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Squeezed tube (103)

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

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Squeezed tube (103)

Squeezed tube (103)

Squeezed tube (103) creates a squeezed part between two tube profiles. The squeezed part can be either a tube that is squeezed at one end and then welded to a 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.

, or a contour platepart whose outline form the user defines by picking three or more points

The user can define the shape of the contour plate parallel to the work plane. The profile in use defines the thickness. The corners of the contour plate can be chamfered.

. It is also possible to define a connection where no squeezed tubes or contour plates are created, but the profiles are connected with cuts, fittings, and welds.

Objects created

  • Squeezed tube and/or contour plate

Use for



Tube that is squeezed at one end and welded to a plate.

Tube that is squeezed at one end and welded to a plate.

Contour plate.

Selection order

  1. Select the main part(1) part that exists in a building object and that determines the position number for the assembly or cast unit and the direction of assembly or cast unit drawings

    (1) Main part can be an assembly main part or a cast unit main part.

    (2) input part that the user selects first when creating a component

    (2) Connections and details always have a component main part.


  2. Select the secondary part(1) part that exists in a building object and that is connected to the main part

    (1) Secondary part can be an assembly secondary part or a cast unit secondary part.

    (2) input part that the user selects after selecting the component main part when creating a component

    (2) A component can have none, one or more component secondary parts.


    The squeezed part is created.

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by Matthias Pattyn

When I create an IFC of a model containing squeezed tubes, the squeezed tubes don't show. Any idea how this can be fixed?

by Tekla User Assistance

Thank you for your question. We have forwarded it to our product development.
Yes, you are right, when using IFC export, squeezed tubes are not shown correctly. With IFC4 export, the squeezed tubes are shown correctly. However, please see the limitations here: