2019i Table of Contents


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

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Shows the gross weight, which is the total weight of material needed to fabricate the part. The calculation formularule stated in a mathematical language

Formula is part of an equation.

depends on the part:

  • If the part has cross-sections defined in the profile catalogcatalog that displays profiles and information on the profiles

    In addition to the available profiles in the respective Tekla Structures environment, the user can add fixed or parametric user-defined profiles to the profile catalog. It is also possible to import profiles to the profile catalog.

    , the weight is calculated from part length ( LENGTH ), the cross sectiongeometrical form of a part sectioned perpendicular to its axis

    area in the profile cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

    For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

    , and the density of material.

  • If the part is a folded or contour platepart whose outline form the user defines by picking three or more points

    The user can define the shape of the contour plate parallel to the work plane. The profile in use defines the thickness. The corners of the contour plate can be chamfered.

    without a cross section area, the weight is calculated from plate(1) part that represents a flat structure

    (1) In some contexts, for example in analysis, the term plate object may be used to refer to plates.

    (2) plate that represents a steel structure

    (2) Plate is mainly used as a connection piece or as a floor plate.

    overall height, overall length and density of material (property weight for plates in the material catalogcatalog that displays material grades and information on them

    By default, the material catalog contains standard, environment-specific materials. The user can add, modify, and delete material grades.


  • For other profiles without cross sections (typically parametric profiles), the gross weight is calculated the same way as the WEIGHT_NET , but cuts are not taken into account and the plate density value is used instead of profile density.

  • For assemblies, shows the combined gross weight of parts included in an assembly. For bolts it shows the bolt weight.

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