Thermal Break Ltd (TekTherm™)

Last updated November 11, 2020 by Trimble Solutions UK tekla.support.uk@trimble.com

Software version: 
2020
Environment: 
Not environment-specific

Thermal Break Ltd (TekTherm™)

An Extension for Tekla Structures that creates a Thermal Break Limited (TekTherm™) connection / 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.

. The component automatically takes the plate dimensions and holes of the plate it is fixing to. TekTherm™ structural thermal breaks are hign performance thermal insolators and can be supplied as cut pads, strips or in any other shape within the parameters of the material.
 

Before and after

Tekla Structures model before adding Thermal Break Ltd (TekTherm™) Tekla Structures model after adding Thermal Break Ltd (TekTherm™)
 

Notes

 

  • It is important to realise that any modification of the parts to which this macrosaved series of actions that includes instructions for a program

    Macros are located in the applications and components catalog. They are recorded or created manually and stored as .cs file in a folder defined with the advanced option XS_MACRO_DIRECTORY.

    Macros can, for example, be used for creating drawings or reports.

    Macros are sometimes used to run an application.

    applies is likely to cause incorrect results in the model. This is because the items created by a macro are not redefined when changes are made to the previously selected members. If it is necessary to change any of the members upon which the macro is dependent then first delete all the parts created by the macro, make the required changes and finally re-apply the macro..

Installing the plugin

  1. Download and install the Thermal Break Limited plugincomponent that is developed using Tekla Open API

    Plugin is a .dll file and loaded inside Tekla Structures process.

    Plugins can be started from the applications and components catalog.

    installer package from Tekla Warehouse. For more information see Downloading an application from Tekla Warehouse.

 

 

How to use

Watch as we demonstrate the Thermal Break Limited (TekTherm™) plugin for Tekla Structures. 

 

Properties

Use the Thermal Break Limited Properties panel to control how the connecting plates are defined within Tekla Structures.

Tekla Structures properties for Thermal Break Ltd (TekTherm™)
 

Option Description Default Other
Thermal Break Type
(AK200, AK300HT, AK-FR (A1 Fire Rated))
This specifies the type of thermal break to be used for the connection. TekTherm™ AK200 is a medium-strength, low thermal conductivity structural thermal break material. TekTherm™ AK300HT is a high-strength, low thermal conductivity structural thermal break material. TekTherm™ AK-FR (A1 Fire Rated) is a high-performance A1 fire-rated structural thermal break material.  The default is set to AK200.  
Material This is the material grade that will be used for the plates. The grade is dependant upon the Thermal Break Type selected. The default is set to AK200.  
Thickness
(Multiple choices)
This sets the thickness of the plate to be used. The default setting is 6.  
Left or Right
(Left, Right)
This specifies the side of the plate the thermal component is added to. The default is set to Left.  
Class This sets the class that all parts will be included in. The default setting is 99.  
Part Prefix / Start Number The part position number consists of a prefix and a start number.
1. Prefix
2. Start number
The part position number defined in the connection dialog box overrides the settings defined in the components settings in File menu --> Settings --> Options.   
Assembly Prefix / Start Number The assembly position number consists of a prefix and a start number.
1. Prefix
2. Start number
The part position number defined in the connection dialog box overrides the settings defined in the components settings in File menu --> Settings --> Options.   

 

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