Reinforcement mesh array in area (89) / Reinforcement mesh array (91)

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Reinforcement mesh array in area (89) / Reinforcement mesh array (91)

Reinforcement mesh array in area (89) / Reinforcement mesh array (91) create reinforcement meshes for an entire concrete part, or for a defined polygonal area. Reinforcement mesh array (91) is suitable especially for precast panels and slabs.

Objects created

  • Reinforcement meshes

Use for



Array of overlapping rectangular meshes.

Array of meshes in a polygonal area that you define. Meshes clipped to fit the defined area.

Before you start

  • Create the concrete part.

  • Set the work plane parallel to the plane where you want to create the mesh array.

Selection order

Component Create reinforcement mesh
Reinforcement mesh array in area (89)
  1. To attach the reinforcement mesh array:
    • to the entire part, pick the starting point of the mesh

    • to a selected area, pick points to define the polygonal shape of the mesh

  2. Click the middle mouse button to create the reinforcement mesh array.

Reinforcement mesh array (91)
  1. Select the part.

    The reinforcement mesh array is created automatically when the part is selected.

Picture tab

Use the Picture tab to define the mesh catalog type, cover thickness and location, mesh generation, cuts, and mesh area perimeter.

Mesh type

Select the mesh catalog type from the mesh catalog.

Cover thickness

Define the mesh location and give values for Cover thickness on plane and Cover thickness from plane.

Define the cross bar location for top and bottom.

Mesh generation



Generation direction

To rotate the mesh generation direction around the alignment point, enter an angle.

Direction of bottom layer

Select Opposite of top layer to mirror the bottom layer.

Cut by father part cuts

Select Yes to cut the mesh with the cuts made in the father part.

Clipping outside

Select Yes to clip the meshes to fit the part or the selected area.

Mesh area perimeter

Select the outline which the mesh follows.

The meshes in the examples below are created by picking the same points but with different mesh area perimeters.

Example: Polygon

Example: Part

Example: Polygon + Part

Hole cover thickness

Define the hole cover thickness.

Generation start point

Enter the polygon generation start point index.

Overlapping tab

On the Overlapping tab, define the minimum and maximum overlapping along the longitudinal and crossing direction, and set the mesh offset.




Define the minimum and maximum overlap along the Long side and Short side of the mesh.

Mesh offset

Define how the meshes are placed.

When you are creating both the top and the bottom mesh, you can shorten the starting mesh layer of both meshes separately. This allows you to move the whole mesh layer while the mesh layout defined in Mesh offset is retained.

Mesh start offset

Define mesh start offset for the first mesh. The length of the first mesh is divided by the selected value.

For example, if you select the Mesh start offset to be 1/4, the length of the first mesh is divided by 1/4.

If you select Specified, the Start length offset option becomes visible and you can enter the offset for the first mesh.

Attributes tab

On the Attributes tab, define the numbering properties, name, and class of the reinforcement meshes.

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