The symbol creation commands are available from the Advance Reinforcement Symbols toolbar.
Symbols can be created only in the Drawing mode.
First you have to draw the symbol support line.
Use the “Add a new symbol to the library” command.
Select the symbol support line. The following dialog box is displayed:
- Name the symbol and then specify the base point. Three options are available for defining the base point:
1. Select a point;
2. Define the point by coordinates;
3. Select the “Central base point” option.
To customize the symbol’s content you must select the desired attributes. Click the “Insert an attribute…” button to display the following dialog box:
Select the desired attributes. In this example for 3D bars (all types), the following attributes were selected: Position No. < PositionNum >, Diameter
< RealDiameter > and Steel grade < SteelGrade >.
Click OK, and then place the attributes on the support line. The program will return to the first dialog box.
To edit the attributes, use the “Edit an attribute” command.
After editing the attributes, return to the dialog box and click OK. The following message will be displayed:
The symbol is saved as a drawing in
Create a reinforcement bar. For placing the symbol, select the new symbol from the “User” category on the properties bar.