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

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Set this advanced option to TRUE to make cuts affect the part length in the NC filefile that contains information gathered from a model and exported to computer numerical controlled fabrication machinery

Tekla Structures produces NC files in several formats, for example, DSTV.

header. Set this advanced option to FALSE to make only fittings affect the length.

Using this advanced option also affects MIS values, such as KISS and EJE.

This advanced option is model specific and the setting is saved in the options databasedatabase file that contains the settings of model-specific general settings and advanced options

There are two options databases, the model options database (options_model.db) and the drawing options database (options_drawings.db).


For advanced users

The AK block of the NC file always contains the correct net length. Using this advanced option writes the net length, instead of the length, to the header block. Some NC machines take the length information either from the header or AK-block. Check with the workshop if you are uncertain which method to use.


Using this advanced option may damage cutting machines if the part contains cuts and fittings and the longest length is not at the edge of the part (machine tries to start cutting in the middle of the part):

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