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Bricks on wall

Last updated October 17, 2019 by Petr Klesnil petr.klesnil@construsoft.cz

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Bricks on wall

Usage:

Adding bricks and/or a surface (brick pattern) on a input partpart that exists in a model and that the user selects when creating a component

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Examples

 

 

Picking order:

 

  1. Select the wallplate that represents a structure such as a wall or roof panel

    In Tekla Structures, a panel is created by picking two or more points.

    In cast-in-place concrete the term wall refers to a concept similar to panel.

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Tab

Description

See also

Picture

Defines the shape, the position and a possible offset of the bricks and/or the surface on the wall.

Picture

Top layer

Defines the dimensions of the bricks in the top layer. Also defines the brick pattern and the properties of the surface treatment.

Top layer

Bottom layer

Defines the dimensions of the bricks in the bottom layer. Also defines the brick pattern and the properties of the surface treatment.

Bottom layer

Soldier layers doors

Defines the soldier layer and the used pattern for doors.

Soldier layers doors

Soldier layers windows

Defines the soldier layer and the used pattern for windows.

Soldier layers windows

Soldier settings

Defines the soldier settings for the soldier layers.

Soldier settings

 

 

Tab Picture

 

 

Option

Description

Create

Defines the objects to be created. The options are:

Surface and brick

 

Bricks in edges

 

Surface

 

All bricks

 

Surface objects

 

 

Cut out bricks from surface

Defines whether bricks should be cut out from the surface. The options are:

Yes

 

No

 

Add bricks to wall

Defines whether bricks should be added to the main input part's cast unit. The options are:

Notice: Once are parts added in an assembly then those parts usually stick with that assembly, even if option No is selected.

Yes

The toolbar Selection is set to Select assemblies to visualize this option:

 

 

No

Bricks rotation angle

Defines the rotation angle of bricks:

 

Filter on selected object

Use the option Filter on selected objects combined with a selection filter to define which objects are used. For example the “wall_filter” to only run this plugin for walls:

 

 

Option

Description

Defines the offset of the bricks/surface treatment regarding to the input part edges.

Defines the offset of the bricks/surface treatment regarding to the doors and/or windows in the wall.

Defines the plane in depth (option B) which is used for examination of input part shape. The origin for this plane can be calculated from the front side (option A1), back side (option A2) or from the middle (A3) of the wall. The options are:

 

Example

Defines the side of the wall on which the bricks and/or surface should be positioned. The options are:

 

 

Defines the position of the individual bricks on the edges of the recess(es).

This option creates only one complete brick on front left corner of the input part as reference brick for brick handling machines.

 

This option creates only one complete brick on every edge of wall shape and openings.

 
This option creates one brick on every edge of wall shape and openings.

 

This option manage which edge should have edge brick.

   

Combo box on the bottom manages if bricks should be created on the edges which are not on the shape extremes.

Values: 

  • Every edge - every brick is created 

   

  • Bounding box - only bricks that lays on bounding box are created 

   

  • Shape extremes -only bricks that lays on shape extremes are created

   

Defines the offset between the wall and the bricks.

 

Tab Top layer

 

 

Option

Description

Material

Defines the material of the bricks.

Name of Bricks

Defines the name of the bricks.

Name of Corner bricks

Defines the name of the corner bricks.

 

Because of the L-shape, corner bricks cannot be handled by the machine and, hence, need to somehow be filtered out. Use this value field to specify the name of corner bricks.

 

 

Option

Description

Defines the dimensions of the bricks in the top layer.

 

 

Defines whether regular bricks or corner bricks are used and defines the dimensions of the bricks on the edge of the pattern on the left side. The options in the list box are:

 

 

Defines the width of the bricks.

 

Defines the length of the bricks.

 

Defines whether regular bricks or corner bricks are used and defines the dimensions of the bricks on the edge of the pattern on the right side. The options in the list box are:

 

Defines the dimensions of the mortar and the position of the half brick in the pattern.

 

The options in the list box are:

 

This option does not create any pattern:

 

The position of the half brick in the pattern can be defined by entering the value in the associated field:

 

 

 

 

The position of the half brick in the pattern can be defined by entering the value in the associated field:

 

 

 

 

The position of the half brick in the pattern can be defined by entering the value in the associated field:

 

 

 

 

If the option Create is set to All bricks on the tab Main:

also the following two options are available in the list box

to define more detailed dimensions for the bricks:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Options adjust, exact and target defines how is calculated mortar width:

Exact

  • Mortar width is created exact according to a dialog

  • Residual brick can be created with length on interval (0; standard brick length + mortar width]

  • Mortar width is same for entire wall

    Recommendation: For easy discovering bricks with atypical size use advanced class setting.

    Examples:

Adjust

  • Mortar width is slightly adjusted in cases when remaining gap is too small

  • Residual brick can be created with length on interval (0; standard brick length)

  • Mortar width is same for entire wall

    Recommendation: For easy discovering bricks with atypical size use advanced class setting.

    Examples:

    In this case residual brick would be bigger then 200, therefore mortar width is adjusted.

Target

  • Mortar width can be adjusted according to a situation

  • Residual brick is not created at all

  • Mortar width can be different for odd and even row

    Example:

     

Defines the pattern properties of the bricks of the surface treatment in the top layer.

Name

Defines the name of the bricks.

Surface treatment name

Defines the name of the surface treatment. The options are:

Tile color

Defines the color of the tiles. You can use any value between 0 and 255 for the shade “red” (Option A in the picture below):

Mortar color

Defines the color of the mortar. You can use RGB values for this color. Click here to find suitable colors in the Color card.

