Use welds to create assemblies

Last updated September 10, 2019 by Tekla User Assistance

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Use welds to create assemblies

Use welds to create assemblies

Tekla Structures forms assemblies based on where the weld should be made. You can create workshop welds and site welds.

The order in which you select parts when creating the connection determines the main and secondary parts of the assembly or the assembly hierarchyarrangement of assemblies that describes the manufacture and erecting of the actual assembly to be built

. The first part you select becomes 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.

of the assembly. Tekla Structures dimensions secondary parts relative to the main part in assembly drawings. The largest main part in the weld becomes the main part of the assembly.

When you connect assemblies, the first part you select determines the assembly to which you weld sub-assemblies.

To control how Tekla Structures creates assemblies, use the Connect as and Workshop/Site lists in the Weld properties.

Connect as



As sub-assembly

Workshop : or Site :

Nested assembly with the assembly you are welding as a sub-assembly.

The first part you pick determines the assembly to which you are welding.

As secondary part

Workshop :

Basic assembly with the part you are welding as a secondary part.

The first part you pick usually becomes the main part in the assembly.

As secondary part

Site :

No assembly created.

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