Updates in tools for concrete fabrication

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

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Updates in tools for concrete fabrication

Updates in tools for concrete fabrication

Export Unitechnik (79) , Export EliPlan file , and Export BVBS contain several improvements.

Export Unitechnik (79)

Export Unitechnik (79) has been improved in the following ways:

  • The settings Name of order and Drawing number on the HEADER block data specification tab and Slab number on the SLABDATE block data specification tab now have a new option File name sections. Select this option and specify a string consisting of numbers referring to the 6 sections of the exported file name mask that are specified on the Main tab. You can type numbers 1 to 6, and delimiters , . _ and - in the free input field to export any combination of strings used in the file name, in any order. For example, 1-2-3, or 2_5_6. Use this option to ensure that both the strings in the file name and within the file content match the expected project and drawing numbers for successful file import.

  • When using file name block options it is now possible to specify input text without delimiters.

  • Main tab:

    • It is now possible to use a selection filterfilter used for defining which object types can be selected

      Selection filter chooses model objects or objects in drawings according to object properties.

      Selection filters can be standard or user-defined.

      For example, selection filters can be used to select parts for drawings or analysis.

      to select the parts for export with the new Export using filter setting. You can use the selection filter for including or excluding the parts from the export.

  • SLABDATE block data specification tab:

    • It is now possible to export the unloading type using the new Unloading type setting. Also, it is possible to set Unloading type and Transport type on the Unitechnik tab for precast concrete parts, which overrides the export dialog box setting.

    • It is now possible to specify a user-defined concrete volume template property for export using the Concrete volume setting.
    • There is a new option for the Export project coordinates setting. Use the new Yes, special variant A option to export Unitechnik files that are compatible with the IDAT stacker software. The new option is only available for the 5.2b version of Unitechnik.

  • Pallet tab:

    • A Profile centerline to pallet centerline option has been added for the Align in Y axis. With the Profile centerline to pallet centerline option, you can automatically align hollow-core slabs to the center of the pallet in Y direction.

  • Validation tab:

    • A new option Exclude all has been added for the setting Export others to exclude the whole meshreinforcement that represents a mesh of steel bars in two perpendicular directions

      In Tekla Structures, the reinforcement mesh bars in one direction are called main bars and reinforcement mesh bars perpendicular to them are called crossing bars.

      from the export when it fails the validation. The option No has been renamed to Remove invalid mesh wires , and now this option only excludes invalid mesh wires and not the whole mesh when some of the mesh wires fail the validation.

  • TS configuration tab:

    • New settings have been added on the TS configuration tab. The Rotate geometry setting applies the rotation angle calculated with the settings Extra rotation and Auto-rotate on pallet. The With SLABDATE rotation angle setting rotates the element and exports the rotation angle as a value in the respective SLABDATE field.

    • The Extend contour and add formwork option has been improved in situations where the contour needs to be extended into the -X or -Y direction.

For more information, see Unitechnik.

Export EliPlan file

Export EliPlan file has been improved in the following ways:

  • It is now possible to specify a selection filter using the setting Export using filter on the Parameters tab. The parts are selected on the basis of the specified selection filter.

  • Plotter data export has been improved.

For more information, see EliPLAN.

BVBS Export

BVBS Export has been improved in the following ways:

  • The BVBS export now reports the diameter value as the nominal rebar diameter regardless of the XS_USE_ONLY_NOMINAL_REBAR_DIAMETER setting, according to the specification.

  • The Partner and Developer configurations were added to the list of allowed configurations.

  • Parameters tab:

    • You can now use multiple assembly template properties in the file name. Type the template properties in the File naming template box and separate them with spaces. The combination will be separated by underscores in the exported file name.

    • The Drawing name source setting has a new option Assembly template , and the Template option has been renamed to Reinforcement template.

  • Checking tab:

    • Check cutting length has been renamed to Check reinforcement , and new checking options have been added:

      - Reinforcement diameters (separated with spaces)

      - Minimum leg length for straight sections between the bends

      - Maximum weight of individual bars

  • Advanced tab:

    • Click the Edit or New button under Private data block. The list of property data types has been updated, and the following options are now available:

      - Reinforcement report property Integer, Float or Text

      - User-defined attributeobject property created by the user in order to widen the range of predefined object properties

      User-defined attributes are used when the predefined object properties are not sufficient but more properties are needed. For example, comment, locked, and erection status are user-defined attributes.

      Integer, Float or Text

      - Open API object propertysingle characteristic associated with an object type

      For example, profile and material are object properties.

      - Assembly report property Integer, Float or Text

    • You can now move up, move down, edit and remove private data block export items.

    • BVBS Export now contains new options for rounding rebar lengths for 2D bent bars. Mesh and 3D rebars are not affected.

      To round the lengths, first select an option for the Round setting. The options are:

      YesUp - Uses the nearest rounding value.

      Up - Rounds the lengths up.

      Down - Rounds the lengths down.

      The new option Round lengths to rounds the total rebar lengths in the corresponding BVBS field in the header block, and the available values are 1, 5, 10, and 25.

      The new option Round leg lengths to rounds the leg lengths in the geometry block, and the available values are 1, 5, and 10. 1 is the default value for both options.

For more information, see BVBS.

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