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Unitechnik export: TS configuration tab

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

Software version: 
2017i

Unitechnik export: TS configuration tab

Unitechnik export: TS configuration tab

Use the TS configuration tab to control the Unitechnik export properties.

Option

Description

Rotation

Select the scanning direction. Unitechnik export uses scanning layers to obtain the geometry of all parts in a cast unit.

The scanning direction depends on the plane of the cast unit main part. A floor panel is scanned from bottom to top side. A wall panel and a column are scanned from one side to the other side. The position and direction of a basic shape of the exported cast unit depends on the rotation.

No

Floor: Bottom to top

Wall: Front to rear side

Column: Side to side

180

Floor: Top to bottom

Wall: Rear to front side

Column: From one side to the opposite side

 

+90 around X

Floor: Left to right side

Wall: Top to bottom

Column: Side to side

 

-90 around X

Floor: Right to left side

Wall: Bottom to top

Column: From one side to the opposite side

-90 around Y

Floor: Rear to front side

Wall: Right to left side

Column: Top to bottom

 

Examples of rotation:

  • Wrong scanning plane (from the right side to the left side):

  • Correct scanning plane (from back to front side):

Extra rotation

Select the rotation around the z coordinate. The z coordinate has the same direction, but the x and y directions are changed.

To show the actual coordinate system, set Draw pallet axis to Yes on the Pallet tab.

  • No

    No extra rotation.

  • Swap X/Y

    Swap x and y axis.

  • X=max(X_dim,Y_dim) main part

    X axis goes through the longer side of the main part.

  • X=min(X_dim,Y_dim) main part

    X axis goes through the shorter side of the main part.

  • X=max(X_dim,Y_dim) cast unit

    X axis goes through the longer side of the cast unit.

  • X=min(X_dim,Y_dim) cast unit

    X axis goes through the shorter side of the cast unit.

  • +90 around Z

    Rotates x and y axis around the z axis by 90 degrees.

  • - 90 around Z

    Rotates x and y axis around the z axis by -90 degrees.

  • 180 around Z

    Rotates x and y axis around the z axis by 180 degrees.

The following example shows the coordinate system with no rotation and no extra rotation settings. Panel 1 has the z axis set parallel to the shorter side. It is incorrect in the Unitechnik format, so the coordinate system has to be rotated. Panel 2 shows a rotation by 90 degrees around the z axis.

Rotate 90o

if pallet width exceeded

In double walls, select whether to rotate also the second shell when the pallet width is exceeded.

Scan position

The number of the scanning layers depends on the selected scan position. Each object of the cast unit is scanned in one direction.

Select the position in which all parts are scanned. Each part is scanned separately. Scanning plane is parallel to the basic shape plane.

  • Bottom and top

    Two scanning planes at the start and at the end of the bounding box of the scanning part.

  • Bottom only

    One scanning plane at the start of the bounding box of the scanning part.

  • Top only

    One scanning plane at the end of the bounding box of the scanning part.

  • Middle only

    One scanning plane at the middle of bounding box of the scanning part.

To move the position of the exact scanning plane, use the Scan position offset boxes below to define start offset and end offset.

Merge CONTOUR layers

You can export one scanned layer only. With two scanned layers, they have to be merged into one layer.

  • Intersection

    Creates polygon intersection of two contour geometries.

    1. First scanned layer
    2. Second scanned layer
    3. Layer
  • Union

    Creates polygon union of two contour geometries.

Merge CUTOUT layers

The same as Contour export , but for holes only.

Extend contour and add formwork

Select whether to extend the contour by embeds which are outside the element.

Name for additional formwork (embed)

Define a name for the embed.

Geometry export

Select whether the geometry of the exported part is represented as polygons or lines.

Polygons exported:

 

Lines exported:

Export rounded holes as circle (K) Select whether you want to export rounded holes as circles (K) or polygons/lines.

Double wall turned

Select whether the first shell of a double wall on the pallet is turned. The options are:

No : Exported as in model, shell1 is in front, shell2 in background.

Yes, turn shell1 : Exported according UT standard.

Yes, turn shell1 - fixed edge up : This is meant for special machines.

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