New user interface for rebar catalog

Tekla Structures
Tekla Structures

New user interface for rebar catalog

Tekla Structures 2020 introduces a new user interface for the rebar catalog. The rebar catalog contains definitions for reinforcing bars and strands.

Previously the only way to manage the rebar definitions was to edit the rebar_database.inp file using a text editor.

To access and modify the rebar catalog in Tekla Structures 2020:

  1. On the File menu, click Catalogs > Rebar catalog to open the Rebar catalog dialog box.

  2. Customize the rebar catalog as needed.

    For example, you can import rebar definitions, create new definitions from scratch, or add tags to the definitions. You can also mark important definitions with stars, and otherwise organize the rebar catalog view.

  3. Click Save to save the changes to the rebar catalog.

  4. To use the newly added or modified rebar definitions in the model, reopen the model.

In Tekla Structures 2020, the Select rebar dialog box has also been renewed. The new dialog box opens when you click the button next to the Size box in a reinforcement object's properties, or in a component dialog box to select a rebar definition.

Reinforcement meshes are not included in the rebar catalog. They are defined in their own catalog file, mesh_database.inp.

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