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planbar 2017 - Precast Software Engineering GmbH
PLANBAR 2017
New Features in PLANBAR 2017-1
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1st edition, November 2016
Document no. 170eng01m11-1-BM1116
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Contents
Welcome! ........................................................................................ 1
Precast Elements........................................................................... 3
New features across modules ............................................................................ 3
Additional attributes for precast elements ........................................................... 3
Several steel grades for precast elements.............................................................. 5
Locking elements ............................................................................................................ 9
Labeling, line spacing ................................................................................................. 13
Diameter catalog, weight ......................................................................................... 14
Adapting catalogs and configurations for use in the USA ........................... 14
BIM Booster ......................................................................................................... 15
MEP wizard .................................................................................................................... 15
Attribute mapping for precast elements............................................................. 24
Saving a detailed drawing file as a symbol ........................................................ 33
Rearranging a detailed drawing file ..................................................................... 34
Reports of model drawing file with data of detailed drawing file ............ 34
Element plan ........................................................................................................ 35
Layout catalog .............................................................................................................. 35
Selecting the elements to be displayed ............................................................... 39
Attached reinforcement................................................................................... 40
Note for lattice girders .............................................................................................. 40
Diameter catalog, locked entries............................................................................ 40
Precast slabs......................................................................................................... 41
Connecting joint parameters................................................................................... 41
Including the weight of lattice girders for concrete slabs ........................... 42
Switching cutting edge/stop position .................................................................. 43
Precast walls ........................................................................................................ 44
Designing multilayer architectural walls and user-defined architectural
elements.......................................................................................................................... 44
Wall element design ................................................................................................... 51
Structural precast elements, iParts .............................................................. 53
Architectural stair........................................................................................................ 53
Bottom of stair ............................................................................................................. 53
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Formwork.............................................................................................................. 54
Modifying mark number ............................................................................................54
Data formats for production data..........................................................................55
Reports and legends ....................................................................................................55
Selecting formwork areas..........................................................................................55
Interaction between TIM and PLANBAR ..................................................... 56
Transferring project data from TIM to PLANBAR..............................................56
Invoice items for precast elements ........................................................................57
Data export of building structure ..........................................................................60
Exporting layouts as PDF files..................................................................................60
Production planning ......................................................................................... 61
PXML 1.3 attributes for structural levels .............................................................61
Index .............................................................................................. 63
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Welcome!
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Welcome!
Dear Sir or Madam,
The new PLANBAR 2017 version has been completed. On the pages
that follow, we will present the most important new features we have
implemented since PLANBAR 2016.
When developing PLANBAR 2017, we were guided by your ideas, of
which we put a great number into practice.
This time, development focused on the interaction between
PLANBAR and TIM. For example, you can transfer projects and their
master data created in TIM to PLANBAR. You can also define
invoicing parameters of a precast element in TIM and assign these
parameters to the precast elements in the CAD system.
There is a new tool you can use to create fixtures and openings
based on smart PLANBAR symbols.
IFC import of components to PLANBAR also transfers the attributes
of precast elements.
We reworked status admin so that it is always available. In addition,
you can lock automatic updates of reinforcement.
Using wall element design, you can design multilayer architectural
walls and 3D objects.
We adapted PLANBAR for use in the USA. You can now use imperial
units throughout the program.
We wish you every success! Have fun exploring PLANBAR 2017.
Precast Software Engineering GmbH
Salzburg, November 2016
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Precast Elements
New features across modules
Additional attributes for precast elements
You can use all PLANBAR attributes as additional attributes for all
element types (slab, wall and structural precast elements, iParts). You
can even define the number of digits for these attributes.
Just as in
Configurations - General - Program Sequence Export file name, you can open the PLANBAR Formula editor for
each design type in the Additional attributes dialog box when
configuring the Entry of the Proposed value of an additional
attribute. You can select the attribute you want to use in the formula
editor.
The dialog box of the configuration displays the selected attribute as
a number (for example, @1077@).
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After you have defined additional attributes, all dialog boxes for
designing and modifying element types (slab, wall and structural
precast elements, iParts) display the selected attributes. You can see
the formula as usual; the value itself is not displayed.
Note: When analyzing the data, PLANBAR does not check whether
the attribute is actually in use.
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Several steel grades for precast elements
You can use different steel grades to reinforce a precast element, for
example, within a reinforcement type. For this, we reworked the
program.
If you have questions on creating reinforcement with several steel
grades in PLANBAR, please contact our support team.
Note: The new features do not affect catalogs, configurations and
entries in the program unless you define a Steel grade for
placements in the reinforcement type catalogs.
Assigning steel grades
Be sure to note the following rules:
• Each entry in
Catalogs - General - Diameter catalog must be
defined as a reinforcing bar in the cross-section catalogs (Tools Defaults - Cross-Section Catalogs - Bar cross-section catalog).
• Each cross-section catalog code (second data entry box to the
right of Name of a Bar cross-section catalog) must be defined as
a Cross-section catalog code in
Catalogs - General - Steel
grade catalog.
• Each entry in
Catalogs - General - Mesh catalog must be
defined as a stock mesh type or variation mesh type in the crosssection catalogs (Tools - Defaults - Cross-Section Catalogs Mesh cross-section catalog).
• Each Steel grade used in a Mesh cross-section catalog must be
available in
Catalogs - General - Steel grade catalog. Make
sure the Name is the same. Watch out for small and capital
letters!
Note: When creating basic reinforcement, the program proposes the
settings for steel grade in the configurations of a precast element
type as usual (Steel grades tab with the Design in acc. with steel
grade, Steel grade for mesh, Steel grade for bars and Steel grade
for tensioning cables entries).
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Entries in reinforcement type catalogs
You can enter the Steel grade in the Reinforcement type catalog
(except Brick slab, Concrete brick slab, Suspended brick slab and
Wall panel).
Note: You cannot use several steel grades with the wall types and
slab types mentioned above. Similarly, this is not possible with
BubbleDeck and Cobiax slab.
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Note: If you create walls using
Wall Element Design and set the
Calculation of reinforcement parameter to Required reinforcement
percentage or Reinforcement type, the as-value output by lists or
the element plan table is always exactly the value that is entered in
the catalog. If you use several steel grades, do not forget to manually
adjust the value in the catalog. If you choose Locked, lists and the
element plan table output the resulting reinforcement.
Dialog boxes and palettes for locking basic reinforcement
You can enter the Steel grade in the dialog boxes for locking basic
reinforcement.
Like the reinforcement type catalogs, the dialog boxes for locking
basic reinforcement offer the Steel grade box to the right of the box
for entering the Diameter.
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Layout catalog and element plan table
The layout catalog offers the Include steel grade check box for
including steel grades. This applies to Basic reinforcement, details,
Basic mesh reinforcement, details, Secondary bars, Secondary
meshes, Bent-up meshes and Stirrup cages.
When you select this check box, the element plan table includes the
steel grade for the reinforcement in question.
Using the General basic reinforcement check box, you can choose
to include the steel grade for design and the steel grades for Bars
summarized and Meshes summarized.
