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Create a steel column

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

Software version: 
2019

Create a steel column

Create a steel column

  1. On the Steel tab, click Column .
  2. Pick a point.

    Tekla Structures creates the column using the Steel column properties in the property panecontrol element in Tekla Structures user interface in the form of a side pane window

    The property pane can be used to show and modify the properties of model objects.

    , and at the level defined in the properties.

Alternatively, you can start the command in the property pane.

  1. Ensure that you have nothing selected in the model.
  2. In the property pane, click the Object type list button and select Steel column from the list.

    Tekla Structures starts the command and shows the properties in the property pane.

Modify steel column properties

  1. If the property pane is not open, double-click the column to open the Steel column properties.
  2. Change the properties as needed.
  3. Click Modify to apply the changes.

    Tekla Structures uses the new properties the next time you create an object of this type.

Steel column properties

Use the Steel column properties in the property pane to view and modify the properties of a steel column. To open the properties, double-click the steel column. The file name extension of a steel column property filefile that contains properties or settings in the property pane or a dialog box

Property files are saved in the current model folder. The user can copy property files to the project or firm folders for future use.

User-defined attributes can be stored as a property file.

is *.clm.

If you have customized the property pane layout, the list of properties may be different.

Setting

Description

General

Name

User-definable name of the column.

Tekla Structures uses part names in reports and in Document manager , and to identify parts of the same type.

Profile

Profile of the column.

Material

Material of the column.

Finish

Type of finish.

Finish is user definable. It describes how the part surface has been treated, e.g. with anti-corrosive paint, hot galvanized, fire retardant coating, etc.

Class

Use to group columns.

For example, you can display parts of different classes in different colors.

Numbering series

Part numbering

Part prefix and start number for the part position number.

Assembly numbering

Assembly prefix and start number for the assembly position number.

Position

Vertical

Vertical position of the column, relative to column's reference point.

Rotation

Rotation of the column around its axis on the work plane.

Horizontal

Horizontal position of the column, relative to column's reference point.

Top

Position of the second end of the column in the global z direction.

Bottom

Position of the first end of the column in the global z direction.

Deforming

Warping

Use to warp columns using deformation angles.

Cambering

Use to pre-camber the column.

Shortening

Use to shorten the column in the model. The true length of the column is decreased in the drawing.

Custom properties

More

Click the More button to open the user-defined attributes (UDAs) of the part. UDAs provide additional information about the part.

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