By default, each concrete element is calculated using the global concrete design assumptions, in conformity with the current standard. However, the reinforced concrete assumptions can be defined locally for each element using the options available in the properties window.
To display only the concrete design properties of the selected element(s), from the Properties filter drop-down list select Reinforced Concrete Properties.
Properties window
In the properties window, you can view and modify the properties of concrete planar elements, allowing for detailed customization and management.
Design Module Template: Selection of the template used by Design Module. List of available templates depends on type of element (beam, column, etc.). The number of available default templates depends on your location (country).
To calculate: when this option is enabled, the element is considered in the reinforced concrete calculation. When disabled, the concerned elements are not calculated.
Design Results: Shows if for specified element design calculations inside Advance Design were made and are available for the user.
Design Module Result: Shows if for specified element design calculations inside Advance Design with Design Module were made and are available for the user.
Structural usage: select the type of wall (Auto, Shell Wall, Bearing Wall).
General Design Template: a design template that defines the element design properties can be assigned. Select one of the available templates from the drop-down list.
Minimal reinforcement ratio: defines the minimal reinforcement ratio.
Definition of the distances from the gravity center of the reinforcement to the fibers extremities (lower and higher) along x and y local axes.
Ehx: The distance from the gravity center of the reinforcement to the higher exterior fiber along the local x axis
Ebx: The distance from the gravity center of the reinforcement to the lower exterior fiber along the local x axis
Ehy: The distance from the gravity center of the reinforcement to the higher exterior fiber along the local y axis
Eby: The distance from the gravity center of the reinforcement to the lower exterior fiber along the local y axis
Stresses: When Imposed stress is selected for the concrete calculation, the corresponding fields are enabled, and you can input the reinforcement stress values along the local x and y axes:
Axt: Superior reinforcement along local x axis
Axb: Inferior reinforcement along local x axis
Ayt: Superior reinforcement along local y axis
Ayb: Inferior reinforcement along local y axis
Magnification: you can define a magnification of the calculated theoretical reinforcement sections along x and y local axes in the corresponding fields (Axt, Axb, Ayt, Ayb).
Axt: Superior magnification along local x axis
Axb: Inferior magnification along local x axis
Ayt: Superior magnification along local y axis
Ayb: Inferior magnification along local y axis
Angle / x: define the angle of reinforcement orientation in relation to x local axis.
Angle / y: define the angle of reinforcement orientation in relation to y local axis.