thickness in the panel label.

Include surface offset (if non-zero)

Allows you to include any surface offset that has been applied to the panel in the panel label.

Include border around label

Allows you to add a border around the label.

Align label to panel reinforcement

Allows you to select how the panel label is aligned to the panel span direction. Select the option to achieve the result displayed on the left, and clear the option to achieve the result displayed on the right.

Include panel span direction symbol

Allows you to select whether a direction symbol is displayed in the slab or mat geometry.

Extend loose bar panel reinforcement lines across full panel

Allows you to draw bar panel reinforcement across the entire panel.

Clear the option to display the loose bar reinforcement as shown in the following image:

Always show main bar layer for rectangular mesh

If the mesh is not a square mesh, the main bars are normally put on the outer layer of the drawing, and no text is required in the drawing. However, if the bars are not on the outer layer of the drawing, they are indicated by adding B2 (if bottom mesh) or T2 (if top mesh) aligned to the main bar direction.

Note:

If a square mesh (has the same size and spacing of bars in both directions) is applied, a square mesh symbol is used, and bars are shown equally spaced in both directions.

If the mesh is not a square mesh (does not have the same size and spacing of bars in both directions), a rectangular mesh symbol is used. Bars are shown in both directions, but with closer spacing for the more closely spaced bars in the mesh.

Anchorage rounding increment

Allows you to specify the rounding value applied to the anchorage length.

. . . . Patches

Setting Description

Show patches with no reinforcement

Allows you to display patches that have no reinforcement specified in drawings.

Draw full anchorage lengths

Allows you to display bars with full anchorage lengths.

Draw curtailed (indicative) anchorage lengths = max()

Allows you to draw curtailed (indicative) anchorage lengths instead of full anchorage lengths and specify their size.

. . . . Punching Shear

Setting Description

Show punching reinforcement details

Allows you to include a detail to the side of the layout showing the punching shear reinforcement provided.

Don't show area of steel requirement where rails have been designed

Allows you to only display the area of steel requirement for punching shear check items where rails are not provided (such as walls or column drops).

Clear the option to display the area of steel requirement for all punching check items.

Hide punching reinforcement on the main layout

Allows you to hide the punching reinforcement on the main layout. The reinforcement is still displayed in the punching check detail drawing, provided that Show punching reinforcement details is selected.

Slab and mat punching check detail options

Button, command, or option Description

Content subpage

Dimensions tab

Show column to first stud spacing

Allows you to add a dimension from the column face to the first stud.

Show stud spacing

Allows you to add dimensions displaying the stud spacings along the rail.

Show rail spacing

Allows you to add dimensions displaying the rail spacings.

Include schematic showing stud dimensions

Allows you to add a schematic displaying the stud width and height above the rail.

Quantities tab

Show reinforcement quantities table

Allows you to include reinforcement quantity tables in punching check detail drawings.

Style subpage

Show column as hatched

Allows you to hatch the column.

Underline punching check label

Allows you to underline the punching check label in punching check detail drawings.

Foundation layout options

. . . . General

Setting Description

Show columns and walls above the level as hatched

Allows you to hatch the columns and walls that continue above the current level.

Show transfer columns and walls as cross hatched

Allows you to cross-hatch transfer columns and walls.

Show pile location and loading table Click Columns to choose which columns of tabular data are to be included in the table on the drawing.
Note:

Only the single most critical load condition is reported in the table for each pile.

- could be tension or compression

- could be a gravity, wind, or seismic combination

. . . . Beams

Setting Description

Use detail group name

Allows you to use the detail group name in the beam label.

Clear the option to use the design group name in the beam label instead.

Include the beam name

Allows you to include the beam name in the label for grouped beams.

Concrete Beam Labelling Position

Allow you to modify the labeling of beams when the beams have been designed using groups. You can select or clear the following options:
  • Use detail group name: Select the option to use the detail group name in the label, or clear the option to use the design group name in the label.
  • Include the beam name: Select the option to include the beam name in the label for grouped beams.

Show beam mark

Allows you to display beam marks in foundation layout drawings. The position options for beam marks are:
  • Above
  • Below

Show beam attributes

Allows you to display beam attributes in foundation layout drawings. The position options for beam attributes are:
  • Above
  • Below

Beam Attributes

Allows you to select which beam attributes are displayed in foundation layout drawings and how they are displayed. You can select or clear the following options:
  • Show beam size in parentheses: Places brackets around the beam size in the beam label.
  • Grade: Displays the beam grade in planar drawings.
  • Camber: Displays the camber in steel beams. To modify the camber prefix, type the desired value in the Camber prefix field.
  • Composite properties: Displays composite beam properties. To change the separators inside which the number of studs is displayed, select the desired the Stud separator list.
  • Transverse reinforcement: Displays transverse reinforcement in foundation layout drawings.

