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Tutorial for AutoCAD Structural Detailing - Reinforcement 2010

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1. EXAMPLES OF APPLICATION OF THE AUTOCAD STRUCTURAL DETAILING REINFORCEMENT PROGRAM


Use AutoCAD Structural Detailing - Reinforcement for preparing reinforcement drawings of typical Reinforced Concrete (RC) structures for a simple frame. In this example, you learn the step-by-step procedure for modeling and editing the reinforcement, as well as for arranging elements in the final drawing. To use this documentation, follow these basic usage rules: Any icon symbol - click the icon with the left mouse button. {x} - select the x option from the dialog. text - enter the underlined text on the command line of the program, and then press Enter. LMC and RMC use the mouse buttons (Left Mouse Click and Right Mouse Click, respectively).

NOTE: The British code BS 8110 is used in this example. To start AutoCAD Structural Detailing - Reinforcement, click on the desktop (or click Start menu > AutoCAD Structural Detailing), and then select the Reinforcement module. The software will include options (such as an extended menu, an additional toolbars, tabs and the Object Inspector dialog) for making reinforcement drawings.

1.1. Formwork
Performed Operation 1. (Beam) Description The Beam dialog displays, where you can define the formwork of an RC beam. For this exercise, you select a single-span beam with a rectangular cross-section. In the Beam dialog, specify the parameters as shown.

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2. OK

The definition of beam dimensions is complete, and the Beam dialog closes. A drawing of the formwork of the defined Beam B1 displays in the model layout.

3. In the drawing area, LMC to specify the insertion point of the beam. 4. (Column)

The Column dialog displays, where you can define the formwork of an RC column.

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5.

You select a column with a rectangular cross-section. In the Column dialog, specify the parameters as shown.

6. OK

The definition of column dimensions is complete, and the Column dialog closes. A drawing of the formwork of the Column C1 displays in the model layout.

7. In the drawing area, LMC to specify the insertion point of the column. 8. (Move)

Use basic AutoCAD edit tools to make a frame: Select Column C1, and move the column so that it is aligned below the left beam end. Select the column, and on the Modify toolbar, click (Mirror). Click the midpoint of the beam as the first point of the mirror line. Drag the cursor down, perpendicular to the beam, and click to specify the second point of the mirror line. At the prompt to erase source objects, verify that N is selected, and press Enter. Use the Trim and Extend tools to make the frame F1, as shown.

9.

(Mirror)

10.

(Trim) and

(Extend)

11.

(Zoom Extents)

The drawing is zoomed to its exents, and all drawing elements display.

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Modify the symbols of structure axes: 12. (Zoom Window) Zoom in to the cross-section of column C1.

13. LMC axis 1 14. RMC>Modification 15. For Index, enter I 16. (Zoom Extents) The Axis dialog displays. The axis index changes to I. All drawing elements display.

17.

(Zoom Window)

Zoom in to the cross-section of column C2.

18. LMC axis 1 19. RMC>Modification 20. For Index, enter II 21. 22. 23. (Zoom Extents) (Zoom Window) (Insert axis) The Axis dialog displays. The axis index changes to II. All drawing elements display. Zoom in to the cross-section of the beam on the right. You define the vertical axis of symmetry of the beam section.

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24. A 25. LMC to specify the beginning point of the axis. 26. LMC to specify the end point of the axis, and press Enter.

The axis symbol displays, labeled as indicated. Defines the axis beginning.

Defines the axis end (location of the axis description).

1.2. Beam B1 definition of reinforcement


Performed Operation Beam reinforcement in the cross-section - bar no. 1: 1. (Reinforcement section) crossThe Reinforcement cross-section dialog displays, where you can define reinforcing bars in the cross-section of an RC structure element. Specify the reinforcement shape as rectangular stirrup. 2. 3. Specify parameters: 8 for Diameter, 32 for Cover field, B500A for Steel grade Defines reinforcement parameters. Description

4.

(Diagonal)

When you select the method of reinforcement definition, the Reinforcement cross-section dialog closes. You specify characteristic points of the cross-section, which draws the stirrup shape within the indicated diagonal. The Reinforcement description dialog displays. You accept the default parameters of the reinforcement description, and close the Reinforcement description dialog. You are prompted (in the command line) to select the Beginning point of description. Defines the point of insertion of the reinforcement description, and finishes the definition of bar no.1.

5. In the drawing area, LMC on points A and B (illustrated below). 6. OK

7. LMC to specify the point for the target location of the reinforcement description, and press Enter

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[Cross-section of Beam B1]

Beam reinforcement in the cross-section distribution of bar no. 1: The drawing is zoomed to its extents, and all drawing 8. (Zoom Extents) elements display. 9. LMC on the reinforcing bar no. 1 10. (Reinforcement distribution) The transversal reinforcement is selected for editing. The Reinforcement detailing dialog displays.

11.

(Linear)

The Linear Distribution TYPE distributes reinforcement along a selected line or a line defined by indicating 2 points. The Distribution METHOD defines the reinforcement spacing by defining the spacing order with respect to the base point. The Viewing DIRECTION defines the manner of graphical display of a distributed bar. You accept the reinforcement distribution parameters, and close the dialog. You are prompted (in the command line) to select the Start distribution point. Defines the beginning point of the reinforcement distribution. You are prompted (in the command line) to select the End distribution point. The distribution limits are displayed in the drawing below. Defines the end point of the reinforcement distribution. You are prompted (in the command line) to select the Position of first bar. The arrow indicates the direction of the distribution.

12.

(Module)

13. 14. OK

15. LMC on the characteristic point C (compare the drawing below)

16. LMC on the characteristic point D

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17. 20

You specify the position of the first bar in the distribution (20mm from the beginning point of the distribution). Determines the number and spacing of stirrups in the first zone. Determines the number and spacing of stirrups in the second zone. Selecting this from the context menu will result in generating a mirror reflection of the defined reinforcement distribution. The Reinforcement description dialog displays. You accept the default description settings, and close the dialog. You are prompted (in the command line) to specify the Distribution line location. This point defines the location of the reinforrcment distribution line. Next, you define the Description location. This point defines the location of the description. Inserts the description of the reinforcement distribution, which completes the definition of distribution of bar no.1.

18. 7*160

19. 5*250

20. RMC, and click Mirror.

21. Enter 22. OK

23. LMC on an arbitrary point

24. LMC on an arbitrary point 25. Enter

Beam reinforcement - elevation - bar no. 2: The Reinforcement - elevation dialog displays, where you 26. (Reinforcement - elevation) can begin the definition of bar no.2. Specify the parameters as shown.

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27.

(2 points)

When you select the method of reinforcement definition, the Reinforcement - elevation dialog closes, and you are prompted to select the beginning point. Selects the beginning point. Next you select the end point.

