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Automatic surface treatment in drawings

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

Software version: 
2016i

Automatic surface treatment in drawings

Automatic surface treatment in drawings

You can add various types of surface treatmentbuilding object that represents finishing of a part

The term surface treatment is used in concrete detailing. For concrete parts surface treatment includes surface mixes, tiles, and flat finishes, such as troweling and sandblasting.

The term surface finish is used in steel detailing. For steel parts surface finishes include fire-proofing and unpainted areas.

to steel and concrete parts in the Tekla Structures model and show them in drawings.

The properties of the hatch patterns to use for each surface treatment type are defined in the surfacing.htc file. Also the product_finishes.dat code file is needed listing all surface treatment codes that are used in drawings and reports, for example, TS1 for Tile Surface 1.

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