The reinforcement style library provides the solution for a continuous reinforcement beam. Applying a continuous beam reinforcement style involves beam selection of each opening and support detection.
Beams from each opening must be recognized as belonging to a single element.
This is possible by renaming them in subdivisions such as: G5.1; G5.2; G5.3; G5.4; G5.5. All five beams are identified as a single continuous beam (G5) containing the openings. At the end of the beams opening, columns are placed, which will be detected as supports.
The beams renaming can be made by filling the "Name" field on the Smartbar or from the selected beam property window.
Another method to obtain the subdivision beams is to create the beam between the first and the last support (column) and then breaking it using the "Break an element" option.
The renamed beams are selected and the style of the reinforcement continuous beam is applied from the property window or from the Smartbar. The reinforcement cage can be adjusted by changing the parameters of the reinforcement style (Exterior upper anchor, Top Bars, Longitudinal Bars, etc.).
The reinforcement drawing is created using the "Create a reinforcement drawing" option.