ALLTO has released tools that automate the modeling of reinforcement for wall opening in ALLPLAN. Now it’s time to introduce it.
ALLPLAN PythonParts for Wall Opening Reinforcement makes it efficient to model main rebar, stirrups, side bar, calculate overlap and easily get updated all rebar you want to edit… a task that structural engineers have to spend a lot of time on if they’re stuck doing it manually.
Here’s the basic workflow for using Wall Opening Reinforcement.
In ‘general’ tab, you can define horizontal and vertical concrete cover, hook length and also hook angel. Input distance for the additional rebar.
Firstly, go to Setting in ALLPLAN to set up the stirrup. Segment length in your Allplan option is outer or axis dimensions.
Then, go to ‘setting’ to set Stirrup segment length. It should be the same with segment length in Allplan option.
In ‘Stirrup’ tab, you can define which side should have stirrup or not. It can be open or closed stirrup. You can also define diameter, spacing and length for stirrup.
Then, choose the icon ‘door’ or ‘window’ or ‘any object’ to create reinforcement.
Firstly, input maximum stirrup length you want in ‘setting’
Then, click ‘get geometry’ button and choose the opening you want to get geometry.
Additional rebar on each side can be define.
If you ticked ‘adjust additional to close stirrup’ in ‘general’ tab, additional rebar will be adapted to the length of this closed stirrup.
You can define diagonal rebar on each side in ‘diagonal’ tab.
Included extra stirrup rebar in ‘extra stirrup’ tab. Creating ‘corner rebar’ if needed.
Starter rebar for vertical rebar can also be defined.
Overlap can be input automatically based on diameter. Click on the button
You can also manage the calculation in ‘setting’,
Or you can create your own overlap dababase –> save as your own database with specific name.
Create your own overlap dababase by clicking the icon
Named your own overlap database so that you can choose later.
Your database custom has been saved.
Choose your custom database standard to calculate overlap.
When looking for ways to increase the efficiency of reinforcement detailing, a new software package can provide the leap in functionality that is required to achieve improved productivity. However, it is a decision with long-lasting consequences for your organization, so getting it right takes time.
You can save your all input as a favourite file (.json). Then you will see a pop up box said ‘save data sucessfully’.
Load favorite file can help you quickly define all input for column.
You can create reinforcements as normal rebars or PythonPart element with position name.
Click ‘door’ or ‘window’ or ‘any object’ to create one python part element, also contain reinforcement. You can double click to python part element to modify it. You are freely copy, paste/move/rotate the python part element.
Wall Opening Reinforcement is a feature of our PythonParts for ALLPLAN, which covers modeling and documentation of elements and reinforcement of beams, column, strip footing and now wall opening.
Take a free 7-day trial of Wall Opening Reinforcement.