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1. EXAMPLES OF ROBOT CAD (RCAD) PROGRAM
APPLICATION

1.1. Typical RC Structures

The example below presents application of the RCAD program for preparation of reinforcement
drawings for typical RC structures (spread footing, column, stairs). It shows step by step the method of
reinforcement modeling, edition as well as final drawing layout. The drawing below presents typical
stair reinforcement.



The following rules will apply while defining reinforcement:
• any icon symbol means that the relevant icon is pressed with the left mouse button,

• {x}stands for selection of the ‘x’ option in the dialog box,

• d indicates entering the ‘d’ text in the command line of the program and pressing the Enter button,

• LMC and RMC - abbreviations for the Left Mouse button Click and the Right Mouse button Click.

To start work in the Robot CAD program (RC part) the user should press the icon located on
the computer desktop or select the command from the START menu. After a moment the AutoCAD
program augmented with the options enabling preparation of reinforcement drawings (extended menu,
additional toolbar, the Object Inspector dialog box, etc.) will run.
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1.1.1. RC Column

OPERATION PERFORMED

DESCRIPTION

(Column - formwork)
Opens the Column – GEOMETRY dialog box allowing
definition of RC column formwork.


Selects a column with a circular cross section, changes the
appearance of the dialog box.
Note: A column type may also be selected by entering
an appropriate number (determining the type of a column
cross section) in the Column shape field.

Enter values as shown in the drawing below into the edit
fields for definition of column dimensions.
Additionally axes and level can be defined. If edit fields are
empty, then an axis or a level will not be drawn.






Insert Finishes definition of column dimensions, closes the
Column – GEOMETRY dialog box.

LMC on a point indicating position of
a drawing

The drawing of column formwork is displayed in the model
layout.


Zooms in the drawing, all drawing elements are displayed
on the screen in the largest possible (within the drawing
area) scale.


By means of the window - zoom in the column cross section
located at the bottom of the drawing.

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(Reinforcement cross-section)
Opens the Reinforcement - cross-section dialog box
enabling definition of reinforcing bars in a cross section of
an RC structure element.


Selects reinforcement shape, starts definition of a round
stirrup, changes the appearance of the dialog box.

Select the following parameters:
8 in the Diameter field,
30 in the Cover field

Selects reinforcement parameters.

Chooses the method of reinforcement definition, closes the
Reinforcement - cross-section dialog box.

Select the contour of the column
cross-section
Once the contour is detected, a stirrup shape is drawn
within the indicated contour.

LMC on a point defining a lap splice
position
Indicates position of the lap splice with hooks; opens the
Reinforcement description dialog box.

In the Description field switch off the
Length option,
OK
Disregards length of the defined reinforcement in
description, closes the Reinforcement description dialog
box.

LMC on a selected point Defines a beginning point of the description (it may be
a broken line as shown in the drawing below).

LMC on the next description point

Defines the next description point
.
RMC Opens the context menu.

Position

Changes the position of bar description, closes the context
menu.

RMC Opens the context menu.

Enter

Defines reinforcement with description including position
number and reinforcing bar diameter.









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Restores previous zoom.

(Reinforcement - elevation)
Opens the Reinforcement – elevation dialog box.


Changes the appearance of the dialog box, starts definition
of a straight bar with anchor elements.

In the Diameter field, set: 20

Chooses reinforcement diameter.
In the Shape parameters field set
values as in the drawing below

Defines parameters of reinforcement shape.






Selects method of reinforcement definition. Closes the
Reinforcement – elevation dialog box.

LMC on a snap point no. 1 (see the
drawing below)

Defines a beginning point of the inserted reinforcement.







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RMC Opens the context menu.

Side

Changes the bar position, closes the context menu.

LMC on a snap point no. 2

Defines an end point of the inserted reinforcement, opens
the Reinforcement description dialog box.

In the Description field switch off the
Spacing option,
OK

Disregards spacing of the defined reinforcement in
description, closes the Reinforcement description dialog
box.

LMC on a selected point Defines a beginning point of reinforcement description.

RMC Opens the context menu.

Position

Edits bar reinforcement description, closes the context
menu.

RMC Opens the context menu.

Enter

Column reinforcement with description is drawn within the
view.





LMC on a bar no. 2

Selects the recently-defined bar.

Applying typical AutoCAD options (Mirror, Copy) draw
reinforcement as in the drawing above.


Zoom in the drawing part containing column cross section
and part of the longitudinal section.

(Reinforcement - point)
Displays the following message in the command line: Select
reinforcement or enter position number.

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Select defined reinforcing bar no. 2,
Enter

Chooses the number of reinforcement position (2), opens
the Reinforcement - point dialog box.


Selects method of reinforcement distribution, closes the
Reinforcement - point dialog box.
Selection of this option results in uniform distribution of the
point reinforcement along the whole indicated bar.

LMC on a bar no. 1 Selects the bar on which point reinforcement will be drawn.
Defined reinforcement is positioned on the internal side of
the selected reinforcing bar.

RMC Opens the context menu.

Enter Draws the point reinforcement, opens the Reinforcement -
point dialog box.

In the n edit field enter 9

Defines the number of bars in point reinforcement.
OK Closes the Reinforcement - point dialog box, opens the
Reinforcement description dialog box.



Selects the type of description for reinforcement distribution.
OK
Selects bars which will be adjoined by the extension lines,
closes the dialog box.

