Create a template for bending schedules or pull-out pictures
You can use Template Editor for creating bending schedules or pull-outs pictures on reinforcement bars and bent meshes, and control the type of information that is shown in the bending schedules.
- On the File menu, click .
- Click .
- Select Graphical template and click OK.
- Click to add a new row.
- Select REBAR or MESH as the content type for the row.
Add value fields to get the required data from your Tekla Structures database.
- Click .
Click a point to define the location of the field within the row.
The Select Attribute dialog box appears prompting you to select an attribute for the value field.
- Select an attribute and click OK.
- Repeat steps a–c for each value field.
Insert a graphical field to your
MESH content type row.
- Click and drag with the mouse to draw a frame.
- Double-click the graphical field to open the Graphical Field Properties dialog box.
- Click Free attributes and go to the Application tab.
Select the required bending
You can also define the bending diagram attributes on the User tab. Note that if the same attribute is set both as User attribute and Application attribute, the Application attribute takes precedence.
For a list of attributes and values that can be used for bending schedules in templates, see Bending schedule attributes.
- Save the template.
Autoscaling pull-out pictures
There is a free attribute available for the
PULLOUT attribute in graphical templates that you can use to define the
scale type. If you set the free attribute
ScaleType to 1 on the User tab in the
Free attributes dialog box, the pull-out pictures will be
scaled to fit the available space in both X and Y dimensions. As a result, the shape
becomes out of proportion, but small segments can be seen more easily. Note that you
can also set this attribute on the Application tab.
A bending shape may look like this if you do not define the free attribute
The same bending shape that uses the free attribute
ScaleType with value
Change the appearance of the pull-out pictures
Tekla Structures uses the settings in the
rebar_config.inp file in the system folder defined by the
XS_SYSTEM to define the appearance of the pull-out
pictures. You can change the colors, lines, and dimension unit, format, and
precision used in pull-out pictures, for example. For a list of settings and values
in rebar_config.inp, see Reinforcement settings for drawings (rebar_config.inp)