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Bind component objects using magnetic construction planes or lines

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

Software version: 
2019

Bind component objects using magnetic construction planes or lines

Bind component objects using magnetic construction planes or lines

Instead of binding each component objectsingle model object that belongs to a component

Component objects created by a component can be modified separately or as a group.

handle to a plane separately, you can use magneticgrid and construction object property which enables attaching adaptive model objects so that the attached model objects follow when part of the grid or construction object is moved

See also adaptivity.

construction planes and lines. The objects that are directly on a magnetic construction planeconstruction object that represents a plane

(or line) will move with the plane (or line), which means you only need to create one distance variablevariable used to bind the model object to the object planes or construction planes

A distance variable includes a value and a dependency.

instead of 8, for example.

Bind handles using a magnetic construction plane

  1. In the custom component editortool that is used for modifying component that is created by a custom component, and for creating dependencies between component objects and other model objects

    , clickAdd construction plane.
  2. Pick four points to define the shape of the construction plane.

    For example, create a plane that goes through all the handles and chamfers of the custom componentcomponent that the user creates and uses for creating model objects whose composition the user can modify as a group

    .

  3. Click the middle mouse button.

    Tekla Structures creates a construction plane. For example:

  4. Double-click the plane. The plane properties are shown in the property panecontrol element in Tekla Structures user interface in the form of a side pane window

    The property pane can be used to show and modify the properties of model objects.

    .
  5. Enter a name for the plane.
  6. In the Magnetic list, select Yes.
  7. Click Modify.

    Now when you move the construction plane, all handles that are on the plane are moved as well:

  8. Bind the construction plane to a part face:
    1. Select the construction plane, right-click and select Bind to plane.
    2. Select a suitable part face.

      For example, the inner flange of the column:

      Tekla Structures displays a distance symbol for the binding. Now if you move the part face, the handles on the magnetic construction plane will follow.

    Note:

    Only the objects whose reference points are directly on the magnetic construction plane are affected. By default, the magnetic distance is 0.2 mm. To change this setting, use the advanced option XS_​MAGNETIC_​PLANE_​OFFSET.

Bind handles using a magnetic construction line

  1. In the custom component editor, clickAdd construction line.
  2. Pick the starting point of the construction lineconstruction object that represents a line between two points

    .
  3. Pick the end point of the construction line.

    Tekla Structures creates a construction line.

  4. Double-click the line. The line properties are shown in the property pane.
  5. Enter a name for the line.
  6. In the Magnetic list, select Yes.
  7. Click Modify.

    Now when you move the construction line, all handles that are on the line are moved as well.

  8. Bind the construction line to a part face:
    1. Select the construction line, right-click and select Bind to plane.
    2. Select a suitable part face.

      Tekla Structures displays a distance symbol for the binding. Now if you move the part face, the handles on the magnetic construction line will follow.

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