Bar Factory Settings dialog
For the purpose of reducing fabrication costs, bars that are of sufficiently large length and/or* radius can be shipped as a straight bar and then "draped" or flexed and tied into place on site. All radii of the bar must exceed the Prefab Radius.
Rebar [Building] Codes define the maximum prefab length and/or* radius for bars that are to be pre-fabricated for each Bar Size. Any bar that exceeds the prefab length and/or* radius may be Shipped As Straight.
*and/or: The ACI Rebar Code considers Length AND Radius to determine whether a bar can be shipped straight. Other Rebar Codes consider Radius ONLY.
The installed RebarCode_*.xml files contain MaximumRadiusForBending values for maximum prefab radius of each Bar Size. The installed RebarCode_ACI_xx.xml files NOW contain the NEW value: MaximumLengthForBending for maximum prefab length of each Bar Size.
For simplicity, these abbreviations are used:
This BarFactory setting replaces the SHIP_AS_STR_PROCESS_TYPE Configuration Variable. If the Config Var is defined, older drawings that have an older BarFactory will acquire this value from the old Config Var when the BarFactory is updated.
- If they are using an ACI code, they need to consider both Length and Radius, a new value has been added to the RebarCodes_ACIxx.xml files.
- If they are NOT using ACI code AND they need to consider both Length and Radius, a new value will need to be added to their RebarCodes file. It would be best if someone here at aSa assists with this process. We will likely need to make them a "personal" RebarCodes file.
- If they are using a Rebar Code that only consider Radius, they should be fine because the MaximumRadiusForBending values should already exist.