Reinforcement shape recognition
Tekla Structures recognizes different reinforcing bar bending shapes and assigns shape codes to them. Tekla Structures then uses the shape and dimension information in bending schedules, pull-out pictures, templates and reports.
Tekla Structures includes two methods for shape recognition.
|User-defined bending shape definitions.||
These definitions are created with Rebar shape manager and saved in the RebarShapeRules.xml file.
The file is located in ..\ProgramData\Trimble\Tekla Structures\<version>\environments\<environment>\system folder.
|Tekla Structures internal, hard-coded bending type definitions.||
These internal bending types of reinforcing bars are mapped to area-specific reinforcing bar bending type codes in the rebar_schedule_config.inp file.
The file is located in ..\ProgramData\Trimble\Tekla Structures\<version>\environments\common\system folder.