Select graphically any bars of point
reinforcement,
Enter

Selects bars of point reinforcement (in the example four
bars have been selected).
LMC on a target location of the
reinforcement distribution line

Defines position of the reinforcement distribution line.
LMC on the right side of the
distribution line
Defines position of reinforcement description.

RMC

Opens the context menu.

Enter Defines point reinforcement with description (see
the drawing below).






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LMC on reinforcing bar no. 1

Selects transversal reinforcement.

(Reinforcement distribution)

Opens the Reinforcement detailing dialog box.



Pressing the icon available in the Distribution TYPE field will
result in distributing reinforcement along the selected line or
along two indicated elements.



Defines reinforcement spacing by determining the spacing
order with respect to the base point. The icon is available in
the Distribution METHOD field.



Defines method of graphic presentation of a distributed bar.
The icon is available in the Viewing DIRECTION field.
OK Accepts parameters determining reinforcement distribution,
closes the dialog box.


Initial drawing zoom (all drawing elements are visible on the
screen).

LMC on snap point no. 3 Defines the beginning point of reinforcement distribution.


LMC on snap point no. 4 Defines the end point of reinforcement distribution.
In the command line the following text appears: Position of
first bar.

Enter value 50 in the command line,
Enter

Determines position of the first bar in distribution.

Enter 6*150 in the command line,
Enter

Determines reinforcement spacing.
Enter 250 in the command line,
Enter

Determines reinforcement spacing.
LMC on snap point no. 4

Determines the range of reinforcement distribution.
RMC Opens the context menu.

Enter Finishes definition of reinforcement, opens
the Reinforcement description dialog box.

OK Accepts standard description settings, closes the dialog
box. In the command line the following text appears:
Distribution line location.

LMC on any point determining
location of the reinforcement
distribution line

Defines position of the distribution line. In the command line
the following text appears: Description location.

RMC Opens the context menu.

Extension line Selection of this option causes description to be displayed
on the extension line. Press F8 key to switch off the ORTHO
option.

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LMC on a point determining position
of description

Defines position of description, performs distribution of
column transversal reinforcement with defined description
(compare the drawing below).






By means of the window - zoom in the column cross
section.
Note: Once distribution of transversal reinforcement is
performed, the RCAD program updates automatically
description of reinforcement in the column cross-section.

LMC on reinforcement description
no. 2

Selects bar description.

Fit length of the extension line to the length of a description
text (compare the drawing below).







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1.1.2. Spread Footi ng


Initial drawing zoom (all the drawing elements are visible on
the screen).
RBCR / Formworks / Spread footing

Opens the Spread footing – GEOMETRY dialog box
allowing definition of spread footing formwork.


Selects column with circular cross-section.

In the fields for definition of spread footing dimensions enter
values as shown in the drawing below.
Additionally axes and level can be defined. If edit fields are
empty, then an axis or a level will not be drawn.






Insert Finishes definition of spread footing dimensions, closes the
Spread footing – GEOMETRY dialog box.

LMC on a selected point After closing the dialog box, a drawing of spread footing
formwork including two longitudinal sections and one cross-
section appears in the model layout.



Select and delete spread footing dimensions in the
generated drawing.


Zoom in the longitudinal section along the longer side of the
spread footing located in the top left part of the inserted
drawing.

RBCR / Reinforcement - elevation Opens the Reinforcement - elevation dialog box which
enables drawing reinforcement in elevation.

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Changes the appearance of the dialog box, starts definition
of a straight bar.


Select the following parameters:
16 in the Diameter field,
50 in the Cover field

Selects reinforcement parameters.

Chooses the method of reinforcement generation. Closes
the Reinforcement - elevation dialog box.

LMC on snap point no. 1 (see the
drawing below)

Indicates the beginning point of reinforcement.
LMC on snap point no. 2

Indicates the end point of reinforcement, opens the
Reinforcement description dialog box.






OK Accepts standard description settings, closes the
Reinforcement description dialog box

LMC on a selected point Determines the insertion point for reinforcement description.

RMC Opens the context menu.

Enter

Inserts reinforcement with description in a place selected by
the user (compare the drawing below).
The reinforcement description including position number,
reinforcing bar diameter and length will be displayed on the
screen.




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Restores the previous zoom.


Zoom in the cross-section along the shorter side of the
spread footing.

RBCR / Reinforcement - elevation Opens the Reinforcement - elevation dialog box.

Select the following parameters:
16 in the Diameter field,
70 in the Cover field

Selects reinforcement parameters.

Chooses the method of reinforcement generation. Closes
the Reinforcement - elevation dialog box.

Select the beginning and end point of
reinforcement (analogically as during
definition of the previous
reinforcement)

Selects snap points for the reinforcement being drawn.
Opens the Reinforcement description dialog box.

OK Accepts standard description settings, closes
the Reinforcement description dialog box.
The reinforcement description will be displayed on the
screen.

From the bottom toolbar choose the
ORTHO option or press the F8 key.

Activates the orthogonal mode.
LMC on a selected point Determines the beginning point of reinforcement
description.

LMC on a selected point


Determines the next point of the description.

RMC Opens the context menu.

Enter Inserts reinforcement with description.







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RBCR / Reinforcement - point The following message is displayed in the command line:
Select reinforcement or enter position number.

3 Chooses the number of reinforcement position, opens the
Reinforcement - point dialog box.


Selects the method of reinforcement distribution, closes
the Reinforcement - point dialog box.
Selection of this option results in uniform distribution of the
point reinforcement along the whole indicated bar.

LMC on bar no. 4 Selects the bar on which point reinforcement will be drawn.
Defined reinforcement is displayed on the top side of the
selected reinforcing bar.

