Built-up Section Name Settings

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

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Not environment-specific

Built-up Section Name Settings

This tool is to configure the Built-up Sections designation. This designation is written into the assembly of the built-up section which is created by built-up plugins in the same toolbar. The attribute name is “BuiltUpName” and this value retrieved by GetValue(“BuiltUpName”) call.

How to Locate

Installers are available at Built-up Members
After installation, the 'Built-up Section Name Settings' applicationpart of Tekla Structures functionality that is developed in order to extend the capability of Tekla Structures but that is not included in the Tekla Structures installation

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

group 'Builtup Members'.

Using “Built-up Section Name Settings”

To apply the desired settings: Select the appropriate attribute file and click on the ‘Apply’ button. This attribute is current settings for all newly created built-up sections and further update of existing members. Please note that this works with unexploded plugins and once exploded this value may mislead.


Saves all the edited format to the current selected attribute file

Load all values of the selected attribute file

Save as
All values are saved to new attribute file

The following Types of Built-up Sections are available
1. Builtup I Section – for builtup I beam and column
2. Builtup Box Section – for builtup box beam and column
3. Builtup Star I Section – for star I column
4. Builtup Star Angle Section – for double angle and star angle

Available elements
All applicable section parameters are available in this control to configure the format.

Selected elements
The format for the selected type and options is available and configured.

Add the selected parameter from Available elements to Selected elements

Removes the selected item from the Selected elements.

Add Text-->>
Add the desired text to the Selected elements.

Move up
Move one step up the selected item in the Selected elements.

Move down
Move one step down the selected item in the Selected elements.

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