Stretch/Trim

The Stretch / Trims tool stretches or trims rebar shapes and converts the rebars into a rebar container. The nearest segment of the rebar shape to the to selected host face, workplane or line will be stretched or trimmed.

Its operation differs depending on the selected mode To Face or To Lines.

To Face

The To Face tool stretches or trims rebar shapes to the concrete cover of the selected host face or workplane.

  1. Activate the view in which you want to stretch and trim rebar shapes to a face.
  2. Do one of the following:
  • Select one or more rebars to stretch/trim > Click Reinforcement tab > Modify panel > Stretch/Trim drop-down > icon_StretchTrimRebars (To Face).
  • Click Reinforcement tab > Modify panel > Stretch/Trim drop-down > icon_StretchTrimRebars (To Face) > Select one or more rebars to stretch/trim > Click Finish in the Options bar.
  1. Do one of the following:
  • Select a face of a host to stretch or trim the rebars to its concrete cover.
  • Select a visible work plane to strech or trim the rebars to its surface.

Tip

Use a visible work plane in order to stretch/trim rebars to an individual position. Therfore, draw a reference plane and give it a name > Specify the reference plane as current work plane and activate “Show Work Plane” > Now, the work plane will be available for the alignment of the tool.

To Lines

The To Lines tool stretches or trims rebar shapes to the selected model or detail lines. The tool works in 2D views only as the selected lines will be considered as a plane in the view direction.

  1. Activate the view in which you want to stretch and trim rebar shapes to lines.
  2. Do one of the following:
  • Select one or more rebars to stretch/trim > Click Reinforcement tab > Modify panel > Stretch/Trim drop-down > icon_StretchTrimRebars (To Lines).
  • Click Reinforcement tab > Modify panel > Stretch/Trim drop-down > icon_StretchTrimRebars (To Lines) > Select one or more rebars to stretch/trim > Click Finish in the Options bar.
  1. Select one or more detail or model lines to stretch or trim the rebars to its theoretical plane in view direction.

Note

You can select multiple lines in one operation but it must be a polyline.