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X Bracing


Software version: 20.0 - 2019

Last updated February 12, 2019 by Steel Extensions tekla.extensions-steel@trimble.com

Environment: 
Not environment-specific

X Bracing

Contents

Purpose and description
System Requirements
Using the X Bracing
X Bracing settings
Additional information

Purpose and description

A component to easily and quickly add X bracing to a transmission tower.

System requirements

Tekla Structures.

Using The K Bracing

To use the component:

  1. From the component catalogcatalog that contains all system components and custom components, and the macros and applications

    The term component catalog is used in Tekla Structures until version 21.1.

    select the K_Bracing component.


  1. Select the parts in the model (2 No.)



  1. Select the input points



X Bracing settings

Parameters Tab




Property Description
Options to specify the bracing spacing dimensions.
 
All dimensions are along the leg.
The Leg Gauge Line dimensions of the profiles are read automatically from the GaugeLines.dat file (in the model, firm or system folder).
These can be over written by the user if necessary.
Option to create the bracing groups.
If more than 5 groups are needed, then add another component in the model.
Options to offset the brace ends along the legs.
 Offset  Option to offset the bracing from the leg face.
Option to show additional construction lines in the model on the Gauge line of the legs.


Diagonals Tab




Property Description
The Bracing Gauge Line dimensions of the profiles are read automatically from the GaugeLines.dat file (in the model, firm or system folder).
These can be over written by the user if necessary.
Option to specify the bracing profile.
The component is expecting equal L profiles and will not give the correct results with unequal profiles or other profile shapes.


Horizontal Tab




Property Description
Option to specify the type and orientation of horizontal brace.
The component is expecting an equal L profile or a U profile, any other profile with give incorrect results.
Option to specify the bracing profile.
The component is expecting equal L profiles and will not give the correct results with unequal profiles or other profile shapes.
The Option to specify a U profile is inactive until the U option is selected (see above)


OffsetTab




Option to offset the bracings allong the horizontal brace.



Additional information

  • The conponent only has the option for 5 groups of bracing, the first group is always created.
  • The Component direction must be set according to the directions shown in the dialog before applying

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