28. LMC on the characteristic point E

29. LMC on point F

Selects the end point. The Reinforcement description dialog displays. You accept the parameters of the reinforcement description, and close the Reinforcement description dialog. Defines the point of insertion of the reinforcement description, and completes the definition of the straight bar.

30. OK

31. LMC on the point determining the target location of the reinforcement description, and press Enter.

Beam reinforcement - elevation - bar no. 3: 32. (Reinforcement - elevation) The Reinforcement - elevation dialog displays, where you begin definition of bar no.3. Specify the parameters as shown.

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33.

(2 points)

Selects the method of reinforcement definition. You are prompted to select the beginning point. Selects the beginning point, and you are then prompted to select the end point. Selecting this from the context menu changes the position of the defined reinforcing bar no. 3 with respect to the beam edge. Selects the end point. The Reinforcement description dialog displays. You accept the default description settings, and close the Reinforcement description dialog. Defines the point of insertion of the reinforcement description, and completes the definition of the straight bar no. 3.

34. LMC on the characteristic point G (see the drawing below) 35. RMC, and click Side

36. LMC on point H

37. OK

38. LMC on the point determining the target location of the reinforcement description, and press Enter.

Beam reinforcement - elevation - bar no. 4: 39. Using AutoCAD tools, select the points 1, 2, 3, 5 (shown in the drawing below) that will enhance bar definition. (Reinforcement - elevation) The Reinforcement - elevation dialog displays, where you can begin definition of bar no. 4. Selects parameters of the bar shape, and changes the contents of the dialog. Specify the parameters as shown.

40.

41.

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42.

(Points)

Selects the method of reinforcement definition, and you are prompted to select a beginning point. Selects the beginning point, and you are prompted to select the next corner.

43. LMC on the characteristic point no. 1 (see the drawing below) 44. LMC on point no. 2

Selects the next point (point of the first bend), and you are prompted to select the next corner. Selects the next point (point of the second bend), and you are prompted to select the next corner. Selecting this from the context menu changes the position of the defined reinforcing bar no. 4 with respect to the beam edge. Selects the next point (point of the third bend), and you are prompted to select the next corner. Selects the last point, and completes the definition of reinforcing bar no.4. The Reinforcement description dialog displays. You accept the default description parameters, and close the Reinforcement description dialog. You are prompted (in the command line) to select the Beginning point of description. Defines the point of insertion of the reinforcement description, and completes the definition of the straight bar.

45. LMC on point no. 3

46. RMC, and click Side

47. LMC on point no. 4

48. LMC on point no. 5, and then press Enter

49. OK

50. LMC on the point determining the target location of the reinforcement description, and press Enter.

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The Options dialog displays. 51. (Preferences) the Reinforcement Selects the general settings option of the Reinforcement module. Changes the method of defining diameters of bar bends.

52. LMC on settings

53. For Diameter of bent bars presented as, select [mm] (as in the drawing beside)

54. OK 55. (Bend diameter)

Accepts changes, and closes the Options dialog. Starts modifying diameters of bends of bar no. 4. You are prompted to define the bent diameter change. Selecting this from the context menu prompts you to choose an object. Selects the bar for which the bend diameter will be changed globally. You are prompted for the new bent diameter. Changes the bend diameters, and modification of bend diameters of the bar. completes the

56. RMC, and click Globally

57. LMC on bar no. 4

58. 300

Beam reinforcement - elevation - bar no. 5: 59. In the drawing area, use AutoCAD tools to define points J and K (shown in the drawing below) that will be used while defining the bar no. 5. (Reinforcement - elevation) The Reinforcement - elevation dialog displays, where you begin definition of bar no. 5. Specify parameters as shown.

60.

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61.

(2 points)

Selects the method of reinforcement definition. The following text appears in the command line: Select beginning point. Selects the beginning point, and you are then prompted to select the end point. Selects the end point. The Reinforcement description dialog displays. Defines the number of no.5 bars. because this bar is not drawn in the form of point reinforcement in the crosssection, the number should be specified. Accepts default description settings, and closes the Reinforcement description dialog. Defines the point of insertion of the reinforcement description, and completes the definition of straight bar no. 5.

62. LMC on the characteristic point J (shown in the drawing below) 63. LMC on point K

64. For Number, enter 2

65. OK

66. LMC on the point determining the target location of the reinforcement description, and press Enter

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67.

(Covers)

Starts modifying the cover of ends of bar no. 5. You are prompted to define the cover change. Selecting this from the context menu prompts you to choose a segment. A symbol (two arrows) of the cover of the first bar node displays in the vicinity of point J. You are prompted to define the node cover. Determines a new cover of the beginning node of the bar (100mm) at the indicated location. After you press Enter, the position of the cover marker changes, and you are prompted to define the segment cover. Accepts the current cover of the bar segment. A symbol (two arrows) of the cover of the second bar node displays in the vicinity of point K. You are prompted to define the node cover. Defines a new cover of the end node of the bar, and completes the modification of the cover of bar no.5.

68. RMC, and click User-defined

69. LMC on bar no. 5

70. 100

71. Enter 72. LMC on the second node of bar no. 5

73. 100

74.

(Mirror)

Using the method learned previously, mirror bars nos. 4 and 5 (with descriptions) along the beam axis of symmetry. Starts modification of the reinforcement description. You are prompted to choose an object.

75.

(Reinforcement description)

76. LMC on the description of bar no. 4 (near column C2) 77. For Number, enter 3

Selects the description to be modified. The Reinforcement description dialog displays. Defines the number of no. 4 bars. It is not necessary to draw another beam cross-section to show bar 4 as point reinforcement. Accepts the modified description parameters, and closes the Reinforcement description dialog. Completes the definition of beam reinforcement in the elevation. This reinforcement is illustrated in the drawing below.

78. Close

79. Use the same procedure to modify the reinforcement description for bar no. 5

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Reinforcement in the cross-section A-A distribution of bar no. 2: 80. (Zoom Window) Zoom in to the cross-section A-A through the beam with a part of its longitudinal section. You are prompted to select a bar.

81.

(Reinforcement - point)

82. LMC on bar no. 2

Selects bar no. 2, and displays the Reinforcement - point dialog. Selects the regular distribution type of reinforcement distribution. Selects the method of reinforcement distribution, and closes the Reinforcement - point dialog. You are prompted to select a bar segment. Selects a bar segment along which the point reinforcement will be drawn. The defined reinforcement displays on the inner side of the selected reinforcing bar. Draws the point reinforcement, Reinforcement - point dialog. and displays the

83.

84.

(Whole segment)

85. LMC on the upper segment of bar no. 1

86. Enter

87. OK

Accepts the reinforcement parameters, and closes the Reinforcement - point dialog. The Reinforcement description dialog displays. Selects the dimensioning type.

88. For Description, LMC on 89. OK Accepts the description parameters, and closes the Reinforcement description dialog. You are prompted to select the distribution line location. Defines the location of the distribution line. You are prompted to specify the description location.

