This document explains some of the important presets needed for annotation in 2D Rebar Detailing
The most commonly used presets are as follows:
# $n - Main bar quantity
# $ns - Nominal main bar spacing.
# $bg - Bar Grade
# $kl - If positioned, $kl is the bar mark (10A161). If not positioned, $kl is total length of bar (11'-2 1/2)
# $klb - Bar mark number for first bar in a varying range e.g. 26a. If not positioned, $kl is total length of that bar
# $kle - Bar mark number for last bar in a varying range e.g., 26g. If not positioned, $kl is total length of that bar
# $ql - Scheduled total bar length
# $qlb - Scheduled total length of first bar in a varying bar range - ~a, ~b etc. can be added for specific bar dimensions
# $set - To get the labels for all the bars in vary Sets. For Example,1. If want length for all bars in Vary sets, then use Preset as $set$ql (if positioned), or $set$kl (if not positioned)
2. Similarly to get Bar Marks for all the bars in Vary Sets, preset to be $set$kl
Following are some of the examples-
Example:1$klb~$kle - returns the Bar Mark of First and Last Bar where, $klb stands for First Bar Mark and $kle stands for Last Bar MarkExample:2$qlb~$qle - returns the length of First and Last Bar where, $qlb gives length of First Bar and $qle gives length of Last Bar
Example:3$set$ql - returns length for each bar in set
Example:4$set$kl - returns bar mark for each bar in set
All the Presets are stored in "preset.sys" which is located in "C:\ProgramData\Bentley\ProStructures CONNECT Edition\Configuration\WorkSpaces\<Workspace Name>\Standards\ProStructures\Rebar\Detailing\<Metric/Imperial>"
Which when opened in Notepad you can see all the presets listed there with explanation
This is the overall explanation about Presets available for 2D Rebar detailing.