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Clip Off Cut

Last updated July 15, 2019 by Developer TIN Structures.developer.in@trimble.com

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Clip Off Cut

Use Clip off Cut to cut an 'L' section flange at an angle by picking a point on the flage which needs to cut. This type of cut used widely in Transmission Tower detailing to remove unwanted flange projection.

How to locate

The installers are available at Transmission Tower Collection. After installing, Clip off Cut come under Transmission Tower Collection in the Applications & components. Or else search for Clip off Cut in Applicationpart of Tekla Structures functionality that is developed in order to extend the capability of Tekla Structures but that is not included in the Tekla Structures installation

& components. Icon for Clip off Cut as shown below.
 

Usage

Input for this extension:

A member ('L' section) and a point. Clicking on the icon ask to pick member and then a point. Point can be anywhere at the flange which needs to be cut. It create a cut at angle.

Clip Off Cut Dialog

 

Default heel offset is flange thickness.
Defaut cut angle is 45 degee.

Sample Output

Pick Member (1 in picture), Pick Point (2 in picture). Cut create with values in dialog.
 

Direct Manipulation Features

The Clip Off Cut tool is equipped with direct manipulation features. This get enabled by activating the following 'Direct Modificationfunction that activates the mode where the model objects can be modified by using handles

Direct modification enables additional handles and modification options.

(D)' switch.

 
Contextual Toolbar:

Contextual toolbarfloating toolbar that contains commands for modifying the most common object properties

The user can customize the contextual toolbar.

The term mini toolbar is used in Tekla Structures until version 21.1.

is a mini toolbar which gets opened once click on component in 'Select Components' and click on cubic button as shown below. Please make sure that the Direct Modification (D) switch is active. This enable user to change frequently used attributes very ease with out opening extension dialog.
 

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