2019i Table of Contents


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

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Drawing Properties

Use a general arrangement drawingdrawing that is created from one or more model views and that shows information needed to understand the general arrangement of structural elements on a project

General arrangement drawings show how parts, assemblies, cast units, or pour objects are located in a building.

filter to limit the number of visible objects to determine the parts to be included in the anchor bolt plangeneral arrangement drawing that displays the anchor bolt layout

. First create the base platecomponent object that represents a plate welded to a column base

Base plates are used to distribute the concentrated load of the column over a wider area.

filter, then enter its name as the value for the advanced option. Tekla Structures will show in the anchor bolt plan the base plates defined by the drawing filter.

If this advanced option is set, base 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.

is a part that fulfills the following rules:

  • Part belongs to the same assembly as the column, which is 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.

  • Part passes the drawing filter specified by XS_ANCHOR_BOLT_PLAN_BASEPLATE_FILTER.

If there is more than one part in the column assembly that fulfills the rules, the lowest part is considered to be the base plate.

This advanced option is model specific and the setting is saved in the options databasedatabase file that contains the settings of model-specific general settings and advanced options

There are two options databases, the model options database (options_model.db) and the drawing options database (options_drawings.db).



XS_ANCHOR_BOLT_PLAN_BASEPLATE_FILTER =<the name of the drawing filter for base plates>

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