RMC Opens the context menu.

Side Changes reinforcement position.
Defined reinforcement is displayed on the opposite side of
the formwork.

RMC Opens the context menu.

Enter Generates the point reinforcement, opens the
Reinforcement - point dialog box.

In the S edit field enter value 150

Defines parameters of reinforcement spacing.
Note: entering a value in the S edit field and placing the
cursor at any point within the dialog box will result in
automatic recalculation of the number of bar spacings in
a given zone. At the same time the reinforcement drawing
changes.
Analogically, entering a number of spacings and clicking on
any field will cause automatic recalculation of spacing and
change of the drawing.

OK Closes the Reinforcement - point dialog box.

In the opened Reinforcement
description dialog box switch off the
Active option (compare the drawing
below)


Deactivates the function of reinforcement calculation.
Note: If this option is left active, then reinforcement will be
taken into account in reinforcement tables. It this option is
switched off, the reinforcement currently described will not
be considered in a reinforcement table. Thanks to that, the
user avoids including the same reinforcement twice of more
times in calculations when preparing a reinforcement table.




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Chooses the type of description for reinforcement
distribution.
OK Closes the Reinforcement description dialog box.
The following message is displayed in the command line:
Distribution line location.

LMC on a target location of
the reinforcement distribution line
Accepts position of the distribution line. The message:
Description location is displayed in the command line.

LMC on the right side of the
distribution line

Determines the position of description.
RMC

Opens the context menu.

Enter Draws the point reinforcement with description (compare
the drawing below).








Move the drawing area so that the drawing presents section
of the longer side of a spread footing.

RBCR / Reinforcement - point The following message is displayed in the command line:
Select reinforcement or enter position number.

4 Chooses the number of reinforcement position, opens the
Reinforcement - point dialog box.


Selects the method of reinforcement distribution, closes
the Reinforcement - point dialog box.

LMC on bar no. 3 Selects the bar on which point reinforcement will be drawn.

RMC Opens the context menu.

Enter Generates the point reinforcement, opens the
Reinforcement - point dialog box.

In the S edit field enter value 250

Defines parameters of reinforcement spacing.


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OK Closes the Reinforcement - point dialog box.

In the opened Reinforcement
description dialog box switch off the
Active option

Deactivates reinforcement description.



Chooses the type of distribution description.
OK Closes the Reinforcement description dialog box.

LMC on a target location of the
reinforcement distribution line
Accepts position of the distribution line.


LMC on the right side of the
distribution line

Determines position of description.
RMC

Opens the context menu.

Enter Draws the point reinforcement with description (compare
the drawing below).







Initial drawing zoom (all drawing elements are visible on the
screen).


Zoom in the cross-section along the shorter side of the
spread footing.

RBCR / Reinforcement - elevation Opens the Reinforcement – elevation dialog box

Select the following parameters:
20 in the Diameter field,
50 in the Cover field

Selects reinforcement parameters.

Changes the appearance of the dialog box. Selection of this
option enables defining reinforcement of any shape.
In the Shape parameters field enter values as in the drawing
below.


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Selects method of reinforcement generation. Closes
the Reinforcement – elevation dialog box.
From the bottom toolbar select the
OSNAP option
Switches on automatic localization of snap points.

Indicate point I (see the drawing
below)

Indicates the first auxiliary point.
Note: Activation of the OSNAP option and application of
an auxiliary point enables more accurate definition of
reinforcement.






LMC on snap point A

Indicates the first reinforcement point.
RMC Opens the context menu.

Side Defined reinforcement is displayed on the opposite side.

LMC on points B, C

Indicates successive points defining reinforcement.
RMC Opens the context menu.

Enter Inserts reinforcement, closes the Reinforcement
description dialog box.

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OK Closes the dialog box without changing the parameters of
reinforcement description.

LMC on the left side of the
reinforcement drawn

Defines the beginning point of reinforcement description
(see the drawing below).
RMC Opens the context menu.

Mirror Reinforcement description is located on the opposite side of
the position.

RMC Opens the context menu.

Enter Inserts reinforcement with description.

Applying typical AutoCAD options (Mirror, Copy) define
reinforcement as in the drawing below.









Move the drawing area so that the drawing presents cross
section of the spread footing and part of the section along
the longer side.

RBCR / Reinforcement distribution Selection of this option allows defining reinforcement
distribution.

Select reinforcing bar no. 3
Enter

Opens the Reinforcement detailing dialog box.



Selects the type of reinforcement distribution.



Divides the formwork element into several zones, in each of
the designated zones reinforcement spacing may be
defined independently.



Defines the method of graphical presentation of
a distributed bar. The icon is available in the Viewing
DIRECTION field.
OK Closes the Reinforcement detailing dialog box.

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LMC on snap point A (see the
drawing below)

Defines the beginning point of reinforcement distribution.





LMC on snap point B

Defines the end point of reinforcement distribution.
RMC Opens the context menu.

N-zones Selection of this option enables defining the number of
reinforcement division zones.

1 Accepts the number of reinforcement division zones, opens
the Reinforcement distribution dialog box.

In the Spacing S edit field enter 150

Defines reinforcement spacing.

In the edit field under the schematic
drawing of reinforcement distribution,
set value 60
Sets the value of distance between the extreme
reinforcement element and zone border.



Pressing this button allows centering reinforcement
distribution.

OK Closes the Reinforcement distribution dialog box.
Opens the Reinforcement description dialog box.



Selects method of description for reinforcement distribution.

