You can also add a feature to create reinforcement in a number of columns. For eg. in your dialog box, you may add a list which shows all the structural elements present in the active document and user can select elements either by clicking on the list item or clicking on structure (FreeCAD GUI) or both.Suraj Dadral wrote: ↑Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:24 am
After a discussion with my Civil Engineer friends, they liked the following idea:
For Column Reinforcement, we can have a list of prototypes of Rebar configurations, from which user will select any one and can edit the values related to that configuration.
And that list can be taken from "SP 34: Handbook on Concrete Reinforcement and Detailing" present at https://archive.org/details/gov.in.is.s ... 7/page/n95
Due to time constraints of GSoC, I have plan to implement some of these prototypes, but can later add other prototypes also.
So, check if it seems helpful or not. Suggestions are welcome.
Also, I think there should be a master configuration for rebar addon where the user can set default values (like the diameter of rebar, span length etc) for each reinforcement.
Note: we will create reinforcement automation for normal user (dialog box) as well as for power user (scripting). So, you have to separate GUI part and core. By doing this, then a user has a facility to do anything through scripting also. Anyway, we will see this during the development of this project.