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Add dimensions to plates

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

Software version: 
2019

Add dimensions to plates

Add dimensions to plates

You can dimension plates using some advanced optionssettings used to customize Tekla Structures for specific companies, standards, users, or user groups

In Tekla Structures, advanced options are settings that are used, for example, in a specific project or geographical area, or by a specific company.

In Tekla Structures, advanced options usually begin with the initials XS and are followed by the name of the function, for example XS_BACKGROUND_COLOR.

in File menu > Settings > Advanced options > Dimensioning: Parts .

Note:

If you have added a path to the dim_planes_table.txt file as a value to the advanced option XS_​PART_​DIMENSION_​PLANES_​TABLE , the settings in dim_planes_table.txt are always used, not the values that you set to the advanced options described below.

To dimension plates using the advanced options:

To

Do this

Dimension the plates to the edge that is nearest to the neighbor part

Set the advanced option XS_​PART_​POSITION_​TO_​EDGE_​NEAREST_​TO_​NEIGHBOUR to TRUE.

Dimension the plates to the leading edge of the beams

  1. Set the advanced option XS_​USE_​PLATE_​SIDE_​POSITIONING to FALSE.

  2. Set the advanced option XS_​PART_​POSITION_​TO_​EDGE_​NEAREST_​TO_​NEIGHBOUR to FALSE.

  3. Set the advanced option XS_​PART_​POSITION_​TO_​LEADING_​EDGE to TRUE.

Dimension the plates to the leading edge of the columns

  1. Set the advanced option XS_​USE_​PLATE_​SIDE_​POSITIONING to FALSE.

  2. Set the advanced option XS_​PART_​POSITION_​TO_​EDGE_​NEAREST_​TO_​NEIGHBOUR to FALSE.

  3. Set the advanced option XS_​PART_​POSITION_​TO_​LEADING_​EDGE_​IN_​COLUMNS_​ALSO to TRUE.

Dimension the plates to the trailing edge

  1. Set the advanced option XS_​USE_​PLATE_​SIDE_​POSITIONING to FALSE.

  2. Set the advanced option XS_​PART_​POSITION_​TO_​EDGE_​NEAREST_​TO_​NEIGHBOUR to FALSE.

  3. Set the advanced option XS_​PART_​POSITION_​TO_​LEADING_​EDGE to FALSE.

  4. Set the advanced option XS_​PART_​POSITION_​TO_​LEADING_​EDGE_​IN_​COLUMNS_​ALSO to FALSE.

Dimension the plates using their original reference points in the model

  1. Set the advanced option XS_​PART_​POSITION_​TO_​EDGE_​NEAREST_​TO_​NEIGHBOUR to FALSE.

  2. Set the advance option XS_​USE_​PLATE_​SIDE_​POSITIONING to TRUE.

Note: If you have created one plate from left to right and another from right to left, Tekla Structures dimensions them differently.

Below is an example of dimensioning plates to the leading edge.

Below is an example of dimensioning plates to the trailing edge.

In the following two examples, neighbor parts are blue, and the 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.

creation points are shown.

In the example below, the following values are used:

XS_PART_DIMENSION_PLANES_TABLE = (no value given)

XS_PART_POSITION_TO_EDGE_NEAREST_TO_NEIGHBOR=TRUE

XS_PART_POSITION_TO_LEADING_EDGE=FALSE

XS_PART_POSITION_TO_LEADING_EDGE_IN_COLUMNS_ALSO=FALSE

XS_USE_PLATE_SIDE_POSITIONING=FALSE

In the example below, the following values are used:

XS_PART_DIMENSION_PLANES_TABLE = (no value given)

XS_PART_POSITION_TO_EDGE_NEAREST_TO_NEIGHBOR=FALSE

XS_PART_POSITION_TO_LEADING_EDGE=FALSE

XS_PART_POSITION_TO_LEADING_EDGE_IN_COLUMNS_ALSO=FALSE

XS_USE_PLATE_SIDE_POSITIONING=TRUE

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