Hello!

Did you know that logged in users can see a lot more content?

Curved beam

Last updated September 27, 2016 by Steel Extensions tekla.extensions-steel@trimble.com

Software version: 
Not version-specific
Environment: 
Not environment-specific

Curved beam

Contents

 

Purpose and description
System requirements
Installing Curved beam
Using Curved beam
Application properties
Application buttons
Additional information
 

Purpose and description

Use Curved beambeam that follows the form of an arc

Steel curved beams can be created by picking three points, where a point between the start point and the end point defines the arc. Both steel and concrete curved beams can be created by adjusting radius in beam properties or by using polybeams.

component to create curved beams in the same manner as the two-point curved beam command, but with the end result of a poly-beam.

System requirements

Tekla Structures version: Not version specific
Environments: All

Installing Curved beam

To install the extension:

  1. Download the Curved beam installer package from Tekla Warehouse. For more information see Downloading an application from Tekla Warehouse.
  2. Install the file package.

Using Curved beam

To use the application:

  1. Open a Tekla model.
  2. Click the Applications & components button  in the side pane to open the Applications & components cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

    For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

    .
  3. Search for Curved beam and then double-click to open it.
  4. The Curved beam dialog window will open.

  1. Select a profile.

Note: If you click the Create button before selecting a profile, the following message will appear: Please select a valid profile.

  1. Select a material.

Note: If you click the Create button before selecting a material, the following message will appear: Please select a valid material.

  1. Select a radius.

Note: If you click the Create button before entering a value in the radius field, the following message will appear: Radius is too small.
Note: If the mid-distance between the first and second picked points is smaller than the radius, the following message will appear: Radius is too small.

  1. Click the Create button.
  2. Pick first point.

  1. Pick second point.

  1. The curved beam is automatically created when you pick the second point.

Application properties

  1. Attributes tab

    1. Numbering series

      Field Description
      Part prefix and start number Define the part mark series of a beam.
      Assembly prefix and start number Define the assembly mark series of the beam.
    2. Attributes

      Field Description Default
      Name Define the name of the beam. No name
      Profile Select the profile of a beam from the profile library. No profile
      Material Select the material of a beam from the material library. No material
      Finish Define the finish type. No finish
      Class Define the class number for the beam. 0
      User-defined attributes Define the user-defined properties of a beam.  
  2. Position tab

    1. Position

      Field Description Default
      On plane Define the position of the beam on the work plane.
      The options are:
      • Middle
      • Left
      • Right
      Middle
      Define the value of the position. 0 mm
      Rotation Define how much the beam is rotated around its axis on the work plane.
      The options are:
      • Front
      • Top
      • Back
      • Below
      Front
      Define the angle of the rotation. 0 deg
      At depth Define the position of the beam, in terms of depth perpendicular to the work plane.
      The options are:
      • Middle
      • Front
      • Behind
      Middle
      Define the value of the position. 0 mm
    1. Curved beam

      Field Description Default
      Radius Define the plane of curvature and radius of a curved beam.
      The options are:
      • XZ plane
      • XY plane
      XZ plane
      Define the value of the radius. 0 mm

Application buttons

Property Description
Create Use to create a new beam using the properties from the dialog box.
Modify Use to modify the selected curved beam using the properties from the dialog box.
This button works only for beams that have the following characteristics:
  • is a poly-beam;
  • has 3 points;
  • the middle point is set at the chamfer type arc.
Get Use to fill the dialog box with the properties of the selected beam.
This button works only for beams that have the following characteristics:
  • is a poly-beam;
  • has 3 points;
  • the middle point is set at the chamfer type arc.
Cancel Use to exit the program.

Additional information

  • If the user wants to get or to modify the properties of a normal beam the following message will appear: The next objects are not curved beams: ID1, ID2…..
  • The rotation value in the regular beam dialog will not always be the same as the rotation value in the curved beam tool dialog, but that the curved beam tool rotation is correct.

Quick feedback

The feedback you give here is not visible to other users. We use your comments to improve our documentation.
We use this to prevent automated spam submissions.
Content rating: 
No votes yet