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    Getting startedConstruction engineeringVersion 5.1Status: Dezember 2003

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    This manual is protected by copyright law.

    2003 DICAD Systeme GmbH. All rights reserved.

    No part of this manual may be duplicated, translated or amended without the express writtenconsent of DICAD Systeme GmbH.

    DICAD Systeme GmbH reserves the right to alter or revise this publication or its contentswithout prior notice.DICAD Systeme GmbH assumes no liability except as set forth in our General Terms andConditions. Instructions contained in this manual shall not be construed as warranty or particular product capabilities.

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    Remarks to the documentation 4

    Documentation 4

    Starting STRAKON 4

    CAD Modules 5

    CAD-user interface 5

    Create a new drawing 6

    Switching drawings 7

    Creating segments 7 Drawing layers 8 Specific element assignment 8 Coordinate system and entry 8

    Units of input (>m, >cm, >mm, >in, >ft, >yd) 9 Relative, Polar and Absolute coordinates (>R, >P, >A) 9 Angle definition 9

    Zoom views 9 Pointer commands 9

    Click 11 Error messages 11 Displaying Drawing Elements 11 Pen and Color Assignment 11 Continuous functionality 12 Key commands 12

    Picking 13 Help 13 Abort 14

    Paste texts and plan sections 14

    Creating plan example 01 15

    Input of the formwork 15 View 15 Section 18

    Dimensioning 19 View 19 Section 20

    Datum input 20 Section 20

    Hatch input 21 View 21

    Text input 21 Adding section symbols 22

    View 22

    Creating plan example 02 24

    2D- ground plan input with the right tool bar 24 Input of a wall opening 25 Adding hatching to the plan 25

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    Plan input using the menu 3D > STRAKON 3D New 26 Input of wall openings 27

    Output from a 3D-View to a STRAKON 2D-Segment 27 Add the reinforcement to the plan examples 01 and 02 29 Types of reinforcement representations in the drawing 29

    Main view (MV) 30 Count view (CV) 30 Bar/Mesh representation (BR/MR) 31 Concrete cover (Cov) 31 Input of the bar steel reinforcement into plan example 01 31

    Main View Rectangular or Range stirrup (MV-stir) in Section A-A (Item 1) 32 Count view-laying (CV-lay) of the stirrups (Item 1) 33 Main View (MV) of the longitudinal bars in view (Pos. 2, top) 34 Main View (MV) of the longitudinal bars (Item 3, bottom) 35 Count view-laying (CV-lay) of the longitudinal bars in section A-A (Item 2 and 3) 36 Bar representation (BR) 37

    More examples for the input of MV, MV-stir and CV 38 Shape definition: MV 39 Shape definition: MV-stir 43 Laying examples: CV 44

    Using existing reinforcement (Derivations) 45 Entering the mesh reinforcement in example plan 02 48

    Count view-laying (CV-lay) 49 Entering auxillary views in a laying field 50 General main view (MV) 52 Main view of stirrup or U-shaped mesh cages (MV-stir) 52 Mesh representation (MR) 52

    Chair mesh 53 Reinforcement schedules 53

    Reinforcement scheduling in the drawing 53 External reinforcement schedules 54

    Select list 55 Additional options 55 Automatic export of STRAKON-schedules into Microsoft Excel 56

    Saving a plan 59

    Save 60 Save as 60 Close 60 Generalities about Saving a plan 60

    Output of a plan to printer / plotter 61 Print 61

    Plot 62 Plot direct 62 Plotting drawing extracts 62

    Cut out range: A3, A4h, A4q 62 Cut out range: present screen 63 Cut out range: select cut out range 63

    Output devices 63 Selecting the driver for Plotter/Printer 64

    Converting, Importing / Exporting 65 Convert 65

    Convert GEO file in DXF/DWG file 65 Convert DXF/DWG File in GEO File 65

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    Import / Export 66 Import DXF/DWG or AOB > D>G and GEO 66 Export DXF/DWG or AOB > GEO and G>D 67

