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Unitechnik export: Embeds tab

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

Software version: 
2017i

Unitechnik export: Embeds tab

Unitechnik export: Embeds tab

Use the Embeds tab to control the Unitechnik export properties.

Option

Description

Normal embeds

Select which parts are considered as embeds. Embedded parts are exported in the MOUNPART block.

If the embed block consists of several parts, it is useful to weld all embeds into one block and then connect the created block with a concrete part to a cast unit. Subassemblies are also supported.

  • Selected + steel

    All classes listed in the Embeds classes box are considered as embeds. All steel parts are also considered as embeds.

  • Selected

    Classes listed in the Embeds classes box are only considered as embeds.

  • No export

    Ignores the Embeds classes box and exports all steel parts as standard parts.

Embeds classes

Enter the classes for embeds.

Export assemblies

Select how embeds and steel blocks are exported.

Embeds are exported as parts. All embedded welds and assembly relations are ignored.

Welded embeds and the assembly block are exported as one part.

Only the main part of the embedded block or embedded assembly is exported.

The main part of the embedded block extended in the x direction to cover all the parts of the embedded block is exported.

Only the bounding box around the main part of the embedded block or embedded assembly is exported.

Def export code

Define how the insertion point and the direction for embeds is calculated. Possible values are 1 , 2 , 3 , 11 , 12 , 21 , 22 , 23 , 31 and 32.

1 = The insertion point is the middle point of embed and the direction is parallel to the longest side of the exported mountpart geometry.

2 = The insertion point is the middle point of embed and the direction is parallel to the shortest side of the exported mountpart geometry.

3 = The insertion point is the middle point of embed, and if the mainpart is symmetrical, calculate the direction of the mountpart along the line from mainpart COG to sub-assembly COG.

11 = The insertion point is the point of embed in the middle of shorted side and the direction is along the longest side.

12 = The insertion point is the point of embed in the middle of longest side and the direction is along the shortest side.

21 = The insertion point is in the contour's top edge point closest to the embed and the direction is parallel to the longest side of the exported mountpart geometry.

22 = The insertion point is in the contour's top edge point closest to the embed and the direction is parallel to the shortest side of the exported mountpart geometry.

23 = The insertion point is in the contour's top edge point closest to the embed and if the mainpart is symmetrical, calculate the direction of the mountpart along the line from mainpart COG to sub-assembly COG.

31 = The insertion point is the point of the closest vertex on concrete part, between embeds and concrete part side and the direction is along the longest side.

32 = The insertion point is the point of the closest vertex on concrete part, between embeds and concrete part side and the direction is along the shortest side.

Cut outer assemblies

Select how the embedded parts that are outside the concrete element are exported.

All parts in the embed are exported.

Only the embedded parts that are inside of the concrete element are exported. Embedded parts that are outside the concrete element are ignored. If an embedded part is partly inside a concrete element, the exported geometry of the embedded part is changed to cut.

Same as the previous option, but only embedded parts with class defined in Cut outer only classes are taken into account.

Cut outer only classes

Enter the classes of parts whose geometry is changed to cut when you have selected the last option in the Cut outer assemblies list.

Special assemblies export / Special export assembly file name

The options affect the exported geometry of the embeds. The real geometry is replaced by the geometry defined in text files. The default name of the text file is spec_assemblies_def.txt and is searched for in the model folder. Use Special export assembly file name to define the name and the location of the text file.

Required structure of the text file is:

  • Name(text) Number_of_lines_defined(number)

  • S(representing single line) Start_coors(number number) End_coors(number number)

  • S(representing single line) Start_coors(number number) End_coors(number number)

Example of the file:

The geometry of all embeds (from example with names Quicky, QuickyS, E-Doze) are replaced by geometry defined in the text file. In the following example, the part number 1 (the name is Beam) was not found in the text file so the geometry is exact. On the opposite side the part number 2 (the name is Quicky) was found, so the geometry is replaced.

To specify the position of embeds in using the spec_assemblies_def.txt file:

1 = Subassembly center of gravity

2 = Subassembly bounding box center of gravity

3 = Main part center of gravity

4 = Extended main part center of gravity

5 = Main part bounding box center of gravity

Embed Z position

Select the embed z position. The options are Minimum to pallet , Start point and Z=0. When you select Z=0 , all exported mountparts will be plotted on the level of the pallet.

You can use the spec_assemblies_def.txt file to set the position of the embeds, see above.

If unassigned, the setting chosen in the dialog box is used by default.

For example:

On the first line of the example above you have additional options for positioning the embed symbol:

Quicky is the name of the embed.

4 is the number of lines following.

1 is the embed installation type: 1 2 3 11 12 21 22 23 31 32 (see above).

1 defines the geometry for which the center-of-gravity is calculated, choices being 1 - 5, see above. 1 means that the symbol location is defined by the entire mountpart sub-assembly bounding box center of gravity.

The special assembly symbol plotting for Z=0 is pallet , for Minimum to pallet bottom and for Start point middle.

Insulation classes

Define the insulation classes. Parts with classes in this list will be exported as insulation parts. All parts considered insulation are exported in the MOUNPART block.

Electric tubes classes

Define the electric tubes classes. Parts with classes in this list will be exported as MOUNPART with lines geometry.

Opening embed classes

Define the opening embed classes. Parts with classes in this list will be exported as normal embeds in the MOUNPART block. The geometry will not be considered in the CONTOUR and CUTOUT blocks of the concrete part.

Opening cutout classes

Define the opening cutout classes. Parts with classes in this list will be exported only in regard to their geometry in the CUTOUT block of the concrete part. They will not be exported in the MOUNPART block.

Opening with corner symbols Specify classes of embeds for openings that will be exported with corner symbols instead of mountpart symbols.
All cutouts as corner symbols

Export rectangular cutouts as 4 corner symbol mount parts. You can define the size of the symbol in the dialog box.

Export insulation

Select whether insulation parts are exported in the MOUNPART block as embeds or in the SLABDATE block as concrete panels.

Export surface

Select whether surfaces are exported in the MOUNPART block as embeds or in the SLABDATE block as concrete panels.

Install identification

Select the installation identification for the MOUNPART block.

The options are Installed (0) , Only plotted (1) , Only installed (2) , Not installed, not plotted (3) , Installed in reinforcement (4) , Installed automatically (5)

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