Use this advanced option to set the flat bar prefix for output, reports, and marks. If Tekla Structures finds a matching flat bar in the fltprops.inp file, the plate(1) part that represents a flat structure
(1) In some contexts, for example in analysis, the term plate object may be used to refer to plates.
(2) plate that represents a steel structure
(2) Plate is mainly used as a connection piece or as a floor plate.
name will consist of the prefix you enter here, followed by the thickness X width, for example FLAT5X100. The default value is FLAT.
By default PL and PLT profiles get the prefix FL or FLT if a matching plate is found in the fltprops.inp.
This advanced option is role specific. When the type SYSTEM(ROLE) is in use, the default value is used. When the type MODEL(ROLE) or DRAWING(ROLE) is in use, you can change the value, which is then the same for all users in the current modelmodel that is active in Tekla Structures
The current model can be a single-user model, a shared model or a working model.
In Imperial version, if XS_FLAT_PREFIX is not included in profitab.inp as similar profile as PL (valid parametric profilepredefined profile whose cross section dimensions the user can change by using parametric variables
name), the profile is shown with metric units.