OK
Indicates (selects) bars that will be presented in distribution
– the remaining bars will be hidden. Closes
the Reinforcement description dialog box

LMC to indicate selected bars,
Enter

Chooses bars.

LMC on a target location
of the reinforcement distribution line

Defines position of a line with description of reinforcement
distribution (compare the drawing below).
LMC on a point where description
is to be located

Defines position of a description.
LMC on a point where description
is to be located

Defines position of a description.
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RMC Opens the context menu.

Enter Inserts selected bars of defined reinforcement
with description.






RBCR / Reinforcement distribution Selection of this option enables definition of reinforcement
distribution.

Select reinforcing bar no. 4
Enter

Opens the Reinforcement detailing dialog box.



Selects the type of reinforcement distribution.



Divides the formwork element into several zones, in each
of the designated zones reinforcement spacing may be
defined independently.



Defines the method of graphical presentation
of a distributed bar. The icon is available in the Viewing
DIRECTION field.
OK Closes the Reinforcement detailing dialog box.

LMC on snap point B

Defines the beginning point of reinforcement distribution.
LMC on snap point C

Defines the end point of reinforcement distribution.
RMC Opens the context menu.

N-zones,
1

Accepts the number of reinforcement division zones, opens
the Reinforcement distribution dialog box.
In the Spacing S edit field enter 250

Defines reinforcement spacing.

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In the edit field under the schematic
drawing of reinforcement distribution
set value 100

Sets the value of distance between the extreme
reinforcement element and zone border.



Pressing this button allows centering reinforcement
distribution.

OK Closes the Reinforcement distribution dialog box.
Opens the Reinforcement description dialog box.



Selects method of description for reinforcement distribution.
OK
Indicates - selects bars that will be presented in distribution.
The remaining bars will be hidden. Closes the dialog box.

LMC to indicate selected bars,
Enter

Chooses bars.

LMC on a target location of the
reinforcement distribution line

Defines position of a line describing reinforcement
distribution (compare the drawing below).
LMC on a point where description is
to be located

Defines position of a description.
RMC Opens the context menu.

Enter Inserts selected bars of defined reinforcement
with description.





RBCR / Reinforcement - section

Opens the Reinforcement – cross-section dialog box.


Changes the appearance of the dialog box, starts definition
of a round stirrup
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Select the following parameters:
6 in the Diameter field,
30 in the Cover field

Selects parameters of transversal reinforcement.

Chooses the method of drawing the reinforcement, closes
the Reinforcement - cross-section dialog box.

LMC on the contour indicating the
column cross-section
Once the contour is detected, the reinforcement is drawn
within the indicated object.

LMC on a point defining position
of a lap splice
Indicates position of the lap splice with hooks; opens
the Reinforcement description dialog box.

LMC on a selected point Defines the beginning point of description.

RMC Opens the context menu.

Position

Changes the position of bar description, closes the context
menu.

LMC on the next description point

Defines the next description point.
RMC Opens the context menu.

Enter

Finishes definition of reinforcement description.
RBCR / Reinforcement - point The message is displayed in the command line: Select
reinforcement or enter position number.

5 Selects number of reinforcement position, opens
the Reinforcement - point dialog box.


Selects method of reinforcement distribution, closes
the Reinforcement - point dialog box.

LMC on bar no. 6 Selects the bar on which point reinforcement will be drawn.

RMC Opens the context menu.

Enter Defines point reinforcement, opens the Reinforcement -
point dialog box.

In the n edit field enter value 9

Defines parameters of reinforcement spacing.

OK Closes the Reinforcement - point dialog box, opens
the Reinforcement description dialog box.



Chooses the type of description of reinforcement distribution

OK

Indicates (selects) bars that will be presented in distribution
– the remaining bars will be hidden. Closes the dialog box.

Select graphically any bars of point
reinforcement,
Enter

Chooses bars of point reinforcement.
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LMC on a target location
of the reinforcement distribution line

Reinforcement description (compare the drawing below).




RBCR / Reinforcement distribution Selection of this option enables definition of reinforcement
distribution.

Select reinforcing bar no. 6,
Enter

Opens the Reinforcement detailing dialog box.


Selects type of reinforcement distribution.



Chooses method of reinforcement definition.


Selects method of graphical presentation of reinforcement
distribution.
OK Closes the Reinforcement detailing dialog box.

LMC on snap point 3

Defines the beginning point of reinforcement distribution.



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LMC on snap point 4

Defines the end point of reinforcement distribution.
RMC Opens the context menu.

N-zones

Accepts the number of zones of reinforcement division.
1

Opens the Reinforcement distribution dialog box.
In the Spacing S edit field enter 200

Defines reinforcement spacing.

OK Closes the Reinforcement distribution dialog box..
Opens the Reinforcement description dialog box.



Selects method of description for reinforcement distribution.
OK Closes the Reinforcement description dialog box.

LMC on a target location
of the reinforcement distribution line

Defines position of the reinforcement distribution line.
LMC on a point where description
is to be located

Defines position of a description.
LMC on a point where description
is to be located

Defines position of a description.
RMC Opens the context menu.

Enter Inserts selected bars of defined reinforcement
with description.







Zoom in the drawing area comprising defined longitudinal
sections.



Choose defined reinforcement (no. 6), afterwards, copy
it applying typical AutoCAD options (compare the drawing
below).

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(Reinforcement distribution
description)

Changes the selection mode.
Select the copied reinforcement,
Enter

Opens the Reinforcement description dialog box.


