Applications & components catalog and component improvements

Last updated March 7, 2017 by Tekla User Assistance

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Applications & components catalog and component improvements

Applications & components catalog and component improvements

Tekla Structures 2017 introduces the following improvements in the Applications & components cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

and components.

Change the order of groups in the Applications & components catalog

You can now change the order of the predefined groups in the Applications & components catalog.

You can control the order of the groups with a sort index that is available for each predefined group.

You can change the sort index by entering either a negative or a positive integer, or 0 , in the Sort index option box. A negative sort index moves a group towards the top and a positive sort index moves a group towards the bottom in the predefined groups section. Enter 0 or clear the value to revert to the default order. By default, the groups are in alphabetical order. Sort indexes are saved in the catalog definition files.

Concrete components

Wall layout tools

Wall layout tools support the design process from conceptual design to detailing 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.

structures. You can use the tools to:

  1. Build a shape.
  2. Build a shape and create openings.
  3. Create wall type definitions.
  4. Create wall elementation and define detailed wall geometry.
  5. Define detailed connections, openings, embeds, and reinforcement.

Wall layout tools is a set of components that you can use for creating and modifying all common types of concrete walls, such as solid precast panels from single layers to double walls and sandwich walls, and different wall structures that are cast on the site. The wall structure may contain several layers, such as, structural layers, insulation, void, and 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.

. You can use direct modificationfunction that activates the mode where the model objects can be modified by using handles

Direct modification enables additional handles and modification options.

to flexibly change the wall geometry, layer offsets, openings and seam lines.

Wall layout tools are available in the Applications & components catalog.

Detailing manager

Detailing manager is used to apply detailing components to any structure. With Detailing manager you can define rules to apply multiple components at one go to detail the structure of a cast unit or the entire model.

Documentation updates for custom components

The documentation for the custom components functionality have been updated with new images and more detailed step-by-step instructions. Please note that the functionality itself has not been changed.

The instructions in the Add variables to a custom component section have been revised with many new images that help guide the reader. To complement the instructions, a couple of completely new help topics have been added. As requested by some of our readers, we have also included two alternative ways of modifying custom component dialog boxes : by using the graphical user interface and by editing the input files manually in a text editor.

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