Unitechnik export: Main tab

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

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Unitechnik export: Main tab

Unitechnik export: Main tab

Use the Main tab to control the Unitechnik export properties.



Unitechnik version

Select the Unitechnik version.

Create from

Select which parts or cast units are exported.

  • Selected cast units

    Only cast units that have one or more parts selected in the model are exported. Each cast unit has one output file.

  • All parts

    All cast units are exported. Each cast unit has one output file.

  • Selected parts (separately)

    Only the selected concrete parts (also embeds and insulation parts belonging to the selected part) are exported. Each part has one output file.

  • Selected parts (cast united)

    Selected parts belonging to one cast unit are grouped and exported together in one output file.

  • Selected assemblies

    All selected assemblies are exported. One assembly equals one cast unit and has one output file. Selection of subassemblies is also allowed.

  • Cast units in list

    Select the cast units for export from the Cast unit position list you enter.

  • By cast unit Id

    Each cast unit has its own output file.

  • By cast unit position

    Identical cast units share an output file.

Parts excluded from export (classes)

If you do not want to export some parts, enter the classes of the parts. Parts with classes in this list will not be exported.

Directory path

Define where the export files are saved. The default folder is .\UT_Files under the current model folder.

File name

Select the name of the output file from the lists and file name extension.

  • Proj. nr is the number of the project.
  • Proj. name is the name of the project.
  • CU nr is the assembly position number of the main part of the cast unit.

  • Phase is the current phase.
  • CU pos is the assembly position of the main part of the cast unit.

  • ACN is the assembly control number. To generate the assembly control numbers, go to the Drawings & reports tab and click Numbering > Assign control numbers .

  • Part ID is the ID number, which is 10 characters long. If the ID number is not 10 characters long, zeros are added in front of the ID number to make it 10 characters long. For example, id number 456999 will be 0000456999.

  • Counter is the amount of characters that the property can contain. For example, (5) means that the property can contain only 5 characters. If there are less than 5 characters, zeros are added in front of the property. If there are more than 5 characters, characters at the beginning of the number series are deleted.

  • Other options are Date , Time , Date-Time , UDA , Text , Template , and Project UDA


The file name extension. By default it is Text and uni. You can select another option from the list.

File name mask

The format (length) of the output file name and file name extension. Numbers represent the length of the output string. If the name is longer than the selected option, it is cut.

Open folder after export

Select whether the folder where the output file is saved is opened after the export.

Output file structure

Structure of the exported file (slab date and layer part).

  • Multiple layers

    One SLABDATE block with N layers. Each cast unit has its own LAYER block. Embeds, reinforcement and insulations belong to one concrete part, and they are exported to the related LAYER block.

  • Single layer, 1 slabdate, 1 part

    Each cast unit has its own SLABDATE block, no LAYER blocks.

  • Single layer, n slabdate, n parts

    Cast units with equal geometry are collected in one SLABDATE block. No LAYER or LOT blocks are defined. Embeds, reinforcement and insulation belonging to a cast unit with the same geometry are collected and exported in one SLABDATE block.

  • Single layer, 1 slabdate, n parts

    All similar wall shells are defined within one SLABDATE block instead of being defined in a separate SLABDATE block per wall shell. The option is useful when exporting special embeds.

  • Combined, n slabdate, 1 part

    Combined export that can contain more than one cast unit.

1st exported layer

Select which part is exported in the first LAYER. This option allows to define which wall shell is positioned on the pallet first.

The options are:

  • Main part (of cast unit)

  • Biggest part

  • Heaviest part

Consider layer split thicknesses

Select how the layers of the cast unit are exported. These options are available when you have set Output file structure to Multiple layers.

  • No

    The cast unit is exported as one volume.

  • Yes

    The different layers set on the Unitechnik user-defined attributes of a part are taken into consideration, and the cast unit is exported in two or three layers.

Blank symbol in exported file

Select the blank symbol to be used in the export file.

An example with "_" symbol:

An example with " " symbol:

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