90. LMC on the point determining the location of the distribution line 91. LMC on the point determining the target location of the reinforcement description, and press Enter

Defines the point of insertion of the reinforcement description, and completes the definition of distribution of bar no. 2 in the cross-section.

Reinforcement in the cross-section A-A distribution of bar no. 3: 92. (Reinforcement - point) You are prompted to select a bar.

93. LMC on bar no. 3

Selects bar no. 3, and displays the Reinforcement - point dialog. Selects the method of reinforcement distribution, and closes the Reinforcement - point dialog. You are prompted to select a bar segment.

94.

(Whole segment)

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95. LMC on the lower segment of bar no. 1 96. RMC, and click Number

Selects a bar segment along which the point reinforcement will be drawn. Selecting this from the context menu prompts you to enter a number. Defines a number of bars. Defines the bar spacing. Draws the point reinforcement, Reinforcement - point dialog. and displays the

97. 3 98. 150 99. Enter

100. OK

Accepts the reinforcement parameters, and closes the Reinforcement - point dialog. The Reinforcement description dialog displays. Selects the dimensioning type and excludes the spacing of defined reinforcement from the description.

101. For Description, LMC on and clear Spacing 102. OK

Accepts the description parameters, and closes the Reinforcement description dialog. You are prompted to define the distribution line location. Defines the location of the distribution line. You are prompted to specify the description location.

103. LMC on the point determining the location of the distribution line 104. LMC on the point determining the target location of the reinforcement description, and press Enter

Defines the point of insertion of the reinforcement description, and completes the definition of distribution of bar no. 3 in the cross-section.

[Section A-A of Beam B1]

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Section B-B through beam B1: 105. 106. (Zoom Extents) (Copy) The drawing is zoomed to its extents, and all drawing elements display. Using the AutoCAD Copy command, copy the beam cross-section A-A (without its designation). Insert the copy next to the existing section. Starts assigning a designation to a next beam section. You are prompted to enter a section number. Assigns the designation to the defined section. You are then prompted to select the first point. Selects the first point of the section designation. You are prompted to select the second point.

107. 108. B

(Insert section symbol)

109. LMC a point below the lower edge of the beam in the frame corner 110. LMC a point above the upper edge of the beam 111. LMC above the new beam cross-section 112. LMC on the description of bar no. 1 in the cross-section B-B 113. RMC, and click Modify

Selects the next point. You are then prompted to specify the location of the section description. Inserts the section designation B-B above the beam crosssection. Selects the reinforcement description.

Selecting this from the context Reinforcement description dialog. the

menu

opens

the

114. Clear Active (next to reinforcement Position)

Changes the reinforcement Position to inactive, which prohibits the quantity of no. 1 bars being included several times in calculations in the reinforcement table (the reinforcement position in the section A-A remains active). Finishes modification of the description of bar no. 1, and closes the Reinforcement description dialog. Using the same method, change the reinforcement position to inactive for bars no. 2 and no. 3 (also in the section B-B).

115. Close

Reinforcement in the cross-section B-B distribution of bar no. 4: 116. (Zoom Window) Zoom in to the cross-section B-B through the beam with a part of its longitudinal section. You are prompted to select a bar.

117.

(Reinforcement - point)

118. LMC on bar no. 4

Selects bar no. 4, and displays the Reinforcement - point dialog. Selects an arbitrary distribution type. Under Distribution parameters, define parameters as shown below.

119.

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120.

(Insert between)

Selects the method of reinforcement distribution, and closes the Reinforcement - point dialog. You are prompted to select the initial bar. Indicates the first of the bars between which the defined point reinforcement will be inserted. You are prompted to select the end bar. Indicates the second of the bars between which the defined point reinforcement will be inserted. Draws the point reinforcement. The Reinforcement - point dialog displays. Accepts reinforcement parameters, and closes the Reinforcement - point dialog. The Reinforcement description dialog displays. Selects the dimensioning type. (The Active option switched off after you modified descriptions in section B-B.)

121. LMC on the section of one of the two no. 2 bars displayed in section B-B 122. LMC on the section of the next bar no. 2 in section B-B 123. Enter

124. OK

125. LMC on Active

and select

126. Under Description, clear Spacing 127. OK

Excludes the spacing of defined reinforcement from the description. Accepts description parameters, and closes the Reinforcement description dialog. You are prompted to specify the distribution line location. Defines the location of the distribution line. You are prompted to specify the description location.

128. LMC on the point that determines the location of the distribution line 129. LMC on the point that determines the target location of the reinforcement description, and pressEnter

Defines the point of insertion of the reinforcement description. Finishes definition of distribution of bar no. 4 in the crosssection.

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[Section B-B of Beam B1]

1.3. Column C1 - definition of reinforcement


Performed Operation 1. (Zoom Extents) Description All drawing elements display.

2.

(Zoom Window)

Zoom in to the cross-section of column C1 with a part of its longitudinal section. The Reinforcement cross-section dialog displays.

3.

(Reinforcement - crosssection)

Selects the rectangular stirrup reinforcement shape. 4. 5. Specify parameters: 8 for Diameter, 32 for Cover, T for Steel grade Selects the reinforcement parameters.

6.

(Diagonal)

Selects the method of reinforcement definition. Closes the Reinforcement cross-section dialog. Selects characteristic points of the cross-section, and draws the stirrup shape within the indicated diagonal. The Reinforcement description dialog displays.

7. LMC on points A and B (shown in the drawing below)

8. Select Active (next to Position) 9. OK Accepts the parameters of the reinforcement description, and closes the Reinforcement description dialog. You are prompted to specify the beginning point of the description.

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10. LMC on the point that determines the target location of the reinforcement description, and press Enter

Defines the point of insertion of the reinforcement description, and finishes the definition of bar no. 6.

[Section of Column C1] 11. (Zoom Extents) All drawing elements display.

12. LMC on reinforcing bar no. 6 13. 14. Linear) (Reinforcement distribution) (Distribution TYPE -

Selects the transversal reinforcement. The Reinforcement detailing dialog displays. Selects the Linear distribution type, which distributes the reinforcement along a selected line or a line defined by specifying 2 points. Selects the distribution method, which defines the reinforcement spacing by specifying the spacing order with respect to the base point. Defines the manner of graphical display of a distributed bar (the icon is available under Viewing DIRECTION). Accepts parameters that determine the reinforcement distribution, and closes the dialog. You are prompted to specify the start distribution point. Defines the beginning point of the reinforcement distribution, and you are then prompted to specify the end distribution point. Defines the end point of the reinforcement distribution. You are prompted to specify the position of the first bar. Selects the Side option, and changes the position of the defined distribution with respect to the edge C-D.

15.

