2020 Table of Contents


Last updated March 10, 2020 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

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Shows the weight of the object.

The calculation formularule stated in a mathematical language

Formula is part of an equation.

depends on the object typedescription of a group of objects that share common characteristics

The objects are grouped based on different characteristics in models and in drawings. Examples of model object types are beams and rebar sets. Examples of drawing object types are parts and marks.


  • For parts with 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 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.

    (on the list of Properties on the Analysis tab), length (LENGTH) and density of material (property weight for profiles 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.

    ). The result is the same as calculating WEIGHT_GROSS.

  • For other profiles with no cross sections defined (typically parametric profiles), shows the net weight calculated using the profile volume and density of material. Fittings, cuts, weld preparations, and part adds affect volume calculation.

  • For parts with surface treatmentbuilding object that represents finishing of a part

    The term surface treatment is used in concrete detailing. For concrete parts surface treatment includes surface mixes, tiles, and flat finishes, such as troweling and sandblasting.

    The term surface finish is used in steel detailing. For steel parts surface finishes include fire-proofing and unpainted areas.

    , shows both the weight of the part and the surface treatment.

  • For reinforcement, shows the weight of one bar in the group. WEIGHT_TOTAL shows the weight of all bars in the group.

  • For assemblies, shows the sum of the part weights for each assembly.

  • For surface treatment, shows the weight of the surface treatment.

  • For bolts, shows the weight of the bolt element in the corresponding content typedetermination of which template attributes can be used in the template object value fields for a template component row

    Content types are mainly based on object types.


    • BOLT: shows the weight of the bolt.

    • NUT: shows the weight of the nut.

    • WASHER: shows the weight of the washer.

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