Tekla Structures
Tekla Structures


The CUSTOM.REBAR_SHAPE_COUPLERS custom template attribute shows in pull-out pictures the reinforcing bar geometry, bending dimensions, and the graphical symbols representing the couplers at the bar ends. The coupler data is taken from the user-defined attributes from the rebar coupler components Rebar coupler, Rebar end anchor and Split rebar and add coupler.

Note that the CUSTOM.REBAR_SHAPE_COUPLERS attribute is available only in graphical fields when the content type is REBAR.

In Tekla Structures, ensure that a drawing layout contains the desired table. By default, the rebar_with_couplers table is available in the Drawing layout properties.

The drawing needs to contain at least some reinforcing bars as otherwise the table does not have anything to show.

Customize the symbols for couplers and end anchors

You can customize how the symbols for couplers and end anchors are shown.

  1. You can define the mapping between the model properties and the actual symbol for various types of couplers or end anchors.

    The mapping is handled in the RebarCoupler.Symbols.dat file, located by default in ..\ProgramData\Trimble\Tekla Structures\<version>\environments\common\system. The file can be placed under the model folder or under any of the common system folders defined by the advanced options XS_PROJECT, XS_FIRM, and XS_SYSTEM. For instructions on how to control the mapping, see the RebarCoupler.Symbols.dat file.

    You can give both the symbol file name and symbol number in the configuration file RebarCoupler.Symbols.dat. If the symbol file name is not given, the default file (CouplerSymbols.sym) will be used. For more details, see sample files included in the environments.

  2. You can create your own symbols that are drawn at the reinforcing bar ends.

    All symbols to be used are in the symbol file CouplerSymbols.sym, located by default in ..\ProgramData\Trimble\Tekla Structures\<version>\environments\common\symbols. You can create and add new symbols in Symbol Editor.

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