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Built-up Box Column

Last updated July 10, 2018 by Developer TIN Structures.developer.in@trimble.com

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Built-up Box Column

The 'Built-up Box Beam' plug-incomponent that is developed using Tekla Open API

Plug-in is a .dll file and loaded inside Tekla Structures process.

Plug-ins can be started from the applications and components catalog.

allows user to create the built up box column from plates / sections.

How to Locate

Installers are available at Built-up Members
After installation, the ‘Built-up Box Column’ plugin is available in 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.

group 'Builtup Members'.

Usage

Click the highlighted icon in the above tool bar. The user has to pick the start point and end point and the built up box beam will be created.

Plug-in Dialog box

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

Available Section Types
Cross-Section Types Description
  Boxed Section from plates
  Boxed C Section with top and bottom plates
  Back to Back C Sections with top and bottom plates
  H Section from plates
  Double I Section with top and bottom plates

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 display.

Parameters - Boxed Section from plates

 

 

Vertical Symmetrical
Available Options Decsription
  Different thickness for top and bottom plates
  Same thickness for top and bottom plates

Horizontal Symmetrical
Available Options Decription
  Different thickness for left and right side plates
  Same thickness for left and right side plates

Parts - Boxed Section from plates

 

 

Parameters - Boxed C Section with top and bottom plates

 

 

Vertical Symmetrical
Available Options Decsription
  Different thickness for top and bottom plates
  Same thickness for top and bottom plates

 

Horizontal Symmetrical
Available Options Decription
  Different thickness for left and right side plates
  Same thickness for left and right side plates
Cover Options
Available options Description
  Top and bottom cover plates
  Only top cover plate
  Ony bottom cover plate
  No cover plates

 

Parts - Boxed C Section with top and bottom plates

 

 

Parameters - Back to Back C Sections with top and bottom plates

 
 

Vertical Symmetrical
Available Options Decsription
  Different thickness for top and bottom plates
  Same thickness for top and bottom plates
Horizontal Symmetrical
Available options Decsription
  Different thickness for left and right side plates
  Same thickness for left and right side plates
Cover Options
Available options Description
  Top and bottom cover plates
  Only top cover plate
  Ony bottom cover plate
  No cover plates

Parts - Back to Back C Sections with top and bottom plates

 

Parameters - H Section from plates

 

 

Vertical Symmetrical
Available Options Decsription
  Different thickness for top and bottom plates
  Same thickness for top and bottom plates

 

Horizontal Symmetrical
Available Options Decription
  Different thickness for left and right side plates
  Same thickness for left and right side plates

 

Parts - H Section from plates

 

Parameters - Double I Section with top and bottom plates

 

Vertical Symmetrical
Available Options Decsription
  Different thickness for top and bottom plates
  Same thickness for top and bottom plates
Horizontal Symmetrical
Available Options Decription
  Different thickness for left and right side plates
  Same thickness for left and right side plates
Cover Options
Available options Description
  Top and bottom cover plates
  Only top cover plate
  Ony bottom cover plate
  No cover plates

Parts - Double I Section with top and bottom plates

  

Position

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

Weld

  

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

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