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Surface treatment hatch pattern properties (surfacing.htc)

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

Software version: 
2019

Surface treatment hatch pattern properties (surfacing.htc)

Surface treatment hatch pattern properties (surfacing.htc)

You can change the properties of the hatch patterns for each surface treatmentbuilding object that represents finishing of a part

The term surface treatment is used in concrete detailing. For concrete parts surface treatment includes surface mixes, tiles, and flat finishes, such as troweling and sandblasting.

The term surface finish is used in steel detailing. For steel parts surface finishes include fire-proofing and unpainted areas.

type separately.

The properties of the hatch patterns are defined in the surfacing.htc file, located by default in ..\Tekla Structures\<version>\environments\common\system . In addition to this file, the surface treatment code file product_finishes.dat is needed. It is located in the same folder.

If you create your own surface treatment hatch patterns in your company, you can store surfacing.htc and product_finishes.dat in the firm folderfolder that is used for storing Tekla Structures-related files customized for a particular organization

A Tekla Structures user can, for example, customize a company’s cloning templates and save them in a sub-folder located under the firm folder. After this, the customized cloning templates can be used in all projects carried out for the company.

defined by the advanced option XS_FIRM.

Note:

Note:

When you edit a schema file, you must reopen the model to apply the changes.

The syntax of surfacing.htc file is:

Surfacing Type, Surfacing Code, Hatch name, Scale, [Color], [Automatic Scaling and Rotation]

Example:

1,MF,ANSI31,0.7

1,SMF,ANSI32,0.7

1,WT,ANSI33,0.7

1,HT,ANSI34,0.7

1,LSB,AR-SAND,0.7

2,SM1,CROSS,1.0

2,SM2,CHECKERED,1.0

3,TS3,FBBRICKC,1.0

4,FP,ANSI31,1.0

4,UP,ANSI32,1.0

Option

Description

Surface treatment type

  • 1 = concrete finish

  • 2 = special mix

  • 3 = tile surface

  • 4 = steel finish

Surface treatment code

This is the abbreviation used in drawings and reports, for example, MF for Magnesium Float. The product_finishes.dat file contains a full list of surface treatment codes.

Hatch name

You can check the hatch pattern names and related hatch patterns by going to the Fill tab in Part properties, selecting a hatch pattern from the Type list and clicking the ... button next to the list. The selected hatch pattern is marked with a red frame.

Scale

Scale is a numeric value that Tekla Structures uses to scale hatches.

Color (optional)

0=black (default)

1=white

2=red

3=green

4=blue

5=cyan

6=yellow

7=magenta

120= Special (use this color for gray shade)

The hatch color defines the line width for the printer. If you do not define a color for a hatch in the surfacing.htc file, Tekla Structures uses the color defined on the Appearance tab in surface treatment properties. The Visible lines color and type is used for the front of the surface treatment, and the Hidden lines for the back.

Automatic Scaling and Rotation (optional)

1=true

0=false (default)

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