Part to part fitting (j003)


Software version: 2020

Last updated September 7, 2020 by Construsoft NL ts-support@construsoft.com

Software version: 
2020
Environment: 
Netherlands

Part to part fitting (j003)

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.

Part to part fitting (j003) can be used to fit and\or cut parts (steel, concrete or timber profiles) and connect them.

The fittingadjustment of a part end

\cut can be placed in several ways also like mitre.
Also a gapany space between two objects

The term gap is used in its general sense in Tekla Structures.

between the profiles can be defined and profiles can be connected with e.g. a weld.

Objects created

  • Fitting and\or line cutcut that is defined by a cutting line

Use for

Situation

Description

Mitre

Fitt both profiles

One of the 2 profiles is not cut and continues

Before you start

Create 2 profiles.

Selection order

  1. Select 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.

    .

  2. Select the secondary part(1) part that exists in a building object and that is connected to the main part

    (1) Secondary part can be an assembly secondary part or a cast unit secondary part.

    (2) input part that the user selects after selecting the component main part when creating a component

    (2) A component can have none, one or more component secondary parts.

    .

    The connection is created automatically.

 

Settings tab

In this tab you can define the desired type of connection and the gap.

 

Description

1

Define the size of the gap. In case the field is empty, no gap will be created (0 mm gap).

2 and 3

Two listboxes in order to define the fit type.
In the listbox (field 2) the method of fitting can be defined:

•    Mitre.
•    Part #2 fit to part #1, both parts are fitted.
•    Part #1 fit to part #2, both parts are fitted.
•    Part #2 fit to part #1, do not fit part #1.
•    Part #1 fit to part #2, do not fit part #2.
•    Part #2 fit with overlap on part #1, both parts are fitted.
•    Part #2 fit with overlap on part #1, do not fit part 1.
•    Part #1 fit with overlap on part #2, do not fit part 2. 

After this listbox (field 3) can be used in order to position the fitting.

See the picture below for listboxes (field 2) and the available listboxes (field 3).

4

In complex double skew situations: fitting in web direction or fitting in flange direction.

5 The maximum value for gap opening. For this, you must set the listbox in field 3 to:

The following options are available:

  • Use default. The secondary part will be fitted with a right angle.
  
  • Define gap treshold. If the distance (in the picture 54.62) is less than the entered value (60), the secondary part is right angle fitted. If the distance is greater than the entered value, the secondary part will be fitted to the main part.
  
  
  • Define gap. The entered value is used as the distance to fit the secondary part.
  
6 Define part #1: fitting or line cut.
7 Define part #2: fitting or line cut.
8 Define how to connect the parts.
The available options are:
•           No                     No connection between the parts.
•           Cast unit          The second selected part will be added (cast unit) to the main part.
•           Sub-assembly  The second selected part will be aded as a sub-assembly.
•           By welding       The second selected part will be welded to the main part..

 

Welding tab

Use this tab to define the weld size, weld type and if needed a weld preparationcut that is made on the part edge in order to enable a more complete weld penetration which provides a stronger joint

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Option Description
Size The size of the weld.
If you enter a zero or negative weld size, Tekla Structures creates the weld, but does not display it in drawings.
For compound weld types  and , you can enter two size values.
Type See the list of weld types below.
Angle The angle of weld preparation, bevels, or groove.
Enter a positive value for bevel and groove welds.
Tekla Structures displays the angle between the weld type symbol and the fill type contour symbol.
Contour The fill type contour of a weld can be:
  • None
  • Flush 
  • Convex 
  • Concave 

This setting does not affect solid weld objects.

WeldFinish Tekla Structures displays the finish symbol above the weld type symbol in drawings. The options are:
  • G (Grind)
  • M (Machine)
  • C (Chip)
  •   (Flush finished weld)
  •   (Smooth blended weld face)

This setting does not affect solid weld objects.

Length Defines the length value that is shown in the weld mark.
For intermittent welds, defines the length of an increment.
Does not affect continuous solid weld objects.
Pitch If the advanced option XS_​AISC_​WELD_​MARK is set to TRUE, the center-to-center spacing of weld increments in an intermittent weld.
If the advanced option XS_​AISC_​WELD_​MARK is set to FALSE, the space between the weld increments in an intermittent weld.
Tekla Structures uses the – character by default to separate weld length and pitch, for example 50–100. To change the separator to @, for example, set the advanced option XS_WELD_LENGTH_CC_SEPARATOR_CHAR to @.
Edge/Around Indicates whether only one edge or the entire perimeter of a face should be welded.
  • Edge: 
  • Around: 
Workshop/Site Indicates where the weld should be made. This setting affects assemblies and drawings.
  • Workshop: 
  • Site: 
Root face Root face thickness is the height of the narrowest part inside the root opening.
Root face values do not appear in drawings, but you can use the WELD_ROOT_FACE_THICKNESS template attribute in reports to show the root face dimension in the weld list.
Stitch Defines whether a stitch should be created or not.
WeldText Additional information to appear in the weld mark. For example, information about the weld specification or process.
Eff. throat The weld size used in weld strength calculation.
Root open The space between the welded parts.
Enter a positive value for square-groove welds.
Connect part assembly Define whether the parts are welded or added as a sub-assembly.
Placement For this option you have to set the option Connect parts on tab Settings to By welding.

Defines how the weld is placed in relation to the assembly parts. The options are:

  • Auto. The weld placement adapts to the typical situation of the weld type. Square-, V-, and U-groove welds are located in the middle of the main and secondary parts. Single-bevel and J-groove welds are located on the secondary part side. This is the default option.
  • Main part. The weld is located fully on the main part side. Does not affect V- or U-groove welds.
  • Secondary part. The weld is located fully on the secondary part side. Does not affect V- or U-groove welds.
Preparation Defines which assembly parts, if any, are automatically prepared for welding. The options are:
  • None. Parts are not prepared for welding. This is the default option.
  • Auto. Parts are prepared for welding according to the weld type.
  • Main part. The main part is prepared for welding.
  • Secondary part. The secondary part is prepared for welding.

 

About tab

Information about the date of the tool.

 

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