New attribute in the precast elements category
To analyze steel grades of bars and meshes in reports, legends and so
on, you can use the new Steel grade of meshes, bars in precast
element attribute (@1468, text) in the Precast elements category.
Changes in design lists
If basic reinforcement of a precast element includes different steel
grades for bars or meshes, design lists output *var* instead of the
steel grade.
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Locking elements
You can lock automatic updates of reinforcement for precast
elements of the Slab type and for walls created with
Wall
Element Design. For this, we reworked the
Status Admin tool.
Note: The program issues an error message for walls created with
Design and structural precast elements, iParts, as you cannot lock
reinforcement updates for these precast elements!
General changes in locking elements
First of all,
Status Admin is now always available so that you
can change the locking of precast elements at any time.
Note: As usual, you can only assign a status to an element if there
are entries in
Catalogs - General - Status Admin. Otherwise,
status selection is not available in the Status and Locking Admin
dialog box.
Be sure to note the following rules:
• The Automatic updates of reinforcement locked and Geometric
changes locked statuses are independent of one another and do
not build on one another. However, you can combine these two
statuses.
• When you choose the All changes locked status, the program
always sets the two statuses mentioned above.
• Alternatively, the program sets the All changes locked status if
both Automatic updates of reinforcement locked and Geometric
changes locked are set.
• By deactivating either Automatic updates of reinforcement
locked or Geometric changes locked, you automatically
deactivate the All changes locked status.
To clearly see which precast elements are locked, you can define a
color for each status in
Configurations - General - Program
Sequence - Identifiers - Element locking tab. The program will
highlight the mark number using the color defined.
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You can no longer use the Status Admin Context toolbar to
temporarily display the locking status.
Note: By default, no colors are defined. The new Identifiers group
includes the dialog boxes for defining colors and the old Notes and
Marking tabs, which used to be in
Configurations - General Program Sequence - Automatism. In addition, we renamed the
Notes tab; its new name is Element states.
You can turn this highlight color on and off by selecting Error notes
in mark numbers on/off in plan display.
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Locking reinforcement updates
Like the familiar Geometric changes locked and All changes locked
statuses, the new Automatic updates of reinforcement locked status
must be set manually in
Status Admin.
If this status is set, the program issues an error message when the
dimensions of the relevant precast element change. The program
cancels the operation as soon as you confirm this error message.
For example, this is the case when you
• Change the support widths of the element.
• Change the design (for example, the position of the fitted panel
changes).
• Change the panel thickness.
• Model using the Interaction with precast element = Negative
(cut out) / shortening setting, which changes the total length or
width of the element.
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• Model using the Interaction with precast element = Positive
(merge) / lengthening setting, which changes the total length or
width of the element or the element height.
• Apply the
Stretch Entities tool to the placing region.
• ...
If the program cannot update the reinforcement of an element due to
locking, you will see a message indicating that you have to do this
manually.
For example, this is the case when you
• Change the geometry of the precast element (except the
dimensions, see above); enter or change recesses (for example,
move or enlarge recesses).
• Create or change fixtures affecting reinforcement (‘Intersect bars’
option selected in
Catalogs - General - Fixture catalog - Reinforcement tab).
• Change parameters of wall elements in the Properties palette,
which causes the program to recalculate basic reinforcement.
• Model using the Interaction with precast element = Negative
(cut out) / shortening or Positive (merge) / lengthening setting
without changing the overall dimensions of the precast element
(for example, it is possible to model a small recess).
• …
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If support conditions affecting reinforcement change (for example,
the bar overlap or bending shape), the program also issues a
warning.
However, you can still change the reinforcement as you need. For
example, this applies to
• Basic reinforcement, which you can still create, modify or delete
manually.
Note: You first need to activate the basic reinforcement of an
element using
Activate, passivate basic reinforcement in
view or plan in
Modify, label reinforcement.
• Secondary reinforcement, which you can create, modify or delete.
• Working in
Mesh Welding System Editor (for attached
reinforcement).
• Converting loose reinforcement to MWS reinforcement using
Reinforcement in MWS Grid (for attached reinforcement).
Labeling, line spacing
You can freely define line spacing, which used to be preset to a
factor of 1.2. Open
Configurations - Wall Programs or Slab
Programs and select Entry - Labeling and the Text attributes tab.
To define line spacing, you can use the new Z= … line spacing
(factor) attribute. You can enter any value between 1.0 and 10.0.
If you do not define Z, the program uses the default value of 1.2 as
usual.
Line spacing defined for Attributes of mark number line controls
the distance between the mark number and the first text line of the
text below the mark number.
Line spacing defined for Attributes of text lines below mark no.
controls the distance between the lines of text below the mark
number.
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Diameter catalog, weight
PLANBAR recalculates the as-value and weight of a diameter
whenever the diameter changes and you click the
Calculator
button.
Adapting catalogs and configurations for use in the USA
We adapted the
USA.
Catalogs and
Configurations for use in the
The unit of length used in the
Catalogs and
Configurations is
based on the unit set on the status bar. As soon as you change the
unit on the status bar, the program automatically adapts the units set
in the
Catalogs and
Configurations.
The program uses the unit set in the metric system as usual or a
predefined American unit to display the other units that are available
for diameter, [mm, in], as-value [cm², sq.in.], weight [kg/m, lb/ft],
specific weight [kN/m3, lb/ft3].
All units that change with the setting on the status bar include the
unit of the number in the data entry box.
Please note that some special settings in the
Catalogs still use the
old rules! For example, this applies to the entries on the Welding 1
to Welding 5 tabs in
Catalogs - General - Diameter catalog or to
the settings in the Reinforcement type catalogs of the different slab
types and wall types.
As far as the
Configurations are concerned, we have adapted the
configurations for attached reinforcement, prestressed hollow core
element, concrete wall (new) and sandwich wall (new) so far.
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BIM Booster
MEP wizard
MEP stands for mechanical, electrical and plumbing.
PLANBAR generally creates MEP elements as smart symbols or
imports these elements as smart symbols from other systems, for
example, using the IFC interface.
With the new
MEP Wizard tool in the
BIM Booster module,
you can create fixtures and openings based on smart PLANBAR
symbols. To create openings, you use negatively shaped fixtures.
It is not necessary that you use imported smart symbols. You can
also use smart symbols that were created in PLANBAR.
With the new
MEP Wizard tool, you can create
• Fixtures
• Negatively shaped fixtures
(referred to as fixtures) based on smart symbols in
• Precast elements (precast slab, precast wall, structural precast
element)
• Architectural components (architectural slab, architectural wall)
(referred to as components).
To create the fixture, the program uses the geometry and attributes
of the selected smart symbol and component and the parameters you
define in a dialog box.
Similar to manual entry of fixtures, the program assigns the fixtures
to the precast element or cuts them out of the precast element, thus
creating openings. The program then updates the component
accordingly.
Using
MEP Wizard, you can change and delete fixtures created
with
MEP Wizard at any time.
You can even create, change or delete a number of fixtures in one
go.
