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LESSON 1: Defining the sketch points


AC Tutorial RBS - Lesson 1: Defining the sketch points In this lesson create the sketch points for the reinforcement solution: the start and the end points of each distribution.

Advance creates sketch points, by default, on the object geometry. To complete it, create sketch points and modify their properties (e.g., distance, value, etc.).

These distances can then be added in the solution interface.

You will learn how to:

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Create the reinforcement drawing for the reinforcement solution.

Step 1: Define the base drawing for the reinforcement solution.

  • On the Reinforcement Solutions toolbar, click  AC Tutorial RBS - Lesson 1: Button.
    Advance switches to the reinforcement solution design mode.
  • Include the structure in a window selection.

AC Tutorial RBS - Lesson 1: Including the structure in a window selection

  • Press Enter.
  • Next, select the reinforcement drawing template for the solution definition: Elevation face, isometric view and cut left.
  • Click Next.
  • In the “View parameters” dialog box, click Finish to end the creation of the base drawing.

The base drawing for the reinforcement solution is created and displayed in the Pilot.
Advance automatically creates sketch points on the object geometry.

AC Tutorial RBS - Lesson 1: Pilot display - the base drawing for the reinforcement solution AC Tutorial RBS - Lesson 1: Sketch points on the object geometry

Step 2: Add sketch points.

Create new sketch points, representing the start and the end points of the three distributions.
The points are created by translation.

By default, in the Lleft area, there is only one point, D1 – the end point of the Lleft distribution.
Two more points are necessary:

  • The first point of the Lleft distribution: H1
  • The first point of the Central distribution: G1
Similarly, in the Lright area, two more points are necessary:
  • The first point of the Lright distribution: J1
  • The second point of the Central distribution: I1

AC Tutorial RBS - Lesson 1: Adding the sketch points


Create sketch points by translation.

Creating the first sketch point of the Central distribution (G1)


The G1 sketch point is created by translating the D1 point in the D1 – C1 direction with 0.8 m distance.

AC Tutorial RBS - Lesson 1: Creating the G1 sketch point

  • On the Sketch Designer toolbar, click  AC Tutorial RBS - Lesson 1: Button.
  • Select D1 as the base point.
  • In the "Translate point" dialog box, click  AC Tutorial RBS - Lesson 1: Button next to the "Translate by vector" drop-down list.
  • In the "Define vector" dialog box, on the Between points tab, select two points defining the translation vector: D1 and C1 points.

AC Tutorial RBS - Lesson 1: 'Translate point' dialog box AC Tutorial RBS - Lesson 1: 'Define point' dialog box



  • Click OK to close the "Define vector" dialog box.
  • In the "Translate point" dialog box, click  AC Tutorial RBS - Lesson 1: Button next to the With distance option, to set the translation distance.
  • In the "Define distance" dialog box, on the Between points tab, make the following settings.

AC Tutorial RBS - Lesson 1: 'Define distance' dialog box

  • Click OK to close the “Define distance” dialog box.
  • Click OK to finish setting the translation properties.
    The G1 sketch point is created.

Creating the first point of the Lleft distribution (H1)

Using a similar process, create the first point of the Lleft distribution (H1) by translating the G1 sketch point with 0.1 m in the C1-D1 direction.

AC Tutorial RBS - Lesson 1: Creating H1 sketch point

  • Select the G1 sketch point.
  • On the Sketch Designer toolbar, click  AC Tutorial RBS - Button.
  • In the "Translate point" dialog box, click   AC Tutorial RBS - Button next to the "Translate by vector" drop-down list.
  • In the "Define vector" dialog box, on the Between points tab, select the two points defining the translation vector:
    - First point: C1
    - Second point: D1

AC Tutorial RBS - Lesson 1: 'Define vector' dialog box

  • Click OK to close the “Define vector” dialog box.
  • In the "Translate point" dialog box, click  AC Tutorial RBS - Lesson 1: Button next to the With distance option, to set the translation distance.
  • In the "Define distance" dialog box, on the Between points tab, make the following settings:
    - Select the Get value from dynamic reinforcement parameters option.
    - In the "Default value" field set the point distance to 0.1 m.

AC Tutorial RBS - Lesson 1: 'Define distance' dialog box

  • Click OK to close the "Define distance" dialog box.
  • Click OK to finish setting the point distances.
    The H1 sketch point is created in the Lleft area.


Creating the second point of the central distribution (I1)

Translate the C1 sketch point with 0.7 m in the C1-D1 direction to create the I1 sketch point.

AC Tutorial RBS - Lesson 1: Creating I1 sketch point

  • Select the C1 sketch point.
  • On the Sketch Designer toolbar, click  AC Tutorial RBS - Lesson 1: Button.
  • In the "Translate point" dialog box, click  AC Tutorial RBS - Lesson 1: Button next to the With distance option, to set the translation distance.
  • In the "Define distance" dialog box, on the Between points tab, make the following settings:

AC Tutorial RBS - Lesson 1: 'Translate point' dialog box AC Tutorial RBS - Lesson 1: 'Define distance' dialog box


  • Click OK to close the dialog box.
  • Click OK to finish setting the point distances.


Creating the first point of the right distribution (J1)

Next, translate the I1 sketch point with 0.15 m in the D1-C1 direction to create the J1 sketch point.

AC Tutorial RBS - Lesson 1: Creating I1 sketch point

  • Select the I1 sketch point.
  • On the Sketch Designer toolbar, click  AC Tutorial RBS - Lesson 1: Button.
  • In the "Translate point" dialog box, select D1 – C1 for the translation vector.

AC Tutorial RBS - Lesson 1: 'Translate point' dialog box

  • In the "Translate point" dialog box, click  AC Tutorial RBS - Lesson 1: Button next to the With distance option, to set the point distance.
  • In the "Define distance" dialog box, on the Between points tab, make the following settings:

AC Tutorial RBS - Lesson 1: 'Translate point' dialog box AC Tutorial RBS - Lesson 1: 'Define distance' dialog box

  • Click OK to close the "Define distance" dialog box.
  • Click OK to finish setting the point distances.
The first point of the Lright distribution is created.

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