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Add a custom component to a model

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

Software version: 
2019

Add a custom component to a model

Add a custom component to a model

Use the Applications & components cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

to add your custom componentcomponent that the user creates and uses for creating model objects whose composition the user can modify as a group

to a model.

  1. Click the Applications & components button in the side pane to open the Applications & components catalog.
  2. To search for a component, browse the catalog or enter a search term in the search box. Custom components have the following symbols in the catalog:

    Type

    Symbol

    Custom part

    Custom connection or seam

    Custom detail

  3. Select the custom component you want to add.
  4. Follow the instructions on the status bar to add the custom component in the model.
  5. To modify the properties, double-click the custom component in the model.

Example: Add a custom connection to a model

In this example, you will add a previously created custom end platecomponent object that represents a plate welded perpendicular to the end of the component secondary part

connection to a model. Because you have not modified the custom component to adapt to different situations in the model, you need to add it to a similar location where it was created. Otherwise the custom component may not work as required.

  1. Click the Applications & components button in the side pane to open the Applications & components catalog.
  2. In the catalog, select the custom end 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.

    connection you want to add.

    Tekla Structures displays instructions on the status bar.

  3. Select the column as 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.

    .

  4. Select the beam as 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.

    .

    Tekla Structures adds the end plate connection to the model.

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