Selects method of description for reinforcement distribution.
OK Closes the Reinforcement description dialog box.

LMC on a target location
of the reinforcement distribution line

Defines position of a line with description of reinforcement
distribution.
LMC on a point where description
is to be located

Defines position of a description.
LMC on a point where description
is to be located

Defines position of a description.
RMC Opens the context menu.

Enter Defines description of reinforcement (compare the drawing
below).






















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1.1.3. Stairs


Initial drawing zoom (all drawing elements are visible on the
screen).

(Stairs - formwork)
Opens the Stairs – GEOMETRY dialog box allowing
definition of formwork of typical stairs.


Chooses a pattern of stairs.

Insert Finishes defining dimensions of stairs, closes the Stairs –
GEOMETRY dialog box.

LMC on a selected point Defines the point of insertion for stair formwork.



Select and delete dimensions of stairs.

Zoom in a part of the drawing including the stair formwork.


Opens the Reinforcement - elevation dialog box.

Select the following parameters:
10 in the Diameter field,
30 in the Cover field

Selects reinforcement parameters.

Changes the appearance of the dialog box. In the Shape
parameters field enter values as specified in the drawing
below.








Chooses method of drawing the reinforcement. Closes
the Reinforcement - elevation dialog box.
LMC on snap point no. 1 (see
the drawing below)

Indicates the beginning point of reinforcement.
In the command line enter: side,
Enter
Changes position of point reinforcement.



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LMC on points 2, 3

Indicates successive points determining reinforcement.
RMC Opens the context menu.

Side Changes the position of defined reinforcement.

LMC on point 4

Indicates the end point defining reinforcement.
RMC Opens the context menu.

Enter Inserts reinforcement, opens the Reinforcement
description dialog box.

Enter the following values:
6 in the Number field

Defines components of reinforcement description.
OK Closes the dialog box.

LMC above the reinforcement drawn

Defines the beginning point of reinforcement description.

RMC Opens the context menu.

Enter Inserts reinforcement with description.


Zoom in the drawing part containing the upper part
of the stairs.


Opens the Reinforcement - elevation dialog box.



Chooses the method of reinforcement definition. Closes
the Reinforcement - elevation dialog box.
LMC on snap point A

Indicates the beginning point of reinforcement.
LMC on snap point B

Indicates the next point of reinforcement.
RMC Opens the context menu.

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Side Changes the position of defined reinforcement.

LMC on snap point C

Indicates the end point of reinforcement.




RMC Opens the context menu.

Enter Inserts reinforcement, opens the Reinforcement
description dialog box.

Enter the following values:
7 in the Number field

Defines elements of reinforcement description.
OK Closes the dialog box.

LMC below the defined
reinforcement

Defines the beginning point of reinforcement description.

RMC Opens the context menu.

Enter Inserts reinforcement with description.



Move the drawing area so that it presents the lower part
of the stairs.


Opens the Reinforcement - elevation dialog box.



Chooses method of drawing the reinforcement. Closes
the Reinforcement - elevation dialog box.
LMC on snap point D

Indicates the beginning point of reinforcement.
RMC Opens the context menu.

Side Changes the position of defined reinforcement.

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LMC on snap point E

Indicates the next point of reinforcement.
LMC on snap point F

Indicates the end point of reinforcement.
RMC Opens the context menu.

Enter Inserts reinforcement, opens the Reinforcement
description dialog box.

OK Accepts standard elements of reinforcement description,
closes the dialog box.

LMC above the defined
reinforcement

Defines the beginning point of reinforcement description.

RMC Opens the context menu.

Enter Inserts reinforcement with description.

RMC Opens the context menu.

RBCR / Modification
Enter

The cursor switches to the selection mode.

LMC on the recently-defined
reinforcement
Enter

Chooses reinforcement, opens the Reinforcement -
elevation dialog box.
In the Shape parameters field unfold
the selection list and set it as shown
in the drawing below

Changes the angle of hook bending.
Note: Change of the hook bending angle results
in automatic recalculation of bar length and updating bar
geometry in a drawing.






Close

Changes reinforcement parameters, closes the dialog box.

RBCR/ Modification
Enter

The cursor switches to the selection mode.
LMC on the recently-drawn
reinforcement
Enter

Chooses description of reinforcement, opens
the Reinforcement description dialog box.
Enter the following values:
7 in the Number field

Defines elements of reinforcement description.
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Close

Completes editing the description of reinforcement, closes
the Reinforcement description dialog box.








Move the drawing area so that it presents the lower part
of the stairs.


Esc

Opens the Reinforcement - point dialog box.

In the Reinforcement type field
choose the following values:
8 in the L edit field,
20 in the Diameter field

Defines parameters of point reinforcement.

Chooses method of reinforcement distribution, closes
the Reinforcement - point dialog box. Selection of this
option will cause the point reinforcement to be evenly
distributed along the entire indicated bar segment.

LMC on bar no. 9 Selects the bar segment on which point reinforcement will
be defined.

RMC Opens the context menu.

Side

Changes bar position, closes the context menu.

RMC Opens the context menu.

Enter

Defines reinforcement, opens the Reinforcement - point
dialog box.

In the S edit field enter value 250

Defines parameters of reinforcement spacing.
OK

Opens the Reinforcement description dialog box.

Cancel Disregards definition of point reinforcement description,
closes the Reinforcement description dialog box.

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The following message is displayed in the command line:
Select reinforcement or enter position number. Work
continues in the selection mode.
LMC on any bar of defined point
reinforcement

Opens the Reinforcement - point dialog box.

