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Content types

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

Software version: 
2018i

Content types

Content types

When you create a new row in the template, you must select a content typedetermination of which template attributes can be used in the template object value fields for a template component row

Content types are mainly based on object types.

for the row. For example, when you add a row and then add a value field, Template Editortool in Tekla Structures that is used for creating and modifying templates to be used in drawings and reports

is asking for the content type. The content type determines which template attributes you can use on that row.

The available content types are:

Content type

Description

ANALYSIS_RIGID_LINK

Use to create lists of analysis rigid links.

ANTIMATERIAL

Use to create lists of holes and recesses, or parts removed as a result of a cut.

In Template Editor, the same attributes that are available for PART are available for ANTIMATERIAL. However, only the attributes that are useful to be used with ANTIMATERIAL are shown, including NAME , LENGTH , WIDTH , HEIGHT , AREA , PROFILE , and NUMBER , and user-defined attributes.

ASSEMBLY

Use to create lists of assemblies and single parts. Includes all assemblies containing the selected parts and bolts.

BOLT

Use to create screw and bolt lists. Includes all bolts connected to selected parts.

CAST_UNIT

Use to create lists of cast units.

CHAMFER

Use to create lists of the length of the chamfers.

COMMENT

Use to create empty rows or rows that only have textual data or lines anywhere on a template.

CONNECTION

Use to create lists of connections.

DRAWING

Use to create drawing lists without revision history information. Use for reports and included drawings.

HIERARCHIC_OBJECT

Use to create lists of various types of hierarchies. For example, lists hierarchical objects in Organizer.

HISTORY

Use to retrieve history information of the model. You can use this content type with PART , REBAR , CONNECTION and DRAWING rows.

The following template attributes can be used with this content type:

  • TYPE : the type of the historical action, for example update or numbering.

  • USER : the user who made the change.

  • TIME : the time the change was made.

  • COMMENT : the comment which was entered upon clicking Save.

  • REVISION_CODE : the revision code which was entered upon clicking Save.

HOLE

Use to create lists of holes.

LOAD

Use to create lists of loads.

LOADGROUP

Use to create lists of load groups.

MESH

Use to create lists of meshes.

NUT

Use to create lists of nuts. Contains all nuts for bolts associated with the selected parts.

PART

Use to create lists of parts.

POUR_BREAK

Use to create lists of pour breaks.

POUR_OBJECT

Use to create lists of pour objects.

POUR_UNIT

Use to create lists of pour units.

REBAR

Use to create lists of reinforcing bars.

REFERENCE_MODEL

Use to list the reference models.

REFERENCE_OBJECT

Use to list the reference model objects in a reference model.

Only reference model objects that have user-defined attributes are displayed in reports.

REFERENCE_ASSEMBLY

Use to list the reference assemblies in a reference model.

REVISION

Use to create lists of revision marks.

SIMILAR_ASSEMBLY

Use to create lists of similar parts.

To use this content type, you need to have an empty (hidden in output) ASSEMBLY , PART or CAST_UNIT row in the row hierarchy above the row with SIMILAR_* content type:

You cannot have any rows below SIMILAR_* row content type in the row hierarchy.

Note: Used in drawings to collect similar object information from the model. All the other attribute information is collected from visible drawing objects.

SIMILAR_CAST_UNIT

SIMILAR_PART

SINGLE_REBAR

Use to create lists of individual bars in reinforcing bar groups.

For example, use it to get the lengths of the individual bars in tapered reinforcing bar groups.

For rebar sets, SINGLE_REBAR works in the same way as REBAR.

SINGLE_STRAND

Use to create lists of individual prestressed strands.

STRAND

Use to create lists of prestressed strands.

STUD

Use to create lists of studs.

SURFACE

Use to create lists of surfaces.

SURFACING

Use to create lists of surface treatments.

SUMMARY

Use to summarize the contents of the row(s) that are above SUMMARY in the hierarchy.

For example, use PART - SUMMARY hierarchy to summarize the contents of the PART rows.

TASK

Use to create lists of tasks.

WASHER

Use to create lists of washers. Contains all washers for all bolts associated with the selected parts.

WELD

Use to create lists of welds.

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