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Why do I receive an error by the conversion to real bars?

It might occur the error message ‘Conversion of reinforcement was not done because the Type of zone of shear reinforcement is set to ‘None’ in the Design defaults’ appears within the summary after conversion when converting the provided reinforcement into real bars. This behaviour is caused due a setting within the design defaults of the reinforcement design.

Summary after conversion

When opening the design defaults, it is necessary you activate view setting ‘Advanced’. Within the tab ‘General’, the setting ‘Type of zone for corrected shear reinforcement’ can be found. This setting provides three different options, which are explained below:

  1. None: the provided shear reinforcement (Aswm, prov.) will follow the logic of Aswm, req. So there will be no practical distribution.
  2. Geometrical: the span of each member can be divided into a number of zones – which is defined within the template – as maximum and in each zone, one critical spacing will be used.
  3. Spacing: SCIA will calculate the length of each zone per spacing and based on an economical design the decision will be made.

Design defaults

As mentioned above, the conversion into practical reinforcement will not be possible when the option ‘None’ is selected within the design defaults. As soon as you modify this setting to the options ‘Geometrical’ or ‘Spacing’, the conversion of provided reinforcement will be executed.