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Creating fixtures or openings using MEP wizard
After having selected
MEP Wizard, you can create fixtures or
openings. This involves the following steps:
• Select the components and smart symbols for which you want to
create fixtures.
-
If you select only smart symbols, PLANBAR automatically
includes the components that intersect the smart symbols.
-
Conversely, if you select only components, PLANBAR
automatically includes the smart symbols that intersect the
components.
This way, you can work in a component-specific or smart
symbol-specific way.
•
MEP Wizard checks the selected smart symbols and
components for collisions, displaying the collisions found in a
dialog box.
Each line in this dialog box stands for exactly one collision
between a smart symbol and a component.
The selected elements are highlighted in the selection color in the
drawing. If you click some elements in the dialog box, these
elements are highlighted in the selection preview color in the
drawing.
The attributes of the smart symbols and components are
highlighted in different colors. Component attributes are gray;
smart symbol attributes are green.
The two columns for fixtures (Fixt. parameters) and openings
(Opn. Parameters) are not highlighted in color. You can find a
button for setting parameters and a check box in each line of
these two columns. PLANBAR automatically selects this check
box as soon as you define settings in the associated dialog box.
You cannot select the entries for Fixt. parameters and Opn.
parameters at the same time. If you try to do this, PLANBAR
displays a warning.
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You can customize the columns and lines of the dialog box to
suit your needs and requirements.
-
Right-click the header to open a dialog box for selecting the
groups and attributes to be displayed.
Select the columns (attributes) you want to display and
choose the attribute(s) by which you want to group the lines
(groups).
C stands for collision number, E for architectural element or
precast element and S for smart symbol.
-
-
You can show or hide the elements of a group by clicking
/
Close/open group. By clicking
Select all elements in
group, you can select all elements belonging to the group.
You can show or hide columns by selecting the corresponding
attribute.
-
Right-click a column in the header to sort the attributes in
ascending or descending order.
-
Click the
filter icon to hide values from a column. If the
filter of a column is active, the filter icon changes to
.
-
Using the
Search icon, you can find the selected elements.
Click this icon to zoom in on the corresponding element(s).
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Click Run to apply the settings defined.
-
Click Cancel to close the dialog box without changing
anything. In this case, the settings you defined will be lost.
To create fixtures or negatively shaped fixtures using
MEP wizard
Tip: You can place the
viewport with the dialog box
outside the program window
on a second monitor, for
example.
1 Configure the columns and the position of the
MEP Wizard
dialog box to suit your needs. Hide the columns you do not need
and sort, group and filter the attributes.
Note: In this example, grouping is by Smart symbol name and
the following attributes are visible: element type, element mark
number and smart symbol material.
Once you have defined settings, the program remembers these
settings, displaying them the next time you open this dialog box.
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2 Select collisions (lines) for which you want to create fixtures or
negatively shaped fixtures for modeling openings.
3 The program marks the selected elements.
4 Define parameters for each collision for which you want to create
fixtures or openings.
Note: For each collision, you can define either parameters for
fixtures or parameters for openings. You cannot define both.
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When it comes to fixtures, you can select the fixture straight
from the library (office, project, private, article catalog or
manufacturer catalog).
As an alternative, you can create a fixture from the smart symbol
itself. In this case, select the reference to the required fixture in
the fixture catalog.
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When it comes to openings, you can select a shaped fixture in the
library (office, project, private, article catalog or manufacturer
catalog) or configure the program to create a shaped fixture
based on the parameters you define. In this case, select the
reference to the required fixture in the fixture catalog.
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5 When you have defined everything you need, click the Run
button so that
MEP Wizard can start creating the fixtures or
shaped fixtures.
Note: If the program cannot create fixtures or shaped fixtures for
openings, you will see an appropriate message.
If you do not want to create anything, close
clicking Cancel.
MEP Wizard by
Changing or deleting fixtures or openings using MEP
wizard
Using
MEP Wizard, you can change or delete fixtures or
openings later. This involves the following steps:
• Select the
MEP Wizard tool. After this, select the components
and smart symbols for which you want to change or delete
fixtures.
Make sure all smart symbols from which
MEP Wizard has
already created fixtures are actively loaded. The program takes
the data from these smart symbols when changing or deleting
fixtures.
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MEP Wizard checks the selected smart symbols and
components for collisions, displaying the collisions found in a
dialog box.
Here, too, each line in the dialog box stands for exactly one
collision between a smart symbol and a component.
The situation is now similar to that of creating new fixtures. The
only difference is that the dialog box displays the settings you
defined beforehand. You can find check marks in the parameter
columns of the collisions for which you have already defined
settings for fixtures or openings.
• Change the settings as you need in the
MEP Wizard dialog
box. You can delete a fixture or opening by removing the check
mark from the relevant line in the parameter column.
Note: If the program cannot delete fixtures or shaped fixtures for
openings, you will see an appropriate message.
While changing the settings, you can also configure the program
to create new fixtures or openings. To do this, select a collision
for which you have not yet made any settings and define the
settings as you need.
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• When the entries and changes are complete, click the Run button
so that
MEP Wizard can start changing, deleting or creating
the fixtures or shaped fixtures.
If you do not want to change anything, close
MEP Wizard by
clicking Cancel. In this case, the settings you defined will be lost.
Attribute mapping for precast elements
Being an object-oriented planning system, PLANBAR allows you to
assign object attributes to components. Using the
Object
Manager module, you can manage object attributes, which can be
analyzed by a large number of tools.
You can create object attributes in a number of places, for example,
using the tools in object manager or when importing components to
PLANBAR via the IFC interface.
Note: If you want to use attribute mapping for particular precast
element types (precast slab, precast wall, structural precast elements),
you require a license for the
BIM Booster module.
Using attribute mapping for precast elements (precast slabs, precast
walls, structural precast elements), you can retrieve particular
attribute values from the object attributes of components,
transferring those values to the dialog boxes for creating precast
elements.
Note: Attribute mapping is only available for walls created with
Wall Element Design; attribute mapping does not work with
walls created with
Design!
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Configuration files of attribute mapping
To activate attribute mapping, create a CSV file named
PrecastAttributeMap.csv in the ...\std folder of PLANBAR.
