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How is a dynamic reinforcement solution created?

  • Software:

    Autodesk Advance Concrete
  • Module

    Reinforcement
  • Question:

    How is a dynamic reinforcement solution created?
  • Type:

    Modeling
  • Difficulty:

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Answer

The following toolbars are used when creating a dynamic reinforcement solution:

How is a dynamic reinforcement solution created

Reinforcement solutions apply only to the structural elements for which they are defined. Therefore, before creating a reinforcement solution, you should consider what type of elements you need to include.

Example: How to create a dynamic reinforcement solution for a column

  • Select the desired column and use the "Define solution" command on the Advance Reinforcement Solutions toolbar.
  • How is a dynamic reinforcement solution created

  • In the "Creation of a reinforcement drawing" window, select 4 views > Dynamic reinforcement: left, front, top, isometric view.
  • How is a dynamic reinforcement solution created

  • Follow all the reinforcement drawing creation steps by clicking the Next button. At the end, Advance Concrete will display a range of views containing the reinforcement bar sketch points (definition points).

  • The sketch points are automatically created according to the selected element geometry. These points are used as definition points for the reinforcement bars.
  • How is a dynamic reinforcement solution created

  • It is possible to add more definition points if necessary, according to the required type of the reinforcement bars. To create additional points, use the Advance Sketch Designer toolbar.
  • How is a dynamic reinforcement solution created

  • Start reinforcing the element using the Advance Reinforcement toolbar. The reinforcement bars are created through the sketch points.

  • How is a dynamic reinforcement solution created



  • Create the rectangular bar in the top view by 2 diagonal points, for example E and A.






  • How is a dynamic reinforcement solution created




  • Define a linear distribution on the column height by 2 points (G and H).















  • Define the vertical bars by the G - H and A - B points.







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  • Create a linear distribution in the "Left elevation" view, defining each distribution through the E and G points.





  • The solution is created and must be saved. Use the "Save solution" command on the Advance Reinforcement Solutions toolbar:
  • How is a dynamic reinforcement solution created

  • After launching the command, a window containing a 3D view of the reinforcement solution is displayed.
  • How is a dynamic reinforcement solution created

  • Click Next to go to the next window, which shows the structural elements included in the solution (in this case, the column).
  • How is a dynamic reinforcement solution created

  • Go to the next window, where you can add the reinforcement solution parameters representing the reinforcement bar properties: diameter, steel grade, hooks, length and angle of the hook, cover, distribution type with numbers of bars, and distance between the bars.
  • How is a dynamic reinforcement solution created

  • Click Next. The following window provides information about the available post processing actions.
  • How is a dynamic reinforcement solution created

  • Choose finish and save the solution.
  • How is a dynamic reinforcement solution created

  • The reinforcement solutions are saved as files in:
    C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Graitec\AdvanceConcrete\2009\Support\Dynamic Reinforcement.

  • To apply the saved solution: select a column and use the "Apply solution" command on the Advance Reinforcement Solutions toolbar:
  • How is a dynamic reinforcement solution created

  • Select the previously saved solution in the displayed window:
  • How is a dynamic reinforcement solution created

  • Click Next to access the window containing the reinforcement bar properties, which can be modified.
  • How is a dynamic reinforcement solution created

  • Click Finish to apply the solution.
  • How is a dynamic reinforcement solution created

  • To view the column reinforcement, create a reinforcement drawing:

How is a dynamic reinforcement solution created

How is a dynamic reinforcement solution created