Examples

 

Color

RAL code

RGB value

Example

Black

RAL9005

003 005 010

Brown

RAL 8011

071 038 028

Gray

RAL 7040

158 163 176

 

Calculate Surface bricks

Defines whether the bricks are calculated or not. The options are:

Example

The option is set to Yes:

 

Number of bricks:

= 20

= 8

= 8

Total = 36 bricks.

Inquire panel:

You can use the number of bricks in templates and reports:

Define a reference pointpoint that Tekla Structures creates when the user creates a model object, the point being visualized as a handle

The reference points follow the model object if it is moved. They are only deleted if the related model object is deleted.

Reference points can be selected as snap points in a snap switch.

for the 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.

. The options are:

By dialog values

The surface treatment is positioned on base of the settings in Bricks in Top Layer and Advanced brick lengths :

 

 

By picked points

You can position the surface treatments of several walls by a picked point. This is applicable to multiple walls in line where you want to continue the bricks in the pattern (the surface):

 

Result

Classpart property that groups parts according to identifiers given by the user

The identifiers of classes are usually numbers. Classes can be used for defining the color of parts in the model, for example. Class does not influence the numbering of model objects.

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defines the color of the bricks.

For options "All bricks" and "Surface objects" exist possibility to set different classes according to bricks geometry.

Button on picture above activate dialog with settings.

Result:

In case that Bricks on wall property mortar width is set on exact option and pattern is set on any complex pattern can be created residual brick with surface area bigger than surface area of standard brick.

Complex patterns:


 

  

Defines that it bricks will be created with only full or partial size defined in the dialog.
This option is available only for "All bricks" and "Surface objects".

 

Tab Bottom layer

 

 

Option

Description

Defines the dimensions of the bricks in the bottom layer.

 

 

 

Defines whether regular bricks or corner bricks are used and defines the dimensions of the bricks on the edge of the pattern on the left side. The options in the list box are:

 

 

Defines the width of the bricks.

 

Defines the length of the bricks.

 

Defines whether regular bricks or corner bricks are used and defines the dimensions of the bricks on the edge of the pattern on the right side. The options in the list box are:

 

 

Defines the dimensions of the mortar and the position of the half brick in the pattern.

 

The options in the list box are:

This option does not create any pattern:

 

The position of the half brick in the pattern can be defined by entering the value in the associated field:

 

 

 

 

The position of the half brick in the pattern can be defined by entering the value in the associated field:

 

 

 

 

The position of the half brick in the pattern can be defined by entering the value in the associated field:

 

 

 

 

Defines the height of the bottom layer (A).

Example

Brick height (B) * number of bricks: 50 * 8= 400.

Mortar height (C) * number of mortar: 10 * 7 = 70.

Total height of the bottom layer (A): 400 + 70 = 470.

 

Defines the pattern properties of the bricks of the surface treatment in the bottom layer.

Name

Defines the name of the bricks.

Surface treatment name

Defines the name of the surface treatment. The options are:

Tile color

Defines the color of the tiles. You can use any value between 0 and 255 for the shade “red” (Option A in the picture below):

 

Mortar color

Defines the color of the mortar. You can use RGB values for this color. Click here to find suitable colors in the Color card.

Examples

Color

RAL code

RGB value

Example

Black

RAL9005

003 005 010

Brown

RAL 8011

071 038 028

Gray

RAL 7040

158 163 176

 

Calculate Surface bricks

Defines whether the bricks are calculated or not. The options are:

Example

The option is set to Yes:

Number of bricks:

= 20

= 8

= 8

Total = 36 bricks.

Inquire panel:

You can use the number of bricks in templates and reports:

Class - defines the color of the bricks.

For options "All bricks" and "Surface objects" exist possibility to set different classes according to bricks geometry.

Button on picture above activate dialog with settings.

Result:

In case that Bricks on wall property mortar width is set on exact option and pattern is set on any complex pattern can be created residual brick with surface area bigger than surface area of standard brick.

Complex patterns:


 

Defines that it bricks will be created with only full or partial size defined in the dialog.
This option is available only for "All bricks" and "Surface objects".

 

Tab Soldier layers doors

On this tab page is needed to set soldier pattern and one of nine soldier setting from soldier settings tab page.

 

 

Option

Description

Defines the type of the soldier layers at the doors. You can define the height (H) of the soldier layer in tab Soldier settings:

 

 

The options in the list box are:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tab Soldier layers windows

On this tab page is needed to set soldier pattern and one of nine soldier setting from soldier settings tab page.

 

 

Option

Description

Define the type of the soldier layers at the windows. You can define the height of the soldier layer in tab Soldier settings:

 

 

For the options in the list box, see option in tab Soldier layers doors.

 

Tab Soldier settings

 

 

Option

Description

Setting number

Defines the setting number that is used in the tabs Soldier layer doors and Soldier layer windows.

Tabs Soldier layer doors / Tab Soldier settings.

Soldier layer windows.

H is defined by

Defines how the height of the soldier layer is calculated. The options are:

 

For examples, see option in tab Soldier layers doors.

 

Value

This value defines the height or the number of horizontal bricks of the soldier layer. It is parameter H in Soldier layer doors and Soldier layer windows tab pages.

Soldier brick class

Defines the class (color) of the soldier layer.

 

 

 

The options are:

 

Value

Class

Value

Class

0

8

1

9

2

10

3

11

4

12

5

13

6

14

7

 

Brick name

Defines the name of the bricks of the soldier layer(s).

Minimum mortar width

Defines the value for the minimum width of the mortar in the soldier layer(s).

 

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