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Create anchor bolt plans using saved settings

Last updated March 16, 2018 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

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Create anchor bolt plans using saved settings

Create anchor bolt plans using saved settings

Anchor bolt plans are general arrangement drawings showing the anchor bolt layout. You can create anchor bolt plans in Master Drawing Catalog or using ribbon or pop-up menu commands.

Below you will create an anchor bolt plangeneral arrangement drawing that displays the anchor bolt layout

using the Master Drawing Catalog.

Before creating the anchor bolt plan, create a model viewview that is represented in the modeling mode

Model view is available also in the drawing mode and it is represented in its own window.

that is in the xy-plane.

  1. On the Drawings & reports tab, click Create drawings > Master drawing catalog.

  2. Double-click a saved settingsmaster drawing where the drawing settings are saved in a drawing property file and used when creating a new drawing of a specific drawing type

    master drawingcollection of properties and drawing settings that are used for creating a new drawing

    that has been created for anchor bolt plans, for example, anchor_bolt_plan.

  3. Open the General Arrangement Drawing Properties dialog box by clicking Edit drawing properties... Edit drawing properties

  4. Click View

  5. On the Anchor bolt plan tab, ensure that the option Show as anchor bolt plan is set to Yes.

    Define the drawing as an anchor bolt plan when you are creating the drawing. You cannot convert a general arrangement drawingdrawing that is created from one or more model views and that shows information needed to understand the general arrangement of structural elements on a project

    General arrangement drawings show how parts, assemblies, cast units, or pour objects are located in a building.

    to an anchor bolt plan afterwards.

  6. Modify the enlarged part view scale, if necessary.

  7. If needed, set the Create detail views option to Yes to create separate detail views.

    If you select No , Tekla Structures dimensions the anchor bolts in the enlarged view. Tekla Structures groups similar detail views so that similar details are drawn only once.

  8. Set the Detail view scale.

  9. Click Save to save the changes in the saved settings file.

  10. Click OK to close the Master Drawing Properties dialog box.

  11. Click Create drawings.

  12. Select one view in the xy-plane.

    If you select some other type of view or several views, Tekla Structures displays a warning message and the anchor bolt plan is not created.

  13. Click Create.

    Tekla Structures creates the anchor bolt plan.

    Tekla Structures creates bolt dimensions in the anchor bolt plan in the directions of the bolt groupgroup of bolts that forms a connecting building object between an assembly main part and secondary parts

    The number of bolts in a bolt group depends on the bolt group shape and the values of bolt distances.

    coordinate system. If the angle between the bolt group and the view coordinate systems is not orthogonalview projection that displays objects in right-angles projection

    In model view the size of the objects is the same despite of their distance to the viewing point and the zoom remains on part faces.

    , Tekla Structures adds angle dimensions to the detail viewdrawing view that is created from an existing drawing view and that shows a selected area of that view in the same viewing direction

    Detail view is usually in a larger scale than the source view.

    The view plane of the detail view is the same as the view plane of the source view.

    . Use the advanced option XS_ANCHOR_BOLT_PLAN_USE_VIEW​​​​​​​​​​_COORDSYS_FOR_BOLT​​​​​​​​​​_​DIMENSIONS to create the dimensions in the x and y directions of the main viewdrawing view that shows all parts in an assembly, cast unit, or single-part drawing from the selected viewing direction

    Main view can be front view, top view, back view, or bottom view. The user can create several main views.


When details are compared, the following aspects are taken into account:

  • bolt dimensions

  • column profile

  • column orientation (coordinate system)

  • plate(1) part that represents a flat structure

    (1) In some contexts, for example in analysis, the term plate object may be used to refer to plates.

    (2) plate that represents a steel structure

    (2) Plate is mainly used as a connection piece or as a floor plate.



In the created drawing, go to the File menu, click Settings and check that Ghost outline is selected and Drawing Color Mode is set to Color. In color drawings with white background, hidden objects are shown as ghost outlines, if this setting is selected. In gray scale and black and white drawings, hidden objects are not shown even if Ghost outline is selected.

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