Chooses method of reinforcement distribution, closes
the Reinforcement - point dialog box.

LMC on the bottom left part of bar
no. 7 (under bar no. 9)
Selects the bar segment on which point reinforcement will
be defined.

RMC Opens the context menu.

Side

Changes position of point reinforcement, closes the context
menu.

RMC Opens the context menu.

Enter

Defines reinforcement, opens the Reinforcement - point
dialog box.

In the S edit field enter value 250

Defines parameters of reinforcement spacing.

OK

Opens the Reinforcement description dialog box.

Cancel Disregards definition of point reinforcement description,
closes the Reinforcement description dialog box.







Move the drawing area so that it presents the middle part
of stairs.



The following message is displayed in the command line:
Select reinforcement or enter position number.

LMC on any bar of earlier-defined
point reinforcement

Opens the Reinforcement - point dialog box.
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Chooses method of reinforcement distribution, closes
the Reinforcement - point dialog box.

LMC on the middle part of bar no. 7 Selects the bar segment on which point reinforcement will
be defined.

In the command line enter: side,
Enter

Changes position of point reinforcement.

RMC Opens the context menu.

Enter

Defines reinforcement, opens the Reinforcement - point
dialog box.

In the S edit field enter value 250

Defines parameters of reinforcement spacing.

OK

Opens the Reinforcement description dialog box
In the Number field enter 40 Edits reinforcement description.



Chooses method of description of reinforcement
distribution.

OK

Indicates (selects) bars that will be presented in distribution
- the remaining bars will be hidden. Closes the dialog box.

Select graphically any bars of point
reinforcement,
Enter

Chooses bars of point reinforcement.
LMC on a target location
of the reinforcement distribution line

Defines point reinforcement with description (see
the drawing below).









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Move the drawing area so that it presents the upper part
of stairs.



The following message is displayed in the command line:
Select reinforcement or enter position number. Work
continues in the selection mode.

LMC on any bar of earlier-defined
point reinforcement

Opens the Reinforcement - point dialog box

Chooses the method of reinforcement distribution, closes
the Reinforcement - point dialog box.

LMC on the top part of bar no. 7 Selects the bar segment on which point reinforcement will
be defined.

RMC Opens the context menu.

Enter

Defines reinforcement, opens the Reinforcement - point
dialog box.

In the S edit field enter value 250

Defines parameters of reinforcement spacing.

OK

Opens the Reinforcement description dialog box.

Cancel Disregards definition of point reinforcement description,
closes the Reinforcement description dialog box.

In the analogical manner define point reinforcement for bar
no. 8







By means of the window - zoom in the drawing part
containing stairs.

(Reinforcement – bar legend)
The following message is displayed in the command line:
Select/give a number of reinforcement position.

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Selects reinforcement that will be drawn additionally outside
the formwork contour.
The following message is displayed in the command line:
Insertion point.

LMC on any point Defines the insertion point. The message is displayed:
Select dimension position.

LMC on any point

Defines position of a (horizontal) dimension line.
The message is displayed: Select dimension position.

LMC on any point

Defines position of a (vertical) dimension line.
The message is displayed: Select position of reinforcement
description.

LMC on any point

Defines position of reinforcement description.
RMC Opens the context menu.

Enter Draws reinforcement placed outside the formwork contour.

In the analogical manner perform operations for bars nos. 8
and 9 (compare the drawing below).







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1.1.4. Preparation of Drawing for Printi ng


All the drawing elements defined hitherto are displayed
on the screen.

(Create view)
Starts definition of a view.
The following message is displayed in the command line:
Specify first corner.

LMC on points determining
the corners of a rectangular window
with a view

Defines region of a view containing 1st section of spread
footing.

Footing_section_1

Defines name of the view.
Note: once definition of a view is completed, the tree
provided in the Object Inspector dialog box will be enlarged
automatically by adding a defined view (compare
the drawing below).







Starts definition of a view.

LMC on points determining a region
of the view

Defines the view containing 2nd section of the footing.

Footing_section_2

Defines name of the view.


Starts definition of a view.

LMC on points determining corners
of the view

Defines a view containing projection of the spread footing.

Footing_view

Defines name of the view.


Starts definition of a view.

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LMC on points determining corners
of the view
Defines region of the view comprising column reinforcement
in elevation with description.

Column_view

Defines name of the view.


Starts definition of a view

LMC on points determining corners
of the view

Defines view presenting column cross-section.

Column_cross-section

Defines name of the view.


Starts definition of a view.

LMC on points determining corners
of the view
Defines region of the view containing stair reinforcement
with description.

Stairs

Defines name of the view.

(Bars – main table)

Pressing this icon enables inserting a main table for
elements included in the drawing.

LMC on the table insertion point Inserts the main table.


Starts definition of a view.

LMC on points determining corners
of the view

Defines the view including the main table.

Tab_1

Defines name of the view.

(Bars – summary table)

Pressing this icon enables inserting a summary table for
elements included in the drawing.

LMC on the table insertion point Inserts the summary table.


Starts definition of a view.

LMC on points determining corners
of the view

Defines the view including the summary table.

Tab_2

Defines name of the view.

Place the cursor on the Model tab,
RMC
From TEMPLATE

Opens the Select File dialog box allowing selection
of a template.
A1 RoboBAT.dwt
Open

Selects the template from the list of available templates,
closes the Select File dialog box.
OK in the opened Insert Layout(s)
dialog box

Closes the dialog box.
An additional tab (A1 RoboBAT) appears on the bar
at the bottom of the screen.