Use the following structure for this file
#attribute mapping for precast elements;;;;
#AttributeNumber;Datentyp;ObjectType;ObjectField;Co
ntentMap
;;;;
#valid for all precast elements;;;;
@PrecastGeneral;;;;
<-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------;;;;
#specific for precast slabs;;;;
@PrecastSlab;;;;
<-------------------------------------------------;;;;
#specific for precast walls;;;;
@PrecastWall;;;;
<-------------------------------------------------;;;;
#specific for precast structural elements;;;;
@PrecastStructuralElement;;;;
<--------------------------------------------------
Headers
Attribute
mapping lines
for all precast
elements
Attribute
mapping lines
for precast
slabs
Attribute
mapping lines
for precast
walls
Attribute
mapping lines
for structural
precast
elements
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When you open the definition file using Excel, you will see the
following table:
#attribute mapping for precast elements
#AttributeNumber
Data type
ObjectType
ObjectField
ContentMap
#valid for all precast elements
@PrecastGeneral
#specific for precast slabs
@PrecastSlab
#specific for precast walls
@PrecastWall
#specific for precast structural elements
@PrecastStructuralElement
Here is some basic information on the syntax of the definition file:
• Comments = lines starting with the # character (for example,
#AttributeNumber)
• Beginning of an attribute group = lines starting with the @
character (for example, @PrecastGeneral)
• Other lines = lines for attribute mapping
The definition file consists of the following lines:
• Headers serving as comments
• Attribute mapping lines applying to all precast elements
• Attribute mapping lines applying to precast slabs
• Attribute mapping lines applying to precast walls
• Attribute mapping lines applying to structural precast elements
The definition file consists of the following columns:
• AttributeNumber: Number of object attribute
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• Data type:
- Default attribute: empty
-
User-defined attribute: 0 = value, 1 = text
• ObjectType: Object type to which the attribute is to be
transferred
-
Default attribute: empty
-
User-defined attribute:
o
PrecastElement: Attribute refers to the entire precast
element
o
PrecastLayer#n: Attribute refers to a particular layer
of the precast element (#n)
• ObjectField: Dialog box of the precast element to which the
attribute is to be transferred
• ContentMap: You can specify the name of a definition file for
mapping attribute values (that is, the contents of attributes). This
is optional. You can find more details further down.
You can also replace attribute values taken from the component with
other values so that the program transfers these values to the
corresponding dialog box.
To configure this, you need to specify a CSV file for mapping
attribute values in the ContentMap column of the
PrecastAttributeMap.csv definition file described above.
You can name CSV files for mapping attribute values as you like.
However, you need to make sure that the files are in the ...\std folder
of PLANBAR.
A definition file for mapping attribute values might look like this:
C25 / 30;C25/30
C25-30;C25/30
C25 - 30;C25/30
C25 \ 30;C25/30
C30 / 37;C30/37
C30-37;C30/37
C30 - 37;C30/37
C30 \ 37;C30/37
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In this example, the program converts the C25 / 30, C25-30,
C25 – 30 and C25 \ 30 attribute values to the C25/30 attribute
value.
When you open the definition file using Excel, you will see the
following table:
C25 / 30
C25/30
C25-30
C25/30
C25 - 30
C25/30
C25 \ 30
C25/30
C30 / 37
C30/37
C30-37
C30/37
C30 - 37
C30/37
C30 \ 37
C30/37
The definition file consists of the following columns:
• Column 1: Attribute value of object attribute
• Column 2: New attribute value to be transferred to the
corresponding dialog box
The definition file consists of the following lines:
• Pairs of values for mapping attribute values
If you require further information on attribute mapping, please
contact our support team in Salzburg.
How to map attributes
Once you have configured attribute mapping and checked that you
have the license for the corresponding precast element type, you can
use attribute mapping for precast elements (precast slabs, precast
walls, structural precast elements). In other words, when creating a
precast element, you can retrieve the attribute values from the object
attributes configured for the component you are designing,
transferring those values to the dialog box for creating the precast
element in question.
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Attribute mapping involves the following steps:
• Select the component you want to design as usual. You can use
attribute mapping for the following component types:
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Precast slab: You can transfer attribute values from object
attributes of an architectural slab. Make sure Link with
architectural slab is selected in the Properties dialog box.
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Precast wall: You can transfer attribute values from object
attributes of an architectural wall or user-defined architectural
element.
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Structural precast elements: You can transfer attribute values
from object attributes of the corresponding architectural
elements or 3D objects.
If you select several objects (architectural element, 3D object)
to create a single precast element, you will see the dialog box
for mapping attributes a number of times. It is up to you to
choose the objects from which you want to take attributes.
• While designing, you will see an additional dialog box - Match
attributes.
Using this dialog box, you can
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See which attribute values of the component will be
transferred to the dialog box for creating the precast element.
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Select the attribute values you want to transfer by clicking the
corresponding icons in the Mapping column.
Stop the program from transferring any attribute value by
clicking Cancel or X or pressing the ESC key.
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Transfer attribute values by clicking OK.
This dialog box has the following structure:
The lines of this dialog box are divided into a number of groups.
This number varies depending on the current situation. Each
group has a group header indicating which of the attributes
defined in the PrecastAttributeMap.csv configuration file can be
transferred.
The group headers have the following meanings:
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Mapping not possible! Component does not include this
attribute!: The attribute defined in the
PrecastAttributeMap.csv configuration file is not assigned to
the component. Therefore, this attribute value cannot be
transferred.
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Mapping not possible! Attribute not implemented for
precast element type!: The attribute defined in the
PrecastAttributeMap.csv configuration file is not
implemented for the precast element type you want to create.
Therefore, this attribute value cannot be transferred.
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Mapping not possible! Cannot find entry in catalog!:
Although the attribute defined in the PrecastAttributeMap.csv
configuration file is assigned to the component, this attribute
value cannot be transferred, as the program cannot find a
matching entry in the corresponding catalog.
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Note: Attributes referring to catalogs must have matching
entries in the corresponding catalog. If you use or create
definition files for mapping attribute values as described in
the previous section, make sure that each attribute value has a
matching entry in the corresponding catalog. Attribute values
without matching entries cannot be transferred!
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Mapping not possible! You cannot use attributes of
architectural layers!: Attribute values assigned to
architectural layers cannot be transferred. If an architectural
wall consists of several layers, you can transfer only attribute
values of attributes assigned to the wall as a whole.
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Use attribute of component for precast element?: The
attribute defined in the PrecastAttributeMap.csv
configuration file is assigned to the component and can be
transferred.
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The columns have the following meanings:
- In general, gray columns refer to the component of which you
want to transfer attribute values. This is indicated by an A in
the column headers.
Green columns refer to the dialog boxes for creating precast
elements to which you want to transfer the attribute values.
This is indicated by a P in the column headers.
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A ID column = Allright_Bauteil_ID of component
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A attribute name column = name of object attribute of
component
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A value column = attribute value of object attribute of
component
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P name column = element type of the precast element you
want to create
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F attribute name column = shows the name of the dialog box
to which you want to transfer the attribute value for creating
the precast element
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P value column = shows the initial value in the dialog box for
creating the precast element before an attribute value is
transferred
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Mapping column:
The attribute values will be transferred to the
corresponding dialog box for creating the precast element as
soon as you click OK to confirm the Match attributes dialog
box.
The attribute values will not be transferred to the
corresponding dialog box for creating the precast element.
The attribute values cannot be transferred to a dialog box
for creating the precast element.
The program maps the attributes in the following sequence: The
program transfers attribute values marked with
to the
corresponding dialog box(es) for creating the precast element(s)
in the sequence in which these attribute values are defined in the
PrecastAttributeMap.csv configuration file. If you do not want to
open the configuration file, just look at the Use attribute of
component for precast element? group. The sequence in which
the attribute values are listed in this group matches the sequence
of the attribute values defined in the configuration file.
