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Add surface treatment to parts

Last updated September 10, 2019 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

Software version: 
2019i

Add surface treatment to parts

Add surface treatment to parts

Use the surface treatmentbuilding object that represents finishing of a part

The term surface treatment is used in concrete detailing. For concrete parts surface treatment includes surface mixes, tiles, and flat finishes, such as troweling and sandblasting.

The term surface finish is used in steel detailing. For steel parts surface finishes include fire-proofing and unpainted areas.

tools to add surface treatment to parts. Surface treatment for concrete parts include flat finishes, surface mixes, and tiles. Surface treatment for steel parts include fire-proofing and unpainted areas, for example.

When you modify the shape or size of a part, Tekla Structures automatically modifies the surface treatment to fit the part.

When you create overlapping surface treatments, the smaller surface treatment overrides the larger one. The overlapping area is recognized in reports: only the topmost (visible) surface treatment is calculated.

Add surface treatment to an entire part face

  1. On the Edit tab, click Surfaces > Surface treatment to part face .
  2. Pick the origin of the surface treatment.
  3. Pick a point to indicate the direction of the surface treatment.
  4. Select the part to apply the surface treatment to.
    1. Move the mouse cursor over a part. Tekla Structures highlights the faces that you can select.
    2. Select the part face.

Add surface treatment to a selected area on a part face

  1. On the Edit tab, click Surfaces > Surface treatment to selected area .
  2. Pick the origin of the surface treatment.
  3. Pick a point to indicate the direction of the surface treatment.
  4. Select an area of the part face to apply the surface treatment to.
    1. Move the mouse pointer over a part. Tekla Structures highlights the faces that you can select.
    2. Select the part face.
    3. Pick three or more points on the part face to define a polygonal area.

Add surface treatment to all faces of a part

  1. On the Edit tab, click Surfaces > Surface treatment to all faces of part .
  2. Select the part to apply the surface treatment to.

Add surface treatment to cut faces

  1. On the Edit tab, click Surfaces and then either Surface treatment to part face or Surface treatment to selected area.
  2. Pick the origin of the surface treatment.
  3. Pick the direction.
  4. Select the cut face to apply the surface treatment to:

  5. If you are using the Surface treatment to selected area command, pick the points to define the area of the surface treatment.

Surface treatment on chamfered parts

Take these things into account when adding surface treatment to chamfered parts:

  • Surface treatment does not work on sketched profiles with chamfers.

  • Add surface treatment before chamfering the part. If surface treatment is applied to a chamfered part, the surface treatment chamfer cannot be modified later on.

  • The chamfers for 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.

    and surface treatment are separate. Modifying the main part chamfer does not affect the surface treatment chamfer.

  • The orientation of unsymmetrical chamfers depends on the face where it was created (such as top, bottom, left, or right). To change the orientation of an unsymmetrical chamfer, you must swap the chamfer's x and y values.

Surface treatment on parts with openings and recesses

To force Tekla Structures to consider openings and recesses in parts when adding surface treatment, set the Cut by father part cuts to Yes in the Surface treatment properties.

(1) The green surface treatment has the Cut by father part cuts set to Yes.

(2) The tiled surface treatment is not cut by the cut in the part: Cut by father part cuts is set to No.

Note:

If you use the Surface treatment to all faces of part command and set the Cut by father part cuts to Yes , Tekla Structures automatically adds surface treatment also to the cut faces.

Modify surface treatment properties

  1. If 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.

    is not open, double-click the surface treatment to open the Surface treatment properties.
  2. Change the properties as needed.
  3. Click Modify.

Note that if you modify the Pattern properties, you need to first click Modify in the property pane and then redraw the view to make the changes visible.

Surface treatment properties

Use the Surface treatment properties in the property pane to view and modify the properties of a surface treatment. To open the properties, double-click the surface treatment. The file name extension of a surface treatment 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 *.srf.

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

Setting

Description

General

Name

User-definable name of the surface treatment.

Type

Select the type of surface treatment.

Subtype

Select the subtype of a specific surface treatment.

Material

Depending on the type of the surface treatment, select the material of the surface treatment.

Color

Depending on the type of the surface treatment, set the color of the surface treatment.

Thickness

Depending on the type of the surface treatment, enter the thickness of the surface treatment.

Cut by father part cuts

To force Tekla Structures to consider openings and recesses in parts when adding surface treatment, set this to Yes.

Position

In depth

Select the location of the surface treatment, and set the Depth offset value.

Pattern (for tiled surface treatment)

Pattern

If you have set Tile surface as the Type of the surface treatment, select the pattern of the tiled surface treatment.

Tile width

Tile height

Define the tile width and height.

Mortar height

Mortar width

Define the mortar height and width.

Tile color

Mortar color

If needed, use the color picker to pick the tile and the mortar color.

Custom properties

More

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

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