Built-up Angles (Custom Part)

Last updated September 4, 2018 by Tekla Extensions Global tekla.extensions-global@trimble.com

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Built-up Angles (Custom Part)

The Built-up Angles custom partcomponent for creating a part that cannot be created by using any existing part command or part profile

Typically, custom parts are used to create parts that have a complex composition. For example, castellated beams and sandwich panels are often created as custom parts.

allows user to create the built up angle beam along with spacer plates.

How to Locate

Installers are available at Built-up Custom Parts
After installation, the ‘Built-up Angle’ custom part is available in the component catalogcatalog that contains all system components and custom components, and the macros and applications

group 'Built-up Custom Parts'.


The user has to pick the start point and end point and the built up angle beam will be created.

Custom Part Dialog box

This plug-in dialog box contains following tabs.
• Parameters
• Parts
• Weld
• Bolts
• Position



The following section types which can be created along with angles and spacer plates are.

Available Types Description
   Back to Back Angle
   Start Angle
Leg Options
Avaialble Options Description
   Vertical long leg option
   Horizontal long leg option
Batten Symmetricity
Available Options Description
   Non symmetrical batten plates
   Symmetrical batten plates
Batten Options
Available Options Description
   Horizontal and vertical batten plates are created alternatively.
   Only horizontal batten plates are created.
   Only vertical batten plates are created.
   No batten plates are created.


Start Batten Plate Option
   Vertical batten plate is created at start
   Horizonal batten plate is created at start

Parameters - Plate Prefix

All available plate(1) part that represents a flat structure

(1) In some contexts, for example in analysis, the term plate object may be used to refer to plates.

(2) plate that represents a steel structure

(2) Plate is mainly used as a connection piece or as a floor plate.

profile prefixes is displayed to opt. If default option is opted then prefix is read from Menu -> Settings -> Options -> Components -> Profile Names -> Plate.


You can enter part properties in this tab page. Numberingprocess of assigning position numbers to parts, cast units, assemblies, or reinforcement

In Tekla Structures, the position numbers assigned in the numbering are shown in marks and templates, for example.

properties and Name can be entered for all parts seperately. You have an option to enter same values for Material / Finish / 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.

or different values by selecting Same /  different from dropdown at top. 

You can also provide Assembly User defined attributes from this page. 


On Plane: Options Middle, Right and Left
Rotation: Top, Front, Back and Below
At Depth: Middle, Front and Behind

Option is avaialble to adjust boundry center by selecting 'Yes' from dropdown. 




Bolt centers – Along Brace
These values are distance list and each distance represents bolt centers for each batten plate in the order of creation. Please note that bolt centers within single batten plate is same. Based on bolt centers, the number of bolts are calculated based on batten plate width.

Bolt centers – Across Brace
The gauge details can be entered manually or else you can select automatically based on standard gauges.

* Standard Gauge details text file located in below path, hence you can modify the Gauge details as per your need.

Additional Information
When we change the type, then we have to modify twice to get proper assembly UDA’s.

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