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Note: The sequence is particularly important if you want to
transfer several attribute values to one and the same dialog box.
In this case, the program transfers the last value you selected for
transfer to the corresponding dialog box.
Consequently, all concrete layers (visible, invisible and in-situ
concrete) of the double wall would get a concrete grade of
C25/30. As the program transfers two more attribute values, the
visible and invisible layers get a concrete grade of C30/37.
• Create the precast element(s): Create the precast elements as
usual.
Saving a detailed drawing file as a symbol
We improved saving of detailed precast elements to the symbol
catalog so that you can easily use these detailed precast elements as
new detailed precast elements later.
When saving a detailed precast element to the symbol catalog, the
program removes the references to model drawing files.
• In the case of iParts, the detailed precast element will additionally
be converted to a normal precast element. After having retrieved
the iPart from the symbol catalog, you can use it as a normal
precast element. Using the
Assign Detailed Drawing File tool,
you can also use the iPart as a detailed precast element for
another model precast element.
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• In the case of slab elements (half floor and concrete slab) and
wall elements (concrete wall and sandwich wall), the program
cannot convert detailed precast elements to normal precast
elements due to the special data structure of detailed precast
elements. Consequently, when retrieving a slab element or wall
element from the symbol catalog, you can use it only as a
detailed precast element for other model precast elements.
After having placed the symbol, you can open the
Assign
Detailed Drawing File tool to use such a precast element as a
detailed precast element for another model precast element.
The Model = ? text in the ToolTip of a precast element indicates
that the detailed drawing file is not linked with a model drawing
file. The precast slab or precast wall in question was assigned as a
detailed precast element to a model some time ago. But now this
precast element is no longer linked with a model and you can use
it as a detailed precast element for a model precast element.
After you have assigned it to a model precast element, the
ToolTip displays the reference to the model drawing file.
Rearranging a detailed drawing file
As you cannot rearrange a detailed precast element in a detailed
drawing file, you will see the You cannot rearrange detailed precast
elements. message if you try to do this.
Reports of model drawing file with data of detailed drawing file
When creating reports of loaded model drawing files, you can
include the data of detailed drawing files.
This new feature is supported by precast element reports only.
However, the reports output all components of the precast element,
including reinforcement and fixtures.
If some models do not have detailed drawing files, the reports take
the data from the models as usual.
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Element plan
Layout catalog
Size of dimension line as a whole
You can define the Zoom factor for dimension text in the Dim. line
parameters group on the Dim. lines tab of a View or section in
Catalogs - General - Layout catalog.
The default value is 130%.
Dimensioning reinforcing bars of structural precast
elements, iParts
You can choose to dimension Bar stock in the Dim. lines group on
the Dimensioning tab of a View or Section of structural precast
elements, iParts in
Catalogs - General - Layout catalog.
This dimensions the reinforcing bars created in the Engineering
modules.
Dimensioning placements
You can select the additional Dimension placement method for
dimensioning Bar stock (structural precast elements, iParts) and Sec.
bars (slabs and walls).
This dimensions the start point and end point of the placement.
Mark numbers of basic mesh reinforcement
Unlike secondary meshes, basic reinforcing meshes did not get
automatic mark numbers in element plans in earlier versions.
Therefore, you can select the new Basic mesh reinforcement option
in the Mark number of reinforcement group on the Text tab of a
View in
Catalogs - General - Layout catalog. By default, this
new option is off.
To make things clearer, we renamed the old Label option Secondary
reinforcement.
In addition, we divided the Basic reinforcement, details group on
the Table I tab for the element plan table in
Catalogs - General Layout catalog into two groups: Basic bar reinforcement, details
and Basic mesh reinforcement, details.
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We did not change the entries in the Basic bar reinforcement,
details group.
Except for List’s sort mode, the options in the new Basic mesh
reinforcement, details group are the same as the options available
for bar reinforcement.
The program still outputs meshes in the same area as bars. If you
want to change this, you must change the number for basic mesh
reinforcement using the Sequence in table option.
Special dimensioning for reinforcing bars, secondary bars
and fixtures
You can find the new Special dimensioning of bar stock (structural
precast elements, iParts) and Special dimensioning of secondary
bars settings (slab and wall) in the Other settings of a front view,
back view or section with the Viewing direction 1 or 6.
In addition, we slightly changed the setting for Special
dimensioning of fixtures in the Other settings.
Instead of selecting a check box, you can now use a selection dialog
box to define the label. The following settings are available: No, By
index (this is equivalent to selecting the former check box) and By
name.
If you select the setting for Special dimensioning of bar stock or
Special dimensioning of secondary bars or By name for Special
dimensioning of fixtures, you can also select the Include name of
dimension line and Include additional text of dimension line
settings.
If you have selected at least one of these two options, you can define
whether special dimensioning is to be horizontal, vertical or
horiz+verti.. If you select No, the program will not create the
corresponding dimension lines.
Include name of dimension line
If one of the three labeling options mentioned above is selected, you
can see the Pattern line. Using the PLANBAR Formula editor, you
can define a name for the dimension line.
The program uses this name to group the reinforcement (secondary
bars, stirrup cages, bars from the engineering modules) or fixtures on
the dimension line.
Here, grouping means that all reinforcing elements or fixtures with
the same name will be on the same dimension line.
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Therefore, this setting overrides the dimension line indexes, which
you cannot use in combination with special dimensioning.
Note: The dialog box displays the selected attributes as numbers (for
example, @1473@).
Include additional text of dimension line
Here, too, if one of the three options (horizontal, vertical or
horiz+verti.) is selected, you can use the PLANBAR Formula editor
to define additional text for the reinforcement element or fixture in
the Pattern line.
• If there is enough space between the dimension line points, the
program will write the additional text directly to the dimension
line.
• Otherwise, the program will draw a leader pointing to this text.
Note: For Bar stock (structural precast elements, iParts) and
Secondary bars (slabs and walls), you should use the Include
additional text of dimension line setting only together with the
Dimension placement setting, as this is the easiest way to place
additional text.
The program always writes additional text between a polyline (which
is dimensioned). If a bar or fixture has several polylines per axis, the
program will write additional text only to the first polyline. The
other polylines will not be labeled. Otherwise, additional text would
appear a number of times for each component.
New attributes for dimensioning reinforcement
You can find two new attributes for use with the new element plan
settings for dimensioning reinforcing bars and secondary bars.
To analyze bars or fixtures per dimension line, you can use the
• New Number of elements in dimension line of element plan
attribute (@1473@, integer) and the
• New Number of bar spacing attribute (@1471@, integer).
You can find these new attributes in the Precast elements category.
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New function for converting the units for use in the USA
To convert a metric unit to the currently set American unit (feet,
inches) for dimensioning, you can use the new IMPPRE function
with 2 parameters [IMPPRE(Parameter 1, Parameter 2)].
