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Customize NC file header information

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

Software version: 
2017i

Customize NC file header information

Customize NC file header information

You can customize the order in which information is displayed in an 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.

, and add additional information on individual parts in the NC file header.

  1. On the File menu, click Export > NC Files .
  2. Click the Header button in the NC Files dialog box.
  3. In the NC File Header Information dialog box, include in the Selected elements list the header information options that you want, and arrange the options in the desired order by selecting the option and using the Move up and Move down buttons.
  4. If needed, add additional information on individual parts.

    You can enter text in the Text info on piece 1 - 4 boxes, and enter desired template attributes in double angle brackets, for example <<WEIGHT>> to display the weight of the part

  5. Click OK.
  6. If you want to restore the default file header information, click the Default button in the NC File Header Information dialog box.
  7. Create the NC files.

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