Built-up Angles

Last updated November 20, 2017 by Developer TIN Structures.developer.in@trimble.com

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Built-up Angles

The Built-up Angles plug-in allows user to create the built up angle beam along with spacer plates.

How to Locate

Installers are available at Built-up Members
After installation, the ‘Built-up Angle’ plugincomponent that is developed using Tekla Open API

Plugin is a .dll file and loaded inside Tekla Structures process.

Plugins can be started from the applications and components catalog.

is available in the component catalogcatalog that contains all system components and custom components, and the macros and applications

group 'Builtup Members'.


Click the last icon in the above tool bar. The user has to pick the start point and end point and the built up angle beam will be created.

Plug-in Dialog box

This plug-in dialog box contains following tabs.
• Parameters
• Parts
• Position
• Weld


The following section types which can be created along with angles and spacer plates are.

Available Types Description
  Back to Back Angle
  Start Angle
Leg Options
Avaialble Options Description
  Vertical long leg option
  Horizontal long leg option
Batten Symmetricity
Available Options Description
  Non symmetrical batten plates
  Symmetrical batten plates
Batten Options
Available Options Description
  Horizontal and vertical batten plates are created alternatively.
  Only horizontal batten plates are created.
  Only vertical batten plates are created.
  No batten plates are created.


Start Batten Plate Option
  Vertical batten plate is created at start
  Horizonal batten plate is created at start



On Plane: Options Middle, Right and Left
Rotation: Top, Front, Back and Below
At Depth: Middle, Front and Behind



Bolt centers – Along Brace
These values are distance list and each distance represents bolt centers for each batten plate(1) part that represents a flat structure

(1) In some contexts, for example in analysis, the term plate object may be used to refer to plates.

(2) plate that represents a steel structure

(2) Plate is mainly used as a connection piece or as a floor plate.

in the order of creation. Please note that bolt centers within single batten plate is same. Based on bolt centers, the number of bolts are calculated based on batten plate width.

Bolt centers – Across Brace
The gauge details can be entered manually or else you can select automatically based on standard gauges.

* Standard Gauge details text file located in below path, hence you can modify the Gauge details as per your need.

Additional Information
When we change the type, then we have to modify twice to get proper assembly UDA’s.

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