Concrete Estimator

Last updated October 7, 2019 by Developer TIN

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Concrete Estimator

1. Purpose and description
This package installs Concrete Estimation tool which generates estimation from the Tekla Structures Model as per Indian Standard (IS1200) Estimation contains Concrete Volume , Formwork Area, (calculations as per IS1200) , Rebar weight and rebar coupler quantity (as avaialble in the model). Phase wise excel report can be extracted for estimation. 

2. System requirements
Environments: India
Languages: ENGLISH

3. Installation
To install the 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

Download and run .tsep file which is available in the Applications category (or as a search) of Tekla Warehouseservice for collaboration and for storing and sharing Tekla Structures content

In Tekla Warehouse the content items are stored in collections. Tekla Warehouse includes the Tekla Warehouse Service and the Tekla Warehouse web site.

Tekla Warehouse is one of the Tekla online services.

Have Tekla Structures closed during installation.
Reopen Tekla Structures once installation is complete.

4. Usage
To use the application:

Start Tekla Structures with below settings. 
Use role as Concrete Estimator to use this tool. 


Set Estimation attributes for model objects in their UDAs. Only those objects were used for estimation where these attributes are set. 
Use 'Estimation Parameters' tab in User Defined attributes.
Below object types are supported. 

Beams - Rectangular, other (for other than rectangular shapes)
Columns - Rectangular, Circular, other (for other than rectangular or circular shapes)
Foundation - Rectangular, Trapezoidal, Raft (for any other shape foundation)
Couplers (connecting same dia bars)
RC couplers connecting different dia bars (need to set specific 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.

inside coupler)
Staircase, Ramp

Set phases for export using phase managertool that is used for assigning model objects to phases

The phase content can be viewed and modified in the phase manager.

The phase manager can be used to lock and unlock model objects.

See object lock.


Run Concrete Estimator from cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.


Generating Quanitities 

Select the phase you want to generate quantities for, from the dropdown. Click on + (plus) button to generate quantities for selected phase.  


View Quantities 

Then select object typedescription of a group of objects that share common characteristics

The objects are grouped based on different characteristics in models and in drawings. Examples of model object types are beams and rebar sets. Examples of drawing object types are parts and marks.

from Object's list on right side to view quantities. Click on summary button to see summary of concrete quantities.


Updating / Removing quantities   

You can then select another phase and click on + (plus) button to generate quantities for that phase. When you select the phase which quantities you have already generated they will be loaded (as calculated last time, model may be different) you can click - (minus) button to delete quantities for selected phase from estimation database. Click on + (plus) button again to update quantities for selected phase. 

Exporting Quantities 

Click on Export button to export consolidated excel workbook with all quanities of selected phase. 


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