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Anchor Rods

Last updated July 11, 2017 by Developer TIN Structures.developer.in@trimble.com

Software version: 
2017
Environment: 
India

Anchor Rods

The Anchor rods allows user to create the anchor rods for any base platecomponent object that represents a plate welded to a column base

Base plates are used to distribute the concentrated load of the column over a wider area.

with bolts. It allows user to create anchor rods for base plate(1) part that represents a flat structure

(1) In some contexts, for example in analysis, the term plate object may be used to refer to plates.

(2) plate that represents a steel structure

(2) Plate is mainly used as a connection piece or as a floor plate.

components (system components, custom components, plugins), manually created baseplate and bolt grops. Anchor rods works differently with component selection option and part selection. Those are expained in usage section.

How to Locate

‘Anchor Rods’  will be available in component catlog. To open the component catalogcatalog that contains all system components and custom components, and the macros and applications

The term component catalog is used in Tekla Structures until version 21.1.

, use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + F, or click the Search component icon on the component toolbar.
 Component cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

icon

On double click you will get the anchor rods dialog box in which you can edit the various fields including the rod profiles and lengths. Types, washers and bolts etc.
 

Usage

Click the icon in the component catalog or toolbar.

Using with baseplate components:
Select the base plate component (in component selection mode) to which you want to add anchor rods.
 
With all default settings the anchor rods will be created
 
it will consider all bolt groupgroup of bolts that forms a connecting building object between an assembly main part and secondary parts

The number of bolts in a bolt group depends on the bolt group shape and the values of bolt distances.

in the components. If user want to avoid anchor creation in one or more bolt position, use 'Delete List' option by specifying the list of positions seperated by a space(example: 4 5 8).

Using with manual baseplate/ components with part selection:
Select baseplate part (in part selection mode)
Select a bolt Group where user needs anchors.

Note:
If more bolt groups are present, repeat the same process as above.
In this option, bolt should be holes,Anchor Rod extension wont automatically convert bolt to holes

Plug-in Dialog box

This plug-in dialog box contains no tabs.

You can find options to modify
1) Profiles and materials for anchor rods, nuts, lockto prevent unwanted action in a model or a drawing

It is possible to lock model objects, reference models, and drawings, for example.

nut, washer,
2) Options to give plate washer and extra plate
3) Bolt shape
4) Dimensions and thicknesses for various components
5) Groutingbuilding object that represents the filling of seams between parts, or holes or voids in a part with grout

Grouting can be used when connecting parts with anchor bolts or rods, or in seams between panels, for example.

Grout is flowing concrete that hardens after application.

thickness etc

Tips

If groutbuilding object that represents the filling of seams between parts, or holes or voids in a part with grout

Grouting can be used when connecting parts with anchor bolts or rods, or in seams between panels, for example.

Grout is flowing concrete that hardens after application.

holes (used bolt as grout holes) are present in the baseplate component,user has following options to avoid creating anchor rods in grout holes.
option1: Go for component selection. Avoid creating anchor rods by giving delete list of bolt postions.
option2: Go for part selection, then select the basplate and then bolt group which required to be anchor rods. If multiple bolt groups are present other than grout holesmall hollow open throughout a part or assembly that is usually used for fastening parts with bolts or other such objects

Hole is created in the same way as bolts and hole properties are defined in the bolt properties.

, repeat the process again.
option3: Explodeto ungroup the objects that are parts of another object or a component

In Tekla Structures, it is possible to explode components, cast units, assemblies, bent plates, parts that have attached parts, and drawing shapes and plugins.

The exploded objects cannot be reverted back to the original group.

the component, and use option2 method.

if baseplate is not a component, it is just a plate and bolt groups, user can directly use option 2 (make sure, the selection mode is part selection)

Note: By option2 user can control if required different parameters for different set of anchor rods  (example: Bolt dia, orientation etc.)

Examples:
(a) Anchor rods applied on PEB Baseplate of  Pre-Engineered Building Tools (https://warehouse.tekla.com/#/catalog/details/u44e27181-da63-423f-87c4-e48bdf46499b)
 
(b) working with different bolt groups input and output.

  

  


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