LMC on the A1 RoboBAT tab

Opens the printout layout.
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Move to the area of the object
inspector, next choose the view
named Footing_section_1

Chooses the view named Footing_section_1.
RMC

Opens the context submenu.
Add to current Printout

Selection of this option causes the view named
Footing_section_1 to be included in the template.

LMC on a target location of a printout

Positions the view within the A1 RoboBAT template.
In the analogical manner transfer the remaining views
(compare the drawing below).























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1.2. Other RC Structures

The example below presents application of the RCAD program for preparation of reinforcement
drawings for untypical RC structures. It shows step by step the method of reinforcement modeling,
edition as well as final drawing layout. The drawing below presents the layout of reinforcement for
a beam with a technological notch.



The following rules will apply while defining reinforcement:
• any icon symbol means that the relevant icon is pressed with the left mouse button,

• {x}stands for selection of the ‘x’ option in the dialog box,

• d indicates entering the ‘d’ text in the command line of the program and pressing the Enter button,

• LMC and RMC - abbreviations for the Left Mouse button Click and the Right Mouse button Click.

To start work in the Robot CAD program (RC part) the user should press the icon located on
the computer desktop or select the command from the START menu. After a moment the AutoCAD
program augmented with the options enabling preparation of reinforcement drawings (extended menu,
additional toolbar, the Object Inspector dialog box, etc.) will run.




1.2.1. Freely Supported Beam

OPERATION PERFORMED

DESCRIPTION

(Beam - formwork)
Opens the Beam – FORMWORK dialog box which enables
definition of an RC beam formwork.


Selection of a beam with T-shaped cross section, changes
the dialog box appearance.

In the edit fields for definition of beam characteristic
dimensions – enter values as shown in the drawing below.


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Insert Completes definition of beam dimensions, closes the Beam
– FORMWORK dialog box.

LMC at a point determining location
of the drawing

A drawing of reinforcement of a freely supported beam
appears in the model layout.


With the window zoom in the beam cross section located in
the drawing on the right.






(Reinforcement – cross-section)
Opens the Reinforcement - cross-section dialog box
which enables definition of reinforcing bars in cross section
of an RC structure element.


Selects reinforcement shape, starts definition
of a rectangular stirrup, changes the dialog box appearance.

Select the following parameters:
10 in the Diameter field,
50 in the Cover field

Selection of reinforcement parameters.
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Chooses the method of reinforcement definition, closes
the Reinforcement - cross-section dialog box.

LMC on the points A and B (compare
the drawing below)
Selects section snap points, draws stirrup shape within
the region determined by the indicated diagonal, opens
the Reinforcement description dialog box.

Enter

Adopts default values, closes the Reinforcement
description dialog box.




LMC on the target point where
reinforcement description is to be
located,
Enter

Defines the insertion point of reinforcement description,
completes definition of the rectangular stirrup.

Initial drawing zoom (all drawing elements are visible
on the screen).

LMC on reinforcing bar no. 1

Selects transversal reinforcement.

(Reinforcement distribution)

Opens the Reinforcement detailing dialog box.



Pressing the icon available in the Distribution TYPE field
causes distribution of reinforcement along the selected line
or indicated two points.



Defines reinforcement spacing by determining the spacing
order with respect to the base point. The icon is available in
the Distribution METHOD field.



Defines the method of graphical presentation
of a distributed bar. The icon is available in the Viewing
DIRECTION field.

OK Adopts parameters determining reinforcement distribution,
closes the dialog box. The following message appears in
the command line: Start distribution point.

LMC on snap point no. 1,
Compare the drawing below
Defines the beginning point of reinforcement distribution,
displays the message: End distribution point.


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LMC on snap point no. 2 Defines the end point of reinforcement distribution.
The following message appears in the command line:
Position of first bar.






Enter value 50 in the command line
Enter

Determines position of a first bar in the distribution.

Enter 7*200 in the command line,
Enter

Determines reinforcement spacing in the first zone.
Enter 4*350 in the command line,
Enter

Determines reinforcement spacing in the second zone.
RMC


Opens the context menu.

Mirror,
Enter
Selection of this option causes generation of the mirror
reflection of the defined reinforcement distribution. Opens
the Reinforcement description dialog box.

OK Assumes standard description settings, closes the dialog
box. The following message appears in the command line:
Distribution line location.

LMC on any point determining
location of reinforcement distribution
line

Defines location of distribution line. The following text
appears in the command line: Description location.

LKM on any point determining
location of reinforcement description


Defines location of description.

Enter

Defines reinforcement with description including: position
no., number and diameter of reinforcing bars.
Compare the drawing below.





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Restores the previous zoom.

Using the options of the AutoCAD © program modify
the bottom edge of the beam (draw a technological notch)
as shown in the drawing below.

LMC on any element,
RMC

Selects stirrups, opens the context menu.
Modify Opens the Reinforcement distribution dialog box.

(Delete)
Chooses the option which allows deletion of any bars
of reinforcement distribution, closes the dialog box.

LMC on all the bars located above
the technological notch,
Enter

Deletes selected reinforcement bars, returns to the dialog
box.
OK Closes the dialog box.





LMC on the beam cross section
located to the right
Selects elements of the beam cross section (without
reinforcement).

(Copy object)
Selects the option which allows copying elements.

Copy the beam cross section and next, using the options
of the AutCAD ©program modify it in such a way so that the
height of the copied beam cross section is identical as the
height of the beam at the point of the technological notch.

