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Example: Track modeling and planning issues using Organizer

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

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Example: Track modeling and planning issues using Organizer

Example: Track modeling and planning issues using Organizer

You can use Organizer to highlight objects with certain properties. This functionality is useful for detailers and contractors, or anyone who wants to check abnormalities during modeling or planning.

Example: Track reinforcing bar length using Organizer

In this example, the maximum reinforcing barreinforcement that represents a steel bar used to reinforce a concrete structure

The steel bars are usually ribbed and they are used to increase the tensile strength of concrete.

length in your stock is 12 meters. All the reinforcing bars in your model should therefore be under 12 meters. You can use Organizer to track reinforcing bars that are longer than 12 meters.

  1. Create a new category and name it Rebar length over 12 m in Category Properties. Click Object group to create a filter for the category and set it up as shown in the image below. The value is shown in millimeters.

  2. Save the filter with a unique name using Save as.
  3. In Category Properties , add the filter you created to the rule box, and an Object Browser property templatedefinition of object property layout for the property table in object browser

    The property template is saved in an .xml file or in the Organizer database.

    if needed. Note that if you select the Include the highest assembly level in the model check box, you will get the assemblies and cast units that contain reinforcing bars longer than 12 meters.
  4. Click Modify. The reinforcing bars that are longer than 12 meters are now included in the category. In this example, there are 208 reinforcing bars longer than 12 meters.
  5. Select the category and view the content in Object Browser. You can group the reinforcing bars in the category based on their length or location, for example. You can also select them in the model through category, or select them in the Object Browser listing and right-click to select them in the model.

  6. Before your floor will go to fabrication, you may want to do a final check. You can select the Floor 2 and Rebar length over 12 m categories to check if there are any reinforcing bars that are too long on the floor. In this example, there are 9 such bars.

Other possible use cases

You can also check reference models that contain reinforcing bars. In this example, the IFCfile format commonly used in BIM that facilitates software interoperability

IFC is an open specification developed by the IAI (International Alliance for Interoperability).

Model can be exported into an IFC file.

model has been created with Tekla Structures.

  1. First, create a filter as shown in the image below. Clickto set the filter type to Organizer.
  2. Then, create a new category using this filter.
  3. Ensure that your reference modelmodel which the designer can use as an aid when building another model

    A reference model is created in Tekla Structures or in other software and can be inserted to Tekla Structures. The reference model appears together with the model but it is not modified by Tekla Structures. The user can snap to reference model points.

    For example, an architectural model, a plant design model, or a heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) model can be a reference model.

    is subdivided to be able to include reference objects to categories.

Tip:

If you have a reference model that has been created with some other software, an easy way to find out the string for the filter is to use the Inquire command. Select an object and right-click. Find the desired value string from the Inquire dialog box, and copy and paste the value as a property to the filter dialog box, and add EXTERNAL. in front of the property name.

Example: Track too heavy precast elements from a reference model using Organizer

You can track precast element weights in Organizer by creating selection filters.

  1. Create a new category.
  2. Create filters to track precast element weights.
    1. Create a filter to track a weight over 10 tonnes.

    2. Create a filter to track a weight under 1 tonne.

    3. Create a filter to track a weight within a certain limit.

  3. When you have created the category and the filters, add a suitable filter to the category property rules and save the category.
Note:

You can also use this similar process with Tekla Structures objects, for example, to track both steel assembly and cast unit weights with one filter. Here is an example of such a filter:

This filter selects all steel assemblies and concrete cast units that are under 13 tonnes. The hierarchy level attribute is needed to get the main assembly weight.

Example: Create weight group categories to track different weights using Organizer

You can create selection filters to track different weights in Organizer.

  1. Create a suitable filter to create categories for weights, for example, Weight 5 - 10t as shown in the image below. Click to set the filter type to Organizer.

  2. You can now create categories for the weight intervals and track locations. You can use the categories like other categories, for example, you could track first floor weights. You can also use the same logic with other properties, such as volume, length, and area. Adjust the filter rules depending on what you want to track.

Example: Track large concrete volumes using Organizer

It may sometimes happen that the volumes in the model accidentally exceed certain limits. Such limits could be the daily pour rate and delivery rate. You can use Organizer to track the limits.

  1. Create a new category and name the category as Pour volume over 140m3.
  2. In Category Properties , click Object group to create a filter for selecting volumes larger than the daily delivery maximum and set it up as shown in the image below. In this example, the daily delivery limit is 140 m 3. The unit is mm 3.

  3. Add the filter you created in the category rules and select the Include the highest assembly level in the model check box. Save the category properties.

    Note that if you are doing this with pour objects as shown in the image below, use a pour objectbuilding object that is formed of one or more cast-in-place concrete parts, or a part of a cast-in-place concrete part

    The cast-in-place concrete parts are merged into one pour object if they have the same material grade and pour phase, and if they touch each other. Pour objects are visible in pour view.

    filter and do not select the Include the highest assembly level in the model check box.

You can now start planning based on the result. For example, you may need a bigger crane, or maybe the elements should be smaller. Perhaps the four pours you have should be divided into smaller pours, or maybe you need more concrete delivered to the site.

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