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How is a new reinforcement symbol created?

  • Software:

    Autodesk Advance Concrete
  • Module

    Reinforcement
  • Question:

    How is a new reinforcement symbol created?
  • Type:

    Modeling
  • Difficulty:

    *

Answer

The symbol creation commands are available from the Advance Reinforcement Symbols toolbar.
Symbols can be created only in the Drawing mode.

How is a new reinforcement symbol created

  • First you have to draw the symbol support line.
  • How is a new reinforcement symbol created

  • Use the "Add a new symbol to the library" command.
  • How is a new reinforcement symbol created

  • Select the symbol support line. The following dialog box is displayed:
  • How is a new reinforcement symbol created

  • Name the symbol and then specify the base point. Three options are available for defining the base point:


    1. Select a point;
    2. Define the point by coordinates;
    3. Select the "Central base point" option.
  • How is a new reinforcement symbol created

  • To customize the symbol's content you must select the desired attributes. Click the "Insert an attribute..." button to display the following dialog box:
  • How is a new reinforcement symbol created

  • Select the desired attributes. In this example for 3D bars (all types), the following attributes were selected: Position No. < PositionNum >, Diameter
    < RealDiameter >
    and Steel grade < SteelGrade >.

  • Click OK, and then place the attributes on the support line. The program will return to the first dialog box.
  • How is a new reinforcement symbol created

  • To edit the attributes, use the "Edit an attribute" command.
  • How is a new reinforcement symbol created

  • After editing the attributes, return to the dialog box and click OK. The following message will be displayed:
  • How is a new reinforcement symbol created

  • The symbol is saved as a drawing in
    C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roamning\Graitec\AdvanceConcrete\2010\Support\Symbol\User\

Example

Create a reinforcement bar. For placing the symbol, select the new symbol from the "User" category on the properties bar.

How is a new reinforcement symbol created
How is a new reinforcement symbol created