(Distribution METHOD Module)

16. 17. OK

18. LMC on the characteristic point C (shown in the drawing below)

19. LMC on the characteristic point D 20. S

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21. 60

Determines a position of the first bar in the distribution (60mm from the beginning point of the distribution). Determines the spacing of reinforcement in the first zone. Determines the spacing of reinforcement in the second zone. Determines the spacing of reinforcement in the third zone. The Reinforcement description dialog displays. Excludes the spacing of defined reinforcement from the description. Accepts the standard description settings, and closes the dialog. You are prompted to specify the distribution line location. Defines the location of the distribution line. You are then prompted to specify the description location. Selecting this from the context menu lets you change the inclination angle of the description of the reinforcement distribution. You are prompted to define the text inclination angle. Defines the rotation angle of the description text. Defines the location of the description. Inserts the description of the reinforcement distribution, and finishes definition of distribution of bar no. 6.

22. 5*150 23. 8*250

24. 4*140 25. Enter 26. Under Description, clear Spacing

27. OK

28. LMC on an arbitrary point

29. RMC, and click Rotation

30. 90 31. LMC on an arbitrary point 32. Enter

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Column reinforcement - elevation - bar no. 7: 33. (Reinforcement - elevation) The Reinforcement - elevation dialog displays, where you start the definition of bar no. 7. Changes the contents of the dialog, and starts definition of a straight bar with anchorage elements. Specify the parameters as shown.

34.

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35.

(2 points)

Selects the method of reinforcement definition, and you are prompted to select the beginning point. Selects the beginning point, and you are then prompted to select the end point. Selects the end point. The Reinforcement description dialog displays. Accepts the default parameters of the reinforcement description, and closes the Reinforcement description dialog. Selecting this from the context menu lets you change the inclination angle of the reinforcement description. You are prompted to define the inclination angle. Defines the rotation angle of the description text. Defines the point of insertion of the reinforcement description.

36. LMC on point D (shown in the drawing above) 37. LMC on point C

38. OK

39. RMC, and click Rotation

40. 90 41. LMC on the point that determines the target location of the reinforcement description, and press Enter 42. LMC on bar no. 7 43. (Mirror)

Selects the last-defined bar. Copy bar no. 7 as shown in the drawing below (with respect to the I axis).

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Section C-C through column C1: 44. 45. C (Insert section symbol) Starts assigning a designation to the column section. You are prompted to specify a section number. Assigns the designation to the defined section. You are prompted to select the first point. Selects the first point of the section designation. You are then prompted to select the second point. Selects the next point. You are prompted to specify the location of section description. Inserts the section designation C-C above the column cross-section.

46. LMC a point to the right of the column 47. LMC a point to the left of the column 48. LMC above the column crosssection

Reinforcement in the cross-section C-C distribution of bar no. 7: 49. (Zoom Window) Zoom in to the cross-section C-C of the column with a part of its longitudinal section.

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50.

(Reinforcement - point)

You are prompted to select a bar.

51. LMC on bar no. 7

Selects bar no. 7, and the Reinforcement - point dialog displays. Selects the automatic distribution type of reinforcement distribution. The method defines bar distribution on existing reinforcement. Changes the contents of the Distribution parameters field. Defines characteristic points where the point reinforcement will be placed, at bar bends and at the segment center.

52.

53. Under Distribution parameters, select:

54.

(Segment)

Selects the method that distributes reinforcement along the selected bar segment, and closes the Reinforcement - point dialog. You are prompted to select a bar segment. Indicates the segments of bar no. 6 that will determine the location of the defined point reinforcement. Selecting this from the context menu draws the point reinforcement. The Reinforcement - point dialog displays. Accepts reinforcement parameters, and closes the Reinforcement - point dialog. The Reinforcement description dialog displays. Selects the description style.

55. LMC each of the 2 shorter segments of bar no. 6 56. RMC, and click Enter

57. OK

58. Selects the method of presenting the distribution, which allows bars to be displayed graphically. Excludes the spacing of defined reinforcement from the description. Accepts description parameters, and closes the Reinforcement description dialog. You are prompted to select the first distribution bar. Indicates bars to be presented. Finishes selecting bars. You are prompted to specify the distribution line location. Defines the location of the distribution line. You are then prompted to specify the description location.

59. 60. Under Description, clear Spacing

61. OK

62. LMC on 3 out of 6 inserted bars 63. Enter

64. LMC on the point that determines the location of the distribution line 65. LMC on the point that determines the target location of the reinforcement description, and press Enter

Defines the point of insertion of the reinforcement description.

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1.4. Column C2 - reinforcement


Performed Operation 1. (Zoom Window) Description Zoom in to the cross-section C-C of the column with a part of its longitudinal section. Selects reinforcement with descriptions of bars.

2. Select the reinforcement of column C1 with the reinforcement in the crosssection (with descriptions) 3. (Copy)

Create reinforcement of column C2: Copy the selected reinforcement of column C1 (with the reinforcement in the cross-section C-C) to the formwork of column C2. Selects the reinforcement description.

4. LMC on the description of bar no. 7 in the elevation of column C2 5. RMC, and click Modify

Selecting this from the context Reinforcement description dialog. the

menu

opens

the

6. Clear Active (next to reinforcement Position)

Changes the reinforcement Position to inactive, which prohibits the quantity of no. 7 bars being included twice in calculations in the reinforcement table (the reinforcement position in the elevation of column C1 remains active). Finishes modification of the description of bar no. 7, and closes the Reinforcement description dialog. Using the same method, change the reinforcement position to inactive for bar no. 6 in the cross-section of column C2.

7. Close

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1.5. A cantilever of column C2


Performed Operation 1. Description Using AutoCAD tools, modify the formwork of column C2 by adding a cantilever as shown below.

Section D-D through column C2: 2. 3. D (Insert section symbol) Starts assigning a designation to the column section. You are prompted to enter a section number. Assigns the designation to the defined section. You are prompted to select the first point. Selects the first point of the section designation. You are then prompted to select the second point. Selects the next point. You are prompted to specify the location of the section description. Inserts the section designation D-D above the column cross-section. Zoom in to the cross-section D-D.

4. LMC a point to the right of the cantilever 5. LMC a point to the left of the column 6. LMC above the cross-section of column C2 7. (Zoom Window)

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8.

Using the Stretch command, increase the width of the cross-section of column C2 so that it corresponds to dimensions of the column with a cantilever (increase by 300 mm horizontally, illustrated by the hatched area in the drawing below).

Reinforcement in the cross-section D-D - bar no. 8: 9. (Reinforcement - crosssection) The Reinforcement cross-section dialog displays.

Selects the rectangular stirrup reinforcement shape. 10. 11. Specify parameters: 8 for Diameter, 30 for Cover, T for Steel grade Defines reinforcement parameters.

12.

(Diagonal)

Selects the method of reinforcement definition, and closes the Reinforcement cross-section dialog. Selects points that define a shape of a defined stirrup.

