Default properties of a custom component

Last updated September 10, 2018 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

Software version: 
2018i

Default properties of a custom component

Default properties of a custom component

Each custom componentcomponent that the user creates and uses for creating model objects whose composition the user can modify as a group

has a dialog box that you can modify. By default, the dialog box has a Position tab for custom parts and a General tab for custom connections, details, and seams.

For more information, see Modify the dialog box of a custom component.

To view the current propertiesproperties related to an object type and applied to new objects of this type

In Tekla Structures, properties related to an object type are activated in the property pane or the dialog box.

, double-click the custom component in the model.

Default properties of custom parts

By default, the dialog box of a custom partcomponent for creating a part that cannot be created by using any existing part command or part profile

Typically, custom parts are used to create parts that have a complex composition. For example, castellated beams and sandwich panels are often created as custom parts.

has the following options:

Option

Description

Example

On plane

Changes part location on the work plane.

Middle

Right

Left

Rotation

Rotates the part in steps of 90 degrees.

Top and Below

Front and Back

At depth

Changes part location perpendicular to the work plane.

Middle

Front

Behind

Show third handle

Sets the third handle of a nested custom part visible in the desired direction.

You can bind the third handle in the desired direction and thus force the part to follow the rotation of another part.

None

Above

On the left

Default properties of custom connections, details, and seams

By default, the dialog box of a custom connection, detail, or seam has the following options:

Option

Description

Note

Up direction

Indicates how the component is rotated around the secondary part, relative to the current work plane. If there are no secondary parts, Tekla Structures rotates the connection around the main part.

 

Position in relation to primary part

The creation point of the component, relative to the main part.

Only available for details.

Position in relation to secondary part

Tekla Structures automatically places the component according to the selected option.

By default, only available for seams.

If you want to use this property in connections, select the Allow multiple instances of connection between same parts check box on the Advanced tab when you create the component.

Place to picked positions

Select this option to place the seam at the points you pick.

Only available for seams.

Detail type

Determines on which side of the main part the component is located. The options are:

  • Intermediate detail

    Tekla Structures creates all components on the same side of the main part.

  • End detail

    Tekla Structures creates all components on the side that is closest to the details.

Only affects asymmetric components.

Only available for details.

Locked

Select Yes to prevent other users from modifying the properties.

 

Class

The class of the parts that the custom component creates.

 

Connection code

Identifies the component. You can display this connection code in connection marks in drawings.

 

AutoDefaults rule group

The rule group used for setting the connection properties.

 

AutoConnection rule group

The rule group Tekla Structures uses to select the connection.

 

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