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Customize the material catalog

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

Software version: 
2019

Customize the material catalog

Customize the material catalog

The material catalogcatalog that displays material grades and information on them

By default, the material catalog contains standard, environment-specific materials. The user can add, modify, and delete material grades.

contains information on material types and grades. In the material cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

, materials are displayed in a hierarchical tree grouped according to their types. Each material type has material grades listed under them.

The following material types are available in Tekla Structures :
  • Steel

  • Concrete

  • Reinforcing barreinforcement that represents a steel bar used to reinforce a concrete structure

    The steel bars are usually ribbed and they are used to increase the tensile strength of concrete.

  • Timber

  • Miscellaneous

By default, the material catalog contains standard, environment-specific materials. You can add, modify, and delete material grades.

Tekla Structures stores the material information in the matdb.bin file.

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