13. LMC on points 1 and 2 (shown in the drawing below) 14. Enter

Finishes definition of the bar shape. The Reinforcement description dialog displays. Turns on the function that counts the reinforcement, and excludes the spacing of defined stirrups from the description (it will be displayed in the description of the stirrup distribution in the column elevation). Accepts the parameters of the reinforcement description, and closes the Reinforcement description dialog. You are prompted to specify the beginning point of the description. Defines the point of insertion of the reinforcement description, and finishes definition of bar no. 8.

15. Select Active (next to the reinforcement Position) and, under Description, clear Spacing 16. OK

17. LMC a point that determines the target location of the reinforcement description, and press Enter

[Section D-D of Column C2]

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Distribution of bar no. 8. 18. LMC on reinforcing bar no. 8 19. (Reinforcement distribution) Selects the transversal reinforcement. The Reinforcement detailing dialog displays. This distribution type distributes a bar within an indicated region. The length of a given bar will be automatically adjusted to the formwork shape (before distribution, select reinforcement segments whose length will be changed in distribution). Selects the distribution method, which defines the reinforcement spacing by defining the spacing order with respect to the base point. Defines the manner of graphical display of a distributed bar (the icon is available under Viewing DIRECTION). Accepts parameters that determine the reinforcement distribution, and closes the dialog. You are prompted to specify the first point of a line that cuts line bar segment(s) of varying length. Defines the beginning point of a line that intersects these bar segments whose lengths will be modified. You are then prompted to specify the second point. Defines the end point of the line. You are prompted to specify the initial point of the distribution region. Selects points that define a distribution region of the bar.

20.

(Varying linearly)

21.

(Module)

22. 23. OK

24. LMC a point under the section D-D

25. LMC a point above the section D-D 26. LMC, in order, points 1 - 5 (shown in the drawing below) 27. Enter

Finishes definition of the distribution region. You are prompted to specify the reinforcement distribution direction. Accepts the direction of reinforcement distribution indicated with arrows (along the column edge). You are then prompted to specify the position of the first bar. Determines a position of the first bar in the distribution (10mm from the beginning point of the distribution). Determines the spacing of reinforcement in the first zone. Determines the spacing of reinforcement in the second zone. The Reinforcement description dialog displays. Description, clear Excludes the spacing of defined reinforcement from the description.

28. Enter

29. 10

30. 2*140 31. 2*100

32. Enter 33. Under Spacing

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34. OK

Accepts the standard description settings, and closes the dialog. You are prompted to specify the distribution line location. Defines the location of the distribution line. You are then prompted to specify the description location. Selecting this from the context menu changes the inclination angle of the description of the reinforcement distribution. You are prompted to specify the text inclination angle. Defines the rotation angle of the description text. Selecting this from the context menu changes the position of the reinforcement description with respect to the designation of the position number. Defines the location of the description. Inserts the description of the reinforcement distribution, and finishes definition of distribution of bar no. 8.

35. LMC on an arbitrary point

36. RMC, and click Rotation

37. 90 38. RMC, and click Mirror

39. LMC on an arbitrary point 40. Enter

Modification of the distribution description for bar no. 8. 41. LMC on the description of the distribution of bar no. 8 42. RMC, and click Modify Selects the reinforcement description.

Selecting this from the context menu allows you to modify the reinforcement description. The Reinforcement description dialog displays. Displays advanced description Reinforcement description dialog. parameters on the

43. Details...

44. On the Description elements tab, for Description text appearance, select:

Changes positions of dimensions with respect to the dimension line. To make the description more readable, every second dimension will be moved under the dimension line.

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45. Add

Accepts the new settings, and closes the details portion of the dialog. Finishes modification of the distribution description for bar no. 8, and closes the Reinforcement description dialog.

46. Close

Modification of distribution of bar no. 6. 47. LMC on the distribution of bar no. 6 48. (Reinforcement modification) (Delete) Selects the reinforcement distribution.

Opens the Modification of reinforcement distribution dialog, where you can start modification of reinforcement. Allows you to delete selected bars from the distribution. You are prompted to select the first distribution bar. Deletes the 2 selected stirrups from the distribution of bar no. 6 in column C2. The reinforcement of a cantilever was defined in this place in the form of bars no. 8 Returns to the Modification of reinforcement distribution dialog. Accepts the introduced change, and closes the Modification of reinforcement distribution dialog.

49.

50. LMC each of the bars marked in red in the drawing below

51. RMC

52. OK

Reinforcement of a cantilever - bar no. 9 53. (Reinforcement - crosssection) Opens the Reinforcement cross-section dialog, where you can start definition of bar no. 9. Allows you to define an arbitrary reinforcement shape. 54. Specify parameters as shown below.

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55.

(Points)

Selects the method of reinforcement definition, and you are prompted to select the first point. Defines the shape of a defined bar.

56. LMC, in order, points: 2, 3, 4, and 6 (shown in the drawing below) 57. Enter

Finishes definition of the bar shape. The Reinforcement description dialog displays. Accepts the parameters of the reinforcement description, and closes the Reinforcement description dialog. You are prompted to select the beginning point of description. Defines the point of insertion of the reinforcement description, and finishes definition of bar no. 9.

58. OK

59. LMC on the point determining the target location of the reinforcement description, and press Enter

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Reinforcement in the cross-section D-D distribution of bar no. 9: 60. (Reinforcement - point) You are prompted to select a bar.

61. LMC on bar no. 9

Selects bar no. 9, and opens the Reinforcement - point dialog. Selects the regular distribution type of reinforcement distribution. Selects the method of reinforcement distribution, and closes the Reinforcement - point dialog. You are prompted to select a bar segment. Selects a bar segment along which the point reinforcement will be drawn. Selecting this from the context menu prompts you to enter a number. Imposes the number of bars. Draws the point reinforcement, Reinforcement - point dialog. and opens the

62.

63.

(Whole segment)

64. LMC on the shorter segment of bar no. 8 65. RMC, and click Number

66. 3 67. Enter

68. OK

Accepts reinforcement parameters, and closes the Reinforcement - point dialog. The Reinforcement description dialog displays. Selects the description style.

69. 70. Under Description, clear Spacing Excludes the spacing of defined reinforcement from the description. Accepts description parameters, and closes the Reinforcement description dialog. You are prompted to specify the distribution line location. Defines the location of the distribution line. You are prompted to specify the description location. Inserts the description of the reinforcement distribution, and finishes definition of distribution of bar no. 9.

71. OK

72. LMC on an arbitrary point

73. Enter

Reinforcement of a cantilever - bar no. 10 74. (Special reinforcement) Starts definition of a next element of the cantilever reinforcement bar no. 10. The Special bars dialog displays.

75. LMC on the drawing representing the reinforcement shape

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Selects the bar shape.

