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Component tips

Added August 31, 2016 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

Software version: 
2016i

Component tips

Component tips

Default properties

If you use a component you are unfamiliar with, use the default properties of the component. Then check what needs to be modified, and modify only few properties at a time to see how the modifications affect the component. This is quicker than trying to set all the component properties before seeing what the component actually creates.

Valid profiles

Some components work with certain profiles only. If a component is not created successfully, try entering a valid profile.

Select components switch

You can switch on the Select components switch to be able to select any object that belongs to the component.

Component is not added to the model

If the component is not added to the model, check the status bar. For example, you may need to click the middle mouse button to stop selecting parts before Tekla Structures creates the component.

Using thickness to create needed parts

If a component does not by default create the parts that you need, look for options to create them. If there are no options, try entering a thickness value for the parts.

If a component creates parts that you do not need, look for options to remove them. If there are no options, enter a zero (0) as the thickness of the parts.

Many secondary parts are found

If you are using a connection that only allows one secondary part(1) part that exists in a building object and that is connected to the main part

(1) Secondary part can be an assembly secondary part or a cast unit secondary part.

(2) input part that the user selects after selecting the component main part when creating a component

(2) A component can have none, one or more component secondary parts.

, you may see the message Many parts found on the status bar. This means that Tekla Structures cannot determine which parts to connect. You may have several parts in the same location, or the view may be set too deep.

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