    Data output via special interfaces 67

    Appendix 68

    Menu Bar 69

    File 69 Edit 71 View 71 Accessories 71 Break Down 72

    Other 72 Extras 72 3D 73 ? 73

    Right Toolbar 74

    Switching between Text- and Icon bar 74

    Upper toolbars 80

    Lines 80

    Rectangles 81 Circle and Arcs 81 Ellipses 81 Walls 82 Wall openings 82 Dimensions 83 Datum levels 83 Text 84 Hatch 84 APr Additional Programs 84 MAC / SYM / DET / BiP / LLM 84

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    4 Remarks to the documentation

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    Remarks to the documentationThis addendum contains all enhancements of our entire CAD product line.



    All program enhancements are documented building up from the base program STRAKIT/NP, for our advanced STRAKON/NP all the way up to our professional solution STRAKON/S.

    In contrast to STRAKIT/NP, the CAD packages STRAKON/NP and STRAKON/S are additionallyprovided with: Associative reinforcement Pointer commands 3D-reinforcement the possibility for variant construction 3D-Bearbeitung mit dem Modul STRAKON 3D

    The highlighted documentation

    in this addendum refers to functionality provided in the professional STRAKON/S solution.

    DocumentationDetailed program documentation is located on the program CD in pdf format and can also beinstalled. Additionally, the on-line assistance over the menu ? > Help can be called in the moduleCAD .

    Starting STRAKONThe STRAKON-program can be started after installation in Windows 95/NT from the relatedprogram group.

    Icons for the STRAKON applications are included in this program group depending upon thecomponents ordered. A double click with the left mouse button on the desired icon starts theselected application. An additional possibility is selection directly from the Start menu.

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    CAD Modules After calling the module CAD the plan worked on last is shown in its last state of editing. In thismodule the actual edeting of plans takes place.

    CAD-user interfaceThe graphic screen in the CAD module is divided into four areas. Next to the actual drawingsurface these are the upper and lower tool (and input) bar as well as the right toolbar.

    The input of the design and drawing elements takes place via the cross-hair pointer which iscontrolled by the pen or mouse. In addition there are many keys with additional functions that canbe used alternatively to the cross-hairs. This makes it possible to use both the keyboard and thepen or mouse simultaneously!

    drawing area

    title bar

    lower toolbar (input and display)

    menu bar

    right toolbar


    main window symbols

    upper toolbar

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    6 Create a new drawing

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    Create a new drawingTo create a new drawing select in the menu File the function New or Drawing data .

    A new drawing is defined by activating the icon

    Create new

    or to be entered a new File name .

    The most important entry in the drawing data is the File name . This is used in the drawingadministration for all purposes of recognition and must be unmistakable. Also important are thesheet size and the main drawing scale. The Sheet size can be freely defined or selected from alist of standard European sheets. The Main scale should be the scale most often used in thedrawing. Sheet size and scale can also be taken over from the previous drawing. All other textsare optional and serve as information which can also be displayed in the drawing using specialreferences.

    By confirming the entries with OK , the new drawing is displayed in the CAD module for further




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    8 Create a new drawing

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    Drawing layersLayers, also called overlays or levels, can be used to organize information in your drawing intosmaller, more specific packages. This can then be used in specific data transfer with other planning associates or to plot general layout and reinforcement drawings from the same drawing.STRAKON allows you to use up to 300 layers in one drawing.

    Similar to overlays on the drawing board, layers can be displayed or turned off in any combinationto enable a better overview of the drawing information you are currently working with. Layer contents are defined by the user and are not limited by segment borders!

    Drawing elements are placed in the current layer. Elements in displayed layers can also be picked(active) or displayed for reference only. Layers are defined and elements assigned to them in theLayer-administration .

    A major simplification of layer assignment is the possibility to automatically assign drawingelements according to user specific definition directly into various layers. The element assignmentcan be as general as all dimensions > layer 4 or as specific as lines, line style 7, pen weight 0.5 >

    layer 12. The elements are then sorted into the assigned layers automatically when drawn. Theselective criteria are set in graphically interactive dialog boxes.

    Layers can also be quickly and easily grouped together. This way you could

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