Create an unpainted area using the No paint area component

Last updated September 10, 2019 by Tekla User Assistance

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Create an unpainted area using the No paint area component

Create an unpainted area using the No paint area component

You can create an unpainted area between bolted steel parts using the No paint area component.

  1. Click the Applications & components button in the side pane to open the Applications & components cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

    For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.


  2. Search for No paint area.
  3. On the General tab:
    1. Click the Load bolt standards button to display the available bolt standards, and select the relevant standards.
    2. Select the clearanceset space between objects

      In bolted connections, clearance is required for entering and tightening the bolts with an impact wrench. In addition to this, there may be a clearance for a fillet.

      In welded connections, clearances are required in order to allow a welder to lay a correct weld.

      Reinforcing bar clearance defines the minimum clearance or the allowed overlap for reinforcing bars when they are checked against other objects.

      location from the Create for list.

      • Define the 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.


      • Define the contact area offset.

    3. In the Allowable gap box, enter the maximum distance that can exist between two plates so that 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.

      can be created.
  4. On the Surfacing attributes tab:
    1. Select one of the following Surfacing attributes.
      • standard surface treatment properties file

      • A custom surface treatment properties file

        You can create your own property files in the Surface treatment properties. The Type has to be Steel finish and the Subtype has to be UP - Unpainted.

      • ...

        Define the custom attributes and the position for the surface treatment.

  5. Click OK.
  6. Select a bolt groupgroup of bolts that forms a connecting building object between an assembly main part and secondary parts

    The number of bolts in a bolt group depends on the bolt group shape and the values of bolt distances.

    in the model.

The unpainted area is created between the bolted parts.

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