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EliPLAN user-defined attributes

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

Software version: 
2017

EliPLAN user-defined attributes

EliPLAN user-defined attributes

In addition to normal model data, you can add additional information in the user-defined attributes of the parts. The additional information can be transferred from Tekla Structures and used in ELiPLAN.

Product type

The product type affects how ELiPLAN considers the part dimensions length, length2, deltaL, width, height, and thickness.

To set the product type, select a suitable product type option from the list. If needed, you can override the product type value set in the dialog box:

  • You can enter a value for the user-defined attributeobject property created by the user in order to widen the range of predefined object properties

    User-defined attributes are used when the predefined object properties are not sufficient but more properties are needed. For example, comment, locked, and erection status are user-defined attributes.

    EP_TYPE in the objects.inp file.

  • You can enter a value for the user attribute EP_TYPE in the Profile Catalog.

    In the Profile Catalog the attribute value is given as a number. The values are as follows:

    • Slabplate that represents a concrete structure

      In Tekla Structures, a slab is created by picking three or more points.

      Slab may be part of a floor, for example.

      = 1

    • Beam = 2

    • Column = 3

    • Wallplate that represents a structure such as a wall or roof panel

      In Tekla Structures, a panel is created by picking two or more points.

      In cast-in-place concrete the term wall refers to a concept similar to panel.

      = 4

    • Sandwich wall = 5

    • Stair = 6

Product code

You have alternative ways to give the product code. The ELiPLAN export tries to define the product code in the following order:

  1. You can enter a value for the product code in the ELiPLAN user-defined attributes dialog box.

  2. You can enter a value for the user-defined attribute EP_CODE of the cast unit main partmain part that exists in a cast unit

    The cast unit main part in a concrete cast unit is, by default, the part with the largest volume of concrete.

    The user can change the cast unit main part.

    in the objects.inp file.

  3. You can enter a value for user attribute EP_CODE in the Profile Catalog.

  4. You can use the data conversion file to convert parametric profilepredefined profile whose cross section dimensions the user can change by using parametric variables

    names to a product code.

  5. You can use the main part(1) part that exists in a building object and that determines the position number for the assembly or cast unit and the direction of assembly or cast unit drawings

    (1) Main part can be an assembly main part or a cast unit main part.

    (2) input part that the user selects first when creating a component

    (2) Connections and details always have a component main part.

    name as a product code.

Erection sequence

Precast parts are erected in a certain sequence. Use the sequence to help the scheduling of the production in ELiPLAN. You can give the estimated erection sequence by giving the sequence numberincremental number of an individual part that belongs to a sequence of parts

for parts.

Ready for production

Set this option to Yes when the designer or detailer has finished the part and the part is ready for production. The default is No , which means that the data is transferred to ELiPLAN for preliminary planning only, and the part is not sent for production until the attribute is set to Yes and a new file is transferred to ELiPLAN.

Eliplan status data

The Eliplan status data is meant to be read-only information and used to visualize the data in a Tekla Structures model.

Set up your UDAs in the model or profile catalog for mapping object types, profiles and materials

For more information on how to set up your UDAs in the model or profile catalogcatalog that displays profiles and information on the profiles

In addition to the available profiles in the respective Tekla Structures environment, the user can add fixed or parametric user-defined profiles to the profile catalog. It is also possible to import profiles to the profile catalog.

for mapping object types, profiles and materials to suit the EliPLAN export, see EliPLAN/ELiPOS export guide.

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