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Create a connection using AutoConnection

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

Software version: 
2019

Create a connection using AutoConnection

Create a connection using AutoConnection

Use AutoConnectiontool that creates connections with predefined properties in certain framing conditions

to have Tekla Structures automatically create connections using the properties of predefined rules. When you use AutoConnection, Tekla Structures ignores the properties in the connection dialog boxes. Tekla Structures does not modify the existing connections.

  1. In the model, select the parts to connect.
  2. On the Edit tab, click Components > Create AutoConnections.
  3. Select the rule groups from the lists on the Rule groups tab.

    1 Rule group for AutoConnection
    2 Rule group for AutoDefaults
  4. If needed, go to the Advanced tab to change the rules used in the framing conditions:
    1. Select the connection in the Connection selection option:
      • AutoConnection applies the connection defined in the rule group that you have selected in the first list on the Rule groups tab.
      • None does not create a connection.
      • Click Select... to select a connection from the Applications & components cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

        For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

        . Tekla Structures creates the connection using the default properties.
    2. Select the connection properties in the Parameters selection option:
      • Autodefaults applies the properties of the rule group that you have selected in the first list on the Rule groups tab.
      • No autodefaults applies the default connection properties.
  5. Click Create connections.
Tip:

You can also use the Auto connect selected parts macrosaved series of actions that includes instructions for a program

Macros are located in the applications and components catalog. They are recorded or created manually and stored as .cs file in a folder defined with the advanced option XS_MACRO_DIRECTORY.

Macros can, for example, be used for creating drawings or reports.

Macros are sometimes used to run an application.

to automatically create connections using the current propertiesproperties related to an object type and applied to new objects of this type

In Tekla Structures, properties related to an object type are activated in the property pane or the dialog box.

without opening the AutoConnection dialog box.

Macros are located in the Applications group in the Applications & components catalog.

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