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6.2 3D Rendering of Reinforcement
The [3D-Rendering] button is available in the 3.1 Provided Longitudinal Reinforcement and 3.2 Provided Shear Reinforcement result windows, offering the possibility to display the reinforcement of the selected member photo-realistically and modify it, if required.
It is also possible to access the 3D rendering by double-clicking the reinforcement in the graphical area of windows 3.1 and 3.2.
The graphic window offers the possibility to copy reinforcements by item. This way, it is possible, for example, to quickly create new reinforcement layers from existing rebars or to generate secondary reinforcements.
First, select the reinforcement or item description that you want to copy. Then, right-click the red-highlighted object to open the shortcut menu of the reinforcement (see figure on the left). The Copy option opens the Move or Copy dialog box (see Figure 6.5).
In the dialog box, you can specify the Number of copies and the displacement vector in the direction of the global axes X, Y, and Z.
After clicking [OK], a new reinforcement item (or several, if applicable) is created.
The Window menu offers various possibilities to display the reinforcement in several windows. For spatial control, we recommend using the function
Window → Isometric and 3 Views.
In this case, the 3D rendering window is divided as follows.
In addition to the isometric view shown in the main window, the view in the longitudinal direction X, the lateral view in -Y, and the top view in Z are displayed.
If changes are made in one window, the views in the other windows are updated automatically.
With the [Print] button you can send the current graphic directly to the printer. You can also transfer it to the printout report or the clipboard. Printing several windows is not possible.