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Metal Framing Panel Connection

Last updated March 6, 2017 by Dave davemitchell@dmbimconsulting.com

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Metal Framing Panel Connection


Purpose and description

The Metal Framing Panel Connection Tool is used to create bolted conenctions between exsiting panels

System requirements

Tekla Structures

Installing [type extension name here]

To install the extension:

  1. Download the metal framing tools
  2. Import using the Extensons manager

Using the Metal Framing Panel Connection Tool

To use the extension:

  1. Select the tool from the Applicatons & Components cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

    For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

  2. Select the panels to be connected

Metal Framing Panel Connection Tool settings

Main Tab

Property Description
Option to choose the conection type and orientation
Option to choose the drywall orientation
Option to specfiy the drywall gap
Option to select the number of panels based on the conenction type

Parameters Tab

Property Description
Option to specify the distance down from the top track to the bolt
Option to specify the distance up from the bottom track to the bolt
Option to specify a clearance for when cutting the top track
Option to specify the bolt properties
Option to create a 2nd hole to make the stud symetrical
Option to specify the top connection for the additonal connection stud
Option to specify the Bottom connection for the additonal connection stud
Option to specify the additional connetion stud location and orientation
Option to specify the additional connection stud properties

Offset Tab

 

Property Description
Options to specify the gap for the end to end connections
Options to specify the gap for the corner connections
Options to specify the gap for the Tee connections

 

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