76. 77. OK Accepts the selection, and closes the Special bars dialog. The Special reinforcement dialog displays. parameters as Selects the reinforcement parameters. The L value denotes the length of a reinforcement leg (depth), which is perpendicular to the plane of the drawing.

78. Specify the shown below.

79.

(Points)

Starts drawing the reinforcement, the following text appears in the command line: Select first point. Indicates first characteristic point used to define the bar geometry. The following text appears in the command line: Select second point. Selecting this from the context menu changes the position of the defined reinforcing bar no. 11 with respect to the formwork edge. Indicates the second point, and you are prompted to select the third point. Indicates the third point. You are prompted to indicate the location of the open segment of a bar. Indicates the location of bar ends, and finishes definition of the bar shape. The Reinforcement description dialog displays. Accepts description parameters, and closes the Reinforcement description dialog. You are prompted to specify the beginning point of the description. Indicates the beginning point of the description, and you are then prompted to specify the next description point.

80. LMC on point 1 shown in the drawing below

81. RMC, and click Side

82. LMC point 2

83. LMC point 3

84. LMC near point 1 (point 1 will be marked with a circle)

85. OK

86. LMC on the point that determines the location of a description

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87. RMC, and click Mirror

Selecting this from the context menu causes the reinforcement description to display on the opposite side of the symbol of position number. Inserts the reinforcement description, and finishes definition of bar no. 10.

88. Enter

89.

(Reinforcing bars - symbol)

You are prompted to select / specify a number of reinforcement position. Indicates a number of the bar position. You are prompted to specify an insertion point. Indicates the point of insertion of the bar with a description outside the formwork contour. You are prompted to select the position of reinforcement description. Inserts the bar description (outside the formwork contour). Moves the bar described outside the formwork contour to an arbitrary place. Using the same method, you can create drawings of the remaining bars with descriptions outside the formwork contour.

90. LMC select bar no. 10

91. LMC on an arbitrary point

92. LMC near the element drawn

93.

(Move)

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1.6. Spread footing


Performed Operation 1. 2. 3. (Zoom Extents) Spread footing The Spread footing dialog displays, where you can define the formwork of a spread footing. Selects the foundation shape. Description All drawing elements display.

4.

Selects a column with a rectangular cross-section. In the edit fields for defining dimensions of a spread footing, enter the values shown below. Additionally, the dialog allows defining axes and a level; blank edit fields mean that an axis or level will not be drawn.

5. OK

Finishes definition of the spread footing dimensions, and closes the Spread footing - GEOMETRY dialog. In the model layout, a drawing displays that shows the spread footing formwork with two sections and the elevation. Inserts a drawing of the spread footing formwork.

6. LMC on a selected point

Reinforcement of a spread footing - bar no. 11 7. (Zoom Window) Zoom in to the longitudinal section along the longer spread footing side. The Reinforcement - elevation dialog displays, where you can draw reinforcement in the elevation.

8.

(Reinforcement - elevation)

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9.

(2 points)

Selects the method of reinforcement definition, and you are prompted to select the beginning point. Selects the beginning point, and you are then prompted to select the end point. Selects the end point. The Reinforcement description dialog displays. Accepts the parameters of the reinforcement description, and closes the Reinforcement description dialog. Defines the point of insertion of the reinforcement description, and finishes definition of the straight bar.

10. LMC on the characteristic point no. 1 (see the drawing below) 11. LMC on the characteristic point no. 2 12. OK

13. LMC on the point determining the target location of the reinforcement description, and press Enter

Reinforcement of a spread footing - bar no. 12 14. 15. (Zoom Extents) (Zoom Window) All drawing elements display. Zoom in to the longitudinal section along the shorter spread footing side. The Reinforcement - elevation dialog displays, where you can draw reinforcement in the elevation.

16.

(Reinforcement - elevation)

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17.

(2 points)

Selects the method of reinforcement definition, and you are prompted to select the beginning point. Selects characteristic points that define the location of a bar.

18. Using the method learned previously, select the beginning and end points of reinforcement 19. OK

Accepts the parameters of the reinforcement description, and closes the Reinforcement description dialog. Defines the point of insertion of the reinforcement description, and finishes definition of the straight bar.

20. LMC on the point determining the target location of the reinforcement description, and press Enter

Point reinforcement - distribution of bar no. 11 21. 22. 11 (Reinforcement - point) You are prompted to select a bar.

Selects bar no. 11. The Reinforcement - point dialog displays. Selects the method of reinforcement distribution, and closes the Reinforcement - point dialog. You are then prompted to select a bar segment. Selects a bar along which the point reinforcement will be drawn.

23.

(Whole segment)

24. Select bar no. 12

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25. S

Selects the Side option. Changes the position of the point reinforcement with respect to bar no. 12. Selecting this from the context menu starts definition of the spacing of bars no. 11. Specifies the spacing. Draws the point reinforcement, Reinforcement - point dialog. and opens the

26. RMC, and click Spacing

27. 150 28. Enter

29. OK

Accepts reinforcement parameters, and closes the Reinforcement - point dialog. The Reinforcement description dialog displays. Excludes the bar spacing from the description. Turns off the function for counting the reinforcement, in order to avoid including the same reinforcement in calculations several times when preparing a reinforcement table. Accepts the parameters of the reinforcement description, and closes the Reinforcement description dialog. You are prompted to specify the distribution line location. Defines the location of the distribution line, and you are prompted to specify the description location. Defines the location of the description. Inserts the description of the reinforcement distribution, and finishes definition of distribution of bar no. 11.

30. Under Description, clear Spacing 31. Clear the Active option

32. OK

33. LMC on an arbitrary point

34. LMC on an arbitrary point 35. Enter

Point reinforcement - distribution of bar no. 12 36. (Pan) Move the drawing area so that it includes the section through the longer side of the spread footing. You are prompted to select a bar.

37. 38. 12

(Reinforcement - point)

Selects bar no. 12, and opens the Reinforcement - point dialog. Selects the method of reinforcement distribution, and closes the Reinforcement - point dialog. You are prompted to select a bar. Selects a bar along which the point reinforcement will be drawn. Selecting this from the context menu starts definition of the spacing of bars no. 12. Specifies the spacing.

39.

(Whole bar)

40. Select bar no. 11

41. RMC, and click Spacing

42. 250

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43. Enter

Draws the point reinforcement, Reinforcement - point dialog.

and

opens

the

44. OK

Accepts the reinforcement parameters, and closes the Reinforcement - point dialog. The Reinforcement description dialog displays. Excludes the bar spacing from the description.

45. Under Description, clear Spacing

46. Clear the Active option

Turns off the function for counting the reinforcement, in order to avoid including the same reinforcement in calculations several times when preparing a reinforcement table. Accepts the parameters of the reinforcement description, and closes the Reinforcement description dialog. You are prompted to specify the distribution line location. Defines the location of the distribution line, and you are prompted to specify the description location. Defines the location of the description. Inserts the description of the reinforcement distribution, and finishes definition of distribution of bar no. 12. The point reinforcement is illustrated in the drawing below.