The parameters of the function have the following meanings:
• Parameter1 defines the attribute to be converted
• Parameter2 defines the unit of the attribute currently set
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Parameter2 = not defined  attribute in mm
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Parameter2 = 1  attribute in cm
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Parameter2 = 2  attribute in m
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Parameter2 = 3  attribute in km
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Parameter2 = any other value  attribute in mm
Dimension line parameters for additional text can be
switched on and off independently
In the Properties of Dim. lines of a View or Section, we divided the
setting of the Dimension group as additional text parameter and the
Text attributes of dim. group group into the Text attributes of
additional text group, the Write dimension group to dimension
line parameter and the Text attributes of dim. group group.
Displaying the center of gravity of individual layers
We removed the Individual layers option for Displaying the center
of gravity from Properties - Symbols - Center of gravity in
drawing and Properties - Dimensioning - Dimensions for center of
gravity. In earlier versions, you could select this option for slabs and
structural precast elements, iParts, although only the Formwork for
an Entire component can be displayed in Properties Formwork/display - General at any one time.
New option for elevation dimensioning
You can find the new Top level option in the Elevation specs group
on the Dimensioning tab in the properties of a View or Section.
Like the Basic edge, the Top level can be given elevation
dimensioning that is independent of the Panel edge.
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Section along curve for components of the stair type
The layout catalog provides the additional
Section along curve
option for structural precast elements, iParts of the Stair type.
You can only select this button if the current layout applies to a
structural precast element, iPart of the Stair type.
After having placed the section along a curve, you can specify the
parameters for the section in a dialog box.
Start by defining the Section line in the Section group. This section
line can be on the Inside of the stair, directly on the Line of travel
or on the Outside of the stair. You can set the viewing direction
From outside or From inside.
The Section identifier group includes the parameters for the Name
(any name) and the associated Text attributes.
Finally, you can choose to include the Step numbers. To do this, use
the Label steps group. After having selected this option, you can
define the Text attributes for the numbers of the steps.
Selecting the elements to be displayed
We changed the
Selection with Mark Number on/off option in
Element Plan and
Transfer Element Plan so that
Selection with Precast ID on/off is now possible, too.
To select this new option, use the Selection with: option on the new
General tab in
Configurations - General - Program Sequence Element plan.
You can choose between Mark number and Precast ID.
Select Precast ID if you want to select elements using the precast ID.
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Attached reinforcement
Note for lattice girders
If reinforcement in the direction of lattice girders (usually,
longitudinal reinforcement) is not required due to lattice girders
included in the design (for example, Include load capacity of girders
in calculation is set on the Lattice girders tab), the program displays
the following message: Load capacity of lattice girders does not
require a reinforcement area in the longitudinal direction.
Diameter catalog, locked entries
All entries on the Welding 1 to Welding 5 tabs in the Diameter
catalog in
Catalogs - General are only available if the
corresponding diameter can be used with attached reinforcement.
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Precast slabs
Connecting joint parameters
All slab types provide parameters for defining the Connecting joint
(Supports and Chamfers).
To access these parameters, click the Connecting joint... button when
you design or modify a slab.
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Therefore, we slightly reworked the dialog boxes of the other
parameters.
• For some slab types (for example, half floor and concrete slab),
we reduced the size of the Profiling... button, which is always
visible, so that there is enough space for the new Connecting
joint... button.
• For other slab types (for example, TT slab and BubbleDeck), we
integrated the new button directly below the Design... button.
Click the Connecting joint… button to open the Supports dialog box,
where you can find the support parameters for the relevant slab type.
Note: When you open this dialog box for the first time, all
parameters have the value 0 and the check boxes are not selected. As
soon as you define values and select check boxes, the program
remembers the settings, proposing them the next time you open this
dialog box.
Unlike exterior supports for panels, only parameters for
Reinforcement and Chamfers of panel edges can be selected. You
cannot define parameters for a Support (Width, is a >smooth
edges<) or special components (Component 1, Component 2)!
You can set the panel distance (= joint width between elements) on
the Design Placing Region Context toolbar (Joint setting) as usual.
When you design or modify a slab, the program assigns the settings
to all connecting joints.
In the case of offset edges, the program identifies the entire edge
length as the connecting joint. If the freestanding edge ends are to
get distinct attributes, you must manually click these ends and define
a support that is smaller than half the joint width when designing
the slab.
Note: You cannot modify a panel edge using the Modify
Parameters, Basic Reinforcement tool.
Including the weight of lattice girders for concrete slabs
Using the additional Consider lattice girders setting in
Configurations - Slab Programs - Concrete Slab - Entry - Weight
calculation tab, you can configure the program to include lattice
girders when Calculating weight using the Net volume of concrete
(= Option 2).
The default value is 100 %.
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Switching cutting edge/stop position
Updating the design no longer changes the manual setting of Switch
cutting edge / stop position for slab elements in
Modify
Parameters, Basic Reinforcement.
The program retains the side of the cutting edge even if you change
the design (for example, choose another design option, change the
fixed points for element division, modify supports, apply
Stretch
Entities to the placing region and so on).
To assign the correct side to the precast elements in question, the
program checks the centers of gravity of the precast elements. This is
similar to the other parameter you can change using
Modify
Parameters, Basic Reinforcement.
The toolbar may display a message when you click
Properties while modifying the placing region using
Design.
Modify
When you click OK to confirm this message, the program removes
the manual setting of Switch cutting edge / stop position, using the
default setting for calculating the cutting edges for this design.
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Precast walls
Designing multilayer architectural walls and user-defined architectural
elements
Using
Wall Element Design, you can design multilayer
architectural walls and 3D objects.
Designing multilayer architectural walls
When designing multilayer architectural walls, the program takes the
thickness settings of the precast element layers from the thickness
settings of the architectural layers.
For each precast element layer, you must specify the architectural
layer in which you want to create the precast element layer. To do
this, you can use the new Wall layer no. line when entering the
layers.
This new line with the Calculate layer thickness check boxes
controls how the program assigns the thickness settings to the
precast element layers.
These new options are only available when you click a multilayer
architectural wall.
• If exactly one precast element layer is assigned to an
architectural layer, the precast element layer automatically
assumes the layer thickness from the architectural layer.
In this case, the check boxes in the Calculate layer thickness line
are selected automatically.
In the following example, an architectural wall consisting of
three layers is designed using the sandwich wall design mode.
Each precast element layer is assigned to a discrete architectural
layer.  Each precast element layer assumes the thickness of the
relevant architectural layer (see Wall layer).
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• If one or more precast element layers are assigned to an
architectural layer, the precast element layers share the thickness
of the common architectural layer. In this case, you need to select
the check box in the “Calculate layer thickness” line for one of
these precast element layers. This defines the layer with the
variable thickness. In other words, this layer fills the rest that is
left by the thickness of the other precast element layer(s).
In the following example, an architectural wall consisting of two
layers is designed using the double wall design mode. All three
layers of the double wall are in the first architectural layer. The
program automatically calculates the thickness for one of the
three precast element layers (in this example, the layer of in-situ
concrete), which fills the rest that is left by the two other precast
element layers. The second architectural layer is not assigned to a
precast element layer.
