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Edge preparation details

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

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

Edge preparation details

Contents

 

Purpose and description
System requirements
Installing Edge preparation details
Using Edge preparation details
Application properties
Application buttons
Additional information

Purpose and description

Use Edge preparation details component to create automatic section views and chamfer dimensions for parts containing edge chamfer.

System requirements

Tekla Structures version: Not version specific
Environments:   All

Installing Edge preparation details

To install the extension:

  1. Download the Edge preparation details installer package from Tekla Warehouse. For more information see Downloading an application from Tekla Warehouse.
  2. Install the file package.

Using Edge preparation details

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 Edge prerparation details and then double-click to open it.
  4. The Edge preparation details dialog window will open.

  1. In Tekla Structures open a single part drawing.
  2. Make the desired modifications then click the Create button.
  3. The application window will ask you to select a view.

  1. The dialog shows a progress bar indicating the creation progress.

Note: If you want to create the dimensions on another view, you can click the Cancel to stop and the creation of dimensions will be stooped

  1. The dimensions and section viewdrawing view that shows a selected area as a cross section

    A section view can be created of the parts in a drawing view. A section view can be created manually or automatically.

    are created.

Application properties

  1. Creation options

    Field Description Default
    Create edge preparation details for Define for which drawing to create edge preparation details.
    The options are:
    • Opened drawing;
    • Drawings form drawing list.
    Opened drawing
  1. Attributes

    Field Description Default
    Section mark attributes Define the section mark attributes.
    The options vary from environment to environment.
    standard
    View properties attributes Define the view properties attributes.
    The options vary from environment to environment.
    standard
  2. Objects to ignore


    Field Description Default
    Define the depth of the view relative to the center of view. 1
    Define the relative size along the right and left side to the center of the view. 50
  3. Advanced options

    Field Description Default
    Create linear dimensions Define the linear dimension attribute.
    The options vary from environment to environment.
    Note: To use one of the option listed above, check the check-box at the right of the label.
    standard
    Create angular dimensions Define the angular dimension attribute.
    The options vary from environment to environment.
    Note: To use one of the option listed above, check the check-box at the right of the label.
    standard
    Angular dimension position Define the angular dimension position.
    The options are:
    • Along plate normal                               
    • Along angle cut                                    
    Along plate normal
    Section cut direction Define the section cut direction.
    The options are:
    • Auto;
    • Clockwise;
    • CounterClockwise;

    Next images show the results for the options:

    • Clockwise
    • ConterClockwise
     
    Auto - Depends on the section position:
    • for horizontal sections the cut direction will be up;
    • for vertical sections the cut direction will be right
    Section view rotation Define the section view rotation.
    The options are:
    • None;
    • Top;
    • Bottom;
    • Left;
    • Right.

    Next images show the results for the options:

    • Top                                                
    • Left                                                
    None

Application buttons

Field Description
Create After making all the desired modifications and selecting the view, click the Create button to create the dimensions and section views.
This button becomes inactive during the creation of the dimensions and section views.
Close Use to exit the program.
The button changes to Cancel during the creation of the dimensions and section views

Additional information

  • If Tekla Structures is not open the user will get the following message: 'Please open Tekla Structures and a model!'

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