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Detailing manager

Last updated August 24, 2016 by Precast Extensions tekla.extensions-precast@trimble.com

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Detailing manager

Detailing manager is a component that can be used to apply typical components for detailing any structure. With Detailing manager you can apply multiple components with one click to detail the structure of the entire model.

You can define multiple rules for detailing. Use selection filters to control what kind of detailing and which settings should be applied in different situations. You have three options:

  • Use Detailing manager to have a part as input when the cast unit is examined and detailed by set rules.
  • Use a cast unit as input.
  • Use components as input, for example, tools such as Floor layout or Wallplate that represents a structure such as a wall or roof panel

    In Tekla Structures, a panel is created by picking two or more points.

    In cast-in-place concrete the term wall refers to a concept similar to panel.

    where the same tool creates multiple cast units.

Figure 1. Example of Detailing manager. Here you can see that Wall panel reinforcement is created to the outside shell of the cast unit because it has classpart property that groups parts according to identifiers given by the user

The identifiers of classes are usually numbers. Classes can be used for defining the color of parts in the model, for example. Class does not influence the numbering of model objects.

4 and there is a selection filterfilter used for defining which object types can be selected

Selection filter chooses model objects according to object properties.

Selection filters can be standard or user-defined.

For example, selection filters can be used to select parts for drawings or analysis.

for objects with class 4.

Figure 2. Example of the Detailing manager user interface.

Property Description
Rules are used for defining detailing settings. The maximum number of rules is 10. You can add and delete rules. You can rename the rule by right-clicking the tab.
Open the component catalog to select the component you want to insert for detailing the structure.
Name of the saved attribute file for a component. If no file name is given, the standard file is used.
Component input
Define the creation method of the selected component.
  1. Part: When inserting from the component catalog, only select the part to which you are creating the component.
  2. Part + one point: When inserting from the component catalog, select the part and one additional point from the object. With this option, Detailing manager uses the center of objects extrema as that point. Also use this setting with custom component details.
  3. Part + two points: When inserting from the component catalog, select the part and two additional points from the object. With this option, Detailing manager uses the start and end point of that part as insertion points.
Here you choose which parts inside the selected cast unit or component get the selected component. The selection filters are listed in the filter list. You can create new selection filters by following this link. You can use five selection filters if you want to create an intersection of filters.
Create on selected objects
Detailing manager is created to selected parts, cast units or components. The rule settings that are currently set are used (not applied values).
Create as
  1. Detailing manager plugin: Components are inserted as the Detailing manager plugin and not as separate components. This setting is good if you have used such filters that you desire to remain active if there are changes in the father object. Also, this setting is preferred if you use a component as input.
  2. Separate components: With this setting, the inserted components do not have any connection to Detailing manager.

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