Volume of bolt holes

Updated: 2014-02-10 | Created: 2013-09-18 by Steel Extensions steelextensions@tekla.com

Software version: 
19.1
Environment: 
Not environment-specific
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Purpose and description
System Requirements
Installing Volume of bolt holes
Using Volume of bolt holes
Application properties
 

Purpose and description

Use Volume of bolt holes component to calculate the volume of the bolt holes that affect a part and write them into a UDA file. You can see the values in the UDA file when you inquire the part. User can use that UDA in reports to calculate the real volume of the part, and also weight. The name of this UDA is BOLT_HOLE_VOLUME.

System requirements

Tekla Structures version: 19.1
.NET Framework version: 4.0
Environments:   All

Installing Volume of bolt holes

To install the extension:

  1. Download Volume of bolt holes file package from Tekla Extranet.
  2. Extract the file package.

Using Volume of bolt holes

To use the application:

  1. Open a Tekla model.
  2. If the Volume of bolt holes toolbar is not visible, follow the steps:
    1. Click Tools > Customize to open the Customize dialog box;
    2. Select the Volume of bolt holes toolbar and check the Visible check box.
  3. Click on the Volume of bolt holes button .
  4. The Volume of bolt holes dialog window will open.

  1. Make the desired modifications.
    1. If the selected option is set to All parts, the tool will calculate the bolts group volume for all parts that have bolts

In the message panel the tool will display the bolts groups volume.

  1. If the selected option is set to Selected parts, the tool will calculate the bolts group volume only for selected parts that have bolts.

In the message panel the tool will display the bolts groups volume.

The values are also displayed in the Inquire dialog box of the parts.

Application properties

Property Description
Selection option Define for which option run the tool.
The options are:
  • All parts - Run the tool for all parts that have bolts;
  • Selected parts - Run the tool for selected parts.
OK Use to run the tool.
Cancel Use to close the dialog box but doesn’t remember current selected option