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Create holes

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

Software version: 
2019

Create holes

Create holes

Tekla Structures uses the same command for creating bolts, studs and holes. Before creating holes, you need to change some of the properties in the Bolt properties. If you want to create only holes, do not use any bolt elements (such as bolts, washers, and nuts).

You can create the following types of holes:

  • Round

  • Oversized

  • Slotted

  • Tapped

Create round holes

You can create a group of round holes, or a single round holesmall hollow open throughout a part or assembly that is usually used for fastening parts with bolts or other such objects

Hole is created in the same way as bolts and hole properties are defined in the bolt properties.

. Tekla Structures calculates the diameter of a round hole as the sum of Size and Tolerance.

  1. On the Steel tab, hold down Shift and clickBolt to open the Bolt properties.
  2. If you do not want to create any bolts, clear all the Assembly check boxes.

  3. If needed, modify the hole properties.
  4. Create the holes the same way you would create a bolt group :
    1. Select 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.

      , to which the secondary parts will be bolted.
    2. Select the secondary parts.
    3. Click the middle mouse button to finish selecting parts.
    4. Pick a point to indicate the hole group origin.
    5. Pick a second point to indicate the direction of the hole group x axis.

Create oversized holes

You can create a group of oversized holes.

  1. On the Steel tab, hold down Shift and clickBolt to open the Bolt properties.
  2. Next to Parts with slotted holes , indicate which plies of the connection get oversized holes by selecting the desired Special hole check boxes.

    For example:

  3. If you do not want to create any bolts, clear all the Assembly check boxes.

  4. In the Special hole type list, select Oversized.
  5. In the Oversized box, enter the allowance for the oversized hole.

    You can also use a negative value to create smaller (tapped) holes.

  6. Create the holes the same way you would create a bolt group :
    1. Select the main part, to which the secondary parts will be bolted.
    2. Select the secondary parts.
    3. Click the middle mouse button to finish selecting parts.
    4. Pick a point to indicate the hole group origin.
    5. Pick a second point to indicate the direction of the hole group x axis.

Create slotted holes

You can create a group of slotted holes.

  1. On the Steel tab, hold down Shift and clickBolt to open the Bolt properties.
  2. Next to Parts with slotted holes , indicate which parts should be slotted by selecting the desired Special hole check boxes.

    Tekla Structures counts the pieces of steel from the head of the bolt down. For example, if you select the second check box from the head of the bolt, Tekla Structures slots the second piecebuilding object that is a basic element of a model and that can be modeled and detailed further

    The main concrete parts are: column, beam, polybeam, spiral beam, panel, slab, pad footing, strip footing, and item.

    The main steel parts are: column, beam, polybeam, curved beam, twin profile, orthogonal beam, spiral beam, contour plate, bent plate, and item.

    The term piece is sometimes used to refer to part.

    of steel from the head of the bolt.

  3. If you do not want to create any bolts, clear all the Assembly check boxes.

  4. In the Special hole type list, select Slotted.
  5. Enter the allowance for the slotted hole in the x and y directions of the hole group using the Slotted hole X or Slotted hole Y boxes.

    (1) Tolerance

    (2) Slotted hole X or Y

    (3) Bolt size

  6. If you want to rotate alternate holes by 90 degrees, select Even or Odd in the Rotate Slots list.

    (1) Crossing slotted holes to odd or even parts

    (2) Parallel slotted holes

  7. Create the holes the same way you would create a bolt group :
    1. Select the main part, to which the secondary parts will be bolted.
    2. Select the secondary parts.
    3. Click the middle mouse button to finish selecting parts.
    4. Pick a point to indicate the hole group origin.
    5. Pick a second point to indicate the direction of the hole group x axis.

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