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Analysis class options and colors

Last updated March 12, 2019 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

Software version: 
2019

Analysis class options and colors

Analysis class options and colors

Use the options in the Class list on the Analysis tab in a part’s analysis properties dialog box to define how Tekla Structures handles the part in the analysis.

The option you select in the Class list determines which tabs are available in the analysis part properties dialog box.

When the advanced option XS_​AD_​MEMBER_​TYPE_​VISUALIZATION is set to TRUE (which is the default value), you can show the analysis classanalysis part property that defines how Tekla Structures handles each analysis part

of parts using the following colors in the analysis modelstructural model that is created from a physical model and used on the one hand for analyzing structural behavior and load bearing, and on the other hand for design

Analysis model can be viewed in Tekla Structures in a model view.

Analysis model that is made with Tekla Structures can be worked on in other analysis and design software or application.

. You can also indicate the analysis classes using different colors in the physical model.

The analysis applicationpart of Tekla Structures functionality that is developed in order to extend the capability of Tekla Structures but that is not included in the Tekla Structures installation

you use may not support all of the following options. For example, the Truss options are not available with Tekla Structural Designer.

Option

Description

Color

Beam

Line object of two nodes.

Part can take any load, including temperature.

Blue

Beam - Truss

Part can only take axial forces, not bending or torsion moments, or shear forces.

Bright green

Beam - Truss-Compression only

Part can only take compressive axial forces, not moments or shear forces. If this part goes into tension, it is ignored in the analysis.

Yellow

Beam - Truss-Tension only

Part can only take tensile axial forces, not moments or shear forces. If this part goes into compression, it is ignored in the analysis.

Pink

Beam - Ignore

Part is ignored in the analysis.

Self-weight load is taken into account if you have set Generate self weight load to Yes on the Loading tab.

Part not shown in the model

Column

Vertical line object of two nodes. Modeled from bottom to top.

Part can take any load, including temperature.

Blue

Column - Truss

Part can only take axial forces, not bending or torsion moments, or shear forces.

Bright green

Column - Truss-Compression only

Part can only take compressive axial forces, not moments or shear forces. If this part goes into tension, it is ignored in the analysis.

Yellow

Column - Truss-Tension only

Part can only take tensile axial forces, not moments or shear forces. If this part goes into compression, it is ignored in the analysis.

Pink

Column - Ignore

Part is ignored in the analysis.

Self-weight load is taken into account if you have set Generate self weight load to Yes on the Loading tab.

Part not shown in the model

Bracing

Line object of two nodes.

Part can take any load, including temperature.

For parts whose analysis class is Bracing , Keep axis position is off by default.

Green

Bracing - Truss

Part can only take axial forces, not bending or torsion moments, or shear forces.

Bright green

Bracing - Truss-Compression only

Part can only take compressive axial forces, not moments or shear forces. If this part goes into tension, it is ignored in the analysis.

Yellow

Bracing - Truss-Tension only

Part can only take tensile axial forces, not moments or shear forces. If this part goes into compression, it is ignored in the analysis.

Pink

Bracing - Ignore

Part is ignored in the analysis.

Self-weight load is taken into account if you have set Generate self weight load to Yes on the Loading tab.

Part not shown in the model

Secondary

Line object of two nodes.

Part can take any load, including temperature.

For parts whose analysis class is Secondary , Keep axis position is off by default. Secondary parts snap to nearest nodes instead of part end nodes.

Orange

Secondary - Ignore

Part is ignored in the analysis.

Self-weight load is taken into account if you have set Generate self weight load to Yes on the Loading tab.

Part not shown in the model

Wall - Shell

Part can take any load, except temperature.

Aqua

Wall - Plate

Same as Wall - Shell but plate elements are used in the analysis application.

Aqua

Wall - Shear wall

Part can take lateral forces and vertical forces.

Aqua

Wall - Ignore

Part is ignored in the analysis.

Self-weight load is taken into account if you have set Generate self weight load to Yes on the Loading tab.

Aqua

Slab - Shell

Part can take any load, except temperature.

Aqua

Slab - Plate

Same as Slab - Shell but plate, membrane, or mat foundation elements are used in the analysis application.

Aqua

Slab - Membrane

Slab - Mat foundation

Slab - Rigid diaphragm

Only applies to parts parallel to a global xy plane.

Filter : Nodes that belong to a part matching the filter will be connected with rigid links which together affect displacement. For example, you can use a column filter to connect only column nodes to rigid diaphragms.

Lilac

Slab - Ignore

Part is ignored in the analysis.

Self-weight load is taken into account if you have set Generate self weight load to Yes on the Loading tab.

Part not shown in the model

Contour plate - Shell

Part can take any load, except temperature.

Aqua

Contour plate - Plate

Same as Contour plate - Shell but plate or membrane elements are used in the analysis application.

Aqua

Contour plate - Membrane

Aqua

Contour plate - Rigid diaphragm

Only applies to parts parallel to a global xy plane.

Filter : Nodes that belong to a part matching the filter will be connected with rigid links which together affect displacement. For example, you can use a column filter to connect only column nodes to rigid diaphragms.

Lilac

Contour plate - Ignore

Part is ignored in the analysis.

Self-weight load is taken into account if you have set Generate self weight load to Yes on the Loading tab.

Part not shown in the model

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