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How can the thickness of the distribution line and the bending detail be modified in Advance Concrete?

  • Software:

    Autodesk Advance Concrete
  • Module

    Modeling
  • Question:

    How can the thickness of the distribution line and the bending detail be modified in Advance Concrete?
  • Type:

    Modeling
  • Difficulty:

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Answer

For this example we will use a reinforcement detail as shown in the following figure. Create a reinforcement definition bar using the "Create a linear distribution of the selected bar" command.

How can the thickness of the distribution line and the bending detail be modified in Advance Concrete

How can the thickness of the distribution line and the bending detail be modified in Advance Concrete

How can the thickness of the distribution line and the bending detail be modified in Advance Concrete







From the properties window, select the "Central line" visualization type for the linear distribution.
To modify the properties of the central distribution bar, open the distribution properties window. On the "Representation" tab, modify the central line parameters such as color, style or line type. To view the changes, use the "Show/Hide Lineweight" AutoCAD option.













How can the thickness of the distribution line and the bending detail be modified in Advance Concrete

How can the thickness of the distribution line and the bending detail be modified in Advance Concrete

The distribution bar has, by default, the same thickness as the definition bar. The definition bar has, by default, a line thickness dependent on the bar diameter. To change the line thickness of the bar, change the representation style of the bar, or create a new representation style using the "Representation style" command on the "Advance Project Preferences" toolbar.

How can the thickness of the distribution line and the bending detail be modified in Advance Concrete

After the representation style is modified, you can change the thickness of the definition bar and leave the distribution bar as it is. The distribution bar can be modified with the "Wireframe" command, accessed from the "Preferences" option. The "Preferences" option is found on the "Advance Project Settings" toolbar.

How can the thickness of the distribution line and the bending detail be modified in Advance Concrete

Using this method, the definition bar and the distribution bar can have the same line thickness.

In case that the definition bar must remain represented with a line thickness dependent on the bar diameter and the distribution bar must have a thicker line, the following steps must be performed:

1. A new representation style must be created for the distribution bar with the new line thickness.

How can the thickness of the distribution line and the bending detail be modified in Advance Concrete

How can the thickness of the distribution line and the bending detail be modified in Advance Concrete

2. From "Preferences" enable the "Wireframe" option for the display of the bars.

How can the thickness of the distribution line and the bending detail be modified in Advance Concrete

How can the thickness of the distribution line and the bending detail be modified in Advance Concrete





3. Select all the definition bars using the "Multicriteria selection" option, and, from the properties, select the newly created style. The "Use project standard representation" option must be disabled.











Using this method you can obtain different line thicknesses for the definition and distribution bars.


How can the thickness of the distribution line and the bending detail be modified in Advance Concrete

How to change the line thickness for the bending detail:

A bar detail must be created using the "Create a bar or mesh bending detail" option.

How can the thickness of the distribution line and the bending detail be modified in Advance Concrete

Select the bar detail and enter the properties window. On the "Representation" tab, change the style, the height or color of the text and the color and line thickness of the line used for the representation of the bar detail.

How can the thickness of the distribution line and the bending detail be modified in Advance Concrete

How can the thickness of the distribution line and the bending detail be modified in Advance Concrete

To easily view the changes made on the "Representation" tab, the modified elements are displayed in green.
In case that the detail bar has dimensions, you can change the parameters of the dimensions (color, scale, etc).

How can the thickness of the distribution line and the bending detail be modified in Advance Concrete

How can the thickness of the distribution line and the bending detail be modified in Advance Concrete