Property pane for cut, chamfer, surface treatment, surface, and point properties
In Tekla Structures 2018i, you can now access the properties of cuts, chamfers, surface treatmentbuilding object that represents finishing of a part
The term surface treatment is used in concrete detailing. For concrete parts surface treatment includes surface mixes, tiles, and flat finishes, such as troweling and sandblasting.
The term surface finish is used in steel detailing. For steel parts surface finishes include fire-proofing and unpainted areas.
, surfaces, and points in the property panecontrol element in Tekla Structures user interface in the form of a side pane window
The property pane can be used to show and modify the properties of model objects.
You can use the property pane to view and modify the properties of
You can still open the previously used object propertysingle characteristic associated with an object type
For example, profile and material are object properties.
dialog boxes using Quick Launch. If needed, you can customize the property pane for each object typedescription of a group of objects that share common characteristics
The objects are grouped based on different characteristics in models and in drawings. Examples of model object types are beams and rebar sets. Examples of drawing object types are parts and marks.
separately, and select which properties you wish to see. If you are a company administrator, you can distribute the customized property panes to other users in the company.
Cut properties in the property pane
The cut properties are available in the property pane only after you have created and selected a cut. You cannot access or modify the cut properties before the cut is created. To open the cut properties in the property pane, double-click the selected cut.
By default, the property pane contain the following Polygon cut properties: Name , Profile , Material , Class , and At depth.
- The Material property ( ANTIMATERIAL ) is read-only, and you cannot modify it.
- Previously, the Polygon cut command showed the cut properties in the Contour plate properties dialog box. The Contour plate properties dialog box also contained the Numbering series and Finish properties which are not available in the Polygon cut properties in the property pane. If you need the Numbering series and Finish information in Tekla Structures 2018i, you can customize the property pane layout for polygon cutcut that is defined by a polygon
and add the properties to the customized layout.
Previously, the cutting partbuilding object that creates a part-shaped hollow
and the cut used the same part property dialog box. For example, if the cutting part was a steel beam, it used the properties in the Steel beam dialog box. Now the cutting part has its own properties in the property pane. For example, if the cutting part is a steel beam, it uses the Steel beam cut properties in the property pane.
Previously, when the cutting part and the cut used the same part property dialog box, the dialog boxes also contained the Numbering series and Finish properties which are not available in the part cutcut that is defined by a cutting part
properties property pane. If you need the Numbering series and Finish information in Tekla Structures 2018i, you can customize the property pane layout for the selected part cut and add the properties to the customized layout.
The following part cut properties are available:
- Steel beam cut
- Steel column cut
- Steel spiral beambeam that follows the form of a helix and is defined by a start point, center point and the rotation axis
Spiral beams can be concrete spiral beams or steel spiral beams. They can be used to create spiral staircases, complex architectural structures, and concrete parking ramps, for example.
Spiral beam can rise from the work plane or be flat. If the spiral beam rises, the total rise is defined between the start and the end point.
- Steel item cut
- Concrete beam cut
- Concrete column cut
- Concrete panel cut
- Concrete slabplate that represents a concrete structure
In Tekla Structures, a slab is created by picking three or more points.
Slab may be part of a floor, for example.
- Concrete spiral beam cut
- Bent plate(1) part that is created from contour plates, or beams whose profile is a plate
(1) Bent plates can be conical or cylindrical.
Curved beams, spiral beams, or deformed parts cannot be used for creating a bent plate.
(2) component object that represents an angle that is bent from a plate and that connects parts
- Pad footingfooting that supports a single point of contact
Pad footing usually supports one column.
- Strip footingfooting that supports several points of contact or a region of points of contact
Strip footing supports a length of wall or a line of closely spaced columns, for example.
In Tekla Structures, strip footing has a polygon shape that the user defines by picking points.
- Concrete item cut
Chamfer properties in the property pane
The property pane for Corner chamfer and the property pane for Edge chamfer contain the same properties as the previously used dialog boxes.
To open the corner chamfer properties in the property pane, double-click the handle of a part corner.
To open the edge chamfer properties before the chamfer is created, in the property pane click the Object type list button and select Edge chamfer. Tekla Structures starts the command and shows the properties in the property pane.
If you modify the properties, Tekla Structures uses the modified properties the next time you create an edge chamfer.
Surface treatment properties in the property pane
The property pane for Surface treatment contains the same properties as the previously used surface treatment dialog box. In addition, now in the Pattern section, you can pick the color for mortar and tile using the color picker.
When you open the Surface treatment property pane, Tekla Structures shows the properties and starts the Surface treatment to part face command.
If you modify the properties, Tekla Structures uses the modified properties the next time you create a surface treatment.
Note that if you modify the pattern properties, you need to first click Modify in the property pane and then redraw the view to make the changes visible.
Surface properties in the property pane
The property pane for Surface contains the same properties as the previously used surface dialog box.
If you modify the properties, Tekla Structures uses the modified properties the next time you create a surface to a part face or to a pour objectbuilding object that is formed of one or more cast-in-place concrete parts, or a part of a cast-in-place concrete part
The cast-in-place concrete parts are merged into one pour object if they have the same material grade and pour phase, and if they touch each other. Pour objects are visible in pour view.
Point properties in the property pane
By default, the property pane for Points contains the following point properties: Color and Location.
- Previously, it was not possible to change the point color. In Tekla Structures 2018i, you can change the point color by selecting a new color in the Color list.
Note that the next time you create points, the points are created using the default color. No default color is shown in the property pane, and the changed point color is not applied in the next point creation.
- You can now change the point location using the Location properties.
- Previously, the Point information dialog box also contained the Phase and ID properties which are not available in the Point property pane. If you need the Phase and ID information in Tekla Structures 2018i, you can customize the property pane layout and add the properties to the customized layout. Note that the Phase and ID properties in the property pane are read-only, you cannot modify them.
- If you need the point temporary ID, you can use the Inquire command to check the temporary ID in the Inquire object dialog box.