. . . . Braces

Setting Description

Show brace mark

Allows you to display brace marks in foundation layout drawings. The position options for brace marks are:
  • Above
  • Below

Show brace attributes

Allows you to display brace attributes in foundation layout drawings. The position options for brace attributes are:
  • Above
  • Below

Brace Attributes

Allows you to select whether brace grades are displayed in foundation layout drawings.

. . . . Columns

Setting Description

Use detail group name

Allows you to use the detail group name in the column label.

Clear the option to use the design group name in the column label instead.

Include the column name

Allows you to include the column name in the label for grouped columns.

Show column mark

Allows you to display column marks in foundation layout drawings. The position options for column marks are:
  • Above
  • Below

Show column attributes

Allows you to display column attributes in foundation layout drawings. The position options for column attributes are:
  • For position in elevation:
    • Above
    • Below
  • For position in cross-section:
    • To the right of the mark
    • Below the mark

Show column size in parentheses

Allows you to place brackets around the column size in the column label.

Grade

Allows you to display the column grade in foundation layout drawings.

2x scale for steel columns

Allows you to double the scale of steel columns to simplify viewing the columns and their orientation.

. . . . Walls

Setting Description

Wall Labelling position

Allows you to set the position of the wall label in relation to the wall in foundation layout drawings. The options are:
  • Above
  • Inside
  • Below

Wall Attributes

Allows you to select whether brackets are placed around the wall size in the wall label.

. . . . Slabs/Mats

Setting Description

Include panel reference

Allows you to include the panel reference in the panel label.

Include panel thickness

Allows you to include the panel thickness in the panel label.

Include surface offset (if non-zero)

Allows you to include any surface offset that has been applied to the panel in the panel label.

Include border around label

Allows you to add a border around the panel label.

Align label to panel reinforcement

Allows you to select how the panel label is aligned to the panel span direction. Select the option to achieve the result displayed on the left, and clear the option to achieve the result displayed on the right.

Include panel span direction symbol

Allows you to select whether a direction symbol is displayed in the slab or mat geometry.

Show pile location table

Allows you to include a table showing the pile locations in foundation layout drawings.

Show pile reference

Allows you to display the pile references in foundation layout drawings.

. . . . Isolated Foundations

Setting Description

Show pile type name

Allows you to include the pile type names in the footing attributes displayed for each pile cap in foundation layout drawings.

Show foundation details

Allows you to include pad base or strip base and pile cap details, displaying the designed reinforcement, on the side of the foundation layout drawing.

Show reinforcement quantities table

Allows you to include the reinforcement quantity table for the pad bases and strip bases and pile caps displayed in foundation layout drawings.

Show pad/strip base schedule

Allows you to include the reinforcement schedule for the pad bases or strip bases in foundation layout drawings.

Show pile cap schedule

Allows you to include the reinforcement schedule for the pile caps in foundation layout drawings.

Show allowable pile capacity

Allows you to include the allowable pile capacity table for the piles under pile caps in foundation layout drawings.

Show overall dimensions

Allows you to include the overall dimensions of the pad bases or strip bases and pile caps in foundation layout drawings.

Show pile spacings

Allows you to include the pile cap pile spacing dimensions in foundation layout drawings.

Include the foundation name

Allows you to include the pad base or strip base or pile cap name in the footing mark for grouped footings in foundation layout drawings.

Labelling Position

Allows you to control where the footing mark and attributes are displayed for isolated foundations. The position options are:
  • Above
  • Below

Isolated Foundation detail options

. . . . Content

Setting Description

Content subpage

Grouped Foundations tab

Show number of foundations in group

Allows you to display the number of bases or pile caps in the group.

Cross-sections tab

Positions list

Allows you to select how cross-section positions are displayed. You can select to not display cross-section positions at all, display a length-wise section or display cross-sections in both directions.

Pile Labels tab

Show pile type name

Allows you to include the pile type name in the pile label.

Dimensions tab

Show overall dimensions

Allows you to include the overall dimensions of the base/pile cap.

Show supported member dimensions

Allows you to include dimensions of the column or wall being supported.

Show pile spacings

Allows you to include dimensions from center to center of each pile for pile caps.

Quantities tab

Show reinforcement quantities table

Allows you to include reinforcement quantity tables in isolated foundation detail drawings.

. . . . Style

Setting Description

General tab

Show supported member as hatched

Allows you to hatch columns and walls that are supported on the base pile cap in isolated foundation detail drawings.

Underline foundation label

Allows you to underline the foundation label on the detail in isolated foundation detail drawings.

Cross-sections tab

Section label style list

Allows you to select the label style to be applied to cross-sections in isolated foundation detail drawings.

Restart labels in each foundation

Allows you to restart labeling from the beginning of each section when multiple foundations are included in the same drawing.

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