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EliPLAN export settings

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

Software version: 
2019

EliPLAN export settings

EliPLAN export settings

Use the Export EliPlan file dialog box to control the ELiPLAN export properties.

For instructions on how to export the EliPLAN data filefile that contains options for object properties

Data files contain information used by certain components, for example.

Data files have the extension .dat.

, see Export an EliPLAN data file.

In addition to normal model data, you can add additional information in the user-defined attributes of the parts. The additional information can be transferred from Tekla Structures and used in ELiPLAN. For more information, see EliPLAN user-defined attributes.

Parameters tab

Setting

Description

Scope of export

Select whether all parts or only selected parts are exported. Because of the incremental import of EliPLAN, you need to select the same parts, and some additional parts again, if needed, when exporting the next time, to make sure that any design changes are taken in to the system as well. Otherwise EliPLAN assumes that the parts missing from the subsequent file have been deleted in the Tekla Structures model.

We recommend you to always use the All option. Use the Selected option only in special cases or when you are exporting parts for the first time.

Numbering must be up to date to export

Set this setting to Yes to prevent export when the numbering is not up to date. This prevents the export of unfinished cast units.

Export version number

Select whether IDs, GUIDs or ACNs are used in the export.

Use 2.0 GUID , because IDs will change when reopening the model, resulting in duplicates in export.

The default is ID , but it should only be used when the export is done only once, because of the changing IDs.

Select 2.00 ACN to export elements with ACN.

Output file name

The name and location of the export file created. The default name is eliplan.eli. You can import this file into EliPLAN.

The eliplan.eli file includes, among other things, material information. The accessory code, which is the material description, is in the #Materials section.

The accessory code is based on the material type as follows:

  • For concrete material the default accessory code is same as the material name.

  • For mesh, reinforcing bars, or strands the default accessory code is grade|size.

  • For embedded material the default accessory code is name|size|material.

Data conversion file

With this file you can convert the parametric profile names into the EliPLAN product codes, and the material descriptions into the EliPLAN accessory codes. You need to create the file yourself when necessary.

The default file name is eliplan_export.dat , and this file can be located in any folder.

The data conversion file eliplan_export.dat contains string pairs separated with one or more tabs. The string on the left side is the profile name or Tekla Structures material description and the string on the right side is the corresponding EliPLAN data.

Note that the EliPLAN codes depend on the fabricator, and the codes that are valid for one fabricator are likely to be not valid for other fabricators.

For an example of data conversion file contents, see eliplan_export.dat example.

Filter by part: Element data

Enter a list of classes or to be excluded from or included in the export. This contains the class numbers or names used for concrete parts. Separate the classes or names with a space.

Filter by part: Material quantities

Enter a list of classes or to be excluded from or included in the export. This contains the class numbers or names used for materials. Separate the classes or names with a space.

Filter by part: Secondary concrete

Enter a list of classes or names to be excluded from or included in the export. This contains the class numbers or names used for secondary concrete parts. Separate the classes or names with a space.

Create log file

Select whether a log file is created. Creating a log file is recommended to ensure that the exported file is correct.

The log will notify you about the number of exported cast units and, for example, if:

  • Export failed because numbering not done.

  • Some cast units could not be exported.

  • Some cast units were ignored by filters, or they are CIP.

  • Embeds or cuts to be plotted are completely outside the parts.

  • Some of the material or product type data conversion mapping is not recognized.

Log file name

The name and location of the created log file.

Plotter data tab

Option

Description

Export of cutout data

Select how to export cutout data. The options are:

  • All : Exports all data.

  • Full depth cuts only : Exports data only on the cuts that go through the whole part. Does not export recess data.

  • None : Does not export any cutout data.

It is recommended to use Full depth cuts only , because otherwise small recesses are included in the plotting on both faces.

Overlapping cutouts are combined in the export file.

This setting exists for hollowcore and slab products, and for wall and sandwich wall products.

Export of embed data

Select how to export data of embeds. The options are:

  • Yes : Exports data on embeds.

  • No : Does not export any data on embeds.

This setting exists for hollowcore and slab products, and for wall and sandwich wall products.

Plot cutout/embed as lines

Export cutouts and embeds as lines.

The options are:

  • None

  • Class

  • Name

  • Material

Exclude cut parts by

Use to exclude cut parts from export based on the cut part properties.

The options are:

  • None

  • Class

  • Name

  • Material

This setting is a handy filter for reducing amount of extra cuts in plotting.

Exclude embeds by

Use to exclude embeds from exported plotting data embeds by:

  • None

  • Class

  • Name

  • Material

You can define one or more values for the selected property.

Exclude above z position

Select whether to exclude from exported plotting data embeds or cuts that are above the specified Z position. The Z position is the depth of the element on the pallet, that is how many millimeters the lowest point of the embed is above the pallet surface.

You can define one or more values for the selected property.

The options are:

  • None

  • Embeds

  • Cuts

  • Embeds and cuts

Data content tab

Option

Description

Product code

Select a product code mapping.

Export material data

Select whether to include or exclude the detailed material data (receipt) of parts.

If you have no use for material data in EliPLAN (you have no material handling module in EliPLAN), select No to exclude the data from the file and to reduce the file size.

Note that once you have transferred the file with the material data ( Yes ) you should never switch off ( No ) the export of material data in subsequent exports. If you do this, the receipt is also cleared in the EliPLAN database and all modifications are lost.

Export rebar bending data

Select whether to include or exclude the detailed rebar bending information.

If you do not need this data in EliPLAN, select No to exclude the data from the file and to reduce the file size.

Note that once you have transferred the file with the rebar bending data ( Yes ) you should never switch off ( No ) the export of rebar bending data in subsequent exports.

Export embed Z position

Select whether to include or exclude the Z level of embeds.

Unit for rebar length

Select the unit for the length of reinforcing bars.

No. of digits after decimal point

Select the number of digits after the decimal separator (0 - 3).

The default is 1 digit after the decimal separator.

Tag for lifters

Use to identify lifting loops by their name. Enter the name of the lifting loop.

When lifting loops are identified, the plotter instruction type is changed from WPL to LL.

Prefix for ID

Enter a prefix (letter) to use with the ID number.

Notes

Use UDA or template attribute to add extra information to be viewed at the factory, such as design status, change status or general comment.

Select what type of notes you want to export: UDA, a template attribute or your own text. Then enter the UDA, template attribute, or text.

Position number type

Select whether to export the cast unit position number, assigned control number (ACN), or cast unit position number and ACN.

Remove numbering separator

Select whether a position number separator is used in numbering. The default is No.

Tag special elements

Set this option to Yes to set a special tag for elements that have notch cuts. This option marks hollow-cores with notches with SK denominator (N for uncut slabs).

Net area calculation

Select Exclude all cuts to exclude all cuts or Exclude full depth cuts only to exclude full depth cuts only from the net area calculation, or Gross area to export gross area as net area. The whole assembly is checked.

Weight calculation

Select which weight will be exported.

Decimal mark

Set period (.) or comma (.) as the decimal mark depending on EliPLAN settings.

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