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Clip angle (116)

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

Software version: 
2019

Clip angle (116)

Clip angle (116)

Clip angle (116) connects a beam to a beam or a column with a clip anglecomponent object that represents a right angle that is made of a standard L-shaped profile and that connects parts

.

Objects created

  • Clip angle (1 or 2)

  • Bolts

  • Cuts

Use for

Situation

Description

Clip angle connection to a beam web.

Clip angle connection to a beam web.

The secondary beam is sloped.

Clip angle connection to a column flange.

Clip angle connection to a column flange.

The secondary beam is sloped.

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.

    (beam or column).

  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.

    (beam).

    The connection is created automatically when the secondary part is selected.

Part identification key

  Part

1

Clip angle

Picture tab

Use the Picture tab to control the clip angle dimensions and the clip angle position.

Dimensions

 

Description

Default

1

Cut length for the secondary part.

 

2

Clip angle upper edge distance from the top of the secondary beam.

The upper edge position of the angle modifies the clip angle height.

Positive value moves the top position closer to the beam center and thus decreases the clip angle size. Negative values increase the clip angle size.

If no value is entered, bolts and bolt edge distances define the size of the clip angle.

3

Clip angle lower edge distance from the bottom of the secondary beam.

The lower edge position of the angle modifies the clip angle height.

Positive value moves the top position closer to the beam center and thus decreases the clip angle size. Negative values increase the clip angle size.

If no value is entered, bolts and bolt edge distances define the size of the clip angle.

4

Gap between the main part and the clip angle.

 

5

Height of the clip angle.

 

Clip angle position

Option

Description

Default

Near and far side clip angles are created.

AutoDefaults can change this option.

Near side clip angle is created.

Near side and far side clip angles are created.

Far side clip angle is created.

Parts tab

Use the Parts tab to control the properties of the clip angle.

Clip angle

Part

Description

L profile

Define the clip angle profile by selecting it from the profile catalog.

Option

Description

Default

Pos_No

Prefix and start number for the part position number.

Some components have a second row of fields where you can enter the assembly position number.

The default part start number is defined in the Components settings in File menu > Settings > Options.

Material

Material grade.

The default material is defined in the Part material box in the Components settings in File menu > Settings > Options.

Name

Name that is shown in drawings and reports.

 

Finish

Describes how the part surface has been treated.

 

Notch tab

Use the Notch tab to create notches for the secondary beam and to control the notchcut in one component object or input part for receiving another component object or input part

properties.

BCSA notch definition

Define whether the notch is created according to British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA) specifications.

Option

Description

Default

Notch dimensions.

Yes

Creates a 50 mm notch for simple beam-to-beam connections.

No

Use the options on this Notch tab to define the notch dimensions.

Notch dimensions

Define the top and the bottom dimensions of the notch if you have set the BCSA notch def option to No.

 

Description

1

Vertical notch dimension.

2

Horizontal notch dimension.

Notch shape

Define the notch shape for the top and the bottom of the secondary beam.

Option

Option

Description

Default

Creates a square notch on the top side or on the bottom side of the secondary beam.

AutoDefaults can change this option.

No notch

Creates a square notch on the top side or on the bottom side of the secondary beam.

Define the notch dimensions. In beam-to-beam connections with a sloped secondary beam, the depth is measured as shown in the picture.

Creates a notch on both sides of the secondary part.

Define the notch dimensions.

Creates a chamfered notch on both sides of the secondary beam.

Define the chamfer dimensions.

Creates a strip.

Define the length of the strip. The flanges are cut completely.

Creates a special type of square notch.

Define the notch dimensions. The notch is square to the secondary beam. There are no default values for the length or the depth.

Notching side

Define on which side of the secondary beam the notch is created. You can define the side for both the top and the bottom of the secondary beam.

Option

Description

Default

Creates notches on both sides.

AutoDefaults can change this option.

Creates notches on both sides.

Creates a notch on the left side.

Creates a notch on the right side.

Bolts tab

Use the Bolts tab to control the bolt properties. The vertical position of bolts in the main part must be aligned with the vertical position of bolts in the secondary part. Vertical bolts cannot be staggered.

Bolt group dimensions

 

Description

1

Dimension for vertical bolt group position.

2

Select how to measure the dimensions for vertical bolt group position.

  • Top : From the upper edge of the secondary part to the uppermost bolt.

  • Middle : From the center line of the bolts to the center line of the secondary part.

  • Below : From the lower edge of the secondary part to the lowest bolt.

3

Bolt edge distance.

Edge distance is the distance from the center of a bolt to the edge of the part.

4

Number of bolts.

5

Bolt spacing.

Use a space to separate bolt spacing values. Enter a value for each space between bolts. For example, if there are 3 bolts, enter 2 values.

Staggering of bolts

Option

Description

Default

Not staggered

AutoDefaults can change this option.

Not staggered

Staggered type 1

Staggered type 2

Staggered type 3

Staggered type 4

Bolt group dimensions

 

Description

1

Bolt edge distance.

2

Location where the bolts should be attached.

3

Number of bolts.

4

Bolt spacing.

Use a space to separate bolt spacing values. Enter a value for each space between bolts. For example, if there are 3 bolts, enter 2 values.

Bolt basic properties

Option

Description

Default

Bolt size

Bolt diameter.

Available sizes are defined in the bolt assembly catalog.

Bolt standard

Bolt standard to be used inside the component.

Available standards are defined in the bolt assembly catalog.

Tolerance

Gap between the bolt and the hole.

 

Thread in mat

Defines whether the thread may be within the bolted parts when bolts are used with a shaft.

This has no effect when full-threaded bolts are used.

Yes

Site/Workshop

Location where the bolts should be attached.

Site

Cut length

Defines the depth at which Tekla Structures searches for the sections of the bolted parts. You can determine whether the bolt will go through one flange or two.

Slotted holes

You can define slotted, oversized, or tapped holes.

Option

Description

Default

1

Vertical dimension of slotted hole.

0 , which results in a round hole.

2

Horizontal dimension of slotted hole, or allowance for oversized holes.

0 , which results in a round hole.

Hole type

Slotted creates slotted holes.

Oversized creates oversized or tapped holes.

No hole does not create holes.

 

Rotate Slots

When the hole type is Slotted , this option rotates the slotted holes.

 

Slots in

Part(s) in which slotted holes are created. The options depend on the component in question.

 

Bolt assembly

The selected check boxes define which component objects (bolt, washers, and nuts) are used in the bolt assemblyset of bolt elements that consists of a bolt, a stud, or a screw, and possibly the related washers and nuts

.

If you want to create a holesmall hollow open throughout a part or assembly that is usually used for fastening parts with bolts or other such objects

Hole is created in the same way as bolts and hole properties are defined in the bolt properties.

only, clear all the check boxes.

To modify the bolt assembly in an existing component, select the Effect in modify check box and click Modify.

Bolt length increase

Define how much the bolt length is increased. Use this option when, for example, painting requires the bolt length to be increased.

General tab

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General tab

Design tab

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Design tab

Analysis tab

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Analysis tab

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