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Attach parts to each other

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

Software version: 
2019

Attach parts to each other

Attach parts to each other

You can attach one or more parts to another part, or detach or explodeto ungroup the objects that are parts of another object or a component

In Tekla Structures, it is possible to explode components, cast units, assemblies, bent plates, parts that have attached parts, and drawing shapes and plugins.

The exploded objects cannot be reverted back to the original group.

the attached parts using the Added material commands.

When you modify the properties of attached parts, note that some of the part properties are taken from 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.

. These properties are not shown in the properties of the attached part. You can inquire the properties of the whole part and the properties of each attached part separately. The attached parts are taken into account when calculating area, volume, and weight:

  • Weight (Gross) compares the weight with fittings and without fittings, and shows the biggest weight result without cuts and with attached parts.

  • Weight (Net) shows the weight with cuts and attached parts based on the geometry volume of the modeled part.

  • Weight shows the net weight.

Limitations

  • Connections must be added to the part to which other parts have been attached. You cannot add connections to an attached part.

  • All reinforcement components may not work correctly with parts that have been attached to each other using the Added material commands. The geometry of the parts is not always kept suitable for adding a component. For example, the reference points of the attached part may be lost and therefore the orientation information needed for adding the reinforcement is not known anymore.

Attach a part to another part

  1. Double-click the view to open the view properties, click the Display... button, and ensure that the Cuts and added material option is selected in the display settings.
  2. On the Edit tab, click Added material > Attach to part .
  3. Select the part to attach to.
  4. Select the part you want to attach.

    You can attach more than one part at a time.

  5. Click the middle mouse button to attach the part.

Detach an attached part

  1. Double-click the view to open the view properties, click the Display... button, and ensure that the Cuts and added material option is selected in the display settings.
  2. On the Edit tab, click Added material > Detach from part .
  3. Select the attached part you want to detach.

    You can detach more than one part from several different parts at a time. Select the parts either by clicking them or by using area selectionmethod of selecting objects that are included in a certain rectangular area of a model

    In addition to the selected area, selection switches and selection filters control which object types are selected.

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  4. Click the middle mouse button to detach the part.

    The detached part keeps the color it had as an attached part.

Explode attached parts

You can explode a part that has attached parts.

  1. Double-click the view to open the view properties, click the Display... button, and ensure that the Cuts and added material option is selected in the display settings.
  2. On the Edit tab, click Added material > Explode part .
  3. Select the part you want to explode.
  4. Click the middle mouse button to explode the part.

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