Posted Thu, 13 Sep 2012 12:52:08 GMT by Sebastijan Boskovic
Is it possible to create two TOP views on slab formwork with bottom and top field of bars separated?

On standard top view both zones of reinforcement are displayed and they are shown on top of each other so it is undecipherable...
Posted Thu, 13 Sep 2012 14:02:37 GMT by Cristina Jianu


Top and bottom views always contain all the reinforcement bars that were created for the viewed formwork. In order to separate the upper and lower bar fields in the slab you need to define 2 new views.

The command you need is "Create a new reinforcement section", available in the "AC:Drawing", in the "Others" tab.
In order to define the section cut plane and depth you need an elevation or left/right cut
 of the slab within the reinforcement drawing, where the correspondent bar field distributions are visible.

For the top bar field, apply the command and build the section line, in the elevation, above the slab formwork. When you are asked to define the section back plane, go under the top bar field, but do not include the bottom bar field. After you finish defining the section, you will be asked to place the new view in the drawing by selecting a point in the workspace.

For the bottom bar field, you will create a new section view. Build the section line below the slab formwork and for the section back plane, go above the bottom bar field, but do not include the top bar field.

If you want to remove a view from the reinforcement drawing, you can use the "Delete a reinforcement view" command, which is available in the same tab of the "AC:Drawing" ribbon. After initializing the command you need to make a selection of all the formwork and reinforcement elements of the view you want to remove. To finish the command, press the "Enter" key.

If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Posted Thu, 13 Sep 2012 14:09:07 GMT by
Cristina, U R 2 fast 4 me :)

But in addition I prepared an image with the result. Please find the image attached.


Attachment: top bottom layer.gif

Posted Thu, 13 Sep 2012 14:15:21 GMT by Sebastijan Boskovic
Yes i have tried that...
If I have a hook on, lets say bottom zone of reinforcement, and if hook goes up to the top zone, cut always include that hook, so it shows bottom zone also with top.
Or even worse if both zones of reinforcement have hooks...
Is there any other way?
Posted Thu, 13 Sep 2012 15:32:16 GMT by Cristina Jianu


Indeed, if the section depth includes a piece of the hook's length, the hooked bar distribution will be visible in the new reinforcement view. In order not to see it anymore, you can select the distribution, use the mouse right-click and choose the "Hide" option in the menu that opens. The distribution will become invisible, in that specific view.
If you later want to make it visible again, you can use the "Restore visibility" command which is available if you right-click anywhere in the workspace.

If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Posted Thu, 13 Sep 2012 16:00:15 GMT by Sebastijan Boskovic
Thank you... This with "Hide on drawings" and "Display hidden reinforcement" has been helpful.

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