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Built-up Box Column (Custom Part)

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

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Built-up Box Column (Custom Part)

The 'Built-up Box Beam' 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 box beam from 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.

/ sections.

How to Locate

Installers are available at Built-up Custom Parts
After installation, the ‘Built-up Box Column’ custom part 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 Custom Parts'.

Usage

Click the highlighted icon from 'Application & components' cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

. The user has to pick one point and the built up box column will be created.

Custom Part Dialog box

This 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.

dialog box contains following tabs.
• Parameters
• Additional Cover
• Web Plates
• Parts
• Weld
• Position

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
Box angles with covers
Double channel box with covers

Parameters - Plate Prefix

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

Boxed Section from plates

Parameters

Vertical Symmetrical

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

Horizontal Symmetrical

 
Available Options Decription
  Horizontally non-symmetrical
  Horizontally symmetrical

Parts - Boxed Section from plates

There is a provision to update assembly user defined attributes (UDAobject property created by the user in order to widen the range of predefined object properties

User-defined attributes are used when the predefined object properties are not sufficient but more properties are needed. For example, comment, locked, and erection status are user-defined attributes.

) and it can be used for variour purposes such as filter, report, etc.

Weld - Boxed Section from plates


Boxed C Section with top and bottom plates

Parameters

Vertical Symmetrical

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

 

Horizontal Symmetrical

Available Options Decsription
Horizontally non-symmetrical
Horizontally symmetrical

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

There is a provision to update assembly user defined attributes (UDA) and it can be used for variour purposes such as filter, report, etc.

Weld - Boxed C Section with top and bottom plates


Back to Back C Sections with top and bottom plates

Parameters

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


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


 

H Section from plates

Parameters

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

Additional Cover - H Section from plates

Parts - H Section from plates


Weld - H Section from plates

Double I Section with top and bottom plates

Parameters


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

 

Weld - Double I Section with top and bottom plates


 

Box Angles with cover plates

Parameters

Parts - Box Angles with cover plates

Weld - Box Angles with cover plates


 

Double C Box section

Parameters

Vertical Symmetrical
 

Available Options Description
Different thickness for top and bottom plates
Same thickness for top and bottom plates

Horizontal Symmetrical
 

Available Options Description
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
Only bottom cover plate
No cover plates

Parts - Double C Box section

Weld - Double C Box section

Web Plates

This web plates options are available for the main web section as 'C' or 'I' sections.


Position

 
 

Adjust to boundary center

This combo is used to adjust the overall solid center to the picked point or not. Ex: used from star profile for understanding purpose.

Option Output
Adjust Solid : No
Plane: Middle
Depth: Middle
Adjust Solid : Yes
Plane: Middle
Depth: Middle
Adjust Solid : No
Plane: Middle
Depth: Behind
Adjust Solid : Yes
Plane: Middle
Depth: Behind

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