(Reinforcement – cross-section)
Opens the Reinforcement – cross-section dialog box
which enables definition of reinforcing bars in cross section
of an RC structure element.


Selects reinforcement shape, starts definition
of a rectangular stirrup, changes the dialog box appearance.

Select the following parameters:
10 in the Diameter field,
50 in the Cover field

Selection of reinforcement parameters.

Chooses the method of reinforcement definition, closes
the Reinforcement - cross-section dialog box.

LMC on the section snap points
(analogously as in the case of a
”solid” section)
Selects section snap points, draws stirrup shape within
the region determined by the indicated diagonal, opens
the Reinforcement description dialog box.

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Enter

Assumes deafult values, closes the Reinforcement
description dialog box.

LMC on the target point where
reinforcement description is to be
located,
Enter

Defines the insertion point of reinforcement description,
completes definition of the rectangular stirrup.

Initial drawing zoom (all drawing elements are visible
on the screen).

LMC on reinforcing bar no. 2

Selects transversal reinforcement.

(Reinforcement distribution)

Opens the Reinforcement detailing dialog box.



Selects type of reinforcement distribution.


Selects method of reinforcement distribution.


Defines the method of graphical presentation
of a distributed bar. The icon is available in the Viewing
DIRECTION field.

OK Adopts parameters determining reinforcement distribution,
closes the dialog box. The following message appears in
the command line: Start distribution point.

LMC on snap point no. 3,
Compare the drawing below
Defines the beginning point of reinforcement distribution,
displays the message: End distribution point.






LMC on snap point no. 4 Defines the end point of reinforcement distribution.
The following message appears in the command line:
Beginning of zone.

LMC on snap point no. 3

Defines the beginning point of reinforcement zone, displays
the following message: End of zone.

LMC on snap point no. 4,
Enter
Defines the end point of reinforcement zone.
Opens the Reinforcement distribution dialog box.

In the Number field enter 5,
OK

Defines the number of bar spacings, opens
the Reinforcement description dialog box.
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OK Assumes standard description settings, closes the dialog
box. The following message appears in the command line:
Distribution line location.

LMC on any point determining
location of reinforcement distribution
line

Defines location of distribution line. The following text
appears in the command line: Description location.

LKM on any point determining
location of description


Defines location of description.

Enter

Defines reinforcement with description





LMC on the earlier-defined
reinforcement distribution

Selection of reinforcement distribution - it will be highlighted.
(Reinforcement modification)

Opens the Reinforcement distribution dialog box which
enables modification of reinforcement distribution.

(Insert between)

Selection of this option allows inserting an additional bar
between any two existing distribution bars, closes the dialog
box.

LMC on any two distribution bars Inserts an additional bar into reinforcement distribution.
Note: the reinforcement spacing in the zone neighboring
the technological notch has been decreased in the example.

Enter,
OK

Completes modification of distribution, closes
the Reinforcement distribution dialog box.
(Reinforcement - elevation)

Opens the Reinforcement – elevation dialog box.

In the opened dialog box select
parameters as shown in the drawing
below

Chooses reinforcement parameters.


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(2 points)

Selects the method of reinforcement drawing, displays
the following message in the command line: Select
beginning point.
LMC on snap point no. 5

Selects the beginning point, displays the following message
in the command line: Select end point.

RMC Opens the context menu.

Side Changes position of the defined reinforcing bar.

LMC on point no. 6 Selects the end point, opens the Reinforcement
description dialog box.






OK

Adopts default parameters of reinforcement description,
closes the the Reinforcement description dialog box.

LMC on the target point where
reinforcement description is to be
located,
Enter

Defines insertion point of reinforcement description,
completes definition of a simple bar.
(Reinforcement - elevation)
Opens the Reinforcement – elevation dialog box.



Chooses bar parameters, changes the dialog box
appearance.

In the opened dialog box select
parameters as shown in the drawing
below

Selects reinforcement parameters.





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(2 points)

Selects the method of reinforcement drawing, displays
the following message in the command line: Select
beginning point.
LMC on snap point no. 3

Selects the beginning point, displays the following message
in the command line: Select end point.

LMC on point no. 4 Selects the end point, opens the Reinforcement
description dialog box

OK

Adopts default description settings, closes
the Reinforcement description dialog box.

LMC on the target point where
reinforcement description is to be
located,
Enter

Defines insertion point of reinforcement description,
completes definition of a straight bar. Reinforcement
defined so far is presented (without descriptions)
in the drawing below.




(Reinforcement – elevation)

Opens the Reinforcement – elevation dialog box.


Selects parameters of a bar shape, changes the dialog box
appearance.

In the opened dialog box select
parameters as shown in the drawing
below

Selects reinforcement parameters.





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Selects the method of reinforcement drawing, displays
the following message in the command line: Select
beginning point.

LMC on snap point no. 1
(compare the drawing below)

Selects the beginning point, displays the following message
in the command line: Select next corner.




LMC on snap point no. 3’


Selects next reinforcement point, displays the following
message in the command line: Select next corner.

LMC on point no. 3’’,
Enter

Selects next reinforcement point, opens the Reinforcement
description dialog box.

OK

Adopts default description parameters, closes
the Reinforcement description dialog box.
The following command appears in the command line:
Beginning point of description.

LMC on any point Defines the beginning point of description.

RMC Opens the context menu.

Enter Completes reinforcement definition.



In the analogous manner define reinforcement
on the opposite side of the technological notch.
The result of the operations performed (without presentation
of reinforcement description) is illustrated in the drawing
below.