Improved rebar coupler and end anchor symbols

Tekla Structures
Tekla Structures

Improved rebar coupler and end anchor symbols

Displaying rebar shapes in drawing templates and in reinforcement mark pull-out pictures has been enhanced, and the rebar scheduling workflow is now more effortless and straightforward.

You can now show graphical symbols representing the rebar couplers and end anchors in bending schedules and in rebar mark pull-out pictures using the Pullout graphical attribute.

You can also adjust the font name, font size, font color, end mark, bending radius visibility and a number of other bending schedule attributes individually for the Pullout graphical attribute in Template editor, according to your company or country standards.

Previously, displaying the rebar coupler symbols in reinforcement bending schedules was only possible with the CUSTOM.REBAR.SHAPE.COUPLERS attribute, and the functionality was limited in terms of customization flexibility.

Note the following:

  • The symbols are read from the file defined in RebarCoupler.Symbols.dat, by default CouplerSymbols.sym located in ..\ProgramData\Tekla Structures\<version>\environments\common\symbols.

  • You need a precast concrete or cast-in-place structure model with generated rebar detailing drawings (GA or cast unit drawings), and the reinforcement details need to be modeled by using any of the rebar coupler or rebar end anchor tools available in the Applications & components catalog. The rebar coupler and end anchor symbols work based on rebar UDAs, and these UDAs are controlled by the rebar coupler and rebar end anchor tools.

Display rebar coupler and end anchor symbols in rebar bending schedules

  • In a drawing that contains rebar couplers or end anchors shown in a rebar bending schedule, open the bending schedule template in Template editor by double-clicking a rebar shape in the bending schedule. Double-click the graphical field containing the bending shape. In the Graphical Field Properties dialog box, ensure that the PULLOUT attribute is displayed in the Attribute field, and open the Free attributes dialog box.

  • Select the CouplerSymbols attribute, and enter 1 in the Value field. Adjust other properties as required.

    Rebar coupler symbols will be shown if CouplerSymbols property value is set to 1 and disabled if 0 is entered. The default value is 1.

  • Save the changes and close Template editor, and then refresh the drawing template by right-clicking the template and selecting Refresh template from the context menu.

  • Note that you can customize rebar coupler symbols in Symbol editor by modifying the *.sym file defined in the RebarCoupler.Symbols.dat file. By default, CouplerSymbols.sym is used.

Display rebar coupler and end anchor symbols in rebar mark pull-out pictures

  • In an open drawing that contains reinforcement with couplers or end anchors, double-click a rebar mark for which you want to enable a pull-out picture, and double-click the Pullout picture element. The Pullout picture dialog box is displayed.

  • Select the Couplers/end anchor symbols check box, set the desired scale and click OK.

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