Main Panel


Software version: 2020 - 21.1

Last updated February 10, 2020 by Steel Extensions tekla.extensions-steel@trimble.com

Environment: 
Not environment-specific

Main Panel


Purpose and description

Using this component the user can easily input a metal framing panel into the model using 2 points to define the length of the panel

System requirements

Tekla Structures

Using the Main Panel component

To use the component:

  1. From the Component Catalogcatalog that contains all system components and custom components, and the macros and applications

    select the Main_Panel Component

 
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  1. Select the 1st point in the model

 

  1. Select the 2nd point in  the model

 

  1. Pick points, positions…


Main Panel settings

Parameters.

  

Property Description
   Option to add the Prefix and Start No of the assembly.
   Option to specify the height of the panel or the start height for variable height panels
    Option to select the panel type:

 - Constant height panel (A)
 - Variable height panel (B)

   

Option to create or not the stud web holes:

 - No web holes on the studs (A)
 - Creates web holes on the studs (B)

   Option to specify the end height for Variable height panel. This box is enabled only for Variable height panel selection from the panel type option list (3B item).
   Option to create or not the first stud
   Option to create or not the last stud
   Option to specify the distance from the first stud to the next one
   Option to specify the studs spacing
   Option to specify the general properties for the studs and tracks
   Option to specify the finish for all panel parts
   Option to offset the first stud from the start insertion point of the panel
   Option to offset the last stud from the end insertion point of the panel

Studbolt element that represents a metal rod or pin that is used to transfer loads

Studs and other bolt elements are listed in the bolt catalog.

A stud can be secured with two or more nuts and have threading at both ends, or it can be welded to steel parts, for example.

A stud is part of the bolt assembly.

Connections.

  Property  Description
            Option to specify a connection for the top & bottom of the studs.
   Option to specify a gap between the top of the stud and the top track (only used if no connection is specified)
   Option to specify a gap between the bottom of the stud and the bottom track (only used if no connection is specified)

Only for version 3.1 and 3.2
- support for .Net connections (plugins) has been added

Limitations:
-.NET connections (plugins) can be changed directly only using .NET connections
- custom componentcomponent that the user creates and uses for creating model objects whose composition the user can modify as a group

connections can be changed directly only using custom component connections

How to change connections if they have different types:
- open the user interface, on Stud connection tab, delete the connections (simply delete the connection names from the text boxes)
- push Modify button
- the existing connections are deleted in the model
- select the new connections
- push Modify button
- the new connection is inserted in the model

Cladding Type.

Property Description
   Option to specify if the cladding is full depth or not, if full depth the cladding uses the panel height value, if not full depth then the cladding uses the specified value (Option 9)
   Option to create cladding layer 1 (layer 3 and lead liner are not created if this option is "No")
   Option to create cladding layer 3 (if create layer 1 is set to "No" then layer 3 is automatically not created)
   Option to create lead liner (if create layer 1 is set to "No" then the lead liner is automatically not created)
   Option to create cladding layer 2 (layer 4 and lead liner are not created if this option is "No")
   Option to create cladding layer 4 (if create layer 2 is set to "No" then layer 4 is automatically not created)
   Option to create lead liner (if create layer 2 is set to "No" then the lead liner is automatically not created)
   Option to specify the properties for the cladding panels
   Option to specify the cladding height (only used if option 1 is set to "No")
   Option to specify an offset from the bottom of the panel
   Option to specify the cladding layer class

Insulation.

Property Description
   Option to create the insulation or not
   Option to specify if the insulation is full depth or not, if full depth the insulation uses the panel height value, if not full depth then the insulation uses the specified value (Option 3)
   Option to specify the insulation height
   Option to specify the insulation class
   Option to specify the properties for the insulation

Bracing.

Property Description
   Option to create the bracing or not
   Option to specify the bracing class
   Option to specify the distance from the bottom edge of the panel to the first brace
   Option to specify the distance between the bracing
   Option to specify the general properties for the bracing
   Option to specify the distance from the bottom edge of the panel to the first hole
   Option to specify the distance between the stud holes
   Option to select the connection between the studs and the bracings
   Option to select the connection attribute

Customizing The Main_Panel

Open the Main_Panel using the custom component editortool that is used for modifying component that is created by a custom component, and for creating dependencies between component objects and other model objects


 

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