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Electric box in wall (84)

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

Software version: 
2019i

Electric box in wall (84)

Electric box in wall (84)

Electric box in wall (84) creates electric boxes in walls.

Objects created

  • Electric boxes

  • Tubes

Use for

Situation

Description

Electric box in a wall with top connection.

Electric box in a wall with bottom connection.

Electric box in a wall with top and bottom connections.

Selection order

  1. Select a concrete panel.

  2. Pick a position for the electric box.

  3. Pick a position for the top connection.

  4. Pick a position for the bottom connection.

    The electric box and connections are created automatically.

Part identification key

 

Part

Electric box

Panel

Picture tab

Use the Picture tab to control the shape, number and position of the tubes and the position of the electric boxes.

Tube direction

Option

Description

Select the tube shape in the up direction.

Select the tube shape in the down direction.

Select the tube direction in relation to the start point (yellow) and end point (magenta) of the wall.

Select the number of tubes in the up direction.

Select the number of tubes in the down direction.

Tubes to concrete / Electric parts to concrete

Select how the tubes and the electric parts are connected to the concrete part.

Option

Description

As subassembly

Add as a subassembly to the concrete part.

By cast unit

Add to the concrete part.

Welds

Weld to the concrete part.

Not

Do not connect to the concrete part.

Tube and electric box positions

Option

Description

Select the position of the up connection in the concrete part.

Select the position of the electric box in the concrete part.

Select the position of the down connection in the concrete part.

Parts tab

Use the Parts tab to control the tube properties at the top and bottom of the concrete part and the position of the tube reference points.

Tube top / Tube bottom

Option

Description

Default

t , b , h

Define the tube thickness, width and height.

D19

Pos_No

Define a prefix and a start number for the part position number.

ET 1

Material

Define the material grade.

PVC

Name

Define a name for the tube.

E-tube

Class

Define the part class number for the tube.

2

Comment

Add a comment for the tube.

1st reference point

Define a reference pointpoint that Tekla Structures creates when the user creates a model object, the point being visualized as a handle

The reference points follow the model object if it is moved. They are only deleted if the related model object is deleted.

Reference points can be selected as snap points in a snap switch.

for the tube. The reference point determines the position of the part markmark that includes a set of selected property elements related to a part

Part marks are made use of, for example, when identifying constructions, when giving information about welding, when giving information about assemblies to a workshop, when giving information about how parts should be connected to each other, and when creating bills of quantities.

In the US, the term piece mark is used to refer to position number.

in a drawing.

Option

Description

Example

At top

Start point is positioned at the top of the tube.

At bottom

Start point is positioned at the bottom of the tube.

At longest segment

Start point is positioned at the longest segment of the tube.

At smallest segment

Start point is positioned at the smallest segment of the tube.

Electric box tab

Use the Electric box tab to control the shape, number and dimensions of the electric boxes and to define a possible connection 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.

( Tube a ).

Electric box / Tube a

Option

Description

Default

t , b , h

Electric box and the connection piece ( Tube a ) thickness, width and height.

D19

Pos_No

Prefix and a start number for the part position number.

ET 1

Material

Material grade.

PVC

Name

Name for the electric box and the connection piece.

E-tube

Class

Part class number for the electric box and the connection piece.

2

Comment

Add a comment for the electric box and the connection piece.

Rotation

Control the rotation of the electric box and the connection piece.

Option

Example

Front

Top

Back

Below

Electric box shape

Option

Description

Profiles / Custom part

Example custom part:

You can use a profile from the profile catalog or select a custom component from the Applications & components catalog.

If you use a custom component, browse for the component and use the list of options to position the custom component.

Select the shape of the electric box and define the dimensions for the electric box.

Select an extra shape for creating several different types of electric boxes.

This shape is visible in drawings and it indicates the front and back side of the electric box.

Number =

Number of electric boxes in horizontal or vertical direction.

1

Select the top connection pieces for the electric box.

2

Select the left side connection pieces for the electric box.

3

Select the right side connection pieces for the electric box.

4

Select the bottom connection pieces for the electric box.

Dimensions of the connection pieces.

Positions of the connection pieces.

Options to add the electric box to the part.

  • Create electric box

  • Create electric box + cut electric box

  • Create electric box + cut bounding box

Top conn / Bottom conn tab

Use the Top conn and Bottom conn tabs to control the shape and dimensions of the top and bottom connection boxes, and to define a possible connection piece ( Tube a ).

Top box / Bottom box / Tube a

Option

Description

t , b , h

Top and bottom connection box and the connection piece ( Tube a ) thickness, width and height.

Pos_No

Prefix and a start number for the part position number.

Material

Material grade.

Name

Name for the connection box and the connection piece.

Class

Part class number for the connection box and the connection piece.

Comment

Add a comment for the connection box and the connection piece.

Rotation

Control the rotation of the connection piece ( Tube a ).

Connection box shape

Top conn

Bottom conn

Description

Profiles / Custom part

You can use a profile from the profile catalog or select a custom component from the Applications & components catalog.

If you use a custom component, browse for the component and use the list of options to position the custom component.

Select the shape of the connection box and define the dimensions for the box.

Dimensions of the connection box.

Position of the connection piece.

Options to add the connection box to the part.

  • Create connection box

  • Create connection box + cut connection box

  • Create connection box + cut bounding box

Select the connection pieces for the connection box.

Select the number of connection boxes.

Connect

Define how to the connection box is connected.

UDA tab

Use the UDA tab to add information in the parts’ user-defined attributes (UDAs).

Option

Description

Part

Select to which part the related information can be saved:

Nothing

Tube top

Tube bottom

Tubes

Electric box

Top connection

Bottom connection

All

UDA name

Enter the name of the user-defined attribute.

For example, to add a comment UDA, open the objects.inp file in a text editor and search for comment. The following attribute is shown:

attribute("comment", "j_comment", string, "%s", no, none, "0.0", "0.0")

The first text between the quotation marks is the UDA name, comment. The entered name is case sensitive.

UDA name:

  • comment

  • fabricator

  • art_number

  • type

UDA:

  • Comment

  • Fabricator name

  • Article number

  • Type

Type

Type of the user-defined attribute.

Use String for text, Integer for numbers, Float for numbers with decimals and Option for selecting an item in a list. You can find the UDA type in the objects.inp file

Value

Enter the value that is saved to the user-defined attribute.

Example

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