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It is possible to define architectural layers without precast element
layers. In doing so, make sure you use consecutive architectural
layers for creating precast element layers (for example, precast
element layers in layer 1 and layer 2 of three layers). Otherwise, the
program will issue an error message (for example, precast element
layers in layer 1 and layer 3 of three layers).
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Designing user-defined architectural elements
You can create user-defined architectural elements in various ways
in PLANBAR. For example, you can enter user-defined architectural
elements using the
User-Defined Archit. Element tool. You can
also derive them from 3D objects using
Convert Elements Conversion Mode - 3D to U-D Elements or you can create them
using
Import IFC Data.
For designed user-defined architectural elements, the program
provides the additional Orientation group on the Wall type, layers
tab in the
Design Type palette.
Unlike architectural walls, user-defined architectural elements do not
have any defined structure. While designing, the program thus looks
for the largest surface of the user-defined architectural element.
Using the direction that is perpendicular to the largest surface, the
program defines the Viewing direction, Reference point and
Triangle indicating the visible side.
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If you select the Viewing direction or Reference point, the program
uses an arrow to display this combination for the designed wall. The
tip of the arrow points to the Reference point; the direction of the
arrow indicates the Viewing direction.
You can change the Viewing direction and Reference point at any
time.
The Reference point marks the point where the first layer begins.
Starting from the reference point, the program applies the thickness
settings of the layers.
You can define the layer thickness in two ways:
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• All thickness settings of the precast element layers are fixed. This
means that you enter a fixed value for each thickness setting;
there is no variable rest. If you want to use this option, clear all
check boxes in the Calculate layer thickness line.
Any projecting parts of the user-defined architectural element
belong to the first or last layer.
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• One layer is variable.
Please note that you cannot set any layer to variable (Calculate
layer thickness line), but you have to select the layer that is
variable when you design single-layer architectural walls. For the
other layers, the Calculate layer thickness check box is grayed
out and not available.
Projecting parts at the start of the user-defined architectural
element belong to the first layer.
There is no rest at the end. Due to the variable layer thickness,
the last layer always extends as far as the end of the wall.
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Wall element design
Splay at top and bottom of wall
Using the new Splay at top and Splay at bottom check boxes on the
Layer adjustments, concrete strips tab in the
Design Type
palette for walls created with
Wall Element Design, you can
choose to create a horizontal wall even if the top or bottom of the
wall is inclined due to sloping planes.
You can select the check box separately for the top and bottom of
each layer.
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Parameters for cast-in nuts
The program saves the settings for Parameters for cast-in nuts on
the Cast-in nuts tab of
Basic reinforcement,… for walls created
with
Wall Element Design separately for each design type.
Consequently, you do not need to define the parameters again when
you clear the Create cast-in nuts check box and then select it again.
Lifting bolts as loops
We adjusted the algorithm used for creating lifting bolts for walls of
the Double wall type created with
Wall Element Design. Taking
the settings for layer thickness and concrete cover into account, the
program always creates the lifting bolts evenly in the element
(transverse element direction), regardless of whether you select
Create as bars or Create as loops.
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Structural precast elements, iParts
Architectural stair
You can convert an architectural stair (Input option = Architectural
component) to a structural precast element, iPart of the Stair type
(Match
button selected).
If you close the Stair Geometry dialog box of an architectural stair,
the program asks whether you want to save the changes. If you click
• Yes, the program also recreates the structural precast element and
its label.
• Cancel, the architectural dialog box stays open until you click
Yes or No.
• No, the program discards the changes. The stair stays as it is.
Bottom of stair
In earlier versions, you had to define the landing at the bottom to
actually create a stair without a landing at the bottom. At the same
time, you had to reduce the total Number of steps by one step. You
can now create such a stair quickly and easily.
Note: You can even define such a stair using the Input option =
Architectural component setting, as you can now set Rise, bottom
step to 0.
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Formwork
Modifying mark number
Using the new
Modify Mark Number tool, you can manually
control the mark number of a formwork element.
The following settings are available:
• You can choose Ascending or Identical for the Mode.
The Mode setting is the same as for precast elements. The
Identical setting combines identical formwork elements; the
Ascending setting gives each formwork element its own mark
number.
• Using Size, you can define whether small elements are to get
small mark numbers [Ascending (small elements first)] or large
elements are to get small mark numbers [Descending (large
elements first))]. You can even switch off sorting by panel size
(Off).
• If you select Ascending for the mode, you can change the type of
the First number. You can choose between Enter number or
Match from component.
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The Enter number option is the same as for rearranging
precast elements.
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When you select Match from component, the program starts
with the number you defined in the Create Formwork Areas
dialog box when you created the formwork areas.
If you select Identical for the mode, you can also define the First
number. However, you can only enter a number. Other options
are not available.
• The Element type setting checks which elements are in the
drawing file. Consequently, the toolbar offers only element types
that are in the drawing file.
There can be Automatic formwork elements, Manual formwork
elements or both formwork elements. After you have selected an
element type, the program rearranges only the formwork
elements of this type.
• If you select Identical for the mode, you can use the Select basis
and Change entire group settings, which are the same as for
precast elements.
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Data formats for production data
You can choose various data formats for creating production data.
The following data formats and types are available:
• Acad_DXF (Autocad DXF) V12, V2000, V2004, V2007, V2010,
V2013
• Acad_DWG (Autocad DWG) V12, V2000, V2004 V2007 V2010
and V2013
• MSta_DGN (Microstation DGN) V8
Reports and legends
You can use new reports and legends for analyzing formwork
elements created with the Formwork module.
• New reports  Formwork - elements - A4.rdlc, Formwork elements, with dimensions - A4.rdlc, Formwork - formwork
elements.rdlc and Formwork - formwork elements, with
dimensions.rdlc
• New legend  21 Formwork elements with graphics
In addition, we reworked all reports and legends.
Selecting formwork areas
The
Allocate Formwork Area toolbar provides the
New
selection of formwork areas function.
When you select this function, you can select formwork areas
separately or using the
Brackets. Please note that you still cannot
use a selection rectangle to select formwork areas with the
New selection of formwork areas function.
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Interaction between TIM and PLANBAR
Transferring project data from TIM to PLANBAR
Generally, an order in a precast factory is initially entered in an ERP
system. In doing so, the person entering this order defines important
master data.
So that you do not have to enter these data in the CAD system again,
TIM provides a web service. Using this web service, you can create a
project and its master data (project attributes) in the TIM database
and then transfer this project and its data to the CAD system.
While creating a project, PLANBAR can automatically import the
project attributes from TIM.
Using a web service, TIM writes an interface file in XML format to
the root folder of the PLANBAR project path.
Note: You can find more information on the web services in the
documentation for TIM.
As soon as you have created a
New Project in PLANBAR using
New Project, Open Project, PLANBAR scans the project path for
an interface file in XML format having the same name as the new
project.
Note: This feature is not available when you use
create a project.
ProjectPilot to
If PLANBAR finds a corresponding file, it imports the attributes
defined in this file into the project, moving the file to the project
folder.
