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EliPLAN export settings

Last updated March 6, 2017 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

Software version: 
2017

EliPLAN export settings

EliPLAN export settings

Use the Export ELiPLAN file dialog box to control the ELiPLAN export properties.

For instructions on how to export the EliPLAN data filefile that contains options for object properties

Data files contain information used by certain components, for example.

Data files have the extension .dat.

, see Export an EliPLAN data file.

Parameters tab

Setting

Description

Scope of export

Select whether all parts or only selected parts are exported. Because of the incremental import of EliPLAN, you need to select the same parts, and some additional parts again, if needed, when exporting the next time. Otherwise EliPLAN assumes that the parts missing from the subsequent file have been deleted in the Tekla Structures model.

We recommend you to always use the All option. Use the Selected option only in special cases or when you are exporting parts for the first time.

Numbering must be up to date to export

Set this setting to Yes to prevent export when the numbering is not up to date.

Export version number

Select whether IDs or GUIDs are used in the export.

The use of GUID depends on the EliPLAN version. You need to check with Elematic that the latest version of EliPLAN is in use to benefit from the GUID transfer capabilities.

The default is ID. All versions of EliPLAN support the use of ID.

Output file name

The name and location of the export file created. The default name is eliplan.eli. You can import this file into EliPLAN.

The eliplan.eli file includes, among other things, material information. The accessory code, which is the material description, is in the #Materials section.

The accessory code is based on the material type as follows:

  • For concrete material the default accessory code is same as the material name.

  • For mesh, reinforcing bars, or strands the default accessory code is grade|size.

  • For embedded material the default accessory code is name|size|material.

Data conversion file

With this file you can convert the parametric profile names into the EliPLAN product codes, and the material descriptions into the EliPLAN accessory codes. The default file name is eliplan_export.dat and this file can be located in your model, XS_FIRM or XS_PROJECT folder.

The data conversion file eliplan_export.dat contains string pairs separated with one or more tabs. The string on the left side is the profile name or Tekla Structures material description and the string on the right side is the corresponding EliPLAN data.

Note that the EliPLAN codes depend on the fabricator and the codes that are valid for one fabricator are likely not valid for other fabricators.

For an example of data conversion file contents, see eliplan_export.dat example.

List of classes to be ignored

A list of classes to be excluded from the export. This contains the class numbers used for concrete parts. Separate the classes with a space.

List of classes to be ignored (Material)

A list of classes to be excluded from the export. This contains the class numbers used for materials. Separate the classes with a space.

List of classes to be ignored (Concrete)

A list of classes to be excluded from the export. This contains the class numbers used for secondary concrete parts. Separate the classes with a space.

Create log file

Select whether a log file is created.

Log file name

The name and location of the created log file.

Plotter data tab

Option

Description

Export of cutout data

Select how to export cutout data. The options are:

  • All : Exports all data.

  • Full depth cuts only : Exports data only on the cuts that go through the whole part.

  • None : Does not export any cutout data.

Overlapping cutouts are combined in the export file.

Export of embed data

Select how to export data of embeds. The options are:

  • Yes : Exports data on embeds.

  • No : Does not export any data on embeds.

Exclude cut parts by

Use to exclude cut parts from export based on the cut part properties.

You can define one or more values for the selected property.

Data content tab

Option

Description

Export material data

Select whether to include or exclude the detailed material data (receipt) of parts.

If you have no use for material data in EliPLAN (you have no material handling module in EliPLAN), select No to exclude the data from the file and to reduce the file size.

Note that once you have transferred the file with the material data ( Yes ) you should never switch off ( No ) the export of material data in subsequent exports. If you do this, the receipt is also cleared in the EliPLAN database and all modifications are lost.

Export rebar bending data

Select whether to include or exclude the detailed rebar bending information.

If you do not need this data in EliPLAN, select No to exclude the data from the file and to reduce the file size.

Note that once you have transferred the file with the rebar bending data ( Yes ) you should never switch off ( No ) the export of rebar bending data in subsequent exports.

Export embed Z position

Select whether to include or exclude the Z level of embeds.

Unit for rebar length

Select the unit for the length of reinforcing bars.

No. of digits after decimal point

Select the number of digits after the decimal point.

The default is 2 digits after the decimal point.

Tag for lifters

Use to identify lifting loops by their name. Enter the name of the lifting loop.

When lifting loops are identified, the plotter instruction type is changed from WPL to LL.

Prefix for ID

Enter a prefix (letter) to use with the ID number.

Notes

Select what type of notes you want to export: A UDA, a template attribute or your own text. Then enter the UDA, template attribute, or text.

Position number type

Select whether to export the cast unit position number, assigned control number (ACN), or cast unit position number and ACN.

Remove numbering separator

Select whether a position number separator is used in numbering. The default is No.

Tag special elements

Set this option to Yes to set a special tag for elements that have notch cuts.

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