Adminstrator's release notes: Concrete components

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Adminstrator's release notes: Concrete components

Embedded anchors (8)

There are now combination options for the anchor rod type on the Input tab.

Automated reinforcement layout components (51-57) and Reinforcement strand layout (66)

  • In Inverted tee beam - automated reinforcement layout (52) , Ledge beam - automated reinforcement layout (53) , Rectangular beam - automated reinforcement layout (54) , Ledge spandrel - automated reinforcement layout (55) , Rectangular spandrel - automated reinforcement layout (56) , and Reinforcement Strand Layout (66) , you can now use an external CSV file for unlimited loading of strand rebars on the Strand pattern tab and define a strand code on the Attributes tab.

Ledge spandrel - automated reinforcement layout (55)

  • You can now load an external CSV file for longitudinal rebars to define an unlimited number of rebars on the Longitudinal rebar tab.

  • You can now control the secondary rebar set on the End rebar tab.

Automated reinforcement layout - ledge spandrel (55), Automated reinforcement layout - rectangular spandrel (56)

You can now define advanced hook properties for rebar groups on the Stem stirrups (for 55) and Ledge rebar tabs. The components are not fully backward compatible with older versions due to these improvements.

Beam reinforcement (63)

You can now select to create additional links on the Parameters tab and define the minimum profile length.

Strip footing reinforcement (75)

You can now create double stirrup bars as a new bend type on the Stirrups tab. You can define the end shapes of the double stirrup bars (135°, 90° or overlapped), and the overlap length. Transverse settings are now on the Stirrups tab and the bending direction is shown as images.

Round column reinforcement (82)

You can now create cranked reinforcing bars both at the top and at the bottom of the column. Enter the horizontal, vertical and sloped distance dimensions on the Main bars tab.

Rectangular column reinforcement (83)

  • You can now define bar cranking also at the column bottom. The length of the crank can now be defined using a sloped dimension, as an alternative to the vertical dimension.

  • You can now select whether all the stirrups are created as a single group on the Intermediate links tab.
  • You can now define gaps between the stirrup groups on the Stirrups tab.

Hole reinforcement for slabs and walls (84)

  • You can now reinforce an already existing hole and apply position offsets for a hole that you are creating.

  • There is a new Additional bars tab with full rebar control options, including their horizontal and vertical offsets.

Starter bars for footing (87)

With the new Bottom cover tab, you can now set a separate unique bottom cover thickness for each bar group. The other option is to set a common bottom cover thickess for all corner bars and side bars.

Reinforcement mesh array in area (89)

You can now define the polygon generation start point index.

Reinforced concrete stair (95)

Stirrups and pins on the Bar E tab can have a rectangular shape or they can be parallel with the sloped edge of the step (if slope is allowed).

Concrete console (110)

  • You can now create column cut out inclined around a T-profile.
  • You can now select the default console thickness from the main part or from the secondary part.
  • You can now define whether cuts are created around tubes using the Create cuts around tubes option. You can do this on the Connection tab.
  • You can now define the offsets for the tube profiles in both the X and Y directions on the Anchor rods tab.

  • You can now use the Legs symmetrically setting on the Socket tab to select whether custom part sockets are created symmetrically.
  • On Parameters tab, you can now find and cut extra secondary parts using classes or name search. You can also define the maximum width of the secondary part and cut it to this width.

Concrete beam-beam (112)

  • When defining the neoprene, you can now select on the Parts tab whether the neoprene is fitted to fill the cut space between the main part and the secondary part, or whether it is created in a rectangular shape.

  • You can now select on the Anchors tab whether the tubes are aligned with the main part, or with the top or bottom of the secondary part.

Automatic splicing tool

You can now set the lap length as an absolute value. You can now give the lap length as a measurement.

Double wall edge and opening reinforcement

There is a new cover thickness offset C3 on the Picture tab.

New options have been added for edge and opening reinforcement (not reinforcement and create just stirrups) on the Reinforcement and Opening tabs.

Mesh bars

You can now control the minimum length of primary and secondary bars separately.

Rebar coupler and end anchor tools

Rebar coupler and Rebar end anchor components have been changed so that when used with rebar sets, the end-specific UDA values are set with end modifiers. For rebar sets, the end modifier properties thread length, extra fabrication length, and threading type values of the end modifier are set (instead of custom UDA values).

Note that to get the threading type controlled by coupler / end anchor components, this value must be added to the RebarCoupler.Udas.dat file.

Sandwich and double wall

You can now use the Foil tab for controlling the vertical and/or horizontal splitting of the foil.

Wall layout

When customizing the content of the UDA tab, you can now define in the WallLayout.Udas.dat file that layer UDA values are not swapped when the Wall layout layer swapper tool is used. You can do this by adding NoSwap at the end of the line (fourth field): string comment j_comment NoSwap.

// Customized user defined attributes (UDA) for layer parts created by wall layout component
// Each row shall contain 2 or 3 fields separated by tab(s) or semicolon. 
// Please note that all uda names shall be unique
// Field 1: The data type of the attribute. Valid values are 'distance', 'float', 'option', 'integer' and 'string'
// compatible with the actual user defined attributes as specified in objects.inp
// Field 2: UDA name. This is the name of the user defined attribute set for the layer part.
// Field 3: Label. This text is shown in the attributes dialog. It can be a translatable label (albl_) or any text.
// Field 4: 'NoSwap' if you do not want the 'Wall layout layer swapper' to swap the values. 
string comment j_comment NoSwap
string USER_FIELD_1 _user_field_1
string USER_FIELD_2 _user_field_2 
string USER_FIELD_3 _user_field_3
string USER_FIELD_4 _user_field_4
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