PLANBAR scans the project path for an interface file in XML format
whenever you close the dialog box for selecting a project. This
means that PLANBAR also scans the project path when you switch
between projects. In addition, PLANBAR checks the path of the
current project when you start the program. This way, you can even
change attributes later by means of the web service.
When importing a new file or a modified file, PLANBAR imports
only the attributes that are defined in the XML file.
The name of the new project must be exactly the same as the name
of the XML file. In addition, make sure the name includes only valid
characters and is not too long. Otherwise, PLANBAR will not import
the file.
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Invoice items for precast elements
Generally, invoicing parameters of a precast element are defined in
the ERP system.
This applies not only to the unit used for invoicing (for example, by
piece, length, area, volume and so on) but also to the method used
for calculating the quantity for invoicing (for example, options for
calculating areas, reinforcement to be invoiced and so on).
In addition, precast elements for particular construction stages are
often offered at a fixed price. Such precast elements can be assigned
to an invoicing item defined by the ERP system. Based on this
invoicing item, these precast elements can be identified and invoiced
quickly and easily.
Using an interface, this information can be transferred from the ERP
system to the CAD system. After transfer, you can assign this
information to the precast elements in question.
Using a VPOS file, the ERP system (for example, TIM) exports the
data to PLANBAR, which imports the data automatically.
You need to configure the name of the file (for example, you can use
parts of the drawing file name or project name) in
Configurations - General - Program Sequence - Export file name Contract name (Export name for production data or ERP data).
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Make sure each contract gets a unique name.
PLANBAR displays the contents of the VPOS file in a dialog box.
You can then assign this information manually to the precast
elements.
In earlier versions, this feature was only available for structural
precast elements, iParts, where you could define the necessary
parameters on the Invoicing tab. Now this feature is also available
for precast slabs and walls created with
Wall Element Design. In
addition, we reworked the parameters and added new ones.
In the case of
• Structural precast elements, iParts, you can find the entries on
the Invoicing tab as usual.
• Precast slabs, you can find the new Invoicing… dialog box in
Properties.
• Walls created with
Wall Element Design, you can find the
entries on the new Invoicing tab in the
Design Type palette
Note: This new feature is not available for walls created with
Design!
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Select an entry in the dialog box and define the invoicing
parameters as you need. Please note that the entries you define for
slabs and walls always apply to all elements of the placement in
question.
Some data of the VPOS file are not included in the invoicing
parameters; those data affect the default settings for designing and
creating reinforcement. For example, this applies to the concrete
grade, exposure class and steel grades.
You can define default settings for the entries in the dialog boxes in
the
Configurations of the relevant slab type or wall type or
structural precast elements, iParts. Use the new Invoicing group with
the Quantity calculation tab.
In the case of
• Precast slabs and walls, you can define the Basis for invoicing
(for example, Concrete area, Area including bar overlap, Greater
concrete leaf, Greater height x mean width and so on).
• Structural precast elements, iParts, you can define the Invoice
unit (for example, Piece, Length (per meter) and so on).
• All precast elements, you can define the method for calculating
areas (for example, Panel outline (polygon), Circumscribed
rectangle (LxW) and so on).
After this, define the recess area to be ignored (Ignore RECESS area)
and the proposed values for Cutting waste for bars and stirrups,
Cutting waste for lattice girders and Cutting waste for meshes and
bent-up meshes.
Finally, you can enter a Product code for ERP systems and
production.
In addition, you can find the new Note for elements without invoice
items setting in
Configurations - TIM - Data export - General Options tab. You can define this setting separately for Slab
elements, Wall elements and Structural precast elements, iParts.
If you require further information, please contact our support team
in Salzburg.
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Data export of building structure
Using the settings, you cannot analyze the building structure in the
attributes of the
List Generator and
NC Generator.
You can use the names of the default structural levels in the
attributes (for example, story, sub-story, building). However, this
requires some special settings.
• The
List Generator provides variables mapping the entire
structure. For each precast element, there is an array including
the structural levels (name, structure type, index and index
referring to the superordinate structural level). These structural
levels can be analyzed by special lists.
• In
NC Generator, you can use a special INI file to transfer
names from the structural levels to the attributes of the
Unitechnik interface or PXML interface.
If you require further information, please contact our support team
in Salzburg.
Exporting layouts as PDF files
You can find the new Export layouts as PDF files setting in
Configurations - TIM - Data export - General - Options tab.
After you have selected this option, the
Export TIM Data tool
exports the layouts and placing drawings belonging to the selected
precast elements (and thus to the drawing files) as PDF files to the
database.
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Production planning
PXML 1.3 attributes for structural levels
Using PXML 1.3, you can transfer attributes of the PLANBAR
building structure in the Order section of the PXML file.
This applies to the following attributes:
• Structure; associated with the name of the Structure structural
level (provided it is used) to which the drawing file is assigned.
• Building; associated with the name of the Building structural
level (provided it is used) to which the drawing file is assigned.
• Story; associated with the name of the Story structural level
(provided it is used; otherwise, the Story project attribute is used
as usual) to which the drawing file is assigned.
• SubStory; associated with the name of the Sub-story structural
level (provided it is used) to which the drawing file is assigned.
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Index
Index
A
additional attributes 3
attached reinforcement
diameter catalog 40
note for lattice girders 40
attribute mapping for precast
elements 24
attributes
dimensioning reinforcement
37, 38
B
BIM booster
detailed drawing file as a
symbol 33
rearranging detailed drawing
file 34
reports 34
C
catalogs
adapting for use in the USA
14
diameter catalog 14
configurations
adapting for use in the USA
14
labeling 13
E
element plan
layout catalog 35, 39
F
formwork
data formats for production
data 55
modifying mark number 54
reports and legends 55
selecting formwork areas 55
I
invoice items for precast
elements 57
L
layout catalog
dimension line parameters of
additional text 38
dimensioning placements 35
dimensioning reinforcing bars
of structural precast
elements, iParts 35
displaying the center of
gravity of individual layers
38
mark numbers of basic mesh
reinforcement 35
New option for elevation
dimensioning 38
section along curve 39
size of dimension line as a
whole 35
special dimensioning of
fixtures 36
special dimensioning of
reinforcing bars 36
special dimensioning of
secondary bars 36
locking
changes in general 9
locking elements 9
locking reinforcement updates
11
M
MEP wizard 15
P
precast 3
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precast slabs
lattice girders and concrete
slabs 42
switching cutting edge/stop
position 43
precast slabs
connecting joint parameters
41
precast walls
wall element design 51
production planning
PXML 1.3 61
S
steel grades 5
assigning 5
attribute 8
design list 8
element plan table 8
layout catalog 8
locking basic reinforcement 7
reinforcement type catalogs 6
structural precast elements, iParts
architectural stair 53
bottom of stair 53
T
TIM data export
building structure 60
TIM Datenexport
Pläne 60
transferring project data from
TIM to PLANBAR 56
W
wall element design
designing multilayer
architectural walls 44
designing user-defined
architectural elements 44,
47
lifting bolts as loops 52
parameters for cast-in nuts 52
splay 51
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