47. OK

48. LMC on an arbitrary point

49. LMC on an arbitrary point 50. Enter

Distribution of bar no. 11. 51. (Pan) Move the drawing area so that it includes the cross-section of the spread footing and a part of the section along the longer side. Selecting this option allows definition of reinforcement distribution. The Reinforcement detailing dialog displays. Selects the Linear distribution type, which distributes the reinforcement along a selected line or a line defined by 2 user-defined points.

52.

(Reinforcement distribution)

53. LMC on bar no. 11, Enter

54.

(Linear)

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55.

(Zone)

Selects the distribution method that divides the formwork element into several zones. It is possible to define the reinforcement spacing independently in each of the defined zones. Defines the manner of graphical display of a distributed bar (the icon is available under Viewing DIRECTION). Accepts parameters that determine the reinforcement distribution, and closes the dialog. You are prompted to specify the start distribution point. Defines the beginning point of the reinforcement distribution, and you are then prompted to specify the end distribution point.

56. 57. OK

58. LMC on the characteristic point A (see the drawing below)

59. LMC on the characteristic point B 60. N

Defines the end point of the reinforcement distribution. You are prompted to specify the beginning of the zone. Selects the option that allows defining a number of zones. You are prompted to specify the number of zones. Specifies one reinforcement zone. The Reinforcement distribution dialog displays. Define parameters (S=150mm, n=8) as shown below.

61. 1

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62. OK

Accepts specified values of the parameters. Reinforcement description dialog displays.

The

63.

Under Description, clear Spacing

This option lets you select distribution bars that should be displayed in the drawing, and you exclude the spacing from the description. Accepts parameters of the reinforcement description, and closes the Reinforcement description dialog. You are prompted to select the first distribution bar. Selects bars.

64. Select the Active option and OK

65. LMC each of the 3 outermost distribution bars 66. Enter

Finishes definition of bars needed for the selected description style. You are prompted to specify the distribution line location. Defines the location of the distribution line, and you are prompted to specify the description location. Defines the location of the description. Inserts the description of the reinforcement distribution, and finishes definition of distribution of bar no. 11.

67. LMC on an arbitrary point

68. LMC on an arbitrary point 69. Enter

Distribution of bar no. 12. 70. (Pan) Move the drawing area so that it includes the cross-section of the spread footing and a part of the section along the shorter side. Selecting this option allows definition of reinforcement distribution. The Reinforcement detailing dialog displays. Selects the Distribution TYPE. 73. (Linear) Selects the Distribution METHOD. 74. (Zone) Defines the manner of graphical display of a distributed bar. 75. 76. OK Accepts parameters that determine the reinforcement distribution, and closes the dialog. Defines the distribution. beginning point of the reinforcement

71.

(Reinforcement distribution)

72. LMC on bar no. 12, Enter

77. LMC on the characteristic point B (see the drawing below)

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78. LMC on the characteristic point C 79. N 80. 1

Defines the end point of the reinforcement distribution.

Selects the option that allows defining a number of zones. Specifies a single reinforcement zone. Define parameters (S=250mm, n=7) as shown below.

81. OK

The Reinforcement description dialog displays. This option lets you select distribution bars that should display in the drawing, and you exclude the spacing from the description. Accepts parameters of the reinforcement description. Selects distribution bars. Finishes definition of bars needed for the selected description style.

82.

Under Description, clear Spacing

83. OK 84. LMC each of the selected points 85. Enter

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86. LMC on an arbitrary point 87. LMC on an arbitrary point 88. Enter

Defines the location of the distribution line. Defines the location of the description. Inserts the description of the reinforcement distribution, and finishes definition of distribution of bar no. 12.

Spread footing column connection - bar no. 13: 89. 90. (Pan) Using AutoCAD tools, mark the points 1, 2, 3 (shown in the drawing below), which will enhance bar definition. Move the drawing area so that it includes the cross-section of the spread footing along its longer side. The Reinforcement - elevation dialog displays, where you can start definition of bar no. 13. Selects parameters of the bar shape, and changes the contents of the dialog. Specify parameters as shown below.

91.

(Reinforcement - elevation)

92.

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93.

(Points)

Selects the method of reinforcement definition. You are prompted to select the beginning point. Selects characteristic points that define geometry of a bar.

94. LMC, in order, points 1, 2, and 3, shown in the drawing below 95. Enter

Finishes definition of reinforcing bar no. 13, and opens the Reinforcement description dialog. Accepts description parameters, Reinforcement description dialog. and closes the

96. OK

97. LMC on the point determining the target location of the reinforcement description, and press Enter 98. ,

Defines the point of insertion of the reinforcement description, and finishes definition of the straight bar no. 13 (shown below).

Using the Mirror option, draw a mirror reflection of bar no. 13 with respect to axis I. Copy bar no. 13 to the cross-section of the spread footing along its shorter side. Draw the mirror reflection with respect to the S axis (leave the copied bars without descriptions).

Reinforcement by means of stirrups - bar no. 14 99. (Reinforcement - crosssection) The Reinforcement cross-section dialog displays.

Selects the rectangular stirrup reinforcement shape. 100. 101. Specify parameters: 8 for Diameter, 32 for Cover, T for Steel grade Defines the reinforcement parameters.

102.

(Diagonal)

Selects the method of reinforcement definition, and closes the Reinforcement cross-section dialog.

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103. LMC points C and D (illustrated below) 104. Enter

Selects points that define a shape of a defined stirrup.

Finishes definition of the bar shape, and opens the Reinforcement description dialog. Accepts parameters of the reinforcement description, and closes the Reinforcement description dialog. You are prompted to specify the beginning point of the description. Defines the point of insertion of the reinforcement description, and finishes definition of bar no. 14.

105. OK

106. LMC on the point determining the target location of the reinforcement description, and press Enter

Distribution of bar no. 14 (the section along the longer side of the spread footing): 107. distribution) 108. LMC reinforcing bar no. 14, Enter Selects the transversal reinforcement. (Reinforcement The Reinforcement detailing dialog displays.

Selects the Distribution TYPE. 109. (Linear) Selects the Distribution METHOD. 110. (Module) Defines the Viewing DIRECTION. 111. 112. OK Accepts parameters that determine the reinforcement distribution. You are prompted to specify the start distribution point. Selects the beginning point (the section of the spread footing along its longer side). Defines the end point of the reinforcement distribution. You are prompted to specify the position of first bar. The arrow indicates the direction of the distribution.

113. LMC point 1 (see the drawing below) 114. LMC point 2 (see the drawing below)

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115. 200

Determines a position of the first distribution bar (200mm from the bottom of the spread footing, with the arrow pointing up). Determines the reinforcement spacing. Finishes definition of the distribution. The Reinforcement description dialog displays. Description, clear Excludes the spacing from the description.

