EliPLAN user-defined attributes
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.
The product type affects how ELiPLAN considers the part dimensions length, length2, deltaL, width, height, and thickness.
To set the product type, select a suitable product type option from the list. Normally you should be able to use the default Auto , but in some cases you may need to override the default.
If needed, you can override the product type value set in the dialog box in the following way:
You can enter a value for the user-defined attributeobject property created by the user in order to widen the range of predefined object properties
User-defined attributes are used when the predefined object properties are not sufficient but more properties are needed. For example, comment, locked, and erection status are user-defined attributes.
EP_TYPE in the objects.inp file.
You can enter a value for the user attribute EP_TYPE in the Profile Catalog.
In the Profile Catalog the attribute value is given as a number. The values are as follows:
Slabplate that represents a concrete structure
In Tekla Structures, a slab is created by picking three or more points.
Slab may be part of a floor, for example.
Beam = 2
Column = 3
Wallplate that represents a structure such as a wall or roof panel
In Tekla Structures, a panel is created by picking two or more points.
In cast-in-place concrete the term wall refers to a concept similar to panel.
Sandwich wall = 5
Stair = 6
You have alternative ways to give the product code. The ELiPLAN export tries to define the product code in the following order:
You can enter a value for the product code in the ELiPLAN user-defined attributes dialog box.
You can enter a value for the user-defined attribute EP_CODE of the cast unit main partmain part that exists in a cast unit
The cast unit main part in a concrete cast unit is, by default, the part with the largest volume of concrete.
The user can change the cast unit main part.
in the objects.inp file.
You can enter a value for user attribute EP_CODE in the Profile Catalog.
You can use the data conversion file to convert parametric profilepredefined profile whose cross section dimensions the user can change by using parametric variables
names to a product code.
The main part(1) part that exists in a building object and that determines the position number for the assembly or cast unit and the direction of assembly or cast unit drawings
(1) Main part can be an assembly main part or a cast unit main part.
(2) input part that the user selects first when creating a component
(2) Connections and details always have a component main part.
name is exported as the main part name if none of the previous methods succeeded.
Precast parts are erected in a certain sequence. Use the sequence to help the scheduling of the production in ELiPLAN. You can give the estimated erection sequence by giving the sequence numberincremental number of an individual part that belongs to a sequence of parts
Ready for production
Set this option to Yes when the designer or detailer has finished the part and the part is ready for production. The default is No , which means that the data is transferred to ELiPLAN for preliminary planning only, and the part is not sent for production until the attribute is set to Yes and a new file is transferred to ELiPLAN.
Eliplan status data
The Eliplan status data is meant to be read-only information and used to visualize the data in a Tekla Structures model.
Set up your UDAs in the model or profile catalog for mapping object types, profiles and materials
For more information on how to set up your UDAs in the model or profile catalogcatalog that displays profiles and information on the profiles
In addition to the available profiles in the respective Tekla Structures environment, the user can add fixed or parametric user-defined profiles to the profile catalog. It is also possible to import profiles to the profile catalog.
for mapping object types, profiles and materials to suit the EliPLAN export, see EliPLAN/ELiPOS export guide.