116. 3*100 117. Enter

118. Under Spacing 119. OK

Accepts the description settings, and closes the dialog. You are prompted to specify the distribution line location. Defines the location of the distribution line, and you are prompted to specify the description location. Defines the location of the description. Inserts the description of the reinforcement distribution, and finishes definition of distribution of bar no. 14.

120. LMC on an arbitrary point

121. LMC on an arbitrary point 122. Enter

Distribution of bar no. 14 (the section along the shorter side of the spread footing): Using the same method, draw the distribution of bar no. 13 in the column pier, displayed in the spread footing section along its shorter side. This definition differs only in selecting a different Viewing DIRECTION:

123. LMC the description of the distribution of bar no. 14 124. RMC, and click Modify

Selects the reinforcement description.

Selecting this from the context menu lets you modify the reinforcement description. The Reinforcement description dialog displays. Turns off the function for counting the reinforcement, in order to avoid including the same reinforcement in calculations several times when preparing a reinforcement table. Finishes modification of the distribution description for bar no. 14, and closes the Reinforcement description dialog.

125. Clear the Active option

126. Close

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Reinforcement in the horizontal cross-section of the spread footing - distribution of bar no. 13: 127. (Zoom Window) Zoom in to the horizontal section of the spread footing with bar no. 14 and the vertical section of the spread footing. You are prompted to select a bar.

128.

(Reinforcement - point)

129. LMC bar no. 13

Selects bar no. 13. The Reinforcement - point dialog displays. Selects the automatic distribution type of reinforcement distribution. Defines characteristic points where the point reinforcement will be placed, at bar bends and at the segment center.

130. 131. Under Distribution parameters, select:

132.

(Segment)

Selects the method that distributes reinforcement along the selected bar segment, and closes the Reinforcement - point dialog. You are prompted to select a bar segment. Indicates the segments of bar no. 14 that will determine the location of the defined point reinforcement. Selecting this from the context menu draws the point reinforcement. The Reinforcement - point dialog displays. Accepts reinforcement parameters, and closes the Reinforcement - point dialog. The Reinforcement description dialog displays. Selects the description style.

133. LMC each of the 2 shorter segments of bar no. 14 134. RMC, and click Enter

135. OK

136. Selects the method of presenting the distribution, which allows bars to be displayed graphically.

137.

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138. Select Active option and, under Description, clear Spacing

Turns on the function for counting the reinforcement, and excludes the spacing of defined reinforcement from the description (lengths of bars are given in the column elevation). Accepts description parameters, and closes the Reinforcement description dialog. You are prompted to select the first distribution bar. Indicates bars to be displayed. Finishes selecting bars. You are prompted to specify the distribution line location. Defines the location of the distribution line, and you are prompted to specify the description location.

139. OK

140. LMC 4 selected bars 141. Enter

142. LMC a point that determines the location of the distribution line 143. LMC a point that determines the target location of the reinforcement description, and press Enter

Defines the point of insertion of the reinforcement description.

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1.7. How to prepare a drawing for printing


1. (Zoom Extents) All defined drawing elements display.

2.

(Create view)

Starts definition of a view. You are prompted to define the first corner. Defines the area of the view, including the first spread footing section.

3. LMC points that define corners of the rectangular window of the view 4. Spread footing section 1 5. Enter

Defines the view name. Accepts a default scale value for the created view. After definition of the view is finished, the tree located in the Object Inspector dialog will be automatically extended with a defined view (see the drawing below).

6.

(Create view)

Starts definition of a view. Defines a view, including the second spread footing section. Defines the view name. Accepts a default scale value for the created view. Starts definition of a view. Defines the view, including the spread footing projection.

7. LMC points that define the view area 8. Spread footing section 2 9. Enter 10. (Create view)

11. LMC points that define corners of the view 12. Spread footing view

Defines the view name.

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13. Enter 14. (Create view)

Accepts a default scale value for the created view. Starts definition of a view.

15. LMC points that define corners of the view 16. Frame view 17. Enter 18. (Create view)

Defines the area of the view, including the reinforcement in the elevation for the frame with a description. Defines the view name. Accepts a default scale value for the created view. Starts definition of a view. Defines a view, including the first cross-section through the column. Defines the view name. Accepts a default scale value for the created view. Starts definition of a view. Defines a view, including the second cross-section through the column. Defines the view name. Accepts a default scale value for the created view. Starts definition of a view. Defines a view, including the first cross-section through the beam. Defines the view name. Accepts a default scale value for the created view. Starts definition of a view. Defines a view, including the second cross-section through the beam. Defines the view name. Accepts a default scale value for the created view. Lets you insert a main table with data about elements that have been placed in the drawing. You are prompted to specify the reinforcement table range. Accepts the default table range (All). You are prompted to define the point of table insertion. Inserts the main reinforcement table.

19. LMC points that define corners of the view 20. Column section 1 21. Enter 22. (Create view)

23. LMC points that define corners of the view 24. Column section 2 25. Enter 26. (Create view)

27. LMC points that define corners of the view 28. Beam section 1 29. Enter 30. (Create view)

31. LMC points that define corners of the view 32. Beam section 2 33. Enter 34. (Main table)

35. Enter

36. LMC a point of table insertion

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(Create view)

Starts definition of a view. Defines the view, including the main reinforcement table.

38. LMC points that define corners of the view 39. Tab_1 40. Enter 41. (Bars - Summary table)

Defines the view name. Accepts a default scale value for the created view. Lets you insert a summary table for elements that have been placed in the drawing. You are prompted to specify the reinforcement table range. Accepts the default table range (All). You are prompted to define the point of table insertion. Inserts the sumary reinforcement table. Starts definition of a view. Defines the view, reinforcement. including a summary table for

42. Enter

43. LMC a point of table insertion 44. (Create view)

45. LMC points that define corners of the view 46. Tab_2 47. Enter 48. Position the cursor above the Model tab at the bottom of the screen, RMC, and click From template... 49. A1 ASD 033.dwt Open 50. OK in the Insert Layout(s) dialog

Defines the view name. Accepts a default scale value for the created view. The Select Template From File dialog displays, where you can select a template.

Selects the template from the list of available templates, and closes the Select Template From File dialog. Closes the dialog. On the bar at the bottom of the screen, an additional tab (A1 ASD) displays. Opens the printout layout. Selects the view named Spread footing section 1.

51. LMC the A1 ASD tab 52. In the Object Inspector, select the Spread footing section 1 view 53. RMC, and click Add to current Printout

After you select this from the context menu, the Spread_footing_section_1 view displays within the template. Places the view in the A1 ASD template.

54. LMC a target location of the printout

Using the same method, move the remaining views (see the drawing below).

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